Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Selfies: Bah Humbug

This has definitely *not* been the week before Christmas that I was hoping for. I've mentioned this on Facebook, but not here on the blog: my dad had another stroke on Wednesday. Like the one he had in March of 2013, thankfully it was small, but certainly not any less scary. Both of my parents now have had medical emergencies in the past 6 months and it has been completely overwhelming and sobering.

For our entry in this week's Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by The Cat on My Head, I decided to model my new Grumpy Cat Christmas t-shirt. I bought it because of my love for all things Grumpy Cat and all things Dickens' Christmas Carol, but it has ended up somewhat reflecting my feelings following the events of the past week.




33 comments:

Georgia and Julie said...

Hugs and purrs to you.
We hope your Dad will be OK and there will be no more emergencies.
We also purr Christmas will be good for you and all of your family.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

Marty the Manx said...

I am very sorry about your Dad. Even a small stroke is a very scary one. Purrs and healing prayers heading his way. I am sending you a great big {{hug}} of support!
Marty's Mom

Kitties Blue said...

Super great selfie. Our mommy wears Kliban Cat Christmas shirts. Mom says that we will keep your entire family and especially your dad in our prayers and purrs. Thanks for joining and supporting our blog hop. Ho, Ho, ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Patty Woodland said...

It is not easy when parents start getting ill. I do hope they both are feeling better. Hugs from the Farm

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Sometimes you've just got to rely on humor to get you through. We'll be keeping your Dad and family in our purrayers.
((Hugs))

Katnip Lounge said...

ah, sheesh...here's to a much happier week, and a healthy 2015 for all your family!

Cascadian Nomads Bethany said...

Bah Humbug indeed! Its not so much Christmas but this year that I am done with... too many deaths and hospitalizations! I am truly sorry about your dad. We will all be keeping good thoughts for you and your family.

Happy Cat Family said...

I am so very sorry about your dad.... I hope he gets all better soon, and this is the last scare for a long time! Nice shirt! Happy Cat Family

Gattina said...

How sad for you just before Christmas ! The T-shirt looks very nice !

Lone Star Cats said...

Sorry to hear about your dad - sendin him purrs and prayers.

Michstjame said...

I am so sorry about your dad. Strokes is simply terrifying, "small" or not. I hope he recovers well and quickly and that you can enjoy Christmas itself. I wish you and yours a lovely and healthy 2015.

Oh, and the shirt is adorable. :)

Emma said...

So sorry about your dad. My gramma was rushed to the hospital Friday because of her heart, not fun anytime, but especially around the holidays it is hard. Hope you dad will be alright.

tpagrl said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers and warm fuzzy thoughts heading your way. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry to hear about your dad. We purr that he is better soon.

Laika said...

Prayers for your mom and dad and your whole family.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love the shirt!!!! I will pray for your parents.

Anonymous said...

Love the shirt. I can empathize, for different reasons. You are in my prayers.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Huge prayers for your family. I hope your Dad is recuperating well. I hope for good things for parents. It's hard, the uncertainty and all that that entails. Holding you close in prayers and purrs.

Dolly theDoxie said...

Very sorry to hear about your dad, anytime of the year isn't good for having to deal with family emergencies. We hope your grumpiness passes and things improve with your family. Love Dolly

Flynn said...

I am sorry to hear about your dad and send purrs and good thoughts for his recovery.
The T-shirt looks great.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Mommy's family are all far away, and they are all old and not doing well. So we are sending lots of headbumpies to you and (((hugs))) for your family. We know illness is worrysome!

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh No! We knows strokes! We are sending yous LOTS of PURRAYER and wes also sending yous lots of strength!
Kisses
Nellie & Mommy

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Christmas, with your parents, and just take each day as it comes...one day at a time. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

We be so sorry to hear this. Weez be purrayin' fur yous all.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Nerissa said...

I'm purrin' that your dad feels better soon and that he recovers, fully. Sendin' lots of love and purrs his way. Loving, healing purrs, for sure.

Purrs,
Nissy

Caren Gittleman said...

The shirt is FABULOUS!!! Praying that your Mom and Dad will have much better health in 2015!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

It is not easy when parents start getting ill , my mom-person knows all about it.
Hope your dad will feel better soon !
My mom-person would LOVE to have that T-shirt too :)

XOXO

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Ah yes - I feel your pain. Sending good wishes your way that your Dad heals well. I think the shirt is totally appropriate for the kind of days that are happening to us now.

Clooney said...

We love your shirt! So very sorry to hear about your Dad, we hope all will be well with him and will keep him in our prayers.

Marie Symeou said...

Sorry to hear about your dad.

The shirt is great!

Sending purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Christy Paws said...

Your shirt is so cute. Sorry that you are actually feeling the sentiment this year. Wishing you a happier 2015! Purrs and head bonks.

Cathy Keisha said...

Great shirt but you look ready to cry. I hope your Dad has a full recovery.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Sending you many purrs from the three of us, and kitteh hugs too. We're so very sorry your mom & dad have had these scary emergencies. It's so hard to see them go through this - even more so when a family is close.
We're purring that 2015 goes smoother and healthier for them and for you....