Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday Already??

You own a dog but you feed a cat. ~Jenny de Vries

You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals. ~George Mikes


How can it be Thursday already? Where did the week go? My DH wasn't just off last Friday (he works a four day work week), but also Monday AND Tuesday. I am so messed up... *sigh*

First off, Breeann is doing quite well. I'm not sure what set her off on her little vomiting spree, but there were no blockages on the x-rays and her blood tests came back clean. Well... except for one little problem: her kidney enzymes were elevated. Under normal circumstances, the doc would attribute that to the dehydration (and that might be what it was), but her sister (my old roommate's cat) died from kidney failure almost two years ago and apparently that can be a hereditary disease.

Also, we have to deal with the massive amounts of arthritis in her back legs and hips, which will be made more difficult by her kidney problems (some medication can stress the kidneys).

If it's not one thing, it's another. But, she's up and around, asking for food and perky enough to beat on the dog so she's pretty much back to normal.

Thanks for all your kind thoughts, prayers and well-wishes on her behalf.

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I got a bit of a jolt in the mail yesterday. My local SAU (school administrative unit) sent me a letter:

"As of this date, we have not received notification that your child will be homeschooled for the 09/10 school year..."

I had visions of the truancy police, the regular police AND social services all knocking on my door. In a panic, I grabbed the letter they'd send the month before, acknowledging receipt of the letter of intent they now claimed to NOT have received and took off for the SAU.

It was all over in a matter of minutes. They found my letter of intent on file and apologized. Still, it took a while for my heart to stop pounding, lol...

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Am still working my way through "Stiller Creek" and realizing that I really am not 100% cognizant of the inner workings of the police. It makes me uneasy about writing a story that has the police chief as the hero, no matter how much research I do.

Ah well... I guess I'll find out if I did okay if and when the story is ever accepted for publication.

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Your Brown Eyes Say You're Clever and Witty



You are seen as brilliant and irreverent. You speak your mind, and people love you for it.

You don't let other people see any insecurities you might have. You like to present a brave front.



You are sharp as a tack and very quick on your feet. You're the first to get or tell a joke.

You are also clear thinking in a crisis. You are an excellent problem solver.




That's ME ... brilliant, sharp as a tack, clear-thinking. How did they know?

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8 comments:

MJFredrick said...

I know just what you mean about Thursday already!!! I need to do lesson plans! And get something ready for critique. And Supernatural tonight!!!

Dru said...

Your Hazel Eyes Say You're Understanding and Insightful

You are seen as friendly and approachable. It's easy for you to relate to people.

You don't let other people see you irritated. You try to keep any negativity to yourself.

You enjoy the company of others. You are always happier when you're with friends.

Other people inspire you and enrich your life. You are a true extrovert.
Except for the extrovert part which I'm not, it is accurate.

I'm so glad Breeann is doing a lot better.

Have a good Thursday.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm so relieved to see Breeann is doing better. How scary.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Good to hear the your DD homeschool was in order.

Good to hear Breeann is doing better. Kidney issues are no fun to deal with. I've had 1 cat pass from it, and Nanuchy (terrorX) is in kidney failure as we speak. Hopefully you will find something to help with her arthritis and not affect her kidneys.

Tori Lennox said...

Have you considered trying to find a police chief to interview?

Brandy said...

Glad to hear Breeann is feeling better enough to ask for food and beat up the dog. *G* Is there anything holistically that won't affect her kidney's, but that can treat her arthritis? I would have freaked out over the homeschool thing. It's one of my nightmares.
As for the quiz: Your Gray Eyes Say.... You are often seen as serious and rational. You are hard to read.
You don't let other people see your true emotions. You believe your mood is private.
You see things logically. You are good at not judging until all the facts are in.
You are sure of what you know, and you have no problem defending your beliefs to others.

I am serious, someone has to be.*G* I do tend to hide emotions, but when I crack- watch out.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Melissa McClone said...

So happy Breeann is doing better and everything is okay with the homeschooling paperwork.

Hope you have a good day!

Diane Craver said...

Glad Breeann is doing better. Tori's suggestion is good to interview a police chief.

Took the quiz.
Your Hazel Eyes Say You're Understanding and Insightful

You are seen as friendly and approachable. It's easy for you to relate to people.
You don't let other people see you irritated. You try to keep any negativity to yourself.

You enjoy the company of others. You are always happier when you're with friends.
Other people inspire you and enrich your life. You are a true extrovert.