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Pentatonic progress

Might as well say it bluntly: I’ve needed time to resume sewing after losing Tenzing. It’s hard to lose your furry sewing buddy and leap right back into the hobby like nothing happened. I’m still not really really all the way back on the horse, but I’m getting there. I’m working my way through a few projects, but I’ve started focusing on the long-paused “Pentatonic.” I spread out the quilt, started assessing what I had cut, and realized I was further along than I’d originally expected.

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October 14, 2013

lux et libertas

In terms of time, there are about five months left. I added it up, though, and thanks to the traveling I’m doing, I will only be in this house for about another 45 days. That knowledge colors my actions.

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October 12, 2013

Pandora's Box

This is the point where, with a massively awkward silence, I look at the blog I’ve had to let rot and say to a subset of friends, “Can we talk?” The reality, though, is that you probably know what this post is about, and even if you don’t know for certain, you have a sinking feeling, deep down, that you already suspect what I need to say.

Let me put it plainly, then, so we can move on:

September 7, 2013

Good night, kitty-kid.

In the end, it was indeed Tenzing’s heart. It was likely quietly giving out for some time, just as we’d been told two years ago it would, and what ended up starting it all was a thrown blood clot somewhere around his right shoulder. 

As the day went on, fluid started building up in his lungs. He struggled to breathe, even with sedation.

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August 24, 2013

kitty-kid

I rushed Tenzing to the vet’s this morning. It doesn’t look good. He was carrying his right front paw limply and screeching to wake me up at 5am today, and I hoped it was just a physical injury. The vet believes we are looking at either a catastrophic neurological problem, a stroke, or something physical like a slipped disc that would cause numbness.

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August 24, 2013

What you photograph, what you see

I’ve been trying to answer the tough question of “what do you do when you’re on vacation?” given that I’m starting to think about an upcoming trip, and giving my hosts ideas of what I’d want to see. It occurred to me that what I find interesting might overlap with what I tend to photograph while traveling, so I made a list of things that seem representative.

July 16, 2013

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