{June 24, 2013}   Laugh Til You Cry

I did. This video had me laughing so hard! I can always count on YouTube to provide me with a good laugh!

{February 20, 2013}   Status: Soon-To-Be Cat Lady

Guess who came home with me when I finished house sitting? That cute, loving, adorable cat, Stubby:


Stubby stealing my heating pad and burying his head under my butt.

His name is Stubby because he’s a Maine Coon Cat and the breeders cut his tail off to a little stub when he was a tiny kitten. I think that’s cruel, myself. But it’s cute because his little stub does a little wiggle. He and Babe are trying to establish the Alpha at this point so they’re not really getting along. It seems they decide to fight most in the middle of the night when they both want to be in bed with me… ugh.

My little “relaxing” weekend didn’t go as planned. It was still relaxing, though. I didn’t read as much as I had planned to read… because I spent most of the weekend watching the full seasons of The L Word on my Kindle. So it was still a good weekend.

On Sunday we had three first alarms, two of them at the same time. All turned out to be simple calls, but it made for a hectic afternoon and evening. Since my lazy weekend I’ve had trouble getting my ass in gear. I went to physical therapy on Monday and it killed me. I haven’t been to any calls since then and I feigned a headache to skip out on my meeting at the hospital last night. I have a feeling my EMS coordinator is probably going to give me a hard time the next time I do show up but even that isn’t enough motivation for me to get my shit together. I get the feeling that I’m really screwing up. To top it all off, I lost my insurance so I’m quitting physical therapy ($210/week). Another issue with physical therapy is I’m very attracted to my physical therapist and we all know how that ended for me last time. Maybe I have a weird fetish for PT’s? All I know is I both can’t stand to spend those two hours per week with her and I can’t wait until the next appointment. Sigh.

Tonight I have enough motivation to go play some board and card games. Maybe it’s just responsibility that I’m having a hard time grasping right now?


{October 4, 2012}   Rain, Illness & Snuggles

I awoke to a cold, rainy day and a pounding headache. To top it off, I have a sick six-year-old home from school today. She’s been sleeping on the couch off and on all day, so I’ve been eating up the snuggles that my cat, Babe, has to offer. There’s something so calming and peaceful about Babe cradled in the nook of my arm like a baby actively dreaming. I’ve been watching her whiskers twitch and feeling her paws open and close on the back of my hand. I can just imagine what she’s dreaming about… hunting a mouse, playing with the kids or chasing one of her toys.

Babe was three years old when I adopted her from a Humane Society four years ago. I remember the day I brought her home to live with me. She was very skid-dish and the first this she did when I set her on the floor was find a place to hide. She hid for hours before she would come out to eat a few bites of food and use her litter box, only to quickly go back into hiding. She behaved this way for weeks and then all of a sudden one night, she climbed into my bed, burrowed under the blankets and slept curled up against my thighs. That was the end of her shy days. From then on she was jumping in anyone’s lap who was sitting, she followed me from room to room, even sitting on the edge of the bathtub while I showered. When I think back on the amazing, over-night transformation that Babe accomplished I am in awe. I love her like a child.

Anyway, my point is: The perfect cure for feeling under the weather on a depressing, rainy day is snuggling with your best friend.  Yes folks, I will be a crazy cat lady. I’m almost there, just need a few more cats 😉


That’s rather surprising, considering…

My Babe

I fell asleep around four this morning, only to be awakened at seven forty-five this morning by my cat, Babe, who was opening and slamming closed cupboard doors that are against the other side of my bedroom wall. As soon as she heard me get out of bed, she came running, wanting me to pet her and hold her and go back to bed with her. She usually only opens the cupboard doors when she wants attention when we’re in the same room as her, but ignoring her. This morning was a first. I hope it doesn’t get repeated. Now she’s curled up on my desk next to my laptop… sound asleep. I feel like poking her every five minutes to wake her up. Hahaha.

I am (hopefully) taking today off from doing anything. I’m hurting and I have a busy two days coming up. Tomorrow I’m taking my friend to a distant hospital for her follow-up appointment after her last surgery. I’ll spend about four hours in the car, if not more because it’s Friday and everyone will be headed North for the weekend as we try and make our way back home. And we’ll spend approximately an hour to an hour and a half in the surgeons office.

Now, on Saturday I’m helping another friend out with a charity event. I’ll be ‘working’ it from six in the morning til eight at night. That’s fourteen long hours of dealing with people and being “chatty”. I hope I’m able to do it. I’ll have to stock up on coffee, Ativan and Bayer Back & Body.

I really hope that the way my body is hurting today is not a preview of what it will be like tomorrow or Saturday. That would suck.

{February 18, 2012}   Hanging In There

I’m at my friends house dog-sitting. So far, I’m hanging in there. Of course, she and her husband are working twelve hour shifts today and tomorrow so it’s just me, the dog and the cat. The dog and I walked around the block bright and early this morning, after he kept me awake all night with his flopping around the bed. Haha. The walk went well, we only saw one other person and two other dogs. I actually feel pretty good about it and am thinking of walking him around the block a few times today rather than just taking him outside to do his thing. It’s funny- this dog is smaller than my cat, Babe. But that’s perfect, considering the recent procedure on my neck, back and shoulder.

I’ve only had to take two of my anxiety pills between yesterday and now. Hopefully I can keep this up!

et cetera