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Saturday afternoon in town

Leila walks like she's just stepped off a horse, all four feet planted wide. She still can't keep her head up very well, and it droops to the side a little, but she's coming on in leaps and bounds. This morning, however clumsily she did it, she made it back to her old spot on the pillow next to my face, and purred and purred. I can't tell you how happy I was to see things returning to normal again in my household.

I bumped into an old friend from uni when I went out for groceries. She looked like shit and I was immediately concerned. I knew her boyfriend had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer some time ago (three years ago, in fact) and I learned that they had just been told he'd have another year at most. Her eyes were big with unshed tears, and I felt for her.

On the way back, I bumped into my nephew Mick, who's now gainfully employed making a nuisance of himself in the streets on behalf of the World Wildlife Fund, by stopping people and asking them to donate to the charity. It can't be easy; he'd been there an hour and a half, and he still hadn't been pledged a single eurocent, but he didn't seem too downhearted about it. I'm glad to see him out and about again, too...he'd been in a depressed state since November, when he decided there was no point in going to school anymore.

I'm seriously tempted to join David Berkeley for his upcoming tour of the South-East in June. Oh! to be in England, in the summertime... Since P. never came back to me with an offer, I reckon I'm free to dispose of my time any way I like.


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Apr. 19th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ach! I'm glad you tag your posts, as I saw that something was up with Leila, and how worried you must have been! Glad she's on the mend. I hate hate hate it when my cats are sick.

**pets you both**

I use the Private post feature, too, for things I'm sure no-one wants to read. I can also add them to 'Me Only' memories, so I can find them if I need them.
Apr. 19th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Leila was suddenly taken ill on Tuesday, with what seems to have been an acute inflammation of the nervous system, and i stayed home this week to care for her. She's out of the woods now, and getting stronger by the day. I can well imagine that you hate it when your cats are ill -- so do I! Because the poor darlings can't tell us what's wrong, we can only guess and it makes us feel helpless, anxious and inadequate, and when they turn the corner, it is such an immense relief.

'Me Only'-memories...I'll remember that!
Apr. 19th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
..and Jordan! - dispose! anyways new employers accept prebooked holidays don't they ;)
Apr. 19th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
I doubt I'll make it out to Exeter or Worcester (where's Worcester?), though...and Leamington's a bit out of the way, too. But other than that, I don't see a problem with me getting there.
Apr. 20th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC)
yay! since they are spoiling us with London x 4 .. albeit some outtadaway venues ...I'm not travelling 109 miles to Worcester, Sunday or no! Did you see Jordan is playing with De La Soul over here too. Busy boy.
Apr. 19th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Leila! I'm so glad she's getting back to normal, and that Mick is out and about again.
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