Whatnot – 11/17/21

Root Beer the cat. It occurred to me that I have not introduced you to my son’s cat. This is a cat that he befriended in the small Kansas town he lives in. Her name is Root Beer. She was completely feral and not giving him the time of day but now she comes inside for visits when the temps drop below 30 degrees. She also has a shelter that my son built out of an Igloo cooler but she prefers to step inside the house for a visit and some time with her catnip toys. Isn’t she sweet? She comes to the slider and waits for him to notice her. She is partially deaf so her meows are interesting. He is low on funds with the car situation being such an ongoing pain but soon he will get her spayed and vaxxed.

I have been feeling a little antsy again. Not anxious really but antsy like I have a lot to do when I really do not. Today I will decide on our Empty Nest Thanksgiving meal. My husband suggested we go to the local Chinese restaurant, which is really good and open that day but Chinese food on Thanksgiving? Nope. I will still cook, something.

Also, I got a message from Delta. My daughter’s return flight has already changed due to scheduling issues on their end. Please pray that this change and potentially others do not impact her in a huge way. It’s ridiculous that they have her flying to Atlanta first which is the opposite direction but I know, it’s their hub so blah blah.

Tonight my book club meets to discuss This Tender Land. I really enjoyed this one. It should be a good discussion. It will be good to get out too. I am tired of staring at these walls.

Hey, I got my booster! 24-hours later I was a bit out of it but then the very next day I was fine. For the sake of transparency, I suggest scheduling yours for when you don’t have much going on. That way you can just take care of yourself and not have to power through it. I was sore all over and had a low grade fever. Not bad but didn’t want to do much.

Some of us in student ministry are having a Friendsgiving! It’s this Sunday evening. I am making a tray of gluten-free caramelized onion cornbread stuffing to take along. It’s a Tyler Florence recipe which I will also make vegetarian. It’s yummy!

Have a great rest of the week!

6 thoughts on “Whatnot – 11/17/21”

  1. Oh boy, I hope your daughter’s flights don’t undergo more changes. You son’s feral cat is so beautiful, I hope she learns to love the indoor life. Enjoy your book group meeting, I have that book to read so hoping everyone enjoyed it. Our book group is done meeting until January but, I’m having lunch with some of the ladies today and we have a Holiday luncheon on Dec 1st as well so that will be nice.

    Have a good week

  2. I love that your son is nurturing Root Beer; I think it’s good for all of us to have an outlet/relationship like that. 🙂

  3. Traveling by air certainly hasn’t returned to pre-covid days, has it? We’ve had family and friends have to deal with cancelled flights and lots of delays. I hope your daughter is able to get to and fro without too much trouble.

    My book group is back to meeting f2f, which is going to be so nice! I don’t think our discussions were nearly as much fun via Zoom. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. I didn’t care for it as much as his previous standalone, but we had a good discussion when we read it for book club.

    I got my booster on Monday and like you, felt a bit off for a day or so. Now I’m just tired and my arm is red and sore. I’ll take it over Covid!

    Root Beer looks like a sweet kitty!

  4. Fingers crossed that the flight times and days don’t change for your daughter. Seems like you are struggling a bit without having all those activities in your calendar. I hope you have a great rest of the week.

  5. Aw, sweet kitty.

    We only fly Delta and since they have no direct flights from our little airport, we have to go through Atlanta *every time* then switch to a second plane. Even when we’re going West, we must first fly East, then change to a flight West. It’s a nuisance but in some areas that’s the only option. Hope she has a smooth travel day.

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