Sunday News: Christmas Edition
I’m feeling hopeful. I wrote an update on my health earlier this week. The Reader’s Digest version is my arm is much better, not completely healed but manageable. I’m also on a second round of steroids that will hopefully keep my hives at bay. Unfortunately, they came back after the first round of steroids. This round’s stronger and longer. I’ve decided that even if my hives come back, I still want to get back into blogging. I miss the community and reading how everyone’s doing. Bear with me as I try to get back into the flow of things.
We found out in November that Luci had an upper respiratory infection along with feline herpes. She was put on some antibiotics for the infection and the only thing we can do for the herpes is to help her stay calm. She’s vaccinated, but her mom probably passed the disease on during the birthing process. Our vet said she probably had a flare up because of how traumatic being adopted can be (moving from a place they know to the unknown).
Izzy was as sick as she was because of pancreatitis. The vet moved her to a low-fat prescription diet and, thankfully, she’s much better. She’s been on a prescription diet her whole life; the last one just had more fat in it than Izzy’s body could process. We also think she may have feline herpes. We’ve always thought her symptoms were due to seasonal allergies, but since they’re similar to a herpes flare up she’s being tested for herpes in January when she goes in for her pancreatitis checkup. If she does has herpes, it’s not because she got it from Luci. And, if she doesn’t have herpes, then she most likely won’t get it since we vaccinate our cats.
Here’s a picture of Luci and Izzy being their-goofy-selves this week:
This week on the blog:
I actually read a book this week! Woot woot! I read IN A HOLIDAZE by Christina Lauren for my December book club. I’ll post my review tomorrow. Look at me go, lol.
I also started reading THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King. It’s the final book of the year for one of my challenges.
I’m not a huge Christmas music fan, mostly because Corey’s not. I’m not saying he tells me what to listen to; I just don’t care enough to listen to it on my own. I do have a few favorite songs, though, so I thought I’d share one. It’s “Greensleeves” or “What Child is This” for Christmas. I prefer the instrumental version and I love this arrangement by Michael Dowdle.
Right now, Corey and I are bingeing DEXTER. He’s seen it before, but I haven’t and he wants to watch the limited series reboot from last year with me. We’re currently on Season 3 and it’s very compelling.
I also watched LEGO MASTERS’ Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular this week. It was one of Leslie Jordan’s last appearances before his passing earlier this year. I had fun watching the challenges, especially the snowmobiles and snow globes.
I love my IRL book club’s December meeting. I look forward to it every year. It’s so much fun because a lot of the stragglers come and we share treats and do a book exchange. This year’s was especially fun because I hadn’t been to a book club meeting since September. I’ll be posting about it in more detail this coming week.
I want to wish a merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Happy holidays to all! And, have a fun and safe New Year’s celebration this coming weekend.
I need to get my end of year posts ready for this upcoming week. It’s one of my favorite times of year to blog.
How was your month? Anything exciting happen?
Merry Christmas and welcome back to blogging. I keep on going on hiatus for a while but I always seem to return, especially when it gets wintery.
Charlotte Burt’s Books
Thanks, Charlotte! 😀 I totally get it. I’ve taken hiatuses before as well. My longest one was a year. I’m glad you’re blogging again too. Merry Christmas!
I hope you and your furry babies will get better soon! Happy Holidays 🎄.
Thanks, Roberta! 😀 Happy holidays to you as well!
I loved In a Holidaze. I hope you will be feeling better and enjoy your holidays!
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
In a Holidaze is a lot of fun, isn’t it? I loved it too. 😀 Thank you! I hope you enjoy your holidays too!
Merry Christmas! And, welcome back! I have not gotten my posts ready for this week yet either…maybe here in a little bit or tomorrow. Where did you watch Lego Masters??? That sounds like something we would love to watch!!
Thanks, Cindy! 😀 Lego Masters is on Hulu. There are three seasons. The last three episodes of the third season is the holiday bricktacular. If you watch it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been! 😀 Merry Christmas!
Thanks Jenni, we totally want to check it out!! It sounds awesome!
Those hives sound miserable…and persistent! Very frustrating but you have a great attitude about it. My kitty is a worry too as she eats a lot but doesn’t seem to keep the weight on. She’s old and I worry about cancer.
Right now, the hives are gone. Let’s hope they stay gone in a week. 😀 I hope Mari doesn’t have cancer and that she’s in good health even if she’s not putting on weight.
Glad you are feeling better and are back at work blogging.
Guitar music is my personal favorite. I play (not well!) and I know how challenging it is to do well.
Thanks, Deb! 😀 Guitar music is beautiful. I’ve tried to play guitar, but I’m not coordinate enough. That’s fun that you can play. 😀 Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much! 😀 Merry Christmas to you as well! I love your new gravatar. 😀
Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your week, and enjoy the upcoming one.
Thanks, Laurel! 😀 Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Glad you’re feeling hopeful and back to reading.
Thanks, Alicia! 😀 Merry Christmas to you too!
Glad to hear your arm is better. And nice to see a post from you. In a Holidaze was a fun one. Merry Christmas, Jenni!
Thanks, Tanya! 😀 I’m glad to be back. IN A HOLIDAZE was fun! I’m so glad I read it. Merry Christmas!
I hope your Kitty’s recover. I look forward to seeing your new posts.
Wishing you a great week
Thank you, Shelleyrae! 😀 They’re doing pretty well right now. I hope Izzy continues to improve. Merry Christmas!
I hope you and the furries are doing well.
I watched Dexter and loved it – both the original series and the mini series. Great show. I hope you are liking it too.
Thanks, Yvonne! 😀 We’re doing pretty good at the moment. I’m loving Dexter so far as well. I’m curious how everything turns out. Merry Christmas!
I hope you continue to feel better. Hope you had a great Christmas!
Thank you, Jamie! 😀 Merry Christmas!
Aww, poor kitties! Hopefully things get on a better path for their health this week. Love the silly pictures of them too. Hey, you blog when you can and feel like it and we’ll be around to visit and happy to see you! Hope you had a good holiday!
Thanks, Lisa! 😀 I’m glad to be back and I hope I can keep at it. My holiday was nice and low-key which is exactly how I like it. 😀 Merry Christmas!
I hope you had a nice Christmas! And glad to see you back. I’m glad you’re sticking around. December has been tough for me but I’m trying to stick it out too. 🙂 I hope your kitty’s are feeling better too. Poor things.
Be well and have a happy New Year 🙂
Thanks, Greg! 😀 Christmas was great. It was very low-key, which is exactly how I like it. 😀 I’m sorry to hear December’s been tough for you. I hope it get better and that you do keep blogging! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Welcome back! My longest blogging break was four years so I completely understand 🙂 I had a three- or four-month break this fall. Real life has to take priority, even though I do miss the community while I’m gone.
Look at the kitties! I love the little cat feet under the bookcase. The cat I had in high school loved to swipe her paws under the door and try to catch my fingers on the other side. I loved her little grabby paws. I hope yours feel better soon.
I hope you feel better too!
Thank you so much, Jen! 😀 Yes, I love when kitties have grabby paws under doors and bookcases. They’re just so cute! I totally get real life taking priority. My longest break was a year, I think. I’m glad we’re both back it. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope the hives go away soon, I can relate to that. As annoying as the steroids are they do seem to help. I had to take a 30 day round at one point in 2020 and it worked.
Hope the cats are doing better!
End of year posts are fun, I like reflecting back on my reading/blogging year also. Happy reading this week!
Thank you! 😀 To you as well! I’m glad the steroids helped you. They seem to be helping me this time around as well. I only have one more dose tomorrow so we’ll see what happens after that.
I am glad you are feeling better health wise. I hope your kitties are feeling better. My two are overdue for their vet visit and I need to schedule those soon. I love the cat photos! They find the most interesting places to hang out sometimes, don’t they? I’ve been enjoying the company of my cats on my work from home days. They like to hang out with me and occasionally try to “help”.
I hope you are having a great week and Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much! 😀 My kitties are doing better as well. Thank you for thinking of them too. I hope your two get a clean bill of health when they go to the vet soon. Yes, cats love to “help,” don’t they? They’re such fun companions. <3
I love In a Holidaze! I’ve read it every December since it was published. I hope the kitties get to feeling better! And you too! You all sure are dealing with several things right now. Hope this week is being kind to you!
It’s such a fun story, isn’t it? That’s cool that you read it every year. I could definitely see myself doing that too. 😀
I am happy to hear you are feeling better, although I am sorry about the kitties. Let’s hope this coming year will be filled with a lot of good things for you! Great to hear from you by the way and enjoy your reads! I missed you as well.
Thank you so much, Svetlana! 😀 It’s been a good couple of weeks. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! 😀