Another day, another day
I hate to think of Advent as being ho-hum, because I truly don't. But Advent, like Lent, is a penitential season, and we are never quite certain what penance we might get, either dished out by God intentionally, or by life accidentally.
Yesterday, we took the cat in to get her stitches out. She still had an opening in the incision which was staying wet, which meant her body was still bathing that area with lymph fluid in an effort to keep infection out (I'm pretty sure that's the purpose, but then I'm not a vet. I could be making that up.) and the fluid was still running out of the wound (Is that TMI? Are you squeamish? You should see the pictures the vet gave us.). Anyway, we left the vet with more antibiotics (Because this cat just loves having me shove a pill down her throat twice a day. Yeah, you should see my scratched up hands.) and plans to come back in a week (hopefully for the last time), but yesterday evening we noticed the open area was much larger, and circular rather than a slit (yuck!). Short story long, we had to take the cat back to the vet this morning. We've spent all this time and money on this cat, and I'm tired of it, but you don't give up right at the end, so close to the finish. We're in for a penny, in for a pound, as the saying goes. But, I'll throttle this cat of she gets out again.
When we got back from the vet we called my mom, who was going to go to the conservatory with us today. She must have forgotten and went shopping after Mass this morning. Faith has a pretty long face.
But, I have gotten several loads of laundry done and we have plenty of schoolwork to do, and Advent stories to read. We are currently reading Josefina's Surprise: a Christmas Story, which is an American Girl story for those with AG fans. It's a nice story about Las Posadas, and a good lead in to the feast day tomorrow Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of my favorites, and Las Posadas next week. Tomorrow we'll probably enjoy tacos and maybe some sopapillas. We'll have a small feast next week, enjoying a treat or two during Las Posadas. I'd love to try my hand at tamales, which I have never made, and maybe I'll visit a local Latin market for some candies.
I have a question for those of you who are year-round skirt wearers. Where do you get your winter skirts? For everyday wear, I am currently alternating between a blue lightweight denim and a black chambray skirt. I have nothing else, and all the regular haunts have too-short skirts. I'm not a short-skirt gal -- way below the knee is what I like. I do have some fabric downstairs, but no time to sew right now. I wear leggings and socks inside my boots, but even with leggings my legs are cold in these skirts.Got any suggestions?
Now, I am off to boil more water for tea, switch the laundry loads, and read about Josefina's surprise. Have a great afternoon.