what i did over my thanksgiving vacation
well, lets see, where to start.....
i know! start last monday when the headache happened. i woke up monday with a bad sinus/tension headache and nothing i could do or take made it go away. it lasted til friday morning. i got behind on my baking because of this and didnt leave for san antonio til almost noon on tday. while loading the car, i dropped the glass ornament wreath i had made for shanna. then i get there and it is me and my mom and shanna and drew (her fiance) and two of my sister's kids and will, drew's son (10) and drew's brother and sil (greg and lisa) (grrrrrrr) and their two kids (allison -4 and emily -eight) and drews parents, bill and carol and a friend of my sister's son, ian (who made the gravy and sweeties). ALLISON DID NOTHING ALL WEEKEND BUT CRY HYSTERICALLY IF YOU LOOKED AT HER SIDEWAYS, AND EMILY WAS SICK. WE FOUND OUT ON FRIDAY THAT SHE HAD STREP. THIS WAS, OF COURSE, AFTER WE HAD ALL HELD HER AND ETC...
i got there about 430. we sat down around 5. around 530, just as i was about to go hit the buffet for 2nds for me and bill, drew starts coughing. blood. this goes on for an hour with calls to doctor services. my dessert thunder was totally stolen!! anyway, 4 hours later the emergency room doctor announces that drew has a nose bleed only it is so far up his passages that it is going down his throat rather than out his nostrils. i had the task of keeping will and carol calm and so we were outside gathering pecans. while out there, we see a kitty. will tells me that he has seen her all week. she is homeless, underfed and DECLAWED!@!!!!!&*&*^^%%
carol is as much a cat sap as i am, so she goes and gets her purse and goes to the the store and gets some food for the kitty. she is just a love kitty. total purr monster. well, shanna is allergic, so we couldnt bring her inside, but i had a cat carrier in my car so we made her a "home" on the porch and fed her etc. will named her GINGERBREAD cuz he liked mine and she is orange and brown and black.
after tons of calling, my friend jack has agreed to take her, so i was going to drop her off in austin on my way home yesterday. HE had a hospital emergency with his mother (who was in austin from dallas for the holidays after having just undergone a double mastectomy a month ago). i dont know any of the deets, but the bottom line was that he wasnt home to take cat, so cat came home with me. she sat in my lap for 4 1/2 hours just a purrrrrrrring. except when a big truck went by then she screamed bloody murder! she spent last night in the bathroom and in about an hour is going to the vet for a checkup. she has been endowed by bill and carol. caroll sent me home with $100 and the understanding that they wanted to pay for any costs whomever has the cat incurs. aint that sweet!!
anyway, my friend jack is supposed to come get her at the end of the week, but i will believe it when i see it. i really really DO NOT NEED FOUR CATS, but if i have her for a week, chances are so slim i am going to be willing to part with her! weve just returned from the vets office who gave her a clean bill of health. she is now in the bathroom sulking as cats are wont to do apres vet visits.
i was supposed to decorate tmy sisters house, but other than the two trees inside, i couldnt do anything, because i couldnt hang the outside lights as i was forbidden to use anything other than tape on the surface of the house and scotch tape doesnt stick to stucco. am going back this next weekend with a new battle plan!
just kill me now.
"Elfworks is right." *Jeff Westover
HAVE SPATULA. WILL TRAVEL......
OH HAPPY DAY! THE END OF KAKISTOCRACY IS HERE!!
"NO, NO, NO ! I mean JINGLE BELLS ! You know... Santa Claus and Ho Ho Ho and Mistletoe and presents to pretty girls..." * Lucy Van Pelt
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" * Lucy Van Pelt