Thursday, 30 July 2009

Cats, cars and crutches?

There is an old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." Hmmmm.....

This Tuesday my Mum was in hospital for a blood-transfusion. Sarah took her in that morning and I was supposed to pick her up in the evening, six units of the red stuff later. But somehow I managed to injure my leg at work ( not too badly ) and had to be taken to A&E. We both ended up in the same hospital at the same time, me hobbling around on crutches and her emerging with some colour in her cheeks for the first time in ages. A bit of a mad day :)


And that same day Sarah and James went to pick up the newest addition to our family, an eight-week old Tabby kitten we've named Jasper. He's probably the cutest thing in the history of cuteness and is pictured above in super lo-fi quality. No doubt there will be better pics to follow. After an initial Mexican stand-off he's getting along fairly well with Hero who so far hasn't packed his bags and left, luckily. Jasper is very affectionate and energetic, and will certainly keep Hero on his toes, or paws.....


I've now been off work for two days, the first time I've been off sick in 6 or 7 years, feeling like a total waster. The leg's a lot better so I plan to go back to work tomorrow, ready for the inevitable piss-taking from my considerate fellow-workers. I haven't been wasting my time, though. I've been today to put a deposit on a new car: a silver Toyota Avensis, 2003 diesel. My old Renault Laguna has been patched up enough and is now ready to be put out to pasture. The Avensis may not be the sexiest car going but is ideal for what we need and is a good price. Should pick it up next week and take it for a burn.....

2 comments:

wiec? said...

Hope your leg isn't bothering you too much. Jasper is a cool name for your cute kittie. hope things are looking up some.

by the by you just won an award. check the major award post on my blog 7/31. enjoy.

cerebus660 said...

The leg's healing up nicely, thanks. We're going out to watch some fireworks tonight so I'll have to do some major hobbling around Gloucester's rain-soaked funfair. Should be a laugh!

Thanx for the award: I've left a longer comment on your blog. Cheers mate! You're a gentleman and a scholar :-)

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