I'm trying to forget the very disappointing JETS game I just watched. It started out badly and, although it looked like it might end well, it didn't. The final score was 24 - 22 Jaguars win. Ugh! Another bummer of a JETS game and this one cannot be blamed on bad weather! Tonight the New England Patriots play the Indianapolis Colts. This has the potential to be a very exciting game!
I haven't been a very good blogger this week. I am sorry to all you great bloggers who have stopped by my blog to visit. I'm glad that I, at least, left some very adorable kitten pictures to view if you did come by! We got the tail end of some tropical storm or something halfway through the week which resulted in damp, cold, humid, muggy awful weather, either raining or threatening to rain. Those of you who have arthritis know what a killer this kind of weather is for the joints. Between my arthritis pain and my general bone pain I wasn't feeling great. On Wednesday I went into the city for a couple of doctor appointments that weren't quite what I expected them to be. I left a little bewildered and surprised, with a lot to think about and figure out. But I also have the possibility for some physical therapy and, even better, water therapy. Since I love to swim, the latter is very intriguing! The rest of the week I was in a sort of funk, just kind of blah. I was hoping to work it out with a good book but I had a lot of difficulty finding something that I liked and really wanted to read. I couldn't seem to connect with anything. And let me tell you, I tried a lot of different books! I have a stack next to my bed of about 15 books of which I read the first 50 pages or so trying to find one that would grab my attention and drag me out of my funk. Nothing really worked. Then I discovered I had a cold so I've been sleeping quite a bit. But at least my funk seems to have lifted!
A couple of days ago I started reading a book I in the mail last week, Double Take by Kevin Michael Connolly. Kevin is a young man who was born in Montana in 1985 without legs. As a young man, he traveled around the world taking pictures of people staring at him. The pictures are part of the "Rolling Exhibition" . Kevin talks about his experiences growing up without legs and the adaptability issues he encountered, as well as traveling the world taking pictures of people staring in his book. I was intrigued particularly because I completely understand being stared at, or more like gawked at, by people. I have had numerous surgeries on my legs and they are covered with scars. Additionally, because my bones are very weak they have a tendency to bow. Always have. When I go out I often get stared at, especially in warm weather when my legs aren't always covered up. It doesn't bother me anymore but as a child it bothered me a lot. I used to make faces at people who stared at me and stuck my tongue out at many of them to my poor mother's embarrassment! My uncle taught me to walk up to the really obvious gawkers and say things like "Shark Bite" or "Knife Fight". When my mother heard me doing that she was really not happy! LOL I'm enjoying this book, it's well-written, interesting and funny. Kevin Connolly has a website as well at Kevin Michael Connolly.
The Kitty Cats are doing well. Poor Bob has a bad cold so he's definitely going to the vet this week so long as we can get him there! (This will be quite the adventure I'm sure!) Betsy has decided that Magoo is her playmate despite Magoo not being completely on board with this plan. And Hennessey, who found a cat colony to hang out with behind some houses, has been spending more time with us again. She's sort of the prodigal cat come home and it's nice to have her back! I have some great new photos to share with you and will do so soon! You might even get to see me! LOL
I hope you are all enjoying weekend! Can you believe it's almost time for Thanksgiving?!
Enjoy your Sunday!