It is hard to keep track of time this winter, with the unusual weather we've been having. Our little corner of the world has mostly been getting an ocassional rainy day, or warmish spring-like weather. We've had a couple bitterly cold days, but only one major 'storm' that required shovels and plows and the evidence of that was gone within a matter of just a couple days.
So, to think that it is March and we've not yet really had to deal with 'winter', it is hard to grasp hold of the idea that Spring is on it's way in just 3 weeks (by the calendar, that is)!
And March brings my Dad's birthday, which is now the anniversary of the day I had to say good-bye to the sweetest cat ever to be a part of my life, which also happens to be St. Patrick's Day...just a good day to drink, for whatever reason, around here. And, my birthday, which usually ends up being me wanting an excuse to have cocktails and cake. This year, though, I'm taking time alone. What better day to 'recharge' than one's own birthday!?
March also happens to be time for Moxie's annual exam and vaccines. Last year, she got 3-year boosters, though, so she wasn't due for shots. But, of course, there's always something! She's had a little bump on her eyelid, that wasn't worrying me, but it started to get bigger and formed a scab, and i figured I'd have it looked at. Especially since she also, clearly, had another raging ear infection! The eye thing is a cyst. They are often benign and only really need to be removed if they start scratching the eyeball. Dr. Dan stained it to make sure there wasn't any scratching, which there wasn't, but she has a little conjuctivitis from it. Her ears? Well, one was fine, but the other (the one that always gets infected) was severely infected again. So, now, our little beauty is getting joint supplements AND eye meds in the morning; and, eye AND ear meds AND her joint PILL in the evening; and, I have to flush her ear every other day! For two weeks. But for the love she gives us...totally worth it.
We're off to see another band of friends tomorrow night. This one is made up of a few friends who are all in other bands as well. I have been getting up at 3 a.m. for work lately, but since the band is playing at a sports bar just about a mile from our house, I can't not go for a quick listen. Then Saturday we have a dinner party for our friends' engagement. So much for giving up socializing!
Today, I am relaxing. Kicking back with the dog and listening to the rain, while wrapped up with a blanket and a hot cup of coffee (a bottomless cup, of course).