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More $ to the Vet

December 12th, 2017 at 05:05 pm

Kari has a UTI - I dropped her off this morning and picked her up after work. $168. Sigh.

The Nutcracker is this Sunday!!!

I bought two Christmas gifts this year. One for DH (after he told me he'd gotten me something, and then after I asked him to tell me explicitly what he might like ...he's impossible to shop for,) and a movie gift card for mom and her husband. (from Raise.com) All in all, about $80.


I'm debating about what I want to do on Friday. I took the day off as a b-day gift to myself. Usually I'd go see a movie or something. But having had the Moviepass the past few months (now canceled) it's not such a special thing.

I have a doctor's appt in the am, so that'll get me going. Then I want to stop at the Oriental market and stock up on tofu. Maybe get a mani/pedi? Maybe stop at Lane Bryant and see if they have their bra sale yet? (Desperately in need of new ...) Or just go home and spend the day chilling with kitties and Netflix. Smile


On Sunday I had a couple teenagers and their younger cousin here helping me get leaves picked up and into bags. The garbage service doesn't charge extra after Nov 30. The 4 of us did 10 bags in about 2 hours. I paid them $30. It was WELL worth it. There's still more to go (after 20 bags) but it's much more manageable I think.

I was a bit perturbed at DH who decided to not come out and work in the yard while the kids were there. He did go out later (after dark) and got a good bit done on our deck.

With DH's shoulder/back/knee issues and energy level issues ... I'm really thinking it may be time to hire a yard service. Otherwise it slowly is falling on my shoulders. Everything. And its not like I'm a ball of energy either. We got a house with a yard like this for DH. I just wanted space for a small garden.

I don't know where the money would come from for that though ...0

6 Responses to “More $ to the Vet”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    What can DH do to improve his health issues, not just to help around the house/yard, but for his quality of life? Has he had physical therapy?

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Bluebird .. the short and sweet answer is - lose weight. A lot of weight. Eating what he wants to eat is more important to him than his health or other issues that stem from it. Yes, he had physical therapy for the shoulder that doesn't have a replacement - didn't help much.

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Understood. What can be done to motivate DH to lose weight? It seems it's the underlying factor in his overall health, so it needs to be addressed.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I wish I knew. I'd hoped his sister dying in July might have motivated him towards real lasting change... All I can really do is continue to try to eat as healthfully as possible and hope that he'll decide he wants to grow old with me more than he wants the food. I'm not the best example for him - even though I've been eating pretty healthfully for most of this year, I've only lost ~35lbs and my energy level isn't any better than a year ago.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Cats (especially male cats) are prone to UTIs if their diet includes dry food, or especially if they eat dry food only. They don't drink much to begin with. Since switching my cats to canned food only (sometimes with an extra few tablespoons of water), my cats have not had any UTIs.

    Yard maintenance during any season can be a real chore. It just never seems to end. I have not hired anyone to do anything regularly except mow the lawn, but i idly wondered the other day about how nice my yard would look if i had someone do a fall cleanup (a little late now). But my yard is so huge it would probably cost a lot. Maybe I could do just the front one year, the back the next year.

    I hope you find a nice way to celebrate your birthday. You deserve a treat!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    PS - Kari (female) never had any issues until I got married and we moved into our house. None of the others have any issues (knock on wood) but maybe we could give them canned food more often.

    A couple weeks ago I spent 2 hours picking up sticks in our yard in order to mow .. It was then too dark to mow. So the next Sunday I had to pick up sticks again, and managed to mow about 40% of the yard before dark. We have 3/4's of an acre. How big is your place?

    Thanks Smile

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