22 May 2017

Saturday Mystery and Sunday at Home

Well, here it is, Monday once again.  How does that happen?  

Overall, we had a good weekend, and though I didn't get any of the things around the house accomplished that I had hoped to do, it will still be waiting for me.

Saturday started on sad news.  We took Jetsam back to the vet for his follow-up after his mega-dentistry procedure.  The vet informed us that he has cancer in his jaw, poor sweetie.  Apparently it's pretty fast-moving, and there are treatments though the prognosis is not promising.  So we will just keep an eye on him and keep him comfortable.   For the moment, he is his usual happy, purring, sweet self, so that is good.  As long as he can be happy, we will enjoy every second we can.  But I would like to ask you to keep a good thought for him if you are so inclined.

After that, we headed home to eat breakfast, and decided that since he wasn't letting it ruin his day, we weren't going to let it ruin ours!  We went on the "mystery trip" that The Tim had been talking about for a couple of weeks.  Where did we go, you ask?  Well, we drove to Riverton, NJ, a small town along the Delaware River, only about 1/2 hour from our house.  They were having "Treasure Day," which is basically a town-wide yard sale.  The stores on the main street have sidewalk sales, and nearly everyone in town has a yard sale.  

It was such a nice time!  The town is very walkable, and we saw some absolutely beautiful old houses - the kind with wraparound porches, big yards, and amazing architectural detail.  It was such fun to walk around, look at the houses and do some people-watching, as well as get to pet some cats and dogs!  

We walked along the river, and saw the Riverton Yacht Club:

And of course, as is the case everywhere in this area, yet another street/building/place named for the Lippincott family:

We walked around for about an hour and a half, then headed home.  On the way, The Tim wanted to stop at a Target for some things, which was fine with me.  Especially when I looked in the cheapo bins in the front, and found a patriotic project bag for $3.00!  It's just the right size for a sock project.  :-)

The called it a cosmetic bag ... but, whatever.  Potato, potahto.

We spent the rest of the day indoors, watching stuff we'd recorded and cuddling kit kats.  I also finished my Mojito Socks, which you will see later in a post of their own.

Sunday, The Tim had to work, and I had some stuff I wanted to do.  First up, was to sweep in the garden.  There wasn't a lot there, since I've been working on it the past few weekends, but it took me about twice as long because I had helpers:

Jack and Jetsam inspecting things, 

while Pip sits inside and wonders why Milo the Koodle went upstairs to hide. 
(So much for being a badass.)

Jetsam takes his inspection work quite seriously.

Pip finally gathered his courage to come out and join us ...

and then immediately regretted the decision.

Jetsam thought if he sat in front of the car, near the carport door, that it might magically open and he could explore things in the neighborhood.  (Spoiler alert: Didn't happen.)

Jack was convinced that if he was lounging, I wouldn't be able to pick him up to come inside.
(Spoiler alert: I could, and did.)

Jetsam was willing to come in, but not until he and Pip had hissed at each other through the screen after Pip went back inside the house.

Eventually I corralled everyone and we went back inside where they all got some treats.  So as far as they were concerned, it had all been successful.  And it was, I got a lot of dead leaves, etc. swept up and bagged.  Now I need to plant some flowers and do some more cosmetic things and we'll be in good shape.

At this point, I was feeling tired and decided to call it a day.  We were out there longer than I'd expected to be, and I actually got a lot more done than I'd expected, so I didn't feel too bad changing clothes and starting to organize dinner.  Dinner turned out pretty well (something I made up, that doesn't always work), and it was a relaxing evening.

So it ended up being quite nice.  But as usual, much too short!


Vera said...

Oh poor Jetsam - so sorry about the news. Sending him all kinds of good kitty wishes and scratches. The day in NJ sounds like fun. But no treasures found at the Treasure Day? Nice project bag though from Target - I'll have to keep my eyes open when I'm next there. Your garden helpers are all too cute!

Tired Teacher said...

Sorry to hear that Jetsam is dealing with health issues. Cuddle and snuggle as much as you can.

Love the surprise trip that Tim had planned. Did you find anything interesting at the sales?

Lorraine said...

Bridget- noooooo! Poor Jetsam. I know you guys will make his time left happy, but it breaks my heart. He feels like one of my own.

MIchelle B. said...

So sorry to hear about Jetsam. Not that you asked my opinion, but I think you are doing the absolute best thing for him - keeping him in the home that he loves with the humans and kitties he loves while he's comfortable and enjoying life. What a lucky kitty he is that you guys found him. I often think of the story of how you found him and how he got his name. He has a charmed life!

Bonny said...

Sending lots of good thoughts for you and Jetsam. The idea of Treasure Day sounds enticing even if you don't come across any treasures; you just have to look at Target. The good thing about weekends is that the next one will be 3 days long (hopefully)!

sprite said...

Sending you huge amounts of sympathy about Jetsam's prognosis. Please give him a snuggle from me (I'd try to send a cat treat through the internet, but I'd fear my three would try to follow it...)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So sorry about Jetsam. I know exactly how it feels... all you can do is enjoy what time you can. Obviously, it's not slowing him down yet!

Araignee said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news. Such a sweet kitty. I didn't realize what a herd you have. They are all so adorable.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Jetsam has cancer. He (and you and Tim) will be in my thoughts. You know I love your kitties almost as much as my own and love following their antics on your blog.

Looks like it was a good relaxing outside kind of day for Jack! It's nice that you have a spot where they can be outside and yet protected.

Kym said...

Oh, Bridget. I'm so sorry about Jetsam's health woes. I know you'll be making sure all his days are filled with kitty-joy. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and sending ALL the good juju your way. Our pets hold such a special place in our lives and hearts. Sending hugs. XOXO

Mereknits said...

Bridget, So so sorry to hear about Jetsam. That is a tough one. I think the same for Max, keep him comfortable as long as possible. I am glad you got out and had an adventure, that helps.

karen said...

so sorry about Jetsam's health. That is a bummer! I love your sock bag....er. cosmetic bag? I think it is the right size and will be a fun way to carry a project!

Nance said...

Oh, dear Jetsam. How lucky for him that he found a wonderful family to share his life with and ease his days. He will have had the best possible end to his story with you and your dear husband.

kathy b said...

Oh Jet......oh dear. Im so sad for what's to come. E;njoy each purring day with him!! BIg hugs