senashenta: (Procrastinators Unite)
Ugh, I feel like such a zombie lately. My brain just isn't working right. It rather sucks actually. But anyway, I've procrastinated over updating my journal for long enough, I figure I should maybe actually, yanno, do it. Numbers to help me keep my thoughts organized, though everything's not really in any particular order. ♥

1) The cats have fleas. UGH. I have literally never had a flea outbreak in my house (despite the number of critters) and I'm seriously not pleased with it. In fact, it fucking sucks. The only saving grace is that they haven't gotten to the rabbits. Yet. I've tried practically everything to get rid of them, too; I flea bathed them all, gave them over-the-counter flea drops, gave them Vet prescription flea drops (which cost a fortune, btw), and then tried a flea spray (I treated the entire apartment as well.) Finally, in a last-ditch effort it was recommended that I shave them all down and do the flea spray again when they were nekkid, as there was a possibility that the spray wasn't getting all the way through their fur.

So! I went out and purchased an electric shaver (technically marketed for dogs, but whatever) for freaking $50 +tax. I figure at least I can use it on them every year in the spring to lessen the shedding epidemic when it starts getting warm. I can also use it on Pagan, since he's my only long-haired bun and tends to get mats on his underside at random intervals for no apparent reason and no matter how often I brush/groom him. Anyway.

I know my cats, and I knew that Loki was going to be the hardest one to do since he's such a nervous kitty. I decided to do him first to get him out of the way, and also because I figured that if I did him later he would find somewhere to hide as soon as he knew what was happening. What I didn't figure on was my lovely, cuddly, affectionate Loki-boy going ABSOLUTELY FUCKING POSTAL. .__.;

Mom and my brother were helping to hold him, and as soon as I turned the clippers on he WENT INTO A TERROR-INDUCED HOMICIDAL FREAK OUT. I knew he was going to be nervous and a little scared just like he is with anything new, but WHAT. THE. FUCK. It was like trying to hold down a MOUNTAIN LION, right down to the insane amount of personal injury; Mom got bitten a half dozen times on her hands, my brother got seriously MAULED from the elbow down on BOTH arms, and my left leg was mauled and he bit right through the nail on my right hand, completely severing it. Then this past Monday I went to the doctor's and Dr. K had a look and is pretty sure not only did he fuck my nail up but the crushing injury was so severe that he managed to actually break the tip of my finger bone off. So of course, my hand is taking IONS to heal and still hurts like a fucking bitch nearly two weeks later. ~__~;; Sooo...

All three of us trouped to the hospital when it happened and got antibiotics and Mom and my bro got tetanus shots since theirs weren't up to date. Fun times with the family, huh? So that was the adventure with trying to shave Loki, who is still not shaved and who will never be, short of drugging him into a coma beforehand. Haha. Neko, Juna and Tri are all 3/4 naked now, though, and with them the worst that happened was that Tri puffed his tail at me while I was doing it. Now I just need Mom to help me treat them with the spray again. Cross your fingers for me that it, you know, works this time. Because if it doesn't I'm out of options short of building little cabins and inviting the fleas to move in for life.


Haha, and then the hospital reported the "attack" (by law they have to) so the Health Unit called to talk with me and put Loki on quarantine for ten days just in case. This of course made me lol because whatever, he's a house cat anyway. XD He's officially off quarantine now though.

Loki and I have since made up, of course. :)

Moving on!

2) Today I got some catnip for the pride and sprinkled it down on the carpet in the living room. This is something I do on a regular basis, but it was particularly amusing this time because it's the first time Tia has been exposed to it. OMFG she was hilarious! I giggled at her for like half an hour while she zoomed around and rolled in it and licked the carpet and was generally all =OwO= It was really adorable. ♥

3) Aya finally shed! I'd had him for two months and nothing, even though the pet store peeps said all the rest of the ball pythons from his clutch did the week I got him. When I got home from the US he still hadn't shed and I was starting to get a little concerned. But then last week his pattern started to fade and his eyes clouded over. YAY. A few days later I peeked in the terrarium and the old skin was balled up in the corner by his hidey rock. ^^ I was hoping it would be straight so I could take a pic, but oh well. And he had been really lethargic since two weeks before I left for my vacation, but now he's all energetic again. Or at least as energetic as a snake can be. ^_~

4) Due to massive injuries and seriously excessive pain, I've spent the last two weeks unable to do pretty much any cleaning around here aside from sweeping a bit. I normally sweep/vacuum/mop/dust every couple of days, and not being able to do it was driving me nuts; the floor and carpets were a disaster, dishes (which I also do every couple of days) were piling up... last week I couldn't even clean out the rabbit/rat cages, which I HATED because it meant my poor babies had icky living conditions for a whole week.

Luckily, the last couple of days the pain has subsided a bit; not much, but enough that I could vacuum the place and do a few dishes (not all of them because my finger started throbbing again halfway through) and tonight I managed to finagal my way through cleaning all the cages out. YAYZ! Now I don't feel guilty and like a terrible Mom anymore. Whew.

Also got my bathroom tidied and reorganized, which it's needed for ages.

5) Today I took a wander downtown. It was nice out, just a little cool so I got to wear my (faux) leather jacket, which fits me again whoo! I went to the dollar store for a gift bag for a Christmas gift that I've already got 90% finished and a new shower curtain (I have to replace it every couple months because the cats like to play with them and trash them in the process), then went to Salon Salon and got my eyebrows waxed because they really really needed it. I also picked up the bulk order of eyepins I ordered from Magpie Beads like two months ago.

Speaking of which... MAGPIE BEADS IS CLOSING!! DDD8 They're moving to Barrie! They're the only bead store in town and they're leaving meeeeee! *WEEPS*

Right. So after that I had to go across town to pick up some prescriptions, and while I was around there I went into the Dollarama; got some odds and ends, mostly for other people lol. Then I went to Blockbuster to look at previously viewed movies... and they were having a huge sale on them. I got eleven movies for just over forty bucks! ASDGH! I may have had a little mental flail. XD

I picked up Terminator: Salvation, Battle for Terra, Drag Me to Hell, Zombieland, The Rundown (my Rock movie collection is ever expanding! X3), The Patriot, The Alphabet Killer, Swarmed, The Black Hole, Dragonball Evolution (out of morbid curiosity; and it only cost me $3) and Ghost Machine, which I'm watching right now. ♥

And the sale is on until Oct 3rd, so Imma go back for a few more when I get my money at the end of the month. I'm gonna try to sell some stuff in the meantime to make up for it. Hehehehe new movies make me happy. :3

6) Other than picking up some DVDs, I've seem some newer movies lately too. I'm partway through Predators, which is turning out to be fun. I won't have a concrete opinion on it until I've watched it all though. Wish I could find a better copy online... maybe I'll just wait until it comes out on DVD and pick it up to finish watching it.

Piranha 3D; I didn't watch it in 3D, obviously, but... OMFG. It was AWESOME. >3!! Prehistoric piranha + spring break = fucking fun times! I was a little surprised how gory it was, actually. Not that it bothered me since I'm already so desensitized to cinema violence, but about halfway through it just suddenly struck me that there was A LOT of gore. Go figure.

Resident Evil: Afterlife; EEEEE NEW RESIDENT EVIL MOVIE!!

The Last Exorcism; This one started out really slowly, and I almost gave up on it. It did get really interesting about halfway through, though, and was quite good from then on. The only thing I disliked was that it was filmed like a documentary (like The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield), and I'm not overly fond of that way of filming. But it was good for what it was.

I just saw a preview for this movie, too, and it looks amazing and creepy and I really want to see it:

7) I have packages for the following peeps, which I swear I'll be mailing out soon. No really. Steph & Reppy, Lome, Kiin-bb, Maddie & Chloe and Mari. ♥

[ profile] kierseth, [ profile] etcetera_cat and [ profile] cat_mcdougall. HEY YOU GUYS. We haven't done a proper P.O.S. exchange in forever! Want to organize one again? ^_^

8) Dad is coming up later this week to stop in for a visit. He's picking up his and Lois' souvenirs and the movies I borrowed from him last time I was down back in May. He's also bringing me a bunch more b-grade movies to replace them, which makes me happy because, I mean, B-GRADE MOVIES WUT. xD

I'm thinking about asking if I can go back with him to visit for a couple of days. I told him I'd help him go through the rest of Aunt Cheryl's stuff in the barn, and I want to get that done before it gets too cold out. Plus I'd just like to visit with him and Lois and the dogs a bit. I don't get to do that often enough. =/

9) I had an appointment in Toronto with the dietitian a couple weeks back. I have to go every 3-4 months for a checkup and bloodwork. I'm told my weight loss is going very well and I'm perfectly on track for where I should be (I've lost 80lbs since Feb 26th), so probably by February I'll be down to about my target weight of 130-140lbs. The only thing is that they're concerned I'm not getting enough protein in my diet, so I'm supposed to try having more in the way of cheese/eggs/etc. *shrug*

Anyhoo, the dietitian called today and left a message regarding the results of my bloodwork; my iron is low, so she wants me to go on iron supplements daily (I normally only take them when I'm on my period) and my vitamin C was really low which makes no sense considering the amount of vitamin C rich fruits and drinks I eat but she wants me to take vitamin C pills too. She also noted that my white blood cell count was high, but at the time they took the blood I was just getting over a bad cold so that doesn't surprise me.

10) Yesterday I took my camera and did a video tour of my apartment to post on FB for people, since I apparently fail at posting pics despite peeps on my f-list there and here asking for them. >>; But then I got carried away and it ended up way too long, so when I tried to upload it it didn't work. *facepalm* Guess I'm doing another one tomorrow. A shorter one. lol.

11) Been rewatching House on DVD; the first five seasons. I just finished yesterday. The season 4 finale made me bawl like a baby. AGAIN. ~_~;

12) Back when I was down in Dayton I was supposed to paint with Chloe, but somehow we just never got around to it. But when I got back home I still kind of had the itch to do it, so I picked up a couple of medium-sized canvasses. My first painting is maybe a third done now. Haha, I haven't painted in forever, and this is my very first painting actually on canvas! I'm really enjoying it (even though my injured hand is making things difficult) and I plan to do a few more.

Funnily enough, the first painting started off as kind of an abstract idea but has given birth to a new character/species. He doesn't have a name yet, but I think he might fit into the same world as Terra/Ilo/Celine/Aysel. I really like his design, so I plan to do more sketches of him, and maybe another larger and more detailed painting.

I'm considering doing painting for people for Christmas this year, too. Would anyone like a Sena!painting? 83

13) Mom and Lee are on vacation right now. They're coming back tomorrow; they just spent a few days off in an out of the way cabin-type place where they could both relax and everything. They really needed it, they've both been totally fried out between one thing and another. Hopefully a few days away will have helped.

In any case, I called yesterday to invite my brother over here for dinner but he had friends over. So instead we decided that I'm going over there tomorrow to visit and make supper for him and Mom and Lee when they get home. ♥

14) I NEED MONIES. $__$ Does anyone out there want a pony or jewelry commission or something? :3
senashenta: (Feeling A Little Crazy)
I spent most of today cleaning. Over the last week and a half or so I'd let my tidying kind of slip by the wayside and it had kind of piled up on me. But! I'm now mostly caught up! Cleaned all the cages and litter boxes, as well as Aya's terrarium. Then swept/vacuumed the front room and mopped the hardwood where it isn't covered by carpet.

While I was doing all that the girly bunnies got to play in the kitchen, which also kept Juna out from underfoot as he is OBSESSED with watching EVERYTHING the rabbits do when they're out to play. He just parks himself by the gate and ogles them. He never tries to get OVER the gate though (which he easily could), and shows no interest in poking at them when they're in close proximity soooo I just take it for what it is and use it to keep him out of the way lol.

Let's see... after that I did the dishes and then put the girls back to their cage and swept up the kitchen after them (they always make a mess with their raisins and bran flakes when they're out to play). Then everybody got fed, which of course made for happy critters.

I also changed out all the fruit fly traps for fresh ones, and poured bleach down all the drains to take out any that might be breeding there. I've still got a MASSIVE infestation, but I'm hoping by doing all the cages and taking out all the trash and recycling, renewing the traps and doing the bleach thing I can get it somewhat under control. I'm tired of there being freaking flies everywhere. ~_~;;

Anyhoo, tomorrow I still need to tidy and vacuum the bedroom, but that's about it. Yay cleaning!

And now I'm eating chicken teriyaki and watching Eight Legged Freaks. I want to bring this one down to Otakon with me, but will be good and leave it here since it's about giant spiders. Granted, it's a parody. But still. I don't want to freak anyone out with arachnid movies. So far I'm bringing Black Sheep (back by popular request!), Critters, Slither and Leprechaun. Not sure what else. Hmmm~
senashenta: (I Swear That I Am Up To No Good)
How come every time I go somewhere for more than one night, when I get back my place seems like a mess? Even if it wasn't one when I left. I don't get it. Maybe I get used to the lack of clutter everywhere else or something. >>;

Plus, when I get back from places I tend to just dump my stuff wherever. xD;;

In any case, it's taken me since Friday to get things half-under-control again. Finally today I took the recycling and garbage out and when I got back up here I was like "wow! It looks semi-clean again!" Both my coffee tables are still a mess, but I guess that's not so bad considering the state the place was in two days ago.

Tomorrow I can finish up the last bits and maybe it'll look livable around here again. >>;

Photoblogging, Day 40 )


Jun. 14th, 2007 08:02 am
senashenta: (Peace Out)
I'm at Mom's at 8 in the morning. WTF I FAIL.

Today was the day I was supposed to come over to clean for her (yey?) and I planned on getting up at 8:30/9-ish and making it here around 10:30 (depending on how the busses were running)... but I ended up tossing and turning all night, and finally got up for good at five.


So I had a shower and everything and then called Mom around 7 or so to come pick me up before she left for work. Whatever. Now I'm here. After cleaning I'm going to make Apple Crisp ane then Shepherd's Pie for dinner later, and then I'll have like six hours until they come home. XD;

Maybe I'll have a bit of a nap. Then I'll pop on AIM early today~


Manic much...? >>;;
senashenta: (ZOMG! Envy)

I'm at Mom's cleaning and cooking today, and I got here really early (around 10:30 this morning) and then finished everything at like 12:00, including prepping dinner and getting it on the stove to simmer (ham and veggie soup, which I will not partake in due to my allergy to pig-products, but which smells yummy)... and then I was bored because I had nothing to do. XD;

So I went for a walk to the corner to poke around the dollar store there. And I ran into Andy on the way~! ^____^

I didn't even know he was back in town, and I walked right past him. XD;; I fail. Five steps past him I stopped, and was like "...wait." Then I turned around, and he was just waiting there laughing at me. >>;

He says he's only been back a bit, and didn't even know if I lived in the same place or not, so he was planning on calling me to find out. So he's going to come by soon and visit, and that makes me happy because I haven't seen him in over a year~


After that, at the dollar store, I picked up some odds and ends (paint brushes, fakie G3 ponies, souvenirs for people) and then went to the pet place to buy stuff to send for people's animals. $27 later, everyone's got treats for their pets that I'm gonna add to their boxes. XD;

Seriously [ profile] lipstickcat, you have too many critters! lol. ^_~
senashenta: (Boredom Kills)
I'm at Mom's... and I'm bored. I came over to do some cleaning for her, and now I'm done and I'm eyeing her baking cupboard. >____>

Last night I finished the banana bread (with blueberries in it because I had no walnuts), and the rice pudding. Even doing the recipe 100% to the letter the way Grandma does it, I still can't get the custard layer on the top, but whatever. Nummy.

And then I worked on Ritsu!pony some more. He's turning out to be a pain in the butt; he's yellow with flower designs on his legs (taken from the kimono he's wearing on the cover of his volume of the manga), and I took like an hour and a half to do a big fancy kimono-inspired bow for him. It's FIVE SEPPARATE PIECES OF RIBBON with GLUE and STRING and SEWING. XDD;;

But it's nice so that's fine~~~~

Ristu!pony is going to be very handsome pretty. <3

Damn TV

Feb. 15th, 2007 11:51 pm
senashenta: (SNAKES on the PLANE)
Grey's Anatomy made me cry like a baby tonight. Twice. I suck. TT~~~TT

That aside, I spent the bulk of today at Mom's place cleaning; I did the bathroom, the dusting, the vacuuming, the kitchen/bathroom floors, dishes, and~ I cooked dinner for them. Basically, every two weeks I'm going to go over and do that for a day to help work off some of the debt that I've racked up over the last few years. >>;

And then I got home, and snuggled with Loki because he's still feeling super sorry for himself; and worked on Rin!pony for a bit. I think I'm going to start painting on Kisa!pony and Yuki!pony soon, too...

I'm tired. -.-
senashenta: (In And Out Of My Mind)
Today I went over to Mom's to help out with some spring cleaning. Yay for washing walls for two hours! Ah, well. Better than scrubbing the bathroom, which was Mom's job. >^-^;; Small miracles, I guess. lol.

When we took a break, we went to Walmart so I could get cat and rabbit litter, and some other odds and ends... one of which was a can of Raid, as I have recently come into an infestation of various types of bugs. =_=;;

I've been battling silverfish for a while now, but lately I've been seeing a few ants (not many, but still), and mayflies have been coming in through the air conditioner, so I have all these teeny annoying flies all over the place. Then about a week ago, I noticed that there are a lot of spiders... a lot of baby spiders. There's a nest somewhere near by front window. So every day, two or three times a day, I have to stand up on a chair and squish dozens of them that've toddled out onto the ceiling.

I'm sick of bugs. Hence, Raid.

But to spray it, I need to haul all my animals downstairs and put them in the back room, since it's toxic for them, too. Not a big deal, but somewhat a hassle at the same time. *sigh* And Phoenix and Pauper are going to have to go into their old cage again for a little, which they aren't going to be pleased with... ^_^;;

But it has to be done! T_T

Anyway, while we were at Walmart I poked through the discount movie bin and grabbed four DVDs for about $5 each; Cabin Fever, Supernova, The Haunting and Way of the Vampire. Yeah, all b-grade stuff, but I don't care! BWAHAHA~~
senashenta: (Feeling A Little Crazy)
Oh yeah, I got a grand total of about an hour's sleep last night. Go me.

And in all my sleeplessness, I didn't even get anything accomplished, which makes it even worse. Though I did finish watching Hana Yori Dango, continued fangirling the whole time, and then felt sad that there were only 9 episodes when it was all over. Then I watched Angel for about three hours, since the Space channel was playing it.

So basically, I watched a lot of TV. T_T

Stupidly, I actually do feel kind of accomplished just for finishing HYD, though; it's one of the only series that I've actually managed to finish in a while. I'm partway through about two dozen various series, and in the last year I've only finished... three? Prétear, Green Green and now Hana Yori Dango. Oh... and Gravitation way back this time last year.

MEH, I suck. :P

Now I think I'm going to go and clean out animal cages for a while, until it comes time to talk to Cassandra-san... ah! Cleaning! That reminds me!

I AM IN LOVE WITH MR. CLEAN MAGIC ERASERS. Seriously, I'm not even kidding. I bought a pack last time I was at Walmart to try them out, since I've heard they're good, and earlier I decided to use one on some smudges on one of my walls... and they are AMAZING. I almost wish I had more stuff to try them on.

...I said almost. I choose not to make messes just for the sake of cleaning them up. lol.
senashenta: (ZOMG! Envy)
Yesterday I promised Mom that I'd go back over today and cook dinner for her and Lee (my step-dad), so this afternoon she picked me up and I went over; we had coca-cola chicken, rice, cabbage and asparagus, and it was generally yummy. Then I did the dishes (because duh, it's my Mom's house, it's not like I'm a guest or anything really), and when I came home I iced the cake I made yesterday and had a piece for late-dessert. :)

While I was gone, Don decided he was going to come over and invite himself into my apartment to work on the floor/other misc. stuff. MY GOD, I HATE HIM. What the hell is so hard about giving me some warning that he's coming over? Or like, coming over when I'M HOME?? >_<;; *SPORKS*

Anyway, aside from that irritation, he actually did get some stuff done around here. Finally.

He brought bolt cutters to cut a lock off of Phoenix and Pauper's cage; I had it given to me by one of my friends about a year ago (it was a cage for her guinea pig, G.P., before he died a couple years ago), and there was a little luggage lock on the top because G.P. had taught himself how to half-climb the bars and push the lid open. ^^; But she couldn't find the key, so I was dealing with it as it was. Now I can open the top properly! Yay!

And he started working on my floor, too. He fixed/replaced three boards, and spent a good chunk of time with a shop vacuum, vacuuming out as much of the crap under the floor as he could reach. That will be muchly helpful, I think. He didn't get a lot of actual repairs done, though, because it took so much time to do the vacuuming...

He's coming back tomorrow to do some more floor stuff, fix the trim on my window, and drill a hole for my satellite cable.

Oh! And he finally remembered to bring the live trap for catching Shouta! ^_^ I have it set by his main mousie-hole so hopefully I'll be able to catch him. He also brought a bigger trap to catch the squirrells that are in the ceiling of the first apartment (the one on the main floor, two floors below me). I should totally adopt them when he catches them! XD lol.

I don't think wild squirrels would be happy with suddenly being caged and kept as pets, ne? ^_~ Better to just let them go.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I also helped Mom install and format some programs on her PC because she wasn't sure how. ^^


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