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Last Quarter of 2013!!!! REALLY?

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Time is a storm in which we are all lost. (William Carlos Williams)

This year has been spent in survival mode - again. Myriad challenges including another death of a dear cousin, my mother is slowly dying and I can't be with her, and several other things.

As much as I appreciate that challenges make us stronger and blah blah blah, they are also exhausting. Plus, I'd like to get back to doing more than surviving.

Of course, it's not that I've been a lump on a log or anything. But not as productive and happening as I want to be. So, the year has simply evaporated before my very eyes so far and I feel like I have to make up for lost time during this last quarter.

Updates: My cat - Prince Harry - is doing amazing. His eyeball is wonderful and he is happier than he's been in a long time. I found the Vetericyn and it has been a miracle - no kidding. I also put him and his brother - Prince William - on L-lysine and they are responding very well. Harry has FHV, and since it's highly contagious, I'm giving lysine to Wills as prevention. I've also put them on cat multi-vitamins and they are doing great. Since they have sensitive bellies, it's been a huge experiment and lots of pukes along the way until I found one they don't upchuck.

My face is completely healed and I am so thankful. It was scary.

Wishing all a wonderful September. This part of the year goes even faster with all of the holidays headed our way.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I can certainly relate to your challenges and am tired of the catastrophe of the day/week/month/year. It gets old and wears on a person. It's hard to concentrate on yourself.

Glad to hear the kitties are doing well and that you face is healing.

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WATERONE 9/2/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon The thing I hate most about getting older is losing friends and loved ones. No matter how many years you enjoy with them, it is never enough.

Glad the cats are doing well. They are very handsome guys.

I hope the fall brings a break in the challenges and stress for you.

Love the quote. It is so true.

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SUNSHINEGB 9/2/2013 9:47AM

    Deaths and illnesses in a family take it's toll on a person, I know what you're saying. Glad to hear things are settling down in the last part of this year.
Love the names of your cats, that's awesome!

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NANCY- 9/2/2013 7:41AM

    I'm so glad that things are settling down and getting back to so called "normal."

"Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

You have needed a safe harbor to help you weather the difficult times, now that the seas are calmer you can set you sights for new venues. Enjoy your journey.

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    Your description of being in "survival mode" reminds me of a quotation someone told me when I was on chemo : "If you can't "fight" or "flight", just float! After ten terrible years I am now finding joy again in my life, and you will, too. You are already noticing that your life has many wonderful components - just focus on them when you're going through the tough stuff.

Love and hugs to you!
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LIVINGFREE19 9/1/2013 6:21PM

    I so understand how deaths in the family and all can be SO wearing, there is only so much a person can take.

I'm glad your face is healing well, and I am glad that your cats are doing great!

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NANCYPAT1 9/1/2013 4:01PM

    I am so glad the kitties are doing better - I have a cat with a sensitive tummy too - pukes are not uncommon for my precious Gray-C. I also know what you are talking about when you mention the challenges being exhausting - often think that while they may strengthen us, they are also draining and exhausting at times. I wish you love, kindness, strength, and hope as you continue to tackle the stresses of your daily life.

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NORWOODGIRL 9/1/2013 3:24PM

    Love that quote. Sometimes a day feels exactly like that. My kids laugh at me when I tell them that my motto is, "Boring is better!". I like to have a little more control of that storm.

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NATPLUMMER 9/1/2013 2:58PM

    I'm glad kitties and humans are doing well. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 9/1/2013 1:48PM

    I agree that challenges are exhausting!

Glad you are healing and that the kitties are doing well.

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-BLESSINGS- 9/1/2013 11:46AM

    I agree... seems to me that time has sped up... it goes so quickly now...

Glad to hear Prince Harry is better

wishing you and AWEsome September ~ Deby

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/1/2013 10:49AM

    I feel like this summer just melted away once I got diagnosed. I have to remind myself that we did do two bicycle trips. Maybe it would help both of us if we thought of the good things that have happened this year.

I, too, feel like I'm in survival mode. That can get to be a heavy feeling. Reading your blog, and thinking about "survival mode" makes me realize I'd feel a lot better right now if I got of the computer and went I go!!!!

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WALLAHALLA 9/1/2013 10:36AM

    Time does not stand still for anyone.

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