Thursday, May 17, 2007

ISO of cheese to go with my whine

Warning! Kvetching ahead. Duck and cover if you know what's good for you.

So much stuff has happened recently and its hard to know which end is up most days. The Tech tragedy was bad enough and while I know I wasn't directly affected, I WAS directly affected. Add to that coming home from spring break to the sad news from our friends who were pet sitting that one of our beloved fluffy-butt guinea pigs had passed on to the other side. She was 6 so I'm sure that it was old age but it was still a sad moment for all of us. Needless to say, I've been a puddle of nonstop tears for the last month.

The canine fluffy-butt, Mavis, came home from the kennel after spring break having a hard time getting around and I can tell that her back legs are bothering her. We're giving her pet meds and trying to keep her off all of the stairs but I fear that her time with us is growing short. She's 14 and has had great health most of her life so we feel blessed that we've had her as long as we have. But I'm having a hard time envisioning the day my sweetie won't be there to greet me at the door.

And the other fluffy-butt piggie has been sick for the last two weeks with some mysterious illness that has left her back legs swollen. The vet has run a bagillion tests, she too is on MANY pet meds and is only marginally better. I literally fall apart when small animals and kids are suffering so this trifecta has nearly done me in. Guess I'm just a whimp like that.

Work is kicking my butt and I'm on the road every week from now until August. Gas prices rose 10 - 20 cents in the time I drove the kids to school and back home this morning. The vet bill. OY the vet bill. My joints are inflammed again for no apparent reason so its hard to exercise. I'm on the pill again to get my hormones back on track. So far, its not working so great. Thanks to the pill, my hoohas are ginormous. And I'm fat and summer's right around the corner. Yeah, I need a huge slab of cheese for all of this whine.

Okay, now that's off my chest. Yes, I am able to see the silver lining of life every now and again. I have wonderful friends, most of them fiber friends. They keep me sane and feed my fiber addiction. Sedalia and Maryland Sheep and Wool were wonderful again this year and I've got the goods to prove it (more in another post I'm afraid). My family is doing well and have been so very loving. Got to see Mom, Dad and Grandma last weekend. All of the Things gave me a SpaVA gift certificate for Mother's Day (pedi, mani & massage here I come). I wake up every day to the song of birds, the warmth of the sun and surrounded by the love of my family. I am grateful for so very much. I'm just having a hard time digging out of the dumps right now.

So I'll try to come up for air every so often and post a little something. But don't be surprised if I'm MIA for big chunks of time. I AM knitting and spinning and I promise to show you soon what I've been up to.

9 comments:

WandaWoman said...

Oh, my goodness, poor you. You've definitely had a lot of stuff going on. I still want to hear from you, but understand if you're busy, sad, etc. Hope the pets are okay and that you come out of the dumps soon. Take care and enjoy the summer!

mel said...

Meh! It doesn't make you a wimp - Animals and kids can't tell us what's wrong, it IS heartwrenching!! I can totally sympathize. I'm so sorry about your lost piggie, so sad. Hang in there, I hope both you and your furry ones are feeling better soon.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I totally understand. Life makes us go crazy sometimes with a bunch of changes in our cards. Big bunny hugs to you from this VA Hokie in New England!
=:8

KnitNana said...

I'll tell you what - this had been a really tough spring all around. You aren't alone! And inflammation in the joints is similar to the fibro/Lupus flare I've been having so I can sympathize THERE, too! So sorry to hear about your furry friends...

I'm glad the fiber stuff is good! And whoohoo - you got to go to MDS&W!
(((hugs)))

sahara said...

It's hard to see a pet ill, knowing time's getting short. I know when Felix, my cat passes, I'm gonna be a wreck for a while. Do you have pet insurance?

I'm glad you can see the silver lining, though––it helps you to keep going. I'll send out prayers and positive thoughts.

Dana said...

I was so sorry to read about your guinea pig. We have a "tortie" and she's very much a member of our family. You are not a whimp...you're an animal lover. I hope life improves for you in quick order and I'm sending good thoughts and wishes your way.

cate said...

Hang in there! You can kvetch anytime you want. c

eyeleen said...

Oh, I hope things get better for you and your furry family!

Kimberly said...

Wishing you good times ahead!

Looking forward to hearing from you whenever you feel like posting.