Monday, May 4, 2009

Rain, rain go away....

I'm so tired of the rain. At about this time of year it just makes me a little depressed and yearning for more sun. It didn't help waiting for the call from the vet and why do they always wait until the END of the day to go through lab results. Mocha's white blood cell counts are elevated but the doctor said they were the neutrophil white cell count which typically means she has an infection or inflammation somewhere. We are treating her with a broad spectrum antibiotic. HOWEVER, I think she wanted to cover herself and she said the worst case scenario could mean a tumor somewhere. :( Okay, I'm trying not to overreact to this. Of course I immediately call my brother, since he's a human doctor, to ask him what this all means. He said most of the time the elevated neutrophils (in at least humans) do mean they are fighting off an infection and rarely means cancer. I realize that's humans....I am going to hope it's just an infection. So if you have room in your prayers, please say one for Mocha. I will start her on her meds tomorrow.

I came home and was hungry but not hungry. I decided to fix something quick so I fixed these tofu fingers with some vegetables and rice. If you're not a tofu fan this probably isn't for you. The other tofu recipe I had last month doesn't taste so much like tofu but this does. :) I basically just sliced some firm tofu into finger size bites, dusted them in flour and rolled them in teriyaki sauce. I just stuck them in the oven at 350 and baked about 20 minutes. I made some white rice with sauteed vegetables and ate! It was okay. I couldn't tell if it was because I was a bit blue from the rain and Mocha but I managed to force it down. That sounded bad. They weren't bad, really. I'm pretty sure I just didn't have an appetite.

I think homemade chocolate chip cookies would have been better. Isn't that what you're supposed to eat when you're blue? Maybe the cookies will be tomorrow's dinner. :)

Oh yes, I discovered how to make your clothes smell fresh. For every one blouse in the dryer, throw in seven sheets of softener. You can actually smell like a walking sheet of Bounce. LOL! Okay, I exaggerated...maybe three sheets. :)

Hoping tomorrow I'll feel a little better...Mocha too.

21 comments:

Anya said...

It Rains here also :(
No springfeeeling today LOL
I think i'am go also make something for by the tee :))

Caroline said...

Chocolate chip cookies would have been a far better dinner in my humble opinion. but then... I am slightly biased, ever so slightly addicted to chocolate, and not liking tofu. Although, the picture of the meal does actually look quite appetising. Maybe I should give tofu a try again, after all it is years since I tried it last.
Give my love to Mocha. My thoughts are with the both of you.

Tracey said...

Prayers for your Mocha and her momma.. try not to worry till you know something for sure. I'll also pray for sun.. it will make you feel better as well... take care..love, tracey

Zaroga said...

I hope you are feeling better. I would have went for anything chocolate! Your pictures do make tofu look good though.

KeKe said...

Hello~Stopping by with fairy wishes!!
*I could use a little sunshine myself*

Kathleen said...

OUr forecast is for 5 days of rain, so I can appreciate how you feel. Lots of prayers for Mocha...be sure to let us know how she progresses. Hugs, Kathleen

Lisa said...

It must be raining all over America! It has been raining in Dallas for a solid week! Very unusual. I'm leanin' towards chocolate(:

Lisa said...

PS I'm praying for Mocha!

Dawn said...

is Mocha eating? try diff kinds of cat food (even the expensive ones found at speciality pet foods store too)...
We have tons of rain too, I'm turning green, my skin is.
always praying for little Mocha-cup

Heather said...

aww I'll say a prayer for Mocha. you should totally make the cookies tonight. it's been raining here everyday for almost 2 weeks i think. i am so tired of the rain. tired i tell ya!

City Girl said...

Hugs to you and Mocha.

Noodlegirl said...

I reallyyyyyyy hate the rain I think I might have gained weight from it ughhhh! I will be praying for your sweet kitty I am sure she will be fine.

Chrissy said...

Oh I know how you feel, the rain really affects my mood...we have been lucky so far, very little and lots of sun!! Just made choc, chip oatmeal muffins, going to have a cup of tea out here on the deck..too bad you couldn't just pop over!!! Take it easy tomorrow is another day!! Chrissy

The Blonde Duck said...

You poor thing. I hope Mocha is ok! I'm sure it's just an infection.

Cookies and pie for dinner!

Janet said...

Hope you and Mocha feel better soon! I'll send you some sunshine to brighten your day sis!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty, I hope it is nothing serious or expensive.
I agree on the rain. It feels more like January than May. I just want it to be nice this weekend, because we are going to Ft. Stevens. I'll pray for your cat if you pray for sun! Good luck.

the ungourmet said...

I hope your little Mocha will be okay!

I actually love tofu and if my husband would eat it I would fix it more often!

Truth be told, I would love to be a vegetarian but I'd have to fix my dinner separately because no one else in my family is up for it.

Chatelaine said...

I'm sure Mocha is going to be fine but I'll pray for her just to be on the safe side.

Tofu, no thanks! I'd go straight for the chocolate chips!

It's raining here too and it's a little raw out. I hope Friday is nice because I have a vacation day!

fairmaiden said...

Praying for lil Mocha. ((hugs)) to you both.

Pam said...

I am wanting the sun too. UGH. I wish I could like tofu but I think the chocolate chip cookies would have been my pick.

Neabear said...

So adding more fabric softener sheets makes your clothes smell fresher? Hmmm...I will have to try that. Hope Mocha is okay.