Saturday, September 19, 2009


I'm still here, and still knitting! Other things have taken up quite a bit of space in my brain, and I've run short on time and energy for blogging. Piccies of recent and ongoing projects will follow, if only to remind myself that I do, sometimes, manage to get things done!

The new quarter began this past week, and once again I'll be in classes every Tuesday and Thursday night.

My Willy, a cat I had for about 10 years, died of congestive heart failure about two weeks ago. He had been sick for about two months, so his death was not a surprise, but I had hoped he could stick around a little longer.

My doctor says I've got irritable bowel syndrome. I thought it was celiac disease (tests confirm it's not) and tried a gluten-free diet for a while. I did feel a little better after cutting out gluten, and considered doing it again, celiac or not. However, I found that when I cut out gluten, I have to cut it out completely. Once my body has adapted to being gluten-free, a small amount of gluten in my food will cause a headache and a bitter taste in my mouth. It's easier (and a whole lot cheaper!) to maintain some gluten in my diet. I was, at least, introduced to the yumminess that is flax bread. It's pricey, but worth the splurge now and then.

My mom had a tumor full of pre-cancerous cells removed, and she seems fine now.

Had a minor bang-up with my car, which was already in pretty bad shape. Have gained some weight, mostly as a result of screwing around with my diet and different meds for months. I like my new apartment, except for a few minor problems. I could use a pedicure. Aaaaaand.... that's about it.