Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Day at the Hospital

A Day at the Hospital.  It sounds like a Marx Brothers' movie.  I wish it had been A Day at the Races or A Day at the Opera.  That would have been much more fun!

It was my same old problem.  Food (this time it was a piece of steak) got lodged in my throat and wouldn't move.  They had to knock me out and push the stubborn little bugger down into my gut.

I won't elaborate because I'm exhausted after spending nine hours at the hospital.  However, here are some pictures of my day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Straightening Things Out ... Again

Somebody heard  and turned the sun back on.  Thank you!!!!!!!!!

I was so energetic it was ridiculous. I got all my employees cheques done and put with the say stubs, I answered a bunch of emails, had Dobrilla photograph some of my work to put on Etsy, and I even painted for a while. (Hopefully, Hank will get finished tomorrow!)

Unfortunately, late in the day I got an email that needs to be dealt with ASAP, so that's all for now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Life of a Cat

I went into my bedroom this morning and saw Rascal sleeping (and snoring) soundly on my pillow.

I envied him.  Seriously, I envied him so much!  It's yet another dull, dreary, rainy day.  I wanted and needed to do so many things today, and yet the weather was sapping my energy.  Yes, I painted and replied to emails, and yet, I kept finding myself dozing off throughout the day. God, how I wanted to climb in beside Rascal and sleep the day away!

Rain, rain, go away! Come again NEVER!!!!! (Okay, maybe in a month or two ...)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Sweater Dress!

I wore this new sweater for many reasons.

  1. It's new and I wanted to see if it looked good on me.  It does!
  2. Motria said that she was going to come over this evening and tell me all about her date. So, I    wanted to look respectable.
  3. I wanted so badly to paint today, but I have work to do that must be done ASAP!  It's unthinkable to get paint on a cool dress like this ...
Tomorrow, if everything goes to plan, I'll be back in my artsy-fartsy clothes and painting up a storm!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Fall Day at the Market

Although people kept coming up to me and telling me things like It sure is cold out there; or, Winter's coming!; or, You'd better bundle up when you go home!  -  I thought were all nuts!  To and from the market today, I enjoyed the crisp cooler weather.  It wasn't cold - it was cool.

Like me.

Although I only made $28.00 today, I'm in a far happier mood than I've been in days!  The reason for this is that I had a long text chat with my friend and I think we got some things straightened out.

It would have broken my heart if we had stayed mad at each other forever ....

Oh, yeah, and I chatted up a hot guy named Patrick from P.E.I.   That was pretty cool, too.

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a Bad Way

The afternoon was pretty good, and very busy.

This evening, though, I'm back to feeling sad; hurt; and, yes, angry.

Funny thing is, I am positive one of  my very best friends feels exactly the same way.

To quote Shakespeare:  "Oh what fools these mortals be!"

Especially when Mercury Retrograde rears its ugly, ugly head.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Much Better Day

Finally!  A smooth and productive day.   I answered emails, updated my employees' schedule and my finances, as well as buying a new type of cat food (Hershey's thyroid problem has worsened just a tad and this new food will help him) and setting up my new microwave.

There's still stuff that is bothering me, but I've shoved it to the very back of my mind .... Can it ever be solved?  That's the $1,000,000,000 question.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Day of Silence

Sorry.  Another bad day.  Actually, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad day!

I'll break my silence tomorrow ....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Need to Chill Out

Another rough day.  I'm going to eat pizza, take Lorazepam, and go to bed.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Thanksgiving has rolled around again, and although I'm not big on this particular holiday because it symbolizes the evils of colonization I do think that we, as one of the most affluent countries in the world, should recogize and give voice to just how damned lucky (and spoiled) we are.

(The word entitled springs to mind ....)

But it wasn't my intent to turn this blog post into some deep philosophical essay about the wildly unballanced social and economic ways of our country and that of then entire world. 

(I'll tackle those issues in another post.)

No, I just wanted to say that I'm thankful for ...

People at the market who praise and purchase my artwork, and who sometimes surprise me with flowers and chocolates.

Duct tape - and my cool, great, fantastic, brilliant friends who enable and encourage my philosophy that duct tape can fix almost anythinng!

 Thanks, guys!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Brilliant Day but...

I'm in so much PAIN!!!!!!!

My good news will have to keep until tomorrow ....

Friday, October 10, 2014

Finally Back to Painting!

I know, I know, I should be replying to email and doing administrative work (yuck!) but the very core of my being is crying out:  "PAINT!!! Paint, Anne Kathryn Abbott, and let your creative juices flow freely from every sweaty pore; pulsing brain cell; blood-filled vein; sprouting hair folicle, and all available orifices! Paint, goddamn you!  Paint like you've never painted before!"

I will.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You Know You''re EXTREMELY Busy When ...

... you go to your ultrasound a week early!

Yup, that's what I did.  I was so good, too, not allowing myself to eat anything past midnight.  Sheesh! I didn't even eat breakfast, I just zoomed over to the ultrasound clinic.

Even though I was starving after I left the clinic, I went to get a form that I had asked the people at The Printing House to print out for me (I really should buy my own printer!) and took it to my doctor's office so I could ask her to sign it.  Unfortunately, my doctor wasn't there, and the receptionist who was there was acting like it was such a big deal/responsibility for me to leave the form with her to give to the doctor.  The receptionist relented when I explained to her that I had arranged with the doctor that I'd "pop over" with the phone and leave it with her to sign.

I had breakfast at Cora's, which was, unfortunately, disappointing.  However. I had a snack at Starbucks - that wasn't disappointing at all!

Now that I'm home, I'm going to - among other things - write a reply to the vet.  I have to decide whethet to put Hershey on a higher dose of medicine, which could potentially damage his liver, or, start giving him a different type of food which would also regulate his thyroid.

Food, of course! Simple.