Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's time.

Moving has been stressful in a few ways.
Roy has been a little nervous, but seems to be adapting.
He has his chair, he has the fire, he goes for walks, sleeps in the bed, gets his greenie treats after dinner.
So he's not too shaken by it all.
Oh, and his fenced yard is four times the size of his previous one.  Poor pup.

Miss Puss has been mad.  Just plain mad.  She has stayed out of sight pretty much since Friday, except for late in the evening, she ventured out in the living room, to perch on the couch and glare at Roy sleeping across the room.
Until last night.
Apparently, she decided to let him know that the queen was present.

She rolled and showed off right in front of him, keeping an eye on him all the time.
She's fine.

Sydney on the other hand, has been unwavering in her attention to anyone who might pet her and appreciate her finer qualities.
She walks right by Roy as if she has had a dog in the house forever.

"What's the big deal?"


My two feral kitties, Kizzy and Jinks, are not  feeling quite so warm and fuzzy about it all.
Kizzy ventures down, but if Roy moves or blinks, Kizzy is gone.
Jinks was not seen all weekend long, in fact, I put food  upstairs in the loft,  because she wouldn't come down.
Then this morning, while drinking my coffee on the couch, she appeared in the living room.  She jumped up on the chair opposite Roy, and gave him a look.  She jumped down, and disappeared into the kitchen.
She did this about 6 more times, until finally she settled and curled up there for quite awhile.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
She's going to be ok.  She just needs time.

This week is devoted to getting everything ready for a BIG Saturday garage sale at the old house.
When I had enough of it and  finished for the day, I took Roy to the Lock down the road for a walk.


It was a beautiful day.

Yesterday I started treatment with a new doctor.
I am getting OMT, or osteopathic manipulative treatments.

I have no idea what he did, but last night and today are the  BEST headache days I have had in 6 weeks.
He says he thinks he can help me with my headaches and neck pain.

 I am game for it.
I am so done with the medical community about my head, and don't ever want to see the inside of an OR again.

My dream of being able to STAY HOME and weave and just be retired is getting closer.

 Soon, I won't have to get in the car and drive anywhere if I don't want to.
I can weave and stay put.
Heart be still.

All in all, I am ready for it, the downsizing, the simpler life.
I guess it really did take a "brain reboot" to slow me down.

 Funny, though, how what you thought was so important 10, or 20 years ago, really isn't important at all anymore.
Funny, how life changes.
I think you have to know when to change with it.

There's a right time.
I think this is the right time for me.


Gayle said...

Love reading all of this. Always grand to hear about the kitties. Roy is ever the best. Love that you are settling in and enjoying your surroundings.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm happy to read you are getting help with your headaches, he sounds like a magician !
Hope the pets feel settled does take awhile.
Such a beautiful walk, I thought they only had locks like that in my homeland, it's the first I've seen of them in the States.
Continued good health wishes sent your way !

Deb said...

Oh, that Sydney. I adore her face.
I am so happy for you. I think we are getting the old Hilary back and I'm glad of it. Great photos, as usual. :)

Linda said...

Hilary, I am hoping the OMT is a big success!

Thank you for posting pictures of the lock! That is one of the things I miss.

claudia said...

I'm praying this new doctor comes through for you!
Glad the kitties are letting Roy settle in...:)
Big sigh of relief for you.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

It all sounds like you and yours are moving in a positive direction. And the blue skies in your photos are beautiful. What's not to love about that?

rosek1870 said...

I'm so happy that you have found your peace and everything is coming together for your new life. I pray this new treatment helps your pain.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

My mother used to say "you don't know what you've got till its gone". Meaning health and other things we take for granted can disappear. Slowing down, downsizing and appreciating the small things is what life should be about. Looks like you are headed that way and hopefully the new OMT can help.
Love seeing the kitties. I've missed them.

518Frenchgirl said...

Hi Hilary, Love reading your posts and wish you all the best with your health and visions of the simple life. A few things: Did I spy a gorgeous hand hooked rug next to your's a beaut. Next, is you garage sale this Sat? and where. (You can private e-mail me the address) Last, do you have any rug hooking supplies or equipment that you will be selling at your garage sale? Your friend from north of the south bay bridge.

518Frenchgirl said...

Hilary, Forgot to say the photos are amazing!! and your pets look very content with their new home.

Karen said...

It's a beautiful thing :-)

Oh, that Sydney face!

Daryl said...

jinks reminds me of Annie .. she started out afraid of the boys, now she terrorizes them .. and i am tickled you have found relief .. xo

thotlady said...

Amen to slowing down. I am right behind you.

Vicky said...

I feel such "peace," coming through your words. I watched as my mom downsized and let go of things that had mattered at one time, but didn't so much anymore. It felt very "freeing," just to watch her relax and only do what she felt like doing. I pray you will feel the same. My son is getting treatment from a chiro, for his concussion migraines and it has been remarkably better! Praying this will be the case with you as well.

Sharon said...

You live in a beautiful world. Best wishes on this new treatment, whatever the heck it is. I get that.

Peg Cherre said...

I know absolutely nothing about OMT, but at least the early results are very promising. YAY!

Glad to hear all the rest of the news, too.

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