First Mom and Dad went to Pittsburgh, because my Oldest Sister was wearing a funny suit at Chatham University. Mom says she got her Master's in OT, but she isn't really finished till she finishes her field work in a couple of weeks. Not sure what field work means (or OT either, actually), but I'm guessing it has something to do with hay.
While they were there, they were happy to meet Emily Eckel, who makes dolls and buttons, and lots of other things. She is also one of my sister's professors.
Apparently Chatham is a very beautiful campus, so they spent some time looking at the fancy buildings.
The room below was once an indoor swimming pool.
They walked the meditation labyrinth on campus. I prefer to meditate while meat-loafed in the sun.
They spent time watching the wildlife. Mom says it's where Rachel Carson went to school. She wrote "Silent Spring", a book that is very important to us non-human beings.
Mom told me that the Mom and Dad Ducks were nearby, so these guys weren't alone. There was also an Uncle, and then a Stranger Drake that the Duck Mom chased away.
Most importantly, they saw some of my distant relatives.
They also spent some time enjoying the beautiful, busy neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Mom likes to sit at the outdoor tables and people watch. They had fun visiting Pittsburgh. They should take me next time. I'd be a hit at the cafes.
Then, Mom came home the long way, and spent some time at her Mom and Dad's house. Meanwhile, the Curly One and I were at home, emptying out her room. She and Mom spent a couple of days painting it bright yellow when Mom got home. That was smelly.
Next, Mom spent some time working in the garden, planting veggies, and weeding. She says the roses are looking very good this year, especially this bush that died way back last year.
The lupines and roses are nice together, or so she tells me.
And apparently, rhododendron goes well with lupine, too.
Mom says she is especially enjoying the poppies this year.
She should be doing more garden work now, but yesterday she tripped over a step. Her head was probably in outer space, like usual. She almost put her head through a glass door, but all she did was mess up her knee that was finally healing from last fall.
That means the Curly One is still taking care of me. Good thing she's a real sweetie.
I love my sisters.
Well, that's it. We are all caught up. I'll make sure Mom stays on the ball from now on. Or, I may have to eat a UFO.