Every once in awhile, I get a little depressed with the world situation. OK, make that VERY depressed, at least lately. I've stopped watching most news on television, except occasionally Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News. He doesn't talk in such an angry voice as CNN and Fox newspeople do. But I'm using BBC news on the computer. My son told me one time that was the source he preferred, and I do find it more palatable. For one thing, they are busy watching the royal family. That should keep them pretty busy, if they like soap operas.
Granddaughter Amber and her mom gifted me with a "cat tree" for Blue; their cats don't like it. Blue lays in it some days; other times, not so much. If he gets so he doesn't use it at all, I'll pass it on to someone else. He's been all over the thing, but he still prefers Gabe's daytime bed, right beside my chair. I've been pestering him to get him out and go to his tree (I've been using a spiral notebook to pet him and he gets tired of that pretty quickly. When I finally got him out of Gabe's bed, he went over to Gabe's chair and seems to be thinking about taking a nap ON the dog.
All the cat tree pictures were taken yesterday. Blue isn't interested today. He's still napping with Gabe.
Gabe has had some stomach issues yesterday. Night before last he woke me up at midnight, very desperate to relieve himself. I only gave him some plain cooked rice for breakfast. I think it helped his problem. At least he didn't have to wake me up last night. This morning I gave him his usual dog food.
As for myself, I have a UTI. The nurse-practicioner prescribed an antibiotic, but they also sent the sample away to a lab. Now they say the prescription they first gave me isn't potent enough to kill this particular kind of UTI, so a nurse called and told me to go pick up a different prescription. When I read some of the side effects on the new stuff (ciprofloxacin tablets), it made me wonder if I'd live through the cure! I realize all the paperwork they staple onto your bag of drugs is scary, but this one puts the others to shame I've taken two pills so far, one yesterday and one today: So far my tendons haven't broken (how does a tendon break?) and I haven't felt suicidal, nor have I had nerve problems in my hands, feet and legs. But it says these can happen all at once! And I can't forget the dizziness, according to the paperwork. And it may affect other drugs I take.
Ain't life grand?
The disgruntled blogger