Sunday, September 29, 2013

Daddy Drama

My dad is in the hospital again. Shortly after supper he was complaining of chest pain in the area around his pace maker.

He was admitted.

The house is calm and quiet right now.

Tomorrow he's having an endoscopy. Not sure what they are looking for...perhaps an ulcer.

It is always something with him.

I'm sure by the time all is said and done, I'll probably have an ulcer of my own!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 albums you can't wait to buy this autumn

The new Costello album is out, but I haven't bought it yet. I know! I should be flogged for not pre-ordering it, but when you have the vet bills that I had in the last 4 months, you can't pre-order much of anything

God I miss Sting! Another album already out..but still on my "must buy pile"

I admit, I love Cher..I can't help it!

Nick Lowe did a holiday album! This will be pre-ordered. There are some things that you just must have ASAP. This is one of them!

Erasure + Christmas = Squee! I wish I could afford the ltd edition 3 disc box..but sadly that's not to be

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cat Thursday

After all the sadness of the past few weeks. I wanted to find some funny pictures or at least ones to make you say Awwww!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Family Is Making Me Sick

I actually mean that.

I don't know why, but by the time I get around to eating supper with everyone, my stomach is churning and I'm physically sick.

When I eat at work, I'm fine.

If I stop and bring home something after work and eat it, I'm fine.

But when dinner rolls around and I have to eat with my family I get sick and my stomach stays wonky for the rest of the night.

This is new, and I thought it might be a stomach bug, but now I'm leaning more towards a nervous stomach, brought on by my father. I love him, but he's making me crazy and its taking its toll on me.

My sister had two weeks off and she helped out while I was at work, which was nice, but during those two weeks so much crap happened, including the death of my sweet little Mucker, that I think everything was just made worse.

I'm depressed.

I'm sick.

All I want to do is curl up somewhere and forget that the world exists.

I need a real vacation...or at least time away from this house.

It just isn't fair.

I'm taking one vacation day to take mom to the doctor and since my dad's appointment with the blood doctor was due that week, I scheduled him for late in the day on that day as well.


There is no time for me.


I give up.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Funniest Things I've Seen Today

Dog shaming! These are three of my favorites!

See them all here

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I'm Sick Of Hearing About iPhones

I'm sick of everything made by Apple actually. Yes, it is a quality brand. However there are other quality brands out there.

Apple is a status symbol and that's it.

I've spent the last week listening to my sister go on and on about the iPhone she ordered.

Uh, have no life and very few friends..why are you spending all this money on a stupid cell phone?

Oh yes, because your spoiled rotten son wants one, and you have to have one before him.

That would be like me getting an iPhone. I call my mom and one or 2 other people with my phone, not worth it to have a phone that costs more than I'm worth.

We are a nation of idiots that care more about gadgets than human beings and human contact.

It is truly sad.

I could not care less what kind of phone I have, as long as it can make calls, and long as my goodreads app works on it. (It didn't on that piece of crap Motorola Citrus)

The more people I meet..the more I know I'm better off being a crazy cat lady

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Let The Rant Begin

Have any of you seen the commercial for low cost internet for the less fortunate kids? This ad pisses me off.

All kids should have the internet....and if you are low deserve to get a price break so your kid can do his homework, you know without going to the library.

I don't like this idea one iota.

I don't believe that children should go hungry or freeze in the winter. Heat and food are important, the internet, while a wonderful thing is not something that a child needs to survive. It isn't even necessary for a child to get good grades.

Plus if you are that low income, how are you paying for that computer? Last I checked, computers still cost a couple of hundred dollars.

What about the rest of the world?

The internet is important for everyone. Trust me, if I had a kid, I would fall into that low income bracket. I pay $40 a month for DSL. That's a bit steep on a fixed income.

Do you think the problem isn't income level but the fact that internet providers are milking us for every penny we have? Of course, the ad is by Comcast, one of the highest priced internet providers you can have.

Still the thought that we are now in a world where the internet is something that we think everyone must have in our homes is a bit sad.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cat Thursday

My clowder of cats....since last week I posted the furbabies that have come and gone...

This is my baker's dozen...But before I show you them..a lolcat that's a little to close to home...but I'm only 39....

kitty pile
Front to back: Dewey, Miss Itchy, Gumdrop

Lady Sugarplum Von Buttonhead

Smokey aka 'Mokey

Gizmo when she isn't fluffy

Miss Callie


Skimble Shanks aka Mr. Rimba
Naughty Dottie


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Must Read More

I think if I didn't have books right now I'd lose my mind.

I've read 145 books so far this year and it is only Sept!

I've given new genres a try, but I have to say I have a healthy addiction to historical fiction and cozy mysteries. Of course, I still love a good romance, cos that's the girly side of me coming out, but I'm really open to new things when it comes to reading.

I just wish the elibrary were bigger...and my own library less of a scary place to go, because with all the vet bills I've just paid, I'm not going to be buying many books for awhile.

That thought really pains me, because there are three things I love buying, books, music and clothes, and right now I can't afford any of them.

So thank god for places like Net Galley that let me read books for free as long as I review them.

Life is good, as long as I have a book to read! (And a cat to pet!)

So you wanna bet I can make it to 200 books this year?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Finally, Some Good News

I took Cinder Paw and 'Mokey to the vet today to get tested for feline leukemia and FiV. Both tested negative, which is a huge relief to me, after having to put down my beloved little Mucker. 'Mokey was Mucker's litter mate and Cinder Paw was a stray that came to our doorstep this winter.

Now that all this is over I'm totally broke. I have a huge credit card bill, but I think my little herd of kitties will be healthy for now.


However, now I need to figure out how to pay off the huge credit card debt I've acquired over the last 2 weeks. You know, and still pay for gas in my car etc.

This has been a very frustrating summer which is going to lead into a very poor Christmas, because I'm not going to be able to afford presents again. Of course, I'd rather have my kitty cats than presents any day, thank you very much.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Camel Photo Bombed Me

I finally got to Critter Country this weekend.

My SD card however rendered my good camera useless and I had to use my cell phone for pictures.

I give my Samsung Reverb props, because I got 38 pretty good pics of the Critters here

This is my favorite pic of them all..


I love the camels!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 "falling" songs

1. R.E.M. - Fall On Me

2. Cheap Trick - Can't Stop Falling Into Love

3. The Beatles - If I Fell

4. The Moody Blues - Had To Fall In Love

5. Elvis Costello - I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cat Thursday

To all the cats I've loved before...

I lost my little Mucker this week, to FiV. I don't think my heart can take much more. So rather than share funny cats this week, and you know I love funny cats...I want to share pictures of my furbabies that have gone UP UP UP to the Heavyside Layer.

Creamsicle who was not my cat but who lived in our yard for 2 years


Buddah aka Little Shit

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Coco wheats


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Not Doing Well

I have to say that losing Mucker has taken its toll on me. I'm deeply worried about my other kitties, but I am relieved that one kitty out of the litter has tested negative for Feline Leukemia.

So there is hope.

I'm so exhausted and so incredibly sad.

See, I am the epitome of the crazy cat lady.

I have a baker's dozen.

I feed them NutriSource Cat food that costs $30 for a 16 lb bag. (Though I think I'm going to give the 4Health brand from Tractor Supply a try)

I highly recommend the Nutrisource. It is one of the best foods for your pet that money can buy, and it doesn't have the nasty stuff that big named pet foods that you get at the grocery store have. (and that includes IAMS and Hills Brand foods)

I'm just so heartbroken right now.

I take better care of my animals than I do myself. They get to the Vet more than I get to the doctor.

It just doesn't seem fair that I lost 2 of my babies and my Bootsie this summer.

I feel horrible.

I keep thinking I could have done more...I should have been a better kitty mama. I feel like I failed my children.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Broken Hearted

RIP little Mucker..

I'm sick of God taking my furbabies. Mucker was FIV positive and showing signs of the disease. I had to have him put to sleep.

I don't think I can handle this.

This is three kitties in less than 4 months, two just over a year.

My heart hurts.



Monday, September 09, 2013

Mucker Is Sick Again

009 I'm beginning to think Miss Itchy had a rather sickly bunch of kittens last year.

Mucker is going to be headed to the vet again tomorrow.

Not sure what is up this time, but his appetite isn't what it should be and he's pretty lethargic

I need another vet bill this month like I need a hole in my head.

Keep this little guy in your prayers, because I don't think I could stand to lose another kitty this year.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs about loss

Empty Chairs & Empty Tables (from Les Miz)

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (from Phantom Of The Opera)

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Elton John - Candle In The Wind (Princess Diana version)

Sarah McLachlan - I Will Remember You

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Cat Thursday

From The True Book Addict

I know my cats say this about me!

Stoner kittens!