IS it Monday? It Feels Like Monday

Which means even though it’s technically the afternoon, it’s the perfect time for some Monday Morning Haiku.

I call this one FMM (For “Fuck My Monday”)

FMM

Car got a flat tire.

Dog crap frozen to the ground.

Car is still broken.

 

 

Black Gold

The dog is too fat

Sneaks and eats the cat’s food too.

At least there’s coffee

Shit Luck (but I got my cat!)

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Am I the cat or the mirror? I dunno, but man has our luck been SHIT lately.  As my regular readers know from more recents posts, the trouble actually started several months ago with a run of issues involving our “new” (ha ha) used car.  Then the cat got sick.  You know the one.  Methos, my favorite jackass.  All of this, plus my moaning and worrying. compelled a dear friend to start a GoFundMe for our family, mostly for car and vet bills, but also so we can still go home for the holiday.  I feel like I do nothing but whine lately, and I don’t want to be that person.  It’s just, this run of bad luck and repeated hardship has been sort of …overwhelming.  Lately it feels like one step forward, two steps back.   I know everyone feels this way at one time or another, but lately it has been almost laughable how bad our luck has been.   My husband and friend spent 5 hours yesterday changing a strut out on the car.  The car still knocks (turns out although it needed a strut, the knocking was from another problem.)  Oh, and one of the tires got a flat today.  Le sigh.  Over and over and over.  We are walking backwards here, people.  Making negative progress.  Except….

Except for there is a little silver lining to this big. black cloud.   Or maybe it’s a furry lining.  I’m talking about Methos.  This post was actually supposed to be an update on Methos.  Recently he had a health crisis, and I was very afraid we were going to lose him.  (<—Link for those not in the loop) and… For my friends who have been following, I am stoked to say, he went for his echocardiogram last Thursday and we found out that case of HCM is very mild and he was prescribed Atenolol to relax his heart muscles and allow his heart to better function.  He will continue to take his Lasix twice a day for a while as well to keep fluid from building up in his chest cavity, but we eventually hope to have to only administer both meds once day.  He is already back to his old, strange self, trying to escape when the front door opens so he can climb a tree, or following me around whining to be fed even though there is food in there.   Or, you know, just laying there (I included a video in case you weren’t sure what “lazy” looked like.  Also, hear that “Oh Lord?” at the end of the video? Haha! The country must be rubbing off on me.  I say “bless it” and “lord” and awful lot for an atheist. lol)   For new friends not yet fully acquainted with the feline wonder that is Methos, click some of these links or search his name on this site for other fun stories. 🙂  All told this little excursion into kitty heathcare has cost us about 1000 dollars we didn’t have, but I can’t help but be thankful it happened now, while we could still get a handle on the problem, and before it became any worse.  I will deal with the bills. I am just glad I still have the cat to go with them. ❤

 

Update on Methos

I’m just going to copy and paste the update I put on FB.  This weekend has been exhausting and I am going to give the cat his meds and go to bed.

Yesterday was a long and exhausting day, and the outcome was not as positive as I was hoping. My beloved boycat Methos has an enlarged heart and fluid in his chest; essentially he is in early congestive heart failure, resulting froma  condition called HCM. They put him in an oxygen tent to help him breathe better and wanted to keep him overnight, but ( I will be completely frank because I know no other way) we could not afford the $1000 deposit, so they gave him more oxygen and because his distress is only mild right now, they gave him lasix to help get rid of the fluid on his chest and they allowed us to take him home. I asked the vet repeatedly because I wanted to be perfectly clear, if there is a chance that medication could manage the condition but to find out we need the echo of his heart to find out what kinds of meds would benefit him most. I want to give him this chance. IMG_4304.JPG I will call first thing tomorrow morning to set up a echo before we make a final decision. Thanks to everyone who has commented, contributed or shared our GoFundMe. If you can help, even a tiny bit, we appreciate it more than you know; if you can’t, do me a small favor and share this post. Right now I’m beyond pride; I just want to save my daughter’s best furry friend.

Blogger’s Kitty Needs Help — heretherebespiders

This is my baby…well, TWO of my babies.   Right now my furry one is pretty sick but we are not really sure with what yet.  My regular readers have gotten to know Methos somewhat through my blogging, and you likely know how much I love this furry little bastard.   I am sharing the post my friend wrote for me because right now I am fairly emotionally exhausted, too much so to write anymore today. Please keep us in your thoughts or if you’d like to help there is a link.

Thank you, and much love.

Please help. My friend, met through blogging many years ago and now someone I would call a real friend, like so many of you Despite never having met in person, I love this woman. With all the hardships she has had over the last year with car troubles and housing issues – her cat suddenly […]

via Blogger’s Kitty Needs Help — heretherebespiders

Monday Mid Day Haiku (a day late)

Some of my regular readers know I like using everyday experiences and stupid shit I think about as material for haiku.  Enjoy. 😉

Driving in the rain

Hey Dumbass, slow Down.
It’s raining, the roads are wet,
You drive a box truck.

Lemon

Lemon piece of shit
I’ve only made three payments
Don’t you know I’m poor?

Dopey Dog

Slurping your water
I’ve never met a dog who
Chokes on his water

 

 

Hi

To my regular readers:

Sorry I haven’t been around much.  Doing so much bitching about the Trump fiasco I don’t even have anything left for a blog post.  Haha.

But also, I am up to my perverbial buttcrack in NaNoWriMo and I am really trying to finish this novel…for myself, because this is the most I have been able to write in a while.
Wish me luck!
See you soon!

“Divisive” Politics

I have a lot to say.  Well, I have a lot on my mind, especially with this latest revelation, bringing us one step closer to imminent Trump-ocalypse; a leaked audio of a deeply disturbing variety.
Just as expected, Trumps supporters are falling all over themselves trying to soft-peddle and down play what essentially amounts to Trump caught on a live mic bragging about using his social position to sexually assault women with ease and impunity.
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Frankly it’s astonishing the number of people dumb enough to equate forcible sexual assault with someone’s chosen participation in leisurely kink or porn consumption.  You are making the rest of us more stupid simply by breathing our air. Go away.

It’s like I said to someone earlier today, I don’t even know how to relate to some of these people anymore.   Like, I am not trying to be a dick, but when, in the face of behavior like this, people are still making excuses, still defending this “candidate,” still insisting Hillary is “just as bad,” I just don’t know how their inner logic works.  So instead of going into all of that, trying to lay out arguments and reason with these people and understand them, I’ll just get straight to the point.
People talk about how “divisive” this election is, how divisive bipartisan politics have become, as if it’s some great conspiracy to “distract us from more important things.
First of all, it will always BE divisive, so long as you have a group who feel that their “traditional family values” and religion should dictate legislation for EVERYONE. When you attack people on a fundamental level for who they are and threaten their identity and bodily autonomy  by forcing them to live by your “values”, it makes for “divisive” politics.  When you have a group that uses legislation to attack minorities and queer folk, penalize immigrants, citizens, atheists, Muslims, control  woman’s bodies in regards to reproductive decisions (or any decision), you are creating a very antagonistic and divisive situation.  You are attacking people’s fundamental state of being.
Now, you have a Trump, a man who has taken all of these divisive sentiments and magnified them. He disdains blacks, he disdains Mexicans, he disdains immigrants, he disdains (and abuses) women. And he’s making campaign promised based on these divisive ideas.  He is unashamed to say it! He is actually galvanizing all of the hateful people in this country, making them less afraid to be loud, self-righteous bigots .

What defense will the rest of us have from discrimination and injustice and hate if the person in our nation’s highest office can say these things with impunity?

So, yeah, this election is “divisive.”  It’s divisive as shit, and the more people who try to close their eyes and ears to the hate being heaped on the rest of us, the more divisive it’s gonna be.