September is already going by so quickly! Kevin keeps bringing up my birthday and I keep forgetting that it's this coming Thursday! You know that song? By Blink 182, What's My Age Again? I'm pretty sure no one is gonna like me when I'm 24 either. aha.
ANYWHO, Monday was Labor Day, I like to make a nice dinner for any holiday or at least be somewhat festive. I recently bought this cookbook, Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez. She has a blog called Not Without Salt, and it's beautiful blog! The cookbook is amazing, granted I've only made one thing so far, but it's wonderful to look at and I want to cook more things from the book.
We decided to make a German Pretzel Sandwich? I don't remember exactly what it was called and I am too lazy to get up and get the cookbook. But pretty much it was an Italian sausage, she instructed pickled peppers, but I just sauteed them (because again, laziness) with a mustard cream cheese spread on a pretzel roll. Okay I've never made pretzel rolls and let me tell you, it did not go well. I must of done something wrong with the dough, because it didn't rise enough, but I rarely make bread so I didn't know how much it needed to raise? And apparently, the way you make the pretzel part is dark brown sugar, baking soda and water all boiled together and you dip the dough in the pot for about a minute.
My rolls tasted like an okay pretzel but they were so flat! Fortunately Trader Joe's was open and they had individual pretzel rolls.
I also made potato salad which was very good and then we had s'mores!
I took Moochie to the vet and she got some blood work, and I got the results on Wednesday and they told me that she had Hyperthyroidism. Long story short, I have to give her pills for two weeks, get her blood checked again to see if her kidneys are okay and then go from there. There is an expensive but much more effective method I am looking into if her kidneys are okay, I started a GoFundMe with all the information. Any little amount would be extremely helpful! It could be my birthday gift!
I understand Moochie is an older kitty, but I just got her here to Tennessee and I want her to stick around a little bit longer.
I have to get over the hurdle of the Kidney Failure stuff because if she has bad kidneys then unfortunately she doesn't have much time left. I have had two pets die from it and it's not pretty. Apparently the hyper thyroid hides kidney functions in the bloodwork, that's why I'm going back after two weeks. I hate giving my pets medication. There are always side effects and it just kills them. So I'm gonna watch her like a hawk the moment I get the medication.
So as of now, I'm just hugging her a bit more these days, cause I don't know what's gonna happen, I'm trying to stay positive but I am such a cynical person.
So I have been figuring out vet stuff mostly this week, but I made a little stamp!
I made an illustrated version of it already. I've had a Spoonflower account for awhile now, but for some reason I can never figure out how to get a sample? I don't want to buy a whole roll of something that looks bad? I feel like I'm missing a big obvious button on the page, I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. I'd love to start selling wrapping paper. I think that would be so fun.
Other than that I started watching Narcos on Netflix, it's about the Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar and it is SO GOOD. I finished the entire season in three days? I think it was 10 episodes. If you're not into violence I wouldn't suggest it. There's a lot of people shooting other people. Obviously the story is dramatized but I mean this guy was crazy in real life. I totally understand why Colombia has that stereotype about cocaine now because in the 80s he literally had an empire. So yeah, it's fascinating and horrifying and totally engrossing.
And Kevin bought me some flowers, what a sweetheart.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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