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26 October 2016

Humpday 3-point update [More:]
1. Lucy is still on thyroid medication, and should be for life, but I've introduced her to Hill's Prescription y/d Thyroid Diet. It's fairly new, and I'm going to see how she gets on with it. I'd like to get her to the point where she doesn't need her ear gel ointment any more, or if she does need it, just once a day or less. The reviews of the cat food have been very positive, so I'm hoping it will work for her. She likes the taste of it.

2. It's the final of the Great British Bake-Off tonight (called the Great British Baking Show in the States, as Pillsbury has trademarked the word 'Bake-Off'). My favourite, Selasi, went home last week, so I don't have a dog in the fight. But it's always fun to watch.

3. I heard last week that my cousin, Bryce, is terminally ill. He's had cancer for about 18 months, and had been doing well, but there's nothing more to be done for him. He's in his 70s now, a borderline alcoholic and smoker, and a workaholic. He's also still really bitter about his divorce 20 years ago. All of those things don't make for a healthy life. I'd like to get up to Manchester to see him before it's too late. I have hardly any family, and none within a couple of hundred miles.
1. Our unbelievably stupid and very, very old cat (21 plus), who always insisted on spending time outdoors in our yard/on our roof, has been getting increasingly skinny and fragile looking, though her last vet appointment a month ago was fine. Last week she suddenly disappeared. My husband and I both think she decided it was her time to die and curled up somewhere obscure to do it. I never much cared for her but there's definitely a sense of absence and loss I didn't expect.

2. On the pet front, our dog has developed a case of the itchies. It isn't fleas, but he scratches perpetually. Do any bunnies know a way to help a dog with dry itchy skin?

3. It has been a stressful week at work. I blame myself for getting impatient when I needn't. Fortunately I seem to be better able now, at mid-week, to take a breath and put things in perspective.
posted by bearwife 26 October | 15:08
1. Been working like crazy lately. Rush jobs with no help are highly stressful.

2. Been working on getting my mom back on a stable path since her recent fall. She's better but I find myself doing increasingly more to help her stay at home. Not looking forward to making any change of lifestyle decisions. My brother lives far away and isn't any help.

3. Kitties are enjoying the outside kitty kompound. I am ever vigilant for escape tactics since monster number one is extremely motivated to test all limits incessantly.
posted by mightshould 26 October | 18:33
1. Lots of Halloween-ing going on here for kidlet. Visit to a pumpkin patch last weekend with a very exciting hayride, party at daycare which requires her costume, trick or treat around my department at my work Monday afternoon, and trick or treat after dinner at a friend's neighborhood.

2. OB & specialist appointments this morning were good. I was rather gobsmacked when my OB said I'd have my late November appt and would start coming every 2 weeks after that. Eek! February will be here before I know it and I have so much to do before then.

3. I should have brought something funny to take pics of the dogs in when I was at Target this afternoon. The witch hat pics from a few years ago are some of my faves of them.
posted by bluesapphires 27 October | 20:10
1. Less than two weeks until Election Day! What will I do with my time when it's all over? I will miss all the phone banking fun, and the company of the congressional campaign staffers crashing at our place. I will not miss the daily drama- today's local story involved sign kicking and now the town FB page is going bananas.

2. It's getting cold! Fall is here! Time to store up soup, carve pumpkins, rake leaves, wear cozy PJs!

3. Took the boys for haircuts tonight. O loves getting his hair cut; G screamed and shook around so much that the lady nicked his ear with the buzzer. He lived. They both look great!

posted by ThePinkSuperhero 27 October | 20:50
The scent of fresh cut pines || Vintage advertising featuring cats.