Yesterday evening I phoned my friend with the sick cat. And the little treasure is still there! After she went on Monday to the vet, she was told that it didn't seem to be in pain. She had another medicine to avoid her throwing up her food and it seems to work. The cat has to deal with kidneys that doen;t work well, that will never improve, but she eats rather well, it stays till now in her stomach. So perhaps she will recover a bit, although it may be slowly, but you can imagine that my friend was relieved, the cat still is with her. She also knows it may not be for a long time anymore(the little thing already is about 19 years old), but as long as she knows that it isn't in pain and feeling better again, and comfortable at home, she still can emjoy the company.
Today it looks not to be so bad outside. It might stay dry all day, and I even see a bit of sunshine. And with also a bit less wind it might be even nice to go out for a moment. I will have to, to get me a few things from the supermarket. Oh, Wednesday we went to the market, although then the weather was not that good. A bit moist, grey, it felt at times if it was raining, but it was just all the moist in the air that gave that impression. Still it was nice to be outside for a while. We didn;t buy too much this time, only some mandarines(good for the vitamines!), some Brussel sprouts( they are in the freezer already), and cheese.
Oh my, how some of our politicians cna be bothered about nothing at all!!! I'll try to explain LOL. Our queen is visiting a few countries in the MiddleEast, one of them Oman. It's an official visit, so she is accompanied by her son, prince Willem Alexander and his wife princess Maxima and a whole bunch of ministers and business people.
At the news, every day they show some of it, and in Oman they visited the big mosque. And now there was big excitement (from one party, the PVV, rather at the right side of the political world, if you know what I mean), who where disturbed by the fact, that our queen and princess where dressed in beautiful long gowns and a scarf around there head. They looked just beautiful in it, but if you visit a mosque it's kind of tradition, and expected, that the women cover there head with a scarf and removed their shoes from their feet.. So our queen and princess adapted to the custom, it's is just a polite and respectfull to do so. But the leader of this party said, it was shocking, because the head cover illustrates the oppression of women in the Islamitic world. I just think he is nuts, so do many other people, still there was a lot of commotion again about it. The more while our queen said in an interview, after being asked the question what she thought of that idea, plainly said"I think that is nonsense". WOW, now that was bold of her LOL! Now the are arguing about this answer, because it might look like a political statement, and it could have consequences in parliament and bla bla bla.
I think, our queen knows very well who to behave herself when on an official visit to any country, and I think she acted well. But I think members of the government have other things to be concerned about, like the big financial crisis that is going on, which involves unemplyment, low prices of houses, almost no economic growth, the possible lowering of the pensions, etc. etc.
And what if you visit a cathedral, e.g. in Italy, Spain, it's also very much appreciated if the women wear decent clothes, and even a lace cloth on their heads. And so there are more examples. But of course, that isn't the same according to that party! Still, they achieve one thing with it. They are again into the publicity, and I think the press and media should ignore those statements and remarks. Don;t react to it, leave it in silence, and don;t bother! I think that would be the best thing to do. And even more childish they state, they don;t have anything against moslims, but the more against the Islamic belief. Well, I am against any believe, just we have to be careful about the extremists, in any belief or any political party. Live and let live is my motto, and try to be kind to another human being, make an effort to understand another way of living and even if you cannot agree with it, you at least can respect another view.
Gosh, this has become a long post, but really, I can be so angry about these things, ROFL!
Let's move on to the freebie! I stumbled upon some pictures of Beatrix Potter on Gutenberg. They are so lovely and sweet and seeing them I thought there might be a nice kit in it. So here you have a kit with some pics of Peter Rabbit, I tried to make it look a bit "older" and hope you can use this kit for some nice projects. I named the kit"A Naughty Rabbit". Have fun with it.
And have a terrific weekend, spend it the way you like and don't bother too much about what other people might think of it! LOL.