Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I found out yesterday my tomcat has diabetes. I remember as a child there was a lady in church who periodically used to eat candy. I found out she had diabetes. I always wished when I grew up I could get it so I could eat candy. The things we don't know as kids.

His blood sugar was 450 yesterday, he had been throwing up and straining to poop. He had also lost some weight but I was trying hard to get his weight off as he was at 22 pounds in September, he is a very large tom but still did not think he should have lost 5 pounds already, well it wasn't me.

Yesterday I learned how to fill the syringe and give him his shots. He never whimpered or probably felt it, which is good cos if he freaks out I will freak out too. (All the more reason I need to retire to take care of my "kids."

So today I go get insulin and needles so I can give him two shots a day. He gets some new food and I have to find a way to keep him away from the dry food the girls eat. (Note to self never have 4 cats again especially when they all need different food). He is not eating this morning nor do I think he got all his poop out cos they gave him 2 enemas so we will probably be back to the vet again today.

I have to say I am a little shell shocked this morning and will need to find out what this is all about later. But for now I need coffee and then head to Walmart to get his meds and try to get him better. I do have pet insurance so will have to see how much they pay and thank goodness pets aren't covered under Obamacare.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This is the latest picture of Lily that I have taken. she looks like a mess now because i have all these stitch markers holding stitches at the neck, she is partly steeked and i have started on a sleeve. The fear in steeking is not the cutting but the fact that you cut your stitches and shouldn't they be unraveling, well not they don't. It truly is magic. I will try to get a current picture of Lily up but I warn you she is messy right now. She has set for awhile as I have to get Christmas gifts and frankly I need that mental break from her. I really want and need to be done with her, but alas there are several more weeks of work on her. I plan on wearing her everyday I don't care how hot it gets after all this work.

Grocery Bags

My niece is a penguinholic so I made her some grocery bags for Christmas. She especially loves blue penguins, well at least I found blue fabric.

Table Runners

My aunt sent my mom a table runner and said it only took 10 minutes to make. Yea right nothing takes 10 minutes to make. Well it does, you cut two pieces of fabric, make 3 seams and voila done. I put buttons on mine which took longer than sewing them together but they make great quick gifts and you can make them for each holiday and people will think you worked all day,kind of like the Rice Krispie commercials where the lady throws flour on her face to make her family think she has been slaving away all day.

Today was my last day at work

this year. It seemed different than going on a regular time off for a vacation. Everyone seemed to be in a different mood as many of us said our goodbyes today for two weeks. It is only two weeks but somehow it seemed more final. Maybe it is the fact that we won't see each other until next year and that 3 of us can not come back if we want, and many wonder if we will. I can't put my finger on it but today seemed somewhat final. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.