Monday I had great news! Minor bacteria--not enough to be considered an infection even! NO ANTIBIOTICS--Whoohoo!! I was absolutely giddy! The past couple years every time I was a little better or even on an even keel--some setback occurred to knock me backwards. I was fully expecting that to happen again with antibiotics doing a real number on me. Not this time!! Which also means that the oil of oregano worked! Surprise! The week started out on that high note! That night I started back working on Christmas cards. :)
Tuesday I was cleaning fountain pens and writing Christmas cards. Dagan dropped off a few groceries.
Wednesday I did laundry, filled the clean fountain pens, and worked on the Christmas cards. Leah dropped off a few things from Cashwise and Target. The drop offs are quick these days and later in the day. But it is still good to see them, even briefly.
Thursday I finished ALL the Christmas cards and got the last of them out for the mail! TaDa!! Finished before the first full week in December was over with.
Friday I went through the card projects that had been sorted onto trays ages ago--but those sets of birthday cards (had Christmas, too) were too complicated and/or time consuming to possibly finish by the end of the year. So, I picked out a very, very simple birthday card to make--50 times--lol! Started stamping. (With the wonderful Misti that was worth every penny.)Meanwhile, the inexpensive humidifier I ordered from Amazon arrived and I could hardly get it set up fast enough!
Has been so dry in here I have gotten bloody noses, Allie has dandruff, and I have had electric hair that sticks to my face.
It's not the greatest humidifier, but it is keeping it more like 35-40% humidity in the living room--ahh! (vs. 20%) It is kind of a pain as you can't just turn it on and let it go till it runs low on water. You can only schedule it to run 8 hours, but at least it does have automatic shutoff if the water gets low. I am learning to fill it as soon as I wake up and before I go to sleep--and to glance at it regularly during the day to see if it is still working. Doesn't put out a lot of water for all it appears to when running at full blast on high--lol! But it will get me through the winter. My old one had bit the dust, so to speak, and gone to the dumpster last spring. They never seem to last very long, regardless. I am thrilled to have it!
Dagan and the boys came by for a visit after Dagan picked them up from school. Dagan had done a Fleet Farm pickup of wild bird seed for me and brought it to the garage. The boys showed me a Bluey cartoon show they watch...about a dog family. They wanted to show me that the cartoon dogs ate chocolate! They know real dogs aren't supposed to eat chocolate. The cartoon dogs eat it regularly, I could see. Smart of them to catch how wrong that is. :)
Stamped the insides, too. Finished stamping them!!
Well, I decided not enough to be terrible.
...because the 45-50mph winds had plastered the snow against the patio door...
...and she had a good-sized spy spot at the bottom. She can rarely get up that close to do her bird spying. Made her day. Well, her morning...for several hours. Not much interrupts her naptime...all afternoon!
Due to the high winds there was still grass peeking through the snow beyond my patio. There was mostly drifting, but not much snow. Enough that the plows were out in the parking lots, though.
They've been waiting for an excuse to plow. Those companies live off of mowing and plowing, so they must have been raring to go.
My patio captures snow and makes pretty drifts, of course, so there was a good bit out there.
...there was a crowd at the Critter Cafe! I swear they listen for the sound of me opening and closing the patio door--lol! I wondered where Allie was.
Well, I figured. Her usual spot.
Dagan asked me why I don't open the blinds open for her...but this is why. She loves sleeping in here in the quiet, darkened room. Once in a while I will open the blinds--but only a few inches so she can spy. Then she is happy. But if I do open them and leave them open she gets all disgruntled because she can't sleep well then--lol! Too much to keep her awake. Cats! Gotta love 'em.