Thursday, May 14, 2015

Things are tough here. We're trying to import some nursing help. I'll resume blogging as soon as I can.

It's great news that Old Maiden Aunt is addressing the problem of providing yarn for Kate Davies' wonderful Fantoosh. Slightly behind the curve, perhaps.

Less good news is that we have heard nothing back from those kittens. Perhaps the whole litter had been disposed of and they didn't bother taking the ad down.

21 comments:

  1. Hang in there, Jean. Hoping reinforcements arrive in short order. Then, kittens! Thinking of you...

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  2. One of a nurse's major roles is to be a patient's advocate. Once one is working with you, she can assist you in arranging household help.

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  3. I'm so sorry things are so hard and sorry that I have been away from your blog so long (moving house and then trying to recover from moving house). I hope you can get the help you need and the cat for you.

    Have you considered a slightly older cat who might not be quite so excitable and hard to keep up with? I've recently adopted a 6 year old cat from a shelter, she is asleep on the desk beside the keyboard and she is delightful. Playful, but not so lively she is going to climb the curtains.

    I will pray for you and your husband xxx

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  4. I hope the nurse shows up soon! Thinking of you.

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  5. Jean, please phone the home nursing number if you are feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps they can get someone out to see you sooner rather than later. I'm worried about your health as well as your husband's.

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  6. I hope you get that help in short order! You will both be the better for some skilled assistance.

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  7. echoing other posts - be forceful with whatever agency you need to call and get the help you need!

    we are all on your side! sending waves of energy!

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  8. Ditto all comments about the help. Also, ditto about getting an older/rescue cat. Kittens will be energy-sapping and time-monopolising.

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  9. I hope you soon have some help, as it says in the Evensong collect, keeping watch.

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  10. Sending virtual hugs, courage, and strength. Wish we could help in reality. I'm somewhat worried that a kitten might get underfoot and cause a fall -- another vote for an older cat.

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  11. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Best wishes from across the ocean.
    Push hard for all available help!
    LisaRR

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  12. A kitten story....back in the Autumn of 2009 my then 82 year old mother decided she had to have a young (6-7 weeks old) Siamese kitten. She named her Elouise and E drove her crazy with her antics, climbing everything, but most annoyingly trying to get outside. Every phone conversation was filled with complaints about E to the point that I was forced to agree to take her as by May Mom hated her. We (E and I) flew from New York to Fargo at no small expense and luckily both DH and I love her. She still tries to get out so we have to give her treats to keep her occupied when we're going out! She just needed more attention than Mom was willing to give her, and Mom also just didn't remember how much work a kitten was....it had been more than 35 years since she had last dealt with a kitten! So while I do understand your desire to adopt a young kitten I fear it might be more than you're able to deal with. You might consider an older kitten or year old cat if you want a young, active, playful cat.

    I am praying for you and your husband at this stressful time. I hope that you can get the help you need.

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  13. Jean - I don't comment very often, but I always read. You've been in my thoughts lately, and I've been sending all kinds of positive energy your way. I'm worried that you haven't posted today. I hope it's because you're busy making progress on the situation and not that the going has gotten even tougher. Take care of yourself.

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  14. Anonymous3:22 PM

    More overseas best wishes through these trials.
    - Beth in Ontario

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  15. Anonymous5:06 AM

    I am worried because you did not post yesterday. I really hope you get all worked out soon. A social worker once told me to get help before you really need it, but of course, this is easier said than done. So, best wishes from Germany to you and your husband.
    Hilde from the lovely river Rhine

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  16. Hi there, I do hope that you get some help without too much trouble. Best wishes from Australia xx

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  17. Thinking of you Jean. Hope you get help soon and remember to look after yourself as well.sending love and hugs.xx

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  18. Thinking of you, Jean, I too am worried and sending you

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  19. Here's another one of your fans chiming in to let you know that I am thinking of you and sending all the best thoughts to you and your husband.

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  20. Just wanted to send you good wishes, Jean, as you get things a little more settled at home. My family went through something very similar with my mother and stepfather this winter, and it was tough! I hope you can find good help, and that help makes it easier. Meanwhile so many of us are sending prayers, thoughts, good wishes from around the world. I'm sure many of us wish we could help somehow. I hope the love we send bears you up, at least a little.

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  21. Anonymous1:57 AM

    Thinking of you both and sending prayers and good thoughts.
    Love from debbie near Seattle

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