half gallon cider: $3
golden russet apples: $3
loaf of multigrain bread: $5
golden russet: new york, before 1845. very sweet russet. believed to be a close relative of british varieties grown in mid-nineteenth century.
i'm excited to try this apple, since last week's northern spy apples were not overwhelming - slightly mealy and not tasty enough to make up for the texture. these are interesting looking apples, in colour and texture they look more like a pear than a typical apple. they are also super firm.
very early tuesday morning joey, after at least a few days of not urinating, started crying incessantly, refusing to move, and responded badly to being touched. we took a 5am trip to the 24 hour animal hospital (which is located near to our house, luckily.) turns out that he didn't have a fully obstructed urethra or kidney problems, but has struvite crystals in his urine - thus he could not/would not urinate. he spent the night there, sedated and on a kitty iv. i got to visit him for a bit in the evening, a cat on an iv is super cute in a sad way. he started peeing on his own, and ate some food last night, so he's good to come home today. katie's going to go with me to pick him up in between my afternoon classes. i'm just so glad he's okay - in six years of moving all the time, both residences and states, he has been my one constant for the last three years. plus, i totally couldn't get another cat who likes me this much.