What a week it has been! The week began on Sunday with boss and I travelling out of town for business. It was a good day - we got in a little shopping and a nice dinner (with free dessert because whoever sat us down forgot to tell the waitress...so we waited, and waited and waited some more). Lately wherever I go somewhere with others for dinner, I seem to bring bad luck to the service, the food or something...it's become a joke with my co-workers. Although the past few times they have been calling me a free dessert good luck charm. Haha! Anyway - things were going very smoothly, then on Monday tragedy happened in Boston. My heart was heavy as I thought of my friends and family who live in that area, so many states away from my own. Luckily everyone was okay, and my marathoner friend just happened to not run this year. I, along with so many others, was glued to the tv. When I got back to the motel I immediately flipped on the news. Devestating! Then I get home and Wednesday the explosion in West Texas occurs. Just a bad week - my heart fell again. Then...my own home had sadness. My 12 year old cat, Burt, had not been doing well for the past 2 weeks...out of the blue just got worse day by day. 3 days ago he wouldn't leave the bathroom, and if he tried to walk he fell after 2 feet. It was heartbreaking to watch! My first thought was stroke. Brought him to the vet first thing yesterday morning. Normally he weight 15-17 lbs. but the vet weighed him and he was 11 lbs!!! He said Burt was dehydrated and he wanted to run tests to see if there was something major or something easily fixable going on. A few hours later he called with bad news - Burt had diabetes - numbers literally off the chart! I never in a million years would have figured he could have diabetes - we fed him right, no table scraps...how?? Anyway, the vet said we could go the treatment route, consisting of 2 insulin shots per day, plus a weekly visit to the vet for fluids - and very costly. Or...you know the alternative. It was a hard decision to make, but after asking the vet what he would do if it was his cat, we decided to put him down. He was old, and the vet said there was already so much liver and kidney damage, there was no guarantee of him ever having a normal live. I didn't make it to work yesterday - I cried and cried and dreaded telling the kids. They took it well, but everyone is heartbroken! Our other kitty keeps looking for Burt - they were buddies, and it breaks my heart to see him so confused. :( So sad! So, it's just been a crappy week all the way around. My heart is breaking for all of the families in Boston and West who have been effected by the tragedies of the past week. Tomorrow my son has a performance at school - hopefully the day will lift everyone's spirits, and spring will continue on with no more incidents. Happy Friday to everyone - and be kind to those around you - you never know what they may be going through!!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Okay - I'm tired ya'll - really tired! This past month has just worn me out! Started off fun with all my college buddies getting together for a long overdue reunion - we had a blast! It was great to see everyone and share stories, memories and laughs. The weekend was beautiful, so we got to hang out in downtown Charleston for the day - and it couldn't have been more perfect! :) The following Wednesday I had to travel for work which kept me away from home and family for 2 nights - not bad. I had a king sized bed to myself, which was nice. But...we had to get up extra early for the days we were there and got back to the motel after 8:00 p.m. so it made for super long days. Then the following week I got strep - yep...the sickies hit yet again!!! So, I was out for 3 days, and then had a planned vacation day for friday - so I missed all but 1 day of work that week. Friday we had plans to go to my parents, as we had tickets to see Les Miserables that evening live. As of Thursday night I still wasn't sure if I would feel up to it, but decided that I shouldn't be contagaious at that point due to the antibiotics, so what the heck...we went. My parents, hubby, MIL and I all went. Kids had a sitter, so we left for dinner and the theater and had a great time. But, I was worn out from being sick and we didn't get in til after 11:00. We stayed the weekend, and it was fun - but again...travelling just wears you out, even just a couple of hours. The next week was pretty normal, but due to all of the above events, my house had been pretty neglected - so on Good Friday (a holiday for me) I got up early, attended my son's Terrific Kids Award Ceremony then went home to CLEAN!!! Then came Easter - my daughter, who never wakes up early, comes in at 7:30 to inform me that the Easter Bunny had arrived, and that her brother had vomited in his room!!! Yay - so off to clean sheets I go! Then later that day I had to meet my boss so we could travel out of town again for business. Had to be here bright and early Monday morning. We were supposed to leave to go home yesterday, but we got delayed and are still here! Hubby told me my daughter was not feeling well Monday, and still wasn't herself yesterday - not eating. :( Poor girl! So, I'm ready to go home and see my kiddos, hubby and sleep in my own bed! It's been a productive trip, but Monday we had to be here at 7:00 and didn't leave til 6:00 at night - by the time we grabbed dinner and got back it was almost 9:00. Yesterday we had to be here at 6:30 - but same scenario at night. Today was a 7:30 day - and we leave to go home around 4:00. So...that puts me home around 7:00ish. Sigh! Tired, tired, tired! But...one good thing is we've had awesome dinners every night this week - I think I've gained 10 lbs. That's one of the perks about travelling. If anyone is ever in the Charlotte, NC area go to Belmont and try the Old Stone Steakhouse - it's FABULOUS! Anyway - I'm hoping that April is a little slower than March with less sickness and more rest. :) Although - I have one more trip for work planned mid-month...and that SHOULD be the end of my travelling for the time being! Hope everyone out there had a wonderful Easter, and the sickies stay away from your home!