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      Saturday, February 06, 2016

12:30 PM - 02/06/2016

The topic: Just to let you know


Everything is fine here. I've been busy since last entry, closing out the year 2015 (which usually I'd put off, but the State Board of Equalization wants their money, sales tax for sales made in California and we all know how much I love not doing paperwork...had a couple of months' worth and I'm still not caught up, but I was able to get the paperwork for the state done).

Then Richie got sick, he's still not doing well. He was breathing pretty hard (he always breathes fast, that was the reason I'd taken him in when he was first diagnosed with a thyroid problem). I took him in on a Wednesday afternoon last month and x-rays were taken. His heart and lungs were good, he had some gas in his tummy. Other than dehydration (he was also given fluids) they couldn't find anything wrong with him.

I took him back in the next morning. More x-rays and the owner (my vet has expanded, has two new vets) looked over the x-rays with Richie's vet. He enlarged the x-ray and you could see allergens on the wall of the chest. So, I came home with a bottle of predisolone (steroids) to help the inflammation. It's been a horrible couple of weeks. He keeps getting dehydrated (I've okayed it with the vet to give him fluids), he isn't eating much at all and I'm going nuts. He'd probably do better if I left him be instead of checking on him every half hour. At least the Xanax helps me to not be a nervous wreck.

We've had a couple of storms, and there's nothing I like more to do during a storm than stand at the window and watch the rain, wind, weather.  I realized I have a favorite window, it's the one in the laundry room. There's a stool I keep in there to help me get stuff out of the pantry and I stand on the stool in front of the open window and just feel the breeze and smell the clean air (until I get too cold). I spent a lot of time staring out of that window.

My mother-in-law's birthday is Monday and I spent this past week making her card. And Brian is going on a little trip and he's in desperate need of new shirts, so I've also been cutting out vinyl and doing the tedious weeding of said vinyl. I'll be making the shirts later today.

But all of this stuff takes up my time and I have to be in the mood for it. I haven't really been in the mood and that slows me down. I can't get on the interwebs or I'd get nothing done. *grin*

Hopefully, I'll have videos of Richie posted next week, I've been taking them often. On the iPad, on the Kindle Fire, on the camera....lots of short videos of my little boy.


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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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