Thursday, December 22, 2005

Witty Schmitty Pretty Kitty

I know most of my posts lately have been short and not very witty. Well, it has been quite a roller coaster around here, so I have mostly posted short cute things. This is mostly for myself, of course. It is a way of keeping one foot on solid ground, and not disappearing entirely. Some people have asked me why not keep a private journal, why blog? I don't know. I like the spontaneity of it. I like the idea that I can write what I want, and my friend and family can read it, as well as random visitors. I like getting my thoughts *out there.* But if you really want to know, here goes.....(read at your own risk)

  • I don't like cleaning up bird guts
  • I found a squirrel tail on my porch, don't know where the rest is
  • I have been washing my hands 10,000 times a day in between wiping ooey gooey Little Sister's nose. As a result of her not feeling quite up to herself, she has been wanting to nurse more lately. Also, with a stuffy nose she is not resting well, hence no real nap for her lately. Last night she slept half the night half sitting up laying across my chest (no kidding)
  • Yesterday, Dancer Girl woke up with a cough (striking fear in me after previous years bouts with bronchitis and almost pneumonia, breathing treatments, etc etc)
  • Today, I woke up with a cough. That means all out war.
  • My mom is getting over something called mycoplasma pneumonia, which she apparently had at Thanksgiving but she didn't know. As a result, Long Hair Daddy got sick, and slept at his office most of the month to keep us from getting sick.
  • We were very thankful to have a wonderful new to us van for approximately 3 weeks before the transmission fell out. Ok, not really, but it is currently at Transmission Hospital waiting for the ok to do the $2,000+ transplant. Let's just say that that was *not* in the Christmas budget.
  • Over the last 2 years I have had to talk about death a lot to little Dancer Girl after our pretty Ashley kitty got hit by a car. We were crying in bed last night missing her and remembering how she used to take naps with Dancer Girl in her little toddler bed.

So, in conclusion, I have decided not to bore you or anyone else mostly with the negative junk that happens, unless it is very funny. Let me try to think of some things I am thankful for....

  • A wonderful, loving, helpful husband
  • A terrific, supportive family
  • Beautiful, strong, healthy daughters
  • Electricity, heat, warm water, tv, dvd, computer, etc
  • Hot tea
  • Bathtubs
  • Paved roads
  • Cell phones
  • Baby Jesus
  • Instant messaging
  • A good God who takes care of us
  • Good friends
  • Telephones
  • Pizza
  • Our beautiful cat Ashley, who is in Kitty Heaven

Ok, I'll stop there. How 'bout you tell me 5 things you are thankful for.


Motherkitty said...

Your list sounds so sorrowful. As a mother, I want to take it all away, to make it all better, but you know that's not possible. That's not my job. My job is to love and support you, to serve nice, hot meals when I can, and to sing songs to my granddaughters.

My short list of things I am thankful for follows:

1. Waking up this morning.
2. Having a wonderful family that I love dearly.
3. Having relatively good health.
4. Knowing that I can be a good and nice person.
5. Having love in my heart for everyone.

In addition, my long list includes:
6. Recognizing that we are only here for a short span, so appreciating every minute of our Heaven on Earth.
7. Having two lovely granddaughters to love and cherish.
8. Having a loving, supportive husband who puts up with my nonsense and who I put up with his nonsense (that's what marriage is all about).
9. Having eyes to see the beauty of this world.
10. Having ears to hear the music of this world (including kitty meows and whale song).

I could go on and one because I'm very thankful I'm alive and able to tell you all about it.

judypatooote said...

As your mom said, you never get over wanting to make everything better for your kids.....This past March I lost my granddaughter Alison to cancer...she was 17. My daughter, I don't know how she made it.....I wanted so bad to make everything bad go away...She has a blog called Postcards from the Ledge.....and her previous blog was called Lessons learned along the Scenic Route of Purgatory, it was with tblog....That is the one that she wrote when Ali was so sick....She is a very good writer and you might like to check it out....You can get to it through by blog.... So Alipurr, I think it is wonderful that you can write your feelings. Blogging I feel it helps people get through whatever they are going through.....and it is a great place to vent.....

Thankful for:
1. my children
2. grandchildren
3. my health
4. roof over my head
5. my dog Max

I could go on, but I think I rattled on long enought....have a Great Christmas Day.......