To be honest, I am Just Not Feeling It this week. Despite the beautiful fall trees, I feel exhausted and bummed. Part of it is some bleah circumstances, part of it is just November (which is historically not a happy month for me). So I haven't had a lot to say here, but here are some things that have been going on.
Tiger basketball season started well last Thursday with a solid win over Austin Peay! But last night we were utterly humiliated by Oklahoma State on national television. November beatdowns are often par for the course for Tiger fans, but this was one of the worst I've ever seen. By the end of the game, most sports media had (unfairly, IMHO) kicked us out of the top 25 and written us off for the season. I'm distraught, and will remain so until the next victory.
Alanna and I ran the Meowathon 5K last Saturday for the House of Mews, a local cat shelter. It was really fun! We even saw a lady running with her cat in a baby sling. I didn't get a picture, but people were crowding around with their phone cameras like the cat was a celebrity. My time wasn't as good as the True Blue 5K a few weeks ago, but I did set a new personal record for fastest mile, so I was pleased.
In other kitty news, my Peach turned 9 last week! Given her ongoing health issues, I'm extra thankful for every birthday. Recently she started refusing the pill pocket treats she's happily eaten for a year. I've tried all kinds of alternatives with no success, but last night I ground up her pill and sprinkled it on some chicken, and she went for it. Let's pray that this continues to work.
A few months ago I bought new glasses from Warby Parker. I'd had the same frames since high school (no joke) and wanted glasses I could feel cute in if I needed to wear them. Good thing I made that purchase, because I've been having an extended series of eye problems. It peaked last week when I got an ulcer in my eye (something I didn't know was possible). Turns out it's kind of serious, and I'll be in glasses at least through Thanksgiving. Lacking peripheral vision, and having something on my face all the time, is annoying... and medication and office visits have eaten up my entire Christmas budget and then some. But, you know, my eye still works. :\
I had a clothing swap at my house on Sunday! A few friends brought clothes and accessories they didn't want anymore, and we went to town. I think everyone left with at least one new-to-them item. It was a small and well-behaved group, so I didn't impose any sort of system. I also kept a lot of the leftover items so we can have another swap in the spring. Oh and if you need an easy snacky dessert to bring to a party, Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are a safe bet. I've already made them twice.
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