Hello and good Morning!
First of all, Mabel is ok! Woo-Hoo!! Thank you all for your well wishes, healing juju, care and concern. So many of you reached out over the weekend to see how Mabel was and I can't tell you how much I appreciated those notes. Our blogging community is just wonderful!
I ended up taking Mabel to a new vet on Friday afternoon. We had been going to a cat-only vet (one we have used for years), but I just had not been pleased with the doctor for some time. Nothing specific, but a general dislike is how I felt. Anyway, I found a full service (all animals) vet that is actually closer to home with 4 vets on staff, long hours (8-8 M-F plus Saturday hours) and a better equipped place with both X-ray and ultra sound equipment on site as well as a lab for blood work right there. And, Mabel wasn't stressed there! Not sure why, but she was stressed at the old vet's and this one was much better. Turns out she has an upper respiratory infection. She is now on an antibiotic (liquid - pink - smells like bubblegum - just like a child's! - lol) for 10 days and is already much improved. She is eating and going out again.
That shot was taken yesterday - staring longingly up at the trailer birdhouse where young chickadees are getting ready to fledge. The poor parent chickadee kept flying around with food in its beak for the youngsters, but he would not go into the birdhouse while Mabel was on the table.
The balance of the weekend was nice, though very, very HOT (90). Saturday morning Dee and I got together for our normal session of sipping coffee, knitting and chatting. I cut our sesssion a little short as I was anxious to get home and check on Mabel (who was, of course, fine). Other than laundry, I didn't do much around the house, but I was able to do some knitting and stitching and reading - so that for me is a good weekend!
Due to the heat, dinners this weekend were cool. I made a macaroni and shrimp salad for Saturday along with a pinto bean and corn salad with a lime dressing. Yesterday we just had deviled eggs and cucumber salad. As of this morning the temps have moderated (we had some storms yesterday late) and I believe today's high is only supposed to be around 75.
Do you remember when I showed the lemon tree that we have as a house plant? And a tiny lemon appeared after the plant bloomed. That was a surprise. What is even more of a surprise is that the same lemon is still there. It has grown a bit larger though.
It is still pretty hard, but it is also beginning to turn yellow!!
The plant is blooming again, so I'm curious to see if we get any more lemons.
In other plant news, my African violet is going gangbusters!
For years I grew African violets and always had them on a kitchen windowsill and they always thrived. Then they stopped doing well. Fletch bought this one for me as an early Valentine's Day present and it was gorgeous. Lately it has looked as though it were dying, but then one morning I noticed a few buds and now it is simply lovely.
Today and tomorrow are both office days for me - the last of the budget meetings. Last week I was successful in going to the office in the morning and leaving by 12:30 or 1:00. Hopefully that will be the case again this week. And, I'm back to physical therapy on Wednesday & Thursday...so a busy week!