But, first - last night's dinner:
I had started taking down the Christmas tree decorations, last night, and I finished taken them all down, early this afternoon. As I mentioned to one of my friends, yesterday, I felt pensive as I took down the decorations and packed them up carefully in the labelled bins. I wondered who will unpack them, next Christmas. Will I still be alive and well enough to do so?
Later in the afternoon, I went to collect the mail and, since it was such a nice afternoon, took a little walk. I didn't want to venture too far, today, so I just walked up and down my block, a few times. Maybe I should say I strolled, rather than walked! But, still, I was outside, in the sunshine and fresh air, moving around, and that was good enough for me. A flock of ducks flew overhead while I was outside; their quacking alerted me to the fact that they were flying overhead, and I watched them as they flew. I couldn't take a photo of them, though.
Friend M came by while I was still outside. I asked him to change the battery on one of my smoke detector alarms as it was beeping. After that, he took the bins of Christmas decorations to the garage, took down the tree, and boxed it up, again. That, too, was stored in the garage. Finally, he weeded the area around the newly planted peach tree. I asked him to buy me another bag of soil amendment to put around the tree.
After he left, it was time to get Dancer to his vet's appointment. He did not want to go in his carrier! He managed to push the carrier door open (I guess it hadn't closed properly) and hid under the sofa! When I pushed the sofa, he ran and hid under my bed! When I pushed the bed, he ran into the bathroom! My bathroom has two doors, one leading from my bedroom and the other leading from the family room, but, I was able to close both doors before he could escape and trap him in the bathroom. He still put up quite a fight, refusing to go into the carrier, but I managed to wrestle him in there! Then, he meowed loudly and protested all the way during the drive to the vet's office, and meowed in the waiting room, and meowed all the way back home! Poor kitty does not like being in his carrier or car rides!
|Sign in the Examination Cubicle|
The vet examined him and said the infection has cleared, the gums are healing, and although there is still one stitch left, it should dissolve shortly. She didn't want to take it out. She said the antibiotic he was given will be effective for another week. She said she didn't need to see him again, anytime soon, but, if I was concerned about him, to go ahead and make an appointment to bring him in. He can go back to his regular diet of kibbles and the tuna treats. I had promised him tuna when we got back home and he meowed for and received two servings! LOL. He is getting to be a spoiled cat!
I returned some phone calls when I came home and chatted with a couple of my cousins, one of whom is having a really bad cold/cough/fever. She said she went to the doctor's, and she was told it would take a couple of weeks to clear.
Lunch, today, had been a bowl of my chicken and vegetables soup, followed by a banana. I didn't have any tea in the evening. Dinner was a salad with slices of steak:
I have finished the lettuce in the salad kit I bought the other day. I will probably go to the grocery store, again, this weekend, to buy more salad and a few other items.
Today, I am grateful for:
- All the recent rain
- A sunny day
- Dancer is healing well
- M helping me with taking down the Christmas tree and weeding around the peach tree
- Chatting with family and friends
- Took down and put away the Christmas tree and decorations
- Took Dancer for his check up
- Got the smoke detector battery changed
- Spoke with cousins and friends
- Took a little stroll, outside
Saturday's To Do List:
- Dust and vacuum the family room
- Put the furniture back the way they were
- Tidy the living room
- Grocery shop
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?