Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm Down To The Wire

There's only two more full days at home before we make our way 30 miles north to Seattle Friday morning.  My son decided he wanted a special casserole that I make, for his birthday dinner instead of going out.  So he came over this afternoon for a home cooked meal made by his mom.  I bought a couple of those little squares of cake (2 different kinds) at the Safeway bakery and I had ice cream on hand so he had a complete birthday dinner...no candles & no singing however. 

I had to run by the vet's office today & get an Advantage treatment for Gabi.  She's strictly an indoor cat but has been scratching so bad, I thought maybe I tracked in a flea or two on my shoes or clothes.   I gave her a bath yesterday (quite an ordeal even with a 5 pound cat~she is very strong) but that didn't seem to help.  Hopefully, the Advantage will do the job.  After I get home, she's going into the vet's office for a "spa treatment."  They sedate the cat, give them a shampoo, blow dry, clean their ears, clip their toenails, give them any shots they need and check their teeth.  Then they give them a little shot, to wake them up and they are fluffy & clean & don't have a clue what happened.  Meanwhile, while she's at her spa day, I'll bomb the house so I wipe out any critters that might attack her again.  This is a first for poor little Gabi since she's lived with me...but the receptionist at the vet's office said this has been a really bad year for fleas. I feel just horrible, because I vacuum everyother day, to help cut down the risk of fleas but I guess this year it didn't work. She's going to be cared for by Jim while I'm gone, so by then the critters should be gone.

Wednesday I'll be dragging clothes out of my closet, trying to figure out what to take and what to leave home. I didn't buy anything new this year...I bought several summer outfits last year, took them with me & couldn't wear them because the temperatures didn't get above 65* except for the one day I was sicker than a dog and spent most of the day in my cabin.  Some of those outfits I've still never worn.

Thursday will be laundry & finish the packing day.  I like to have all my laundry done, even things I'm not taking when I go away.  I always do things like change my sheets before I leave, vacuum, etc. so I can come home to a clean house.  Hopefully, Thursday evening my bag will be packed and I can just relax, get a good nights sleep and get up Friday morning, eat some breakfast and when Bob gets here we'll blast off for Seattle.

Lanny.....I'm getting excited...how about you ? 

 I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an easy commute to Seattle (supposed to be down to one  lane open thru the construction zone, for thru traffic & one lane on the right which is an exit lane) and a sunny "sailaway."  We are scheduled to leave the dock in  Seattle at 4pm Friday.  The Seattle skyline is so beautiful, especially from the rails of a 917 foot long cruise ship.

Sorry I haven't been around to visit journals the last few days, I've just been so swamped.  It doesn't mean I'm not thinking about you all...because I am.  Well, that's all for now...until next time.......Linda


plgary said...

Hey, I'm excited and I'm not even going.
I hope your knee holds up and I hope you hove a great time on your excursions.
Looking forward to pictures when you return.
Bon Voyage,

pm71blackfen said...

Hi Linda,  I've just read the other entry first and I'm sorry to say that we don't get Amercia's Got Talent over here otherwise I'd tape it for you and send you the tape!!  To be honest I don't watch a lot of television, just certain programmes that I like but then I forget when they're on anyway!!  Sounds like you'll be so busy doing all that work that you'll sleep for the whole of your holiday, lol! Hope the fleas all get the boot - and stay away!  Love, Pat    http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

mariealicejoan said...

You lead such a busy life Linda!  I love coming here and catching up on it, even if I do feel all tired out and winded at the end of it! haha.  Seriously though I do hope you have a lovely trip and that your knee doesn't give you any problems while you are away!

jeadie05 said...

With love ..Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Sounds like you gave your Son a Great Birthday dinner ~ Hope that Advantage works quickly on Gabi ~ I bet she will feel lovely after her "Spa treatment" ~ Have a lovely cruise and a safe journey ~ Ally x

labdancer51 said...

I`m sure the Advantage will do the job Linda, I use a treatment called Frontline from the vet for Jake and it works really well, he hardly ever scratches even when it`s really hot. Many years ago I tried to bath my cat and I quickly realised I wouldn`t be doing it again. I wish a spa treatment had been available to save me all the bites and scratches that I got...lol!

Love Sandra xxxx

pharmolo said...

I hope poor old Gaby gets sorted with that special treatment Linda. Good luck with the preparations!

fasttrack58 said...

Have a great time!!
Linda :)