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ivy6
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   Posted 9/1/2008 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I missed Monday. Real life caught up with me and the nausea was bad enough that I couldn't face the computer this morning. At lunch-time I dragged myself to the church group and found that I was the only one there rolleyes , ended up chatting with the priest and his wife, and then, when I finally got home and had started on the day's housework, a rain storm started and a poor, bedraggled, starving cat burst into the house. I scooped it up and threw it back outside, all indignant, and then I realised how light it was and that it really must be desperate for help. So... the cat is now tucked up in the garage, with several bowls of food, freshly brushed and dried fur, and a nest made of old towels. I have no idea what has happened to it, but I have the feeling that I may have saved its life tonight. The poor thing is skin and bones. (Oh, and my own two cats are NOT happy!!!)

So, Tuesday:

* basic chores - make bed, do dishes, 5x5 minutes tidying, 15 minutes gardening (if it stops raining)
* don't need to do Tuesday's chores because I did them on Sunday, but
* whizz round and do any extra cleaning that needs doing
* and - take the starving cat up to the vets, who said they'd foster her for a while until they locate her family. Either that, or keep giving her tlc myself - the vets know I have her.
* and - steam chicken, because it's all I feel I can eat at the moment.
* Crohn's and fibro care - exercise, stretching x 3, strengthening, stay on track with meds.

Oh yes, and
* read novel, because I didn't get to read anything fun today
* 15 minutes pricing
* devotions

Bonus points for adding to the letter I'm writing

'night all,

A tired Ivy. redface
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Post Edited (ivy6) : 9/1/2008 4:42:35 AM (GMT-6)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/1/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Ivy - what a lucky kitty. My parents always end up w/ the strays. They live in the country and joke that St. Francis sends them to their house.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


sjkly
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   Posted 9/1/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, its Monday noon here.
I just returned from my vacation and have a lot that needs to get done today so I thought I would combine my Monday and Tuesday pacting. Everything on the list needs to get done but can be done either day-if I don't write it all down I won't start then wont be able to finish it all tomorrow after work.
Do laundry
Billing
Resume
5X5min tidying

Bonus points: if I do more tidying than that, cooking for the week, put together a bag of my winter coat and clothes to give to goodwill (the ones that won't fit me).

Sj

sjkly
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   Posted 9/1/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
It's 8:30 pm here now and I am quite proud of my accomplishments. I finished my billing!!! That is usually a three day job. I updated my resume and references. I have done a load of dishes and two loads of laundry. Have not done much tidying but hey, there is always tomorrow and all of the really important stuff is done.
Sj

ivy6
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   Posted 9/1/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
*applause for sjkly* You've done heaps! Congratulations! (btw, how was your holiday?)

It's nearly noon here and I've showered, done the bed, the dishes and the chicken. The cat is still here because I can't get in the car until my stomach settles. Ho hum.

Jo? Are you here?

Ivy.
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sjkly
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   Posted 9/1/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My holiday was wonderful we did not do a lot just hung around the house doing a jigsaw puzzle (my sister is eight weeks pregnant and feeling tired all the time) which gave me a chance to finish getting well and rest.
Ivy-I have a feeling you will be adding another cat to your household if you don't take him soon.
Sj

ivy6
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   Posted 9/1/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad your holiday went so well. And doing a jigsaw sounds great - if you're anything like my family, you spend more time chatting than doing the puzzle :-)

sj, I'm really tempted to keep the cat. The only problem is what will happen if I end up in hospital and need someone to take care of them. Boarding three cats would cost me $210 a week and I *can't* afford such a huge outlay. I'm worried for the cat, though. If it goes to the RSPCA and can't find a family quickly, it may end up being put down :-(.

Fitzy, how did your move go?

Ivy.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/1/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Moving my brother went great. Mom managed to get around campus ok and not overdo herself too much. As far as the cat - why don't you keep it while you find a home for it. Could you hire a local teenager to be on stand by for pet sitting? It would be a lot cheaper to pay a kid to feed the cats than to board them! I have left mine for 10 days or so with a fresh litter box and a self feeder and self water. I have a neighbor stop by every couple days to give him attention and make sure he hasn't knocked over his supply. The litter box is ripe by the time I get back but not so bad its cruel or anything. Cats are independent and can do fine on their own for some time. Just give a neighbor or family member a spare key just in case.

Also, you may want to check w/ the shelter. Here in Maine some shelters will emergency board a pet for free in a medical emergency or domestic violence situation. It is not advertised, you need to call and ask. However, advance notice is not really a "medical emergency" because you would be asked why you weren't finding someone else in the mean time. Its more for someone who gets in a car accident and is like "oh no, my dogs at home."
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 9/1/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have'nt been able to get on computer these last few days, I have found some much needed energy and was catching up with 'outside the house' errands, when I could get on someone was always on it!
PM pacting:
marinate meat for dinner
make fruit salad and a no bake slice
help finish assignments with younger two children.
Glad you had a nice rest on your holiday Sj.
Ivy - what a lucky cat to have found you, it is a shame you can't keep it, but the more animals you have the more expense
(I tell the kids this each time they ask for another pet) and also the time you need to dedicate to them.
Is your nausea due to the MTX? Im fed up taking it at the moment and skipped my dose this week, will see how I fare without it - quite frankly I just did'nt want the headaches etc this week when I've been feeling reasonably well. Im the queen of self medicating lol.
Hope the day is good to everyone
Jo
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