Friday, December 6, 2013

It's Been A While....

...since I last posted.  Somehow things got a little crazy at Thanksgiving and I've been playing catch-up since then.  In the last 3 weeks, the only time I spent on the computer was to pay bills!

Over Thanksgiving, my older sister came to visit.  She's from Florida, so traveling up north this time of year is always exciting. :-)  The hubby and I went to my parents to visit with the entire family for two days, and then my older sister and one brother came to stay at our house for a day.  It was going to be longer, but a winter storm came up and we all decided it was best for them to go back a day early so they didn't get caught in a lot of snow.


I have been getting some quilting done, so I'll share those pictures in another day or so.

We've also been enjoying the fireplace with the colder temperatures lately.  The kitty has also been enjoying the fireplace. :-)


She routinely now lays right on the hearth next to the fireplace.  She typically sits or lays on the gloves since apparently the hearth is too cold for her. Hahaha.

A few months ago, I mentioned a problem with her meowing all night long.  We think we've finally solved it!  We took the cat to the vet and they found nothing physically wrong with her, so they suggested using Melatonin.  Its a natural supplement that promotes sleep.  They suggested giving her 3mg per day just before bed, to get her sleep cycle back to sleeping at night.

The stuff actually helped!!  She stopped meowing at night almost immediately.  The standard Melatonin is available pretty much everywhere and its about 90% effective with the cat.  We've recently purchased some that is a timed-release version from Amazon.  We're hoping it will be a little more effective since it slowly releases the melatonin.  On the regular version, she would get up around 4 or 5am and would occasionally meow.  So far, it appears that the time-release version keeps her asleep all night.  Yay!

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

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