Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm still here

I don't know where I've been for the past week.

I think, at the end of last week I was busy being stressed out and tired and ready for vacation. And the last four days I've been something of a vegetable.

I'm on staycation. It's beautiful. I have some actual things to do during the week, so it's not as awesome as it could be. And the unfortunate thing, actually, is that I was supposed to be in Chicago this week. I'm actually pretty bummed that I'm not there. But, duty calls. So here I am.

I really have been a bum this week. It's been so nice. I've been to the gym every day. I saw the chiropractor today, for the first time in three weeks. I have two sessions with my trainer this week, and two with my shrink. I've watched some Netflix, went to coffee every single morning, did my own grocery shopping - twice - instead of using the online service. I hung out. I cleaned out a closet today (mostly).

Maybe I have done some productive things...

The dog and the cat are...well, it will get better. The cat is attacking the dog now, which I think is actually a positive thing (and she doesn't have claws, so it's also a not-especially-dangerous thing), because at least they're making contact. I watched Gulan hide on the steps today and swat at Maggie. Maggie is less scared of her, but still fairly wary. And I kind of wonder, actually, if Gulan would respond to Maggie chasing her, but Maggie, of course, is much too polite to do that.

Gulan is warming up to me, too. She's stopped hiding constantly in the basement and has started trying to steal my cereal in the mornings. It's actually pretty cute. She comes up for love at other times, too, and even has been sleeping on the second floor with us (although, in the bathroom). I figure she'll get adjusted just in time for Olga to want her back...

Olga's doing pretty well. Still in the ICU, still on intermittent dialysis, still weaning from the ventilator. Slowly, but surely, getting better.

Tomorrow my mom has a procedure at the hospital. Friday I've got a couple of things I need to do, but I still have Thursday and the weekend....


Tiny Tyrant said...

Gulan will come around. I could send you Scrat to show Mags how to chase cats. He's REALLY good at it.

Don't suppose you're maybe kind of sort of hitting the post office Thursday? Hint hint hint... ;-)

I'm getting my package to you out this week honey.

Hope all goes well with your mom tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back----and glad to hear life is going on---no matter how or what!

Do you think Gulan wants Maggie to 'play' with her---and therefore hiding and attacking is Gulan's game???? Our Tweetie was like that---she thought she was in complete 'control'

Best wishes to Olga---it sure has been a long haul with more to go.

And good luck to your Mom with her next prodecure--

Are you taking addvantage of time to knit--and to ride your bike around town????

Enjoy carol