A New Family Member

this last Friday I went to PetCo to get Totos nails done. I always go look and talk tot eh cats while I am waiting for her to get done. This day was different. There was a cat who ‘called’ to me. She followed me everywhere, she meowed at me like I understood her, she just all around wanted me. I felt a connection to her like I did with Sam. Sam is a cat I spent 3 days at the local animal shelter with before I took him home 17 years ago. Anyhow. I decided screw the rules and adopted her. I planned on adopting another cat so Gretchen would have time to get used to her as I am sure Toto won’t make it another winter. I had no intentions of getting one now but I couldn’t resist. its like my life in complete – I have 2 cats.

Her name is Elizabeth. She doesn’t like Gretchen or Toto. Her papers says she was a friendly stray most of her life. That means a stray that wasn’t completely feral. She loves being petted & held if she allows it. Otherwise she gives you a look – that if looks could kill you would be dead & buried. She hates her picture being taken – it’s like she know when you are going to take one. She has earned her nick name well – Miss Hissy Pants. She’s already had kittens and she eats far too much just to throw it up later. It will take time and a lot of love. Once she realizes we are keeping her & there will be food at certain times of the day – a bowl full even – she will settle. Then we can work on more socializing. She is a project but one I won’t give up. At least she is litter trained.

As soon as she lets me take a decent picture of her I will add her to the My Girls Page. But for now here is a picture from this morning I posted on Instagram. She wasn’t a fan.

If looks could kill Elizabeth would kill us all.

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A note about the feeding/food availability: Gretchen is a glutton. Once she herself realized we where keeping her & there was food all the time all she would do is eat. I had to put Toto on a schedule so Gretchen decided she needed a schedule too along with her all the time available food. She gained far too much weight too fast. If Gretchen wasn’t a glutton I would have cat food out for them both all the time. However I might as well start Elizabeth on the same schedule. So far Elizabeth already feels heavier and her hips & ribs aren’t so pronounced.

Lupus Awareness Pattern – Flutterby Keychain

I designed this butterfly keychain in honor of Lupus Awareness. May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a horrible auto-immune disease that usually goes undetected because the symptoms mimic other illnesses. If you would like to know more about Lupus please go to http://lupus.org. If you would like to donate to a good Lupus organization checkout Molly’s Fund at https://www.kaleidoscopefightinglupus.org/.

Flutterby
You can get the pattern for free on the site & on ravelry! http://crochetjessica.com/free-patterns/misc-patterns/flutterby/


NOTES ABOUT COPYRIGHT
If you are wanting to make this to sell for charity for any cause please do. None of the normal copy right stuff I ask is needed for this EXCEPT please don’t claim the pattern as your own. I’d love to see what you have done. You can send me pictures, information, etc via email at crochetjessicadesigns@gmail.com.

BOOK REVIEW: The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs: Volume 1: Mystery and Science


Title: The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs: Volume 1: Mystery and Science
Author: James T. Abbott
Genre: Science, Non-fiction
My Rating:

Book Description:

What exactly is impossible in this universe? The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs is for anyone for whom “the UFO thing” is enduringly fascinating but bafflingly complex. It cuts out all the smoke and mirrors and focuses on core questions like what are UFOs, how long have they been around, and are they hoaxes, figments of the imagination, or real?

Author James Abbott is a highly experienced researcher who has spent years studying this timeless debate as an outsider. With no vested interests, he presents all sides of the story without fear or favour. Read about
– 40 of the most important UFO cases
– 9 official projects and reports on the subject
– 13 fascinatingly strange UFO characteristics
– 20 possible explanations for UFOs
– the very best photo and video evidence

The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs explains why there may be up to 3,000 totally inexplicable UFO sightings every year around the world. It also discusses four mind-blowing theories about UFOs, clarifies the background, simplifies the main questions, and presents evidence and counter-evidence about the mysterious things we see in the sky. More importantly, it recommends straightforward action to settle the UFO question once and for all.

My Review

I really liked this book. it wasn’t written like other books about UFOs. it read somewhat like a text book – but yet not. You can read from the 1st page to the last or skip around. I read most of what was in this book. However, with that being said, it is good for those just starting to get into this area. Also good for a brush up of what you’ve already read about.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

March & April 2018 Finished Objects

Here is what I have finished in March & April of 2018. A few days late posting this – sorry!


Mitered Square blanket. Given to my Mom for her puppers.


A phone pouch I made & designed. Nothing too special.


A knitted leaf square. Was bored & wanted to try out this square.


Another puppers blanket for my Mom.


Graces shawl.


Graces Gloves