The Wisconsin dream is dead. The guy who talked about the job apparently could not really offer it until a few years from now. Hulky and I haven't talked about it much yet because we just found out last night, but we are both down about it. The reality of finding Hulky a local job and finding a cheaper apartment that allows us to both commute easily is setting in. It stings.
Hulky's tummy was still off yesterday, mine was a little weird (not nearly as bad as his), but seems fine this morning. I hope he feels better today.
I had a nice dinner with my parents and brother last night. I borrowed a history book from my dad. I don't know why, seeing him open his new book (third of a trilogy on WWII) just got me interested. History was always a weak point for me in school. I think it was partially my learning style and the way it was being taught, and partially a lack of interest. I wanted to know things, I just couldn't retain the information. Then I got to the point where I stopped trying very hard because it was too frustrating. After I got my Executive Functioning Disorder diagnosis at the end of high school, I found ways to learn better. Knowing there was a reason for my struggle and that I wasn't stupid helped a lot. This book seems very readable. It's from an American perspective, so I won't get a lot of the story of the things my grandfather would have gone through (in the Red Army).
I biked today. It was a slow-ish ride. I felt like I struggled a fair bit, but it still wasn't that bad. I should be able to bike a few times this week, the forecast looks good! I am falling behind on my chin-up workouts though, need to get back to that.
For lunch this week, I have chicken soup w/ carrot, all blended up. I wonder if I should eat it for lunch AND dinner for at least a few days. Probably. Sigh, so boring. I should get some squash this week. I know that doesn't give me any digestive issues.
Cats: After an initial surge of movement when I started giving Fae the Dasuquin supplement, she has slowed down a little again. She's still clambering up into window sills and onto the bed, so at least she's mobile. I am trying not to focus on how much time I might have left with her. It might be years still! She made some hurking noises this morning like she was going to puke, but after we shooed her off the bed, she didn't. No idea what that was about. She didn't really eat dinner last night. She never has hairballs. We snuck up on a sleepy Pumpkin yesterday and trimmed ONE claw. Man, they have gotten THICK.
Gut: A while back, I read about re-training your bowels when dealing with constipation, by sitting on the toilet for 15 minutes every morning, just relaxing. I brought my phone in, propped my feet up on the foot stool, and produced a comfortable BM. I am going to try to do this every morning. It went especially well this morning because I woke up early so it didn't interfere with my breakfast & morning prep time.
Female stuff: The itch is lessened this morning after a 3-4 day flare-up. It was not the worst it's ever been, but fairly bad. Maybe an 8 on the itchy scale, with 10 being I want to rip my parts off. Today is not noticeable yet, but I imagine there will be some itch later in the day, maybe around a 4 (noticeable, but not distracting).