Okay, for the record, people, we don't have a camera on our bedroom ceiling (which is what a couple of my Facebook friend surmised when they saw this photo.) #1, this is our ugly pink guest room (slated for renos) and #2, MACBOOK AIR with camera! Sheesh! For the record, we don't have a disco ball on our ceiling either.
Emily the kitten has settled right in. I have more than a sneaking suspicion that she is going to grow up to be boss cat. Time will tell! She's got a lot of spunk and attitude, and is also very sweet and cuddly. I keep joking that I don't need to spend money on facial exfoliants now, because her raspy little kitty-tongue is doing a fine job of keeping my face clean. She especially likes to clean the tip of my nose (which frankly I didn't think was all that dirty!) and my ear canals. Eeeeee! She does this when I am napping with her on the spare bed,
Kitten follies aside, it has been a busy and eventful week. She's okay now, but last Saturday afternoon, my mother-in-law fell in her kitchen, onto the hard tile floor. We didn't hear about this until Sunday afternoon, when she told us she had fallen on her side, banging her head on the cabinetry on the way down. She said she'd bruised her hip and hurt her shoulder but assured us she'd be fine. I was dubious.
Long story short, I ended up taking her to the ER on Tuesday. The doctor called her bruises "dramatic" and ordered an xray of her shoulder. Turns out she chipped her collarbone; no wonder it was hurting her so much! She was sent home with a sling and some painkillers and she's been finding those helpful.
Our province offers a free program whereby they'll send someone in to assess a senior citizen's home for safety hazards, and give recommendations for improvements. Mom has agreed to have that done so Gordon's lining it up. We have helped her make some improvements but clearly there is more to be done.
Probably I could do with a similar assessment myself, given my own talent for inuring myself at home. Back in when we lived in B.C., I badly tore a ligament in my ankle while foolishly carrying my cat downstair in a laundry basket. I was so busy talking nonsense to her that I missed that last step and the results were not pretty. I have been more careful on staircases ever since!
I am off to cuddle some kitteny cuteness. Have a great weekend.