Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a nice trick or treat! My boys are both gone so it was my daughter at home. Our day started off lousy and even though we made the best of it, neither of us really wanted to venture outside and go trick or treating. So we sent hubby off to get some candy and we're eating some now.

Everyone has been sick around here on and off all week. It started with my mother in law earlier this week. Then my daughter and the oldest boy weren't feeling well. Around Wednesday I started feeling lousy. Then yesterday we were all fine. But today both my daughter and I woke up feeling lousy again.

We had just started feeling a bit better around noon. Then I heard a car racing down the street. I swear you would think my street has a sign that says International Speedway or something. I keep saying someone is going to get hurt out here. If I'm outside I yell at them. I don't care either if they hear or what they think. There is no reason do drive that way down a residential street where there are kids usually outside playing.

Anyway, following the loud noise of the engine racing past I heard a sickening thud and a cat screaming. Now we have all these strays out here and a few have been run down in the past. But when I ran to the window to see what cat it was... I nearly fell over with shock. There laying in the road was my neighbor's cat with a pool of blood around him already and his little tail just twitching, almost if he were trying to wag it as if to say come get me don't let me die here in the road.

Of course the kids and I did just that. As we got out there another neighbor was picking him up and my daughter had a blanket that I grabbed on the way out. As she brought him up the drive to lay him on the patio table, I realized how bad he was.
I had already called my husband to tell the guys to come home now (hubby works with the neighbor doing contracting). They came home at lunch and had just left again to run to the bank and do another job. When they left the cats got out of the house. It wasn't more than 10 minutes later that Shaggy was hit! I was so afraid he'd be gone by the time they got here though he was that bad. The little guy hung on long enough to be rushed to the vet but he was so messed up he had to be put to sleep. The guys buried him in the back yard. His, not ours.

I hope I never again see anything as terrible as that for the rest of my life. It was absolutely the worst thing I've ever seen. During all of this I had an asthma attack and thought I would need a doctor too. That little guy was my buddy. He was a big orange fluffy cat that was the most loveable creature on earth. And just like that he's gone, never again will he rub up against my legs for affection. These jerks out here have got to slow down. Next time it may just be a kid. And they didn't even stop! How can you run something down and keep going like that?? I don't understand that.

So after that our day was pretty blah. We cheered up though and made the most of it. But we just didn't feel up to going out this evening. I didn't hear trick or treaters out tonight at all. We live one street away from another little village and they had their trick or treat last night. I'm thinking most kids went there last night and skipped tonight altogether. Usually there are tons of kids out here. I only heard a few and I think they were just passing by maybe because I didn't hear anyone say trick or treat. Maybe a lot of parents had their kids skip trick or treat because they can't afford dentist bills lol.

Well I best make my way around to some journals. I have LOTS of catching up to do this weekend ;) OH that reminds me... I found everyone that I was looking for! Now I had just better keep up this time!

Have a good night!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Guess it's goodbye...

Well I found almost everyone of the journals that I followed at AOL. Still missing a couple of people and I can't find them for nothing. I was trying to add everyone, even those whose journals I did not frequently comment on but still read, or tried to read, faithfully. So if you came across my journal here because you found me as a follower ... I might have been one of your lurkers at Jland lol.

I also imported my journal again and gave the second one a new name. I'm seriously thinking of starting fresh here and just deleting all the Jland posts. Still haven't decided for sure so for now I have the other as a placeholder just in case.

I have started to make some rounds. I left a few of you comments, others I have just added to my following for now. I will be catching up this weekend and will be sure to leave comments as I do. I need some help from some of you Jlanders. I am looking for these folks so I can find their new journals. If you know where they are please let me know. I would really appreciate it.

1. Kelli from noonmom
2. Linda from The Long Climb Back Up - she had a house fire and loves Pooh - ring any bells?
3. Jami from My Crazy Hectic Life
4. Chrissie from ALMOST Paradise II - I found her tag journal and emailed her from a trash can post I still had on AOL. But I don't know if she still has AOL or not. :-(

I know... nothing like waiting till the LAST minute to find everyone right? Had I been keeping up with journals, including my own, instead of withdrawing from the world... Anyways let me know if you know where these gals are!

Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Here I Am

Ok so I've been around, just a lot of things haven't been too great in my corner of the world. Rather than write negative things in my journal over at AOL I decided not to write at all. This is my new home I guess. I have no clue what I'm doing or where half of my journals are that I follow. I'll be making rounds soon and emailing those who I can't find. Hopefully I'll find everyone and figure this out soon over here at blogger.

Have a great evening,