First, let me say that I am on vacation, so this is just residual whining. LOL I only had a four day work week, but oh my goodness, trying to get stuff done was almost impossible. It seemed like everyone needed a piece of my attention until there was none left. I would come home and crash, just too tired to do anything.
The week started great. Both hubby and I were off for Memorial Day, and I had a caretaker scheduled for Dad, so we went out to lunch on the coast. We made a beeline to our favorite restaurant for fish and chips. So yummy and the view is gorgeous.
Things started to go downhill after that...
My sweet George dog is not feeling well. I noticed a few weeks ago that he was loosing weight. Not a lot, but some. Since he was over 90 pounds, it didn't show as much as it would on a small dog. By last Friday, I was concerned. He was slowing down, wasn't interested in anything, drinking too much water and spending a lot of time outside. My first thought was diabetes. Took him to the vet, first thing they did was a "senior" blood panel. George is only eight, but for a rottie, that's senior. The vet reminded me that large dogs age faster than little dogs. Yes, I know that, but really didn't need to hear that from her. When the results came back, it shows that he's lost five pounds since last September, has hypothyroidism, and there are some weird numbers on his liver panel. So.....we are now on three medications and will have a checkup in a month. After three days of medication, he seems a bit more interested in life, but he is still not 100%. I don't even want to consider any option except for him getting healthy and being my George.
Every day at work was an adventure. Lots of needy inmates and staff. I guess they wanted to make sure they got in their full portion of complaints before I went on vacation. By Friday afternoon, I was ready to escape. The only reason I didn't make a run to the gate was because I work in a prison and running is frowned upon. LOL
Yesterday, I was up and moving. Decided that I would do laundry. That's it, just laundry. I have a week to do housework, so I pulled out my project and started to stitch. I am loving this color.
I am further along...but this is a good picture and I didn't want to waste it. LOL
Since I was taking a housework break, I decided that the least I should do is make dinner. LOL Beef Enchiladas. All of my Mexican friends make fun of me since I prepare them with flour tortillas, but I like them this way. I call them Enchiladas Gringas. Very tasty if I say so myself. LOL
I will be driving to LA on Tuesday with my hubby to pick up my stepson. He seems pretty excited to be heading this way for the summer and hubby is always happy when he comes to visit.
But...next Friday, I am heading to Iowa to visit my son! I had not made any plans to go, but after the third time he asked if I was coming to see him, I decided that either he has something important to tell me...or he really misses me! Either way, hubby and I talked it over and he will hold down the fort while I go to visit. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that my husband is willing to back me up and help with my dad and George. I am blessed.
And...I am getting a new well!! After nine months of buying water, we found a driller! The permit has been issued and he is planning on starting on Monday or Tuesday. He is saying that it should take about a week. It will be wonderful to be able to drink water from the tap instead of bottled. SMILE
So, I will let you go...my rambling could just on and on. LOL I will keep everyone updated as I travel cross country. You know how I love to take pictures!!
Wishing each of you a wonderful week. Be kind to one another.