Whew! It’s been a crazy week and I just haven’t taken the time to blog. I have a new drug, called Facebook, that keeps me high most of the time. Ok, not really, but it is a bit addictive. It’s fast and easy to post and I feel like I’m connecting with friends. Not like here where I have no idea if anyone is reading this unless they leave a comment! So, obviously Steve and I survived our snow day together last Tuesday. He worked and I got some pieces started in the studio. Nothing earth-shattering, but I am granulating again and that feels good.
I was so excited by my pillow-making success that I decided another project was in order so Saturday, Carrie and I ventured out to Hancock Fabrics, [She’s Crafty](http://bringingcraftyback.com/) and the FM Store to look at patterns and material. I knew I wanted to make a tote bag and an ottoman (the pattern calls it a gumdrop pillow) but I wasn’t sure what materials I wanted. I was also still looking for material to use for pillows in the coffee nook area. Fortunately, Carrie and I have very similar taste so it was easy for both of us to find material we liked and get excited about making something out of it. I fell in love with a very cool black and white material printed with what looks like [George Nelson Bubble Lamps](http://hivemodern.com/products/?view=sub_product&sid=343&cid=78&cid2=271) but wasn’t sure if it would be right for the pillows. Carrie and I ooo’d and ahhh’d over it for so long that I knew I was going to buy some regardless of what I did with it! Fortunately, I figured out that the pattern would allow me to make a 14″ square without disturbing the design. I’m planning to use yellow or mustard-colored piping around the edges.
The day continued with a delicious dinner, compliments of Duane and Prudy, at Ocean Zen. Prudy and I had the Sea Bass and determined it was a bit salty this time, but still quite good. As usual, the meal was peppered with lots of laughter and talk of dream vacations. After the meal we were stuffed, but the guys wanted dessert and coffee so we went downtown to Bruno’s Ristorante for the best Key Lime Cheesecake in town. It was a great end of the day. Or so we thought…
The day wasn’t over for us. Earlier our striped Tabby, Tidbit, had been vomiting around the house – ewwww! It was unusual for him to throw up that many times and we were keeping an eye on him but weren’t worried. When we returned home after dinner, we discovered more barf and Tidbit was huddled under the ledge. We knew he was sick but had no idea what could have caused it. We discussed riding it out overnight, but worried that if he got really bad during the night we’d never forgive ourselves. So we bundled him up and took him to the Emergency Vet Clinic. I knew things were bad when he didn’t object and even let the vet handle him without a fuss. She ruled out any bowel or throat obstructions but wanted to get some bloodwork to see if he had kidney problems or diabetes. After a short discussion, we decided to leave him in their care overnight. They took blood and found nothing abnormal so they gave him some fluids and watched for signs of more vomiting. Apparently after a few hours he was feeling better because he let the vet have it verbally and decided he wasn’t going to play nice any more. Fortunately, she found the whole thing amusing. We picked him up on Sunday and were given instructions to watch him for signs of vomiting and give him a bland diet for 24 hours. He seems normal and we may never know what caused the problems. We may be $225 poorer, but at least we don’t have a dead cat!
All that overnight excitement and lack of sleep meant that I was extremely tired the next day. I went to another indoor garage sale with Valerie and Kevin late Sunday morning. It wasn’t as good as the other one, but I did get some more LPs and a cool planter. Then Valerie and I did a little flea marketing before I decided to call it a day. I was going to nap but knew it would probably keep me up that night so I stayed awake. Steve and I spent a quiet evening at home watching the Superbowl until I went to bed around 9 p.m. My favorite ad was the one with Alec Baldwin because I’m such a big fan of his. I also liked the Pepsi and Doritos ads. Still, none of them were exciting enough that I remember what they were advertising.
I’m working my “real” job Monday-Wednesday this week and my sister and adorable nieces come in on Thursday so I have a lot on my plate! Hope you’re not too disappointed if I don’t blog again for another week!