Saturday, December 24, 2011

How much longer till present opening???

Tate:  This waiting until Christmas is starting to get to me.
They keep saying to check the Advent calendar...don't they know cats don't know what a calendar is for?

All these boxes with ribbons and things...just sitting on the table for days now.

I've been told I has to be be good and wait until Christmas morning to open the boxes.

That big red one...wonder what's in that one?
I really am being good.  Just sitting next to the boxes, looking at all the pretty ribbons and sparkly papers.

Just a little while longer...I can keep being really good...

OH who are we kidding here?
I am bored out of my mind!
What is the big deal about waiting until later anyway?

Jill:  Tate, did I hear you say something?

Tate: No...I was just yawning loudly before I take my nap.  Go back to sleep.

Jill:  Umphhh...ugh...I feel lousy any way....zZzzzzzzz

Tate: That was close.  I think as long as she is asleep I will just do a bit of pre-Christmas snooping.
This bag smells interesting...

The ribbons....the ribbons! 

The ribbons and the tissue paper both make the best crinkly sound!

Oh my.  No wonder Christmas presents are so popular.  Who wouldn't want stuff with ribbons?

Wonder if different colored ribbons taste differently?
One way to find out for sure....


That actually didn't taste all that great...phooey!

Oh hi Bernie.  No I was just keeping an eye on the Christmas presents for you.   They all look just great!

Can't wait until Christmas morning!

Yes, I am keeping an especially close watch on that big red gift.
Is it for me?

Bernie: No, I am afraid it isn't.  

Tate:  Oh.  Well maybe who ever gets it will let me have the ribbon after it is opened?

Bernie:  We'll see what we can do about that...

Tate:  I just wish I knew how many more hours it is until we open presents around here. 
Sometimes not being able to tell human time can be a really big drag.

Update:  The Wednesday visit to the doctor left me no new answers aside from reconfirming that there is a bit of fluid on the heart, and some inflammation around the heart sack which gets brushed with each breath of lung expansion. 
Random coughing spells serve to open up the lungs that I hesitate to fully inflate.
The "guess" is that these two elements are the reason for the on going fever which unhappily continues up to today.

Flu is ruled out; as I am allergic to flu shot preservatives I was glad that was that case.

I am on an antibiotics and seven other heart procedure related meds; all of which should be finished up in the next week or so.
I have read that sometimes meds can cause fevers too.

I am so thankful that this year did not include travel plans, either to other places or people coming to visit us.

I would really like to be fever free and able to return to work (and a real life outside of fever/fever break sweats/ fever rebuilding with aches etc etc!) on Tuesday.

And I would like for food to taste normal and tummy friendly again as well.

Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas with health, family and love abounding here on earth is it does in heaven above.


ellen b. said...

Praying for you friend...

Kathy said...

I'm sorry your procedure recovery isn't going more smoothly. : ( Still praying for you to feel remarkably better very soon.

Vee said...

Jill, you remain in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you'll feel better right away and that things will be getting back to normal stat. In the meantime, lie low, read, sleep, rest, take a few pictures, write, watch Christmas movies, you know the drill.

BTW, Tate is such a handsome fellow. I enjoyed his Christmas story and do hope that there's something in that stash for him.

Merry Christmas to you and Bernie!

Sara said... it does in heaven - amen to that! And I wish you a speedy recovery from this fever illness thing. So sorry I've been missing in action lately and have not visited. God bless you with His amazing love and heal your body back to being pain free and full of energy real soon.

I love all your Tate and other cat photos, and those birds in the last post too...especially the one (whose name I've already forgotten) with the polka dot vest.

Sending you hugs and prayers for a lovely Christmas and a healthy one, with lots of love. Sara

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh my friend. ..I am praying here for you to be restored to health. I hope once the meds are finished your tummy will be better.
I am remembering after my dad had heart surgery he had a terrible time with the meds but they were necessary and eventually it all sorted itself out.
Still. ...I hope you can feel some relief tomorrow.
Say hi to Bernie. ..I'm so glad he has taken care of those gifts. . .which are very nicely wrapped!

Anonymous said...

We are curious, did Tate get the big red box?
We had fun reading your blog today.
Hope you're feeling better soon. Love you all, hope you had a good day. We all ate too much!
Love, mom and dad S.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Praying for a total recovery, Jill. So sorry this is taking it's time!

As for the Tate pictures...I'd say you put together a wee waiting-for-Christmas book. You have the photos...and the narrative ready to go.

Kathy said...

I pray your wishes come true. Do take care!

Frank's Girl said...

Please get better soon. Your pictures are wonderful to watch. Tell Bernie that his Christmas present to you was perfect.

Virginia in Texas

Frank's Girl said...

Please get better soon. Your pictures are wonderful to watch. Tell Bernie that his Christmas present to you was perfect.

Virginia in Texas