Am I the only one that is relieved when Christmas is over? I found myself mildly sick the week before Christmas and only when it became "Christmas Crunch Time" did I recognize how really crappy I felt. By that time, I was expected to be June Cleaver with things baking, presents wrapped and the house smelling like gingerbread. I had a low-grade fever and was feeling resentful with a pasted smile on my face.
No wonder I'm so relieved when Christmas is over!!
Today was the first somewhat normal rescue day. We went to the low-kill shelter and rescued 7 or 8 cats. I think we only rescued 2 older kittens and the rest were really sweet adult cats. It felt good to be there and rescuing with the least amount of stress. I didn't really feel like we were leaving behind anyone to die and the staff was happy to see us.
I have two sick kittens in my "kitten room". Colourful snot and various sounds of snorting and sneezing permeate the walls. I've been so busy that I haven't been able to spend as much time with these two cuties as I would've liked, so now when I go into the room they look at me like, "HOLY SHIT! RUN! She's going to put stuff in our eyes and squirt gunk down our throats!!! ARGH!!!!" Poor guys -- I need to lay down with them and read a book or something.
Every year on Boxing Day (December 26th), we meet with David's extended family for some holiday catching up. They're really a lovely family and I really enjoy them. But every time we're together the very first question that is asked is, "So Beth. How many cats do you have now?" It's like out of a commercial or something - forks drop to the plates, the the usual murmurs of conversations subside. "How many, Beth?" Seriously - no matter what number I would say, they all exclaim "WHOA!!!!!" Sometimes I feel like the family freak show that they talk about after we leave. As we walk down the driveway, I can almost hear them say, "David should've stayed married to Gaylle...they only had 1 dog then!" Blah blah blah.
Ooo. My insecurities are showing! What would June Cleaver say?