Summer 2014 Bucket List

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Bucket List 2014 #4

Get a pedicure for the first time, which I already did! I went with my friend to Antoinette's in Fairview to have one a few weeks ago. It was fun, but I don't imagine I'll have another one this summer. I really like having someone else paint my toes, because it's a pain in the ass. But, my feet are always dry and cracked, and a few days after the pedicure my feet looked the same as they always do (except for the nail polish, which I still have on).

Summer Bucket List 2014 #3

Finally try out some Halifax food trucks! There are so many now. There is even a big food truck event coming up next weekend. So I'll be keeping an eye on locations and the weather over the next few months.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer 2014 Bucket List #1

I decided yesterday that I want to make a Summer 2014 Bucket List. I'm not sure exactly what will be on it yet, or how many things I'll do. But I am going to put it up here and update my progress as I go.

Here's the first thing on my list:

1. McNabs Island

DGJ_5140 - Maugher Beach Lighthouse
Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis on Flickr.

I've always wanted to go to McNabs Island, though I don't know if getting there this summer will  happen. There are various boats that go to and from the Island, which cost between $15 and $20. Some of the boats require a minimum number of passengers. Maybe I can find some kind of event or group tour that I can tag along with. Otherwise, I'll see if a friend wants to go and spend the day there with me.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Frasier's Mousey Toys

It's been a few weeks since my last update about Frasier. He is doing well but is now on medication (half a pill a day). He is continuing to gain weight and his test results are mostly good, except his urea and creatinine levels are still very high. So I give him half a pill every day, and in a few weeks I have to add a powder to his food. He will go back to the vet in a couple of months to see how he is doing.

The vet bills are still coming in and I've been very thankful at all the help I've received so far. This week though I finally started selling the knitted cat toys that I've been making all month. I'm calling them Frasier's Mousey Toys. They are mouse-like toys knit with wool or other yarn that I have in my stash. I made 20 to start and today at work I sold 14! 14! Can you believe it? I know more people at work want to buy some and I have friends in Halifax and in other provinces/states that want some too.

The first twenty toys
I made some with catnip and some without catnip. I will make more this week to keep up with the orders, and if you would like some please get in touch with me at eastcoastknits @ gmail dot com. Each mouse is $5, plus shipping if you are not local (I can give you an estimate with your postal/zip code). I am trying to keep the cost of these low, so though I have an Etsy store (currently closed) I am just selling them via word of mouth and to friends. People can pay through PayPal or email money transfer (the better option if you're in Canada).

For size reference
This gives a good idea of how large the toys are
If you send me an email, just tell me how many you want and whether you want your toys with catnip or without catnip (also if you have an colour preferences).

Frasier cuddling with me a few weeks ago