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Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Been A Busy Month of Kittens, A Birthday and Surgery

I've completely destroyed the house.  Sorry but I don't have the guts to show that picture. 

Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty.....
Source: etsy.com via Denise on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Denise on Pinterest

Yep, we've got 5 new kitties and a mama in the house.  Try adding that to a house that already has a dog and a cat.  Nope, the above picture is not of my new temporary kitties.

Source: etsy.com via Denise on Pinterest

Those precious kitties were found late in the afternoon on the 13th.  Only half a day before my birthday.  I can consider that a birthday present can't I?
Then I spent 2 days cleaning up the mess I'd made in my house.  I felt like I was about to give birth.  I had that huge, nesting burst of energy.  So I did lots of dusting, vacuuming, washing, and trying to make everything that I have spread out over the house generally better.  Tip - that's not really possible when you've started a half a house job, of prepping walls to paint but get surprised by surgery.  But it's clean - sort of. 

I even managed to get a new rose bush planted and a tomato bush as well as transplanted some plants and raked up about 8 wheel barrels full of leaves. 

My feet have been hurting since November.  I finally saw the specialist on the 11th and he said we need to do surgery the next Wed.  Knock me over with a feather.  Two feet - Four Places - All At One Time. EEKKK!

The most fun part had to be getting there at 9:30 for an 11:30 surgery only to have to wait until about 2pm to go back to get ready.  Then they decided they needed monitor me for an hour and to consult with others about my others about my heart before going through with it.  No food, tired, not real happy.  Surgery got underway around 4 and I got home close to 7pm.  We were both exhausted by then.  Why did I even need to go the day before? 

Now my feet look similar to the ones below without the heel attached.  Does Givenchy really call this fashion? 

These Givenchy heels don't look much bettered than my bandaged feet but.  I can't image buying these, especially at Givenchy prices.  I'd be more than happy to get rid of mine.  From looking at the above photo, I'm pretty sure the model on the right isn't a foot model but what do I know...

We did pause in the middle of my home destruction to go over to my cousin's house and hang new sheet rock in his kitchen several days.  He's a lot of fun to be around and he's always eager to help us when we need it.  Even in the middle of his construction zone he baked a wonderful ham for Easter and hosted a nice outdoor diner.  We've always been more like brother and sister than cousins.  There were just 4 of us but it made the day so special being together.

Now that you know what I've been up to.  What's been going on with you?

Hugs...Tracy ♥


  1. Well sweet lady I would say you've been busy!!!! Bless your heart. Praying for a full recovery with your feet. But the little kittens might keep you happy unh? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Tracy,

    You are a brave woman -- 5 kittens + their mother! Are you involved with animal rescue? I wish you a speedy recovery and that you are soon back on your feet. I honestly think designers {fashion and interior}run out of ideas and try passing absurd for creativity. Doctors are all under the idea that their time is worth more than ours. Unfortunately, I spend too much time in Dr offices and hospitals and have gotten in the habit of taking my laptop out and setting up office in the examining rooms. I hope you had a happy birthday.

  3. Yikes!!! Those pictures make my feet hurt. I don't care if they are Givenchy...

    Happy Dirthday to you. Did I say that? I seriously can't remember. I have a very hazy memory of it, but it's been so stressful around here lately, that I have no clue about reality vs fantasy anymore. Man, it stinks...

    Have a good night...

  4. Suzy, I am so sorry I missed your birthday, Hope all is well. Sure sounds like you had a busy month. Kittens are cute but they are a lot of work.

  5. Well duh, I apologized for forgetting your birthday then didn't say Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, I pray it was awesome. Love to you Neil,