Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Meme of Happy Happiness

Rob at Laughing at the Pieces tagged me on a meme and said for me to do it when I'm out of hibernation. I'm not even close to poking my head out of the cave, but no one needs a happy like someone writing a war book.

Some number of things I'm happy about:

1) My husband's high school reunion (correlating to Rob's # 7). Best friends and eighties music, all in one night!

2) My cat Tiggy got good blood results yesterday. She has chronic renal failure, which is a terminal illness, but she's much improved from a month ago, so I'm setting back her Doomsday Clock to 12:01 a.m., as befitting an immortal creature.

3) Just got ARCs of Wicked Game in the mail. They're gorgeous, and the acknowledgments made my husband smile. I have a fun contest planned here next week to see who gets the very first one.

4) The soundtrack to HBO's Rome finally came out. When I bought it, Amazon told me that I should also buy the soundtrack to 300. So I did (though I accidentally paid 8 bucks extra for the stupid deluxe version). They are both outrageously wonderful and perfect accompaniment for writing a war novel.

5) Joe Torre will be managing the Dodgers next year.

6) Brett Favre is having the season of a lifetime, proving that 38-year-olds can still kick ass.

7) There's a comet in Perseus that is currently bigger than the sun. No, I'm serious.

I'm shy about tagging people, so consider it all-inclusive. Just link back here. Have a happy weekend!



Sorry to hear about Tiggy. Two of our cats have gone through bouts of kidney failure, but they bounced back. Sharon put in a lot of time administering subcutaneous fluids and pulled them through. They're on the kidney diet food now and, knock on wood, they've been in pretty good shape for their age. I hope you get the same result with Tiggy.

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 11/19/2007 3:15 PM

Thanks, Andrew. Glad to hear your kitties are doing well. Tiggy was pretty sick about a month ago, but is much better now. She's been on the kidney diet food since June, but now I'm feeding her 4x/day to keep her weight up, along with the fluids. For awhile she had to have a phosphorus binder medicine which she hated (it tastes like peppermint).

She's still losing weight, but I think it's stabilizing around 6 lbs. She's 16, almost 17, and has hyperthyroidism AND borderline hypertension. Oh, and arthritis. She has about a medicine cabinet's worth of pharmaceuticals and supplements now. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/19/2007 3:29 PM

Hi Jeri-
We had a kitty with the same problem- just watch her eyes- one of the side effects that we experienced was high blood pressure and glaucoma- he was going blind from it, and we didn't notice until a very gifted vet spotted the signs. It was mostly reversible, but added to the many medications that the poor little guy was on.

Congrats on the book- it'll be on the list to buy once it comes out!

Posted by: Blogger slyboots2 at 11/19/2007 6:55 PM

Thanks for the reminder! I've read that they can get a detached retina and go blind in the course of a day or two from hypertension.

So I'll be limiting my travels over the next ?? months (basically, the rest of her life). She got very sick in October after I/we had been out of town four weekends in a row. I think it was a combination of stress and not eating as much. My hibernation suits her very well. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/19/2007 8:03 PM

If you've got a clock going for Tiggy, make sure she gets to run around Los Angeles defusing bombs and such.

I'm glad she's doing better.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 11/20/2007 11:46 AM

Right. Like she cares about LA. A longer life just means more time to go "Meh."

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/20/2007 1:04 PM

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