Weekend mish-mash

The weekend started around here with taking Pixie to the vet on Friday. She was feeling poorly for the week and had tummy issues, which doesn’t happen much with indoor cats. However, we did take her out on her harness last week and she ate a lot of greenery. She loves being out in her harness:

The vet thinks she may have ingested a tiny mushroom since it has been so rainy around here lately. Any way, with being off her food, diarrhea and vomiting more – hairballs being pretty common – Pixie got put on antibiotics  and probiotics. Did you know they make special probiotics just for cats?

She is definitely feeling better now and eating her food.  We are waiting on a stool culture result just to make sure she didn’t ingest a parasite (ewww).

Unfortunately, there was no true cupcake ride this weekend. Saturday it kept raining on and off, which makes it too hard to go a long distance. Unless we wanted to ride in the rain, which I don’t LOL. We actually did end up having cupcakes anyway. We were down in Albany and stopped in at the new Rivers casino down there.

It’s quite nice, really, if on the small side. John has a players points card with a lot of points on it, so we got free food at the bakery, which is the reason we stopped in there! I should have taken a picture. Not sure why I didn’t, probably because I was overwhelmed with the sugar. It was a big cupcake and one that would really be only for a 40-mile ride.

My appetite still seems all over the place. I had gained a little from my Ireland weight last fall, then I took off a few pounds and then last week I was just eating too much. I generally ride 80-90 miles a week, plus walking, which is really a lot of activity. With that comes the boomerang effect of the appetite. It’s kind of hard to actually lose weight over the summer months, although I did that last year. It’s also a challenge not to gain – but when is that ever not a challenge for me 😀  I note that last summer, I actually cut down how much I normally exercise because I wanted to take off some weight.  It’s just hard not to be super active when our warm weather outdoor season is kind of short.

On the track of warm weather, I found this little guy/gal in the yard yesterday:

I think it’s a cicada and I’ve never seen one up this close. I know we have them around here, but I’ve just never seen one.

It was flailing around upside down and when I touched it with my glove, it just grabbed on and sat on my hand. I put in in a potted plant on the patio.  I had no idea that there were so many species of cicada and they do come out every 17 years, but with so many species every year has them – just not always in huge numbers.

Speaking of patio, we are certainly enjoying Radiance Falls, which we installed last year.

We need to cover it over the winter as the cedar trees left a ton of junk in it that was  a pain to clean out. We removed the pump over the winter just to keep it safe. It looks a little more naturalized this year. I have a few planting around it, but not much. It’s a tough spot for growing with dry shade.

It’s another busy week coming up. Hope you all had a great weekend!

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10 thoughts on “Weekend mish-mash

  1. Helen

    About Albany. We were on the beach yesterday talking with another of the regulars and he was asking us if we’d seen the guy from Albany. We didn’t know who that was until he was described to us. But yeah, last summer this guy was driving from Albany to come to our beach every weekend! Crazy!

    About casino bakeries: One of our casinos has a Carlo’s bakery in it. You know, the famous TV chef one? I’m not sorry to say it’s a good thing we don’t go there often because every time we do, I must have something.

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s probably closer to your beach than we are, but that is a heck of a lot of driving every weekend!

  2. Shelley B

    Poor Pixie – no one warned her about eating ‘shrooms. Just say no, Pixie! 😉

    I hear ya on the weight thing – although for me, the opposite happens – when I run longer distances, my appetite dies. When I run 3 miles? STARVING. So why don’t I run longer distances all the time, then? I don’t know, other than it’s hard and it’s hot. It’s not easy, is it?
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  3. debby

    I didn’t know about probiotics, but I do know about cranberry pills for dogs (and cats) to ward off UTI’s. Bessie takes one twice a week 🙂 That bug looks transparent!
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  4. Molly

    I’m glad Pixie is feeling better. Mushrooms can be deadly – so glad it didn’t turn out that way.

    Yep, that’s a cicada.. I’ve been finding a few in my yard lately (central Indiana).

  5. Roz@lens3

    So late to this party! Glad little Pixie is on the mend. Neva is on Forti Flora too. She had a very sensitive stomach for years….was on this stuff a while ago when she was medicated for another issue, and it completely changed her system for the better. She now has it daily, and her “offerings” are consistantly “as they should be”. You’re welcome for that… 🙂
    And that cicada? So cool!!!!!!

  6. Fran

    Poor Pixie, think she’s totally allright by now?

    No cupcake ride but still a lovely weekend.

    These days I don’t pay attention to my weight at all anymore and I haven’t exercised in months. My only activity is walking everyday. Imagine my surprise this morning when I found out I lost 8 pounds in the past months.

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