Posted by: silverstar98121 | April 22, 2010

Some Cheese with that Whine?

So, things kinda suck at Chez Silverstar. Friday has been having more of those “spells”. I’m convinced there is something definitely wrong here. Right now she is trying to crawl into my lap while I’m on the computer. It doesn’t work well. I will have to retire soon to the recliner so she can be a lap dog.

For the most part she seems her happy dog self. We went for a walk to Seattle Center today, and she’s been doing the panting and pacing routine since we got back. But she seemed so happy to be out, was running ahead of my chair and not lagging, but now we’re paying for it. The Boyo is encouraging me to let her go, but it will have to wait a bit. It even costs money to say goodbye to your best friend.

And then there is the fleas. The warm weather in January has apparently brought them out early and in full force. Also thinking if Friday stays for a while, I need to get her some flea killer. But that stuff costs an arm and a leg, too. *sigh*

Adding to my problems is the fact that The Boyo hasn’t gotten paid in a while. So he hasn’t been able to pay his half of our family plan cell phone bill. It doesn’t usually matter, but I had three big bills this month, and needed help with one of them. Not his fault, the building owner is being a jackass. Or maybe he is just in the dumper with the rest of us in this economy. He wants X, Y, Z done, but doesn’t want to part with cash. He wants all the offices in the building rented out. Well, look around, there are more empty office and retail spaces than you can shake a stick at. The Boyo had to go back on food stamps to feed himself. He’s had a good deal for the last several years, now I fear he will be sleeping in his van again. But at least it is going to be summer eventually.

The weather goes up and down. We have a couple of days in the 60s, and I start thinking about geocaching, or the zoo, or something, then the next day it’s cool and pouring rain. OK, summer doesn’t really start in Seattle until after the 4th of July, but I just wish for some consistent weather. Also hindering me is that Friday can’t go with me.  I miss that companionship.

I’m still knitting away, mostly making preemie caps, because they are easy and I can finish them in one evening. And Daisy Fae, you are right, I’m writing some of my own patterns. Don’t know about publishing them, however, we’ll see. Sounds like a lot of work to get it so even the idiots can do it.

Mmm-mmm, good.

On the plus side, I got my St. Patrick’s Day present from Daisy Fae and Gnu Kid after Easter but before Tax Day. Dark chocolate and Celtic music for the win. Thanks, guys. I’m going to try to get your Easter present to you shortly after Beltane. Pardon the lousy picture, both of my good cameras need the batteries charged, so this is a cell phone picture.

I’m gonna go drown my sorrows in a murder mystery now. See you later.


  1. your homework: listen to gaelic storm, “scalliwag” and “me and the moon”. repeat as necessary…

    it’s only for now. good or bad, things always change. hang in there!

  2. Hello!
    You do not know me, but I was looking for a local chapter of CUUPS for Seattle and came across you.
    Do they no longer have a local Chapter here in Seattle? What happened??
    I would love to hear from you! Sorry to have to post this in your comments section, but I could not find your email address.


    Christina Bertges

  3. Are you no longer the head of Seattle CUUPS, and if not…what happened to them? I can’t seem to find any info anywhere on Seattle CUUPS!
    (sorry if you get this same basic message twice…I posted a version of this once, but it did not show up here for some reason!)

    • Sorry Christina, I have to approve comments of first time commenters. Glad you got ahold of me another way, your comments got sent to spam.

  4. Poor Friday and poor you! I do hope things pick up soon. Sometimes it’s too much all at once, I know.

  5. Sorry to hear about your “down yo”. Hopefully things, and the weather, will improve soon. Hope that spring brings an improvement for Friday as well.

  6. That “down” thing seems to be going around. It is never easy to have a companion animal failing, so hard to let go. And it does seem very awful that having one euthanized costs so much. And that flea stuff is outrageously expensive, I can testify to that! Spring will keep on coming and the sun will be in the sky for longer and longer periods and things won’t seem so bad soon.

    Maybe the Boyo will actually come into funds, too! The economy is starting to perk up, really it is. The factories here (many of them in the business of making pleasure boats) are rehiring, and if people are finding the money to buy boats things MUST be getting better. After all, a bass boat is not exactly on the list of essential items in most people’s lives. . .

  7. sorry to hear things aren’t so good for you and Friday right now *hugs*

  8. Okay, it’s been a couple weeks. things HAVE to better right? you did follow daisyfae’s advice, didn’t you? keep repeating those songs and ‘now’ will become ‘then’ will become a distant memory… Hugs too

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