Let’s Cancel Today and Restart

M on arrival as a very sick stray kitten

M doing toilet roll inspection

The first thing I noticed when I got up in the morning apart from agonising twinges of sciatica was Amber, who was supposed to be locked in the main house overnight, smirking at me from a lounge chair. Then I noticed no M in view, anywhere. Not hiding in any of the places Amber is inclined to chase her into.  We last saw her the previous evening.
Anyway, I had to dash for an 08h00 appointment with the dentist to be fitted for my new fangs at last. Beeped the car. It wouldn’t. Unlocked, got in and tried to start it. It wouldn’t. Tried to push-start. It wouldn’t.
Phrantically foned a friend/neighbour and she zoomed from where she was doing her thing at gym, and took me to the dentist. Thence I walked to the premises of a Mobile Mechanic, but he was being mobile elsewhere. Friend collected me after her gym and took me home. In due course the mechanic arrived and took the car away. He sorted out the battery and gave it a service, and collected me to collect it in the afternoon just in time for me to take Jeneva to her swimming lesson.
Tried to finish my filter Distribution Board installation but didn’t get too far. Twinges got in the way.
No sign of M by bedtime. Devastated.

P.S. Just before midnight, and guess who popped through the window? OK, day, you can stay!
P.P.S. She ate ravenously, and promptly popped out again. Grrrrrrr!
P.P.P.S. Later she returned and took over most of my side of the bed. I let her.


© January 2019 Colonialist


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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31 Responses to Let’s Cancel Today and Restart

  1. Sounds like you had a pretty good sort of day to me, you were alive to enjoy it, the alternative mightn’t be so much fun!
    That’s a pretty pussy cat, I could probably get to like her.


  2. Widdershins says:

    I hatehatehate it when they do that … and they do it on purpose! Grrrr.


  3. The Asian says:

    I definitely would’ve clicked the restart button if that’s how my Monday went! Luckily you had a friend who could help you out


  4. She went to some lengths to soften you up to let her


  5. I went to the doctor yesterday with aches and pains and came out with a sheet of exercises and a booking form for a physiotherapist. I’ll see if the exercises work before I try the hospital. When you look on line for symptoms it gets very confusing but the doctor took one look at my shopping trolley and asked ” Is that yours?” When I said yes she said they sometimes caused arm ache. When you get to my age you just can’t win!


  6. 😀 “being mobile elsewhere” 😀 M floreer daar by julle, sy is pragtig!


  7. Arkenaten says:

    The stress induced by non-returning cata in the evenings has, over the years, made me wonder whether a petless existence is the better way to go?

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  8. That was quite a day to start the week. Thank goodness for good friends. 😃

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  9. de Wets Wild says:

    And all that on a Monday…
    For me I usually should just stay in bed on a Donderdag…

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  10. Sue W says:

    My sympathy with the sciatica. So debilitating when it suddenly kicks in!

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    • colonialist says:

      Debilitating is the word. I had to go to the doctor today for a jab and more powerful medication. If that doesn’t work I’ll have to get an X-ray and perhaps traction. Joy!

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      • Sue W says:

        SUFFERING with sciatica is another word of choice. There appears to be no apparent reason why it suddenly flares up the way it does. I think I passed it on to my youngest two, my son in his twenties and a daughter in her thirties.

        My daughter has had an x-ray and an MRI scan, a fault was found which is apparently hereditary, and like you she too has had injections and is taking strong medication. Surgery has been mentioned but for the moment she’s undergoing physiotherapy.

        I think my posture is at fault. I can remember my dad (a tall straight man) telling me to stand up straight and lift my top half off my bottom half, “ If you don’t, you’ll end up with back pain when you’re older!”


  11. Colline says:

    Sounds like you had quite a day! Hope tomorrow’s is more sedate.


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