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      Friday, May 20, 2016

07:38 AM - 05/20/2016

The topic: Hey, hey, hey!

Alive and well in beautiful, sunny, Lakeside, California!

A short update. Took Marco to the vet a few days ago, I know he really needs a teeth cleaning, he's been looking rough and losing weight. The vet took blood, all values with the exception of globulin were good. Globulin was high and the vet said, taking into consideration Marco's loose stool and tenderness in his abdomen, he might have dry FIP. (I don't think so.) But Marco is on meds for two weeks to see if he perks up. (I think he'd perk up a whole lot more if his teeth were clean, but we'll wait until after he's done with the meds).

I've been wanting to make another hot air balloon card, testing my abilities for modification of the files. In this case, making it bigger. I'd like to see how it looks with a battery operated tea light in the basket. I have the paper picked out, files all modified to make them bigger and have some stuff on order to fancy up the finished design. I know who I'll be sending it to, I've had this in my head for a couple of years now. I'm finally taking action. Should I take some more incredibly boring video? 14110119

And Brian offered up my services to his mom to make cards for her to send to her twin great-grandchildren. (I asked him "did you bring this up to your mother before you brought it up to me?" He gave me that deer (dear? lol) in the headlights look because he knows I find that incredibly annoying.) Anyway, she picked out a couple of box cards from my book (he said she seemed surprised I had files for this - geez, how many times have I proclaimed the greatness of svgcuts.com? I guess the best analogy might be to say "making the cards is like making a garment with a pattern".  I dunno, I've never taken credit for the designs..) I have some new paper that should be here shortly, Joann.com had a pretty good sale so I took advantage. And something that I didn't think would happen this soon, I'm running out of room in my storage cabinet. Guess I need to get busy making stuff.


      Tuesday, May 31, 2016

06:52 AM - 05/31/2016

The topic: Still plodding along

Over the past few weeks, I made an incredibly beautiful hot air balloon out of paper, took a ton of photos, will be sharing that. My mother in law picked out a couple of box cards to make for the birthdays of her great-grandchildren (thank you, Brian, for offering my services before I knew anything about it - I really kinda thought we'd talked about that in the past). I got the paper picked out and cut, close to finished with the girl's card (it's the same castle box card I made last year, so it was an easy assemble) and one of the cards from the Summer Box kit. I didn't take photos of the castle assembly, but I will take photos of the one I put together today.

Our router started dropping and rebooting itself last week. This is not a good thing. I didn't realize it was going bad and waited an hour for our internet to come back up before calling our provider. I'd rebooted the modem, but not the router. Tech advised me to reboot the router (unplugging it) and see what happened. Yeah, the router is going bad, so I ordered a new one and got that all set up last week. And now I can listen to all of my music out in the other room on the Roku.

The Lexapro that I've loved so much, well, that relationship is over. I've had some really chronic bad pain in the front of my thighs for a couple of months now. I had to call in refills for my Lex and BP meds. Well, the Lexapro needed to be authorized by my doctor's office and there's a little foot dragging going on there and it didn't get refilled. Should have taken 48 hours, I called it in on Tuesday knowing my last pill was Wednesday night (I started taking it at night in hopes that the pain would lessen). Called the pharmacy on Thursday, no response from the doctor's office. Went in to pick up the meds on Saturday morning, no Lexapro. Which is just as well.

Because, only after missing one day, my legs were much better. And every day, they're just a little bit more better. And I no longer had the diarrhea every morning. So....

I'm waiting for the withdrawal shoe to drop, got a crap night's sleep last night. Was it no drugs or was it the coffee drink? Time will tell. All I know is that pain was unbearable. I'd made an appointment with the doc for the ninth. We'll see if I keep it.

Anyway, off for our morning walk. TTYL.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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