Showing posts from February, 2013

Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

*WARNING* Possible TMI: discussion of cycles and hormones. I'm experiencing my second migraine since I started taking feverfew. It started yesterday (Tuesday), but I can now look back and see that I had a side effect on monday as well. Monday I got the munchies, which I often do with migraines. I just can't seem to get enough to eat. It wasn't a huge case of munchies, but it was there. Yesterday I had a headache and noticed I was sensitive to sound. Tried Ibuprofen, but it wasn't helping. I ended up taking the tramadol in the evening and a second one before bed. Had my usual tramadol insomnia, so I was up for 2 hours in the middle of the night. This morning I was still tire, but had things to do and places to go. So I got up. Definitely not 100%. I got a latte before my early morning meeting, and had some sharp pains towards the end. I think that was stress, because as soon as I left, it was better. Kristy and I stopped by my house so I was able to get the painkill

The Dog Days Are Over

"The Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine  (I recommend you click this, it should open in a new window, and listen to the song while reading this post. Because I listened to it while writing it.) I took Remy to the vet yesterday. A while back he started having some discharge from his right eye. It was just discharge with no other symptoms. The vet looked at it when we went in for a new heartworm preventative prescription. No worries, but he had put on quite a bit of weight. So I made sure I was feeding him the amount for the weight I wanted him to be, not for what he currently was. I also kept it on the lightly active side. Of course he got some treats, too. He even started asking for seconds after breakfast and dinner. Silly dog. This week, I noticed that the discharge was now building up in both eyes. So in we went. They did a little test to make sure he produces enough tears. He aced it. So I have 2 eye gels that get used 3 times a day. One is antibiotic and

It's Hip To Be Square! (Or, I Made A Hat!)

me in my hat I look all hipster. At least, that's what J said. My dear friend Amber!  gave me some alpaca yarn because she's allergic to it. Turns out I'm not allergic to alpaca, just sheep's wool. I've been crocheting lots of baby hats lately, so I decided I would use this yarn for myself. I wanted a lightweight hat to wear down here in the southwest with our crazy weather.  Amber! also helped me find the pattern. She's kinda my go-to for fun knit and crochet projects. It's on , but the pattern is on the original maker's blog. It's called the Divine Hat . I followed the pattern rather precisely before I thought to try it on. My yarn is a bit smaller than what the pattern calls for, I think, so I had to add some more rows of the main stitch before putting on the border. I also alternated my 3 brim rows instead of all the same like the pattern says.  I do have a small head, so I can't really say how following the p