Friends and Kitties!
So, I and my coworkers are surviving the new computer interface installation at work. Truthfully, there's no real big differences--a couple bad but mostly good--and one of the nicer features are the more descriptive alarms that pop up in the alarm queue.
My absolute favorite one so far is this:
Dose this not read "Whalem System Disabled" to you, or am I just crazypants?
I almost want to do naughty stuff at work just to see this alarm!
So, a few months ago I weaned myself off of Effexor, an antidepressant that had nasty side effects if I missed just one stupid dose, started Prozac, and attempted subsequently to wean myself off of that. Well, it didn't go so good...but fortunately I recognized the signs of the imminent dark clouds before it got too bad and started back up on my medicine. It was kinda hairy for a few weeks before it kicked in but I'm pleased to report I'm feeling much more like myself these days, and since Prozac has a very long half-life if I miss a pill I'm not sweating and shaking and wishing to die. (Working shifts it's easy to forget to take my meds at the correct time.)
Scott was scheduled to have cortisone shots in his lumbar spine for his sciatica next week, but his regimen of yoga and bike riding has been so effective he called and canceled the procedure! Plus, his A1C number went down 3 points, and for the first time in years his cholesterol numbers are good. Since we moved here to Las Vegas he's lost over one hundred pounds--I saw a photo of him from 1999 and was floored--he's half the man he used to be. He does more yoga than I do! Speaking of which, last Wednesday I did my first back-bend in probably 40 years...felt pretty dang good. So does my knee--it's been eleven months since I busted my knee cap--and aside from some tightness in the ligaments it's back to what it used to be.
Our Nekkid Kats seem to be enjoying their noodity immensely. Sweet Pea was initially a wee tad freaked out but once she realized her haircut made for a more efficient scratch-to-skin ratio she's been quite happy and soliciting rubbins at every opportunity. KonaKitty, being so old and skinny has been on the chilly side (it's only in the 80's outside) but she has her heated cat cup and of course, cuddling to keep her warm. It's got to be a relief to be rid of all the matted fur on her flanks, and soon it'll be past the century mark on the thermometer and she'll snooze her days away out on the Catio, baking. Maui and John are
dense as bricks oblivious to their furless state! Typical men cats...
I will email out a schedule for Catio tours this week for those of you who requested one, and it looks like the meet-n-greet with GJ's Mum and Dad will be Friday evening by the upper pool at the Westin hotel...exact time TBA. Carol and I had a wonderful hour-long chat last Sunday (thank you T-mobile for the free call) and she is the most fun and animated person...I can't wait to meet up in person, as well as all the other bloggers! I promise to take lots of photos and maybe some videos, too.
We have another week from hell coming up at home with the majority of the inside of the house being in an uproar from the painters. I chose a slightly different wall color from the warm browns to a grayer putty shade, and we're going all one color in the great room/kitchen, for now. I want to do something with the kitchen cabinets this summer (paint, reface?) and then I might do the half wall and pot shelf in an accent color. We'll see. The best part is when this week is over I have three weeks vacation coming up! I'm looking forward to it very much.
I've slowly been getting around to visiting most of you this weekend, but if you don't see the Katnip Lounge in the comments please don't be sad...we're still reading!
XX Sheebie XX