My two days back to work were interesting. The crazy old guy I mentioned in my last Natters? Found out he's in the hospital and will be there for a while. He has fluid around his heart, and apparently everywhere else in his body because his legs and crotch ballooned up. Two weeks before Christmas we'd all seen what looked like weird padding in his pants. People made jokes about adult diapers and huge boners, but it looked like one leg was swollen too. It looked very bizarre, and quite frankly, very embarrassing. But like I said, this guy is quite strange anyway and just kept showing up at work in this condition. He was walking all slow and stiff, with his legs apart, like a toddler with a full diaper. He was muttering "I will not be here much longer," over and over again, and people wondered if he was going home or he was dying. Then on the morning of Dec. 21 he called in and said he wanted to use up his vacation and have the rest of the year off. So when everyone came back on Jan. 3 and he wasn't there, people were wondering. The supervisor eventually learned that he was in the hospital with fluid around his heart. I think that's a pretty big deal, right? Like, you don't just get better from that. This might possibly be the end of his work days. Not to wish ill upon him but . . . yay for us at work! Seriously, my stress level has already dropped by huge amounts with him not being there, and with the possibility of him retiring.
On the home front, our furnace is fixed. We haven't gotten the bill yet. Kinda dreading what that will be. Fattycat continues to improve. He's filling out, moving around the house more and being social again, drinking what seems like plenty of water. I think this potassium stuff is really helping. It's weird, we didn't really realize how far he'd slipped until we see how much better he is now. I mean, yeah, we knew he was sleeping a lot and that he was skinny, but it was just sort of accepted as part of his age and thyroid condition. It's very funny when he gets all vocal at hubby in the evening, demanding his evening pill/supper.
Well hello, boys! Minion often parks in front of my computer screen but it's rare and been a long time since Fatty's gotten in my space like this. It's almost unheard of that they were both here at the same time. I guess that sunny spot was in high demand on this subzero temp day. lol
Minion finally tackled the obstacles on the activity board. We haven't used it much because they both lost interest when they figured out they had to work for the treats. They prefer the wobble one where Minion bats it around and the treats fall out. But today I set it out for them, put a whole bunch of treats in, and just left it. Fatty sniffed around it but didn't bother trying. Minion stared at it for a while then just started pawing at it like a champ. Silly cats.
I didn't get any craft work done today but I did get some bloggy stuff done. My time management hopes are not getting off to a very good start. I spent way too much time just sitting here mindlessly clicking through favorite sites instead of getting up and doing SOMETHING productive. It took me till about 1:30pm to finally kick it into gear, and even then it wasn't much. Ah well, we'll try for a better day tomorrow.
Off to read now!
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