Friday, December 14

the unknown

Esme brought a bit of excitement to the house last night. The three of us were talking at the dinner table after dinner and she was under the table chewing on a bone. She emerged from under the table and her face was all swollen (she looked like a Shar Pei). Having had this happen once before with Lizzy, I knew that she was having an allergic reaction and this was a veterinary emergency. Luckily, our vet's office was still open so Brian took her there and they gave her injections of dexamathasone and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). They also sent her home with a bottle of diphenhydramine in case she was still swollen today, but she seems to have recovered.

But, we have no idea what caused this to happen. Nothing special happened yesterday. Hopefully it was a one-time thing. If not, we'll need to figure out the cause, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. On the plus side, she was tired all day today. That never happens.

Monday, December 10

call me by your name

This was a pretty good universal love story between a 17 year old student and a 24 year old college intern (both males). It took place in the 1980s, so take that for what it's worth.

My rating: 3.5/5

Wednesday, December 5

oh, deer

The day before Thanksgiving, Jake hit a deer with his car. It had some minor damage, but the estimate still came in at almost $2k. This was covered under our comprehensive coverage, so it's only costing us $100. So, yay! for that. The car was dropped off at the garage on Monday and we just got a call that it's ready to be picked up. Jake has a break in classes this afternoon, so we're going to get it then. He has a lot of aftermarket parts on the car, so he's going to need to take a close look and make sure everything's good. Assuming so, this has been a pretty painless process.

Monday, December 3

closed

Earlier this year, I mentioned that I was going to close my Etsy shop, Everyone Drinks. I kept that promise and closed it on December 1. I probably should have kept it open a little longer (for Christmas sales opportunities), but I'm kind of glad to be done with it.

Not sure what I'm going to do with the leftover inventory. The consumables (soaps, candles) will be easy enough to put into use, but it's not like I need two wine cork bulletin boards (I'm not even sure I need one). Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Too bad I wasn't able to turn it into something bigger.

Friday, November 23

thanksgiving and such

We did Thanksgiving with Brian's family this year. As is the custom, Brian's sister's family was in for the event. Since Thanksgiving is pretty much the only time we get to see them, it was especially nice to catch up on things.

And, since Brian's parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month, we all got together again today and took them out for lunch.