05 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of the new year as far as I am concerned. It is the first Monday of the month, there are no more holidays to mix me up and life gets back to a boring but delightfully normal, routine. When your children are grown up and both you and your spouse have retired, there just doesn't seem any need to keep track of the days of the week. And when you throw a holiday here and there into the mix, well then you have chaos. The day following a holiday is always a Sunday, at least that's what it feels like to me, thus throwing off the rest of the week. So Happy New Year!!!

I have been tired and dragged out with the stupid cold I got before Christmas and today was the day I was going to get an appointment to see the doctor, but I think I feel marginally better today so I'll wait and see. It has basically been a sinus thing, but it really wearing me out and I would like it to BE GONE!

I have finished removing the Christmas decorations and the house is back to normal. ♥♥♥

A quick update about Gunni, aka the Dog Who Won't Pee. I took both dogs to the vet in late November to get the Lyme's Disease vaccinations. They tested them and lo and behold, Gunni tested positive. Mags was negative. The vet people were very excited as this was the first positive test they had in our county. But there was the fact that we got him from Enfield ( where they don't have ticks yet) in August, so they couldn't be sure. Then I find out from the breeder that he originally came from Virginia where they have tons of ticks. (That was 2 years ago.) So we still don't know where he got the positive tick for sure. However, besides giving him the vaccination, they also put him on a 3 week regime of antibiotics. And guess what??? Within a few days of the meds, the not peeing issue stopped. He pees on all his walks now, sometimes twice! And no one will ever convince me that the antibiotic and the pee issue are not connected!!

As for knitting, I started a pair of Firestarters in late December and they are going to be too small so off to the frog pond where hopefully they will become a pair of Hourglass socks.

I have also started a v-neck pullover for Pete in a forest green. Very boring. Just stocking stitch, but he wants a plain sweater. Pictures to come when there is something worthy of seeing.

I got an I Pod Touch for Christmas and I am bound and determined that I am going to use it for as many possible uses as it has. And it has a lot of uses! One thing is the calendar where I intend to keep track of things, like the next bridge game, meetings, etc., with it. I shall keep it in my purse so I will always have it with me and can update and check it easily! For example:

Tonight is bridge night. It is Monday. The first day of the week! And so life continues.........

4 comments:

lexa said...

Well, at least you finally found out what Gunni's problem was. My cousin went through terrible health problems and prolonged hospital stays til FINALLY her kids' pediatrician had her blood sent to a southern US State where he's from. She told him about all of her problems, and he said Lyme Disease. She lives outside of Lockeport and had gotten bitten by a baby tick years before. That's where it came from, and since hers went undiagnosed so long (like almost three years) she's on medications for the rest of her life. I don't know how it affects dogs, but it can be terrible for humans.

Frieda said...

Happy New year to you too !

I'm kind of the opposite about the holidays , probably because Mike isn't retired yet . I really love the no routine days . I hate to say it , and I hope he doesn't hear ,he might get a swelled head, but I miss him when he goes back to work .I'll probably won't be able to stand the sight of him when he does finally retire (just kidding ) .

Glad to hear that Gunni's pee problems are hopefully a thing of the past. who would have thought that that could be the problem.

Landerson said...

Creatures of habit, aren't we? Glad Gunni's better:) Do you suppose he was having any pain associated with peeing that the antibiotics cleared up? Wouldn't it be nice if they could just talk to us.....better yet, probably not!

Shannon said...

Glad Gunni is doing better on the pee front. And so sweet of you to do Pete a sweater - he'll be thrilled. David had your socks on today, he told everyone "nana knit these . . . and she knit mommy's too".

I felt like today was the first day of the new year too - back to school for Pete and real life. David had pink eye though, so he didn't do much but it is clearing up so we should be able to get him to preschool tomorrow.

Happy 2009!

 

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