Month: November 2019

No More Naked Kitties!

I live in an apartment where they keep the heat at the minimum allowed by law.  Needless to say, the naked kitties get cold quite easily!  Three of the four allow me to put sweaters on them.  Boo will have nothing to do with it.  Abby’s went on first:



And I came to the conclusion that Mya walks so funny in hers because it goes back almost to her tail.  She needs one like Abby’s that only covers her core and no sleeves.  Voila:


It’s a smidge big for her, but I don’t think there will be anything out there small enough.  She’s less than five pounds.  I want her to have a sweater on most of the time during the winter since she may lose weight if her tiny body has to fight the cold.  I still have to find a sweater for Pinky.  Right now, all she has is an ill-fitting Santa suit.


I seem to still be recovering from my bout of weakness, which started over a week ago.  A few of those days were spent in bed.  Mike, my mother and I went out to do a little shopping on the weekend.  It was so good to get out.  I needed more pipe cleaners to tie up a bunch of cables and cords.  They make great cat toys as well.  I was over the moon when I found these ones with the rather fancy-schmancy name!


Hehe!  I showed them to Pinky and I couldn’t tell if she was impressed or not:


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Take Your Kids/Spawn To Work day event.  I do a tweaked version of my motivational talk I give.  I try to keep it interesting with tons of pics and videos, with a side of humour.  I had some very nice comments from people afterwards, which always make this experience even better than it already is.  I am more than thrilled if I touch at least one person.

Today’s symptoms:  I think my worst complaint would be a really bad headache.  My fatigue level was at around my normal, and the weakness was a bit better again today.  Things are slowly improving from the previous week – life is good!

Rough MS Patch

Sorry for the lack of blog recently.  Last week was not too fun, but I’m so glad it seems to be almost over.  I could tell on Monday morning that it wasn’t going to be the best day symptom-wise, but it became quite a bit worse than I expected.  I was in bed for much of the week because my body was hit with some of the worst weakness I’ve ever experienced.  It took all of my strength just to walk from room to room or hold myself up in the sitting position.  I think the worst day was Wednesday and into Thursday morning.  As quick as it came on, it started to improve.  I was so happy to be vertical again Thursday afternoon.  I saw my GP on Friday and she said my symptoms certainly sound like an MS flare-up.  I’m still feeling the effects, but big improvement today.  Mike and I were even able to get out and do some much needed shopping.  We weren’t able to stay out quite as long as I hoped, but I’ll take what I can get!  Tomorrow will be even better after a good night sleep.  Paws crossed!

On Sunday, I had the great pleasure of meeting with 434 Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.  I was a member a few years ago and have missed leaving ever since.  I went through over a year that was fairly rough health-wise, and making it to the meetings sometimes became too much.  I’m seriously considering joining up with them again.  They had an excellent guest speaker, Ted Barris who wrote The Great Escape.  The movie was unsurprisingly hugely Americanized, and Ted did an amazing amount of research to get the true story.  He gave a wonderful presentation about the book, and I’m amazed with the information I left with.  Left with a signed copy of his book too!


I’m going to keep this one short, but I will certainly report back in soon!

Today’s symptoms:  The weakness is almost gone – woot!  A fair bit of nerve pain but that seems to be my norm anymore.  I’m so grateful for feeling better.  Things like this really make me appreciate my better days.