Scrambled Saturday…8/20/16

Hello everyone…

Today is Saturday and I am feeling so unorganized and out of sorts.  I’m still not feeling the best in the world, still recovering from the nasty flu that I caught 2 weeks ago.  I am feeling a lot better than I did, but I’m still not 100%.  Getting over simple thing like the flu when you have as many health issues as I do, especially rheumatoid arthritis, is hard. My immune system is too busy being stupid and attacking my joints instead of attacking the stuff it’s supposed to.  Anyway, I just feel scrambled, as my granddad used to say, when he felt out of whack.

 

Husband is working today, bless him.  He had to go in and help switch over the phone systems at his office.  He worked 10+ hours yesterday, only to come home, sleep a few hours, then go right back.  Hopefully he won’t have to stay too long and can come home and actually relax for the rest of the day.

 

I’m here at home with Kitty and Sister Kitty.  We are trying to make our meal plan and grocery list for the next 2 weeks.  I usually do it for the month, but I slacked when I got sick and just sort of winged it.  I’m trying to get caught back up and take stock of what I all ready  have on hand and build from there. It’s not hard, just time consuming, going through all the grocery ads and seeing what deals are best and making a menu based on what is on hand and what is on sale. It’s worth it though, I’ve saved a lot of money by taking the time to plan.

I really miss Brother Kitty.  As I said in my last blog, it was heart wrenching to lose him. I am really missing him today because when I would sit and do the grocery/menu planning, he’d always sit on the chair next to me or wriggle his way onto my lap.  He was very good at organizing coupons…aka knocking them off my desk. lol 🙂

I’ve got a ton of new recipes to post on my food blog, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.  I actually only have one recipe up there at the moment, but I have one ready to go up as soon as I am done here.  If you care to check it out, even though it’s sparse at the moment, the link is here: BeBe Bites.

 

I hope you are all having a great Saturday!  Thanks for taking the time to read this. 🙂

~BeBe

Finally Back…8/17/16

Finally got the blogs back up.  Finally updating.

 

I haven’t blogged at all this year.  This year hasn’t been very kind to me. I haven’t really felt like blogging up until now.

For those of you who don’t know me that well, I am a cat mom. I love my cats more than anything. They are my fuzzy four legged kids.  In June, one of my precious kitties passed away.  He was only 11 years old.

“Brother Kitty” as I called him here online, was my oldest baby.  He was my tan/white boy…I called him my golden boy.  He was the sweetest cat I have ever met. He was so mellow and loving. All he ever wanted to do was sit on my lap and follow me around everywhere.

He began throwing up in the middle of May and I took him immediately to the veterinarian. He had a lot of tests run on him and we found out that he had large cell lymphoma and that he didn’t have much time left.  Cancer takes animals over fast, even with treatments, it isn’t like treating cancer in humans.  We did all we could to keep his quality of life good for as long as we could. On June 6, exactly four days after his 11th year adoption anniversary, my sweet golden boy had to be put to sleep.  It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.  Working with animals, as I have in the past, I knew the whole process and what would happen, it’s just a whole other different story when the animal is your baby.  I felt like a huge hunk of my heart was ripped out and it’s never healed.  I miss my sweet boy every single day.  I don’t deal with loss well, I never have.  This has taken a lot out of me.  I feel like all I want to do is seclude myself with my other two cats and just lock everything and everyone else out.  I guess that is why I felt like I needed to start blogging again, so I can try and break myself out of this shell I’ve built around myself.

 

My other two kitties, “Kitty” and “Sister Kitty” are doing as well as can be expected. They obviously miss their brother and are having to adjust with him not being here any more. I’ve been doing all that I can for them, but I know this isn’t easy on them either.  It’s been very difficult for all of us.  I really appreciate everyone who has reached out to me over the past few months. Knowing that you were all thinking of my cat and of my family really helps.  I appreciate all of your friendship more than you know.  I will eventually emerge again, I know that blogging will help.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

~BeBe