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A no-spend day

August 6th, 2006 at 03:41 pm

Finally, a no-spend day!

Today I worked on getting ready for my trip on Tuesday. I did a lot of laundry and made some dog food to freeze. He eats real food (the Pitcairn diet), which I swear has made him a remarkably healthy 12-year-old.

I asked my son to take care of my dog and my cat while I'm gone. He will move in for a week while I'm at the conference, and then he will have to leave to meet up with me in Florida for his cousin's wedding. So he'll take the dog to the kennel at that time. So my dog doesn't get to avoid the kennel altogether, but this will help a lot with the bill. My payment (i.e. bribe)to my son is that he doesn't have to repay me for his light bill. :-) Works for both of us.

The kitchen floor needed a good scrubbing and while I was down on my hands and knees I discovered that a whole unopened bag of cat food has been infested with some tiny insects. Yuck! I threw the bag away at a remote dumpster; I don't want those critters crawling around in my can. Now I have to make a trip to PetSmart to get more food.

I also went to the gym and got my third workout in for this week. I'm hoping that the hotel will have a nice gym so I don't break my routine.

Have I packed yet? No. But I'm thinking about it. I'm at the stage where I would like to fast-forward and be on the plane with all the work done. Or better yet, checked into the hotel!

2 Responses to “A no-spend day”

  1. Dido Says:

    Is the Pitcairn diet the raw foods (aka "barf" diet?). I've always been scared of the raw bones. Glad your dog is so healthy at 12.

    good for you for keeping up on the exercise, and good luck continuing it while traveling. The heat has really given me too many excuses for wimping out on my own routine.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    No, Pitcairn diet is natural food, but cooked. It's basically 3/4 grain, 1/4 protein plus a handful of vegetables. My dog eats mostly oatmeal, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, chicken, hamburger, eggs, cottage cheese. He loves it and it really helped with his hyperactivity when he was younger.

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