Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Our Hearts Are Heavy

Despite the joy of having Tom home again, our hearts are heavy chez Libran. Our beloved little cat is not well. A trip to the vet today did not provide any answers, other than she has fleas. We'll get bloodwork results tomorrow and go from there. So for now, our footsteps are soft and our voices muted and we hope that our little cat is back to her normal, playful, amusing self soon.

Tom and I don't have any children. How do those of you who have children, particularly small children who can't tell you what's wrong, deal with your children's illnesses? How do you keep it from killing you?

Knitting Progress
There's not much going on. I've knit a little more on the cuff of the Leaves of Grass sock. After reading the pattern more, I discovered that the stitch pattern is only on the instep. I'm not so sure that I'm going to like that look but I might be surprised.

The Milanese Lace Scarf blocked quite nicely. I'll post a detail picture later in the week, after I send my One Skein secret pal the package. My own secret pal sent me an email the other day saying that a giant goodie package is heading my way this week. I loved the first package (handspun sock yarn!) and given the amount of work she put into the first skein, that should be enough for the remainder of exchange. I can't wait to see what she's chosen for me this time!

Guest Blogger Coming Soon!
I could tell you more about Tom's trip, but I think it's best to let him tell you in his own words. He's agreed to take the blog reins and give a trip report. Suffice it to say that it was physically challenging and that he didn't eat enough. He lost about four pounds. After he got home Saturday evening, he was so excited about any kind of food, given that he survived on those packaged tuna steaks and dehydrated food. I think he came home early because he was hungry!

Here's an example of what he climbed:

7 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your kitty! I'll think good thoughts. Here's hoping that everything passes quickly and that he is on the road to recovery soon. Look forward to hearing about the climbing trip!

chris said...

Ohhhh, I'm sorry your little cat is under the weather! I hope it's something small and easily "fixed".

Hub and I also don't have children, and I've wondered the same thing . . . every time we have a sick cat it just destroys me, so I can't even imagine what it's like with tiny people!

Nanc said...

I'm sending good vibes and thoughts to your kitten. It's tough. One of ours is currently acting odd and we're watching her, but it's not enough yet to take her to the vet. (It may be the heat, the storms, or anger at being Walter's sparring partner.)

I'm excited to read Tom's take and his stories. Ooh, and the pictures.

Cerridwen said...

I feel for you. I hope everything comes back that she was just pooped from the fleas or heat and will be fine.

knitnthings said...

OH sending feel good thoughts for the kitty. Hope she's feeling better soon!

Lazuli said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty! I hear you on the wanting to explain things front! I hope he gets better quickly and that everything's OK!

Petra said...

*Good thoughts* *Good thoughts*
Can't wait to see Milanese Lace Scarf!!!