Weekend Coffee Share: Playing Catchup


Sorry I missed last weekend, things have been kind of rough and busy!

I’ve been fighting a monster-cold, it just seems to be hanging on for dear life and refuses to let go. I ended up taking some time off work last week in order to try and sleep it off, which helped a little, but it still is trying its hardest to drag me down. I’ll keep fighting it though – as much as I love the idea of sleeping all day for a few days in a row I just can’t keep it up if I hope to complete any other productive work.

Last weekend I also attended Wizard World Comic Con here in Portland as a vendor (running a Jamberry table). I’m working on a write-up about my experience to post over at Comparative Geeks, but it was a pretty cool experience, a lot of fun but super-exhausting for me!

This weekend I have plans. I’m going to dig my room out of the mess it’s become, which will hopefully include putting yet more items into the “I can get rid of this” pile. My aim is to get rid of enough of the clutter that I can actually work in the space I have… I’m also thinking about doing a little room rearranging again… my current arrangement is nice, but the desk I’m using isn’t really working for me, and my current set-up interferes with easy window access.  Since I’ll be getting a catio built this summer (which will also give me a place to sit outside just out my window!) I want to make sure that I can access it easily.

If I’m being honest, rearranging my room will easily turn into a full-weekend ordeal (it usually does) and I won’t actually get anything else on my to-do list done. But, I’m going to pretend that I will get other things done, because I like to pretend I can do ALL THE THINGS at once.

I have a long list of blog-posts I want to work on, both for here and to share on other blogs. I need to do some more Jamberry work (we’ve got a new catalog coming out March 1st so there’s all sorts of exciting things around that!). I desperately want to get back to the editing/rewriting of my Work-In-Progress which has fallen seriously behind any schedule I was trying to keep. And then there’s the reading, of course… so much reading that I want to do!

On Monday I’m taking Midnight Monster to the vet again, this time for a teeth-cleaning. At his yearly check-up/shots visit a few weeks ago they said his teeth looked mostly good, with just a little build-up on one side. I’m hoping I can get them cleaned this year and then not have to worry about it for a good long time. Since he absolutely refuses to eat wet food that bodes well!

Yeah… that was the other thing that took some of my time recently. After taking Midnight Monster to the vet early this month he developed a sneeze. I called them and they let me know what to look for, but it continued and seemed to increase so I took him in for a check-up (a person can only take cat-sneezes to the face so many times…). They gave me some supplements to give him, which helped a bit, but I also discovered that he’s learned a new trick. When he gets really scared or upset (which seems to happen when I put him in his crate and start the car) he sprays. Ick ick ick… I’m hoping to find a way to avoid this on the way in to the vet on Monday…. And I am just super-thankful that he doesn’t spray any other times but, ugh.

So, how have you been? What have you been up to? Any plans for the coming week?


Weekend Coffee Share is a weekly chance to check in with our blogging community.  Hop around the internet and enjoy the hospitality of this great community with a casual chat. Started by Part-Time Monster, and now hosted by Nerd In The Brain this is a lovely community and a fun weekly check-in. Check out the link-up, and feel free to join in the fun!


5 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Playing Catchup”

  1. Ugh! That cold! My son decided to share it for Christmas and The Viking and I were down for 3 weeks. In absolute desperation I bought organic fruit juice by the gallon and we swilled it until the bathroom became the most used room in the house. It knocked the cold out though. Hope you feel better soon. :o)


  2. Sorry to hear about your cold and hope you feel better soon..same with your cat. The friends we were staying with in Tasmania had two cats…a fluffy girl called Xena and a black Tom called Astro, who looks like Midnight Monster. I haven’t been a cat person but their cats grew on me and were so inquisitive.
    Hope you have a great week!
    xx Rowena


  3. Midnight Monster reminds me of my beautiful boy, Ebony. I was lucky to have him for 18 years. Hope you feel better soon.. I’ve been taking Ester-C 1000mg Immune Booster supplements since the fall and I’ve dodged sickness so far. (fingers crossed) Have a great week!


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