Finally saw my doctor and got new drugs. The old Rx was costing too much and I burned thru my yearly Rx deductible in June. The pills seem to be taking effect, so who knows, I might even post more. (More amazingly, I *might* even get the Xmas tree taken down.)
Money situation is not good, and the cats are making it worse. First, Rudy got sick right around New Year. Bladder crystals. Shit. The *financially responsible* thing to do would have been to put him to sleep, but... I just couldn't. Ka-CHING! (Big Ka-ching.) Then he scratched most of the fur off his head and completely defoliated his back and shoulder area. BUT.... every time I grab him from outside (and he's been very wary of me since the bladder crystal incident, when I kept him inside for 2 weeks) he escapes. I finally managed to hold on to him and get a vet appt. Then I notice that Phoebe has not moved from my bed for well over 24 hours. Food untouched. Turned her nose up at catnip. Something is definitely wrong. So BOTH of them go to vet. Turned out Phoebe had a 104 temp (undetermined origin, everything else checked out fine.) Rudy looked so bad the doc thought he had mange, but no, apparently it was just allergies. Great. Tests on both of them, medicinal bath, steroids, antibiotics and then liquid antibiotics for both. Ka-CHING! Ouch.
Speaking of cats having to go to the dr, my own body has decided to fall apart, too. To wit, both molars with 20 yo root canals had catastrophic failures. One just... shattered. The other abscessed and the infection went into my jaw, sinus, ear, etc. Not fun. Come to think of it, *something* in this house has been on antibiotics for nearly the whole year so far. Jeez.
School's fine. Having a poetry workshop and a fiction workshop same semester is exactly as horrifying as I thought it would be (which is why I only took 12 hours.) Oh, and I'm now the VP at large for our Sigma Tau Delta chapter (English honors society). Woo! I'm sending stuff out to poetry and fiction contests and to publications, but no good news yet.
And I know that groundhog saw his shadow, but it sure feels like we're getting an early spring to me.
So how are y'all?