Sunday, November 19, 2006

A View from the Couch

In true slug fashion, I spent the whole of yesterday on the couch in a near catatonic state. I only stirred to use the bathroom, care for the kidlet, and to eat. Usually, I feel supremely guilty about locking an active toddler in the house all day long, but yesterday was rainy and blustery, so outside play was out, anyway. She spent the morning "cooking" in her play kitchen and bringing delightful plastic food dishes out to me and to Mr. Whoo to sample. We also curled up with a few movies. CindyLou has a small lap-sized DVD player that she calls her "'puter (computer)." We bought it for it's sanity saving value on long trips and airplane rides. The DVD player is silver, and it looks very much like my laptop ("mommy's 'puter"). So she snuggled next to me on the couch and we watched "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (the cool claymation one) and "Lady and the Tramp" on the DVD player, while college football reigned supreme on our living room TV. Those two movies just happen to be my childhood favorites, as well, but I swear that she picked them all on her own! She is my mini-me. It was really nice and relaxing, and just what I needed.

Mr. Whoo was a bit more productive (as always), and he even took it upon himself to groom our fatty-bobolatty cats. You see, once a kitty reaches such gargantuan proportion, it is damn near impossible for them to clean their backsides. Therefore, it is up to us to brush and groom the hapless creatures. Our girl kitty bears the brunt of having "bad hair." She has tons of kitty dandruff, and her fur gets really oily. Mr. Whoo brushed the equivalent of a whole cat's worth of hair from her back, and then remarked how nice it would be if someone would just invent a handy-dandy spray in order to spruce the cats up with minimal effort. "They could even call it Ca-breze," he quipped. Hilarious. Everyone knows how fun it is to give a cat a bath, so Cabreze sounds like a phenomenal idea to me!

We also had our Body for Life "free day" yesterday, in honor of college football. We ordered Chinese delivery at 11:00 in the morning, y'all. We are pathetic. It was sooooo good! So far this week I am down 4.2 pounds, and I haven't even been getting all of the meals into the day, so I am pumped. It is a good start, at any rate. I used to live every day like it was a "free day" so eating on track this week was a true eye-opener. This week I need to try a little harder with the weight lifting. I am such a puss, and I know I'm not pushing myself as hard as I should be. I am really proud of Mr. Whoo, as well. He's lost over 6 pounds! (He has been much better about sticking to plan and really utilizing the workouts. I think it is because he made the mistake of telling one of his buddies about BFL and now said buddy is starting the program, too. Ever the competitor!)

Today we went to church and I cried through a really nice service about giving thanks and counting blessings. It was really very touching. Then we braved the masses and hit Sam's club and the grocery store to stock up for our Thanksgiving feast. Now CindyLou is napping, Mr. Whoo is out scouting hunting sites (insert eye roll here), and I am blogging, procrastinating dictating my delinquent charts, and watching a herd of deer in the backyard. It's been a good weekend; let's hope this trend continues throughout the week!


Anonymous said...

I too have a over twenty pound cat who's backside needs to be cleaned on a daily basis. Every six weeks I take her to the groomer so she can get a bath and a sanitary shave, makes her less smelly. I spend more on her grooming than I do on my own hair. What we do for our furbabies. So is kitty finally using the litter box again? Hope you have a good Thanksgiving and are able to eat at least turkey and stuffing before you have to deliver any babies. Toni in Oregon

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really nice day!

We actually skipped church so hubby could go to a flu shot clinic at another church (because that was the last flu clinic of the season...couldn't have him being the only one in the house without the shot), then we went to Sam's Club earlier than we would have had we gone to church. The masses were already there. It must of been special sample day, because there were twice the samples of usual. Including cheesecake (insert drool here).

The funniest thing - Our son will try anything if it is a Sam's Club sample. Things he would refuse at home are suddenly delicious to him. I tell hubby we should bring our dinner to Sam's Club and eat it there.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like such a lovely weekend! :) Happy early thanksgiving, my friend.

Jawndoejah said...

This is something I'd like to share with you, not in judgement, but in case you'd be interested. You do not have to post this on your blog (I know you never have to, but what I mean is I don't expect you to). I have had miscarriages as well as my 5 born, and I have used a board online as support. It's The woman who runs it is writing a nanowritmo book about miscarriage and has excerpts. If you go to the web page you can read them, they are pretty good. I know you deal with miscarriage all the time, so you may not want to read it, but I find her writing to be very interesting. I also read women's stories on the board and offer encouragement where I can. I would suggest if you ever write on there not to tell them you are an ob or you might get more attention than you want! It is a good site to mention for information and support though for those who have miscarried. It kept me from bugging my ob (okay, not really, but it kept me from bugging friends of mine who've had miscarriages...I don't like to bug my ob if I can find the info myself).

dr. whoo? said...

Hi Toni! There is only one vet in this town, and they "don't do" cat shaving. It's time to break out Mr. Whoo's clippers, I think (he would just die)! As for litter box issues, there are good and bad days. Soon there will be no more carpet remnants for which the kitty to relieve himself. Ah, well! Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day!

3carnations~ Ha! What is it about Sam's samples that are so magical? CindyLou ate a piece of prime rib (!) and sausage pizza in sample form, and she wouldn't touch either with a 10 foot pole at home. Maybe it's the toothpicks?

GG~ Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving to you, as well! :)

jawndoejah~ Thanks for the website, I will check it out. I actually give out websites quite a bit to my patients. It's nice to have a resource (other than your sleeping OB doc) for information at your fingertips 24 hours a day, and a community with which to share your experience/concerns. Speaking of info, there goes my pager...again. Happy Thanksgiving!