Today Seren visited the vet for her annual exam and rabies--no other vaccines, cuz she's an "only" cat and indoor exclusive. She was NOT a happy kitty. But the doc was able to get his hands on her (sorta-kinda) and listened to her heart, checked ears and teeth. For an almost 12-year-old, she's doing very well. Input and output are fine, no change in appetite, and I simply can't BELIEVE she'll be 12 soon. Wow.
Magic goes on Thursday for his annual and vaccines. He's not due until mid-December, but my hubby has to work long hours that day, and I'm leaving for Atlanta. So it works out best to drop the boy off the night before, and have everything done at once. Trying reeeeeeel hard these days to multi-task.
I spent the day writing three week's worth of Purina columns--again, I'm gone this week, and next week is Thanksgiving. So trying to work ahead as much as I can. Hoping to have time to put together a few blogs before I go, too--but will have material for those when I return. No time for fictioning this week, but have gotten some very encouraging feedback on early chapters. So I'm pumped to keep on keeping on.
The CWA conference is this weekend. I'm sitting on a panel, moderating a second panel, and leading a seminar--which I must put together tomorrow. Wednesday, I pack. I have a slew of *stuff* to take along, and likely will be charged by the airlines for either extra bags or overweight ones. There's nothing else to do, I gotta schlep this stuff there. In fact, somebody contacted me about bringing 12 of my "aging cat" book so she can purchase for the folks who adopt her older foster-kitties. How cool is that?! I'm looking forward to attending the big cat show at the same time as the conference.
And...the election will make me the next CWA president. Again. So next year's con will be up to me--(hint: all you writers out there, I'll be looking for speakers, so don't be surprised if I tap on your virtual shoulders!).
I'm also thrilled to have some of my work nominated for awards in the contest, results to be announced on Saturday night. Will post results here when I can.
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