Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Busy Times

I haven't been posting much. I've just had too much on my plate. Here's a little of what we have been up to.

Birdie, Monkey, and Puppy Dog sung in the children's choir with the adult choir the Sunday before Christmas. They did a wonderful job, but we forgot to take our camera.

Christmas day we did our Christmas first thing in the morning; Christmas and a niece's birthday at my parents' house; Christmas with extended family on my mom's side in Lynchburg, Ohio; and then we came home and had to settle the kids down so we could all sleep. Jon and I made the decision not to use credit for Christmas this year, or use credit for other things either. Aside from a few small items that we had picked up here and there through the year, all the gifts we gave this year were homemade. Jon and I did not exchange gifts. We didn't have enough time without the kids around so we didn't get to finish our main gift to the kids. It's just as well though. The gift has become a project for our family to work on together and the kids are excited. Jon is even taking a few days off work at the beginning of the year so we can work on it. I'll try to do a post about it after we finish.

This week, we're working on our projects for Jon's side of the family and the kids are spending time sleeping over at my sister's and parents' houses. Tonight we will all meet up at Mom and Dad's house for a New Year's party. Tomorrow we have our Christmas/New Year's celebration with Jon's side of the family. I guess I better get back to work on those projects.

Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!

I about forgot to mention that our kitties were spayed/neutered and declawed Monday. Normally they are good about taking medicine, but not this time. They have a combination of an antibiotic and pain killer to take and they fight it tooth and back claws and writhing even though we scruff them or wrap them in a towel and scruff them. It takes both Jon and me working together to get their medicine in them. They foam at the mouth and try to spit out the medicine after I give it to them. The stuff must taste nasty. The poor pathetic things just lay around and want to be cuddled now and then. Does anybody know how to make a collar to keep them from licking their incisions? I was told to make them if they start licking themselves, but not exactly how to make them. So far, they aren't licking the incisions. I have to take them back to the vet to get their mittens off Friday.


TMBMT said...

I think you can just use cardboard for the collars, make the pattern like you would for a cone with an open end (big circle with a smaller circle cut out) - fit it around their neck, and then tape it around the back

Teri Kathleen said...

TMBMT sounds as close as anything I could suggest. Domino didn't lick her incision. Beware though, she was nice as could be til we got her spayed and de-clawed. Now she can be mean (not to the 5 of us though, just everyone else). Won't stop us from getting Max done though. LOL

Damama T said...

Busy lady! I hope by now the kitties are all healed up and the project is finished. Can't wait for the unveiling!


Brandi said...

I never did need to make a collar for the kittens. They left their incisions alone.

They are almost completely healed. The scabs haven't all come off their toes, but they are close. I get to change them back to their regular litter Monday or Tuesday. I am READY for that. The shredded newspaper has been getting everywhere.

We're at a standstill on our project. Jon has to get a part for one of his tools, and we have to rethink one portion of our plan before we can move on. It may take a while, but it should be worth it.