Friday, January 7, 2022

Our Horrible Holiday

Meows from Mudpie!

We thought today might be a good day to fill everyone in on what's been going on in our lives.

On December 17th my grandpa (Mommy's dad) ended up in the hospital with a very bad blood infection. He was there for 15 days on IV antibiotics but finally came home on Sunday. He's been through a lot of health issues in the past several years but this is the first time we feared we would lose him. In the first couple days the doctor even told Mommy and my grandma that some tough decisions might need to be made if he didn't show any improvement, but thankfully it never came to that.


Then on December 21st Mommy's boss dropped the very unexpected bomb that he had sold the company. Mommy has worked there for 22 years and this is the second acquisition she's gone through. The first time was a seamless transition, but this time she's not sure yet. The one good thing is this new company is 100% remote, so she's now home with me all day long! BUT she had to clean out her office by December 31st, which was a large undertaking she didn't need on top of everything else that was going on. (All of the pictures in today's post were taken after she brought her monster work computer home. I was fascinated by my reflection on the screen!)


Needless to say, with the exception of my pawsome Secret Paws package, we didn't really have a Christmas at our house this year. It's a good thing we decorate super early because at least we've gotten to enjoy our decorations throughout the season, and Mommy says they just might stay up until spring!

One last thing...as if anyone had any doubts how unforgettable I am, grandpa was extremely confused for several days and one afternoon the doctor was asking him some questions, quizzing him to test his memory. Mommy pulled up a picture of me on her phone and asked if he remembered me. She got an instant smile as he said "of course". He kept mistaking Mommy for his sister, but he knew who *I* was!!!


In the midst of everything Mommy was struck by a quote she read by our friends at the Manx Mnews blog, "I don't like what my clear colored glasses tell me is up ahead. I try to reassure myself with the thing I've repeatedly said, it's not today.

She's extremely concerned about what the future holds on many fronts, but I've promised to take the very best care of her that I can, just as she does of me. 

29 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a rough holiday season you and your human had. :-( At least your human's dad is home, and your human is home for work so you can supervise her. I think maybe leaving the Christmas decorations up til spring is a good idea.

Fur Everywhere said...

I'm sorry it's been a rough time. Hoping that everything improves! Sending hugs and purrs. <3

Patricia T said...

I’m so glad your grandpa is doing better, Mudpie. I hope the remote job works out okay for Mommy. Keep hoping this year will get better!

The Island Cats said...

I'm sorry you went through all of this especially during the holidays. I'm glad your grandpa is better. And having your mom home all the time is a big plus though I bet it will be a big change for her. ~Ernie

Mickey's Musings said...

WOW!! A lot of adjustments coming for tour mum, and you!
I am happy that your Grandpa is doing better and recognizes you ;) MOL!
Mum and I hope working from home will work out well for your Mum and that there will not be any more upheavals!!

Purrs, Julie

Sandee said...

You've had so much going on and especially your grandpa. Prayers for his complete recovery. I'm glad he knew who you were though. Makes sense to me.

Sorry about mommies work. I hope she will continue to be employed and can work from home. That would be good for you and for mom.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, Mudpie. My best to your mom. ♥

Leah said...

So sorry to hear what a rough time you've all had this during the holiday season, Mudpie! I'm glad your grandpa is doing better and I send all best wishes for continued recovery. I have been ill myself since mid October and still have a long recovery ahead, that's why I have missed so many of your posts.

Ingrid King said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're having such a rough time all around. We're sending positive purrs and lots of good energy your way!

Brian said...

Oh dear, such a rough holiday but I know you're doing your best to keep your Mom happy sweet Mudpie. We all send love and hugs to you both.

pilch92 said...

I am so sorry that your Grandpa was so sick, but glad he has improved. That is sweet that he knew who you were. You truly are unforgettable. Glad your mom can work from home now and be with you all the time. XO

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sounds like a rough way to end the year and star the new one, Mudpie. I hope your grandpa improves. And at least your mom will be home with you more now. I hope her job under the new company is stable. Take care of everyone, Mudpie!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Miss Mudpie always remember "it's not today" and all the rest kinda fall into place. We are sorry about your Holidays but you know what there's no reason you can't celebrate them in January instead! In fact it's a great thing your Granddad came home and he's getting better! There may be tough days ahead...but it's not today. :)))

Rene said...

We're sorry your holiday was so difficult. We send love and purrs.

catladymac said...

One good thing for sure is that you two will be able to be together ! Purrayers that Grampa gets better and better and your year does too !

katsrus said...

Hugs to you. I hope things get better for you and your family.
Sue

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sorry your grandpa was so ill, but glad he is home now. I hope this year gets much better for all of you.

Fiona L. Woods said...

Sorry your grandpa had to go to the hospital, but glad he's home now and doing better. And, sorry your Mom's company got sold, but glad she gets to be home with you all day. My Mom says things will get better in 2022.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're sorry your mom had such a hard holiday season, and we're sorry to hear about your grandpa. And her job changing on top of everything! We're sending you both healing purrs.

Holly said...

I’m sorry you had such a rough time. I’m glad your Grandpa is home! I hope Mommy’s job turns out to be a positive change.

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! That's some stressful holiday. You need to keep an eye on your mom that she doesn't get sick.

Denise said...

Aw, Mudpie! I hope the New Year is better for you and your Mommy!

ZOOLATRY said...

Dear Melissa, just sending some gentle purrs, and quiet prayers your way ~ for improved health for your Dad, and that all will work out well for you and your employment. It is certainly a terribly upsetting way to end the year, to begin the new year ... but having read your blog for a long time, you are a woman of strength and faith. Keep holding on tight to those qualities within you as you go forward, one day at a time ...
Fondly, Ann

The Florida Furkids said...

We are glad that your Secret Paw brought some happiness to your Holiday.

brokenteepee said...

I am glad your father is doing better. I can send Fang up to help supervise....

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sorry your mom had such a rough time during the Holiday's, but I'm happy to hear your Grandpaw is home again, sweet Mudpie. We hope the tide will turn in your favor. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to the both of you🐾😽💞

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Mudpie and Mom Melissa. We are so sorry your holidays were so tough. We purr and pray things right themselves, and that Granpda is on the mend. Mupdpie, we love that he remembered you right away!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Sometimes the scariest is when we're going through a tough time, but then everything turns out alright and we're feeling blessed for that.
Hoping the new year brings peace and continued better health for your grandpa. They're a treasure. The housekeeper never even got to know hers due to a heart attack before she came to the US with her military dad. All the best to all of you! ~ Tom, Bridget, Penny and Julie xoxoxo

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What a very scary holiday you have had. I am so very glad that your Mom's Dad came through alright. Mergers are very scary and to go through more than one is extra hard. We're sending purrs and prayers your way.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Mudpie, we send you guys virtual hugs! We are glad your Peep's Dad is doing better and we are purraying for him and that your Peep's job does not change as the company changes owners. Sometimes things all happen at the same time. You will get through them with your strength and resilience that we have seen in your writings. You and your Peep are rock!