Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gratitude


Today is November 1.  If you are a Catholic, it's All Saints' Day.  In Mexican culture, they celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, which coincides with All Saints' Day and All Souls Day, which is tomorrow. It's also the day that retailers go nuts and Christmas trees and wreaths and jingle bells appear everywhere you turn.  I'm not particularly fond of rushing the holidays.  Let me enjoy my turkey and gravy and all that jazz first.  Then bring on the mass consumerism.

So, up there is Miss Violet.  This picture was taken last Thursday after I finally got her to eat.  She is feeling much better and is back to her old self.  She follows me into the bathroom to get petted and it may sound weird, but it's one of the things I love most about her.  She has gotten incredibly hip to the whole pilling procedure and she now knows that when my husband comes home, it's pill time.  She hides.  So, I would personally like to thank the inventor of the "Pill Pocket."  Violet is none the wiser since I started using these ingenious little treats.  Once she's off the steroids, I plan to find a new vet.  I'm not going to give up on her just because she has heartworms.  If any cat can beat this diagnosis, I think she can.  She's been through a lot and she's got spunk.

So, why did I title this post gratitude?  Well, for one, I am really grateful that Violet made it through.  Just because I call myself the death writer does not mean that I'm totally cool with loss.  Quite the opposite.  I'm also grateful to the people who reached out to Sonya Reed this past week.  You have no idea how big of an impact your letters made.  Thank you sooooooo much.  Seriously.

Well, my kids raked in the candy last night.  One house gave each kid a full size Reese's Peanut butter cup and I'm not talking the one with two.  This was truly full size and contained six. I am going to try and contain myself.  Won't be easy.

Last but not least, I am grateful to my readers.  I know that not all of you comment, but I know you're there and I appreciate you stopping by.

Till next time!

10 comments:

  1. Happy November! I'm glad Miss Violet is on the mend.

    I am completely dreading the Christmas overkill. Does anyone enjoy rushing into the holiday season?

    Those peanut butter cups would spell doom for me!

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    1. Owners of stores like rushing in the holiday season:)
      Yeah, both of my kids got those full size packages and they're just sitting there on the kitchen counter...

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  2. Miss Violet looks good, really good. Keep your chin up she'll be fine. My cats loved mayo, I could get them to swallow any pill coated in mayo.

    My pastor says Mass in our church cemetery, for All Saints Day. Some would think that was kinda creepy but I always loved it till my kids became residents there, now I won't go.

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    1. I'm sorry. I'm sure that would be incredibly difficult.

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  3. I'm grateful that you're here, doing what you do Pamela! Very glad to hear your four-legged baby is doing well.
    Mike

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  4. First and foremost, I hate you. You really need to watch your verbage, Missy. When you said "up there is Miss Violet," I gasped and freaked out thinking Violet was up there IN HEAVEN. You are a terrible friend. I still love you. Also, this week was one long brain fart for me and part of that was not writing to Sonya. I feel terrible. You should tell her your friend from Chicago feels terrible about being a jerk but really does care. And PJ, I'm grateful to you, too. And once I'm caught up on my magazines I'll get started on your 'script. <3

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    1. Simmer down there Jill. Violet is still alive and kicking. I'm going to be visiting Sonya this weekend and I will tell her that one of my friends in Chicago meant to send her a note but she had a bad week. Don't worry about it. It's all good:)

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