Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Reason # 500 On Why I Need A Cruise/Vacation

This past Saturday was very stressful. Now, don't freak out, because everything is fine now, but knowing me, imagine how upset I was.

We had a house full of teenagers Saturday. It was 90 degrees with 90% humidity. All our fans were on, kids were in and out and drinking all of the soda and iced tea and just generally like locusts in our living room. :)
They are all good kids, just loud. By evening I went to my room with a book, my husband was on his computer and the cats were hiding.
Toeshee came up to see me a few times and Cricket remained up the entire time. After about an hour and a half I noticed Toeshee had not been around. He usually wants to know where I am, so I went to look for him. Nobody had seen him for a while and it was getting late. I started to look for him and calling his name. No Toeshee. I began to get a very bad feeling. I searched everywhere. My husband got up to look. My daughter's friend Anthony helped. (He's a doll by the way. He watches Project Runway with me and is always so sweet) My daughter and another friend started looking while the other two girls where being picked up. Another girl had been picked up earlier by her Mom. She's the one who stood in the doorway with the door wide open. Know where this is going? I went outside, calling sick to my stomach. My daughter grabbed a flashlight and with her friend made a trek around the block. I went in, crying. Husband and Anthony walked around the yard, using Anthony's cell phone as a light. My husband heard a pitiful mewing sound. Toeshee was huddled against the brick of the front porch, under the Wisteria! It had rained earlier in the day and he was wet, but okay.
They came in and called me. "We found him!"
I snatched up my kitten and cried, thinking about all of the bad things that could have happened to him and so gratefull that he was safe!
My nervous breakdown count is now well over a hundred.

The last few days have been much more quiet. (so far) Toeshee is fine. Billie is sleeping in the bathroom again. She changes her nap locations every couple of weeks I swear. I have been sorting through all of my crafting supplies.
I have rubber stamps, papers, glitter, magazines for collages and Halloween illustrations on cd-rom to make cute vintage looking stuff with.
Hopefully, I can find time to do some crafting this week. I really want to do some Blog visiting too, so I will try to visit as many as I can. Thanks to everyone who visits me! It makes me so happy!
I hope you all have a stress free week. Wish Toeshee luck when he has his hoohaectomy tomorrow! I'll try not to worry to much. (yea right...)


Daisy said...

Oh my Cod, what a terrible scare! I am so relieved that everything turned out okay in the end. The last time I went for a routine vet exam, my Mommie had them give me a microchip because she is worried that if I got out, I would never find my way back.

Good luck to Toeshee tomorrow, I will be thinking of him!

Sweet Praline said...

Poor little Toeshee. I am so glad that you found him. Mom won't let me out. But she everytime someone comes to visit or see leaves the house, she always checks to see where I am.

She reminded me of the time about 6 years ago when she got home late, opened the door, closed it and started calling for me. She couldn't find me anywhere. For some reason, she opened the front door and there I was looking at her waiting to come in. She said that was really scary!

The doctor didn't like what he saw with mom's foot today.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Oh gosh what a fright! Alls well that ends well, as the saying goes but what a scare for Toshee too!!
We are just past the teenager stage at our house, but off & on this summer I've had the locust thing going on with 20 year olds! (The "locust" analogy is perfect!!!!!!)

meemsnyc said...

Oh Toeshee, how scary that you got out!! I'm glad you were found! What an ordeal!

JB's Big World said...

I am so glad you found Toeshee! And how is he doing after yesterday? Is he feeling ok? I think you should go on a cruise! But then who will take care of all the kitties?