Thursday, August 7, 2008

Can I get a rewind button?

The kind that lets you rewind anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes of your life but not the lesson you just learned. The kind that will keep you from knocking a bottle of lotion off the dresser onto your toe causing great(and I mean GREAT and longlasting) pain. Also the kind that will rewind to the part of your afghan you are about to mess up on so you can "not" make the mistake. Bigtime mess up, it has been frogged within an inch of its life. One that would also rewind to let you put the dogs in their kennel about an hour later than you did the first time so they can do their business and not bark all. night. long. because they have to "go". That's the kind of button I want.

I did finally drag myself to the neighborhood non-emergency walk-in clinic to spend 3 hours sitting. And redoing some rows on the aforementioned frogged afghan. It is good news because I might not/probably don't have an ear infection(it was too swollen to tell) but bad news because I have "significant" amounts of mucus in my sinuses that isn't draining very well. This is why it feels like there's a boiled egg shoved in my right ear. I also have "significant" chest congestion(that I haven't even noticed) and a raspy sound in my lungs. So, I'm on these horrible chewable suda-something tablets(holy cow they are NASTY, but the other option was a shot), and antibiotics because I might have a lung infection. That was $100 well spent. I do believe a nap is in my near future.

This means, of course, that I'm letting myself off the hook for any and all housework(can you say PARTAY!) except for cooking and folding some laundry. We're having pinto soup beans and "fried" cabbage(which is just cabbage cooked in a small amount of buttered water) and tuna salad sandwiches. The cabbage, believe it or not, was requested by Sarah. She's so smart!

And in other news:

(my mom with one of three new kitties-this is the male baby)

Several weeks ago my mom's sweet Nancy cat decided to escape and, sadly, hasn't been seen since. Her sister Sissy was missing her badly so mom adopted two sibling babies from their local no-kill shelter. They arrived a few days ago but are too busy having fun to let anyone take many pictures. Yesterday their longtime neighbor moved to go live closer to her family in another state. She left mom with her 5 or 6 year-old kitty Priscilla, a fat, fluffy, calico. I am awaiting pics of the female baby and Priscilla. The new babies don't have names yet, Flossie and Freddy were what my mom had wanted at first but they didn't fit. I suggested Bert and Earnie(for Albert and Earnestine) and that went over a bit better. If you have any suggestions for the two babies(they look very much alike, one of each sex) please leave a comment!!! Mom reads the blog and would love to have help getting the perfect names for these two. She says they are very loving, very used to people and extremely playful. We here at the Sonier house are a wee bit jealous(well 4 of the 5 of us are-guess who isn't, lol).


Anet said...

When I was younger I had a calico and her brother who was grey with white boots. I called them Mork and Mindy. Mork looked liked he was wearing a space suit!
Hope your meds. help you feel better:)

Chickenbells said...

Oh you poor thing! I hope that nasty medication helps everything calm down. Have you ever tried Nutri-Biotic? It's very very nasty...grapefruit seed comes in syrup or pill form, but works wonders. The syrup can be taken every hour (8-10 drops in water...don't do it straight or you'll never recover your taste buds!) it is amazing stuff and one of my favorite things in the matter how awful it tastes!

The new kitty baby is adorable...

Anonymous said...

How about a family name, Bill and Matelda?

Old School Acres said...

Hmmmmm...we are missing 2 of our little yellow and white kitties. Have you been to my house recently? Hmmmmm????

The kitten is adorable. She sure would fit in with our new batch, huh?

Jeanne said...

Well I am so glad you went to the doctor/clinic. You needed meds girl. I hope you are feeling better. I hate shots too. I never look at the needle. Is that like putting your head in the sand. smile. About the kittens. How about Jolly and Molly?

Take care of yourself, Jeanne