Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Karen Jo: I was lonely last night. No kitty came to sleep with me.
Spyro: We were mad at you. You left us in the night and didn't come home until 0-dark-thirty.
Oja: We were starving. Dinner was very late.
Karen Jo: My friend took me out for a while, just to get me out of the house and to take my mind off Herman for a few hours. It worked and I felt a little better.
Spyro: You were up so late that I decided I better get you up for breakfast. It was easy. All I had to do was jump up on the bed and you were awake. I don't know why Herman made such a fuss about how hard it was to get you up.
Karen Jo: The only time Herman had a hard time getting me up for breakfast was when he decided to get me up before dawn.
Spyro: I came in later to get your lazy buns out of bed and I'm almost sorry I did. All day yesterday and all day today you have been busy, busy, busy. I've never seen you do so much work around the house.
Karen Jo: I have to keep busy, or the negative side of my mind tries to lay a guilt trip on me about Herman. I know perfectly well that there is absolutely nothing to feel guilty about, but I hate the thoughts that crop up, so I just keep busy. The same thing happened when my Mom died.
Spyro: Late this afternoon, I finally got tired of it and tried to get you to stop playing with your papers and play with me. I sat on your papers, so you had to slide them out from under me. When you were writing in your little book, I put the bitey on your pen. When that didn't stop you, I put the bitey on your little finger. Finally, when you got up to get something, I pushed all the papers and your pen and your little book off the table.
Karen Jo: I had let the mail pile up and I had some bills to pay and I put the order in for Herman's grave marker. I pet you a little between opening envelopes.
Spyro: It wasn't enough. I wanted your undivided attention.
Karen Jo: After I put the peas on the stove to cook for supper, I gave you all the attention you wanted, as long as it lasted, which wasn't long.
Spyro: Oja came into the kitchen and I decided to hop down and greet her.
Karen Jo: And chase her into the living room and play with her.
Karen Jo: To change the subject, the Bird Channel is on Cat TV again. It snowed just a tiny bit Saturday night, so it's safe to put out the bird seed, suet and water again. The bears have gone into hibernation. I put everything out yesterday, but the birds didn't find it until this afternoon. Spyro and Oja haven't discovered the birds yet, but it won't be long. They get a little noisy in the mornings.