Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This and That

I won one of ML's auctions and got Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.  It arrived not long ago and I am really enjoying it.  It is illustrated by Edward Gorey, whom I like very much.

I thought I would let you know what is going on a bit.  My Mother's cracked vertabra has completely healed and I think she has recovered as much as she is going to.  This very bad experience has left her a semi-invalid and she needs a lot more looking after than she used to.  I am working 42-48 hours a week and taking care of the house and shopping and errands.  What all this adds up to is that I have a lot less time for blogging than I used to and it doesn't look like this is going to change any time in the near future.  I will still work on the limericks and visit as much as I can, but the daily limericks are a thing of the past.  I'm not feeling sorry for myself or anything like that, but I did think you all should know why my output has dropped so much and why you don't see me as such a regular visitor.  I love you all very much and want you to know that being part of this great community has done wonders for helping me get through the rough spots in my life.

18 comments:

Ariel said...

I'm so sorry about your mom.Your a great daughter working so hard and taking good care of her.

Parker said...

Smoochies Karen Jo, we understand!

-d ma said...

take care of yourself Karen Jo. I'll look forward to seeing the occasional limerick...

TT said...

Some times a bean just needs a break! We all shall finks of you

((( purrs )))

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Your mom is lucky to have you to take care of her, and you take care of yourself too. We will just wait for limericks until you are ready....we can do that!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope you still find time to relax and do the things you love (even if it's not blogging!) Remember, you need to take care of yourself in order to care for others!

peggy said...

I've been in your shoes. Heartbreaking and at the same time rewarding working with your mom. I learned so much from my mom while I cared for her, things I never knew about her. Look at this time as a chance to get even closer to your mom, I don't think you will regret it. Take long baths, and treat yourself to a good glass of wine as often as possible. You'll need it to regenerate! And if you have limericks in your mind - say them out loud, we'll hear them.
Bless you for being such a wonderful daughter and person. Take care.

Tybalt said...

Oh Karen Jo!

I am very sorry about your mommy. I will purr that she is ok. Back problems are very hard to live with. My grandpapa and grandmama both have them. :(

Don't worry - we are all here for you when you need us. And just because we don't see you everyday doesn't mean that we will forget you! We kitties love you and your limericks. Purrrs!

PB & J said...

We're so sorry Karen Jo - but you're doing a great job at all of that extra work! Just remember to take care of your too!

Don't worry about all of us, we'll be here to read whenever you're around!

Purrs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Lux said...

We love you, too, Karen Jo!

{{{{{hugs}}}}}

zevo hussein calamari said...

Sending you healing purrs. Please take care of yourself. We will miss you.
xoxoxoxooxo

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh karen Jo!!!
Da momee here knowz abouts takin' care of elder beanz parents. She sez she iz sendin' all kindzez of good healin' thought your way. & man, do we evfur understand abouts da daily bloggin' not happenin.' It can be more of a duty den a joy if we haz too much to do.. & dat iz not right. It's gotta be a joy... so, if its only part time & joyful... den it's az da sticky kidz say, "All Good!"
We lovez you & we lovez your limmer-licks!!!
Dr Tweety

The Devil Dog said...

We are sorry about your mom. We love you too. You take care of yourself, we understand and if you ever want a "Lucky" afternoon, you just let us know.

Roxy, Lucky & Mom

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We love you, Karen Jo! Blog when you want to, we'll be here! Kitty kisses to you and your Mom!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

We love you and will miss your limericks. But we'll stop by from time to time and say hi whether you have been able to post or not.

We are sending warm purrs to your mom and you. Be sure to find time to have fun for yourself a little bit each week. And remember, naps are fun :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Karen Jo, sometimes life just takes us on detours we aren't expecting. We're glad your mother is doing better, though. She is much more important than daily blogging or visiting, so we all understand.

And make sure you take some time for yourself! You are important too.

purrs and tail wags

Zoey & Me said...

We love you too and will keep you and your Mom in our prayers. We take care of a 94 year old who is now with Hospice so share your concern for your Mom. Come back when you can but don't push yourself. We'll be here with purrs and head butts.

Mickey said...

Thanks for the update. You can visit when you can,we will be here.
Hugs for you and your Mom.I know how hard looking after someone can be. It's a bit stressful too.
Take care and just lurk for a while :) THat's what I did for a long time before I started my blog ;)

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