With Finality

Today I am the bearer of bad news for all of my readers – I am closing down “thetravellingsock”. It has been a great experience, but the time has come to close the doors on this blog.

I’ve enjoyed my blogging experience thus far, but I haven’t been blogging properly for the last couple of weeks, due to school work. As I finished midterms on Saturday, I realized that I hadn’t missed the blog that much. Though I enjoy reading others’ blogs, I am missing the spark that used to be the driving force behind this one.

I want to thank all of the faithful readers who have been reading since the beginning, and also those that pop by once in a while.

I will be finishing the sweater in due time, but it won’t be for a while yet. Until then, I will remain, your tireless sock knitter.

Thank you so much for the ride; I’ve had lots of fun and I hope you have too!

–thetravellingsock

Rain

I can’t think of a good title for this post, hence the boring one “Rain”. I’m not really in the blogging mood at the moment… My cat has been struggling with illness for the past week. She’s young, only three, and we’re not sure exactly what’s wrong with her. My dad (a vet) thinks that she’s been poisoned somehow; eating a bad mouse or something.

Regardless, she’s been suffering for a week now. We’ve tried many different things, and Dad has been giving her fluid and ┬ápenicillin to keep her happy. She hasn’t shown any signs of improving and she isn’t eating or drinking.

She’s still her usual happy self though. She perks up whenever we come to pat her, and she’s always purring. She’s been wandering around the house, going from place to place. This morning I found her in the sink. You can tell from the picture that she doesn’t look too good, but seeing her curled up in the sink was too funny to resist.

In other news, we have a list. My heart’s not in it today, so it’ll be brief.

1. It rained. A lot. Finally. Yay!

2. I drove home last night after midnight in a lightning storm. It was simultaneously the most beautiful and terrifying thing ever.

3. I have a new page called 101 things. It’s a random list of 101 (+ a few) things that I want to do before 2013. I’ll cross them off as I go and probably post on the blog about them. It’s a way to live more purposefully, so the days don’t all slide by in a blur. Check it out, make your own, tell me in the comments what’s on your list.

Rest in Peace my Jinx. I love you. I’m really hoping that I get to write a post tomorrow about how she’s actually going to make it.

Update: After working a little more on my 101 Things List, I’m feeling a little better. #33, Kiss in the rain, was completed last night. Today, I just completed #97, Comment positively on six different blogs in one day. The blogs were as follows:

Loosing 100 Lbs
Canadian Equestrian Team Blog
Whole Larder Love
Love and a Six-Foot Leash
Invisible Ink – a Freshly Pressed Blog, on a post called Writing the Unseen
Year on a Whim – another Freshly Pressed blog

I’m going to keep going!