Where does the time go?
Well, yeah, it’s been busy and weird. So continuing the Prince Lune story …:
Medicating him was fine right up until the last few times, when he decided he hated it. The last time he actually got his “anti-muscle-spasm” meds, it took CJ and I 20 minutes to get him into a place where we could get them into his mouth (liquid, with a syringe-like object with no needle) … he became very wary of us for a bit. Contacted the vet and finally got confirmation it was okay to stop. Sheesh.
And then there’s the “Unicorn Meat” cat food (rare and expensive) which will hopefully keep this from happening again. Sigh. This stuff is not cheap, and getting it is tough. You need a prescription (which we had to go down to the vet hospital to get), for online as well as in person, and the closest store front is 10 miles away (not a huge deal, but still). Luckily they both are able to eat it without problems (we were worried, Panda threw up the first time, but he may have overeaten). We may be able to order online for a better price, I hope so. Have to work that part out.
So … other than that, he’s becoming his old feisty self, playing and all that, but he actually has decided he likes sleeping with me in my comfy chair if the legs are up — he’ll crawl up between them and curl up and go to sleep. Warm, comfy, and safe. I can live with that.
Panda has been learning to deal, and has been really good. He was wary of Lune at first because he didn’t smell right. But things have settled in. They play a bit more (and I am sure after stitches are out there will be more), and he’s been seen grooming Lune a little, so we’re getting back to normal. Two weeks of weird …
Got the Driver’s License this week with the RealID — once the processing is complete it moves pretty quickly. So I’m good for another five years on the DL and the RealID will be useful for domestic flights (won’t have to haul the passport around). CJ’s a little concerned, but her ID is good for a couple more years. No rush, but she should try to do the RealID thing before October when it’s required for domestic travel.
Let’s see … went to Costco yesterday to get new glasses because they’re less expensive (by over half what I paid at Kaiser for the last pair). The hard-sell at the membership counter (because we needed to renew) was annoying after a bit (“…and if you get the visa credit card you get all THIS!”). Gah! Stop already. After glasses we wandered the store because it had been a few years since we were there. Got a small number of items, but most of the food is in such large quantities we’ll never eat it all before it goes bad, or if it’s frozen it’s too big for the freezer.
AND … because of the upcoming trip in May to Switzerland for my niece’s college graduation, we still have to get the passports taken care of. Getting herself to deal with the “let’s get this done” part is hard because she’s exhausted from work all the time … found a passport office nearby, open on Saturdays, but of course she schedules things and so we can’t do it this coming weekend … gah. (We only have to do this in person because we blew it and let them expire after the London trip — no urgency to re-up since we weren’t doing international travel … but now they’re expired by enough time that we have to go in in-person …)
Other than that, about the same. Jobs are scarce and I never really meet the requirements in the job postings, and/or they are so far away that commutes would be 2-3 hours each way. Eeek. Let’s see … CJ got a cold after 12th Night (first weekend of the month), and then eventually I got it. We’re both mostly done with it, but there’s some residual issue with sinus, sigh.That gets tiring.
Working on the History site a lot. Right now it’s been newsletter scanning. Done with three binders (nearly 10 years of newsletters) full of mimeographed newsletters. 40+ years to go … gah. Ah well, one step at a time.