Apparently my life is about to change…
Poor Loki! We were having a cuddle on Sunday evening when I noticed Loki’s mouth looked a bit strange on one side. So I had a look inside his mouth and – eek! – his upper left incisor was all bloody. And so it was off to the vet’s yesterday. Always so stressful. I can never tell who gets more stressed out, me or the screaming cat – or the taxi driver who has to drive us (I always tip well) – but omg it’s awful.
Once we got to the vet’s Loki calmed down and, being the good boy he is, let Eva give him a check over and even pry his mouth open without making a fuss. And well, it’s not as bad as I had feared. The enamel on the front of his incisor has broken off but, aside from being a bit inflamed (not bloody) Eva says it should heal over. Which is GOOD NEWS as the only cat orthodontists in Spain are in Málaga and A Coruña. So Loki is taking anti-inflammatories for three days and after that I’ll keep an eye on him, with another check up in a month’s time.
No doubt you all remember this guy. And you also may remember that after about a dozen years or so of being flatmates Peter moved out and got his own place in 1997. So I have had just over four years of living on my own, which I have LOVED, and which I especially appreciated during lockdown. But needs must after almost two years of no income and, since I was cut off from all government aid in June 2020, well, living alone is a luxury I haven’t actually been able to afford for quite some time.
As for Peter, who is now living on his UK pension, he will also save on monthly expenses, and get to live in a bigger and nicer place – WITH CATS – in a neighbourhood that he prefers to where he is now.
Now we just have to see if we can still live together! At least he’s the devil I know. 😉
So remember when I upgraded my coffee AND my coffee container? Of course you do 😉. Anyhoodle, now that it is baking season once again I’ve been going through my cupboards and getting things organised. Turns out I have several types of flour still in their paper packaging from last winter and of course I should be storing them better. Not only to prevent weevils, but also to help keep them fresh. I liked the design of my new coffee container so much that I went back to the shop to see if they had larger ones suitable for flour and yep they did, so now I’m in business.
Pre-lockdown I did very little baking so one bag of all-purpose flour pretty much did what it said on the package. But now I have AP flour, whole wheat, self-raising, garbanzo, corn flour… next up I’ll be looking at new containers for rice and pasta. I think I’m going to stick with these ones. Rectangular makes so much sense (round ones waste so much space), plus they are stackable. I’m in love!