Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Smart Kitty

Geez it's hot. But at least I know my kitties are ok. That's Riker by the way, very smart hanging out in front of the fan. No side effects today, tho now I wonder if it wasnt a 24 hour thing or the heat, cuz Bob has the same problems now. Not much else to report, I came home from work and slept cuz it was too hot to do anything else.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Mmm side-effects.

Dont ya just love them?? Last week I started a new anti-depressant, the generic of Celexa. Today the side effects kicked in in full force, nausea, dizziness, and a major headache. And it wasnt my normal kind of headache, it was all stinging like like millions of bees stinging the back of my head. It was FAN-TAS-TIC. Luckily I was a work today and it was a lovely 74 degrees inside, but I couldnt concentrate on crocheting, so I buzzed around doing all sorts of little things. Making new signs, new handouts redid the class board.. I hope I dont make anyone angry by changing so many things, but I just had to keep working.

So, last week I drove down to LA to spend some time with my older sister. It was hot and very humid down there. I managed to get her out to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Thursday night. It was ok, definately not as good as the original, but so few sequals are anyway. It served its purpose, we were entertained for a few hours outside the apartment. Then friday we went to check out a couple yarn stores she hadnt been to before, The Little Knittery, and Black Sheep Knittery.

The Little Knittery was nice, lots of Rowan, Noro, Malabrigo and their own hand dyed yarns, which I helped myself to 2 skeins of their 100% silk sport weight 256yd per hank yarn. I think I will attempt a tank with some lacy stuff on the bottom. Did I say they were having a sale?? 50% off summer yarn and all Rowan yarn and 30% off everything else? So Originally 32$ ends up 22.40! Score! The store was a little strange and half of the store was yarn and the other was like a posh clothing store, probably cuts down on costs but wacky.

The Black Sheep Knittery was nice, kinda big like the front of KA. There was Colinette, a ton of Koigu, Lots of Alchemy, and much more. BUT there was no A/C. We didnt linger too long. But they did have a little bin up front with some sale stuff, I got a fabulous copper vintage looking purse frame and a very cute 3" round shell button. I was going to post the picture, but apparently Blogger is done with pictures for the day. Maybe later.

So this morning was fun.. some jerk decided it would be funny to throw a large stone through the back window of Bob's truck and break the windshield as well. Like we dont have enough problems. There's another 500$ we CANT afford! My mom is taking a temp job soon, and Im going to try and see if theres any restaurants near work that are hiring for night work, but I think it was the straw that broke the camel's back. My mom thinks we'll have to sell the house now. This isnt fair! We're good people, I give blood all the time, we donate to charities when we can, I helped a short lady at the grocery store reach a jug of water on the top shelf today. What do we have to do to not have all this crap keep happening?? Was I like a nazi in a former life or something???

On the Magick front, her numbers were looking good the other day, but she's not eating as much as she should, so we started her on an appetite stimulant and then if that works then we'll try her again on the epogen shots for her anemia. She's not handleing the heat well tho. Yesterday I napped with her and put a ice pack under her and one for myself. I washed her this morning so hopefully that helped her a little, but Im gonna go sit with her and coax her into eating.
Maybe tomorrow Ill be able to post pics of my finished Victoria Bolero 2.0.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Have you ever?

Saw this on another blog... beware its long..

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink. (No, Im too poor)
2. Swam with wild dolphins. (I saw them while I was on a boat...)
3. Climbed a mountain. (No thank you.)
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive. (I couldnt lie to the dealer to do it.)
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid. (Not Yet!!)
6. Held a tarantula. (NEVER)
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. (I think I did..might have been a cat.)
8. Said 'I love you' and meant it.
9. Hugged a tree. (It's fun!)
10. Bungee jumped. (NO WAY)
11. Visited Paris. (No desire)
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise. (Way too many times!)
14. Seen the Northern Lights. (That would be going somewhere cold.)
15. Gone to a huge sports game. (used to go to A's games all the time. And a couple games at USC)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa. (If they let you do that still maybe Ill try someday, isnt it not leaning anymore tho? I thought I saw something on Discovery about that.)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables. (many, even grew and carved my own pumpkins =))
18. Touched an iceberg. (Again that would involve being somewhere cold.)
19. Slept under the stars. (camping a couple times when younger)
20. Changed a baby's diaper. (Nope)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon. (Yikes no.)
22. Watched a meteor shower. (Yes stayed up all night once in the back yard with my sister, Sara when we were little, counting all the shooting stars.)
23. Gotten drunk on champagne. (You can get drunk on champagne??)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity. (Yes, and now every charitable organization calls me and sends me requests.)
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope. (I think in highschool)
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment. (Little Sister's wedding)
27. Had a food fight. (I didnt like being dirty)
28. Bet on a winning horse. (I think so at one of those C21 day at the races)
29. Asked out a stranger. (Ew no, they could be ax murderers!)
30. Had a snowball fight. (Yes, on the road in NM, my sister and brother in law and I had to throw some snow balls around)
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can. (Many many times)
32. Held a lamb. (NO, sheep scare me, with those creepy pupils that no other earth creature has.)
33. Seen a total eclipse. (Ive seen a lot of eclipses, but I think the only total one was a lunar eclipse, that counts right?)
34. Ridden a roller coaster. (Hasnt everybody?)
35. Hit a home run. (Does it count if its RBI Baseball on nintendo?)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking. (Lots of times)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day. (not that I know of)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment. (When I hold my kitties)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer. (Back when they were small.)
40. Visited all 50 states. (Not yet, working on it tho)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. (WAY too many times)
42. Had amazing friends. (Some were feline, but that counts)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country. (Some weird guy danced with me in Mexico)
44. Watched wild whales. (yes, in Hawaii)
45. Stolen a sign. (It said "Danger Open Pit, Do Not Enter")
46. Backpacked in Europe. (Stick to the road, stay off the Moors)
47. Taken a road-trip. (At least once a year)
48. Gone rock climbing. (Are you kidding?)
49. Midnight walk on the beach. (I think in Hawaii, or Tahoe)
50. Gone sky diving. (You have GOT to be kidding)
51. Visited Ireland. (No)
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love. (Im an idiot)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them. (no)
54. Visited Japan. (No, I heard pretty blonde girls dont do well there.)
55. Milked a cow. (No, Im lactose intolerant)
56. Alphabetized you cds. (Yes but I only had like 10 at the time)
57. Pretended to be a superhero. (Played She-Ra all the time in elementary school)
58. Sung karaoke. (Yes, theres even video somewhere out there)
59. Lounged around in bed all day. (Weekly)
60. Posed nude in front of strangers. (NO WAY)
61. Gone scuba diving. (No, Ive seen "Open Water" thank you)
62. Kissed in the rain. (probably)
63. Played in the mud. (no I dont like to be dirty)
64. Played in the rain. (Yes, rain is cleaner)
65. Gone to a drive in theater. (We used to go all the time when we were little)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China. (Someday maybe)
67. Started a business. (Yes www.Craftkitten.com )
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken. (With my cats)
69. Toured ancient sites. (In NM the caves where the "Anasazi" lived)
70. Taken a martial arts class (does kick boxing count?)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight. (mostly took that long because of smoke, and food breaks)
72. Gotten married. (not likely)
73. Been in a movie. (no, my mom has tho)
74. Crashed a party. (nope)
75. Gotten divorced. (have to be married first)
76. Gone without food for 5 days (I like food too much for that)
Are you still reading this??
77. Made cookies from stratch. (Lots of times)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest. (I won a category)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice. (Nope.)
80. Gotten a tattoo. (Got 2, trying to figure out how to cover or fix one)
81. Rafted the Snake River. (I went down the Middle fork of the American...)
82. Been on television news progams as an "expert". (In what??)
83. Got flowers for no reason. (Not that I remember)
84. Performed on stage. (Lots of recitals)
85. Been to Las Vegas. (Yup, Mom and Bob were married there.)
86. Recorded music. (nope)
87. Eaten shark. (Eww)
88. Had a one-night stand. (Not that I remember)
89. Gone to Thailand. (Nope)
90. Bought a house. (I wish)
91. Been in a combat zone. (Are you crazy?
92. Buried one of your parents. (Not for a LONG time)
93. Been on a cruise ship. (Nope)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently. (maybe when I was 4, but can you be fluent at 4?)
95. Performed Rocky Horror. (unfortunately)
96. Raised children. (nope)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour. (No, Im too poor and I have a life)
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars. (No, dont they do that in the mall?)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country. (No)
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over. (Lived in San Jo all my life)
101. Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Ive driven over it)
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking.
103. Had plastic surgery. (Reduction)
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived. (Encephalitus, 106 temp, 45 minute Grand Mal Seizure)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication. (Not yet)
106. Lost over 100 pounds. (never needed to lose that much weight)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback. (Not that I know of)
108. Piloted and airplane. (Heck no!)
109. Petted a stingray. (Yes, I think it was at the Albuquerque aquarium)
110. Broken someone's heart. (Not that I know of)
111. Helped an animal give birth. (I watched, I dont think she needed help. But Bob took polaroids)
112. Won money on a T.V. game show. (That would be nice, but no)
113. Broken a bone. (Nope, Sara's the clumsy one I was the sickie)
114. Gone on an African Safari. (Nope, thats what Discovery channel or Animal Planet is for)
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced. (No thank you)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol. (No theyre too loud)
117. Eaten mushrooms that where gathered in the wild. (not that dumb)
118. Ridden a horse. (a couple of times, the last in Mexico, and it wasnt pretty)
119. Had major surgery. (Double hernia surgery when I was little, and reduction at 13)
120. Had a snake as a pet. (no way, I like furry animals)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. (That sounds like work)
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours. (Maybe when I was in the hospital)
Holy crow! This goes on forever! Are you still reading this? I'm sure even my Mom has stopped by now!
123. Visited more foreign countries than Canada. (Ive been to Mexico, but thats it, and it was San jose del Cabo and Puerta Vallarta)
124. Visited all 7 continents. (I will probably never)
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days. (Yuck)
126. Eaten kangaroo meat. (Hell no, Kangas are CUTE!)
127. Eaten sushi. (Yummi sushi)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper. (nope)
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about. (no idea)
130. Gone back to school. (Ive taken a few classes sporadically)
131. Parasailed. (No way)
132. Petted a cockroach. (gah! why?!)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes. (not yet.)
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey. (Iliad yes, and part of the Odyssey, mmm lots of violence)
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read. (Homer)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (I dont want to know where it comes from)
137. Skipped all your school reunions. (Its not till next year, but I plan on skipping it.)
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language. ( in Mexico)
139. Been elected to public office. (No, I dont think I could handle politics)
140. Written your own computer language. (not that I know of)
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream. (sometimes my nightmare)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care. (not yet)
143. Built your own PC from parts. (multiple times)
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you. (at a craft fair at Safeway)
145. Had a booth at a street fair. (Sorta, a stand outside Safeway with the other employees)
146. Dyed your hair. (Every color)
147. Been a DJ. (no)
148. Shaved your head. (not in a million years)
149. Caused a car accident. (no)
150. Saved someone's life. (not yet)

Was that the longest list ever? 65 out of 150.
Well, congratulations, you made it to the end! Since you read mine, I promise to read yours.