Sunday, June 18, 2006

One more day!!

Wow, it's been a crazy week.

Even crazier is the thought that this very well could be my last entry while in New Jersey.

This week was the final "get all our ducks in a row" week.

Both cats and our dog visted the vet to get their health certificates so they could fly. George, my persian, picked a great week to start having seizures, but they checked his bloodwork and said it looked fine, and that it's very possible that it could be from epilepsy or from a tumor of some sort.

Regardless of what it is, as long as he's not in pain (and he doesn't experience any during the seizures) I've decided to not pursue treatment for him above medication. I just don't see the point or even the respect in putting him through lab rat testing or surgeries. As much as the selfish part of me wants to do everything I can to keep him with me, the sensible side knows that he's nearing his 17th year, and after everything he's been through with me, I owe him more than to make him miserable.

Then Cassie, our dog who is more of a wannabe cat, had to have a bunch of teeth extracted, so we decided to just get that done too, so it was over and done with. She was pretty miserable yesterday, but a bit more like herself today, but just the same, I took her with us to Phil's moms so I could keep an eye on her. The fact that she's so small and was under for so long, as well as the fact that she's on pain meds, was enough to make me think twice about leaving her alone.

She did pretty well, actually. She's a papillon, so she's a really small dog, but she thinks she's a Rotweiler or something, and she's very protective of me and pretty timid around other people, but she's a really good dog and didn't make a nuisance of herself really, so we were able to enjoy a nice dinner and a great visit with Phil's mom and Sal and his daughter Dawn.

The weather today pretty much sucked the wind right out of me. It was miserably hot and humid--everything is sticky and disgusting. Yuck.

Last week was also Sebastian's last full week of school. Phil and I went to his first grade picnic at the park, which is right by our house. Our camera is in a box on a truck somewhere, but thanks to the handy dandy convenience of a camera phone, we were able to take a picture of Sebastian after they all made visors. It was a perfect day for it, not too hot or humid, and the kids had a great time. It was also fun for Phil because he doesn't usually get to go to the school activities because of work, and it was great for Sebastian, who was proudly pointing his daddy out to his buddies. I think it was weird for Phil to have teachers and parents call him "Mr." while I've gone to enough school events and field trips that I'm pretty used to kids chasing me down yelling "Mrs. 'Gala!!! Mrs. 'Gala!" Not one of them can say my last name right, lols.

We went to our attorney's office on Thursday to sign the papers for the sale of our NJ house. Our buyers should be signing Monday (tomorrow) around 9:30, so with a little luck, all of that should go well, and we should have our proceeds in our account before we go. If not, I'll be a tad pissy, because we really just want to get everything settled and done before we get on the plane.

Tomorrow is Seb's last day of school, and he has a half day. Then we have a box that we need to mail out to ourselves, and then we come home and start throwing anything out that we've been using this past week that we're not taking with us, and filling suitcases. Then we leave for the airport about 5am on Tuesday morning. I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to sleep, but I'm already so nervous about climbing on an airplane that I'd be lucky if I can even sleep tonight, let alone tomorrow night.

After that, it will be the 22nd before we have internet access, so please, no death threats or nasty phone calls from people who expect updates /glares at her mother.


lkmanitou said...

Woohoo! Sounds like you're all set for the big move. Hope all goes well for you, Phil, & Seb :)

Annie said...

Woot! I'm counting the hours now!