Thursday, September 22, 2016

Brief Break

Hello everyone! I hadn't planned on taking another break so soon. My kitty, Tiger, was having some health issues so I've been fretting over him. I also had two job interviews for the same position but sadly I wasn't qualified enough. I've also been prepping for a position I would LOVE for next week. Plus lots of Netflix.

Towards the end of August we noticed Tiger was a bit sluggish. We made sure he drank more water and he seemed to be feeling better after a few days. Then a few weeks pass and he started noticing that he was peeing small clumps and there was even blood in his pee. So we went to the vet, found out he was 19 lbs, and that his bladder was very small. The vet even did an x-ray but told us that the masses would either shrink with food or surgery would be necessary. We got cat food (both dry and wet) for him and had to put him on a diet as well. So, after the first few days, things are getting better, and by the next week he seemed to be feeling much better.

The next vet visit had great news! While they didn't weigh him they were able to get a sample (which they do by using the ultrasound and guiding a needle so it's sterile) and it looked clear. We were happy that surgery wasn't necessary. But, Tiger does need to keep to this diet for the next month mainly so we can insure this won't happen again as quickly. Based on what I've found online it's not too uncommon for it to reoccur but we now at least know the signs so we can get him to the vet sooner.

So while he's been (happily) cooped up in the basement with us we've been binge watching Netflix. If you have free time I definitely recommend: Narcos, Blacklist, Stranger Things, How to Make a Murder, and Septembers of Shiraz (movie). Most of these are Netflix originals and really well done. Then was also a big release on some series of Netflix original shows that I haven't seen as well updates for series.

I wish I could say I was up to more exciting things but job hunting takes up a good chunk of my day and prepping for the interviews also took up some time as well. I decided to get the app HabitBull (free on Google Play) today so maybe it'll motivate me into writing again.

In the next few days I plan on finishing the FotoJet blog post that I wanted to publish at the beginning of the month.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Completed Hiatus

Hello everyone! I had hoped to get back to my blog sooner. However, after writing for the entire month of July, I was pretty wiped out. I decided to just take some time and not actively write. I think I was just getting overwhelmed with the story since I hadn't stuck to my original plot. I had also hoped that since I was applying to more places that I would actually hear back. Sadly that wasn't the case.

During my hiatus I've gotten addicted to a computer game called Stardew Valley. If you loved Harvest Moon, you will enjoy this game, and it should be getting an update in the near future. My boyfriend built his gaming computer (I held the flashlight!) so we've kept ourselves busy. He also helped fix his old laptop (which I promptly commandeered with his permission) so I have a working computer!

My hopes for the blog, now that I'm back, is to focus on reviewing eBooks and websites pertaining to writing, as well as other posts related to writing. I don't know how frequently these posts will come up but hopefully they'll get up eventually! I also have to spend the time and type up 90% of what I hand wrote during July camp. Another idea I have in the works is offering a set of prompts for new subscribers but I first want to go through and test out the short prompts.

I'm hoping to write another blog post in the next few days about a photo editing service called FotoJet. But I haven't gotten a chance to try out their different photo editing tools yet. So, that's it for this time!