Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Update on hanging wire
The last day of February, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Monday, February 26
Which brings me to today - David and I just cannot seem to get going today. It's that wild and crazy Oscar watching that did us in, I guess!! I don't feel fabulous and had a sneezing fit a little while ago that just about put me back in the bed!! Ah, I predict a very allergic spring!! Anyway, we are trying to get out of the house, but so far, it just ain't happenin'. But we have prescriptions to pick up (always!) and I think a trip to the coffee shop is in order, too.
So, everyone have a great afternoon. By the way, this is not my cat, but I do have one that looks identical, except mine has green eyes. But he WOULD get in the dryer in a flash, if he had the chance!!
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Saturday, Feb. 24
Oh, I hear the music to "Lawwwwrence, Lawrence of Arabia". I so do not want to watch that this evening!!! I guess it is on because Peter O'Toole is up for an Oscar tomorrow night. Speaking of the Oscars, Phil is coming over and we are going to have jambalaya that David is making. Yummmmy!! I really don't care who wins, I just want to watch it.
Yesterday at the coffee shop, one of the originators of Pigfest, the music/food fest that we went to in Louisiana in October when Jean was here, was in there and we talked about this coming year's Pigfest. And Jean, he said the "facility" problems that we encountered would be corrected this year!!! Yay!!! No more ditches!!!
Well, I need to go make my tuna fish sandwiches. Now if the power goes out tonight because of this storm, I will be really really ticked off. If the missing bank statements show up, I will be elated. And if nothing happens, I will be grateful.
And that's the way it is, here in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Have a nice evening.
Friday, February 23, 2007
I look like I am waiting for canned cat food!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
So, everyone, have a great evening and I hope that your Thursday will be magnificent!!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Update on Teddie
Tuesday, February 20
Erica is now in third place in the IMPRESS THESE APES show in Chicago. She is not too far behind the one in first place, though, so next week's final challenge needs to knock those apes' socks off! Do apes even wear socks? I'm pretty sure that they do in Chicago.
Other thoughts today - we are very concerned over our little crippled kitten, Teddie. We bathed her and cleaned her up Saturday afternoon, and for a little kit, she certainly is very strong, because she fought us every step of the way. It took us over two hours to to do it! But she has hardly moved since then, not eating or drinking much, which really worries us. If I took her to the vet, they would just probably recommend something we do not want to do, so we are cuddling with her and loving on her. I am going to try to give her some canned cat food today and see if she will be inspired by that. And yes, I know we have other cats and there is certainly no cat shortage in the world, but this is a special kitty. And yes, we have lots of more important stuff to worry about, but we will do all that we can to make her comfortable and happy. You should see her gaze up at David while he is holding her - it is pure adoration. They both benefit from it.
All right. I am getting my birthday facial today. Thanks kiddoes!!! I am looking forward to it immensely. I can't wait to have a hot towel wrapped around my face. Seriously! I can't wait!! Well, I have to wait until 2 this afternoon. I will come out looking 10 years younger! right.
Monday, February 19, 2007
New Flickr account, new blogspot
What are the odds??
SO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DIANA CUTSHALL OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY AND RACHAEL GERDES OF ROUND ROCK, TEXAS!!!!! Cards would have been in the mail today, but there was no mail today!!!! So, they will get sent tomorrow!!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW, GIRLS!!!!!!!
I tried to put a cute picture on here but it doesn't work at the moment. I'm pretty sure it would have been a cat!!!!!! You know, something totally unexpected from me!!!!!!!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I have spent so much of this day trying to gather up stuff for the taxman. We have a ton of medical expenses to claim, so I went through the last year of our bank statements online. The problem is, the print is very small, and I have never been able to see very well out of these bifocals, so that was very strainful to my poor weak eyes. And the bank statements list who you used your debit card with, but NOT who you wrote a check to! So, I got through September, just writing down check numbers, amounts, and when they cleared, but when I went back to check on something, it threw me out! I didn't need to be told twice! ENOUGH ALREADY!! Now we have to go back through the actual paper statements that came in the mail and find out who we wrote the checks to, which won't be easy because, and this is bad, we haven't opened the last 5 months of statements. Seriously. I just go on the website everyday, see what has cleared and what the balance is and go on my merry or most of the time after I see the balance, NOT so merry way!! I will probably try to finish the rest of the year tomorrow, then start matching checks to check numbers. David reminded me that we can claim mileage for medical purposes, so that is a whole other couple of days, since we have to go to Jackson quite often for doctor appointments and scans and other fun stuff dealing with this dang, what am I saying, I mean DAMN disease!!
Anyway, this cat's eyes look like what my eyes feel like!!!!!!!
Happy President's Day!!!!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I think I saw Piglet and Pooh blowing by, it's so blustery!!!!
Good morning, everyone. I hope everyone is fine on this February Saturday. It is not as cold as it has been, but man oh man, that wind is sure blowing! The windchimes are working overtime today!! And it is a very nice continual sound.
We plan to get something accomplished today but David's horoscope ACTUALLY SAID that he would be sitting on the couch watching television, reading, or talking on the phone!!!! He just watched something, and now a friend has called and he is talking on the phone!!! I guess he will be whipping out a book next, don't you imagine?? After I read his, I halfway expected mine to say "you will not get anything that you have planned to do done today because your other half will be on the couch, watching television, reading, or talking on the phone." Seriously. My plan for today is (was?), shave and bathe the matted little kitten, look for tax stuff, hang up a few things, just get some stuff done. BUT, I guess tomorrow his horoscope will say "sleep until noon, get up, read the paper, while your wife has taken care of all of the animals, looked for the tax information, bathed the kitten, and collapsed around 11 a.m."! Those wacky stars!! Oh, speaking of "stars", apparently Britney Spears has shaved her head. And breaking news, Anna Nicole is still dead. Story updated every hour.
The one thing that really needs to happen today is go to the coffee shop. But there is a Mardi Gras parade downtown at 2 so I want to avoid that at all costs. Hopefully, all purple and green will be gone by the time we get down there. Nothing against it, because I really do like the color scheme of purple and green, I just don't want to see the revelers pretending that Vicksburg, MS has a REAL Mardi Gras parade. It is really quite lame. But that's just my opinion.
So, everyone have a good day. Stay warm and safe!
Friday, February 16, 2007
Friday, February 16
Another cold day, but it's Friday, so that is good. I hope that David and I can head to the coffee shop this afternoon for our therapy session!! A good cup o'decaf and a biscotti goes a long way towards perking me up!
Norma's eye is doing well. Fuzzy's eyes are doing well. David has had a couple of weird side effects from the new treatment, but nothing bad. In fact, his feet have been numb for months from one of the treatments and for the first time, he is feeling tingling in them, like they are "waking up". It would be great if this treatment reversed that neuropathy! BONUS side effect!!!
I need to go to the bank so that's all for now. Have a great Friday!
Oh, and wouldn't it be great to see a "painted cat" like this one? I can't imagine getting any of my cats to sit still long enough to do it!! Maybe catnip is involved!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Thursday, February 15
It is so hard to believe that February is halfway over. And yesterday was such a busy busy day. David had his first treatment with this new targeted chemo drug, Vectibix, and luckily, there are no side effects evident yet. This one, as with Erbitux, causes that horrible facial, back, and chest eruptions, which will probably show up in a few days. We are not looking forward to that, needless to say. BUT, we have high hopes for the drug, and sitting there watching it slowly drip, I said a little prayer ("said a little prayer"-Erica knows what that is!!) that this will be the one that really does the trick. The nurse had never administered it before, so she was excited too! We lead such exciting lives!!
But, on top of all of that, my mother-in-law had her other eye's cataract removed, so after chemo and a meal, we went flying out to the hospital and she wasn't even out of surgery yet! We got her car, took it to her house, I brought David back here, called Erica to check on Fuzzy, who had lasik surgery on both eyes yesterday, went back to the hospital, got Norma, took her home, and then was going to go to the grocery store for my mother and us, but I just couldn't do it. It was so cold, I was so tired (I had been up since 4 a.m.) and we ended up at the coffee shop, the most therapeutic place in town! Then my sweet husband, as a Valentine gift to me, let me come home and HE went to the grocery store and picked us up some supper!! So, I should RIGHT NOW be tending to my animals in this 28 degree weather because I need to take the groceries to mom and then go get Norma and take her to the doctor by 10!!! LAWSEY Y'ALL!!! I so need cloning!!!!
Fuzzy is doing well, having some pain yesterday afternoon, but he just needed to sleep and hopefully, he is fine and dandy today. And Katie has apparently had a bad cold this week, so I hope that she is doing much better today. Everyone is traveling this weekend, except us, so BE CAREFUL!! The farthest I am going is to, you guessed it, the coffee shop!!!!!!
So I had better get a move on!! Everyone have a great day!!!!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Kate O'Leary's Valentine
Kate O'Leary, one of Fuzzy and Erica's best friends (she was in their wedding and designed the invitations and thank you cards) has designed this unusual Valentine. She is now living in Japan for several months, but thank goodness for the internet, we get to see this cute little picture. I believe that if you go to her website, and I don't know how to include links so I guess you can just google her, you can order cards that she has designed. It is too late to get this one, but now everyone can see it!
David just came home with Wendy's combo meals for lunch and it is lovely out, so we are going to eat on the deck!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Today David and I had a lovely lunch with Cheryl and her father. And of course, I ate more food than I needed to, but it was good!! Thanks, Cheryl, we really enjoyed it!!
The picture just seemed appropriate - that is how the week is beginning to look, flying right at us, so we better watch out and not get scratched!!!
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Hello out there in blogger land!
As Dr. Graham said, he was disappointed, but not discouraged. There are no more growths, but the ones that were already there have grown, a couple of them, considerably. BUT, there is a new chemo drug that has just been approved and David will start it next week. The doctor was walking out the door and I reminded him that David had already beaten the odds and he turned around and smiled and said that it was remarkable. Isn't that nice? So, while the results could have been better, they sure could have been a whole lot worse!!! We're in it to win it!!! Now, maybe I won't be having such crushing stomach pain for a couple of months. The next scan is May 10, so I expect it will be back a couple of weeks before that, but in the meantime, I hope I can stay calm. Like I said, having Jean here has helped tremendously. She leaves on Saturday and I hate that, but her dad and her dog need her and she needs them. And I am going to try to keep getting out and getting my mind off of things. That will help.
I will be getting a cat trap this weekend to try to catch these feral cats that are howling around the neighborhood. They aren't as bad as they were the other day, and I love me some kitties, but these tomcats are wreaking havoc with my good little cats and marking their territory EVERYWHERE!!! If I can catch the female who has attracted all of these admirers, the toms will probably go away. Shoot, I halfway expect Pepe LePew to come around with his "ack acks of love"!!!!!
Okay, that is all for now. It was so beautiful yesterday, 71 degrees, now it is very cold and will be cold all weekend. I would love it to be 75 all year round. It sure would save on utility bills.
Have a great day!!
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Weensie Birthday Wish
Friday, February 02, 2007
Happy Groundhog Day!
Okay, these are NOT pictures of a groundhog on fire. The groundhog is predicting an early spring this year. As I mentioned to Erica in an email, I have mixed emotions about that because we only have a couple of days of spring, then it is 90 plus degrees and I am not ready for that yet. We'll just have to wait and see!
The pictures above are of barges burning on the river last night. Apparently one hit the Mississippi River Bridge and then burst into flames, then hit two more barges and they caught on fire. I wanted to ride up and look, since we live so close, but David didn't feel like it, plus they probably did have the whole area closed off to keep people just like me from being in the way!! Luckily, no one was killed or injured, which is amazing, but you know that the first barge's owner is chin deep in lawyers and insurance companies today!! I smell a big lawsuit coming from this incident! Norma is taking me to lunch today to celebrate my birthday, because we are all going to be watching the Super Bowl on my actual birthday. I need to do some more cleaning before tomorrow when Jean is coming in. We are going to the airport to get her in the late morning and then just shlepp around Jackson for the rest of the afternoon. I have a couple of birthday coupons that I can cash in for free stuff!!
AND, tomorrow is Fuzzy's birthday!! They have shows tomorrow night but apparently a bunch of the friends are getting together afterwards to celebrate his big day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FUZZY!!!!!
And Happy Birthday tomorrow to Susannah, in Texas. She and I are the same age, so she is a young woman!!!! Have a great day, Susannah!!!
February is a great month. My birthday, Katie's mother's birthday, Fuzzy's mother's birthday! I think that is pretty neat, all of us moms connected by our kids. And to celebrate our birthstone, I am reading a book AMETHYST DREAMS! Coincidence? I think not!!
Enough already!!! Have a great day!!!
P. S. These photos were taken by Paul Ingram. Now, Paul and I went to school together from day one. He is now a successful businessman here in Vicksburg.