Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

I am famous for handling big-ticket items in my life; it is the small stuff that trips me up though. I managed to get through the ordeal of surgery for cervical stenosis just fine, actually very well if I may say so myself, only to be brought to my irritable knees with an allergic reaction to the damn collar. I have a rash around my neck and it is very uncomfortable, and I have at least three more weeks of being confined before I can even consider tossing it. So whine I shall do every once in a while.

On a lighter note, we had an incredible downpour last night and the air has been scrubbed clean and it feels like Maui outside. We didn’t have any of the vents closed last night though, including the windows, and so when Lara got up in the middle of the night, there was rainwater all over the seat cushions, floor, and her laptop. Fortunately, everything will dry out, well sort of, and the morning has dawned with a heavy cloud layer and all the flower beds were saturated.

Callie is having a blast with Lara back in the picture and is enjoying herself immensely. She is a very happy cat and loves RV life. Callie can roam around free in the park, unlike the desert, and has made all kinds of friends- NOT! She is so territorial and protective that she won’t allow herself to socialize with any of her very friendly neighbors. Bodie, a beautiful ginger Tom who hasn’t even reached the mature age of 1, has kind of a crush on her, but she will have nothing to do with him. Another gray tabby whose name I don’t know would also like to get to know her better. Nope, she lets out a squeal if he so much as looks at her. Lara believes that she is just being protective because who would want to share what a good thing she has going on? Callie was a stray when we adopted her and was traumatized in her early days. Living on the streets did not suit her well!

Since Lara arrived on Monday from Las Vegas, we have gone to the zoo, eaten at Conway’s Korean food and gone to Hooked on Sushi twice. We went to go see Toy Story 4 and may look up another movie for today. I have had really good energy and the pain hasn’t been unbearable until today. I hate rashes. They make me feel sick. It is so hot and humid out, that outdoor exercise feels overwhelming, so maybe another movie is our best option. BTW- Toy Story 4 is hilarious and I highly recommend it.

5 thoughts on “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

  1. Darnell Cureton July 25, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    I think Callie had a hard life before she met you so she is overly protective. You have enough love to share but Callie is not taking any chances. Too bad about the rash. Would another collar help?
    Hope that laptop is OK. The little hair I have stood up when you mentioned it got wet. Thanks for the movie recommendation. I could use a laugh.

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    • sevenfauesisters July 25, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      Oh, Darnell! You are so supportive. Maybe what you need is a good laugh. Life can be tough. Lara’s laptop did indeed make it through the rainstorm. I am going to wrap a scarf around my neck and see if that will be. That and not overdo it today. Take care.


  2. curioussteph July 25, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    Sorry you are struggling with the rash. Sounds miserable. I agree with scarf trial, and would also suggest maybe using a drying type powder such as gold bond, can help with the sweat and heat. Feel better soon. Love Callie and all her hiding places!

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