If we were having coffee, you’d probably be scurrying around behind me, or maybe you’d sit on the couch instead and we’d just raise our voices for our chat. I’m cleaning up today, and so I’m a bit all-over-the-place right now. There’s a pup to be bathed and a bathroom and kitchen to be cleaned, and there’s dusting, sweeping, and mopping to be done today. And perhaps a spot of laundry if there’s time. I’m trying to get everything cleaned and in order before we have guests tomorrow; it’s Sam’s birthday, and his family will be visiting for dinner in the evening.
I’d like to do some Christmas shopping if there’s time this afternoon, but I’m not imagining that there will be—or at least if there is still time, I figure I’ll be too tired to go out. But we’ll see. At least I can do some shopping during the days this week while Sam is at work and Little Jedi is at school. We’ve still got to do virtually all of our shopping, so I plan to start on that this week. Luckily we’re close to some really great local shops, including a few fantastic bookstores.
It’s been a busy week around here once again. We had a fantastic time at the parade last week, after which we visited one of our local comic shops and then had dinner at Dat Dog, a gourmet hot-dog spot just down the street, and got cupcakes from a local cupcake bakery. Tank’s vet visit turned out alright, though it did (of course) cost us a pretty penny. He’s apparently got food allergies, which is why he’s had a rash and a staff infection, so he’s on medications to clear that up and a new food to keep him from having continued problems.
Little Jedi’s appoints for a PFT and meeting with a pediatric pulmonologist were this week, too, and he was officially diagnosed with asthma. I wasn’t terribly surprised, because many of my family members are asthmatic, as am I, and his father had asthma when he was a child, so Little Jedi is genetically predisposed. At least now we know what has been causing his wheezing problems, and we can correct them.
I also spent quite a bit of the week working for the nonprofit, doing some initial work on finding some grants that we might be eligible for and looking at the application process. I’ve had to do some website maintenance too this week, and we’ve started to prepare for our annual wardrobe sale. It’s nice working for an organization in which I do such different things from day to day.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week on the blog, Alex will be here for Monster Monday. On Wednesday, I’ll be publishing my usual “what I’m into this week.” I’m also planning to run a wishlist post and a post with some of my favorite charitable causes to contribute to this holiday season, both financially and with hands-on volunteering.
For now, I’m off to say hi to you guys and finish this house-cleaning I’m about to get up to.
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