“Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes.”

Today’s musing will be quick. I’ve been in the house so long I need to be dusted. As for the cats and their medicines, Fern is cooperating but Maddie is not. The last I saw of Maddie this morning was a black flash with medicine on her back fur, not rubbed into her ears. She ran upstairs and I have no idea where she is. I need a new strategy as this one is clearly not working. I need two of me, one to corner her and the other to medicate. I am determined to get her sometime today. “Got her, Jim.” (kudos if you can place that quote)

The sun just came out so I’m feeling a bit better about the day. I’ve been staying in lately because of my back, but I have to go out for some prescriptions, one for me and one for the dog, and I need a few groceries and new library books.

Nothing much has been happening in my world of late. I was out for a bit on the deck yesterday, finished my laundry, attached the dog’s license to her collar, read a bit and took a nap. I’d be hard-pressed to decide the highlight of the day but I’m leaning toward the nap.

I am not often bored. I’ve taken days off from doing anything but on purpose, not for want of something to do. I know there are things around the house I could do, but not one of them entices me. Seriously, cleaning out a cabinet doesn’t get my heels clicking in the air as part of a joyous dance. The dust under my bed has lived there so long I think it now has resident’s status. I do need a new bathmat for the inside of the tub. I can just imagine myself standing at the mats oohing and ahing. Okay, that is a totally wrong picture. Shopping for mats is a necessity. Real shopping is an extra curricular.

By now you have an idea of my moods. Sarcasm and self-pity seem to be chief among them. I need to get out, to see people, to smell fresh air and to buy something cheap and silly just for the laugh. I need the laugh.

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10 Comments on ““Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Cats and medicine is no good combination! It can be tough enough with dogs sometimes but impossible when a cat refuses 🙂 I do hope You can figure out a new strategy!

    It is rare but I can get bored, usually if I have stayed home sick from work and is getting better. Boredom those times are signs of getting better.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Every time I get near her she runs. I’m going to call to see if there is a liquid which might just be easier.

      I did my errands and came home to take a nap. I’ve been reading for a while as I got some different books from the library.

      I’ll survive!

      Enjoy your evening!

  2. Richard Says:

    Alas et alack … ’tis misery I’ve been a-havin’, it ’tis … Ye Olde Sciatica hath taken out its anger upon my poor and wretched mortal form and laid me low. Yeah, yeah, I know – Sux 2 B Me … right. Got an appointment on the 27th with my Ortho doc and he wants a Fresh Set of X-rays (can you say ‘Mo’money!Mo’money!Mo’money!?) before we start the party, so I’ll have those done at 1245 and see him at 1345. I suspect the outcome will either be (a) Ye Famous Steroid Injection or, (b) Ye Newfangled Microdiscectomy – hell, he might wanna take it all the way to MRI City and Full Laminectomy. Whatever. It may (?) be an improvement over the present sad state of affairs – or not. Just ‘cos there’d be an operation is no guarantee of improvement – but I can be all full of Bright Shiny Expectation (not ‘expectoration’) until I find out otherwise. So, if I don’t stop in as frequently as in past, now you know why. And, since today is ‘Le Grande Jour,’ what with the excitement goin’ on in Noo Yawk Sit-tay, it’s just fitting that we hear from The Mark-Almond Band and their ever-so-appropriate-for-the-occasion tune entitled ‘New York State of Mind’ … their version is so much better than Billy Joel’s …

    • im6 Says:

      So good to hear Jon Mark and Johnny Almond. One song just wasn’t enough for me today, so I went back to their very first album for the original “city” song. There’s a nice blog post about the song here: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2015/08/24/mark-almond-the-city/. There, you can listen to the original “short” version (only 7+ minutes), plus a great 1978 update. I’m sharing the long version of the song. They recorded the song a lot!

    • katry Says:

      I am so sorry for all your pain and the medical hoops you are now jumping through. I’m right there with you: different place, same issues and many, many forms.

      This is far better than Billy Joel’s.

      • katry Says:

        I could listen to this over and over. I think it is a perfect late night, nobody on the highway driving song. I don’t know if I’d have liked this years ago. I don’t think I was ready for it. I surely am now.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Bath mat shopping would be done online. No matter how bored I was, I would not physically go someplace to look at bathmats. Well, maybe if they were “artisanal” bathmats which a good friend had on display at a venue close to an interesting restaurant in which we would be eating afterwards. 🙂

    Sorry Maddie is not cooperating. Sometimes the thing we think is going to be easiest turns out not to be. Not sure which of Murphy’s Laws of Probability that would be. Probably all three of them.

    Yesterday was beautiful and I was out in it a number of times. Today? Not so much. Cloudy, cool, sometimes rainy. The sun’s out now but the clouds are still overhead.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I figured I’d find something to pique my interest while I was out; however, I booted the mat shopping but did 3 other errands. I did buy a cinnamon roll at the bakery and it was worth all of the effort.

      Maddie runs every time she sees me. Fern is just fine sleeping beside me on the couch.

      Today was warm when the sun was out and cold, mid 50’s, when it wasn’t. We didn’t get any rain.

      Have a great evening!

  4. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I was just writing to you when my kitchen started raining. There are workers upstairs who make a lot of noise, don’t appear to understand English. I heard all this water coming down thru my kitchen, and the floor is wet, the light fixture is half filled with water, and I am afraid to see what else is water logged, lest I trip. I called my landlord, and no one has come down yet. I really don’t like it when it rains indoors.

    Cookie is fine. AAACKKK, giving a cat a medicine. Good luck.. you’ll have to find a way that works for you. Often when I know my cat is in reach, I grab her, towel her, and say ( and try to believe it when I say, I AM going to do this for you now, cause I am the mother. HA!

    I’ve also been bored lately. After going to the ER because my left leg wouldn’t walk, and spending 3 hrs there, I was laid up a little.

    I missed a play I wanted to see. Oh well.

    Yes, bathroom mats are not exciting to me either. Maybe I should get one for my soaked kitchen, since no one has been down to fix it.

    Take Good Care,
    Take a nap,

    Lori and the wet crew

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      It is a miracle when it rains inside. My mother had the same thing happen. Her kitchen light was dripping water. She wanted to cll an electrician. I said no, a plumber. She said but it is the light dripping. I explained rights don’t have water. The plumber came.

      I have to rub medicine in both her ears. Fern is easy but as soon as I get within 5 feet of Maddie she runs and I can’t get her. I need two of me.

      What was wrong with your leg? Did you find out?

      I did some other errands and never did make it to a place for mats. I’ll save that thrilling adventure for another day.

      Hope you’re having a great evening!

      Kat and the kids

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