Thursday, September 23, 2010

Random Ramblings


Note to self:  don't ever drink green tea with ginseng after 9PM again.  I was awake until after 2AM, and had to get up with our son at 6:10.  Needless to say, I was worthless this AM and went back to bed for a while after the kids got on their buses.

I went to the book sale at the Oneida Library today.  The pickings weren't great in the areas I was interested in (history, science fiction, literature, biography), but I did come home with some good children's books, a couple history books and a biography of Lincoln, and some fiction for myself.   Cheap thrills:  14 books and 2 VHS tapes for $8.

Our daughter has discovered Fraggle Rock, and our son is watching the third Back To The Future movie.  I just bought our son REO Speedwagon and Journey CDs for his birthday next month.   I picked up the movie Spaceballs at the book sale.  I feel like I'm living in an 80s time loop.

Our oldest cat, B. C., is having trouble with his kidneys again, and there's nothing the vet can do about it (except recommend special cat food that costs more than filet mignon, and blood tests that will just tell us that, yes, he still has kidney disease).  You can't really do dialysis on a cat.  He's gone through this a couple times before and recovered, but it's getting worse.  He's drinking constantly, and piddling where he shouldn't (fortunately only in one spot, so I can protect it with plastic).  He's my favorite cat, my old friend, my beloved Bad Cat, and I can't imagine being without him, but I'll be surprised if he lives through the winter.  He's 15 years old, after all.  I don't want him to suffer.  When he starts to be in pain and starts losing weight, I'll have to take him to the vet for the last time.  I hate to think about that, but I know it's coming.