*Not All who Wander are Lost*

Thursday, September 10, 2009


August was an interesting month for me. 1) I was laid off from my job of 19 years. Actually it came down to 19 years and 1 week. It was very bittersweet because I was kind of looking forward to being released, and sad because I would miss a lot of people, and I do. I'm going to get some training, and hopefully it will help me get a better job in the future.

2) My sister and her husband went up to Idaho to bring their daughter and family back down to Tucson - help her move back here. Her husband has been in Korea, and he got home about a week ago.

3) My long time fur friend and companion, Jiri, had not been feeling well, but I kept hoping it was the heat. That one week the swamp coolers stopped working, I had ants in the bedroom, and realized that Jiri needed to go to the vet. I took her, and unfortunately she was doing so badly that it was just better to "let her go" so to speak. Sometimes life just really sucks.

So now we start heading into September, and Jiri's sister (littermate) seems to have a growth on the left side of her chest. I take her into the vet. He wants to do surgery, and I might have been able to scrape the money together, but the big thing for me is that Bridget (as was Jiri) is 14 years old. That's getting up there in years for a cat. Would surgery really be the best option? I decided no. So I have her here at home, and I keep I close eye on her, and as soon as she seems uncomfortable, I will take her back to the vets.

Life really sucks sometimes, you know? But she seems to be doing okay, and we muddle forward.


Tammy said...

Welcome to Blissfully Art Journaling! You'll love the group! So sorry about your job and feline family members.

Maggie Dragonmoon said...

Thanks Tammy! I think I'm going to enjoy Blissfully! Everyone seems very friendly.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow... sorry to hear about your cat and it's littermate not doing so well. Lot's of things happening in your life right now... but this too shall pass.
Blessings and hugs to you.

freebird said...

Yes, sometimes there seems to be a rash of bad stuff happening. I hope it turns around soon. I just heard that Arizona is using some of the stimulus money on retraining people. Are you going to get to be in on that?

Sorry about your kitties. It's so hard to lose them. They give so much for so little that all we can do in the end is make sure they are comfortable or let them go.

Hopefully you'll find some enjoyment at Blissfully Art Journaling. Sometimes we talk about serious stuff or unhappy stuff but we try to keep it balanced. We don't need to make someone who is already down even more so!