Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

It is a sunny, cold day here in upstate NY. I am thankful for my son, my sister, my brother, my wonderful kitties, my friends and extended family too. My Thelma kitty is in the midst of a health problem, a tumor on her paw, it must be removed. So I'm praying that it is not malignant...but all in all, this is a good day, much to be thankful for....good food, good family, good friends.....when so many in the world are without even the basic necessities of life. Prayers for the world, and prayers of gratitude for what I do have today.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day off from work

YAYYY!!! I'm not at work, on a Friday in August. Even though I have appointments today for my Sweetpea kitty and me, it is lovely not to be in the workday grind. Little bits of samples of what retirement may be like next year...that's what days off are to me. Maybe I'll work part time, but this 5 days every week, all day plus the commute from Schenectady to Albany and back is beating me down daily. My poor body is begging for relief!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Home sick until next Monday

Home with miserable sinus infection, bronchitis and asthma. Glad I went to the dr. yesterday, was headed to pneumonia, now on the right meds. Pushing fluids, drinking herbal teas with honey, not very hungry yet. Very tired, so glad for my 2 kitties, good company.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

We are a 2 cat family again

We are a 2 cat family again. I had 2 wonderful cats, Thelma and Louise, since getting them from my son in November 2007. Louise had to be euthanized last December, due to liver disease. So for about 8 months it has been just Thelma and me. But I have adopted the sweet little stray that has been living in my backyard since May. I have been providing food and water daily, trying to decide my next move, before the coming of cold weather. After driving my friends and family crazy dithering about this, I tried picking her up last Friday evening. SUCCESS! On Monday evening, after work, I brought her inside. On Thursday, my wonderful vet checked her out and gave her the necessary shots. She has adapted beautifully, some hissing and growling, to be sure, between Thelly and Sweetpea. That's the name I gave her, quite a while ago. Last night, both kitties slept on my bed with me, one at each end of the bed. I am so delighted to have this sweetie in the family!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day off from work

I am so happy to not be at work, needed a break, even this small one. 2 doctor appointments in  one day, but still, not at work! :~) I also have 8/30 and 8/31 off, to make a nice long Labor Day weekend. SWEET! Hope to get to the track at Saratoga at least once this season.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Well - I had surgery on my left sinus last Thursday, 2/16/12. The recovery is agonizingly slow. It is the dreadful drainage that is most annoying. And because I'm such a chicken about medical issues, I resorted to calling my doctor's service twice over the weekend, for reassurance. Both doctors were most kind and understanding, responded to my questions and neither made me feel like an over reacting idiot, thank goodness. I am out of work for a minimum of a week, my post-op checkup is tomorrow afternoon. I find out then if I return to work on Thursday or Friday. I am a big wuss, I know. But I have to vent somewhere, where better than my blog and good old FB?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Well, finally! I could not figure out how to get new posts in to my blog after Google +. I am now the grandmother of one adored kitty, my Louise passed away in 12/11. So, now it's just Thelly and me. I am still a left-wing  liberal, old hippie chick, no changes there. I am relaxing at home on this cold January day, playing on the computer and listening to NPR on WAMC, my local public radio station. Nothing very exciting, just comfortable and content.