Monday, June 20, 2016

Mt Cat is Diabetic


I noticed on Memorial Day weekend that my cat, Belle wasn't walking anymore and she started sleeping with her head on her water bowl looking so sad and sick. She was also rapidly losing weight. I was able to get her an appointment at the vet that Thursday and tests came in the following Tuesday. Belle is diabetic. I was and still am devastated, but at least there's treatment. I need to inject Belle with insulin every twelve hours for the rest of her life. It's sad and disappointing, but at least there's hope. She's been on insulin for about two weeks now and she is doing a lot better. On the first day of treatment she started walking again, and by the following week she was strong enough to jump on the sofa.
Lately she's been sleeping with me like she used to also. I wouldn't place her on my bed when I went to sleep because if she needed to go to the litter box during the night, he would have no way of getting down. She's getting used to getting an injection now every time she eats and although I'm sad that I can't go on vacation this year because my cat is my biggest priority. I'll just need to save up enough for a cat sitter who can give medication to my cat.
She just turned 15, so this is devastating news, but Belle is happier no that she's getting the care she needs and the ability to walk is the best news. She's also been gaining weight now and her fur is more full now that her blood glucose levels are better.
I hope that you can keep Belle in your thoughts, prayers and send her some good vibes. On my end, it's been extremely emotional, I have lost sleep, and my sanity during the first week, I was a complete mess! Now that I have to give her an injection twice a day, I have been home a lot more and had to cancel many plans and events that I can no longer attend due to Belle's medical needs.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pop Up Shop Wrap Up


This was my second pop up shop, my last was 2014. Well, it was very busy, I never had any quiet time, which was very different from my first pop up. In fact, although I created a check list, I was running late in the morning and I didn't look it over before I left. And in doing so, I didn't bring any water or food. Yes, on the hottest day of the year, I didn't bring any water or food, from 6:30am to 1pm, I was starving and so thirsty I was going to pass out. I also didn't have an umbrella, or a tent. And I was alone, so one one could get me some water or food. This was a massive mistake on my part! The photo above was my booth, set up and ready for sales at 6:45am.

 

This is my booth around noon. Happily, I sold my carpet, a Heinz tin, clothes, a beach chair, a few planters, a weight scale, a guitar stand and the pieces that are below. They are marked "inactive" because I had to remove them from seasand.etsy.com after they sold. I will be making a video on my Youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudiaSandoval83 talking about my experience in depth, there was a lot to go over and it may be too long for just a blog post.


 Though I will say that next time I do a pop up shop, I will be packing a lunch, a lot of water and asking someone to stop by to help me pack up, because people try to steal your merchandise when you're getting your car. And asking the event attendant to "watch your stuff" may not work out, granted he did "watch" as a woman was trying to take my suitcase that I used to keep and move my merchandise and I had to jump out of my car, as it was moving, to stop her. Granted financially, I did make a profit and I got rid of many items that I no longer needed. I think that the next pop up shop that I do will be in an actual vintage flea marketplace (like my first pop up) and not a community yard sale.