Girl hugging green tree

The Voice - No spoilers in post

Very happy with the finale of The Voice. You know when you can't decide who you want to win and suddenly you're sitting there hoping desperately that a particular one wins? Yeah, that was me tonight. And they won, so I was beyond happy!

So very very happy! For very many reasons.

[May be spoilers in comments!]
Oh Crap

The Voice

I just finished watching The Voice and I'm utterly stunned. I think Christina is nuts and just threw away her only real chance to win this thing. The one she eliminated is the ONLY one on her team I'd have voted for.

I... can't even - just can't comprehend. And the shock on Adam Levine's face when he heard her choice... Wow.
Mai with Kachina

Phases of the Moon

You were born during a Waxing Gibbous moon

This phase occurs right before a full moon.

- what it says about you -

You like to question things and have issues settled before going to work on a problem. You appreciate art, elegant forms, and efficient designs. You seek deeper meanings in things that you see and want your actions to make the world a better place.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

Mai with Kachina


Pick up the nearest book to you.
Turn to page 45.
The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

"Did I leave them open? Sorry."

Hmmmmm.... Interesting...
Mai with Kachina

Oh Livejournal...

I haven't had much trouble on my own journals actually, mostly because I'm very boring and nothing's all fancy. I just went and switched to having custom comments, which I don't really like on long threads, but I rarely have really long threads in my own journals - mostly just in the RP communities.

Still, what a nasty thing they've done.

In any case, I do have a Dreamwidth account - got it some time ago, but don't really use it. I'm not looking to leave LJ at the moment, still, with all the nonsense and people possibly migrating, I am trying to add friends from here to there. (And I snagged journals for all my RP characters just in case).

I'm Maisfeeka there, just like here, so please feel free to add me or leave your DW name here so I can add you. Thanks!
Mai with Kachina

Kachina Meeps

So my cat went blind again tonight. You can actually see the blood behind her right eye if the light catches it right. I bumped up her blood pressure meds to what the animal hospital had her on initially and will talk to my vet in the AM. Poor confused little thing. Any good thoughts/prayers would be appreciated.
Mai with Kachina

Kachina 2

Kachina is doing pretty well. Saw my own vet today and was able to hold her as they took her blood pressure. She was very calm in my arms, let the vet shine nasty bright lights in her eyes and everything. Her blood pressure was down to 110/60 (from 250 on Sunday), so the vet was thrilled. (And impressed as they couldn't believe how low it is since at the vet's most cats aren't anywhere near that low due to stress.) Her pupils were at least somewhat reactive to light and one of her retinas is still partially attached or has reattached, so there's a good chance she'll regain at least a little sight in that eye. And I actually notice her being aware of at least some light and shadows - not bumping into walls, walking in the middle of the hallway and doorways instead of edging along the walls, moving away when I moved something in her direction, etc.

Best part is we don't need to go back to the vet's for two weeks - barring anything crazy happening.

I did end up getting up about 4AM to take my bed off of its frame since she was having trouble hopping all the way up there and was wandering around it yowling till I'd pick her up and put her on the bed. She'd snuggle in for a while, then hop down to get food or water, come back and begin the yowling all over again. With it on the floor, she can hop up easily all on her own so that will help. And it gives my bedroom an interesting eastern-ish feel.

I'm very relieved and also completely exhausted. I think it's time for a cool shower, a little reading in bed, and an early night. Thanks everyone for your support.
Mai with Kachina


It's been a stressful twenty-four hours. I came home last night to my one-month-from-seventeen years old cat happily leaping up onto furniture and half an hour later she just... went blind and started walking into things. So, I googled sudden blindness in cats and decided the best thing to do was to take her to the emergency animal hospital. We were there for ages and they found her blood pressure was up around 250 (the vet said he'd like to see it no higher than 150, yikes) and that was the cause for the blindness. It's probably caused by an underlying problem like kidney, thyroid, or heart problems. The kidney and heart seem fairly okay, testing for thyroid tomorrow.

I couldn't get her to my vet today for the necessary blood pressure check (they put her on meds and need to see how it's working and be able to tweak it) because they could only get me in at 11:20. I teach in a small non-profit school for kids with serious behavioral issues - 3 classrooms with 3 teachers, 2 aides, a principal, a counselor, and our behavioral supervisor. We're shorter staffed than usual because we're down in numbers and today my aide and the behavioral supervisor were going to be out and everyone else was straight out. There was no way I could leave for several hours in the middle of the day (and just the transport getting her and going to the vet's and then reversing would be an hour or so), so...

I ended up going back to the e.r. for the check and while she was only down to 230, her pupils were somewhat responsive to light which they were not at all yesterday. There is the slimmest of chances that she could regain some sight, so at least that's hopeful.

She's managing well, can find her water dish, the litter box, make the big jump up onto the bed to sleep and/or snuggle (though she looks a bit like a deranged kangaroo with the crazy leap she makes). She's not walking around and around brailling the rooms constantly and she's not running into the walls quite as much. The only big issue was that she hadn't eaten since sometime before 7:30 last night and she's now a teeny tiny cat (only about 5 pounds - down from the 13 before she got sick last spring), so that was a big worry.

But a short time ago she wandered into the living room licking her lips and I got up and dashed into the bedroom to discover that she'd begun to eat. She's had even a bit more since then, so while she's still a bit behind calorie-wise I feel much better. I'll definitely sleep better tonight.