Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,

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Beautiful weather today: sunny and warm, but with a breeze that increased over the course of the day until I actually wore a sweater when Shannon and I went out in the evening.

I fell asleep again in the afternoon today. Forgive the pun, but I'm tired of falling asleep all the time! I'm still waiting to hear from the people (whoever they are) about the sleep study the doc recommended. Maybe I should call the doc on Monday to find out what's up.

We took Cobweb to the vet to be weighed again today, and she weighs 10.5 lbs. That's very slightly less than the last time we took her in, but not enough to get us worried. She seems to be eating, drinking, socializing, sleeping, walking, etc. in a normal manner, so I'm not too worried that she's getting sick again. I *have* noticed that her fur seems quite "spiky" lately, like maybe it has more oil in it than usual or something, so I'm not sure if there's a grooming issue, but hey ... she's 15 years old ... if she doesn't feel like brushing her hair in the morning, I'm not going to criticize. I just can't believe that we still have our wonderful beloved cat in our lives, an entire *year* after we thought she only had hours to live! This has been an incredible gift.

I wish all food in the world had labels that listed the ingredients, because then I would experience less Egg Anxiety. Like I got all het up today about whether I should get a biscuit at KFC, because so many baked goods are made with eggs, then I decided to just take the chance, because I love biscuits so much, and so I ate one, figuring that such a tiny bit of egg probably wouldn't make me sick. Then, when I got home, I looked up the ingredients online, and their biscuits aren't made with eggs! So I angsted for nothing. I now find restaurants and delis more stressful than pre-packaged food, because I can't just read the ingredients list. I will adjust with time, but right now I'm being pretty strict with myself -- just to sort of detox and establish a baseline -- so it's a bit stressful. If I cooked more, I might have a better idea of what ingredients are in different things, but I'm not terribly experienced in that regard. Perhaps I will become more educated as time goes on.

After dinner, I gave Cobweb my discarded corn cob, and she proceeded to entertain Shannon and me mightily. She looooves corn cobs. She licks them and licks them, then bites them and lifts them up into the air, then drops them so they thud on the hardwood floor, then bites them and lifts them again, etc. Neither of our other cats finds corn cobs even remotely interesting, but Cobweb is drawn to them as if they contained catnip. She's usually a relatively dignified cat, so I don't find opportunities to laugh at her very often, but this was definitely one of those occasions.

Because of the LEEP, I am not supposed to engage in any "strenuous exercise" for 3 weeks, so I've been trying to decide what constitutes "strenuous" exercise. I don't want to languish on the couch eating bon bons all day, insisting that I mustn't overexert myself, but I also don't want to overdo it and cause physical problems. In a great many situations, I have this same problem of finding the healthy middle ground between two extremes. It's not something I'm great at, but I believe it can be learned with experience.

At any rate, I'm still bleeding quite a bit as a result of the procedure, so it's probably best to take a conservative approach. Shannon and I had planned to bike through San Francisco to the Palace of the Legion of Honor on Sunday, but it looks like we'll be taking a bus, instead.

I'm still extremely happy that I was able to revive my lovely green Nano today. It is my constant companion and I would have been very sad to lose it. Best gift ever! Many thanks to my beloved husband! Now I can listen to Crime and Punishment while I walk to Lisa's house tomorrow.
Tags: audiobooks, cats, cobweb, egg, exercise, food, gyn, ipod, museums, san francisco, sleep, weather

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