I know–it’s the 20th and I haven’t posted anything this month except my reading list.
I’m mostly just frustrated with the weird glitches that are making this blog so … squirrelly. The unusual amount of bandwidth it’s using, the fact that the current posts don’t always show up on the blog … and I have NO IDEA WHY. I don’t know how to fix it, and I’m sorry. I wish I did.
But meantime, it almost feels like … why should I bother? If I’m getting nasty emails from my webhost (even though I supposedly have “unlimited” bandwidth) which makes me feel like I should cut back on my posting anyway, and then there’s this weird problem so that you can’t always read the posts that I DO write … Sigh.
I don’t even have any new photos to share … where’s the fun in taking photos if I can’t share them properly? So my photo-mojo has scattered. (But here’s one to break the tedium.)
The most frustrating part for me is that I don’t know how to FIX this problem. If I tried moving to a new host, would is the glitch somehow embedded in one of my posts? Could reinstalling WordPress entirely fix the problem? (Though that’s rhetorical, really, because I wouldn’t know how to completely reinstall it anyway.)
You’ll be glad to know that Chappy is finally off Prednisone, though he’s been having some REALLY flaky skin problems and has lost lots of fur–his entire belly and chest were bald for a couple weeks, though that fur is finally growing back in, once we started using the medicated shampoo from the vet.
…Although we had to stop that for a little. He wrenched his paw (or his neck, or his back, or his shoulder … we’re really not sure). He tends to be very stoic at the vet and doesn’t show any signs of pain WHILE HE’S THERE, so we kind of had to guess it was his paw because he was reluctant to go down the stairs and was holding his right front paw turned out to the side, like he didn’t want to put full weight on it. So, for a week he’s been on the doggy equivalent of bed rest–no stairs, no walks, and allegedly no jumping up or down off the furniture, though that one’s impossible to enforce. He’s been acting more like himself the last couple days, but because of the no stairs/no jumping/keep quiet rules, I couldn’t give him the twice-weekly baths, and in the last few days, I’ve noticed some fur loss again.
Poor little guy! Luckily, he doesn’t seem at all embarrassed at the fur loss, and the weather is warmer so he shouldn’t be cold. And it’s good to see him look like he’s feeling better.
Oh, and now that I’m carrying him up and down the stairs? Suddenly we started really enforcing that diet he was supposed to be on. He’s usually right around 35 lbs, but had put a little extra on–39 pounds–just before we started the prednisone in October. Then, the meds made him lose muscle tone until he was down to about 26, which has come back as we lowered the dose, but we went a little too far in the other direction in helping him put weight on, and when he was at the vet three weeks ago, was at 39 again. Last week, he had dropped to 38.6, but … well, that’s still a lot to be carrying up the stairs (especially since right now I’m not getting MY walks either), so I’ve been feeding him a little less this week and I think he’s closer to 37 now.
In knitting, I’ve got one more sleeve of my Celtic Dreams cardigan, but it’s stepped to the side for a moment while I work on something needed for a gift.
I went to Jessica’s two weeks ago for her last fiber gathering here in NJ since she’s moving up to New England. I’m going to miss her! (You know, even if I don’t get to see her often–but obviously even less now.)
Yep. That’s pretty much it in a nutshell. Sorry if I seem down tonight (I blame my unhappy Spring sinuses).