I promised a picture of Da Cats -- designed by Prairie Moon and stitched by me for Harrison's 21st birthday. Here it is -- it was fun to stitch, and really, what could be cooler than a jazz cat with a goatee of sorts? Instead of cross stitching the lettering on the big drum, I shaped DMC wire floss and couched it down. That way, it looks more scripty.
Harrison DID remember this piece from market, and he was THRILLED to open this gift, as you can see by the look on his face. He's excited to put this up in his room at the apartment.
We went out for Thai food, which was delicious -- Graham conservatively went with Thai fried rice, but he said it was very good. I can't believe how old these two are getting (Graham will be 16 in September.)
Harrison's girlfriend, Christiana, made carrot cupcakes for dessert. They were DELICIOUS! She says the trick is to use room-temperature ingredients. She had her own cupcake shop in town for a while called Cirque de Sweet Day.
Just to be silly, we put ALL 21 candles into one cupcake. That one was pretty ruined after a VERY quick singing of "Happy Birthday."
But it was a happy afternoon and evening with two lovely people we only get to see sometimes. We had whiskey sours, watched Mad Men, and played dominoes. If you ask me, that's a pretty tame 21st birthday celebration!
I've also got one little fellow (or fellow-ina?) as of Sunday. When we left the restaurant, my cell phone rang. It was PetSmart. A serviceman from the base here in Hattiesburg called PetSmart on his way back to town from New Orleans (about 100 miles from here.) He had found a newborn kitten and didn't know what to do with it. The shelters were all closed, and he couldn't keep it with his job, but he didn't want it to die.
So....PetSmart called me, of course, and well, here you go. This little one does not have a name yet, but he/she is TINY (this is a close-up, but picture the face as the size of a quarter.) This kitten is very strong and mobile and doing great with the bottle. What can I do? I'm hopeless!