Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The squeaky wheel gets...the weed-whacker.

Yes, the view-blocking weeds have been removed from their offensive place on the corner. Yay for being a cranky old lady!

'Cause I'm pretty sure I'm going to continue to be cranky for a least until these ceaseless thunderstorms CEASE ALREADY, for cryin' out loud. I am very glad that we're not actually flooding here in Tulsa proper--steps were taken after some really big floods back in the 80s (the Great Flood of '86 springs to mind, though the BFF and I simply referred to her as "Betty") wreaked havoc, and, who'd a thunk it, those steps actually worked, and Tulsa is now something of a model for flood control. (If nothing else. Stay off of our pothole-ridden streets. Heh.)

In less jubilant news, Pudge had diarrhea all day yesterday. Whoo hoo! Including just a little bit in the house! And he puked all over the place! I love my dog! (I do...but he has thunderstorm anxiety and I guess that anxiety had to manifest itself somewhere.)

And, in seriously less jubilant news...the "litter box brigade" has been officially disbanded. My cancer-stricken friend has finally found homes for all her cats, and just in time, as she has begun to worsen very rapidly, and is going into hospice. I did my very last scooping duty last night, and was hoping to be able to chat a bit (she was asleep last week when I was there), but she was...not up to it, to put it mildly. I've never seen anyone go downhill quite so quickly. I think at some level she was just hanging in there for the cats, and now that they're taken care of...she's ready to go. And it will be a blessing when she does, truly. She needs to be free from that pain. CANCER SUCKS!!! Please direct your thoughts/prayers/good wishes/vibes toward a peaceful "transition" for Jan. Thanks.

I'm going to go now, 'cause I've made myself all sad, and I think I might require some chocolate. (I'm still at work--I can't have liquor yet.)


gorillabuns said...

but when you get home, you ARE going to have some liquor, right?

i'm so sorry for your friend.

Directing some major vibes/prayers/thoughts towards a peaceful "transition" for her.

so sad.

Knot said...

Caner is so scary. One day you are fine and then you start to go downhill.

I hope your friend isn't in too much pain.


3carnations said...

I'm sorry for your friend. I'm glad she has the peace of knowing her cats are all cared for.

Sparkling Cipher said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad all her cats have new homes and I hope she has her peace.

Noelle said...

There are times when chocolate is better than liquor. I'm sorry about your friend.

Stefanie said...

Oh, that sucks. I'm so sorry to hear she's not doing well.

L Sass said...

Cancer does suck. I'm so sorry for your friend. I'm so glad you're there for her, though!

Stinkypaw said...

Sorry for your friend, and yes in cases like this, death is freedom from all the pain. I feel for your friend, sending her good thoughts.

Funny the things that keeps us here, isn't it?

nancypearlwannabe said...

That does suck. I'm so sorry! What about some chocolates with liquor inside of them?

Lara said...

I am truly sorry about your friend. Cancer does indeed suck.

Paisley said...

I am so sorry about your friend. That is just rough.

Most definitely find liquor that tastes good with chocolate.

My turn to be a cranky lady - I drove past two houses on my block with cars parked in the rocks in their yard. Um, we have an HOA. Nice to know they are using my money wisely, like the time they spray painted the common area grass green. That was money well spent. (snark)

Again, so sorry about your friend. you are so wonderful to be there and be so caring.