Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Some Good News plus a Fun Tag

I want to thank Jessica for the Friendliest Friend Award! Thank you, Jessica! Hop on over and check out her blog! She is a busy young Christian mom with an adorable little girl! They are a wonderful family!

Some good news! Punky's tumor is shrinking and is almost gone! She is back to eating on her own and seems to be enjoying life once again. We are hoping for another 4 months with her before she has to be put to sleep. The cancer will return, and when that happens again, we will say our goodbyes to her. She's been a tough little trooper! Her 'Pops' will be coming to get her and 'Scooter' the end of this week. Then they will be off to Florida again!

'Scooter' is doing better, too! She is eating much better and loves to walk around the house. She is weak yet, but now that she is eating much better, it's just a matter of time before she can really get around. We love them so much, so this is really good news to us!!!

Also, some other good news! I heard on TV weather this evening that we are in for some below normal temperatures! We will welcome them, that's for certain!!! The mornings are cooler now, but then it heats up during the day. We still have the humidity, so the AC is still running. I, myself, am waiting for those cool nights for better sleeping!

Also, I was tagged by Pam, and I just noticed that I have not done it yet. Sorry about that, Pam.....but here goes!

1. What were you doing ten years ago:

Well, I was just 8 days away from my final divorce court date . At that time, I was working at a large hotel as Administrative Office Manager, a job I thoroughly loved, until the place was sold! I had purchased a new 40-foot Fifth Wheel RV (complete with washer and dryer and dishwasher) and was living in it at a local campground in this area. I loved it, and had bought it with the thought that I would never have to pack up everything if I should ever decide to move again. Crazy, huh? But it was very roomy and had all the conveniences of a house. It had triple slides, and the living room opened to 15 feet wide, so I was quite comfortable in it. That Fall and Winter, I lived next door to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! No, I haven't lost it! I really did live next door to them! They were on contract at our local mall for the holiday season. I only lived in it about 7 months when we had a horrible ice storm, and my big awning came down, trapping me inside until the fire department got me out at 4am! Of course, I didn't leave, but at least I could get my door open once they removed the awning and my screen room. That was enough of RV living for me! 10 days later, I had moved back into the new apartment complex where I had previously lived. Then I bought a townhome in a new community, where I am today! I still have the is parked near Orlando, FL at this time.

2. Five things on my to do list for today: (or I should say tomorrow since it is too late to do much today now!)

1. Go to my daughter's home again to check on Buster and feed him. He had his 4th round of chemo this past Monday. He's on an appetite stimulant for 5 days, and he is hungry all the time!

2. Go to Hobby Lobby for fabric for some Christmas projects.

3. Make pizza crusts.

4. Clean house and work on my jobs

5. And naturally, care for my cats!

3. What is your favorite snack?

I really don't snack. If I did, it would probably be Ritz crackers and sharp cheddar cheese and a diet wild cherry pepsi OR maybe a yogurt.

4. If I were a millionaire, I would:

1. Donate money to help with the pet overpopulation and build catteries to save more cats. Dogs get priority at our shelter here, and the cats don't have much of a chance, especially the feral cats. They aren't even given the chance for adoption...they are put to sleep right away. I do understand that there aren't enough people to foster them and tame them, but they DO tame. I have tamed a LOT of them. Sick dogs receive medical care, whereas sick cats are just euthanized right away.

2. Give money and food to the poor.

3. Buy clothes for poor children so they feel equal to the other kids.

4. Make sure every child in our area has a wonderful Christmas.

5. Make sure everyone in our area is warm in winter and cool in summer!

5. Places I have lived:

1. Buffalo, NY

2. Costello, PA

3. Port Allegany, PA

4. Laurens, SC
5. Muncie, IN
6. Spartanburg, SC
7. Moore, SC

6. Five people I'm tagging:

1. Michelle

2. Shannon

3. Diane @ Diane's Place

4. Jessica

5. Sammy

There you have it! Have a great week!


Old Lady Lincoln said...

Glad to hear the cats are improving. A little less work for you. Sounds like you've got a busy day ahead of you. I hate to say this but it's 10:15 and I'm still not dressed. If I lived alone, this is one of those days I probably wouldn't even bother to get dressed. I get days like that now and then. Have a great week-end, it's just around the corner.

Monogram Queen said...

Great post, glad your kitties are doing better and that makes me sad about the shelter and feral cats :(

hippochick said...

Good for you!! I hope to post today.

I have weird dreams every night. Some of it is my heart medicine, I think.

~hippo hugs~

Susie said...

Hi Nancy,
What good news about your kitty!
Loved learning a bit more about you through this meme. Being trapped in an RV does not sound like my idea of a good time! No wonder you moved!

Jess said...

I enjoyed your post today...thank you for linking to my blog and for saying such sweet things about me!

I enjoyed the meme and I will do it either tonight or tomorrow.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Nancy. Good news on the kitties. Thanks for all the great e-mails you have sent me. I finally got my internet up and running, but I don't know how long it will last. My computer is having fits all the time. Hope to see you stop by soon.

Lib said...

Hi Nancy,
Happy to hear the good news!
Hope you have a great wk.end!

Midlife Mom said...

So glad the kitties are doing better! Yes, I agree with you I would want to donate money so that cats have a fair shake in life!
The RV incident sounds rather scary! I wouldn't want to be trapped inside anything as I am claustrophobic! Glad you moved into an apartment! We are enjoying cool weather here, even had to put the furnace on this morning. Yippee, I love it! I had to wear a jacket when I did some mowing today. Take care and have a great weekend!

Gramma Ann said...

It's good to hear the kittens are feeling better. And the meme was a fun read. We learn more and more about you with each post.

Have a fun week-end.


Diane said...

Happy to hear some good news about the kitties!

It was interesting to read the meme. We've talked alot about ourselves when we get together and still I learned more!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Nancy,

I am so glad Punky and Scooter are both doing better!

Yeah, the RV incident was scary!

I enjoyed your meme. I would set up cat shelters everywhere if I won the lottery! You are right, feral cats can be tamed. I have 2 of them right here.

We are having a rainy weeked. Hope yours is sunny and bright!



Mrs Mom said...

Yay Kitties!! Keep mending there, and stop scaring your parents! ;)

Thanks for the tag Miss Nancy-- I'll have to give this one some thought! Will let you know when I get it up ;)

Temps here have been LOOOOVVVEEEEELLYYYYY too! Isnt it fantastic? So cool- fresh breeze, fuzzy horse coats, frisky dogs... ahhh Fall!!

Sammy said...

Thanks for tagging me, Nancy! I just did the meme over at my place!

It makes me so sad to hear about how shelters treat cats. It's just not right!

So glad your kitties are doing better.

Loved your story about the RV. I have to tell you that it's been a dream of mine for years to have an RV. I can't tell you how much I'd love to go on a road trip around the country in an RV.

Hope you're well, Nancy!


BClark said...

Hi Nancy,
Well I read through and got all caught up. When I went to make a comment blogger would not let me, so now I am back trying again.
I lived in our RV for months so I could keep working at my job. I worked at Lands'End and loved my job. I discovered that when the wind is howling and the snow is flying it was kinda drafty. One of our projects is to upgrade the windows and find all the leaks. I keep wishing LE would let us work from home, cause then I could have a super job again. There must be something out there I can do from home!! Loved your birthday tribute to your Dad, how wonderful you have such super memories of your parents. I am green.
Great your kitties are doing better and you are so right about the feral cat problem. You are doing your part letting people know about it, so that is a good thing. I was so incensed about the treatment you were given by the pet hospital. You and your family have spent a small fortune there and by now should know what great pet lovers you guys are. I would have been steaming and probably spewed. Not a nice way to be treated for sure. I am with you in thinking the almighty buck rules far too much of our world.
Best to you, Barbara

Michelle said...

You know I love you Nancy, and you TAGGED ME!

Ugh....well then, ok!

Check out the pictures of Shameless Oliver and I will do your meme.

Hugs sweetie!


Mississippi Songbird said...

Loved the meme..
I have started some Christmas projects myself.. My co-worker and I always make Christmas goodies for the hospice patients, and I have started gathering Christmas cups and containers for those.. We have about 30 patients, so I start early..
I hope you are having a good week. enjoyed the meme..
Bunches of hugs...

Mary said...


I'm glad the cats are doing better. It's too bad they are so ill. Our pets are members of our families.

I enjoyed learning more about you. Great meme.


Merle said...

Dear Nancy ~~ I am so glad that your son's kitties are better than they were. Glad the cancer is in remission . You won't be quite so busy, although two jobs sounds a lot for you to do. I am so
glad that you like the jokes I post and that they cheer you up. Take great care, my friend. Love, Merle.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!
Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and advertising for me! Your name has been entered extra!!
I love your blog and will add you to my fav blog roll. I really enjoy old photos. I just got a scanner recently so I can scan some of mine. I'm really excited about that!
It's so nice to meet you!!!

Merle said...

Hi again Nancy ~~ Just a quick note to tell you that I have left an award for you on my blog. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

Cecil said...

Hi Nancy.. I've had a lot going on.. hope you are doing ok.. I'm trying to catch up with everyone.. Glad the kitties are doing better.. I do hope it's a long long time before the cancer comes back. Hope you have a good rest of the week... Hugs... Cecil

Mary said...


Congratulations on the award. You are very deserving.

I enjoyed your meme. I would love to have that RV and I love your choice of a snack.

Take care, my friend. I always enjoy visiting with you.


Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Nancy...
did you say Hobby Lobby? Christmas projects? Ohhhhhhhhhh, I'm there with you, tagging along.

Have a super day.

Gramma Ann said...

Thanks for the visit yesterday. I was beginning to wonder if you were alright. Are you? Miss hearing about all that's going on in your life, but know you have your hands full with work and your furry friends.

Have a nice week-end

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you Nancy for posting the give-away on your blog. I enjoyed reading your blogging, especially all of the photos of your family and then the wonderful pictures of your friends and their story....hope you keep entering daily...don't think people are realizing that they can enter each day.

Merle said...

Hi again Nancy ~~ Sorry you are still snowed under with work. Don't worry about blogging until you catch up and have more time. Glad you enjoy the jokes and stories I post. Thank you for your comments. Take great care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Nancy...
I have a treat for you on my Sunday blog today.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!
Just stopping by to say HI! Glad to hear the good news about the kitties! So interesting to learn more about you too!
Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherry

Cecil said...

Hey Nancy.. I know you are very busy... I understand that! We upgraded our computer system at work last week... nightmare doesn't cover it!! We're still working out the bugs but we all survived! lol Hope you're doing ok.. try to stop and rest every now and then! Sometimes even on my days off, I just don't have time to come on or with being on the compter at work all the time...
I don't have time or have other stuff going on... Hugs... Cecil

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