Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thirty-Five (updated)

Yep. The big 3-5. What is it about those five-year increments?

Anyway. Not feeling very much like celebrating this year. My little kitty Tiger Lily is very sick and heading downhill quickly. Mostly I just want to sit in 'our' chair and snuggle with her and try not to cry and try not to think about the decision we'll have to make for her pretty soon, much sooner than I want to acknowledge. Not exactly conducive to happy-birthday thoughts.

However, despite that sorrow, am having a good day. Terri made me a fabulous cake, and we might go out to dinner at a nice restaurant just a block away from our house (taking advantage of our great neighborhood).

I have book reviews to post as well, for Sandman and The Godfather, but kitty-snuggling is taking precedence over everything else.

Anyway... if I'm a little quiet over here, that's why.

Updated to add:
In fact, it was a very happy birthday. Kittycat ate a whole jar of food (feeding her ham babyfood), I got wonderful presents from my sweetie (not to mention an awesome cake), and we went out to dinner. Um, the last time we went out to dinner? Over two years ago. So, it was awesome (even though the place we wanted to go was a bust -- on the menu were rabbit and other exotic meats. We are not exotic-meats people. So we went to an old favorite place. And it was lovely). And I bought myself new art supplies and a book. Life is good. Thirty-five is good. And getting a full night's sleep, even better. Off to bed now.


Anonymous said...

And, congrats on your title confirmation - MANAGER!!! Woo-Hoo!!! Mom

Eva said...

I'm sorry it's not a good time. :( Hugs to your kitty!

Nymeth said...

*birthday hugs*

*kitty hugs* :(

Tammie said...

happy birthday. i guess. :)

im sorry about kitty. i know how hard this time is right now. a lot of watching and waiting. it's really sad and difficult and painful. hang in there. love you guys:)

give kitty a kiss for me.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

happy birthday!.....i'd be kitty snuggling too. *Hugs*

D'Arcy said...

:( Poor kitty. Book reviews can wait. Speaking of books, I've finished Relic, and just got Reliquary (sp?) and Sharp Objects, so we can get going on that book club anytime. Just let me know when you have a spare moment between kitty cuddles. Tiger Lily will of course be your priority for the next while (and Terri, of course!)

Stefanie said...

Happy birthday! There is something on its way to you in the mail.

Sorry to hear Tiger Lily is declining. Enjoy the snuggling.

Big hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the time with your kitty, I know she loves you!

Daphne said...

Thanks, everyone! It's funny how a lot of good wishes really do help!

(and D'Arcy -- anytime! You start!)

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you got some time in with your kitty. Sounds like it was a special day, afterall.