Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 14

Today was hard.

Amelie is sick.

Homeschooling? Psh- I've got that.
Full-time college course load? No problem.
Living long distance from you? Meh, I can handle it.
New baby? I can do it!

Amelie... sick? Nope. That is pushing it too far, thank you. (For those who do not know, Amelie is my almost-10-year-old kitty. I have had her for my entire adult life, and she is by far my most precious earthly possession.)

Physically I can handle it. Emotionally, not so much.

I don't want to get into details, but Amelie is not okay. I called a local vet (a few times) and had good dialogue, and Amelie will be seen tomorrow (immediately, if she gets worse). I have taken every step I am able to make sure she is comfortable and able to get the privacy and rest she may need. The boys have been instructed not to enter my room for the time being, as I don't want her upset.

I hope, TRULY hope, that this is nothing major. I am clinging to that. It may sound silly, with all of the things I have endured and all that I have on my plate, for me to worry like this over "a cat" but she is more than that to me. She is my little friend.

I will let you know what the vet says tomorrow morning.

So, probably needless to say I was not super happy today. I decided that it was time to open the Blue Box. Yes, sooner than I hoped to have to open it, but I was not about to have my mood ruin an otherwise good day.

The Blue Box was GREAT, and exactly what was needed!!!

Blue Box note from my parents: "Sweeties- Have some fun with this. Lots of love, Mom & Dad. We miss you."

Carter holds Seraphina. Such a good brother!

Carter loves Zebra Popcorn!

Breakfast. Pre-Amelie illness.

Chocolate covered berries... mmmmm!

 The boys decorate cookies!

My mom provided us a way to make cookies in a snap!

This is what I wake up to every day =)

Harrison's coloring book, from the Blue Box! Carter got a Pixar one!

New pajamas! Fina got a warm bundle outfit, and I received new fuzzy pj pants! My pj pants had Grumpy dwarf on them, and our box also contained a DVD of Snow White, so the boys could see Grumpy in action, lol! Wearing those, and watching the movie with our laughing boys, really helped me be less like Grumpy!

Cookies, right out of the oven!

Harrison's finished puzzle! (I love that it came with a magnifying glass! The kids had a blast reading various parts of this map-puzzle!) There is another puzzle in the Blue Box, we haven't done it yet! There was so much to do in there! It will keep us occupied for days!

Putting the puzzle together! (Harrison still has not finished the Fantas you allowed him to have for Christmas!)

Window markers!


  1. I hope Ms. Kitty feels better soon. It's hard when our fur babies get sick. =( Hang in there!

    1. Thank you!!!! She is much better today! SO happy!

  2. Thank heavens for the Blue Box!!! :) The boys were so proud of their pajamas and couldn't wait to show me their popcorn!