Took my nearly 10 year old lab to the vet as she started coughing a week or so ago, and then would not eat. The eating was off and on. The coughing had subsided, but for her not to eat she had to feel bad. Turns out she has and enlarged heart (congestive heart failure) and has lung cancer. I can just barely write about it, let along think about it. She has been my darling since I brought her home at 9 weeks. Just doesn't seem fair that she should have to suffer and that she should have to leave five years short of when she would normally go. We just give her medications to make her comfy, and so far she is feeling better. I hope it continues that way for a long time, but from what I have read from when the coughing starts they generally have about 6 months left. And, of course, there is the cancer which might take her sooner. Sort of takes the jolly out of the season, except that she seems to feel so much better and more like her old self, it is hard to actually accept she is that sick. I do love her so.
So, crochet wise I finished the Raspberry Fool doggie sweater which hopefully will fit my SIL and brother's doggie. It is really cute! I used Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand. Worked up fast, too.
I started working on a pair of wristlets from the Caron International site, and will write and show more in the next couple of days.
I hope your Christmas is peaceful, uneventful, quite, lovely, and white.