Tuesday, October 30, 2007

She's EATING!!!....

Last night I made a chicken noodle skillet dinner with chicken breast meat, pasta shells, peas, corn, seasonings, cream cheese and sour cream. A real "comfort food" meal. As I was preparing to serve it to the kids(Mark wasn't home from work yet), I noticed Soshie was in the living room by the dining room entrance. She got up on the table where Sarah and I were eating so I offered her a bit of chicken. She accepted and went on to eat about a tablespoon of shredded up chicken with sauce on it. Of course I had to call Mark with the good news!! Then, the rest of the evening she spent on the loveseat with me as I crocheted. At bedtime she went into the bathroom(we have to feed her in our bathroom because the other cats intimidate her so much) and proceeded to eat several morsels of dry cat food!!! She approached the litterbox but ended up not using it, then came to bed with us. This morning she went back and ate even more dry cat food! I am trying really hard to not get my hopes up, this may just be a last "hurrah" before she nose dives. If it isn't, she is still a very weak, starved cat and it might take weeks before she's healthy. But, she's EATING!!

In other good(but sad) news, the man accused of murdering 5 people back when I was a young teen has confessed. I'm sure the families will never know what really happened to their loved ones, but at least a part of the case has been closed. Read about the KFC MURDERS, be sure to follow the links to the other articles. Being a very sheltered teen at the time, I have since come to believe that I dated(briefly) the brother of Monte Landers, a boy named George Landers, the year before this happened. I remember him asking me if I knew Monte but don't remember the rest of the conversation.

And, to elaborate on the crochet mentioned above, I've started another bat wing shawl! I'm using the Patricia pattern(my picture is MUCH better) from Berroco again and love how my first one turned out. This time I'm using Yarn Bee's Icelandic Jewels in Ruby instead of Yarn Bee's Highland Thistle. It has much less bounce to it and I think will be a better drape. My first shawl is very long and seems to get longer each time I wear it. It is deceptively heavy and just pulls down more than I'd like. Of course, the color and texture(other than the bounce) are just beautiful, you can see a pic in the "finished projects" section on my sidebar. Hopefully this new shawl will be even better. I would have a picture of my first 11 rows but some lovely kids took rock star pictures of themselves last night and drained my batteries!

I guess I'll spend the day doing laundry and housekeeping, among crochet sessions.

Tomorrow we have LARHE park day, grocery shopping, and Halloweenie stuff. The girls will be collecting UNICEF pocket change donations. Ryan is going "reverse" trick or treating with his youth group, handing out candy and inviting people to come to church. I'll be here handing out candy as usual. We put day-glo green spider webs all over the holly bushes and have our jack o'lantern carved.

3 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Oh...I hope she's turned a corner, and this is all good news from here on out!

I LOVE the hutches that you're painting as well...I can't wait to see them when they're moved into the house...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Never heard of reverse TOT, but it sounds like a great idea. I'm going to tell our youth director about it. He might want to do it next year with out youth.
Best wishes to Soshie for continued improvement. Is she a cat or a guinea pig?

Jennifer said...

Love those Icelandic jewels! That's what I'm using for my ripple afghan ... I love the soft fuzziness of it. Your shawl in ruby should be very pretty.