|Oh, my! Look at those eyes. :)|
Victoria got her wish to go out into the cold cruel world again yesterday as she and I visited Dr. Lisa. We both adore Dr. Lisa, who has to be the world's nicest veterinarian.
Trust Her Highness to have a rare condition where the pads of her rather over sized (they are called snowshoe feet on Maine Coons, hehehe) paws swell and become very painful.
She was given another prescription and this time Dr. Lisa spent at least twenty minutes teaching me all about kitty paws and what to look for each month so we can start meds before Victoria is in so much pain she develops a limp.
Victoria actually loves her kitty carrier. I left it in the house the rest of the day just so she could sleep in it before the carrier was returned to the garden shed.
Before her appointment, Christopher and I had breakfast together at the McDonald's near the Engineering Building on campus. I was going to be on campus, anyway. It has been a tradition in our family... begun one year when Stephanie was in elementary school... to have breakfast together on the first day of school (and in some years like this, at each semester beginning).
I don't ever remember it including Dad, he was usually working (or even traveling) for most of those years. So having him with us breaks tradition. Don't worry, Hubby gets plenty of spoiling, including Dad-Son going to University basketball games together once in awhile when Hubby's friend offers expensive tickets he is not using.
Saturday morning I awoke to a text asking if I wanted to meet for breakfast (his treat) at our favorite "neighborhood" restaurant (that being our former neighborhood). It was the place we always went on the first day of school when we lived "in town" (for years the breakfast included his sister in late high school and college).
When it was just the two of us, his choice was often McDonald's so this semester he has both locations covered for nostalgia... and our last "first day of school" breakfast out. Next semester he will be married.
I love how certain traditions last for over a decade. Hmmm... so many of those seem to include FOOD.
I'm working on a "Favorite Books of 2011" post which is taking longer than usual this year. I lost the notebook where I wrote down the books I read. I have a feeling it slipped behind a shelf but I've looked for it now for months to no avail... sigh.