As with every Christmas season I am eating far too much. Why, oh why, do people at work bring in so many sweets in November and December? They would be a welcome surprise in April, a doughnut would be so nice in June. Sadly I have a sweet tooth and my determination and willpower can only withstand so much. Obviously I need to buy oranges and apples for snacks at work so I can turn toward a heathy food choice. Stupid candy bowls on a desk – bah!
Our son finally received his orders and his last day as a US Army soldier is December 23rd. That’s great for all of us that he and his family will be back in close proximity. Nice Christmas gift to have them back but the down side is he needs to find work. Please keep him in your thoughts as he begins the hunt for employment.
One Subaru: We have downsized from 2 cars to one.
Goodbye to the Scion!
We sold the old Scion xB and Rav4 and now have a Subaru Forester. I love it! We love it! It has heated seats and heated mirrors, great gas milage and all sorts of creature comforts. Since we ride to work together and I don’t drive at night it makes sense to have one vehicle. Saves us on insurance too.
Kobe had a very bad bout of diarrhea recently. The vet visit, blood sample, tests and meds were dispensed which ran us $215. He started back on the mend and wouldn’t you know it, Aja got sick a few days later.
The recommended course was to keep her from food for 24 hours. Whatever was causing the distress would be gone after that time frame and her digestive tract would have time to heal. We opted for that plan instead of forking out another $215. Worked like a charm!
Turned out it was the canned dog food we had been using. Taste of the Wild has been on their evening meal plan for quite a while but suddenly, their little colons rebelled against it. Now both are doing well.
Here he is, all sad because he had blood taken. See his cute little red bandage?
Reading: Books recently have included:
You have to Fucking Eat
Choose your own Autobiography NPH
I am gearing up for two book challenges this upcoming year.
That’s about it for the Squirrel Head Manor update. Hopefully I can get it together to send a card or letter before Christmas. I will still take this time to wish anyone reading a lovely and safe holiday. Be careful out there!