Yes, even with all that happened on her visit she still considers going to the vet’s a spa day.
Lucy had some skin tags removed and her teeth cleaned. She also had 3 teeth extracted. They even trimmed her nails while she was out. Then they spoiled her rotten.
Even with all the spoiling, she was ready to go home when I arrived. Except she had to stop at each one of her *ladies* and get a last pet, smooch, and hug before going home.
At the moment, she’s sound asleep and all rolled up in a fuzzy blanket.
She got a bath!
With my back so bad, she hasn’t had a bath in so long I’m not going to tell you how long it’s been. Suffice it to say it’s been ages.
She sure does smell better and is a lot whiter. I delight in the freckles that you can see under the clean fur.
She’s even wearing her newest Collar My World collar.
With the wet weather we’ve had, the horrible weight gain I’ve had over the last few years, and the damages done lifting The Curmudgeon from floor far too many times, my back and knees are shot.
To top that off my Achilles tendons are screaming in pain all the time, and my feet are constantly cramping up.
It sucks to get older.
Yep, we tied the knot 44 years ago. Lately that knot feels more like a noose than anything.
Tell you the truth, if I knew then what I know now, I never would have married him.
If I’d known he had MS and how our lives would change so drastically because of it, yeah …second thoughts, third thoughts, never doing it, or doing it differently.
Plans, we would have had better plans.
Home improvements done early on, house sold, and the move made to a single floor dwelling done many years ago.
Staying in PA all these years, probably not.
So when I say MEH in response to all those ‘Oh, happy anniversary’ wishes from people. You know why.
I do love him, it’s just most days, I don’t like him very much.
He took away my best friend when he retired on disability and replaced him with an old Curmudgeon who sits in a chair and drives me crazy.
So the guy at the car dealer, where I get free inspections for the life of my car since I bought it there, laughed when he saw the mileage on my van. Yes, he laughed.
I admit it, I don’t get out much. My 2012 van has a mere 4,060 miles on it.
Poor girl is dirty and I haven’t the energy to wash her properly. With a good wash and wax and a vacuuming out I’d bet she’d look brand spanking new too.
The dealership is literally drooling over her wanting me to trade her in. However, I don’t have the money to make car payments and she’s free and clear.
Somehow managed to schedule my car’s inspection and our food order at almost the same time.
Food order at 1 and car at 2.
I hope our 5 Star Home Foods rep can get done fast so I can get to inspection at 2. Otherwise I’ll be leaving while he’s still here.
We had so much rain that when I got dressed in the morning I put on my ‘I am not going anywhere and I don’t care’ yoga pants and a Tee.
I had to take Lucy out between rainstorms.
The basement has water in it once again.
So glad I washed Ted night before last. Lucy needed him to be at his best yesterday.
Below is Ted, Lucy’s blanket.
Lucy loves Ted, but Ted was getting awfully stinky. She snuggles Ted, she nibbles on Ted, she rolls up in Ted, she sprawls out on Ted. She drags Ted around the house some days. But on thundery, stormy days she hides in Ted when she’s not hiding in her crate.
Lucy loves her Ted.
It’s not just the back pain preventing it but now it’s too hot to go out and get the much-needed yard work done.
Yesterday I managed to cut down some of the suckers growing from the roots of the sweet gun tree. Some, not all.
I have yet to tackle the mess where the pond once was. If you know of anyone who wants a rather large (triple) Yucca plant send them my way. They can have it if they dig it out.
I’m still trying to move the other plants but have run out of energy and I have no gumption left.
Maybe I need a new line of Tees and not wear my gardening ones.
So I paid our vehicle registrations today.
You can now pay for a two year registration. The cost to register my van for two years cost a mere 12 dollars more than his truck’s registration for one year.
Another reason for him to consider selling the truck.
- He drives the truck maybe once every 4 months or less.
- The cost of the insurance
- The cost of filling his tank
- The cost of inspections
- We could rent out his parking spot on the driveway.
What we really need around here is a handyman, not just for my home but for G’s as well.
We find we’re both in the position of needing to have things done around the house that we cannot do these days.
Our ‘oh, I wish someone could do this with skill and at an affordable price’ lists grow longer with each day.
I’d move to an island far from these shores.
I’d build me a small house on a beach.
I’d offer up my troubles to the sea.
Sending them off on the tides and let my heart be free.
I’d soar on the wind.
I’d dance on the waves.
I sing to the moon and laugh at the sun.
I’d bury myself in the sand.