Quote of the Moment

"It's never wrong to hope, Byx," said my mother. "Unless the truth says otherwise."
- from Endling #1: The Last, by Katherine Applegate

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A May Update

Well, about a month has elapsed, according to the calendar... might as well post.

Dad finally heard back from that specialist today. The skin spot is indeed cancerous. He goes back in early June for removal. I'm still hopeful it's the kind of thing that can simply be cauterized off; I know other people who have had similar things, and it's never been as big of a deal as one might think. Still, it's going to be a long few weeks...

The cats remain catlike, though Orion had a brief relapse a week ago. (Not on my face again, but on the pillow next to my head.) Altering how I give him his Prozac, plus spraying some Feliway around (a product that's supposed to have a calming effect on stressed kitties), seems to have done the trick.

I continue to sling books as best I can at the library. Some time this month is supposed to be the rematch against that Queens library system, but nobody's given a date yet. Hopefully, I'll be there for it this year, if only to shake up the monotony.

I also have two camp logos to design, both of which are fighting me. My artistic muse has been AWOL for some time, unfortunately, so it's rough going. At least I have decent themes to work with. With luck, I'll have something by the end of the month. (I have a new game I won't let myself play until I finish both logos... that's incentive, when the creative process itself isn't enough.)

Oh, the photo at the top of the page was from last week. We had some foggy mornings that left droplets of dew hanging off every little point of the grape leaves on our porch. I was almost late for work as I tried to capture it on camera. (The spider was a bonus.)

I suppose that's it until June. Just didn't want the place to go completely dormant, in the off chance anyone swings by.