Monday, February 4, 2013

Long time, no see!

Hi, all!
I don’t know if I’m too busy or too lazy to blog on a regular basis (probably some of each), but it’s high time I popped in and said hello.

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting lately (I’m kristinkay26 on Ravelry if you’re a Raveler you want to see what I’ve been up to). I have a sweater I’m in the process of crocheting and I haven’t touched it since October or November. I should finish that up since sweater weather is going away soon according to Punxsutawney Phil. But I’ve really been bitten by the knitting bug. I’ve also been bitten by the yarn shopping bug. That bug is fun at the outset, but when I have to find a place to store all the yarn, well… it gets a little cumbersome. But I have lots of lovely yarn to pet. I just can’t find all of it when I want to. And where to store the leftovers for a scrap project??? I have three socks that need mates and I’m working on a fourth sock. And mittens. And a cowl. I have knitting ADD. Not that we’re surprised by that.

Speaking of pets (how’s this for a segue?), I’m taking my sweet kitty in for surgery this Thursday. She’s got a 1cm stone in her bladder. We also found out that she’s got hyperthyroidism and is on medication now. Bill’s a real trooper getting those pills down her throat. I sometimes try to help keep her still while he pops the pill, but I think he’s got a rhythm down now and I’m in the way when I try to help. I’m told I’m supposed to keep her “quiet” after the surgery. She’s been pretty lethargic so hopefully that won’t be a problem, but she does like to jump up onto the desk and the bed, and that’s about a 3-foot jump or so. We brought an ottoman into the bedroom as a step up to the bed for her, but she hasn’t figured out what it’s there for yet. Hopefully she’ll figure it out before she jumps onto the bed and says “ow” because it hurt to do it.

Other than that, things have been going okay. Ups and downs and all arounds, just life on its normal course. Hope you’re all doing well, and I’d love to hear from you! I’m not on Facebook as much as I could be, but if you leave me a message here or there I’ll see if eventually. :-)