Monday, May 29, 2006

Magick Peed

So we went to the emergency vet yesterday. And it was scary, Magick was so dehydrated her mouth would stay open if you moved it. The vet said that her kidneys weren't working. The have her on IV fluids to help open her up. He said that if she can make urine it will show that things are working and she might be able to get better. So I worried all day and all night and by 8pm she hadn't peed and I was scared to death. My mom said we could go visit her today to check on her. It looked like every other pet in the area chose the holiday to get sick or hurt too, the receptionist had to sneak us in the back to see her because there were no free rooms. But the tech said she had peed a lot and she looked a lot better, more like Magick and she purred. Then she peed all over the towel in her cubby. I never thought I'd be so happy to see her peeing on a towel before. She's not out of the woods yet, but I think she can see the road.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

I know..

I haven't written in awhile. Magick is VERY sick. She's lost way too much weight, there's no fat on her face, and her eyes look sunken, and she's miserable, unless she's outside by the pool and even then she doesn't want to be touched. I made an appt at the vet this morning, but they cant see her until Tuesday morning. Tonight I noticed that her breath smelled awful, even Pepper noticed it. So I opened her mouth and I think one of her back molars is rotten. I think that would explain things.Mouth hurtie and tummy upset by the infection so she doesn't want to eat and when she does she vomits...She's bad tho I'm worried about waiting, she's worse today than yesterday. I think I'm going to have to call the emergency place, at least they could start her on antibiotics..But its going to be expensive. So don't expect to see me in any recreational capacity anytime soon. I also just notice her stomach felt weird.. It was like memory foam. I'm hoping her bladder is just full and she has to pee, but I don't know.. It feels like I just lost Baby, my 16 yr old cat I had since I as 7. She died 2 1/2 yrs ago, I cant take another. I wont lose my Magick. It's a good thing I got my paypal credit card paid down, I'm gonna need it I think.

Monday, May 22, 2006

I tried to post, I swear!

So I tried for hours to post on Saturday. But after 5 crashings I gave up. So I will post the pretties I got at Campbell's "Boogie on the Bayou" later.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Headache from Hades

If you haven't guessed from the title, I will not be going to the Knitting meetup tonight. I've had this headache for days, and it is unresponsive to any and all painkillers, so I will try to rest and will it away. And maybe I'll try working on more stuff. I've been lax with it which is bad.. But soon I will be revamping the Victoria Bolero with Colinette's Wigwam. Someday I'd like to redo the ballet sweater too, especially to test the pattern. If anyone is interested in testing the pattern I'll give it to you for free, thats all I can really offer as I am poor, but I might be able to work something else out, send me a note if you want more info.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Being a good girl.

Ooh...Its been awhile.. So I will be good and update you. I'm thoroughly enjoying the warm weather, I've missed heat for so long. But now my forgotten enemy is back, Over-Air Conditioning. I hate going into the grocery store or movie theatre and they have the a/c cranked up so high ice crystals form on the vents. Anyway, Saturday night I went out with a few friends to see Christopher Titus at the San Jose Improv. He was hilarious as usual. I've seen him 4 times and its always so funny my sides ache afterwards.
Sunday was mother's day and my mom wanted to hang out in the back yard and just be lazy. So I was a good girl and helped her pull some weeds, which in still regretting with the pain in my legs from bending and stuff. Then it was hot so I took a nap..While my mom was watering some flowers out front she found this.
There's a pretty mama dove too, my mom put out some bird seed close so she can get it without leaving them for too long.
Then Monday, I left work a little early and went to Fry's and bought some canned air to clean the inside of my computer, the fan was making angry noises. The I rebought Warcraft 3, I had it but I wanted to install the expansion but it wanted me to re-install the original first, but I had lost the disc. So I spent last night playing me some warcraft till about midnight.

This is my newest project, I started it because it was too hot to work on my other ones which were wool or wool/silk blends. This is from Stitch & Bitch:Happy Hooker, its the "Violet Beauregard" skirt. I'm using some Tahki Cotton Classic I've had in my stash for years, I bought it on eBay right after I learned to crochet. The sizing is nice on it, I'm actually a medium, that hasn't happened in awhile. Its pretty easy, though not as opaque as I thought, definitely need a slip underneath.
As for tomorrow, I'm not sure if I will go to the Knitting Meetup yet, if I can get off work early and go home and rest and eat dinner, I'll come back. If I have to stay till 6 I'll be too tired to wait an hour and then go to the meetup at 7. I'll post tomorrow if I'm going.
There, happy? All up to date and everything. hehe. Now Im gonna go play some Warcraft.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

What do you do with a dirty kitty?


Poor Magick was lookin really greasy so I hopped into the bathtub with her and gave her a good scrubbing. Luckily its nice and warm today so she dried off fast.

More work goes on setting up I'm trying to get pictures for all my free patterns, so I remade my little octopus toy as kitties have thrashed all the old ones.. So here it is..

Cat Tested...

Kitten Approved!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Photo Fun!

Just got a digital camera! So I thought I'd play catch up with some pics. This here is my finished "Clara's Concha Cap"

This is poor little Pepper, all drugged up.

And this is the adorable DeDe being herself.

Today I went to lunch with my friend, Keisha, who has just come back from self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. We went to Thea Mediterranean in Santana Row. It was lovely, we had spanikopita, some flaming goat cheese with pitas, and falafel. Then we saw someone having Dolmas and had to have some, we confused to poor busboy by having more appetizers after our entree. The we had this dessert that was yogurt with honey and nuts, it was really good. Here she is modeling my "Zig-Zag Lace Scarf" that I made and gave away free "Craft Kitten" patterns at the retreat. Now I have to go make cookies for a potluck at work tomorrow.

Friday, May 05, 2006


I want to make this SOOOO bad. But how small is a 2mm hook? Thats smaller than a B, huh? Grr. Why does all the cute stuff have to be on itty bitty hooks?? Someday I will submit something to Anti-Craft. I just need to get down and get weird. I wanna make an amigurumi Cthulhu. I think I'd need permission to publish the pattern, or at least I would want to be a good person and ask permission instead of just doing it. Theres also a Cthulhu sweater I have in mind, but that will have to wait for cooler weather.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Small peter Pepper

Poor Pepper has been sick again. We thought is was crystals in his urine as he was having trouble peeing. So he went in to the vet again today, and we thought they'd have to shove a tube up and flush him and all this awful stuff. Turns out, poor Pepper has a small peter, and a small urethra which got inflamed and so it hurts and he can't pee. So now he's on narcoticks so he'll be happy and anti-inflammatories to make it go down.. But I guess this is supposedly all started by stress, which from him sounds strange since he's THE most mellow cat. But I guess he doesnt like Magick hanging out on my parents bed, so she'll have to move at night so he can have "his" space. Cats, what drama...

Monday, May 01, 2006

Back from Retreat

OMG it was a lot of work. And it was colder than I was hoping for. I did manage to go to the Lush store there and make some fabulous purchases that will keep me rested and smelling pretty. I do think that most of my students were happy with the classes I taught. You can head over to The Weaving Inn to find out. Not sure if I want to teach these classes at work yet. I want to rest and work on pattern writing for awhile. I'm having a friend of mine build me a website so I can sell them online, but I have to decide on a layout and then get all the legal stuff handled. I have NO clue what I have to get in order to start doing this. I've asked someone I know who does sell patterns online, but I'm afraid she thinks I'm trying to compete with her, and pick her brain to figure out how. I only want to know what licenses and permits I need. If anyone knows please let me know.