Fall has finally come to Texas.
Incidentally, here is a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie
which doesn't look too bad.
1 handful of ice cubes
1 cup sweetened, vanilla almond milk
½ cup canned pumpkin
l tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
1 scoop UltraNourish <--- not sure about this. There's full page advert for it on the website, which is why I pasted the ingredients here so you don't have to wander over there if you don't want.
I'm in a sort of reflective mood today. I want to get my hair dyed, I want to get a pedicure, I want to get some some shelves. But I also need a bed
and a bed frame
. With Kevin's Prime acct, I can get those just under $500. We need a California King because Kevin is LONG and Oscar would love to stay with us.
Speaking of, he needs to go to the vet for his annual. I'm still thinking of switching vets because they are not fixing his skin condition. Even when they give him a bath, it only lasts so long. I bought the shampoo off of them and the damn instructions say to leave it on Oscar for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. 10-15 minutes?! And I have to pat him dry. Well, it doesn't work anyway. I've sat next to him looking miserable in the tub and used my phone to monitor the time. He was completely puzzled why he had to stay in the tub doing nothing for 15 minutes. My asthma can't handle that but I'm not going to leave him alone in the tub. And patting dry? Again prolonged exposure to animal dander in a sealed room.
He was scratching and stinking 4 days later. That's bad for an indoor dog.
This Saturday, I'm going to try a combination - after I vacuum the floors and wash his bedding. Fan into the bathroom. do the "sit for 15 minutes", do the "pat dry", rub Cortizone 10 on his usual areas and give him a hot dog with benedryl. See if that gives his body the chance to fight this.
I'm gonna need a bucket.
Then I'm going to slump in my computer chair like a Victorian lady having the vapors after I change my clothes.
It's time to double down on this "taking care of myself" thing. Pity it's so damned expensive.