i swear i'm going to try to make this short today .. i have a ton of work piling up from the office and my next chemo date is coming up too quickly for my comfort .. in the past few days i've been using up all available energy writing in my journal and calling my mom and family .. today i need to refocus and get some office work done as those deadlines are approaching very quickly!!
sister, Susie came to rescue me yesterday .. removing all the leftovers
from my fridge (since i simply cannot stand the smell of food in my
fridge) and then she went to work on my to-do list and did the rest of
my shopping while i slept .. can you believe what a gracious host i am?
she drives 40 minutes, arrives bearing gifts and housecleaning supplies
and i take a nap lol
which is odd, because when i'm alone, i
cannot nap .. i rest, i close my eyes, but if i don't take an
anti-anxiety pill, there is NO way i can nap .. unless there is someone
else in my house
and my house is spotless ::big sigh of relief::
not that i was some super extraordinary housekeeper before all of this
.. but at least before, i would have cleaned up before my sister arrived
y'all know i adopt homeless cats right? y'all know that all
the cats were born and raised outside before i got my hands on them ..
not one indoor cat owns me .. the oldest of our cats, momma skittles,
removed the metal grating from the vent in the laundry room and now all
the cats use it as a kitty door .. and they all come and go as they
well, except our big boy, Mocha Stud .. he's probably
close to 35 pounds now and can't get his huge ass through the tiny vent
hole .. so he stands outside my window and calls me to open the door
should he want to sleep on my bed for a few days :)
and y'all know that i live in a orchard right?
.. down there .. the orchard i live in is at the upper left corner ..
and just so you're not fooled into believing i live in the boonies ..
i've made sure and included the nearest freeway interchanges (we call
those which-way-bridges in my family lol)
oh .. and if you want your own map .. you can download the coolest program free from http://earth.google.com/
well my kitties keep the orchards clear of vermin, varmints and critters
months after i moved into our tiny little cottage, the prior resident
stopped by .. oh so casually he asks "so what do you think of all the
mice?" .. "MICE?" i wailed? come to find out, when he was living here
(and before my next door neighbor was the proud owner of 10 cats that
they no longer wanted) he goes on to tell me that when he lived in my
cottage, they would get 20 - 30 mice a day running through .. i've been
here 5 years and have had ZERO live ones run through .. i do however
have to deal with dead ones, parts of dead ones and those smart ones
that just "play dead" until i rescue them .. thankfully we've had no
activity in the pest area since my chemo started
morning when i discovered critter parts in my kitchen, i freaked out ..
100% total hysteria .. i think i even threatened to kill my cats .. so
Sister Susie calmed me down, had me throw a towel over the creature ..
and immediately, momma, who is also known as the "feline shredder" runs
over thinking "OH Goody !! more paper for me to shred !!"
i have a picture of shredder momma .. she got ahold of a paper bag,
shredded it so carefully and then made a bed out of it lol
so i scream and then grab a bowl to throw over the entire mess until my sister could arrive a few hours later
.. by the way .. Susie? if you're reading this, there is yet another
critter this morning .. not parts .. the entire huge friggin creature ..
on my kitchen rug .. and i don't know if he's dead cause he's not in
parts .. but he's safely (?) covered by tupperware so in case he IS
still alive he'll be fresh by the time i can find someone to rescue me
::sigh:: yet again
my niece Sue-Sue (no, thats her nickname .. to
distinguish her from Aunt Susie and wife-in-ex-law Suzan) dropped by
yesterday afternoon since they were driving right by my house so i
called and asked them to drop by .. she had my nephew Michael, his
friend, and her son Ty-Ty
(Sue-Sue and my other niece Jen are the daughters of Aunt Susie's fraternal twin sister, Charlene)
yes, i know this gets complicated .. but i DO have 7 siblings so it will get even more complicated lol
even made sure and got my nieces permission to put a picture of her in
myjournal .. (hehe .. she just didn't say EXACTLY which picture i could
put so i left it to my own discretion)
i've decided to post 2 pictures .. the first, i am smiling, she's not smiling but looking all cute and stuff
second picture, i look like a creature from a scary movie BUT the
camera caught her laughing at something .. i think she looks better when
she is smiling so i included that picture too
had thoughts of just editing myself out of the picture so y'all
wouldn't have to see how ill looking i've become in the past 10 days ..
but ya know .. thats how i look ::shrugging:: i may as well get used to
it i guess and besides .. i can delete comments that are unflattering
oh, and before i end this journal entry cause i'm getting a
migraine in my right eye and i can barely make out letters any longer..
here is a cute pic (hope you can make it out) of my nieces son, and
friend, playing a weird form of Twister :)
oh .. no cancer or chemo talk today .. i'll make sure and fill y'all in on all those wonderful details later :) xoxoxox