Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Monday, September 19, 2005

Weekend Round Up

I few days ago I mentioned that my cat Yoshi had begun to eat about twice the amount of food she has normally consumed for her whole life. I was worried that it might be diabetes or thyroid issues. Nope. Apparently it is just winter fat bulk up. Fattie McChunk is just packing on the poundage. It is actually visibly noticeable and lifting her is a whole new set of worries. Tubby McHuge has tapered off somewhat but is still eating far too much. But at least I don’t have to run to the vet with her, as I am apt to do with every little health thing. However a visit to Jenny Craig might be in our future.

Another health milestone was reached today. No more injections into my stomach every other day. With the end of chemo came the end of my Neupogen needles. I have to admit I am going to miss my nurse visits, as they are without exception a wonderful and sweet and kind and funny group of ladies. I suspect my whole apartment will begin a slow decent into slothitude now that I don’t have any reason to make the bed or do the dishes. In fact other than self-respect there is also no longer any need to bathe or brush my teeth. In reality I don’t have any further reason to get out of bed at all. My crazy cat lady role just got that much more believable. Deodorant shmerodorant.

I had a delightful day eating leftovers from last night’s yummy family dinner, reading smutty novels sent to my by Spoonie and napping. I had a one hour nap followed closely by a three hour nap. Then I laid on the couch and watched Emmy coverage on TV. Tonight will be further horizontal joy with the Medium premier and the second the last episode of The Show AKA: Rockstar:INXS.

Loving the lifestyle.

13 comments:

ScottyGee said...

I am so jealous. Although thanks to my sickness/allergies I have not been to work since last Wed. Woo hoo!

I'd gladly trade feeling normal for going to work though.

Closet Metro said...

So you're going for "smelly cat lady" now?

Well, at least you have goals.

kalki said...

Slothitude is next to godliness.

LadyBug said...

Second to last? I thought tonight was the Finale?

Candace said...

We need to get you a "housedress" otherwise called a "mumu".

Then, and only then, will you truly be a Crazy Cat Lady.

eclectic said...

Wait, don't crazy cat ladies also wear bunny slippers and pink foam curlers? Do you have any of those, Kranki?

Ern said...

I think as a crazy cat lady, she can attire herself any way she pleases, as long as it's a bit off. So slippers, mumu, curlers...all fine. But she could also go for the suit jacket/pajama bottoms look. Or the robe all the time. Maybe a zoot suit? Go crazy, lady!

Udge said...

The world needs more crazy cat ladies.

BTW, I always thought "horizontal joy" meant something different.

spoonleg said...

i vote suit jacket/pajama bottoms- good call, ern. krank, you really need to let us dress you for the role. you also need to develop a smoking habit and take on a deep, raspy, harsh and manly voice. you need a broom (or just a broom handle will work). practice your aim by swinging at neighborhood kids who dare step near your property. curse. a lot. smear bright red lipstick all over your face. cackle.

that's all i can come up with right now.

fueltank said...

I am in Moncton. That's right, Moncton.I can't find anything to do here... it's not exactly a hotbed of excitement.

But when I got off the airplane and walked down the stairs all I could smell was the forest... beautiful, beautiful forest. Piney trees and a hint of sea air. Outside now it smells like a stockyard, of course. Low tide on the river.

Squirl said...

Maybe you're going to follow Yoshi's example and be able to put on a little weight now.

mrtl said...

Now that you're not doing any medical witchery, would you like to trade lives?

Von Krankipantzen said...

WHAT!?! I answered all your comments here but where did it go?!? Ah jeeeez!