Friday, November 26, 2010

Favorite Kitty Pic Friday!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving yesterday!  We had a smaller gathering than usual – unfortunately hubby’s parents couldn’t come because Wal-Mart is evil, and that’s where his dad works.  But it was still a delicious meal with way too much dessert, and a very happy day for everyone.  I wanted to post more earlier in the week, but I spent everyday since last Saturday cleaning the downstairs of our house and garage/basement, very thankfully with hubby’s help, and by evening I was pooped and sleepy!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any cute Thanksgiving related pics of my own kitties, but Dusty is just so cute all on his own…
IMG_2557 He loves to find cozy spots on our bed, and apparently my kitties like to sleep with their faces covered.  Anyone else’s cats sleep like that??
Well, I hope you all are enjoying something this Black Friday, either relaxing at home or out shopping.  If you are brave enough to be out shopping, I hope you are able to find everything you wanted and have safe travels.  There’s a few things I saw that I’d like to go out for, but I don’t know if I will make it out in time, if there will be any of those items left, and if I’m even brave enough to venture out at all!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Favorite Kitty Pic Friday!

It’s that time of week again – TGIF!  Here’s my favorite pic for this week:
Jasper curled upThis was Jasper sleeping on the couch last night.  I don’t know how he manages to be comfy with his neck all twisted and his face suffocated like that, but he looks soooo sweet when he sleeps (different story when he’s awake!).   I’m totally surprised he didn’t wake up and look around right when I went to snap the picture.  He has a really bad habit of doing that.
Well, I hope you all have a nice weekend!  Mine will be spent cleaning the house, and cleaning out the garage with hubby.  Time to get ready for winter and prep for Thanksgiving dinner here!
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Life Lately…

I have hardly been blogging at all for at least a good 2 weeks now.  I was hoping to break the trend with last week’s Kitty Pic post, but obviously that didn’t happen.  So, I figured I’d take a few minutes and write something in a post now, at least let you in on my life lately.  It’s not all that interesting, but here it is…

Two weeks ago hubby had to go back to the main office for work for a week.  He left on Halloween, and since my parents don’t like to stay at home on Halloween for trick-or-treaters anymore, they came down to my house to keep me company and play some Wii games. 

The next day, Monday, I decided to do something healthy and walk a half hour on the treadmill.  I know I mentioned this in a previous post, but I managed to hurt my foot when I stepped off the treadmill.  It hurt even worse on Tuesday, and by Wednesday that week I could hardly put weight on it.  Since I couldn’t get into the orthopedics office for at least another week, I ended up having my mom take me to the ER to get x-rays and find out what was wrong.  Apparently, I just sprained it, but I could hardly walk, so they gave me a surgical shoe to take some of the pressure off my foot, and I ended up borrowing a pair of crutches from my mom so I could just do partial weight bearing.  Let me tell you – it’s not easy at all, and definitely no fun to hobble around your own house on crutches without any help around.  I almost fell on the stairs twice, and if I needed to carry something, forget the crutches – hello pain!  I ended up sitting around all day on Thursday, only to get up when I absolutely had to, so by Friday I was feeling somewhat better and was at least able to go out and about with my parents and no crutches.

Hubby came home that Saturday, and brought me these really interesting and beautiful roses.  I did take pictures, but I don’t have my camera here at the moment, and that’s where the pictures are, so I will have to post them another time.  They were 2 toned pink striped, and they came with these little purple baby’s breath type spray.  Most awesome flowers ever!

Since then, I’ve had absolutely no motivation to do anything.  My house is a mess because I’ve had no energy to clean, and I haven’t even crafted anything new because I just haven’t felt creative.  Same with the blog.  I’ve been feeling more tired lately, and I really dislike losing sunlight so early in the evening.  It really exacerbates the whole motivation and sleepiness issues.  So, I tried to make today somewhat productive.  I had higher ambitions than what actually got accomplished, but washing 2 loads of laundry, folding 2 different loads of laundry, washing the dishes and putting away the clean ones, and calling my dermatologist for a different prescription is quite accomplished for me lately!

So, I’m hoping for more accomplishments tomorrow.  Hubby is going to have to help me clean the house starting this weekend for Thanksgiving, so tomorrow I’m hoping to be crafty and get some of that stuff accomplished.  OH!  I almost forgot!  I sold my first pair of earrings from my Artfire shop on Monday!  Thank you to my first buyer – I hope she enjoys them as much as I do!  I was so happy when I got that notice.  I have re-listed the earrings, but when I priced them I unfortunately forgot about taking into consideration Paypal’s fees and the shipping envelope, so I had to increase the price by 50 cents – that’s not too much of an increase, right?  She still got them for the original price, but I apologize to any future buyers who have to pay the slight increase.  So, I have more jewelry and wine charm stuff, and I have really cute winter/Christmas ribbon that I’d like to create more items with to add to the shop ASAP so there’s more of a selection for holiday shopping.  Please check the shop, and check often since I hope to add more very soon, and see if there’s anything that catches your eye.  I am also interested in custom orders – if you don’t like anything in the shop, but would like something created just for you, please e-mail me through Artfire and I will see what I can do for you!

Hopefully more posting to come now…

Friday, November 12, 2010

Favorite Kitty Pic Friday!

Happy Friday!  I realize I haven’t blogged in about 2 weeks.  I even missed this regular post last week!  I’m not really going to apologize here, but thanks for sticking with me.  I’ve just sort of been in a creative slump.  I haven’t felt like blogging, I haven’t gotten any crafts done, and I haven’t even worked on any new stuff to teach my baton twirling girls (which that doesn’t matter at this point, but I need to get going and prepare for when it does!).  I’m hoping to break this bad cycle with this post today though.  I do have an update on a few things, but that’s not what this post is about, so it will have to go in another one.
Back to today’s post.  Here’s my choice for this week:
I chose this one because I never shared it before (or at least I don’t think I did) and even though the boys are all grown up now and don’t typically snuggle together anymore, they actually have done it a couple times recently, and it made me think of these days.  This was taken the very first night we had them in our apartment.  We made the bathroom the “safe room” for that night, so they wouldn’t feel overwhelmed, and even though we put a nice cozy towel inside the carrier, they decided the top was much better!  Dusty is on the left and Jasper on the right.  They were just too adorable back then!  I miss the days when they were little and enjoyed snuggling with each other.  It’s a rarity these days, but I love it when they somehow end up together again.
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Hope everyone has a great weekend!   :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Madness

So, remember the post titled “Monday, Monday – so good to me…”?  Well, today was not so good to me.  I can’t say it was horrible, but a little weird.  I slept the best I have slept last night for a while, but I was woken up at 6:30am.  I heard incessant digging on the carpet, and I was so afraid it was Jasper getting ready to pee on the floor (not that he does that, but he likes to pee on towels…).  I got up and turned the light on to discover Dusty trying to bury a piece of poop in the middle of my bedroom floor!  Thankfully hubby is not home, because he certainly wouldn’t have liked that wake up.  I dispose of the issue, and while I was in my own bathroom, I heard more incessant digging in the hallway bathroom (they share a wall).  So I go to check it out, and what do I find?  MORE POOP!  Only there was a lot more of it, and it was smeared…  Wonderful – just what I want to be doing at 6:30am.  I have no idea what happened, or exactly who’s poop it was (though I have a sinking feeling it was Jasper’s, and Dusty is super prissy about keeping things clean and buried), but I could really never have to deal with that again and be happy.  I also had to remove something from Jasper’s hiney today…something else I never thought I’d have to do since we never use tinsel or anything for that reason…but today I had to, and he was not pleased with me.  Another thing I will be happy to never have to do again.  And, thanks to him, I now have to spend my afternoon at the laundromat tomorrow washing my comforter – yep, you guessed it – poop remnants got on there too!  The comforter definitely needed a washing, but thanks to that I now have to do it immediately tomorrow.  Just didn’t get there today, and unfortunately it’s too big and fluffy to fit in my machines at home.  Just what I feel like doing tomorrow…

I did do something good today though, and yet somehow that seemed to turn bad on me too!  I decided to finally start keeping track of my food intake again.  I need to eat healthier again, it’s a must.  I also walked on my treadmill for a half hour today too.  But when I got off, a few of my little toes on my right foot were hurting big time.  They are still hurting, and making me gimp along when I walk.  I have absolutely no idea what caused it, since they didn’t hurt at all before I went on, and gave me no issues while I was walking.  Hopefully tomorrow will be better because I have to teach at baton practice tomorrow night, and a sore foot will not make for a good practice.

I’m also having some other issues again.  I have these problems periodically, more frequently than I’d like, and I certainly won’t get into it on here, in e-mails or comments, so please don’t ask.  But just know that these issues cause me a great deal of discomfort or even pain sometimes, and I’m currently having quite a bit of discomfort.  I’m hoping it resolves ASAP, but if it’s not gone by next week, I may be checking with the doctor again.  I may have to anyway – I’m still losing clumps of hair daily, more than my usual shedding, and thyroid tests came back normal.  So that will need to get figured out sooner rather than later.  I read it could be some sort of deficiency or hormone imbalance.  It might even be my scalp I guess, but I go back to that doctor in 2 weeks, so I can have him check things out too.

So today has not been such a great day.  I’ve had worse I guess, but I was hoping to get things done today that I didn’t, and now I’m not sure how much I’ll get done tomorrow either with an afternoon at the laundromat and baton practice with a lesson beforehand in the evening.  I’m at least hoping for another night’s sleep like last night though…that would be awesome.


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