How was your weekend? Mine was terrific! Sorry the last post was so short and such a whine on my part. Yes, my dad was (still is) driving me crazy. Long story. It is the way it is and it is unlikely to change. Probably will get worse as my dad gets older. (sigh) I just need to get over the misguided notion that life is fair. My dad is my dad is my dad.
The cat is fine. I brought him home yesterday from the vet and he is obviously glad to be home. I felt really bad traumatizing him like that - he had never been away from us since he was 9 weeks old - the day we brought him home from the pet store was the last time his little tail had been outside. He was neutered AND declawed. I felt as bad about doing it as I did when I signed the papers to have each of the boys circumcised at birth! But it had to be done. He was chasing our female cat around the house with a wild look in his eye, and althought I didn't ever catch him - the kids say they caught him.....ahem......trying to get closer to Butterball. Last Saturday Rachael came in on them with Moustache (the boy cat) almost in position and yelled so loud she scared both cats AND Steven. Steven said he was surprised Moustache was even interested in trying again after that! (ha, ha) Since he's been home, he has been VERY cuddly and in need of reassurance. Well, he was always a lover....... I was afraid three days of scary noises and strange places and PAIN, he would be emotionally damaged. Instead he seems to need so much nurturing and love. I have never really understood people who treated their pets like children. I mean, I have always liked our pets, but I have never been as foolish for an animal as I am for this baby. New pictures coming soon.
And as for Joseph's money needs, I'm not sure how that's going to work but I have some ideas. Most likely I am going to owe a lot of money on this house for a very long time. Refinancing the house to get extra money unfortunately seems to be my best option right now.
As for my weekend, it was very relaxing. Well, Saturday and Sunday were. Friday I came home from school, changed clothes, and had to be at the high school to work the gate for the basketball game by 5:30. Joseph had the car Friday so he had to come get me, so I didn't get home until 5, so it was a little hectic. The boys went with their dad to see Rachael in "Seussical the Musical", then the ex took Joseph back to IU, then the boys on up to Indianapolis with him for the weekend. By the time I got home from the B-ball game, I had time to watch "Numb3rs" and went to bed. Saturday morning I drove out to the vet's to get the cat, stopped by SuperPetz to get the special shredded paper litter he needs, and then ran a bunch of errands until Steven got to Louisville.
Update on Steven: He switched companies in December and this new company has thankfully kept him very busy. Their corporate headquarters are in Louisville, which I don't mind at all. Anyway, we both got really spoiled when he was here all of December, which is why even though the load he is hauling went from Louisiana to New Jersey, he detoured through Louisville this weekend so we could have 24 hours together. We had a very nice, peaceful day together and he even took me to my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden. What can I say? He's a great guy and I love him bunches. Today was sleeping in, church, a quick lunch, then he had to leave. (sniff) I took Rachael to her matinee performance and then I was actually ALONE all afternoon!!! It was lunch to go from Panera and "Numb3rs Season 3" for at least 2 hours. Then
So.......that's all the news that's fit to print for this weekend. I am working on a post about books I have read lately or am currently reading.
Have a good Monday, all!