A friend of mine was taking me out for New Years Dinner at our local Hunan House, which is my favorite restaurant. I always get the same thing and enjoy it tremendously . He always loads his plate with lots of meats but I noticed he did not finish his plate today and he was hurting too. But we both polished off our desserts, I always get the flan and he always gets the banana pudding.
We did have a funny event. When we arrived at the restaurant my seatbelt would not unlock? I told him he might have to help "set me free". So he pushed down on the button and I tried to wiggle the latch open-to no avail? Then we tried prying -nope that did not work either? He pulled out his knife -but I told him not to do that because he might be able to save it with some WD40. Since I have lost so much weight I was able to slip the top belt behind my back and then wiggle my hips free and "giggle" Up out of my captive bonds. lol - It was quiet a funny experience.
Just about everything else in town was closed and I was Glad to see that. I felt it meant that more working people were able to spend the day with their families. I did not even go in at his house as it was so cloudy I knew I needed to head to the house to get my evening chores done before dark fell.
I was glad I did too. I fed Yukon the donkey and locked him up so he could eat and the sheep would not beat him up for his food. But when I went in the house I found Cocoa (my little brown Chihuahua) in the midst of an asthma attack and struggling to breath. I grabbed a bit of hot dog and popped her breathing pill in it and snatched her up. But I realized then that she was in no condition to be able to take a bite of anything. So, I positioned us both in my chair and backed her in with a blanket so she could not back out from me -forced her mouth open and when she started to struggle I popped the pill in and held her breath for a minute. I got really Lucky that the pill went far enough back -and it caught her off guard so she gasped for breath and the pill went down. I was almost in tears as I held her close to me and stroked her neck and told her how much I loved her. It did not take but about 15 minutes before she was starting to breath normally again -and ME TOO.
She had had enough of me by then and down she went and I put on Multi-layers and headed out the door. It was getting dark so I headed to the garden to cover up my 3 raised beds of greens and onions that I had had the lids off of to get a lot of nice rain this past week. Tonight will be down freezing though so they will need the protection. This is the first time in my life I had ever tried a winter garden and I am so very proud of this experiment .My green Kale has been exceptional - making that junk in the stores look pathetic. Plus, I know mine is all organic.
I got the chicks locked up -the donkey turned loose-the eggs gathered and me safely in the house. By now I was cold and that always makes me feel so bad. It is late and I have decided to not tackle any big projects as I might just screw it up.
I need to go add water to the aquariums as they need to be topped off . Always things to do - hope you guys have had a wonderful day and we will see you tomorrow. Hugs to all.