Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Not Quite So Sad
Karen Jo: I have only done it twice. Once a few days ago when you began attacking my pajama legs and your claws were going through the material and hurting me. You just wouldn't stop it, despite my pushing you off my legs and petting you and trying to get you interested in something else. After five minutes, Oja started crying at the door and I opened it again and got up for the day. The second time was today when you were helping me make the bed. I don't mind it when you attack the sheets and blankets and let yourself get covered up. However, this morning you attacked the blanket where I was holding it and made such a deep hole in my finger that I had to get a bandage to stop the bleeding. I let you back in as soon as I finished.
Spyro: I still don't like it. The traffic at the bird feeders has been very interesting. We had some little animals as well as birds. I lashed and lashed my tail.
Karen Jo: Some chipmunks have discovered the bird seed that the birds knock to the ground. I was very glad to see them. I haven't seen any since the fire two years ago.
Spyro: What were you doing in the back yard for so long? You said I could stay out with you if I behaved, but it was too cold for me to stay out long.
Karen Jo: Herman's grave marker arrived and I was putting it up along with the solar powered colored lights I got for Herman and Emma. Herman got a star and Emma got a dragonfly. I really like them and they make useful markers for the sides of the graves. I also fed and watered the birds.
Karen Jo: Oja does sleep with me on most nights. Some nights she and Spyro prefer to sleep elsewhere, but one or both of them is always there in the morning, making sure I am getting up for breakfast. I am feeling a bit better. I went to Thanksgiving dinner with my brother and nephews to one of my nephew's girlfriend's house. There was a whole crowd of us and it was delightful. When my brother brought me home, we had time to go to the bank and get the last of the papers connected with my Mother's death signed and notarized. I went and filed the last of the papers with the county today and got the utilities put in my name and changed the insurance to my name, too. It's finally almost all done. Once I am sure that the last shares of stock have been transferred, I can close her checking account and everything will at last be all taken care of. That took a great weight off my shoulders and made me feel happy. I still miss Herman lots. It's hard to get used to being greeted at the door by only Spyro, but it will come. I also feel better that his grave has a marker and a light. I should be blogging fairly steadily from now on.