sistercarrion: (kitty)

Buried the three dead kittens this morning, turned out they all had the severe unoperable cleft palate problem, and the runty one who died very quickly also had a hare lip :( So, very sad, but at least we know it wasn't an infection which could passed to the remaining kittens. And Ghost!cat will be getting neutered as soon as the vet says it's okay after babies weaned, and the babies will be getting done as soon as they're of age/large enough, so no more risk of it happening again. Reading around, it looks like it's commoner amongst persian types than other breeds, so :((

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Anyway.. onto the good stuff. Ghost!cat is proving to be a fabulous mum, protective and nudging the remaining two kittens into place, letting us take photos and check on them properly, whilst still very much on her terms. I've taken to calling the little ones 'the Bumbles', in leiu of names. Well until we all feel a little more settled/confident, and I settle on names that suit that is!

Annd piccytures! I have pics of all of them, but I can't bring myself to put up the ones from their birth day yet as they have the ones that died on them, and just.. I can't face that. So these are from today, it's amazing how much they've advanced already!


4 pics! )



 


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(Via [livejournal.com profile] docbrite  , and  originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] fayanora at "to the straight guy at the party last night" and ganked all over the place)

There was a Craigslist posting that was an open letter "to the straight guy at the party last night". Since Craigslist postings tend to be impermanent, here's a cut and paste:
Read more... )


Excellent stuff :D




Icons!

May. 27th, 2010 04:40 pm
sistercarrion: (Adam freud)

I made some Adam Lambert icons. Naff as they are, feel free to snag, have at etc.. there's likely to be more a comin' soon. Pretty distraction is pretty.


It's all about the eyes, baby:
Adam hurt you, he hurt you good

Obvious snake is obvious:
Hai Freud!

Request or instruction?
Where? Oh here? Why yes, that'd be just dandy.


sistercarrion: (sad trent)

Hellooo..

Well, I know I said I was back, but now I really am. I'm having umm.. filtering issues with using Twitter, shall we say? It's immediacy has it's plus points and minuses, and right now, it's become brutally clear that the minuses are outweighing the good, so I'm going to take a bit of a break. I'm going to be reading everything still, and there's DMs and e-mail and stuff if you need to get in touch, but..

*sighs*

Okay, other reasons Twitter doesn't seem to be working out right now for me, My memory has always been dodgy,  and I've really struggled with it over the years. It's the core of my OCD, that I'm terrified I'll forget everything if there isn't some record somewhere. At my worst this meant hoarding every single receipt, packaging box, wrapping, magazines everything. The OCD is mostly under control these days, but the urge to write stuff everywhere is still very much there.  But since the fibromyalgia, and medication for mental health issues, my spelling has really gone downhill, and my cognitive function is just completely zapped a lot of the time. I used to tutor GSCE students, completed a degree, organised gigs, DJed..  fuck. I worry so much that I'm never going to get it back, that it's lost forever in fog. Knowing that I know a word, and that I just can't 'reach' it is just so frustrating, and that's just the start.

Anyway, I'm rambling.. point is that over the last year, I've started the fun of struggling mentally with sentence structure too. Looking back on tweets where I've really fucked up what I wanted to say makes me feel mortified, and all you can do on Twitter is delete. Which is.. not good for me. I know that's part of the point of Twitter, and part of the joy of it, but at the moment that's causing me more stress than benefit, soo..

Also, I don't use IM as my hands cramp up, but also... I.. I'm terrified of saying stuff that I don't actually mean. I know that sounds utterly irrational and idiotic, but hey, mentally scewed thoughts here. And it looks like Twitter is proving difficult in a similiar vein. I like that on LJ I can filter and cut, edit if needed when I realise I've said something incorrectly. Twitter? It's just out there, and if you fuck up, there's fuck all you can do about it apart from apologise profusely.

So, I'm sucking it up and owning that I fucked up with spoilers on Twitter, and I apologise if you were affected. I think the sensible thing for me to do is to withdraw from Twitter a little, and come back here a bit more. I can take my time here, and relax a lot more about my writing, and not feel as anxious and paranoid as I do over there. And, well if I take my time to post, rather than rushing through a Tweet, I'm less likely to fuck it up. That's the theory anyway.

So, sorry again, and I love you all. Yes, even you.

xx


sistercarrion: (Eleven & Amy)

So..
Who spoilers for this week's ep... )

(Possible spoilers also in comments)

Halp!!

Apr. 22nd, 2010 07:17 pm
sistercarrion: (Default)
URGENT!!

Right. A plea. Anyone in the Liverpool/Wirral area willing to drive me back from the ComicCon in Wrexham  this Sunday after the aftershow party? 
I will cover ticket costs for day *and* night + petrol just for the convenience of it as I have fibro + I need to be back for my son's school ie could really do with getting back after gig & not to hotel it. 
I've just found out Tom Price is replacing the Blue Gillespie cancelled gig with stand up, and I'd really like to go. 
 

official statement re: the line up changes
read more.. )

  
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Aspect

Apr. 20th, 2010 08:42 pm
sistercarrion: (Drama)

Whilst traffic chaos rumbles on, and toxic ash falls on the people, places and animals of Iceland, we're still reminded of how small humans really are in the face of this:

Eyjafjallajokull volcano April 17th 2010

(Image courtesy of Reuters/Luke Jackson. More amazing images here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html )
 


sistercarrion: (steampunk)
Book #1 by Ron Pippin

I dream of having journals that look like this.

Aspect 2

Apr. 2nd, 2010 11:59 pm
sistercarrion: (Me hair)
"It's late at night and I can't sleep
Missing you just runs too deep
Oh I can't breathe thinking of your smile"
Adam Lambert-Time for Miracles


(Kinda' apt as I overstepped the midnight mark for Day Two by watching the gloriously ridiculous CGI disaster fest 2012. Shush.. backdating where you say? *g*)

sistercarrion: (Me hair)
According to Plato- "The beginning is the most important part of the work."

..but I'm not so sure *g*

Anyway, here I am at the beginning, and there's no way around it, 'cept to maybe say it's a backward ending. Or something equally as profound and utterly meaningless. Basically, it comes to this.. Aspect is a personal project I want to try to keep going for a year at least. It's aim is to kick start my crafty making stuff, provide some images, quotes.. whatever takes my fancy as a springboard to further creativity really. Whether that be fic, painting, jewellery, sculpture etc etc etc.. I don't really mind. My memory  and cognitive 'fog' are often pretty bad these days (It took me nearly an hour to just edit this little bit, and I'm still not happy with it!), and I wanted to create something that'll help me to push for those creative leaps, and hopefully in turn, keeping my mind busy will help with the 'fog'.

So there's likely to be pictures of things in my life that make me happy (don't worry, all NSFW will be clearly marked and behind a cut!), lyrics, phrases, pictures gleaned from the internet, and personal images from my stash.

Comments are open, and I'm leaving these posts publically viewable, as I'd like feedback, links if you've found something inspiring yourself, general crafty chat about things that come up,  projects, talk with as many people as possible about this.

So, yeah.. here goes!

Beginning
(Image via www.quotesandsayings.com/quotes/beginning/ )
 
sistercarrion: (Me hair)

as·pect (spkt)
n.
1. A particular look or facial expression; mien: "He was serious of aspect but wholly undistinguished" (Louis Auchincloss).
2. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point.
3. A way in which something can be viewed by the mind: looked at all aspects of the situation. See Synonyms at phase.
4. A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure.
5. A side or surface facing in a particular direction: the ventral aspect of the body.
6.
a. The configuration of the stars or planets in relation to one another.
b. This configuration, thought by astrologers to influence human affairs.
7. Grammar A category of the verb designating primarily the relation of the action to the passage of time, especially in reference to completion, duration, or repetition.
8. Archaic An act of looking or gazing.


And as an addendum:
9. Being in part a personal creative project, to explore and find inspiration whereever it may hit.

Starting tomorrow (and no, not a fool!), more details to follow.
sistercarrion: (Pirate me)

Good day to you Livejournal folks!

Yes. I am still alive, and I have plans to start using this journal again more frequently for a project from the beginning of April. Whee!

Meanwhile, tell me your news LJ?


sistercarrion: (Fibro)

I *need* an acupuncturist, that much is becoming abundantly clear.

Without: My knees are heavily inflammed, my tennis elbow and golf elbow hurt more, rock hard tension across my shoulders and neck causes me horrible headaches, I have to take heavy-going painkillers yadda yadda yadda.

With: The inflammation goes down, visibly so. I'm able to do my physio when my joints feel stronger, get out and about more. Which in turn helps me lose weight, which in turn puts less pressure on my sorest joints. I don't have as intense headaches, migraines and dizziness.  All of which helps my mental health *massively*, and means I don't have to take as many painkillers. So, win win.

But.

NHS funding has meant I've already had two lots of 6 week courses for 'western style' acupuncture. I don't get any more than that. When it's been proven to work for me. *eye roll*

So. After asking the docs repeatedly, they couldn't give me the name of one single useful contact. Great huh? So, I've hit doctor internet. I've found somewhere local that seems to offer what I need (western style, aware of specific FMS requirements), and I'm going to call them this week. I just wanted to ask some help of you, my lovely friendslist. From those who've used private practitionists, what experiences have you had? What sorts of prices are 'good' value? Are there any specific questions I should ask of them? Are there even any schemes that would mean the NHS could cover the costs?

The whole prospect of sorting this out for myself is currently freaking me out a little. It's just such an unknown, and I don't want to get ripped off or.. having it done and feeling worse. I just couldn't.. g'ah. So yeah, halp?


sistercarrion: (Witchy me)
In leiu of things I have to think about..

As all these have now been delivered, I thought I'd share some of the things I made for my coven mates and friends this past Yule.

Hair falls.

This set was made for the daughter of a friend, a little girl who'd admired mine earlier in the year. She's just turned seven, and into all things pink and purply and girly. So with this in mind I created this as a surprise. It's made from point 5 Colinette yarn (Paintbox) on elasticated lace, with various plastic bicones and kids beads, and some wooden ones. These are knotted on, or wound on with copper-covered art wire. It's a ponytail set, so the elastic is wound around a normal ponytail or bun, and knotted underneath to keep it on the head securely..

Holly's hair falls )

Some more now, for my adult friend Ali. A gorgeous vibrant redhead, this was aimed primarily to work with her hair colour. There was more yarn used for this, with a lot more length and umm.. bulk ;) The yarn was again from Colinette, but this time there was a mixture of types used. This time the beads were glass art beads, and there were some brass tags in there too. The photos are more strongly orangey than the yarn is in real life, but you get the idea *g*

Ali's Falls )
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A short break in radio silence just to say huge apologies to those who're expecting RP stuff, e-mails, responses etc. A lovely mix of SAD, wrenching my knee, fibro, PMT and a wonderful heavy cold have ensured I've spent a large amount of time asleep this week, or at least attempting to, and my focus/memory isn't good when I am awake. Hopefully, this week'll get better on all this,being able to get out and about now the ice's gone will be a huge help at least.

So, yeah.
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Whist I'm here, a quick reminder about the amazing work going on over at the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti  LJ . There's fic of all types, beta-ing, craft stuff, artwork, and lots lots more up for auction, and all in aid of helping Haiti to try and get back on their feet. Really, it's fandom at it's best, and there's lots of good stuff happening there. Go explore, bid, offer your help, anything you feel fit to do.


sistercarrion: (funny)
CRACKTASTIC!!!
sistercarrion: (Dracbat)
Well.. it looks likely we aren't going to see Echo and the Bunnymen tonight as I can't find the tickets. I fail. However we have got the night free with a babysitter, so I'm sure we'll find something to do ;)

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