decisions · life

Thursday, thoughts…

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect
and beginning the work of
becoming yourself.”
Anna Quindlen”

When I celebrated my 50th birthday, I decided I was done with trying to be what or who others thought I was or should be. I was going to be who I am, the real me. Maybe some people wouldn’t like the real me. That would be their problem, not mine.

For the most part, I have been successful, though there have been some interesting side trips and roadblocks on the journey. Some friendships were lost, others made better, and new friends were found. Some old interests became less interesting, and new ones developed.

My 50th birthday was some time ago. Since then, there are times I wonder what I am doing, but I have kept the promise to myself. The ups and downs come and go. As time moves on, there are more ups than downs. It’s a good life being me.

Imperfectly perfect as I am.

cats · challenge · life

Wednesday, woe…

Teddy had to go to the vet. He has lost 4 pounds and had diarrhea for a couple of days. So, off to the Vet, we went. Usually, he is not happy to be there but he puts up with it. But this time he hissed and growled and showed his claws.

The Vet did her thing which took about an hour with the checking and testing. $600 later I was told he has an inflamed bowel and given some medicine in a syringe to give him every 12 hours. In the past, he has been fine when he had to take medicine but I guess his old age has made him a bit of a crank. It is a challenge to get the medicine in him rather than on him.

He does seem to be feeling better and the diarrhea is gone. But we have a few more days of doses to go. Wish me luck!

Sometimes being a cat mama is difficult!

Teddy · whatever!

Friday, feline…

I am tired and need to rest
But there is an intruder here
And she is a pest
She is not going anywhere
She is not a guest
This no April fool
That’s no jest
I must be cool
And do my best
To follow the new rule
In my comfy nest
I’m no fool
I know I am blessed
So I will stop this mewl
And for now be shushed