Friday, February 13, 2009

kitty news

We have had a horrible year with our cats. Today we found out that Trey, has feline leukemia. She is expected not live very long (weekend, maybe a little longer). We have no idea how she got it. She is home with us now with antibiotics to help her infections (mammary glands). Now we just have to hope that the others don't get sick too. We got the shots for them today, decided against testing them because there is nothing that can be done, and then we'd KNOW more cats were going to die, which we can't handle at this point.

Sadness abounds today.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

good day

Today has been a good day, despite getting up WAY too early for me. But even that was nice as I got to see the morning sun, and the moon setting, that was awesome. I wish I had taken a picture.

Paul and I took a nice nap too, and it seems he is asleep for the day, incredibly early, but expected with such a short night last night. I'm just waiting a bit because I hate getting all ready to sleep only to find out that no, Paul is not out for the night.

I'm also feeling refreshed in spirit, I really don't know why, just not feeling so isolated. It's great to find other people who make some of the choices you do. Also, it's nice to have a car that I can drive! :) Knowing I'm going to meet up with some friends this weekend is great, and then next week I will be meeting some other breastfeeding moms, so possible friendships there, or at least people to talk to! :)

Okay, back to normal life, litter box and laundry! :) Then sleep hopefully. :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

fire in a pit

I don't know if I wrote about our frozen water here. Last week it was frozen for five days. It was just insane! It finally melted because Chip started a fire in the trench that our landlord never filled in, which is why the pipe froze. Anyway. It was frozen this morning, and we had another fire. I'm sure our neighbors think we are nuts! Landlord was even here yesterday and didn't fill it in. Of course the ground is frozen, so it wouldn't be easy. I just want our water to work all the time. At least we know how to fix it now :)

Hopefully we aren't here next winter! Oh, and on that note, I'm ready for spring!


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Pay it Forward

I've never done this kind of thing before, but it seemed like a neat idea and I do enjoy making things for people, so I thought I'd give it a try. :)

Pay it forward crafting movement

The first 4 people that leave a comment (please leave your name if you don't sign in :) or I won't know who you are) will get sometime in the next year, a handmade gift from me. :) I will try to make it something that would be something you'd like (will probably email you for color schemes and themes you like, or you could leave them in your comment)

Just be sure to leave a similar post on your blog/website. The Rule is you must also pay it forward to be paid forward.


Monday, February 02, 2009

disposable diapers for a week, thoughts

We use cloth diapers, have since the very beginning. I love them. It is alittle more work (like 5 seconds more and a few extra loads of laundry a week), but I really like them and thinks it's worth the little extra work. Anyhow.

So we didn't have water for 5 days, and the water froze nearing the end of my diaper stash. So Paul was in disposable diapers for a week. This is just my random thoughts regarding this 'experiment', please don't think I'm picking on you because you don't use cloth diapers!

Yeah, those things stink, a lot! Wow, I just couldn't get over it. Now, don't get me wrong, Paul's diaper stinks when it's super wet, but it just smells like pee or poop, not like pee or poop that is drenched in some scent. And why is there a scent on them?? Oh, and the whole mushy feeling of a wet diaper, kind of made my stomach turn. Paul also didn't know what to think of them. All of a sudden his diaper was crinkly. He kept grabbing at it to make it make the noise, that was kind of cute. :) Chip said he couldn't wait for Paul to smell like Paul again :) (the scent in the diapers was very overwhelming).

I will admit that the convenience was somewhat nice, but the smell, noise, scent and having them laying in my trash was enough to make me super happy to have the cloth back.

So, final thoughts, try cloth diapers, they are crazy cheap and scent free :).