Delicious Delivery

Somebody sent me some Carnation breakfast drink in the mail. *cough* Lauren *cough*

This Carnation was in pouches. I was curious to see if it had the same chemical smell my containerized Carnation does when you open it.

It doesn’t. On top of that, I think it tastes a little different. Better. Hmmm… I may be making some mail orders myself…

I sometimes drink big glasses of Carnation at night to settle my stomach.

I sometimes drink big glasses of Carnation at night to settle my stomach.

Thanks, Lauren 🙂

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  1. Lauren says:

    Thank you, Amazon Prime!

    I’m glad they just sell the freshly-picked pouches. 😉

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To the Vet

On Saturday night, Gus had some sort of itchy breakout. The itchiness seems to have stopped, but some of the places he scratched are raised and swollen now.

I was concerned, so I took him to the vet. The doctor didn’t know what caused the original breakout. I wish he would have guessed. I’d like to have some idea. Was it a centipede bite?

What he did say was that he thought the raised lumps were a bacterial infection. He gave Gus an injection of antibiotics, and gave me a liquid steroid to give Gus twice a day.

The steroids are for his itching. I watched him when we got home, and didn’t see him scratch once. I decided not to start the steroids yet. It’s a two week course. I’d hate to commit to all that medicine if it’s not necessary.

The biggest lump is on his neck.

The biggest lump is on his neck.

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Sierpinski Christmas Tree

The fractal Christmas tree we started in school last week is finished! Woo hoo!

We finished Math early, so we did a little more classroom decorating. Two of the girls worked diligently to construct the fourth tetrahedron. Over the weekend, I had prepared a yellow tetrahedron for the ‘star’.

I cleared my desk so it could have a safe place to sit.

I cleared my desk so it could have a safe place to sit.

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Matching Material

The retired pastor and his wife wear matching colored clothing to church every Sunday. I love it! I got a picture of them together a while back, and I’ve been trying for weeks to get another picture. They can’t often sit together in church, because Judy plays the piano for church.

This is from November 12

This is from November 12

Pastor usually wears a Hawaiian print.

Pastor usually wears a Hawaiian print.

There was a whole family that came to church in matching clothing one Sunday, so I took a picture of them. As it turns out, they were just dressed like that for a renewal of wedding vows. They don’t dress in the same colors all the time. I was a little disappointed to hear that.

White and... what is that color called?  It's too pink to be peach.  It's too bright to be salmon.  I like it, whatever it is.

White and… what is that color called? It’s too pink to be peach. It’s too bright to be salmon. I like it, whatever it is.

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Cat Scratch

Last night as I was lying in bed, Gus was making a lot of noise. He was also scratching a lot. After a while, I wondered what was going on, so I turned on the light and looked.

Gus had several areas on him that had broken out in red spots. I assume they were also itchy, considering how much Gus was squirming and scratching.

If I was in Baltimore, I would have taken him to my vet there, because it’s a 24 hour emergency hospital. Since I was on my own, I wondered if hydrocortisone might help. The Internet said you could put it on cats, but they might lick it off and get sick. I decided to risk it.

It seemed to calm the itching, and Gus isn’t sick, so all’s we’ll that ends well. But I’m curious about what made him break out. I haven’t introduced any new chemicals or soaps to the house. Did I bring something in on my clothing? Was it bugs biting him? Did he eat a bug that caused that allergic reaction?

Poor Gus

Poor Gus

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