Sunday, November 9, 2014

Like the Old Days ... Except I'm Old Now

by Leann

I am lucky to be visiting with my daughter this weekend. She has two cats that require a nurse ... and with all of Marlowe's troubles and my diabetic cat before
him, and all the sick and injured children I took care of in my first career ... well, I have been recruited.

My son-in-law has been touring in Europe with live shows of the very successful podcast he has created with Joseph Fink, Welcome to Night Vale. But the tour ends
today and my daughter is flying to Dublin to take a two week vacation with her guy, so I get to watch the grandkitties! Yay!! Four cats for two weeks? I love it. And 3 out of 4 are on medicine.

But since she was here for two days before heading off to Ireland, we did something we haven't done in a long time. We shopped. We used to shop together all the time from as early as I can remember. We always had lunch and just made a day of it when she lived at home and then when she would come home for college. Well I don't shop much anymore, mostly because it's pretty darn tiring.

At the very first store we went to, she found the shoes and bag she was looking for, but she is a child who takes after her father. She had to go to three more stores to see if there was a better deal or something that might appeal to her more. Of course we ended up back at the first store and on that last stop I stayed in the car. My back, my feet and my brain were all hurting by then. When did this happen? How did I get to be an old lady overnight??

It is disconcerting, my friends. But it is what it is. Now I have kitty antics to look forward to until Thanksgiving. Now THAT I can handle! And here is a pic of a
hallway standoff. No one is getting too close yet and Marlowe has turned out to be the biggest grump of a cat with all kinds of hissing and growling. It's great to hear him acting like so normal, because 99% I don't hear a peep out of him!