Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Another update, a snowy one!

Just a wee note as I've heard from people who are worried by my silence!
Fear not, as this has been caused by BT BEING A USELESS INTERNET PROVIDER....grrrrrrrr and not by any of us dropping off the planet or being snowed into it.

I am still at my mum's: she still can't remember falling or hitting anything.
I may be going home for next week, then doing one week there, one week here, etc. We'll see how it goes....

Meanwhile we've had tons of snow!

Scooter and Fluffy are spending most of their time indoors by the fire or on my bed, and the "stray" from up the road hangs out in the shed: in a large box of old clothes with a Winnie-The-Pooh hot water bottle refilled periodically :) he also gets food and water, of course. What he really wants is to come indoors and be a lapcat, but Fluffy goes bonkers when she sees him, and Scooter "bravely" hides behind something bigger than himself and makes a high pitch wailing sound.

Fluffy is so reluctant to go out, we caught her peeing on the carpet upstairs. I just caught her after the event. "WHAT the????" was answered with a chirrup as she ran top speed back downstairs, flicking her tail up at me.

Well, I've tried soap, hot water, sodium bicarb (reputed to remove any pong) and now I'm on to lavender scented dettol. Hopefully I can get rid of the ambient evidence before mum's buyer [of her house] next wants to pop in.

Maybe Fluff caught wind of the move plans and wants to mark her territory....

I don't want to get them used to a litter tray indoors as, if I go back home, this leaves more work for mum. So, whenever Fluffy has seemed reluctant to go out since and do what cats do, I've picked her up and carried her out to her pee-patch, snow or no snow. You wouldn't think a 16 yr old cat with arthritis could run very fast, would you? But after leaving a little patch of rising steam in the snow, Fluffy runs so fast up the path, one time she slipped and fell over.

I shall miss them when I do get home. I'm becoming accustomed to Fluffy cuddles on the sofa in the evening and Scooter smooches on my bed at night. (Their version: warming cold paws and backs and getting something soft to sit on.) Mum tells me I spoil them, but I think in reality they are spoiling me.

Take care! Hope to be able to visit your blogs soon- no time here in the library!

ps.........
mum's birthday tomorrow-
oh goody, more cake!!!

8 comments:

i beati said...

vinegar is great

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending love and hugs, hope all goes well. Lynda x

CherryPie said...

I am glad you are OK xx

Julie said...

Happy birthday Helena's Mum for tomorrow :o) I'm glad you're ok, I've been thinking about you. I am having a giveaway on my blog so come and see me before next Thursday (If you don't get chance I'll put you in for it anyway). xx

Ginger Jasper said...

Hope everything goes well.. Hugs GJ xx

Angel and Kirby said...

i are glad to hear from you. I am glad your Mom is doing better. How much longer till teh house sells ans she can move closer to you?

I do not have internet when i go to Mom's house. She is out of the hospital and gaining strength!She is still ready to go be with Dad who passed in 2002.

Take care and see you soon!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Thinking about you dearest Helena and wishing you continued strength and much sleep at night while you go through this stressful period of wandering back and forth and the worry over this and that...know how much I care and think about you...mommy picked up something for you while she was on holiday by the ocean...so she was really thinking about you even then! It should reach you by Valentine's Day....much love from the cozy cottage

Feronia said...

Good as always to see you online, Helena! Every time I read news of your 'cat family', I want to get a cat! Birthday wishes to your Mum x