Saturday, March 08, 2008


Still nothing finished to show. I should have the hat done tonight to the baby jacket I finally finished. No pictures til it's blocked and totally finished.

Last Wednesday we had some slippery ice happening. I didn't think it was too bad til I went out to put some things in the truck and nearly fell when I got to it. This is what it looked like.

Good thing it has heated mirrors. I didn't scrape any of it, just let it warm up and melt off.
It's been pretty nice the past couple of days. I took the boys to the park Thursday and Friday. There was a couple kayaking up the river. I took my knitting the first day cuz we had the truck, and I knit a little bit. The bench is in the shade, and it got cold on the hands after a bit. The next day we walked, and I didn't take the knitting. It was a bit colder, too.

The boys played for about half an hour, maybe a bit longer the first day.

Jewel supervised the whole situation.

My mother called today to tell me there's something wrong with her cat. I went up around suppertime, and he doesn't look good. He is about 15, and I think he may have kidney failure. The previous owners said he had urinary tract problems, and it could be a flare up of that, but I don't think so. She said he was fine yesterday, but today it's like he's kinda dragging his rear end, he won't eat, he drinks some, he just lays around, and it's not in his "normal" way. Plus he was laying on her sofa and just peed. I don't think he even knew he did it til it was done. She'll keep an eye on him tonight, and I'm on stand-by cuz Dad's still away and won't be home til next weekend. He drinks a lot and pees a lot, and that's a sign of kidney failure. He normally eats a lot but isn't really as heavy as you'd think with the amount of food he eats. He smelled bad today, too. Some of it was probably where he had peed shortly before I got there, and it probably was on his fur. Ma has a cold and didn't realize, but I told her he definitely had a stink about him, and that's not usual, either. Whatever is wrong, and if it is something that's been coming on, it sure hit all of a sudden. He's usually a really playful cat, and you'd never think he's as old as he is.

Anyhoo, there's a couple of contests to let you know about. Heddy has a great post here with links. Enchanted Yarn & Fibers has an awesome grand prize, a second prize, and a third prize! There's Name that Monkey at Flint Knits. (He's a cutie!) NH Knitting Mama's PMS contest has three prizes. (Check out her shop.) Spinknitup has a St. Patrick's Day contest. And Up Late Always has a contest for her 100th post.

Next post to contain knitting content, promise!

Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna said...

It is so sad when an animal is sick. They can't tell you what is wrong but you know something isn't right. Poor cat. Hope he makes out ok.

11:11 PM  
Blogger NH Knitting Mama said...

I'm sorry about the kitty!

Your kids are adorable. Thanks for playing along with the contest! I have added your name to the hat.

12:36 AM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Yikes...freezing rain and poor kitty...double whammy. I hope that all turns out well for your mom's cat. :o(
Thank you for passing on all the contests...hope that I have time to check them all out today. I am soooo far behind!

10:18 AM  

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