So it's a Sunday, and I'm off, and the boys are with their father, and we're broke and it's rainy outside. I am propped up in bed with the cat brutalizing a holiday-themed plush toy at my feet, and I feel kind of...shellshocked, maybe? It'll all eventually be alright, provided I get as healthy of a paycheck as I am thinking I should next Friday and nothing else goes Majorly Wrong. The worst financial fallout from early December of what Hotter has started calling "The Winter of Our Discontent" is that Big Child won't get the hundred-dollar bill he is expecting on Xmas Morning (I owe him fifty and told him I'd gift him fifty toward his "system upgrade fund"). Other than that, Santa got his shopping done before the car and the dog held hands and jumped, and I am even MOSTLY done with the wrapping of the gifts. Which is good, because my back is bad, and I glutenated myself the day before yesterday and am still feeling the effects, and blehhhhh...
The good news is that Poppy's well-puppy checkup with our new, non-Banfield* vet went very well. We learned that she had a VERY rough start in life and was definitely a true "rescue," and that she'll likely be a little heavier than Isis and, once fully vaccinated, "pretty much bullet-proof and all-around invincible." Which sounds perfect to me.
How are all of YOU?
* Yeah, I am Done With Banfield, For Real This Time. I called them to cancel Isis's "wellness plan," which seemed gross to me in the first place because hel-LO, I used the "wellness plan discount" to have her euthanized and doesn't that seem pretty final and like that dog won't need any more "wellness care" to you? But no, you have to call them and TELL them that...anyway they informed me that I could close out the account by making a payment of $XXX.XX, to cover services rendered under the assumption she'd finish out her contract year with Banfield and I LOST MY SHIT. I was like "seriously, you're telling me I owe you MONEY because my dog DIED and can't finish out her contract year?" and eventually the rep I spoke with felt bad enough that she found a way to waive all of the fees and just close the damn account but REALLY? NO.