The other night I decided to clean my hand held shower head. It was sending out what I call “zingers.”
Which means the little holes are clogged and it’s sending water out in all directions. Namely on the wall behind the toilet.
To do this I get a big zip lock baggie and a bottle of white vinegar. I take these to the bathroom and take down the shower head and let it hang.
It doesn’t reach the bottom of my bath tub. So I went to the kitchen and found a covered casserole dish to give it height.
Then I placed the shower head in the zip lock baggie. I held it in place while I poured half water and half white vinegar into it. I don’t measure. I just estimate.
Once the shower head is covered with liquid, I zip the baggie up to the shower head as tightly as I can.
I leave it this way overnight.
The next morning I emptied the vinegar and water and washed off the shower head. Then I put it in place at the top of the shower and turned it on.
Instant fix! No more zingers. All the little holes had water flowing through them just like when I first bought it, which was when I moved in here.
I need to do this more. But you know how it goes. You put it off till the zingers are driving you crazy and you’re not getting much water from your shower head.
This has always worked for me. I like to use cleaning supplies that are natural when I can. And I usually keep vinegar around for various uses.
Yesterday evening I got ready for the laborious task of giving Charlie his medication. He gets three pills in the morning and two at night.
He hates this. I hate this. But it must be done. And he fights me all the way.
I was giving it to him in low fat treats I get from the vet’s office. But much of the time I can’t get the pills to stay inside. The treat just falls apart and I can’t squish it back together around the pill. And one pill is big, so there’s no covering it up and hiding it.
I can’t put his meds in cheese, because he can’t have anything but his prescription food, low fat treats, a little low fat cottage cheese for his tummy and his once per day hard boiled egg.
I just try my best to get them down him. I hold his head and try to put them at the back of his mouth as I’ve watched the vet do. Then I hold his snout closed until I think he’s swallowed each one.
Something surprising happened after I took my hand from his snout. Two teeth, set together, fell into my hand.
I was horrified. For a minute or two I just stared down at them. Had I knocked his only remaining teeth out? I felt awful.
I called the vet’s office and they said the teeth were probably about to fall out. He had horrible teeth and a few years ago they had to take out all but two teeth when they were in the process of cleaning them.
Still, I felt like sitting down and crying. I felt so guilty. My poor little Charlie boy. What had I done?
But I guess he’s been managing to eat with two teeth, so hopefully he’ll be able to eat with no teeth.
If that was the case I sure wish if they were going to fall out that they’d done it on their own. Rather than when I had my hand in his mouth trying to get his medication down him.
I ordered new business cards from Vista Print. They have cheap prices and it takes me years to hand out 500 business cards. The green leaves were one of the templates you could choose.
I wanted something different. But for some reason this time around I couldn’t figure out how to download a logo. Sometimes direction just stymie me. Particularly toward the end of the day.
These remind me of gardens and nature, so they’re right up my alley.
Now for what Miss Ivy Lou has been up to this morning:
She starts out the morning wanting me to pet her and rub her tummy, which I do. Then she wants her food, which I get for her. Then she usually plays on her cat tree.
These photos are kind of dark because of the way the light is in the morning.
I have noticed lately that she’s moving the whole cat tree around a bit as she plays. Could she be getting too big for it?
Because I don’t want to get a big honky cat tree that takes up the whole side of a room. This place isn’t big enough to have one take up that much space.
Hopefully if it falls over she will be acrobatic enough to land on her feet.
Do you think it’s true that cats always land on their feet? Or is that just folklore?
I bought myself a pumpkin pie at Braums yesterday. They only sell them at holiday time.
But the pecan pie they sell year round is also scrumptious. I also got some eggnog, which is something that I rarely do.
Tomorrow it’s just me and the pets. I’ll eat whatever and have some pie and eggnog.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you cooking?