We have a busy week coming up, and then it looks like things might calm down for a week or so. Both Dear Husband and I have finally made appointments with our optometrist. I've been battling an eye infection which is most likely due to close proximity to our cat, Ed, and I didn't want to visit the eye doctor with less than clear vision. And to be truthful, I was lazy about getting around to making the appointment. Had I made the appointment late last fall, I'd have to go back for help with this eye infection anyway, so things have a way of working out.
Thursday, I was the queen of errands. I managed to visit the bank, the post office, get gas for the car, stop at the cleaners, visit with my optometrist for a prescription, pick up the backing for a baby quilt I need to finish, shop for the baby shower, and then stop at the drug store to drop off the prescription, and still get home for an afternoon in the studio! I love days when you are able to sail through a backlog of things with little or no difficulty.
Our optometrist is wonderful. I walked in cold, presented my problem to the receptionists, and they encouraged me to wait to see the doc, who would be available in just a few minutes. Perhaps two minutes later he said goodbye to a patient, and took a moment to talk with me. Rather than airing the situation to the world at large, he invited me to his office, where I could explain what had been going on. My question was, did he need to have the infection cleared up before my appointment next week, and/or did he wish to prescribe eyedrops to clear the infection. He prescribed, and then explained to me it was most likely the very close contact with the cat that was doing me in. No charge.....see you next week! WOW....how long has it been since you've had assistance like that from a professional?
Ed, our cat, is approximately 20. He has kidney disease, and at the moment he's having another flare up. We know his time is limited, and I am loathe to send him on his way, so I will need to make some adjustments. After years of being standoffish, he now wants to glue himself to my body periodically, and he's taken to settling on my chest at night. It's rather odd....but I suppose he enjoys the heat, and being stoked and scritched...and he may like the feel of my heart beat. Unfortunately, I'll have to keep him on my lap from now on to prevent the inflammation in my eyes.
Let's see...back to next week. We have a baby shower for the little one who will be the first great great granddaughter in our family. She's due emminently, and the shower is tomorrow. And a week from Sunday, I have promised to attend the Empty Nester luncheon at church in Elegante Mother's stead. We have been writing to two of the youth group as secret pen pals and Sunday we are to meet our pen pals.
The week is set up alternating exercise sessions with appointments, the shower and the pen pals, so on paper it looks pretty busy. Actually, it's just one activity a day. I might even find the time to redecorate the Christmas tree! *G*
I hope you all have a great week, and just enough stuff to do that you can get around to it all!