Well, despite my best efforts, I just haven't been up to blogging much lately. Too many other fun & exciting things to do. Like be a couch potato. *wink* So let's see if we can catch you up to speed.
While we were getting new floors, I stayed holed up in the craft room with the kitties. Let's just say that they were none too pleased about this. Then again, they were none too pleased with the banging and hammering and sawing either. And they totally freaked out the first time they got to come out and check out the new floors. They were much better the second time - all of the furniture was in its proper place so it didn't feel quite so foreign to them. Dori, on the other hand, went to stay with her friends at the vet's office. While she was there, she had some work done on her hips. She began exhibiting symptoms of hip displaysia a few years ago and has been on glucosamine supplements ever since. Over the last six months or so, we have seen a dramatic change in her comfort when sitting and lying down. Clearly, she's been in pain. So we took this opportunity to have a full work-up and seek a new line of treatment. We opted for an experimental injection called bioscaffold rather than direct injections of a glucosamine-like substance. Bioscaffold, while a little expensive, is our best option for a cure for her joint pain. Bioscaffold claims to "regenerate multiple connective tissues" by "upregulating growth factors in a physiological manner." (More information on this product can be found here.) In sum, it's supposed to stimulate the growth of new tissue in her hip joints thus curing her hip displaysia. We won't know for sure whether it worked for her for another 4-5 weeks. We're hopeful. In the meantime, we're supposed to keep Dori quiet. Ha! Can you say challenging??
The next two weeks will be crazy-busy for me as the season of Lent draws quickly to a close. Sunday begins Holy Week, which, for me, means lots of singing. My kids are also just 4 weeks from their spring musical performance, and there is still SO much work to be done to have them ready. (Wanna take bets on how many of them practiced during spring break?) I also begin rehearsing for my out-of-town gig in May. And that means extra travel & rehearsal time. Such is the life of a singer.