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Miss O isn't doing very well, sadly. she's in congestive heart failure, and while the vet said she could depart this world anytime (they weren't sure she'd make it through the week, and that was 2 1/2 weeks ago), she's hanging in and seems relatively comfy, despite the fact that there is literally so much fluid surrounding her heart that her heart can't be seen on an x-ray. my poor old Miss. we've changed her diet a bit to include a frequent little sampling of moist food (to help with her digestion), which she has NEVER eaten in all her 16 years. and yogurt. the girl loves her yogurt, lemme tell ya! we try to give her a little bit of the plain stuff (maybe a teaspoonful) each day. mostly i want her to be comfortable, and i'm trying to keep the environment stress-free for her, but we have to take her to the local vet tomorrow to get her nails trimmed. crossing my fingers that the excursion goes well, as she doesn't like to travel, plus having never been to this vet, i'm afraid she won't like them. we shall see. (by the way, we still don't have the deets about her appearing on the Jones soda labels, but if anyone sees them, PLEASE grab some bottles and i will pay you for them - shipping and all!)

the cardmaking is still quite an obsession - i am preparing for yet another craft fair (this one's a craft fair/roller derby - ROCK!) at the end of March, and it should prove to be a good bit of fun. the vendors all do a funky little quirky thing - each booth will be very different from the next, and i'm THRILLED to be a part of it! i would love to make a profit, but i'm happy to get some product turnover and break even and get the word out. i've had some custom orders, and i feel like i've learned so much from my crafty internet friends, so i hope 2011 is a busy year for me!

i have a blogging friend who is putting together a book and has asked if i'd like to contribute one of my papercrafty projects - how cool is that?! i was a featured artist on her blog a few months back (she works directly with a manufacturer, promoting their products and looking for people who use them in fun, innovative ways), and it was a lot of fun playing with the stuff, so i hope i can come up with a great idea for the book. it would LIKELY be carried in Barnes & Noble stores around the country! i could be a published ARTIST! (exhibiting and winning 3rd place in a local art show isn't good enough, ya know?)

work is still too good to be true, i swear. i can't say enough wonderful things about my job - it's AMAZING. i've gotten a raise, i've been given some additional responsibilities and authority, and i seem to be in good standing with the powers that be, so my manager and assistant manager are really pushing for me to be promoted (the sooner, the better, as it benefits them greatly, too!). oh, and i seem to get my picture taken for every little thing, which i find terribly amusing. my mug has been on our external and internal websites for over a month, and i'm plastered all over the big screens throughout the building - ANNNNND i could be appearing on some of our marketing material in the near future. SILLY! anywho, i go to work happy every single day, i'm very seldom STRESSED about my job, i feel confident and empowered, and i know how fortunate i am to have landed a gig so ridiculously wonderful, so i'm going to do everything i can to show them they made the right choice in hiring me.

so Valentine's Day is almost over - i'm tired (working the early shift this week after a few weeks of closing, so i have to adjust to my new schedule) and i'm anxious to snuggle up with my dear husband, so i shall be on my merry way... hope you're all doing well (and for those going through some difficult times, i hope you're hanging in there and being the strong, amazing people i know you to be), and happy birthday, Shawn!

'night, friends. xo

p.s. - for anyone reading, i'm thinking of getting myself a netbook (rather than a full-fledged laptop), and was wondering if you might recommend some brands or models. i am wi-fi ignorant and i'm looking for something very user-friendly, as well as small and uber-portable. thoughts?
5th-Aug-2010 03:20 pm - help my Miss O be a Jones Soda cat!
'cuz seriously, how AWESOME would it be if that happened?

here's the pic we've submitted:


please vote Miss Ophelia a perfect 10, 'cuz she's really got her hopes set on this! :D and her ego is very fragile. hee hee.

5th-Nov-2009 05:22 pm - c'est une possibilite?

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Modern, Cool Nerd

61 % Nerd, 57% Geek, 35% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test at OkCupid

29th-Oct-2009 06:28 pm - oh sweet jeebus.

your day has just disappeared. put your drinks down, too.
29th-Apr-2009 12:44 pm - i make stuff. want some?
love this.
the first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me. could be a card, an altered object or something else altogether!

now for the RULES:

1. i make no guarantees that you will like what i make but i hope you will!

2. what I create will be made with you in mind. i'll take hints if you want to leave them!

3. i will create your item as my schedule allows... in a timely manner but not necessarily today or tomorrow. you can't rush genius, folks!

4. there is a catch - you must offer this same blog candy on your blog! let me know you're in, email me your address (spazzicassi@yahoo.ca), then re-post this and offer something you make (your choice) to the first 5 people who respond to your post. add my name to the #1 slot on your list - i am your first participant. when you create your giveaway, you will become the first participant on the lists for the people who participate with you. got it?

so who wants some goodies? play fair, and play nice!

1. Tracey
2. Apryl
3. Ellen

ALSO... there's a girl offering up some AWESOME blog candy over HERE. click it! what amazing candy! i'd love to win it, but so would the other 2073 people who have commented! her work is beautiful, it's no wonder so many people follow her blog to see what she's creating!
5th-Feb-2009 12:56 pm - COUSIN!

love you dearly, miss. xo
12th-Jan-2009 05:08 pm - eBay alert!
in an effort to save a few dollars and recover from the huge vet bill with which i was greeting upon returning from our latest trip, i am selling some goodies on eBay. i don't THINK anyone on my friends list is into cardmaking or stamping or what have you, but if you know anyone who is, please spread the word.

et voila....

Buy my crafties, cheap!

hope you're all doing well. perhaps i'll post an actual update soon. life is nutso.
23rd-Dec-2008 07:32 am - ha!
stolen from pokeystar, as i seem to gank many of her ideas, because i am currently lacking in the creativity department (unless my cards count). anyway, this is amusing:

Hark, the herald angels sing,
Christ is born in Stillspastic.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :

merry farking chrimbo, folks. sending love to my friends all over the globe. xo
11th-Dec-2008 05:39 pm - oh, my family.....
i spot a dick
watch this space, chickens.
because you weren't convinced already that they were crazy, right? yeah.... it's a good 'un.

9th-Dec-2008 09:23 am - 'cuz
from pokey, 'cuz today i can't brain by myself.

Your rainbow is strongly shaded green.


What is says about you: You are an intelligent person. You feel strong ties to nature and your mood changes with its cycles. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

green, mang.
not remotely orange or warm, but hey, okay.
flying the coop on Feb 23rd 2017, 4:08 pm GMT.