Thursday, June 5, 2014

From The Home Front

Update on our family news.

Thank you everyone who prayed, my father-in-law is doing better, PTL, and the doctor was satisfied with his progress, which means that my husband is feeling much better, too. On the other hand, the cat is sick, AGAIN. It's the same old story, he got himself into a nasty fight precisely around the day when I had the least amount of attention to spare, and developed inflammation in two places, leading to the most horribly looking (and smelling) wounds one can imagine.

I'd rather not dwell on the amount of money it cost me, but he is doing better though he must wear a special sort of cap so that he isn't able to scratch his wounds (they are on the side of his head), and, of course, isn't allowed outside, which he doesn't like one bit. On the other hand, he has become incredibly fat, now that he has nothing to do but eat and sleep. My husband says if it ever happens again, the cat will be neutered and this time I agree, besides the cost, this time I was really scared, it's a funny friendly animal and I'd hate if anything happened to him.

The weather hasn't been that great, but we had a couple of sunny weekends and visited a Roman fair (you can notice I'm in the Roman mood lately), below are a couple of pictures:

The topic was food so you could taste different  Roman dishes, including desserts and Roman bread. I found a site which has some Roman recipes though it displays so many ads that the recipes are sometimes difficult to read.

Still you can probably find some useful information on Roman kitchen there. I haven't tried any of them yet, but if I do, I'll report on my successes.

Greetings from sunny (at the moment) Holland:)


  1. Glad to hear your FIL is doing better.

    Sorry about your cat. Neutering it makes sense.

    Hey, the Romans are back! Next stop, England? ;)

  2. Well, my FIL will never be 100% healthy again, unfortunately, but he is doing better now, not only physically but also mentally, as for the cat, he is for sale!!! Today he was trying to break the door to go outside:)

    Those Romans have great costumes, don't you think so?:)

  3. Oh yes! :)

    I'm a dog person, but I don't mind petting a cat that jumps in my lap at friends' houses, though. :)

  4. I love dogs, too, but we can't keep them as we have no garden and frankly, there is too much work involved as you have to take them out three times a day in any sort of weather.

    Now with this cat I never had so much trouble before, in fact, he only came home to eat sometimes:) Now I'm stuck with him for at least a week more. And my husband is more a cat person, he kept cats before we met.

    If we ever move to the countryside, we'll get one huge guard dog, but he won't be allowed in the house:)