Doing a favor for a friend

A friend asked me to do a favor for her at 4 am today. I said no problem. Alarms all set, I went to sleep. I woke up at 1 am, and realized that it was possible she meant 4 am Eastern time. Yup! Thankfully, I realized it in plenty of time to get it done. Now I get to sleep in, feeling accomplished.

In theory, that is. I got the order done, but the card I tried to use didn’t want to work, so I had to fully wake up to figure out why and what to do. Then I tried to email her the confirmation that I’d accomplished my middle of the night task, but my address book on my email account decided that it wasn’t going to work. I had to hand type her email address in. Thankfully, I knew it, but suddenly blanked on if it was yahoo or gmail. I guessed right.

Of course, by then I had to get up and use the bathroom, because what else does one do in the middle of the night?

I got back in bed and had to find extra blankets since our heatwave finally broke and my toes were cold.

I didn’t eat much dinner because I wasn’t hungry at dinner time. I don’t want to get up and eat at this time of night because I don’t want to let my stomach think that it’s an option. I’ll drink water, so I’ll have to get up and use the bathroom again in an hour or so.

I don’t know where my purse is with my kindle on it, and I don’t want to fall asleep with my reading light on, so I decided to write here instead of read. It didn’t make me tired, though. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and find the purse.

Now that I’ve found the purse by getting up and turning on the light, I should be fully awake.

And I just remembered that my daughter reminded me right before bedtime that I told her I’d drive her and a friend somewhere with no parking in the morning. At least her version of morning starts closer to noon than most people’s version of morning.

It’s 2 am now. I am going to stop writing and read for a little while. Hopefully I’m tired enough that a little while won’t take me to morning. Goodnight!

County fair

We went to the county fair yesterday.  In the middle of a heatwave.  I took some photos, but not too many this year.

Scrabble game sponsored by the library.

Bookmobile to go with my previous post, (Libraries on Wheels).


The exotic animals this year were from Australia.  We weren’t able to see the sugar glider, because it was daytime, and the gliders are nocturnal.

The kangaroos and wallabies did not line up under their individual signs, but they were still fun to look at.

They had the cows, goats, sheep, and rabbits.  No chickens this year, because of a bird virus going around.  No one wants their chickens to catch it, so they got to stay home this year.

There were science projects and puzzles for the kids to do.

We ended up leaving fairly early, since it was way too hot to be out there.  It was a tradition to go, so we did manage about 3 hours at the fair.  No fair food, since no one wanted to walk around with a stomach ache.  Maybe next year.

Camping weekend

After the full week last week, we had a quiet camping trip planned. My daughter, her friend and I went up after work on Friday afternoon. Part of the bigger group was already there. My other daughter and her friend went up after they got off work, late Friday night. We had already gotten the tent up and the dogs tethered in a spot away from others before the other two arrived.

The next morning, we made a list of what we had forgotten, plus items that the others in our group needed. Ice, EZ up shades (which were on sale), towels, etc etc. My two daughters and their friends went off to hit the store.

After several phone calls to double check what we wanted, they came back with all of the items we requested, plus two cans of peas. We couldn’t figure out who had asked for them.

After many questions, we figured out that the girls called the EZ up shades “canopies” and they heard “cans of peas.” We all got a good laugh at that one. At least they came back with the canopies, too.

We left in the afternoon of the third day, since one daughter had work early in the morning on Monday, and one friend had to do prep work for a new job starting Tuesday. My other daughter had the beginnings of a migraine that thankfully didn’t fully hit until we got home.

It really was a relaxing trip. I’m glad we were able to go. I did get some reading done, but not all in the same book. I have a feeling I’ll be finishing several at the same time this week.

Another long day

I took the day off to attend a funeral. I was running through my to-do list for the week while I was waiting until it was time to go. I located a pop up shade for our upcoming camping trip. I made a vet appointment for Molly. I remembered that I needed to pay tuition for the kids for summer and fall. I remembered to pay an installment payment for a concert for my daughter to attend later in the year. Phew. A lot done before the day’s agenda even started.

I got to the viewing early and got to catch up with family. I was talking to my cousin and she was mentioning that she had bookclub tonight. We were talking about books and suddenly I realized that I had bookclub tonight to. I finished the book a while ago.

After the funeral was the reception. More catching up with family. I sent the kids to shop for the potluck that we were having after our first final. I have felt like I have been juggling too many things the whole week. I had to ask for help from the kids, or crack. They came up with drinks and cups for the potluck. Perfect. Same thing for tomorrow night’s final potluck.

Before heading to class, I remembered that I needed a potluck item for bookclub. 7-11, here I come! Package of cookies it is!

At bookclub, I finally settled down for the day. We discussed logical family. And a variety of other issues relating to what happened in the city and what is happening in the city currently. It was a good discussion.

I got home and started talking about delaying our camping trip by twelve hours. Nope. The kids wanted to go up when we originally planned. Fine. I asked the kids to do the grocery shopping for the trip. They agreed.

I feel better about the week. I’m not so overwhelmed now. I am ready for tomorrow’s final, other than a write up of all my paintings from the semester. I know I’ll manage.

Getting from point A to B with cats

This is what I go through every morning.  I make every attempt to not step on a cat, and to not trip and fall over one.  They make every attempt to get me to their level.  I stall them by feeding them, and I get about ten to twelve steps before someone comes back to attempt to kill me.  When there are more than one human awake, it makes it a little easier, but the cats split up and attempt to kill us both.  Or all three of us.  However many are awake.

Another emergency vet trip

Friday night, I was almost asleep when my daughter yelled down the stairs that Molly ate ibuprofen. We had her out the door and into the car after I called the vet. She was at the vet with vomiting induced within fifteen minutes. The vet couldn’t find any of the tablets, so Molly got a two night stay at the emergency vet.

The next morning, the vet called. Molly was good except for a slightly elevated liver test. They’ll test again at night. Kidneys are great so far. And, big surprise, she ate the activated charcoal with no problem. We have to bring the prescription over before dinner. They want us to visit.

We tracked down her prescription and brought it over and visited a while.

She smoked us out with some stinky gas. Worse than usual. They brought her back in after about an hour.

The vet called with an update. She’s got a little diarrhea and regurgitation, but is busy jumping on all the staff and has horribly stinky gas. We should be able to bring her home Sunday evening.

Sunday morning, the vet called again. Liver and kidney numbers are great. She is eating everything she can and the diarrhea is gone. She can come home after her next blood work at midnight. Then more blood work at the regular vet next week. So. We’re hopeful, but still nervous.