Saturday, June 18, 2011

sadness, solitude, and self-indulgence

wow - it's been a month. a whole lot has been going on as school has gotten over, summer is officially around the corner, yaddi yaddi, yaddi...whew. I'm kind of tired thinking about it.

The last couple of weeks have had moments of sadness. After 17-years of daily companionship, my cat, Earnest, passed away. He very quickly stopped eating and got so dehydrated my heart ached. The vet found a large tumor under his tongue and we agreed he would not recover - and Earnest really liked to eat, so with a heavy heart, we said good bye.


I am incredibly sad, missing my shadow, but after 17-years, I am glad he had such a good life. He truly was the best cat I could ever have hoped to have, so I just think I was lucky to have him for so, so long.

I have been kind of productive. Knitting has allowed me a quiet solitude - I have finished some Cookie A Sock Club patterns:

Haleakala - using String Theory Caper Yarn

Boysenberry yo in a new and unnamed Lorna's Laces sock yarn

And for some self-indulgence, I have become addicted to the HBO series Game of Thrones.


I am not normally into midevil-esque fiction - but this has been so interesting. And two co-workers are watching, so we revert to mid-evil speak occasionally and all giggle, I have gone from "m'lady" to "whore" in one week - so that alone makes it worth watching. I am now reading the book series too. I have an addictive personality like that - if I like something I get all the way onboard. So here we go. Thanks for catching up with me.


Blogger mle said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty. That is so sad. I'm glad he had a good long life though.
Lovely socks! been missing you!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Earnest. It's so hard to loss a beloved kitty.

The socks are absolutely gorgeous.

I've read some of the books, but haven't watched the show yet! No HBO at home, so it'll have to be on video...

6:55 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

So sorry you lost your Earnest. I have two kitties of my own that I will be sorry to say goodbye to someday.

Pretty socks!

I've read the first book of the Game of Thrones series. It was good! It looks like it will be fun to watch the show. But I have to wait 'cause we don't have HBO :)

7:33 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

I'm so sorry about Ernest. It's so difficult losing a cherished member of the family.

Beautiful socks! Someday, I shall master the sock...

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Poor Earnest. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad to see you have such pretty socks to help comfort you. I totally agree with you on Game of Thrones, too. I've surprised myself by liking this show and couldn't believe what happened last week! Watching it makes me want to read the books.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Andi said...

I am sorry for the loss of your friend. What an obvious wonderful life you gave Earnest.
Socks indeed are a perfect place to find comfort sometimes and even a good series. I too am one of those that jumps into shows full force! :)

6:26 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

I'm so sorry. Earnest had a great life.

12:14 AM  
Blogger bethiejw said...

I love the socks.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

so sorry about Earnest. Those socks are gorgeous!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

I never know what to say but I always want to open my mouth.

First, Earnest is a great name for a cat. Second, I'm glad you have found some respite for your loss. He'll be in your heart forever.

And finally, now I know never to watch Game of Thrones. I have enough addictions! Damn, am I strong enough to withstand it tho?

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

I lost my 18-year old kitty, Lily, on Sunday, and now I'm in tears all over again. I keep looking for her. She was such a boon companion for such a large part of my life, and a big part of this household, and she's sorely missed. It's been a sad, slow, weepy week around here, and I know exactly what you're going through. Virtual hugs.....

10:02 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

So sorry for the loss of Earnest. Pets quickly become part of the family.
Your socks are beautiful as always!

5:42 AM  
Blogger t does wool said...

sorry for your loss,Stacy....
gorgeous socks...good to be distracted by something lovely.

10:01 PM  

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