Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Trying To Find My Groove

I haven't posted for a few days because I didn't have anything to say, or show, or.... whatever.  I'm not really disgruntled, just unsettled.

I guess I'm still adjusting to the slower pace of the non-holidays.  I haven't started any new projects yet.  I think I have all of the loose ends tried up from the end of the year, bill paying, new calendar, putting stuff away, and so on. Taking down the tree was Monday's big job. So I should be ready to launch into something, but what?

I have spent quite a bit of time, and money, this week, on kitty care.  I went through all of Josy's records, saw that she was not up to date on her shots, and was licensed in Seattle, not King County.  So yesterday I took her to the vet we used a long time ago when we had cats before, and she got a quick once over and the first round of her rabies and distemper shots and a de-wormer.  She'll return in two weeks for the booster shots.  Oh, she'll love me for that!

That cost me almost $100.  And the vet made pointed suggestions about dental care for gingivitis, nail trimming, as well as suggesting that I should probably start treating for fleas rather than waiting for warmer weather, since it is not freezing here.

Today I went to our city hall and got Josy's pet license, and then on to Petsmart for  the very expensive flea treatment Advantage, some dental care products, a sleeping pad, and some pheromone spray. Another $100!  That should do us for a while.

I have to confess that I am not one of those pet owners who thinks every little thing requires treatment.  I have never clipped a cats nails, and don't intend to do it now.  That's what a scratching post is for. And Josy is an indoor/outdoor cat. I'll give the dental care a try, but dental cat treats may have to suffice.  I do not see myself paying $300 to have my cat put under so her teeth can be cleaned.  My other cats lived long lives without this kind of expensive treatment.

So now that the cat care is done for a while, I have to decide what I'll do with tomorrow.  The priority is exercise, either walking or stationary bike.  I have been very good this week with exercise. The next priority is controlling what I eat.  I am back to recording all intake and entering it online in the Calorie Count Program.  However I have not been so good about limiting what I eat, as the scales and my total calories are telling me.  More effort on that tomorrow.

Friday morning Jake has his surgery to remove his non functioning kidney.  He may be in the hospital a few days, and then he'll come here to recover for a few days.  He'll enjoy kitty therapy.

Saturday we celebrate Isaac's 9th birthday.  Corey is in town for more job related meetings and for Isaac's birthday. We're all going to the Museum of Flight, and then we'll come back here to our house for birthday dinner, cake and ice cream, and gifts.  Macaroni and cheese has been requested by the birthday boy. There will be pictures.  Just a warning - the theme is "Blue-Footed Booby".  I'll explain that later.  I don't know what Jill will come up with for a cake this time!

We're back to rain and dark days, but I can't complain.  We've really had a surprising amount of good weather.  

I think it might be time to get the sewing machine up and running.


  1. you'll find something to do, you always do. Lol.

  2. I certainly hear you on this one. It's been hard getting myself into the groove again. Perhaps it's getting better, but I'm not sure. Hope Jake does well with his surgery. Perhaps he can brush Josy's teeth while he recovers.

  3. It's hard to get going after the activity of the holidays. I get away from the dark by taking a trip. Tomorrow!

  4. I guess you busy people have to keep busy? I am happy to relax and enjoy when the oportunity allows :-) Dave

  5. Happy Birthday to Isaac and Get Well Soon wishes for Jake. I can see why you're a bit unsettled. I would feel that way too. I can't believe it costs so much to take care of a cat.

  6. I am finally beginning to feel normal after my car break-in and theft. I'm just now beginning to read my books I put aside and am sleeping much better at night. I'm really ready for some "normal"! As soon as I know my Social Security check will be deposited into my new account, I'll feel secure enough to order another new iPad! I sure do miss it, that's for sure.

  7. After the frantic pace you kept over the past couple of months, I am not surprised you are in a bit of a let down period. Take a deep breath and relax for a minute. I am quite certain the next project is just around the corner.

  8. sounds nice to be on top of things and able to just sit back and contemplate what you want to do next...I'm finding it a struggle to exercise more and eat less....

  9. Enjoy your down time! Speedy recovery to Jake.


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