Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Books, Thoughts And A Total Lack Of Adventures...

Books...

Almost finished with this...Will leaves his girlfriend Alison in America so that he can study for one year at Oxford. In spite of promises made...Will has a wandering eye...and...anything can happen to their relationship at this point. Love the writing, the story is engrossing and the book is very satisfying.



Thoughts...

I really am pleased with the way I am reading this year...no stresses...no blog tours...less books read but that's ok...I am ok with that!


My total lack of adventures...




I just am not ready to leave Lucy with our sitter yet...she only takes one pill a day now but I watch her constantly...I make sure she eats...I brush her teeth...I brush her coat. I monitor her. I can tell each day whether she feels well or not. Right now...I just can't leave her. She has been such a loving caring kitty...I am her person. She lives to be with me. We have cancelled and postponed and rescheduled trips just to give me more time...but I can not shake the feeling that she will not do well without me. I could let her stay with the vet but then Roxie would be in this big house alone and that's an entirely new stressful matter! I can't even imagine it.



Yesterday Roxie jumped behind the washer in the laundry room and was stuck! This morning she was bouncing off walls...flying down the steps, through the house...knocking pillows from sofas and almost crashing into the sunroom windows.

The very sad thing, too, is seeing Roxie's young muscular active body in comparison to Lucy's more fragile gently aging one...sigh!

I have not traveled in months...seriously...we have given away concert tickets and postponed a few things because of this kitty dilemma. I really don't know what to do and I am sure it has more to do with the way I feel than how they would be if we left them with the sitter for a few days. We probably should start with a short practice trip? But right now I am missing a trip to Florida and a trip to Denver...sigh!

Happy Reading!

12 comments:

  1. I totally understand what you're going through with Lucy. I wouldn't leave sweet little Milou when she was ill.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy...I knew you would get it!

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  2. I hear ya. But it sounds like your doing the right thing. When you're ready.

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  3. Poor Lucy! I dread having to go on vacation now that Riley has hyperthyroidism and needs meds twice a day. I'm seriously considering surgery, but that scares me too. so I don't blame you for canceling plans, but maybe a practice run would be coukd for you.

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    1. Oh??.I feel for you,too, Kate...it is so hard when they are ill! Good luck with Riley!

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  4. It is good to pay attention to your instincts...you know Lucy best, and if you're not sure about leaving her, you probably shouldn't.

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    1. That's such good advice and exactly the way I feel...

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  5. You have to trust your heart snd follow it. No one can decide, but you. How old is Lucy now? What is her prognosis? I understand, and my heart goes out to you. Hug.

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    1. More great advice...my heart tells me to stay with her...

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  6. Sounds like me and my mom! the aged, they need us. is that Finch book still part of the series or a stand alone? love the cover!

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  7. Patty, I'm commenting on your previous post...I totally agree with you about cancelling traveling plans because of Lucy's fragile health. I haven't been very active on the Internet; especially on facebook. Too many stressful health issues since New Year's with my sweet kitty, Mush! I've been back-and-forth with her to Dr. Eric on his (charity clinic day) to check her out...have my own Vet, but could not afford all these blood tests, x-rays, and 3 visits. She has a heart condition, losing weight, and various internal problems (very hard to talk about it, poor thing is tortured with shots, medicine, but is slowly recovering for now, and eating, as well!

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    1. Elisabeth...I am so sorry...I hope you both feel better soon.

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