Thursday, January 29, 2009

Under the Weather

I'm missing the Body Flow class this evening. I am just feeling a bit under the weather. I have a queasy stomach, an aching head, a sore throat, and the beginnings of the sniffles. I hate missing that class, but I will catch up with it on Saturday morning (I hope). Its been a long week. Work has been harder than usual. I keep telling myself to be grateful that I have a job. A lot of people don't, and they would be more than happy to take my place, my paycheck, and my benefits. I know that. We've been hearing some things on the news and through the grapevine that our workplace is in a bit of financial trouble. That changes are on the way. It makes me nervous. Who knows what the future holds? Worrying won't help anything, so I am trying to stay focused on the here and now. Today I have a job. Everything will be just fine.

I've been worried about Vixen today, too. She has felt so bad since that shot yesterday. She hid in her favorite hiding spot under the chair ALL day long. She meowed whenever I tried to pick her up, and her little body felt hot, like she was running a fever. She finally came out from under the chair about an hour ago and ate a little bit of dinner. My girl doesn't usually refuse food, so it was alarming to see her breakfast go untouched. She's up on the couch now, and she feels cooler to the touch. I think her fever finally broke. She's still sleepy and lethargic, but I think (hope) the worst is over for her. Darn those stupid shots. I know they are necessary, but they make her feel so awful.

Ok, I will be fine. I am going to go to bed early, and hopefully Vixen and I will both be back to normal by tomorrow. After all, its Friday. I am looking forward to the weekend!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Poor Vixen

I took Vixen to the vet this afternoon for another round of her kitten shots. They make her feel so bad. Poor baby. She is curled up and asleep beside me right now. One thing that surprised me was that the vet has determined that she is not quite old enough for the rabies shot. She could tell by the number of adult teeth that Vixen has. Which means that she was even younger than we thought when Bruce found her. The vet now speculates that she probably wasn't more than a month old. Not really old enough to be away from her mother. Its a miracle that she survived. She was so starved that she ate solid food anyway. I keep wondering just how in the world such a tiny little cat came to be out there in the middle of nowhere all by herself. She had clearly been there for a while, because she was nothing but a little bag of bones.

Anyway, she is one lucky little kitty. She didn't think so on the way to the vet's office today (she hated the pet carrier AND the ride in the car). But she's healthy and growing fast. We go back in a couple of weeks for the rabies shot. They feel like she will be old enough by then. Maybe I can get Bruce to take her this time, so I won't always have to be the bad guy. It broke my heart to hear her pitiful meow's and see her reaching out of the carrier with her little paws. She did that the whole way to and from the vet, like she was reaching out for me to save her. We are both glad to be back home again.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I'm feeling a bit gloomy lately. Nothing is wrong really. Its probably this icky weather. We've had gray, drizzly, rainy days for what seems like forever. A little bit of sunshine would probably raise my spirits some. I just want to curl up for a nap with the kitty.

In the meantime, while we all wait on the sun to reappear, I've gotten addicted to "Lexulous" on Facebook. Its an online version of Scrabble. I've been playing it with the kids. It allows you to continue an ongoing game, so its possible to walk away and come back and start back where you left off. Some of our games have gone on for several days, taking our turns whenever time allows. Erica got together with her friends this past weekend to have a few beers and they all sat around together with their computers playing this game....haha. That cracks me up for some reason. To get together with friends only to sit around and challenge each other with laptops. But I totally see the advantages. You can play around with your letters, optimize your points by seeing which spaces are worth the most....its easier than regular board Scrabble.

So, yeah, I wish I had something fun or amazing to write about, but I got nothing.