Sunday, June 19, 2011

One emotional ride

This past week or so has been a time that I will not soon forget. I wondered why I felt like I had been hit by a truck tonight when 2 week's worth of events came crashing down on me. Two weeks ago I took a flip and broke a rib. I spent the next week healing and preparing for my son's wedding. My son was married last Saturday, I turned one year older on Wednesday, we celebrated Father's Day today and on Wednesday my husband retires from 35 years of civil service. I tell ya, we have kept Hallmark in business the last few days and emotions run high around here.

Along with all the family happenings I have been busy with new clients and familiar ones. I am also going into week 2 of caring for our German Shepherd friend, Helma. Am I tired....yep! Am I sore....oh ya! I think someone told me a rib takes 6 weeks to heal. I believe that.

Tomorrow I head up to the Lanark Animal Shelter to photograph some cats. I do my part trying to help find homes for these poor adult cats that get lost amongst the kittens. I know Johnny is still there and would like to check in on him, too.

When our Sierra isn't waiting on the front porch for the mailman she can often be found bothering the next door neighbour's dog, Toby.
This never goes anywhere. She just likes to tease him because she knows he is tied and can't do anything. She is a bit of a brat, ya know. Don't worry about Toby, I brought her home.

Wishing you a fine Monday..
Hugs, Deb


  1. We think you need a long nap on the sofa with a Cat! Um, we'll volunteer...we hear you have mad brushing skillz.

  2. Aunty Deb,
    I agree with Katnip Lounger. I think Toby should be your napmate instead of bothering the neighbour's dog. purrr....meow!

    psst...way to go Toby! teeheehee

  3. Cute! Isn't that just like a cat! (not me of course - I'd never do that!!!) Hope those ribs heal for you soon. Congratulations to the Mr. on his retirement. Tell him M says it's great, but you both need your own space!

  4. Gee I am tired just reading all of this! You take care of yourself after all of this Hallmark Happenings,OK!! Cats are such a tease!

  5. You have a very active life even when you don't have all events clustered together. Please take care. When my ribs were broken, I was told that 6 weeks was an optimistic recovery time usually reserved for the 20' somethings. More realistic would be 8 weeks with strict compliance of rest and activity limitation.
    The more you take care of yourself now, the faster you will heal.
    It hurts my heart that Johnny is still there. The shy cats really fall by the wayside, font they. So, so sad. I must comfort myself by recognizing he is in a safe, loving environment with food and clean water. We will pray his special person will find him.

  6. Wow -- that's a load all at once. I had a broken rib a year and a half ago and it was just terrible. Hard to laugh, sneeze or cough. Hope it heals soon.