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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Goodbye Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom-teeth-removal-720x380Yup already halfway through January. Where does the time go? Well this weekend was a bit of a blur as I had my wisdom teeth surgery on Friday. I had to have all 4 wisdom teeth extracted but luckily they put me out for the surgery so I really don't have any memory of the surgery itself. But now the recovery phase has begun which means only soft foods, nothing hot or spicy, no alcohol, nuts/seeds, popcorn/chips/crunchy foods for a week or two. The pain has been manageable - knock on wood - so far. I am trying to follow all the instructions as much as possible as I really don't want to get a dry socket. That sounds awfully painful. Anyway this weekend has been pretty low key. Didn't really accomplish very much. I binge watched "The Final Table" on Netflix (what better thing to do than watching a cooking competition show when you can't eat all the delicious food yourself *g*) 

Today we went to the movies to see "The Upside" (with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston) and that was really good. Now I am back home and just vegging out with some tea and playing/cuddling with Sherlock. Sherlock has been doing well. The other cats are still being difficult. We have introduced them gradually but there is still lots of hissing and growling and charging each other. I guess they will eventually settle down and get used to each other. Sherlock is trying to hold her own but she is so tiny compared to the rest of them. I think she just needs to grow more and then there will be a more level playing field after that. 

I have been so bad with writing letters as of late. I really need to get caught up with my mail but somehow it just hasn't worked out. I will try and do better so I can get caught up. Also need to get a bit more organized and restructure my closet and clothes in general. I usually try to go through everything at least once a year as there is always something that ends up not fitting or something I never wear. 

Letter/Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Lotte/Denmark, Kimber/Canada, Celia/MA, Nina/WA, Carmen/Malta and Tiffany/OK. 

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Monday, January 07, 2019

2019 - welcome!

Pixlr (6)Hello 2019. Crazy to think it's almost 20 years after we hit 2000. And remember how big of a deal that was when 1999 turned into 2000. And now we are almost 20 years removed from it already. So crazy. Also means I have lived in the US for 18+ years now (since the summer of 2001). Makes me feel old when I think about all of these things. Oh well I guess. Just keep plugging along right? 

We are having a very cold morning today. Only 18F but with the windchill feels like 7F (-13C) Brrr. Can't complain about the weather too too much so far this winter. It's been a little all over the place. Strangely warm some days, cold the next day, lots of rain/downpours/flooding. So far we haven't had a lot of snow (knock on wood) We will see how the rest of the season goes. It's still very early. Personally I'd be fine with not a lot of snow. I don't like the crazy cold either but if I had a choice I'd pick the cold over the snow because at least the cold you don't need to shovel. lol. 

New Year's was pretty low key for us. We went out for Mexican for dinner and then for some wine at one of our local hangouts. Then eventually home, played with the kitten for a bit. So yeah nice and low key. 

Oh right, so Sherlock is doing very well. We had our first vet appointment this past Saturday and did get a bit of a surprise. He is actually a she. Haha. So yeah our little baby boy kitten is actually a baby girl. Oh well. We are sticking with the name because we really like it. She will just be a little girl detective cat. :) Anyway she's doing well. Playing a lot, racing around. She has also taken to sleeping on the bed and being cuddly at night and in the mornings which is very cute. We have our next follow up appointment for her next booster shot in 3 weeks. 

The other cats aren't really too happy with the situation but we haven't really had them interact all that much yet either. Sherlock is just so little. I know we do need to get there sooner rather than later, just trying to avoid world war 3 if at all possible. Also want to give her a little more time to become a little bigger and more confident. She is getting there with the confidence so we're halfway there I think. 

Letter/Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Lotte/Denmark, Kimber/Canada, Celia/MA, Nina/WA, Carmen/Malta and Tiffany/OK. 

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