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24 November 2002      Some sad news to report: two of the squirrels have died. Pea, the smallest of the three, suddenly started having seizures, and after a rush to the emergency vet in the middle of the night he died. Mac died the same way the next day. The squirrel rehab lady said that this type of thing is very common. Pea was also underdeveloped, and was still dependent on the bottle for feedings three weeks after the others had already been weaned. I wonder if a Squirrel mama would have been as patient and loving with him as Terri was.

I obsess about knitting during the day, but when I’m home in the evenings I seem to only be able to knit for an hour or two before I get sleepy.  There are tons of projects I’d like to try, but I need to get to work on the New Year’s Eve sweater. The back is done, but I don’t think the color looks that great on me and I’m starting to think the whole thing is going to look horrible and not be worth the effort. I have horrible startitis with this project.

I’ve started my Lorna’s Laces socks, and I’m getting huge ladders on one side so I need to either live with it or start over. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet, so I decided to modify the first pair of socks that I knitted. They were kind of uncomfortable because I knit them a little short, and didn’t put any ribbing at the top so they tended to sag. Inspired by Beth’s sweater sleeve fix, I undid the edge, slipped my needles back in and put on about an inch of ribbing.  I tried to do a k2p2 bind off on the first sock, but couldn’t understand the directions and got it completely messed up. It was frustrating.  Here I am thinking I’m such a great knitter, and I can’t even follow the simple directions for binding off. Ugh. I gave up and started doing just a basic knit bind off (I don’t really care at this point what it looks like) but since I had cut the yarn (as it said to do in the directions for the k2p2 bind off) I didn’t have enough length for a traditional bind off. So… I tied a knot. Bad bad bad. They no longer match...they are now Frankensocks.

Ok, now I’m even boring myself.

Merf is settling right in. Now if only she would find the mystic portal (doggie door) so I could get rid of the litter box everything would be fine. We are still getting to know each other, but she seems to like it here. She has excellent kitty chops.  I searched the house for her today and couldn't find her.  I thought maybe she had found the mystic portal, but no, she was curled up on the bed with Banjo, beside my pile of  clean laundry. 

Found this surfing around the other day. Mutts on a license plate. If they offered those in California you can bet I’d have a set for my car.

We have a blanket we keep on the couch in the winter.  It's called The Binky.  No cat can resist the binky.  Here for your viewing pleasure is Axl, the longest cat ever, fully binkified.

11 November 2002      What's been going on?   Well, I was being a wee bit lazy about updating this site, and then about a week ago I realized that even if I wanted to update, I couldn't because the host is moving my site to another server.  Then I found out that, oops, they lost my site.  Luckily, I haven't updated much, so hopefully it won't take me too long to get it back up. If you're reading this, it worked. 

First, meet Merfy! A little over a week ago Merfy made herself known to my co-worker, Jon when he was taking a walk in our business park. She was hungry so Jon picked her up and brought her to our office where we fed her and gave her water. I agreed to take her home and foster her until another home could be found.  But I think in the back of my mind I knew I would keep her.  She's a great little kitty, and so cute! She's a talker, and often demands head scratches. So now we have four cats again.  Four is not too many!

On the knitting front, I finished a scarf for Sean, started on my New Year's Eve sweater, and also started a pair of socks!  

I also made Picabou a new doggie bed.  It's nothing special, but it is nice for her to have a bed that is big enough for her to be able to stretch out.



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