Friday, October 11, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
|Delilah relaxing after Sunday morning cat nip|
|Always needs to be brushed.|
|Cranberry and gold is actually a good color combination|
|Springtime in the Fall.|
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I have put aside my secret afghan project and started knitting hats. The thrill, yes there is a thrill to knitting, of finishing a project in one evening has given me a second wind.
I have to go to the craft store today because I promised to knit a hat for a guy at work. He is a Steelers fan, and I need a yarn close to the Steelers yellow. Also, he wants earflaps, so I have to a free pattern for that.
One of the hats knitted up really big, because I used the wrong needles. I am going to buy some elastic thread and try to fix the brim. The hat could work as a slouchy hat if I could tighten the brim.
The other hats are nearly perfect and I will be gifting them to another co-worker.
I am finally unwinding after a very stressful two weeks at work. I really needed this three-day weekend.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
I am very far behind with my workload, and I probably should go into work this weekend to make a dent in the paperwork. However, I'm fairly confident that I will not be doing that. I plan to stay far away from the office because my anxiety is at a very high level; I'm hoping that by staying away from work, I will relax just a bit in an effort to give my attitude time to adjust to a more tolerable level.
On the kitty cat front, Monkey made it through her spaying surgery without any complications (thank goodness). I was in a panic over Monkey's refusal to keep her e-collar on. Mr. Grumpbump did not ease the situation as he sent me regular text updates of Monkey's paw caught in the collar or how she pulled it up into her mouth and was choking on it.
On my way home from work, I bought an inflatable e-collar. So we replaced the plastic one with the inflatable one and Monkey went to town again. Wiggling and pawing at it with no rest. I eventually took it off of her and tried to watch her. All night. I woke up every hour to look for her and check on her. My fear was that she would pick and lick at her incision area. Mr. Grumpbump and I even considered boarding her at the vet for the day, while we were at work. Believe me, it was all very dramatic and high tension over a tiny kitten's spaying surgery. We knew that we were making a big deal over it but we were very scared.
To Monkey's credit, she didn't really make any fuss over her incision. I ended up leaving her at the house, in our bedroom behind closed doors. I was nervous and I should have just had faith because Monkey was fine and is fine. She appears to be healing normally and really doesn't show any interest in messing with the suture area.
|One day post surgery wondering why all the fuss|
Nothing really stopped Monkey; she was her normal bouncy self just a day after and she was so happy to be back at home with her pals, Delilah and Macy. Macy and Monkey are so cute together; Monkey is definitely the annoying little sister to Macy's shy sensible nature. Monkey just wants to be around her big sister cat, you know?
|Went looking for cats and found this|
|Free of the cone!|
Monday, August 19, 2013
I am at the SPCA clinic. They just took Monkey kitten back. I have to wait and see that her pre-op blood test comes back clean to ensure she can tolerate anesthesia.
Both Monkey Cat and I were shaking. I will be so glad when 3 pm gets here and she can go home with Mr. Grumpbump.