Today was Pepper’s 15th birthday! Can’t believe she has been with us for that long now. We got her as a kitten (6 weeks old) from a farm out by Innisfail. She is a multi-toed Manx with a whole lot of catitude! She didn’t want to pose for a picture either, just wanted to eat her delicious dinner.
Met with my doc again today to go over my test results. I thought she was just gonna tell me about having to do another mammogram in 6 months. Boy was I wrong. Apparently the Radiologist has reviewed my wonky mammogram and decided that an MRI was required instead. I guess that’s a good thing as it means we will know specifically if something isn’t right and we’ll know sooner than the 6 months. However, they don’t do these very often as they are expensive and show more detail (so everyone would want one! haha). I guess it’s your health … at a price. The fortunate (?) thing for me is that having had cancer, it usually means you get special treatment and tests that mere mortals do not. Sweet eh?
So I’ve been put on the semi-urgent list which means I’ll be having my MRI within 30 days. The only other problem is I have to go to a bigger city for it, as they aren’t able to do this kind here in town (what a pain in the butt). Oh well, what can you do?
In my yarn stash, I found a bunch of purple and cream that had been my mom’s. Not sure what she was intending to make with them but I have a feeling it would’ve been for me, since purple is my favourite colour (and green was hers). The problem is this yarn is old (Zellers Sayelle) and it’s difficult (impossible) to find something to match the colour and texture.
So, I decided it would be nice to try my hand at crocheting as my mom had taught me how years and years ago, but I somehow have leaned towards knitting. I got my sister to send me a nice, easy crochet pattern since I would be trying this for the first time in a long time (since I was a teenager, yikes!). We even had a long facetime session so she could show me the different stitches. Surprisingly enough, I was able to get back into crocheting quite easily.
The only problem that remains is finding a coordinating colour to go with the purple as I don’t have enough purple to complete an entire afghan. I’m thinking of doing the purple/cream on the ends and then the middle section will be a matching purple/cream. I’ve already made some trips to Michael’s and Wal-Mart, this is not going to be an easy task matching this colour (it’s probably from the 80’s …).
Picked up a pig today … no really, a pig. Okay, he was already dead and processed into pork chops, bacon, ham … you get the picture :-). One of the ladies at work raises them so I split one with another lady at work, so it was half a pig we got. The cost was extremely reasonable for all the meat we got and we know how it was raised which is nice to know too!
Today was mammogram day, something I don’t mess around with when it’s time for it to be done. It was the usual show, take a couple pictures, out to the waiting room, called back in to take a couple more, back to the waiting room, called back in for an ultrasound. Now here where it was new as after the ultrasound was shown to the tech, he came in to do an ultrasound himself. So I had two of them hovering over my boob trying to see what was on the screen. Something they didn’t like, obviously.
After several minutes of them scrutinizing the screen and my boob, it was decided there was something different since my last mammogram but nothing they could specifically biopsy (gawd, I hate that word). So the tech told me the recommendation would most likely be to have another mammogram in 6 months and see if anything else changes. Okay, that works for me. Waiting isn’t so great but last year I had 3 mammograms during the year as they tried to rule out any changes.
Today the a good friend of ours is moving to Vernon, BC. Hubby is going now and then his wife will be going later on once their house is sold and such. Sad day as they will be missed but there are so many ways we can keep in touch that there is no reason not to. Also, it means a summer holiday somewhere warm to visit them :-). Good luck guys, we love you!
Today I finished up another one of my knitted projects, a cat rug, for the cats, haha. It’s not the prettiest thing and the head isn’t quite round enough even though I followed the directsion, hmmmm. Oh well, Abby doesn’t seem to mind laying on it. I didn’t sew on buttons for the eyes as I know the boys, Loki especially, will chew them off and eat them (not a good plan at all!).
Had a great time on the weekend as the band See Alice performed at a local bar. A local (rich) guy was having his 60th birthday so had booked the bar and hired an old band from the 80’s, Harlequin, to perform. It was quite an extravaganza with various food stations set up to cook the stir fry you wanted or different appetizers and snacks, along with fresh roast. There was also a comedian, a magician and a photo booth. The birthday boy also paid for everyone’s drinks that was in the bar (holy moly!!). Basically it was a free night of food, friends, fun, music and good times. Truly excellent!
Harlequin played from about 9:30-12:30 am and then See Alice closed down the night from 12:30 to 2:30 am. A group of our friends showed up and we just had a lot of fun drinkin’, eatin’ and dancin’.
Well, it’s taken awhile but I have finally completed a knitted afghan for my nephew (apparently I made one for his brother many many years ago but never got around to making one for him, ooops!! my bad).
It was made with quite large needles so it’s really a loose pattern. Hopefully doesn’t fall apart on him! It only took me a couple years to complete. One of my resolutions for this year is to finish off many of my knitting projects I have on the go. I think there is around 13 or so … I’m just gonna work my way through them.