Wednesday, 4 January 2012

This is going to be LONG. (That's what she said)

I have a lot to say today! I haven't done much stitching as I'd have liked. Dec 31st started out like any other day, I felt fine except for a bit of a tummy ache. I went to work and about halfway through my night ache gets worse. Of course I'm with a client. Something is definitely not right so I tell the client I have to go and race out of there. I call the office and tell them I feel really sick and booked the rest of the night off. Just as I get home the barfing starts. BLAH I tell you! I call the office again and say hey, I'm throwing up and everything that goes with it (BM, chills, etc). I had to book off Jan 1st too, which is a stat holiday, which means I have to go get a doctor's note for it. Great.

Jan 1st I don't feel much better but at least the throwing up has stopped, but I attribute that to not eating or drinking anything. I find a walk in clinic open and go get my note. I hate going to the doctor. It always takes like an hour to see them, for 5 mins of their time. My head is aching, my back is aching. Everything is aching and I'm hungry but too scared to eat! Monday I felt much better, but I still had the headache and a really bad back ache.

Tuesday I feel almost like myself again. Mom and I went out in the morning to do some errands. I had to fax in my sick note, go to the bank, and then we went shopping. I had to take back to Michaels some ribbon I bought. It was supposed to be on sale, but I ended up paying full price for it (who really pays full price for ribbon. Full price was 7 dollars!) I get my money back on those and pick up a couple plaint brushes I forgot to get when I bought the ribbon. I basically got this stupid idea that I need to make Pikachu christmas ornaments, so I have all the materials now to do it!

We went to Petsmart and it was really hard to resist the urge to buy Emma a pink jacket. THEY WERE ON SALE OK. I don't know how I managed to leave the store without one. I did, however, make a hefty purchase there. Have you guys heard of the FURminator deshedding tool? It claims to reduce the amount of hair your pets shed. I wasn't going to buy it, but the fact I have little white dog hair on EVERYTHING (even in MY HAIR) gave me pause to look at this a little closer. I watched the video demonstration (hopefully with my mouth closed, I can't remember) and turned the package over and over in my hand. This brush is 60 dollars. That's a lot of money. And cross stitch things I could be buying. I did have some Christmas monies leftover. Well I bought the dumb thing, took it home and tried it out on the dog. And..

a lot of hair came off my dog. You have to be careful not to scrape your pet, but she seemed to like how it felt, and all this hair was coming off of her. Since she's a small dog, I didn't have to spend much time combing through. I left it at that. Wasn't til a few hours later when I was in my chair with her beside me that I noticed when I pet her, no hair was coming out. This is unheard of. I've tried different combs and brushes before, but it always felt like a never ending battle. I could brush and brush brush all day and still she'd be shedding all over the place an hour later.

At this point I am super excited and decided my next best idea would be to chase down the cats. Weezi was ok with the combing and it did the same job on him, lots of hair came off, minimal shedding later. Koneko on the other hand, wasn't going to have any of this so I've resorted to catching him off guard and getting in a few swipes here and there when he's not looking.

My friend in AUS has been streaming Deus Ex: Human Revolution for me while I was sick/trying to stitch. The game is over (what a great game, too.) and I am completely in love with Adam Jensen now. Here are pictures of my new Husband to Be
Just look at that glare. /swoon

Don't mind the half cyborg thing. He's really sensitive under all that bioengineering. Excuse me I think I need a moment. Why yes, Adam, I'll run away with you.

Ok!  He's streaming Fallout New Vegas for me now which is pretty good too, but it doesn't really have a main character with a lot of personality. I like the story though.

Oh yeah, and I managed to take a picture of Ham, the 24 year old cat!
He's really scruffy looking haha. After I took the picture he got up to beg for treats. What a guy. He doesn't work for free, apparently!

And to remind myself I don't need any new cross stitch things this year, I went through my emails with all my purchases last year. I spent 480 dollars on Stash last year before shipping. shipping takes that total up to 528 eeek. I should do 2010 too, but not right now. I don't want to see how much I spent then lol.

Hopefully the rest of my year is better than the start of it!

1 comment:

  1. ohhh hope you are feeling much better .... there has been and awful lot of that bug going round the circuit on the blogging world ... and $7.00 for some ribbon eek ... and way to go on the brush as it seems to work ... fingers crossed it carries on :) love mouse xxxx

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