Wednesday, December 31, 2008

As another year ends...

I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous year to come. I guess most of all, I hope you have good health. As we get older, we begin to realize just what a blessing it is to be able to get up and function normally every day. I complain and whine a lot of times, but I have no serious health issues. I should be counting my blessings.....
One blessing is this--Bubbie got to come home today--that is a good thing. I think. Not sure how this bandage is going to work out. He really cannot maneuver well without help. He is also shivering sometimes which concerns me. But then a lot of his fur is gone, and it IS winter. Earlier when he did that I laid down with him in the living room floor and snuggled up around him and he was happy with that. We put a heating pad in a box but I think he is also just tired of being confined by his limitations. I am hoping and praying that this takes and he feels better soon.

Believe it or not, he has done been trying to sleep in his usual way as pictured here. He cannot do it too well, but he does try. I think it is a good sign that he tries. And he has ate and also cleaned himself. So those things alone are a real positive sign in my book.
On to other things; one of my daughters got me the books on hawks above. The one by the National Audubon Society has owls in it as well. I am done wishing I had another set of these books just to keep in the Rav4. They are so nice to have.
And my husband got me the Rebel XTi....I have the original digital Rebel DSLR....and I had the lens pictured here. Well, I don't like changing lens...the sensor on my original rebel done has dust on it that I can not get off without going and getting some kind of kit. And I may do that now. So there were times when I wouldn't change the lens just because I didn't want to risk getting any more dust on the sensor. But there are times I want the wider angle it has, plus just being afraid that the lens above would interfere with the flash.

So my husband got me the second body till I can have either one whenever I want it. Plus, on my original, the time it took to actually turn on seemed like forever, specially when you are all set to take a wildlife photo. On the Xti, it is instantaneous, or almost so. So close you can't really tell.

That is a little of what is going on here. My husband has had a sinus infection, and I had him to the doctor yesterday. I took Cougar in to the vet today as I picked up Bubbie because he had an abscess on his back. I have not got to visit anyone today but will make up for it either later tonight or else over the next day or two.

I will leave you with a forerunner of the sunset pictures to come in the future. I hope you are not disappointed in this one or the ones to come.


George said...

I'm glad to see that Bubbie is home and hope he continues to mend well and quickly.
I look forward to the great pictures you will get with your new camera.
Happy New Year!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a sweet picture of your kitty. I know you are glad to get him home. Sorry to hear that your hubby is sick.. Hope you don't get it too.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow... Happy New Year to you and your family.

Jeannelle said...

Very determined cat you have there! May the New Year bring him a speedy recovery!

What a wonderful gift from your husband. Enjoy!

Your sunset photo is lovely!

Happy New Year!

Tricia said...

Poor Bubbie - How is he going to function? How is he going to potty? Poor thing! & Poor you too!!! I copied your sunset photo - it's very pretty!!! I'll set it as my desktop photo

Abe Lincoln said...

I like the photos you have posted and the books I will have to get or look for on

I did have three Canon cameras for the same reason. A different lens on each one. I sold the original EGX to one of my daughters with some lenses and kept the XTi and the XSi. Which I love a lot.

Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

Mary said...

Poor Bubbie, but I'm glad he is home. My cat never seems to mind being shaved too much, but she does sleep in a bed with a heat pad under the cushion. Great looking camera and I know we will see great stuff from it! You have a very nice husband. I don't like changing lenses either and that is why Mike got me the one he did for Christmas. I'm really just a point and shoot person and I need a camera smarter than I am. It is heavy...something I wasn't used to and I need to learn some settings and practice a lot. Happy New Year and hope maybe we can meet this coming year....we can't be that far apart...what's half way in between Evansville and where you are?

don said...

I feel for Bubbie with such an incumbrance on his leg.
I trust that the other "vet" problems will be on the mend too. Congrats on the useful book and that new camera. You'll get lots of use and enjoyment out of that gift.

Deborah Godin said...

Oh my, Bubbie! Maybe all your friends can sign your cast for you. And look at that camera, very impressive. I love the sunset shot, with that sliver of color on the ice. Take care, all of you, and HAppy New Year!!

Leedra said...

I have the XTi, and love it. I have been growing my Canon lens collection and know when I change to another body (or get to add a
2nd one as you have) my lens will work with the new Canon body.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a wonderful present, a second camera body!

Hope Bubbles is healing well!

All the best in 2009!

Rose said...

Mary, I never minded changing lenses with my old cameras, but just hated to with the digital because they are not so simple to clean. And the one I started with has so many dust spots that it takes forever to clean up a sky shot to get it ready for publication. It is just so fun to take shots now and not have to photoshop dust spots off.

Reader Wil said...

Rose I hope that your cat will soon recover. I wish you and your family included your cat a happy new year.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i am so happy that Bubbie is home and on the mend, i know he is not able to move around much right now but animals are able to manage once they actually start feeling better. most of his i am sure is the fact he did not like being away from his home and family
And how nice of you to lay on the floor with him, he felt comfortable with you there.