Monday, April 18, 2011

Sickness, sadness, and lessons learned

What a week! Last week my kiddo was home sick from school all week. I picked up his homework, which he wasn't thrilled about, and he did it like a trooper and finally started feeling better Friday evening. That's convenient. : ) 

Since kiddo was feeling better, we headed out to visit a family friend who was admitted into a hospice center Friday. She was my husband's grandfather's "girlfriend." They met at their town's senior center. After my hubby's grandfather passed away, his family kind of adopted Lucy as she had no family of her own left. She came to all family events and holidays. She had MS and long-standing back pain from a surgery many, many years ago, but I never heard her complain. We visited her on Saturday and she was not the Lucy I remembered. Cancer had struck hard and quick. She could barely talk, probably due to the morphine she was on, but did her best to communicate. She knew we were there and that's all that mattered. I got a call from hubs this morning that she passed on with my in-laws with her. While the hospice center was beautiful and everyone was so nice, I'm glad she had family with her. Now she is back with her "boyfriend."   : )  We will miss her. One less guest at Easter dinner this year.

Shipping. A hard lesson to figure out. I don't like it. I'd rather just create, but unfortunately the goods have to get to the customer some how! I'm going to stick to what I've seen on other me with your zip code and I'll get you a quote. It seems like a hassle, for the customer especially, but I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?

And just to end this post on a happy note, here are some new kitty pictures. These are actually about two weeks old I think. It's amazing how fast they grow! Momma moved them from the kitty condo (the white wooden house in the pictures) to the guest house (a converted Rubbermaid container with hay and blankets where the other cats were sleeping since Momma and babies took over the condo), and now they are under the deck. It's been cold and wet, but I'm sure she has her reasons for doing it. I just wish I could see them. I can hear them, but I like to see them playing on the deck and knowing they are okay. Maybe she will bring them back out again. No one is sleeping in any of the houses, lol. Silly cats.

These pictures were taken while they were still living in the kitty condo and hadn't discovered their house has a door. Well, until this day.

Hi. I'm Sugar. Aren't I cute?

Momma, can we come out and play?

Move it Nilla, I want to see too!

Poor Momma. She tried to keep them from coming out. She is going to be busy from now on!
 So that's that. Oh, I did a few swaps recently too and I will be posting about them soon.


Rhodes Creations said...

Love your kitties, so cute!!! Sorry to hear of the death...It's sad, but if they Know Jesus, they are with Him..and as far as shipping...If the customer is really interested, they will be patient while waiting for you to calculate shipping..It's more fair for you and for them...Blessings to you! Laura

TheRustyThimble said...

Sorry for your families loss it is so hard to loose someone.
Your kitties are so precious, she may have moved them so they would be safer? I love new kitties they are so sweet

Julia said...

I'm so sorry Michelle about the passing of your friend Lucy. I'm glad tha she had friends who cared for her. We are our brothers and sisters keepers. Cancer is a terrible disease.

Those kitties are so cute. It's too bad that the grow up so fast. It's usual for the mother to move her kittens to another place. At the farm, the mother moved her kittens in a hole 4 feet high in the wall in one of the breeding pen. There was a piece on the board that was broken off about a foot long and 4 inches wide. Inside the hole there was a brace so the hole was about a foot deep. It must have been crowded in there. After a while she moved them by the big water trough and one of her kitten drown in the trough. I think that she's pregnant again because she's looking quite round. JB

Farmhouse prims said...

Hope your son is feeling better. Sorry for your loss of your husbands grandfathers GF, she sounds like she was a sweetie, so glad you have the wonderful memories.
thanks for sharing the kittie pictures, tooo cute. Hugs, Lecia

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Kids are so funny ..if you think about it kids ae hardly ever sick on weekends its usually the parents if it is the flue or somethinglike that!! good to hear your son is better..

I'm sorry for the loss of you friend. So good to know that she knew you came to say your good bye's

the kitty's are darling...Mama may have moved them to keep them from falling from the deck and to teach the to hunt on level ground... Bummer tho it will be harder to keep them from turning ferrel..

Have a great Day!!


Cave Creek Primitives said...

Sorry about losing your friend. Your kitty pics are adorable - we have orange kittens too from a feral mom we took in. They do have their own ideas about where to keep their babies!

I share your dislike of shipping. If you find an easier way, let me know!

Country Creations By Denise said...

I'm a new follower and enjoyed reading your post's. Sorry for the loss of your famiy friend. Denise