Two Days until Turkey Day


Since its a short week, I figured a weekly menu was kind of pointless. But because I wanted to post something, I figured I'd give you a little update on my life and where I am with our Thanksgiving plans.

To put it mildly, last week was incredibly unpleasant and stressful. Gidget is my 9 year old cat. I've had her since she was a kitten. Back in October we bought a new kitten. The kitten likes Gidget, but Gidget doesn't really like the kitten. So last Monday I noticed that it didn't look like Gidget ate or drank anything. The same thing happened on Tuesday so I scheduled an appointment at the vet for her.

Wednesday evening we took her in and she ended up staying until Friday afternoon. My poor baby was diagnosed with pancreatitis. She was on fluids but was refusing to eat so the vet recommended we bring her home, thinking she would eat here. Do you have pet insurance? If not, I HIGHLY recommend you get it. I don't even want to talk about how much money this 2.5 stay cost us. If we had pet insurance for her, it would have been around $200.

Anyway, Tom brought home Gidget on Friday afternoon. We had to give her an appetite stimulator (pill) and a laxative (gel paste). Have you ever tried for force feed a cat? It's by far one of the most unpleasant things I've ever done. The bite and scratch marks on my hands and arms are proof. Finally by Saturday afternoon, she was eating, drinking and peeing in her litter box. Unfortunately, that was it. I kept asking her to please go use her litter box, but she wasn't having it. Gidget also seems to hate us now; we can't even get close to her or she'll put her ears back and start flapping around her tail. I can only hope she gets over it soon.

This morning, after noticing she still hadn't used her litter box, I randomly decided to move it to another part of the bathroom. Within 5 minutes she had came in and used it. This is why I wish pets could talk. I'm crossing my fingers that when we get home today she'll have continued to eat, drink and use the litter box. I really don't want to take her back to the vet.

Did I ever mention I'm allergic to Gidget? I didn't use to be, but sometime around March my allergies went insane and now I'm allergic to damn near everything. Dirt, dust, dander, grass, pollen, ragweed, trees, plants, and anything with hair. So guess what holding down a cat who sheds when irritated causes? Allergy-induced pink eye. I'm really hoping my allergist can call in eye drops for me tonight so I don't look diseased on Thanksgiving!

Which leads me to my next topic: Thanksgiving. In the midst of everything this weekend, I still managed to get some prep work done. We visited the orchard and I picked up butternut squash for the roasted vegetables. I planned to get everything else there (baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and sweet potatoes) but I just couldn't justify $3.29 per head of broccoli or $2.29 per pound of sweet potatoes. I'm going to hit up the farmers market by work first thing in the morning tomorrow.

So on Sunday, I cut up the butternut squash, made the dinner rolls and froze them and made 3/4 of the dessert. I just need to add the chocolate layer and I'm done. I probably won't get anything else done tonight since I have a doctor's appointment after work.

Tomorrow I'm planning on cutting up the rest of the veggies, finishing the dessert, making the cranberry sauce and possibly peeling/cubing the potatoes. My vacation day for Wednesday was never approved :( so I'm trying to get as much done before then since I'll more than likely be cleaning all night.

Just in case you're curious as to what we're eating for dinner this week, tonight is leftover Maryland Crab Soup, tomorrow is pizza and Wednesday is fend for yourself.

Hope your Thanksgiving planning is going well!


  1. Sounds like your weekend was a little crazy! Hopefully Gidget is still in positive recovery mode - and I hope this week goes smoothly for ya =)

  2. Thanks! She seems to be back to her old self.


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