Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Hanging in There

I've been making extra efforts to take photos of the cats, so that I can email them to my husband, who misses them terribly. I am getting better photos with the strong natural light -- the flash doesn't go off in their eyes. I thought this portrait of Habibi turned out pretty well.

I am thoroughly exhausted, but today is my whole body scan, which is checking to see if I have any cancer showing up in certain tissues that are associated with the thyroid, like the lungs and lymphatic system. I think that's what it does anyway.

My folks got here safely, I'm thrilled to report. We haven't gotten to go and do anything fun, but it has been great just to spend time with them and luxuriate in having meals made for me and dishes magically done. Unfortunately, my (step)Mom had cataract surgery on one of her eyes in November and has been having a problem with it. She goes to the eye doctor today. My poor Dad, surrounded by invalids.

Pokey and Lily are pretty much back to normal, but Howler and Bibi are still spending far too much time under my bed. My Dad has been taking the allergy med Zyrtec and hasn't had a problem being around all of them - woohoo.

I finished the quilting on my penguin quilt and have started quilting on a new project. I'll show that another day. Not that I've gotten far - haven't even picked it up in days.

Ya'all take care. Thanks for all the comments and support.

35 comments:

joyce said...

That is a gorgeous cat photo. I am impressed by how she is staring at the camera. I hope your scan goes well and that you are in Paris with your husband asap. It's nice that you aren't alone there and how great is that, having meals made for you! Good luck with the scan.

McIrish Annie said...

Love the closeup of Habibi! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope the body scan comes out clean as a whistle!

I'm jealous! i haven't had mommy cook a meal for me in years.

jpquilter said...

I have been thinking of you and will be waiting to hear how your scan went. Thinking good thoughts for a very clean scan and a simple treatment plan.
Juliann

Lucy said...

I keep my fingers crossed for the results from the scan!!

Judy said...

I can't even imagine ...well strike that, I have felt SOME of what you are feeling...and I would fight to the death over those meds. You have to feel like absolute horror, but hopefully once the test are done you can get back on the meds and feel better in a few weeks. Hope the test goes easily! The cats will get used to the extra people soon hopefully.

Clare said...

As I type this you are probably having your scan - got no idea what the time difference is.

Glad you Dad isn't finding the cats too bad and you et your Mom wait on you hand and foot; OK!

x

cher said...

hope nothing but good news after the body scan gets processed! another wonderful photo of Habibi...hope good news is forthcoming for your stepmom as well. So glad you are getting some pampering on the cooking/cleaning front.
will look forward to seeing the quilting progress when you get a chance.

Kathie said...

Hope the scan is/was,the results clean, and the treatment straightforward and OF SHORT DURATION so you can get on with your glamorous life in Paris.

The cat picture is bee-yoo-tiful!!

Kathie said...

That was supposed to say "hope the scan is/was easy..."

Sassenach said...

Oh my, your exhaustion comes through loud and clear. Don't push yourself...but thanks for keeping us all updated.
Hugs from icy Illinois.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Good luck with the scan! Great photo of Habibi!

Hanne said...

I really have enjoyed your cat photos :-) Crossing my fingers for you now!! Hang in there!

Hanne said...

I really have enjoyed your cat photos :-) Crossing my fingers for you now!! Hang in there!

Sandra said...

He's a very handsome cat! Here's hoping the scan is negative and that you feel like quilting soon :-)

Dianne said...

Great shot of Habibi, Tonya. Reminds me I need to take some more pics of our mob. I can well imagine your DH must be feeling bereft without you and the felines.

I'm holding a good thought for the scan today and sending hugs.

Such good news that you finished the penguin quilt. Can't wait to see what's coming up next!

anne bebbington said...

Super picture of Habibi - looks like he's saying 'Yeah, what do you want?'

Good luck for the scan Tonya - hope it shows no surprises

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear that your were so tired. I would be too. But your cat pictures are adorable! And I'm glad your mom and dad are there.

comicbooklady said...

I love your cat photos! I hope your scan goes well! Thinking of you!

Malagueta said...

A wonderful picture--you can read so much into that look! Take care and get all the rest you need.

JudyL said...

Tonya, I've been thinking good thoughts for you! I miss your daily blog writing. Take care of yourself and keep us posted.

How long will your parents be there?

Judy L.

Karen said...

Oh, who's a pretty kitty? Best wishes for things to go well for you. Hope to hear from you soon. Help your mommy, Howler and Habibi and Pokey and Lily!

Sweet P said...

You are a great photographer. That is one awesome picture. I hope your husband enjoys the photos. It is nice to spend time with parents, isn't it? Sometimes we just need to be taken care of by someone we love, don't we?

Susan said...

Great kitty photo! Hope things went well today, look forward to hearing, when you know what the testing shows.zzyzyibo

Holly said...

I've been thinking about you a lot and sending positive thoughts your way. Habibi is very photogenic. Nice that your hubby likes the kitties as much as you do.

Finn said...

Hey Ton, it IS a great picture...has the look of a professional job. I'm sure DH will love it..*VBS*
I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a clean scan and nothing showing up that isn't suppose to be there.
Glad to hear you have someone there with you. Big hugs, Finn

Lois R. said...

Bibi is gorgeous!

candyschultz said...

Sending, as usual, best wishes for your results. Glad you have someone to take care of you for awhile. The cats are wonderful.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great to see you have company. Good luck with those tests, LOL Tracey ps, he does look like dear disappeared Yoda-are you sure you are not the disappearerer???

Joanne said...

Hugs and Prayers and hope the body scan is clear.
Take care.

YankeeQuilter said...

Here is hoping the scan goes OK. The cats will come out when they are good and ready. As I recall Goldie spent the first week in our new house under the bed!
Sio

Samantha said...

I am very belated to check in on you, but I do hope you are doing well with all the medical issues!

ForestJane said...

Best wishes for you... and great picture of Habibi! Love those eyes without the red flash look. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the scan, thinking positive thoughts. And the cat photo is precious. I love taking pics of my cat. Hubby often says he'd love to be able to download the camera just once without a pic of the cat on it!!

Carol said...

Sorry about that, the anonymous comment was mine, I didn't log in properly.

Hanne said...

I just sat here thinking about the XO sewing so I just thought I should stop by and send you some strong thoughts !! Hang in there Tonya !