Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Quiet Weekend

It was a quiet weekend and I can assure you it was much appreciated.  I would like to thank you all for your concern and good wishes for little Levi.  He seemed to adjust to the higher dose of meds quite well and there were no more seizures thank goodness.  He even took to chasing Lilly Bean (this is perfectly normal behavior for here) along with little Louie( his partner in crime).  Lilly Bean was in her glory.......she loves getting them going.  It's her favorite pastime.  We have all caught up on our lost sleep and I even got in some much needed Knitting time.
Remember this?

 Well a fairly good bit of it has been turned into this and then spun into a very nice ( if I do say so myself

DK weight yarn 

that I'm using for the Order of the Garter cardigan pattern I just purchased on Ravelry.  

I got a pretty good start on it and then I got totally confused at the armhole shaping.  Sigh.  Spent the next two days staring at the pattern and reading the same paragraph over and over thinking somehow I would become enlightened as to how to proceed but it just wasn't happening.  No matter how many times I read that darn thing it just wasn't registering.  I finally resorted to checking out Ravelry to see if anyone else was working on the same pattern and thank goodness a fellow Raveler was and emailed me how she worked it.  What a relief.....I was able to get more work done on it this evening.  I love the look of this cardigan!  So simple yet elegant.  Can't wait to finish it!  Of course it's going to be a spin as I go project so could take a while.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fingers Crossed....

I've been a little missing in action here lately because I've had my hands full with this little guy.

He was doing so well on his seizure meds until he wasn't.  It's such a scary and frustrating condition he has.  We had everything under control for a very long time and then suddenly out of the blue the seizures were back making for some pretty traumatic hours the other night.  And since all my little hooligans sleep with me in the same room it was a pretty wild night to say the least.   I always give him ice cream after he comes out of a seizure to help balance his little system and I was starting to think he was having seizures just to get the ice cream.  And of course if you give one ice cream they all want ice cream so there we were .......all having ice cream in the middle of the night.....and pretty much all night long!! I am so grateful for his wonderful Veterinarian here.  She is so efficient and always accommodating.  She met us at the office at the crack of dawn to address his problem.  Tests were run and thank goodness all were normal so she simply upped his doses on some of the meds and we were back home only a little worse for wear and totally sleep deprived.  Levi is kind of groggy on the new dose and that has the others a bit concerned.

Lilly Bean can't figure out why she isn't getting a rise out of him from her high counter.

Louie has been sitting in front of him looking worried because he always helps him chase and harass Lilly Bean and he's tried every thing he can think of to get a rise out of him and nothing is working.  Sophie, on the other hand is hiding in the bedroom catching up on her lost sleep and I'm sure just grateful for the quiet.  She's never been a fan of those three and their crazy games anyway!

And I'm trying to stay awake long enough to finish some plying but that may not happen

because Levi has recovered and is giving me his "more ice cream please!" stare and Louie 

has decided to take on Lilly Bean all by himself in the kitchen.  This doesn't always turn out well so looks like there will be no spinning today.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the new dose will keep those darn seizures under control again and we can all get back to our normal crazies!!  :-)