Tuesday, March 27, 2007
It wasn't long ago that we had my grandmother's dog put down because she was so aggressive. Then there have been other personal family things going on in my life followed today by the news that it looks like my dog Carlie will have to be put down.
Friday night she ran outside and came in limping. She likes to chase small animals in the back yard and has pulled muscles the odd time before. This time seemed different. She didn't get any better over the weekend.
Yesterday when the vet was opened again we took her to get checked out. The Vet said she thought she had torn a ligament in her knee. We took her back today for x-rays. Turns out that the one ligament is torn, the other is damaged as well and she has hip displaysia (sp). The one leg that she is favoring can only be fixed by surgery. A surgery that costs about $2000(that is just an estimate). They think we should do both legs.
Aside from the cost, the problem is that Carlie is 12 years old. Who are we really doing the surgery for? We are going to see how she is of a few days of bed rest (what a joke to call it that for a dog) When she goes outside she needs to be held up at the back with a towel, used like a sling.
Really it sounds like it is only a matter of time. She is such a good dog with a personality like no other dog I have had or seen. She really loves you back! Comes to lay with you when you are sick, bumps your arm when you are crying and just seems to have a sense of what you need when you need it. Even this weekend she wants to play but can't. It hurts me so much to see her trying to get around on 3 legs. I know that some people would say that it is just an animal but that isn't the way in our house. Carlie is family! We love her! This is so hard.
Monday, March 26, 2007
I have also been working on the Inside Outside Sock finally this weekend. (I started the toe a while ago and stopped) I figure there is no longer a fear of spoilers so I will post this pic.
I'm not yet sure what I think of this pattern. I think I might like the inside more than the outside at the moment. I have knit the whole foot in 2.25mm and then after the ankle have moved up to 2.75mm. I know a few people who have decided not to knit the pattern given with the yarn but I have this thing about keeping the sock club yarn with the sock club pattern so as much as I am not "in love"with the pattern I will finish these.
I have also heard that a few people seem to not like the yarn colour at all. However this is exactly colours I would choose. So far my yarn is striping more than pooling which is interesting. I thought that might change when I changed needles but so far I still have stripes. I will have to see if sock number 2 is going to match.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Plus I think I'm going to knit it a little longer than the pattern. I always think my sweaters end up a little short.
Friday, March 23, 2007
I know my mom has been going through a lot and that this week has been no exception but I am tired of her turning those things around at her family. Tonight I have been out all night (most of the week actually) and then come home to one word answers or short sentences, followed by seemingly normal conversation. I just never know how to take it. I don't know if she is angry, over being angry, average or tired. I'm tired of treading on eggshells in my house where I'm supposed to be relaxing.
Anyway... Here is the beginnings of Wicked. (a little blurry this photo)
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Rapunzel is done.
Date Started: Last year Sometime
Date finished: March 18th 2007
Pattern: Rapunzel from Rowan #34
Yarn: Rowan Kid Classic (colour 822 - Glacier)
Needles : 4.5mm addi turbos
I just have to find some buttons that I like. It was a long time coming and I am going to have to block it to make it longer because as you may see in the picture the "girls" are a little too big for this sweater. The rest of it fits comfortably though.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
When I look at my blog on the laptop I like the way it looks but when I used to computer last night I looked at my blog and had to scroll over to read it. This is something I don't like to do when I look at other blogs. The laptop has a wider screen so please leave me a comment if you have to scroll over to read this blog.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
I stayed awake to pick him up from work at midnight. I couldn't sleep because he was taking up all the room.
We had to meet friends to go to a car show at 9:30am (his friends, one of which is so....annoying and to be really honest, quite rude and inappropriate). The alarm went of at 8am and I spent a half and hour trying to get him to get out of bed.
Once home from the car show he slept for 3 hours while I did laundry (did I mention he slept through the night while I tossed and turned)
-I slept like the dead through him trying to wake me up during the night
I spent from 10 am to 12 trying to wake him up again, as a three hour nap doesn't stop this man from sleeping through the night again. I cooked him breakfast and we went to look at furniture for the house and went to visit our pile of mud where the house will be. We peaked in windows of the houses already framed and saw for the first time what our main floor will look like in 3D.
We came home where his majesty had another nap for an hour. I cooked dinner, we ate. He came down with sudden headache which progressed into him feeling sick to his stomach. He went to bed and wanted me to sit with him. I was sure he would fall asleep but apparently he had too much sleep so he laid there while I read a book. I finally said I'm going to the living room got out my Sex in the City DVDs and have been here since. I'm sure he has gone to sleep now with no one to whine to.
I complain but... (I have to consider that I do think he is feeling sick and he is trying to quit smoking today which he is convinced is part of the problem) looking at furniture and going to see our mud makes me even more excited about the house. I like that as much as he can bug me I just like to have him around. I knew I was ready to live with him when we can be together and don't feel the need to be in the same room at every second.
During our travels I worked on my Duet Sock because Connie told me I better hurry up. And I'm trying to hold off from starting the Rockin Sock Club sock.
If you look close you can see where the afterthought heel is going to go. There is a line that is more green than the rest of the sock (on the right furthest from the toe).
For now I am going to work on Rapunzel because I can't wait to wear it.
Friday, March 09, 2007
IT'S HERE!! my first Rockin' sock club package came today and I love it! The colour is just what I like and the pattern looks interesting. Waiting to see if other's around here have theirs yet before I start ..... but I can only be so strong. It may be on the needles before the end of the night.