I just got the pet babies fed and medication given and sat down with my cup of coffee. Seems like it’s already been a full morning.
Ivy’s been throwing up. Not much, but about 8 times this morning. She was fine yesterday. Could this be a delayed reaction to the vaccinations?
Charlie had diarrhea during the night, which isn’t unusual. He gets an upset tummy a lot.
Friday afternoon I’d had enough of whatever has been wrong with my left eye and called my doctor. I told the nurse that it hurts in the outer corner. That it did the same thing last month but went away.
The doctor wanted me to go to Urgent Care or the ER, which I refuse to do. It would take me days to get over the people exposure and noise of one of those places.
I called my optometrist and he had me come in to see him. Seems there is a small mass/cyst in the inside of my outer left eye.
He said to put cold compresses on it 4 times a day for 10 minutes for 2 weeks, and see if it goes away again. If not he can send me to someone to deal with it.
Then Charlie startled a big possum in the middle of the night and I had to chase him around the patio to pick him up and stop his barking. As I looked at that big possum staring at me I wondered who weighed more: Ivy or the possum.
I’m used to getting up a lot during the night because that’s when Charlie wants out. I think the night air soothes him.
As soon as he gets outside he stops coughing. So it’s worth it to have to get up multiple times every night.
He’s laying next to me on the recliner now. My poor sweet boy has such a hard time with this cough that I’ll do anything to help him. Which is why he goes to acupuncture once per week.
But I notice his back legs are sliding out from under him a bit again. He does better outside on the concrete. After all, he will run when there’s a possum to deal with. But inside on the vinyl flooring it is harder for him.
I didn’t go out at all yesterday. Watched a movie on Netflix in the afternoon. And made myself a veggie burger and baked beans for supper.
It is overcast today. A bit of wind. Which one should probably count as unusual when it isn’t windy in Oklahoma rather than when it isn’t.
I don’t know how it is where you live, but I’m noticing more elderly women homeless on the street than before. I feel for them out in the elements. Imagine being old and having arthritis and other old folks ailments and having to live out on the street.
I wonder: how do the elderly on the street get their social security? Do they receive Medicare? Where would their benefits be sent if they have no home address?
Things seem so lopsided these days.
Did you know that FedEx didn’t have to pay taxes for 2018? Like many other big companies they benefited from the new tax cut that was enacted.
Then they turned around and said they were no longer giving pension plans to new hires. You can read about it here.
The rich will get richer, and the poor will get poorer. And I guess there’s not much we can do but sit back and hope for the best. But for sure we must do the one thing we can do, which is vote.
Send those in office who are heavily influenced by lobbyists packing.
I was curious as to what kind of healthcare our elected officials receive. So I looked it up.
Congressional members choose a gold-level Obamacare policy and receive federal subsidies that cover 72% of the cost of the premiums.
Members of Congress pay approximately 28% of their annual healthcare premiums through pre-tax payroll deductions. They also have access to free or low-cost care through the Office of the Attending Physician as well as free medical outpatient care at military facilities in the DC area.
However before Obamacare was enacted they used to have a deal they liked even better. So that may be one reason they’re so hot to get rid of it. Then they won’t have to use it and can presumably go back to their well-administered federal plan they had before.
You can read about that here.