This weekend was a busy one! My parents were in town to visit, so I spent a good bit of time with them, which was nice. I also took the plunge and got one of the new Motorola Droid smart phones...I LOVE IT! I debated back and forth between the Droid and an iPhone, but since I'm already on Verizon, I decided to go with the Droid instead of going through the hassle of switching carriers for an iPhone. It's got some really awesome features. And best of all....my new company will be footing the monthly bill. Woooooo!
This morning, I had planned to go on an 11 mile run - the 2nd to last long run before my 1/2 marathon in December. It was a total FAIL. I ended up going 9 miles, and I'd estimate that I ran about 5 of those 9. Something was messed up with my knee and it was killing me. My feet were hurting too. It was pretty terrible and I'm worried about the 1/2. We'll see how next Saturday's run goes (planning for 12 miles).
As an update on my fluffy man...he ended up back at the emergency vet last Wednesday night, and after talking it over with several vets, it seems the best thing to do is going to be for him to have the surgery. Jackson is scheduled to have surgery to remove his boy parts (OW!) next Wednesday (and when I say boy parts...I'm not talking about what's removed when they get neutered...that happened a long time ago). He's been doing great this weekend, and I hope he can hang on and stay out away from the emergency vet until his surgery date. It's tough to make the decision to go ahead with the surgery, especially when he seems to be feeling good, but I think it's for the best in the long run. We went in for a "surgical consult" Friday morning, and they were ready to do it then, but when the nice surgeon saw how I was stressing about the upcoming week and the Thanksgiving holiday where I'm supposed to travel (but obviously couldn't with a post-surgical cat), he suggested trying to hold off until Wednesday when I head out of town, and then they can keep him and care for him over the holiday until I get back on Sunday. It was such a relief to come up with this plan - I had not thought about this as an option. So, it looks like I will get to travel down to South Carolina to see all of my family this week as I had planned and stuff myself silly with yummy food, and Jackson will be in good hands after his surgery (honestly, I'd rather them keep him for a few extra days, because apparently it's a pretty rough road for a little while after the surgery, with the first few days being the worst). I'm very thankful for this plan.
Also - the new job is going well! Everyone seems really nice and I'm going to be working on some interesting stuff. I'm ready to start feeling settled in though - I hate those first few weeks where you're trying to learn the ropes and everything feels a bit uncomfortable.
Hope you had a good weekend....have a great Thanksgiving week!