Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Yes, we're still here! And we're doing fine and Walter is recovering nicely.

He's sleeping a lot. This is good for him, especially considering how he's been hacked to pieces from head to toe.

Thing is, he sleeps much better if I lay down with him. I find this makes for scanty blogging, lately.

When the cats were with us it was such a treat to tell them: ohhh KITTuns! LET'S go to BED!

Oh BOY! those little tails and heads would pop up in the air, and they'd bounce around all joyous, oh BOY!!! A Nice Nap! oh BOY!!!


Not many creatures can appreciate a nap quite as well as a cat.

I feel them around so much lately. Babycat was a Doctor Cat, and took his role as a healer very seriously. He's been hanging around keeping a careful eye on Walter lately. And little April too, waving her gorgeous tortoise-shell long haired tail slowly back and forth, nuzzling and kneading our heads at night, kind of like little Jasmine with DC.

It's been an interesting Christmas. We both feel we have so much to celebrate - we feel so very Christmasy. Yet it's the first time ever that we've had no tree, no gifts, none of the outward trappings of the season. It just wasn't in the cards this year - but truly, it's all right. I have my guy, he's alive against all odds, we're here together and whatever in the world could be a better present than that?

One neighbor came by a couple days ago with a small but very sweet gift: homemade chocolate chip cookies, tied up in a tin Christmas cookie box with ribbons and everything. It was the one single holiday-ish thing we had in the house, this perfect little wonder from some newer neighbors. They come by walking their dog, alone or together, and stop and talk for a while if I'm up and around. If I'm not they'll quietly walk my front yard sometimes just for the simple pleasure it brings them. They love the park-like feel of it, and this means a great deal to me.

I hear you all out there. We'll catch up soon. Until then, we wish you all the peace and joy of the season, everything good to you and yours.


Walrilla said...

Merry Christmas, k and Walter! Best wishes for the new year!

Mickysolo said...

We've both been through too much this year. I'm happy that your husband is home and recovering and that you've got your scooter. My leg has recovered nicely and I'm actually working 10 to 15 hours a week. I'm not going to get cocky and risk my disability check.

I hope you've had a Merry Christmas wish you all the best in the new year.

prettylady said...

Merry Christmas! All I want to hear is that you're fine, and I've heard it, so I'm happy!

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas K!

We do have things to be thankful for, esp those who love us.

And I'm sure the kitties are in heaven, as Cats can raise Napping to an Art Form.

I'm very glad Walter is recovering.

Jean said...

Thanks for letting us know you're both doing well... sounds like a wonderful holiday for both of you... and sweet neighbors, too.

Catfish said...

I hope 2007 will be a lot better to ya'll than 2006. Ya'll need a break, Cat

k said...

Happy Holidays Walrilla and mickysolo and prettylady and nancy and jean and catfish and EVERYBODY!

I think life is starting to return to normal here.

I mean, you know. What passes for it.

It's funny how things come out. It's been a hard year for lots of us and yet at the same time there are so many...not always happy endings as much as happy counterbalances?

I do hope this year will be better for us all.

And Micky - I am VERY glad to hear not only that your leg is better but also that you're being careful! I highly approve.

I'm being more careful too. Really and truly, I am.