Saturday, 28 November 2009

Highs and lows!

The bestest orange cat in the World.

There have been a lot of these lately, although I won't go into the gorey details, but it's been quite an upty downty time here at the Retreat.

After waiting weeks for an order of dolls eyes, they finally arrived today and were utter pants! The ones I made myself are far better, even the burnt ones. So I'm a bit narked about that! Although in the great scheme of things, this is just a minor irritation, like an itch between the shoulder blades that you can't quite reach!

Of a more serious nature, we took Max for his regular check up to find that his tumour has begun to grow :( I noticed that he's been struggling a bit lately, but was still surprised when the news came, especially as we may only have weeks now. As always, the steroids have made him more comfortable, and he's been cuddling me constantly and taking lots of tidbits of chicken and beef!

On an upward note, my darling daughter has worn me down and I've booked tickets to see New Moon. I'm sure it will be visually delightful, and I'm willing to completely suspend my disbelief for a couple of hours to fully submerge myself in the film. I'm sorry to say that the books were a bit of a disappointment to me, mainly as I found myself wanting to constantly give Bella a shake. I know I'm of the minority here, but I think that she's a terrible roll model for young girls, especially her infuriating habit of defining herself according to the male person she is with at the time. Come on girls, we're better than that!

At least the actress of the movie has a little more grit in her than in the books and who could resist all the gorgeous male eye candy. So, in all, I'm quite looking forward to my afternoon out and as it's the last weekend of the month, it doubles up as my monthly girls day out with darling daughter :)

I just had to share this picture with you all, as I find it soooo meltingly romantic :)


Danielle Barlow said...

Oh what a rollercoaster for you! Poor ginger puss :(

hmm, the jury is still out on Twilight as far as I am concerned. It all seems a bit lightweight and insipid. Give me Buffy any day - completeley ridiculous plots, but some good messages in there too!

Jasmine said...

Enjoy your outing :)

Pixiedust said...

Poor Max, ((((big hugs)))).

New Moon was FAB, I can't wait to watch it again. xxxx

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Ooooh beautiful orange kitty, Max. My love goes out to him (and lots of hugs!).

Yarrow said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and Max says thank you too :)

Yep, Pixie, I'd like to see it again too, although just 'cos I'm a baaad woman ;)