"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Holy Cat!!

He is kinda holey, since he still has the esophageal tube in his neck. He and I both are ready for it to come out already (he scratches at the bandages incessantly, as the hair growing back makes it itchy, dry skin, healing wounds, etc etc)

Good news; his liver is all better. At the latest vet appt (with an internal medicine vet. My cats have seen more specialists than I have!) they did the full blood panel, urinalysis, and urine culture. Things look good.

He's mostly eating by himself. We're stabilizing the amount of insulin he needs. I'm spending my free time (ha!) researching information about feline diabetes. Found a terrific forum/message board called Feline Diabetes that has many knowledgeable and experienced folks.

School: horrible. I have little motivation. I don't know where it went, but even time pressure motivation is not working for me right now. NOT A GOOD SIGN, as I still have about 2-3 more weeks before I get any respite.

Knitting: what's that? these hands havne't touched needles in weeks!!

Goals for summer:
1) finish up the babette crocheted blanket. I love the colors and pattern. I see it peaking at me from the yarntainer.

2) finish up the socks (STR rare gems, jaywalker)

3) finish hemlock ring blanket.

Now, I realize that I will be wanting to cast on some lace soon! Any suggestions?


Blogger Kim said...

I'm glad the cat is on the mend. I bet you're both ready for him to be back to normal.

Hang in there with school--just start the countdown and plug away.

I'm looking forward to seeing you this summer :)

4/23/08, 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Yay! for eating by himself. Good luck with finishing; I know all about lost motivation...

4/23/08, 7:02 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh, and lace. Goddess Knits has some great shawls.

4/23/08, 7:02 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Goal #4 for the summer: Come to Denver!

4/23/08, 8:15 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Yay!!! Obviously some cat inspired lace - a holey project to celebrate your holey cat. :)

4/23/08, 8:30 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

It's great that Cosmo is getting better. Do you tell your parents about your cats?

Motivation is hard to muster up when you have misplaced it.

4/24/08, 5:17 AM  
Blogger StarSpry said...

So glad to hear that Cosmo is doing better!

4/24/08, 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

I'm glad to read that your puddy-tat is mending well.

You know... if you were in Denver, you might be more motivated to knit!

There are a lot of wonderful lace patterns to choose from. Perhaps something by Sivia Harding? I like her patterns.

4/24/08, 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Enchanted by Fiddlesticks.

Yay for Cosmo's liver! And hopefully his diabetes will be as easy for you to manage as mine was for Sheba. Easy peasy.

School Motivator: Uh, it's almost over?

4/24/08, 7:20 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Hey, I'm glad that Cosmo is doing so much better! Yay!!

School: hang in there. It will soon be over. Just keep telling yourself. Perhaps you should mark each day off on a calendar for motivation.

Lace: Anything by anne hanson/knitspot. Miriam of Mim Knits has some cute lace scarves. Also, Moroccan Nights is a new one. You might like it too.

4/24/08, 9:30 PM  

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