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Yesterday … a bit of a slack day

Posted by joeabbott on December 20, 2016

Yesterday I had one chore: clean my office. And it was one of the many things I didn’t do. It was a slack day.

About 10AM our vet came to the house to check in on our cats, take samples, and generally see to their health; it’s an annual checkup. And getting a house call for the cat? BEST MOVE EVAR! No cat anxiety (or, a lot less), no kitty carriers, no chasing them down when they get the notice they’re “going for a ride”. It’s pretty easy. Suzy bakes some goodies, we dote on the cats like usual, and the vet shows up, checks ‘em out, and we’re done. There’s a premium to the fees but they’re reasonable and well worth it.

But, seeing your cat held to the table by its scruff while someone draws blood\urine or gives shots is a bit trying. So, when all the trauma was over, I took a little nap with our princes. Win-win is what this one is called!

After that, Suzy and I headed to a new place, Pizza Addict, to check out their offerings. Having a 2-for-1 coupon didn’t hurt but even at full price this would have been worth it. Delicious! They had two crusts … a flash-fried and a Neapolitan; we each tried a different one. The flash-fried was superior and when I asked how they made it, the owner somewhat sheepishly admitted that, yes, it was actually fried. Then tossed into a 900°F oven where most of the surface oil burned off. But … wow. Light, crispy, tender on the inside; the Neapolitan was a typical crust and no slouch, but that flash-fried was good.

We then had a few errands … dropping off some Goodwill items, shopping for sale items (with another coupon … yes!) and then getting home. After tidying up we opted for an early movie … another annual favorite: The Nightmare Before Christmas … and then it was gaming for the rest of the night. Not a bad way to spend a vacation day.

Today we build the goat feeder and then … well, nothing until the Christmas celebration at our home. I don’t know if I could handle a lot of days like yesterday in a row, but it’s nice to have them in there. And, as always, I hope your days are filled with the things you want to do, too.

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