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» Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Highs to Low
It was quite a weekend...except some of it wasn't exactly pleasant.

We had our housewarming party on Saturday night and it was a lot of fun—although we missed a lot of you guys...where were you? I know one person had car trouble and two others were at a graduation...anyway, we did miss you!

The only fly in the ointment was Willow, who is becoming increasingly more nervous every time we have people visit—she barked a lot and I know she annoyed several people. I apologize. The only cure for her, I think, is to have people over more often, perhaps in smaller groups until she's more comfortable. Of course then they have to endure the Ritual Barking of the Dog. I'm glad she's finally off that troublesome antibiotic, which has left her very itchy and she has lost hair around the base of her tail in a crescent-moon arch. It's not exactly bare, but the hair left there is short and brittle and feels odd. She has no skin irritation, though, that we can see: the skin is pink and healthy-looking.

Anyway, about the time we were saying farewell to the last guests, I developed severe stomach cramps. Without going into detail, let's say that I was very attached to the bathroom for about three hours and my stomach was upset. I stayed in most of the day on Sunday and James fed me bland food; we had very lightly-seasoned turkey for supper with plain potatoes and I figured I'd be okay by next day, but was up most of the night, restless and with roiling going on inside. At 6 a.m. I just flat shut off the alarm and ended up sleeping until almost two in the afternoon. I had a slight fever about 8 a.m., so I swallowed ibuprofin for the day and kept my nose in a book between bouts of nodding off. Today my digestion is still a mess, even after the daily Prilosec and oatmeal for breakfast.