Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've Been Away Too Long...

I just realized that I haven't written anything here in almost a month! Shame on me. I guess I've just been preoccupied with life and haven't had it in me to actually sit down and do this.

As you know, I have a trip to Michigan coming up...Two days from now as a matter of fact! So, I've had that on my mind, getting things planned, etc. It's a good thing to have on my mind though, as I am so looking forward to seeing my family and some old friends. I'm also looking forward to eating at all those places that are in MI and not where I live. White Castle, Yates Cider Mill, Jade Tiki, Sanders Ice Cream Parlor, Frankenmuth, the list goes on...

I've also been distracted by my cat Artie.  He's 15 and starting to go down hill. =( It started about a month ago and when we took him to the vet he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.  We started him on some meds and he immediately started to do better. It was a miracle and we were so relieved.  Well, it didn't last long. Some side effects of the medicine are loss of appetite and vomiting. Unfortunately, he has started to have both problems. According to the literature the vet gave me, this problem may be corrected by having the meds compounded into a cream and given topically.  The topical medication has to ordered though, so we're still waiting for it to come in.
We've also had to make the gut-wrenching decision to board Artie at the vet while we're in Michigan. Generally we have a pet-sitter come in and take care of the boys when we go on vacation, and we're still going to do that for Ozzie. Artie is so fragile right now though, we felt it would be best if he was under constant care instead of just having someone pop in for 20 minutes a day. We have never boarded either of our cats and this was a hard decision to make. Our very first vet back in Michigan, when the boys were kittens, told us he never recommend boarding cats as it can be very stressful on them. I know it will indeed be stressful on Artie as he is afraid of strangers and strange places. Artie is my baby and even though I'm not a very religious person, I pray that he sticks around for a while longer. My biggest fear is that he will die while we are gone. =(

Well, enough of this sad stuff. I don't want to start crying again. I cry a lot when Artie is having really bad days. Ed said I shouldn't cry because Artie is still here and instead of crying I should just be thankful for the time we have left with him. I know it's true, but I'm a very emotional person and just can't help it.

I guess that's it for now. I just wanted to stop by and write a little bit. I'll try to be more up to date with this blog in the future.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Story of A Klutz!

The klutz bent down to pick up her cat...She stood back up and smacked right into the overhanging kitchen counter.  Now the klutz has a knot on her head and it hurts.

The klutz made coffee...She forgot to put the lid on her filter basket and brewed a cup full of coffee grounds.  Now the klutz has a mess to clean up where the grounds overflowed inside the machine.

The klutz made a smoothie for her husband's breakfast.  There was some left so the klutz poured it into a glass for herself.  The klutz wasn't careful though and the smoothie poured out too fast and splashed all over the klutz's shirt. Now the klutz hopes all the berry stains will come out.

The klutz wonders why her husband is always calling her a klutz!?!?