What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 3

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Kitty was also sound asleep here, which was a little funny looking:
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Eyes open, out cold!
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Helping me sew:
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I framed Betsy’s awesome drawing of my sequel story to Lunar Camp.
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We had a nice dinner at Mastro’s Steak House in DC for restaurant week with Mike and Gloria. For restaurant week, all these pricy restaurants have special, prix fixe menus, that are more affordable. We mostly picked this place out of metro convenience, but the food was really really tasty.

Also when Mike called to check the reservation, they said the dress was business casual, so I was like – do pajama pants count? Because this was post-snowzilla and I pretty much hadn’t worn anything but for days and days. And also, we were like, that’s great, but we’re all wearing snow boots, they will have to be fancy enough. Because it was still pretty snowy/icy.

We got to pick an appetizer, an entre, and a dessert.

Doug got the jalepeno sashimi (tasty!)
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I had the french onion soup, so tasty:
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And I didn’t get a picture, but the bread basket, which I normally wouldn’t waste stomach space on, had PRETZEL BREAD, which is one of my fav things and it was so so good, it was worth eating.

I had the crab alfredo, which was great – lots of crab meat and the sauce wasn’t heavy:
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Doug had the filet:
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Attempt at a group picture:
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Key lime pie:
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butter cake, which was phenomenal:
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The W Hotel, site of the one-of-the-best-nights-ever concert with Guster, where I got to sing with them.
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There’s the rooftop bar where it all happened!! :D
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The Treasury:
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The boys’ office status:
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The Goddard Godzillas:
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Willow had her biopsy surgery and it went really well – they gave her a kitty fentynol patch and it basically made her stoned for a couple of days, no pain, and then when it wore off, she was very healed. We also went ahead with the e-tube for feeding her. It was a blessing because she didn’t want to eat for a while and it made meds really easy. I would do it again.

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I had to go into work for a make-up work event that had been canceled because of the snow.
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After a day or so of cold packs, they wanted warmth on Willow’s tummy. She really enjoyed the hot water bottle.
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Napping on me:
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Aw, warmth:
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A week or so after snowzilla and it was still hard to take a walk since lots of people didn’t shovel their sidewalks and since the plots mounded the snow up.

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We finally found something baby would eat – little bits of five guys hamburger! Her first solid food in several days.
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She was a happy girl:
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Willow was so miserable at night when we had to put a cone on her. We were supposed to have her wear it all the time, but she was so zoned out from the fentynol that she was leaving her incision alone. But at night we had to put it on her with no one to watch her to make sure she didn’t lick.

The cone was full of so much sadness (despite the fact that I bought 4 different kinds on Amazon to find one that wouldn’t make her quite so miserable) that I also got this little onesie meant for cats and that worked really really well. It protected her tummy but didn’t make her unhappy. In fact, I think she liked it! It kept her all cosy.

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Feeling good enough to use her scratching post!
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In one of her fav spots:
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Looking sassy!
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Sleeping on patterns is comfy!
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My happy girl:
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