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Friday, October 24

Friday Freebie

Well, well, well, we meet again Friday.  It's been an interesting week.  I've made a lot of progress on my custom order.  I've lost another 5 lbs (only 25 lbs away from my goal).  The house is all decorated for Halloween.  The lab submitted two papers.  Nacho has another abscess on her neck.  A very interesting week.  I'm ready for another vacation already.  Is there a way that I could go on holiday every two months?  Anyone out there want to pay me to travel the world?  That would be cool.  I'll write articles for you.  No, no takers.  That's okay, my life could be a lot more crazy (and it has been at times).

Okay enough about all of that, let's got to today's freebie!

This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains one quick page.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative. 

Don't forget that I'm running a sale right now.  Use coupon code NACHO20 to get 20% off your entire order of anything in my etsy store

Thursday, October 23

Nacho Update!

Before I begin - Don't forget that I'm having a sale to help easy the pain of more vet bills.  Use coupon code NACHO20 to get 20% off anything in my etsy store.  That includes clearance and patterns.

Poor little Nacho.  So if you didn't read the last blog post about our little tortie cat, she has another abscess.  Which we think was caused by fighting with Toonces, AGAIN.  It's been a stressful month.  As soon as Nacho get's her bandages off, her and Toonces start fighting again and we're right back where we started.

This time, the abscess opened.  Which is gross, but at least it drained a little (gross, I know).  I'll spare you the photos of the open abscess, it's not for the faint of heart.  Even though it opened, it still needed to be cleaned and she needed to be put on antibiotics again.  Fun times.  Luckily, the vet could get me in right away.  And surprisingly, Nacho didn't even need to be put under for the cleaning.  The vet tech just held her and the vet was able to clean the abscess.  I couldn't believe she was being so good.  She definitely got some cheese when we got home, she earned it!

After her neck was cleaned and bandaged, she was free to go home.  In less then an hour, we were on our way.  Now she's on Clindamycin twice a day for 10 days and needs her bandages change 1-2 times a day for the next few days.  It was also suggested that we put Nacho, and possibly Toonces, on Prozac to reduce the fighting.  We'll have to think about that and that might be a solution to the fighting, if not, we might still need to re-home Toonces (which would be the absolute last option).

I'm hoping that things calm down around here a bit and maybe, just maybe, we can avoid going to the vet for the next couple month.  That would be nice, but this all comes with pet ownership.  Oh the joys of pets.

Wednesday, October 22

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 21

Didn't this just happen

So today I wanted to post about our Halloween decorations.  The whole house if filled with bats and spider webs and skulls.  God, I love this time of year.  But that's not what this post is going to be about.  This post is about Nacho, AGAIN.  She has another abscess on her neck.  ANOTHER ONE!

You can see the lump on the underside of her neck. 

We were checking her neck, making sure her scar looked okay and that her hair was coming back in when I notice a lump on the side of her neck.  Other damn lump.  Are you kidding me?  This is not what I need right now.  I dubbed this month NO SPEND-TOBER and I was doing so well.  I spent a whole $35 this month (not including bills and groceries).  But I love my little cat, so it looks like there will be another unexpected vet bill.  Oh the joys of pet ownership.

With unexpected vet bills come etsy sales!  I'm bringing back the NACHO20 coupon.  Get 20% off your entire order.  That includes patterns and clearance items.  Now is the time to start that early Christmas shopping.  Use coupon code NACHO20 and get 20% off.

But, let's get back to poor Nacho.  After noticing the lump, I knew what it was.  Now the question is, why does she have another one?  Nacho is over 10 years old and I've never had a problem with her.  She always checks out as super healthy at vet appointments and the worst problem she has is licking her fur out when she's stressed out (which she hasn't done in over 4 years).  Did Toonces cause this one again?  And if so what are we going to do about it?

Nacho and Toonces have HATED each other since day one.  For the past 6 years they fought on a daily basis.  They can't stand being within three feet of each other, they hiss and growl all the time.  J and I have done everything, and when I say everything, I mean it.  We have had 6 years to try different things.  We thought once we got a bigger house, they would have their own places and things would settle down.  Nope, they still fight and fight and fight.  They fight over everything and a lot of times over nothing.

So now we have to make a very hard decision.  Do we keep Toonces and keep trying to ease the tension or do we re-home her?  This is not something that we are taking lightly.  It is a very, very difficult decision that has to be made and one we would prefer not to make, but we can't have one of them (aka Nacho) getting seriously injured all the time.  We haven't made our decision yet and we will probably take a while to make it.  This is more stressful then the abscess itself.  I feel lost and stressed and don't know what to do.

But for now, it's off to the vet with Nacho to have her abscess drained and flushed.  That means multiple vet visits, two more weeks of antibiotics, and two more weeks of dressing changes.  We'll see what the vet says and if there is anything else we can try to make it work between the two cats.

Monday, October 20

Monday, Monday - Weekend Wrap Up

Wow, it's Monday again.  Weekends are always so short lived and this one was no exception.  It was a fairly busy weekend for us.  We hung out with friends, saw some bands, I beaded, J did homework and had meetings, we took the dog for a nice fall walk.  It was a lot busier then normal.

Friday I picked up embroidery thread to finish up planet Saturn.  I'm so excited to get Saturn done and see what it looks like with rings.

If you don't remember, this is what Saturn looks like without rings.  It looks pretty awesome if I don't say so myself.  So just imagine it with a ring system.  I'm hoping to have a little bit of time this week to work on that.

Let's see, what else did we do on Friday?  Oh yeah, a good friend came over and we watched weird documentaries all night.  I know, we are out of control here.

Saturday was homework day for J.  He's really getting close to that Masters.  Only about nine weeks left and he will be done!!!  I'm so proud of that boy.

I working on beadwork on Saturday.  Exciting news, I finished my last planet on Saturday.   Woot, woot!

Uranus is finished!  I cannot wait to see all of them together.  I plan on getting out the canvas and getting all the planets on there today.  So I should have some photos soon!

Hmmm, what else did we do?  On Sunday we took little Yoda for a walk.  We took her up to the high school to let her run around the large field they have up there.  It's one of her favorite things to do.  We just might have to buy a house in the country so our little pug has the room she needs to be free!
We finished out the weekend by going and seeing a few bands play at a local bar.  It was a pretty nice night.  See what rebels we are, we went to see some bands on a Sunday night.  Crazy!

So what did everyone else do?  Did you do some fun fall related activities?  Did you get some crafts finished?
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