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Archive for January, 2009

I’ve been talking about going to a tailor or seamstress for FOREVER. Well, okay, not forever, but for many months. I can NEVER find clothes that fit, especially at my current weight – as I’ve mentioned in my posts about shopping at Macy’s. I know my weight affects my feeling of well-being and self-confidence, and I know, perhaps even more than the pounds is the fact I feel so dowdy and dumpy in my clothes.

So, for a while I’ve been looking for someone to do alterations. I’ve checked out dry cleaners in the area. I had finally found one I thought would work – and happened to mention it to a coworker. She said I MUST use a woman she knows, Julia Needlman. She said Julia was FANTASTIC and had made a mutual friend’s professional performance costume, etc. So, I jumped at the referral, as I’d much rather use someone with a good recommendation.

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It’s hard for me to believe – but I’ve already completed three weeks on the NutriSystem plan!  How is it going?  Very well!

I have multiple issues with food: 
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Scarf-a-holic

I’m Lintee Bean, and I’m a scarf-a-holic.

As I noted previously, I am relearning how to crochet.  Last I wrote, I’d made a lumpy coaster, a quarter-scarf (not enough yarn for an entire scarf, so I ripped that out), and a skinny scratchy scarf.

So what have I been making since then – MORE SCARVES!

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Studley’s furcut

Well, apparently when I reassured Studley about his punk “furcut” after his recent pancreatitis episode, I was TOO reassuring.  I thought he looked embarrassed (not to mention COLD), coming home from the hospitals with a shaved belly, shaved sides, and three shaved legs.  So,  I told him patchwork furcuts like his were ALL the rage now.  All the trendy kitties were wearing them.

Sexy furkini

Sexy furkini

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Dental dilemmas

Another question I see posted frequently is whether the caregiver should get a dental for their cat that is older and/or has health concerns.  My answer is generally a resounding YES.

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I have an aversion to the word “resolutions”, for whatever reason, so instead I try to come up with goals for the year ahead – preferably with steps toward achieving them.

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Root of the problem

I faced this morning with dread.  My dentist had referred me to an endodontist to evaluate a tooth that was particularly sensitive.  Now, all my teeth are sensitive – I have a tendency to clench my jaw and grind my teeth and if I could go back in time I’d tell myself to start wearing a night guard MUCH sooner than I did.

I have to say, this endodontist was AWESOME.  She was so kind and understanding.  I am a huge baby when it comes to my teeth, and I really don’t think they should blame me.  How would they feel if I said “Okay, I’m just going to take this sharp pointed metal dental tool and stab you in the thigh, and you tell me if it hurts?  I KNOW it will hurt – the only question is WHEN.

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