Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
1. I’ve been hooked on the needles since: I taught myself to knit (with the help of others) a few years ago, 2004.
2. I’m still a virgin, but not for long: Fair Isle. I don't know, that I even like the look of Fair Isle but I want to at least know I am capable of doing it.
3. She’s crafty - she gets around…to : KNIT. I am basically just a knitter in terms of needle crafts but I have scrap-booked a little, and made cards and such before.
She’s crafty - she’s always down…for: Photographing something, someone, some kitten in my house. I love my cameras and I can’t go a day without taking a picture.
She’s crafty - she’s got a gripe…about : How ineffective most instructional books are. There have been times I have read a book on a certain technique and just not understood the method, and then I open a different book a year later or something and it is plain as day. I just wish that knitting instruction books made more sense. Or that there was some standardization or something.
She’s crafty - and she’s just my type. What type of knitter are you? I clutter knitter. I have a jumble of UFO’s on sticks and a jumble of yarns I am not sure how I acquired (can we say buy when you don’t need to) and all my knitting stuff is unorganized to the average eye but to me it all makes sense…sort of.
4. I’m dying to try: NORO! It’s so pricey though, but man it seems to be all the rage.
5. I gravitate towards colors like: I like dark colors, Black, Grey, Blue, Purple, but I am trying to lighten my spectrum up a bit.
6. My most cherished possession (kids, pets, family don’t count) is: My Ankh jewelry. I have always been obsessed with Ancient Egyptian art, culture, history. And I have a bunch of ankh’s I wear daily and I would hate to be caught dead without them. I don’t know why the symbol just grabs me.
7. I’m stuck on an island, what am I reading? I like mysteries, true crime, some science fiction, knitting stuff of course, and letters from famous people to other famous people.
8. If I were about to be executed and I was offered a last meal , I’d be dining on:
Anything with meat (and I means BEEF), cheese, sauce, and bread. And fried (my favorite food group is fried). And desserts with caramel, or cheesecake, or lime flavor.
9. Music to knit by: I watch TV when I knit mostly.
10. I have a crush on: My kitten Revan, I am so in love with him.
10a. I am in lust with: Tristan of course.
11. Least favorite celeb: Britney Spears
Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp? Brad Pitt
Madonna or Janet Jackson? Madonna (But I used to love Janet until she got crazy)
June Cleaver or Peg Bundy? Neither, not my type of women
Jackie or Marilyn? Marilyn Monroe (but I like both in different ways)
Love or Money? Well, I have love, so let's say money. =)
Brains or Looks? Brains
Math or English? English
Cat or Dog? Dog (usually but I recently gotten kittens and I love them)
Leader or follower? Leader
Beer or Champagne? Neither both are gross to me, not much of a drinker unless there is midori present.
13. My favorite smell? Tristan’s skin. There are times it is just crazy and I must sniff him to death.
14. Not many people know this about me: Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don’t.
15. My hidden talent is: I used to be a great dancer, then I got hurt, and then I gained weight, so no more dancing.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Hey knitta's, you have got to check out this post on Tangled in Laces of this toy elephant that fellow knitter & blogger, Black Rayne (Black Rayne spells her name like we spelled our little Rayne's name) made for her mother.
Well I better close for now. I have a lot of the day to catch up on.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
A - Available or Taken: Taken by my hubby of 1 1/2 years, boyfriend of 5 ½ years, and best friend of 14 years.
B - Best Friend: I have another BF, Elizabeth “Lulu” B. of 9 years
C -Cake or Pie: Key Lime Pie
D - Drink of Choice: Non-alcoholic – Any regular soda that is not Pepsi; Alcoholic – Midori Sour
E - Essential item you use everyday: Toothbrush
F - Favorite Color: Black, Grey, Blue, Purple
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Both
H - Hometown: Sacramento, CA & Long Beach, CA (I can’t explain what this mean but I was born in both these cities. Sac I was birth in, LBC turned me into a person.)
I - Indulgence: CARAMEL, knitting and kittens.
J - January or February: February – My REAL anniversary (not the stupid wedding one)
K - Kids & ages: 2 kittens – Revan & Rayne
L - Life is incomplete without: Tristan, Lulu, Revan, & Rayne.
M - Marriage Date or Most Memorable Date ( and why): marriage 06/04/2005, anniversary 02/02/2000, Revan day 10/13/2006, Rayne day 01/12/2007N - Number of Siblings: 1 FULL brother, 1 HALF sister, 1 HALF brother.
O - Oranges or Apples: Depends on the time of day and whether or not they are soaked in sugar or something
P - Phobias or Fears: spiders & other creepy-crawlies, kittens dying, losing use of my fingers and hands and therefore losing my ability to knit.
Q - Fave Quote: "I can resist anything, EXCEPT for temptation.” – Oscar Wilde
R - Reason to Smile: Tristan is funny as hell always, Kittens are cute as hell always, and people falling down or getting hurt of course, funny as hell always.
S - Season: WINTER, fuck Texas heat & humidity
T - Tag 3 or 4 People: Anyone I don’t want to force someone that doesn’t want to do it.
U - Unknown fact about me: (to my family) Sometimes I feel like a nut, and sometimes I don’t.
V - Vegetable you don't like: everything that isn’t broccoli.
W - Worst Habit: Leaving my stuff on the floor all over the house.
X - X-rays: Sure. Post car accident and of course dental stuff.
Y - Your Fave Food: anything that taste good and has the 5 major food groups, FRIED, SAUCE, MEAT, BREAD, & CHEESE
Z - Zodiac Sign: Sag
Thursday, February 15, 2007
What a nightmare! I am losing precious kitten time having my two babies locked up in bathrooms. It has only been 2 weeks but it feels like two months. Now Revan needs to be locked up for probably another 2 weeks. I can't bare it. I have never thought of myself as over emotional but I am reduced to tears every time I hear my kittens cry for attention. Puddle of tears and Sharmane on the carpet tonight I don't have the energy to knit, clean, eat, I just want to play with my kittens but I can't cause they are infectious. When is this going to end!!!!!!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Been out of touch for awhile, a lot has happened . I don't even know where to begin. My poor little Revan went in for his neuter surgery last week. Tristan and I didn't want to neuter him but since Rayne was already fixed and he was trying to figure out how to hump her all the time, we thought it was best for her if we got him fixed. Well, I get a call from the nurse saying the there were complications and that they were going to have to do more invasive surgery because they could only find one testicle. If the other one was in his body cavity somewhere her could get cancer later on in life so they had to go in and find that testicle. I authorized the surgery but was a wreck at work thinking of my poor little boy having 2 surgeries in one day. I couldn't wait any longer I called the pet hospital to ask how he was doing and I get a weird reaction from the nurse. She said, "Um the doctor is just monitoring Revan coming out of anesthesia but she wants to talk to you in person, she will call you right back. Of course I am thinking the worst. He survived but he is brain dead, or he will never walk again, you know BAD STUFF. Then the doctor calls me back and tells me that the reason they couldn't find Revan's second testicle is because he didn't have it, instead he had AN OVARY!
Yeah that's right! He had one testicle and one ovary. He is a hermaphrodite. Well, technically he is a hermaphrodite but in actuality, the doctor said that even if Revan was going to be a girl, and estrogen released to her instead of testerone "she" would have only had one working ovary cause the other one was a dud. And since all mammals are female until testerone is introduced, and he does have the one dud ovary, he is technically a hermaphrodite. He is classified as "mostly male." She said that since he had the one dud ovary all that testerone pumping to his body gave him one BIG testicle. (She thought my husband would be proud to know that.) So, my little baby boy is a hermaphrodite and he has been locked up in our bedroom since the surgery so he can heal without trying to jump all over the place and injure himself.
I was also having trouble with Rayne lately. I came home from work one day to find she had a chunk of fur missing from her head. I first thought Revan and her were wrestling hard but the more I looked at it the more it was clear that was way to big a chunk of fur for one kitten to pull out so I though maybe she ran under the furniture too fast and caught her head on a sharp end. I went looking for this clump of fur but found nothing. And shrugged it off. The a few days later I notice Rayne's eyes had begun to turn outwards (like the opposite of cross-eyed) and I figured I might as well take her in to the doctors too. Turns out my little Rayne came to us with Ringworm. Since she was a shelter kitten, she more than likely picked up a bunch of germs waiting to be adopted. She made Revan sick when she first came and then she turns up with Ringworm. So, I had to isolate her as well.
Already the kittens were separated because of Revan's recovery but now I had to put her in the other bathroom to keep her from dropping ringworm spores all over the house infecting Tristan, Revan, and I. It was hard enough just keeping Revan locked up in my bedroom for a few days, but to have to turn around and lock Rayne up too was just tragic. I spent the first two days crying on my bathroom floor while petting Rayne and telling her I am so sorry that she is by herself. We try to go in and play with her and give her some loving but then we have to wash our clothes and any part of our skin she touched, its really awful. We have 2 kittens and we can't hang out and play with either of them. She'll have to be isolated for about a month while she is medicated to kill the ringworm in her. A MONTH! Now Revan can probably start roaming the house again in a few days but she'll have to hear Revan walking about while she is trapped in a windowless bathroom. It is too much to bare.
It takes me about an hour to feed and medicate Revan, then feed and medicate Rayne. Throw all my clothes into the wash and wash my hands and arms, then get myself ready for the day. So, not a whole lot of affection time. I try to make up for it at night. It's unbearable. It has been 9 days and Revan is recovering great. I'm sure I'll be able to de-cone him soon so he can be a real cat again. Oh its been crazy awful.
There is a whole lot of other stuff going on but all I can think about is the kittens. I'll try to update my blog with all my new knitting projects. I'm making a camouflage baby blanket for one of my prego co-workers. Just bare with me on the blog posts. Thanks.