Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Short List

1. Leaving for Ireland Saturday.
2. I need a root canal.
3. Putting-down my 17-year-old cat Alice
this afternoon: suddenly blind, deaf
and having seizures.
4. My sons have grown up to be tender
and sensitive men.


  1. 1. We'll see you there, can't wait!
    2. I've had one and it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be.
    3. Very sorry.
    4. I'm not surprised.

  2. Thank-you, Bob! This would be root canal #5 (or 6) for me...not a problem except I'm leaving the country in two days. My dentist said,
    "oh, you're not going to a third world country, so you should be okay getting it done in Ireland."

    Hmmph. Some vacation.

    See you soon!

  3. Oh dear, so so sorry about Alice.

  4. i'll be travelling a lot this summer, but it would be nice to link up even briefly at this end. bon voyage. weather has been glorious here lately: no fishing!

  5. Have a wonderful time. Dear Alice, what a life she had! Sorry she's gone, know how you feel.

    If you get a toothache, concentrate on your big toe - it helps!

  6. Are you going to Ireland with Marie?

  7. that list pretty much runs the gamut of every possible emotion. so sorry about your cat. seventeen! my gosh.

    and ireland! oh my.

  8. Louie -- Paul and I have a house in Ireland..:)
    We'll be meeting up with Sean & Robin and Herb & Marie while there! (Our place is about 45 minutes from Achill, Marie's hometown.)

  9. Oh,dear. Did your dentist start the procedure, do anything at all to relieve your pain? I wouldn't relish a transatlantic flight with a toothache to add to the general misery.

    Very sorry about your cat.

    All the aforesaid notwithstanding (I'm practicing legalese), Bon Voyage.

  10. Sandra -- no pain yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Sean -- we'll be in Westport until the 16th of August.