i didn't finish my costume. we didn't make it out to the halloween party. cole-bunny got sick again - scary sick. we ended up at the vet's just before they closed and again at the emergency hospital late last night. he is feeling a bit better now but we're very concerned that he's been so ill three times in the past two weeks, so he's having some tests done and we should get the results later today. think good thoughts for us, okay?
but i did manage to get both ears knit and stuffed, and one ear on. i guess i could have been a sheep after all:
but that's not quite the look i was going for...
ah, that's more like it! maybe i'll get the other one on today. no promises though!
i was so behind on the knitting when cole got sick because i got some horrible news earlier in the week that sort of stopped me in my tracks for a few days: i lost a childhood friend to cancer. jess and i were best friends in middle school, at a difficult point in both our lives. we were very, very different - i was shy, studious, a bit of an introvert; jess was spunky and crazy and fun. she basically lived at my house for those few years - and then i moved and we lost touch for a decade, finally connecting again a couple of years ago. she was happy, with two beautiful children and a loving husband, and lucky to call portugal home for a time. her high spirits and optimism through everything was inspiring. when i heard the news from her mom i was, frankly, surprised at how thoroughly upset i felt - we hadn't been close for a long, long time. but that's just a testament to how special this girl was. jess, we'll never forget you.
b and i have lost too many people to cancer this year and i know this is not happening to just us; it seems like everyone we know has lost someone recently. so if you can spare it, would you consider donating to the american cancer society?