Tuesday, July 26, 2005
I found about 7 deep cranberry colored squares that I worked up at least a couple of years ago. I remember wanting to make a sweater and started making squares, but then changed my mind or either just got distracted and started on another project. This puts my total squares at about 18 squares completed. I made # 19 last night, but it is a little too big, so I gave up on the squares and actually picked up my knitting needles. Here are some photos of the squares.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Isn't she lovely? Zuri (my Goddaughter) celebrated her 3rd birthday. Since she lives in Florida, I could only imagine how the day went....but judging from the photo, she settled for nothing less that being treated like Queen for the day. Sort of reminiscent of that scene from Alice in Wonderland, everyone having to respond by saying....YYYYYYESS, Your Majesty!....YOUR way.... always it's MY way!!!!
Thursday, July 21, 2005
It seems that just about everything I try to crochet isn't working out for me. I have some really nice boucle yarn in a color called Fawn, which is sort of like a cornmeal/dijon type of color, and I thought, maybe design a nice scarf with it. I frogged it 3 times using 3 different stitch patterns. I gave up, I couldn't take anymore frustration...crocheting usually has a relaxing affect on my, not usually frustration. I think the yarn really wants to be a long sleeved bolero for fall...maybe with a collar?
I signed up for the Random Squares Swap on Crochetville. When I got home today I watched one of the dvds from the Unsolved Mysteries - Ghosts box set I got. I got 4 squares dones in boucle yarns. Baloo came and sat in my lap for a while. I think he still loves me. He has been taking his medication in his food wonderfully for 3 days straight! I'm so glad, I know at least he is getting better. I've left the cushion one of the seats downstairs and the last time I checked, he was curled up in it. I don't think he'll pee on it. I'm going to treat the cushion for the loveseat in that odor remover recipe I tried. It worked wonders for the upstairs....completed eliminated the smell. If he doesn't pee on it, I will see how he does upstairs some over the weekend. But in the meantime....I organized the closet beneath the stairs that I store my art supplies, Xmas stuff, etc. so he would have a huge closet to hide in. He usually likes mine, so I decided to make that one another great hiding place for him. I put a cushion in the very back in case he wanted to take a nap in there.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
He won't eat the food or yogurt with antibiotics. I left some soft food and crushed the hell out of that pill and mixed it in good last night. When I got home from work it was untouched. He hasn't eaten all day. I mixed another pill in with some yogurt, I don't think he's buying that either. He can't get better if he won't take the medicine. I'm hoping he'll eat tonight. I'm at my wits end and I'm feeling depressed about it. Now he's downstairs all alone and I feel like I'm being punished too with all this guilt and worrying. I need a "drank" or sumthin' . I'm going to try not to worry too much about it and try to think positive. I think he needs to stay downstairs until he's completed with the antibiotics...or at the very least, has a few days of it.
I went downstairs...poor Baloo is just sitting down there in the same spot. But at least he ate a little food, so I know he's getting at least a little antibiotics. I picked him up and held him for a little while. The yogurt is still there. I brought his bed downstairs so he'll at least have a nice cushy place to sleep tonight....if, of course, he doesn't pee on it!
Monday, July 18, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Productive day today... I got up and took Baloo's sample to the vet. I thought they would call me today with the results, but I didn't get a call. I chilled downstairs with Baloo today in the basement den. He laid across my lap most of the time that I was crocheting this shrug. It worked up pretty quickly. I was watching Knitty Gritty recently and they had a fur collared shrug on there and I loved the simple pattern, so I adapted it to crochet.
Friday, July 15, 2005
On the positive side, I went downstairs to pet on Baloo a little, I feel so bad about casting out my baby and banishing him to the basement, and the fact that I took the cushions out of the seats, so I'm sure he feels a little unwelcomed down there...I also put some slightly crumbled newspaper on them to keep him off. He does have a top of the line cat condo down there which he loves. Wait.....I've gotten off track, this is supposed to be "on the positive side". I GOT A URINE SAMPLE! He used the disposable little box with the scattering of clay litter, so I got a clean catch. I'm taking it to the vet first thing in the morning. I am hoping if it's anything physical, we can begin treatment and healing (of the cat and our bond...I feel like the "you crossed the line...I feel like I don't even know you" feeling is mutual).
I haven't felt much like crocheting for the last couple of days, I am feeling a little down about this situation and what to do to about it. I am really feeling relieved that I got the sample though...I never thought I'd get excited about getting a urine sample from a cat, I guess I never really thought about it at all.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
I felt horrible for keeping Baloo downstairs all day, but what could I do? He seemed a little upset with me when I came home. I got a disposable litter box and put a little clay litter in it as the vet told me, I'm going to try to get a urine sample and drop it off in the morning. I did sweet talk Baloo and pick him up and cuddle with him for a while and went upstairs and called him. He eventually came upstairs. I sprayed down the furniture with some cat repel stuff....it also repels me, I guess that's the price I'll have to pay for now, it's still better than the repugnant cat piss smell. I also ordered something on Ebay that is supposed to completely eliminate that smell...I have some stuff here, and it's alright, maybe I'm a bit anal, but I can still faintly smell it, so I'll try anything guaranteed to completely take it out.
Baloo eventually decided to stop giving me the cold shoulder and joined me on the bed and seemed to really relax finally. Does he still look mad to you?
We had a bad storm yesterday and my satellite signal died on the tv so I went into my guest room to turn on the tv with the rabbit ears and see if I needed to take cover. I kept smelling something and found that Baloo took a leak on the pillow, it was still wet. I was furious! But I know you are not supposed to try to discipline a cat in the same way you would a dog, so I had to let it go. I threw out the pillow and sprayed down the sham and washed it. I can still faintly smell it, and I'll try to wash it once more.
Anyhoo....I closed the door to that room so he no longer has access to it. This morning before heading out to work, I just happened to check my office/upstairs den to make sure he hadn't tinkled on the futon. Nothing there. But when I checked the cool red elephant print arm chair, that's where I discovered his new location. It was wet too! I sprayed it down and decided I needed to banish him to the basement den. I am hoping he doesn't use it on one of the two chairs down there. I have already removed the cushions from a little loveseat I had down there when I discovered his first mistake over the weekend.
What am I going to do with this cat. I can't have him urinating all over the house. I'm going to try to get a urine sample tonight and take it to the vet tomorrow to make sure he doesn't have an infection or something....otherwise, I'm afraid I might have to get rid of my baby.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Monday, July 4, 2005
It has been a productive weekend for me. Me and William spent the whole weekend hanging out. He had a test to study for, so I took the opportunity to do some crocheting and writing out my pattern for Ebay. I hope this one does well also. I really like this pattern, it was quick to work up and is very versatile. I liked using different textures for the striped one, it has 5 different yarns, and it is so soft and light. I am debating on keeping this one.