Blue with Light Clouds.
It’s a blue day today. It’s Monday and over the weekend, we lost my favorite cat Cameron very unexpectedly to congestive heart failure. Barely got him to the vet on time, a vet we’d only recently been to once for a different pet. They were kind and accommodating and sympathetic while I was upset and crying and my face was ugly like it gets when I’m in such a state. Back in 2007, we lost two pets within two months of each other and it was awful. We’d just lost Cameron’s best friend, Zooot, back at the end of April. This time hasn’t been any easier.
But with a purring, gray and white kitten half-lying on the keyboard here while I type, I have to remain calm and carry on.
Still, the hole in my heart…big sigh.
Thank you all, tremendously, for your kind words and thoughts. They’ve meant so much to me.
Needless to say, no writing occurred over the weekend. That said, before the terrible event, we removed three overgrown and half-dead Alberta Spruces and pressure-washed the west side front fence in preparation of brightening and staining later in the week. In two weeks, we’ll lather, rinse and repeat (remove overgrown spruces and pressure-wash) over on the east side fence.
What may or may not be obvious is that we’re updating the front of the house in case we have to sell and move. We won’t hear a thing more on that until the end of June at the earliest.
Late into the night, I created a resume for myself for the first time in a dozen years. As you might imagine after being unemployed for seven years and with no college degree, my resume is pretty sparse. Still, I’m pleased with what I pulled from very thin air. Not that that really matters one hoot. I’m preparing myself for likely reentry into the working world.
Okay, enough woe (and ice cream). Treadmill time and then, maybe some light reading to take my mind away.