Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sorry I haven't been around...

I did survive the long stint with 5 children, and I did it with one hand tied behind my back.
Piece of cake, actually...

The problem started after they left, when a stupid friggin' migraine reared it's ugly head, and then things just started building from there.
(if cheap chocolate gives you migraines, I recommend staying away from those little Nestle's chocolate mud cake coffee sticks. They're a killer.)

Then... I have the security lights guy coming out Thursday, and the bill for 2 double security lights, a power point and a wall sconce, not to mention partially re-doing the shed wiring, is gonna set me back approx. $300.

Then Jazzy, my sweet oldest cat, has problems with her ears, so a trip to the vet cost me $52 yesterday and we ended up scheduling a total ear resection for Friday, which is gonna be a further $500 or so.
More like the "or so" and it wouldn't surprise me to find that another $200 needs to be added to the original quote.
"Ear re-section" doesn't sound like too much does it? But what it means is removing about 80% of her ears to get rid of the dead and dying tissue.
To put it in layman's terms, they're gonna whack her ears off, and my stomach turns, even thinking about it.

And tonight? Like I said, I've been dealing with a killer migraine, and with the bills mounting, I have no choice but to continue working, so I work a full 8 hours today with 4 children, finishing at 5:30... and then at 6, I need to present myself for a 4 hour first aid course and see if I can survive until 10:30 tonight.
Only to get up at 4:30 tomorrow morning and start it all over again. And again and again...

Bills, taxes, sore pussy cats, headaches, paperwork.... It's all just got me snowed under right now, and feeling sorry for myself...
But when and if things settle down, I'll be back with my usual inane drivel.

Lucky you, eh?


Katidids said...

We miss ya Kate! Sorry to hear or your troubles, hope surgery goes well

Terry said...

Howdy Katie
Oh my sweetie ,soft hugs to you.
I too get migrains and all you can do is to keep on in order to pay the bills.
Please know that my prayers are with you.
Take care of yourself.
I will be waiting for a blessing to come your way.
Hang on honey !!!
Your blogging girlfriends are all here.
So just vent away or what ever you need to do.
May the rest of your week bring you much joy,relief,happiness and an abundance of good things.
Happy Trails

darsden said...

Oh my when it rains it pours! I hope you head gets better that is horrible trying to work through. My sister suffers real bad with them to. Sorry about the ears having to be removed how sad.
Hope it stops raining soon :-){hugs}

Sherri said...

Hope you feel better soon, and things slow down a bit. Love you!

joolzmac said...

Hi Tatersmama

I get the odd headache but migraines must be the absolute pits! I hope things ease up on you soon. Is there any chance someone could help out with the kids for a day or two to ease the load? Try to take it easy, chook.

Cheers - Joolz

justjoycee said...

Wow, hang in there. It's gonna get better. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Anita said...

Oh my goodness I do feel so sorry for you,bless your heart hope things get better real soon.Big Big Hugs

Paula said...

I am so sorry to hear you have another one of those nasty headaches attacking you again. I am kinda like you right now...everything hitting at once and don't feel good but gotta keep getting on with it...I hope you are able to take a breath and get some rest. peace to you.

Homestay Mama said...

We were missing you! Now I see why you've been so silent. No worries, we are always here ready to come visit you the minute you post!

So sorry about the migraine and kitty woes. My sister had a cat that had that surgery. The cat looked funny without ears, but she lived a lot longer than she would have otherwise.

Faithful said...

Sorry to hear about your migraines and all the other stuff on your plate... I'll send some good thoughts and energy your way! I have been getting alot of migraines myself lately ..and everything has been piling up on me so much that I thought somebody out there put a voodoo hex on me. Take care of yourself as you said you had lupus too.

Kurichan said...

((((((((BIG HUGS))))))))) being sent your way.....

Anonymous said...

Kate, yes sometimes its overwhelming! Rest your poor head when you can. Maybe you need more frugal tips from me and Paula? Ha!

Bz said...

Will see ya when we do. I hope you rest up and take care of yourself.
BTW.. that guitar singer DOES have a nice voice!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Just glad to hear you are okay and survived. So sorry about the migraine. And your kitty? Well, Bo's cat just had the same thing done about 9 mos. ago. She is white and had gotten too much cancer on her ears. He cut them down and stitched them for $125!!! The price they're quoting seems so HIGH! (I'm obviously telling you this to make you feel better - what is my point here actually?!) Anyway, just in case you have any other vet or maybe like so much else, it's Australia and EVERYthing is expensive. Okay, off to read your other posts! So glad you're back. :)

Pam said...

Oh you poor thing! And you're poor kitty cat. Sending hugs your way.

Becky said...

I'm sorry you are having such a bad time of it, trust me I know the feeling all too well. Best of luck with the kitty!


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