Friday, March 19, 2010

Meet my cats

I realized that I didn't have any pics of my cats on here.  So this is a quick post to show you my babies.  They're getting old - Buddy is 15, and Scully is 12 and will soon be 13.  Buddy was diagnosed with kidney failure almost 2 years ago.  I've read that by the time people see symptoms of kidney failure most cats only have a quarter of their kidney function left.  As soon as we received that diagnosis I changed her food to kidney diet for cats.  Supposedly it makes it easier for her kidneys to get the toxins out of her food, and therefore they don't have to work as hard and will last longer.  She doesn't like the food, but if that's what I have to do to keep her as healthy as possible, that's what I'll do.  I can't imagine not having my cats with me.  We've been through a lot together!  Btw, if any of you want information about kidney disease in cats, let me know.  I've done a lot of research and would be happy to share.
Budddy is the grey one on the left and Scully is the torty.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My web site and Etsy store

I've finally gotten a web site published, and a store on Etsy.  I'm selling various creative items - jewelry, photos, and eventually embellished clothing and mosaic tile objects. Doing all of this has kept me very busy, but I have made some time to do some social things in an attempt to meet some new people.  This never seems to go very well for me.  I'm not big on meeting strange people to begin with, and when I have to drive an hour to unfamiliar places it's even harder for me to do.  But since I haven't met many people since I moved to Pittsburgh (PA) I've made it a goal to do more this year.  So I force myself to go out, and when I get home I reward myself by creating things, which is like comfort food for me.
So check out my creations, and next post I'm going to (hopefully) amuse you with stories about my experiments in meeting people and making new friends.  :-)
Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour.  Ugh - I lose an hour of precious time and will be getting up even later every day!