Long Weekend

 
I’m so excited for the long weekend coming up.  You wanna know why?  Because I need a break!  I feel as tho I’ve been on the move or fighting fires for weeks now… It should have been a lovely Friday and Saturday night, when the kitty and I were supposed to be celebrating living in the new apartment for two weeks. (for him, two weeks was on Saturday).  Instead of celebrating, Mr. Fluffypants got really sick on Friday night and by Saturday morning he was really despondant and crying a lot… so I took him to the vet for some emergency blood tests and a shot of fluids under his fur so he didn’t get dehydrated.  We lolled around on the sofa for the rest of Saturday, with me waking him every hour to feed him so he didn’t get sicker… On Sunday the vet called to tell us that he had Pancreatitis and the warning signs for Fatty Liver Disease, which can be lethal for kitties.  So I went down to the vet hospital and picked up some pain killers and some oral anti-nauseants for him and then spent Sunday cuddling and feeding the little babe.
 
He seems to be doing much better now… he’s been eating and drinking like a champ and using the litter box and walking around investigating… I even got him somewhat interested in his favorite toy, altho he wasn’t interested enough to actually play. 
 
When I came home on Monday from my meeting, he managed to escape out the door and take himself on a ten second hallway adventure… I caught up to him and scooped him up before he got too far, but it was nice to see him interested in something other than laying on the sofa.
 
So, after spending a month packing, moving, and now this, we’re ready for a break in the action.  I’m hoping to paint the bedroom wall this weekend and get the chandelier fixed so it’s not sitting on it’s cart anymore…
Other than that, I have no real plans… I’d like to go for a walk in my neighborhood and generally relax… get a good nights sleep without worrying that the kitty is going to die in the night… not clean up barf from ten places in the house at once…. you know… chill

Pictures… yes, again!

I promise to actually write something one of these days, but in the meantime, have some more pictures of my new house… it’s slowly becoming warm and homey… normally I wouldn’t show pictures of my house online, but the other one was such a tiny little place… I want to say about half the size… and I’m SO happy here that I can’t help but want to share!

Here’s the kitchen…

Here’s the dining area…  I haven’t had a dining height table and proper chairs in about 15 years… I love mealtimes now!
Here’s a couple of the office that I showed last time, but now the shelves are up and it’s organized.

And here’s a shot of Mr. Fluffypants’ new favorite place to lay… under the table.  He’s doing amazing also… I went on a three day vacay and Sam took care of him.  He did very well!  He’s very cuddly now and sleeps through the night… I can go out the door now without bribing him with treats and he LOVES to play, both with me and by himself.  He’s a funny little beastie and I’m SO HAPPY that he seems to be okay here.  Now, don’t get me wrong, he’d take off out the window given the chance, but we’re not going to let that happen… I bought him a harness and a leash and next week we’ll see if we can go for a walk in the hallway out the door… if he does well, which I think he will, then we’re going to go to the beach and I’ll take him for a walk outside most days…
 

 

HouseKeeping

I have a fever… and a runny nose… and I can’t stop sweating… and my head is pounding in a ‘being hit in the head with an axe’ sort of way… If I didn’t have a meeting at 1pm today and it wasn’t my director’s last day before her month off (in which I have to cover for her), I would be in my bed…
 
As it is, I’m looking for something easy and useful to knit on our weekend getaway… If you want the details, go visit my Sister and see her pictoral telling of our trip.
 
I’m thinking of making some more garter stitch slippers.  You see, while I love the idea of not having carpet, which should hopefully in the long run keep the cat dander more controllable, it turns out I do not LIKE bare feet on hardwood… I do have one pair of slippers that I knit for myself, but I made them a bit big and they fall off when I’m laying on the sofa… plus, one pair worn every day isn’t going to last long.
 
I think I’ve decided on these.  They’re knit flat in garter for the most part… I think I’m going to make them in Orange… I’ve got some wool/acrylic blend which will assist in them holding up longer… acrylic will survive the apocolypse!  And I dont’ think I’ll put the flower on… that just gets snagged on long pants.
 
 
Sam came over last night for Kitty School. He learned all about the litterbox, treats, toys and catnip.  And most important, not to let the cat out or open the windows… Mr. Fluffypants is becoming more comfortable in his house and has started fooling around at night, which doesn’t please me, but is really quite funny… and he’s excersising his singing voice on a regular basis… Especially at 4 in the morning… while he jumps from the window sill to the bed to the window sill to the bed….
 
Oh, and I see the pictures didn’t work of the office yesterday… here they are again…
 

 

The Office

This is my ‘office’.  I prefer to call it that, rather than ‘craft room’ altho it’s for sure dual purpose.  The cubbies still need some organization, but I’m actually loving that the top of that cabinet has all sorts of knicks and knacks on it… maybe not THOSE ones, but I like the feel of it being sort of busy and interesting…

What you can’t see is behind me (and the camera) there’s a huge armoire and closet… the room is huge… 9×13.  Plenty of room for blocking (with a door that shuts to keep out nosy kitties) and oodles of daylight!

The white shelf by the window in the second picture will be hung over the desk to keep my bits and bobs on…


Back… in the new digs

Hello Beautiful People!

So sorry it took me so long to get back here, but moving is TOUGH!  Also tough is typing on my computer as this desk wobbles… may need to do a bit more ‘leveling’.

The move went super well.  My gorgeous and long time bestee came over on the morning before the move and we power packed everything that was left…it would have been a NIGHTMARE if I hadn’t packed about 85% of it before hand… what was I thinking!  Anyway, we got it all done, found ourselves wine and dinner and then toasted the ol’ place good bye.  Perhaps it would have been smarter to NOT drink two bottles of wine when the movers were showing up at 8am, but we did… so we dragged our hungover selves over to the coffee shop for sustenance and major caffeine and then headed back to get started.  

the move itself went very smoothly, altho it took about twice as long as I thought it would because of all the stairs… I would have paid ten times what I did to not have to do it myself tho… 

On Friday night, bestee was still here and my mom came over to help unpack and by the time they left on Friday afternoon, there were only two boxes left to unpack… 

On Saturday I went and picked up Charlie Fluffypants from the cat hotel and brought him home.  He’s been doing amazingly well.  He was very brave and curious the first day and he’s figured out the litterbox and sleeps in bed with me every night… he definitely would make a run for it if I let him but I’m thinking that will go away soon… he’s only been home four days… but he’s not crying and he naps and plays and gets lots and lots of cuddles… 

All in all, it was a very long and tiring month of April and especially the end of it, but I’m in an amazing new home now with so much daylight all the time that it’s 9pm and I haven’t yet had to turn any lights on… in the morning I can do my hair and makeup by only the light coming through the window… magnificent!

Time to level the legs of this table before it falls on me!

TTFN!