Today was a stormy day (hello climate change--we lived here for 19 years without any thunderstorms and now they are becoming frequent). Pilot doesn't like them, Comet and Jessie cat ignore them.
I started a new Christmas counted cross stitch this trip (I brought to Eugene embroidery, knitting, and this counted cross stitch). (Oops).
The eye doctor
I had my annual eye doctor appointment today. My eye doctor is a sort-of friend--she's a woman about my age and we've had some great conversations about small business marketing. I really like her a lot, but it takes FOREVER to have an annual exam for a few reasons. First, she has all kinds of crazy machines that look at your eyes, and that takes a while to collect the data, and for her to analyze it. Second is that we have to have a quick 'catch up on life' and that ads ten minutes or so into the appointment. Third is that the person who orders contacts and glasses is wacky (in a good way) and fun to chat with. Then I went to the grocery to pick up some things that aren't usually available at the Chester's grocery in Pacific City (I'm looking at you, shallots).
And this happened.
Our neighborhood grocery store is part of a chain and is the smallest store in the chain. I'd describe it as a bit more upscale than the Safeway but not as pretentious as Whole Foods. It gets an interesting mix of college students, neighbors that are kind of like me, hippies, and parents visiting students.
And today, in line behind me (and it was basically me and these people in line), were Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross.
I had heard that they have a ranch in a small town north of Eugene, but I have no idea why they were at my grocery store. I wanted to say something to them but all I could think to say was "My twinster Kim is pretty much your biggest fan on the planet and she is going to freak when she hears you are behind me in line" but instead I just smiled at them and they smiled back. Katharine Ross has a terrific smile. And just hearing Sam Elliott speak is music.
The butterfly bush
Our vet went to check on Tink yesterday, and he drew some blood for some tests, but thinks she should be fine to breed. He suggested to Ann that she put Tink and Kokopelli in a pen together for a week and to just let nature take its course. Apparently nature has taken its course several times, so hopefully this will take.
Back to the beach
Jessie the cat is going to the vet in the morning and I have a phone call at 11, then I'm heading back out to the coast, assuming all is well with Jessie. It is kind of weird to be 'visiting' here but this is the summer to figure things out.