Rough Weekend Start

I knew this was going to be a tough weekend with Lee’s surgery coming up on Wednesday, but it’s been much tougher than I originally thought it would be.

Lee’s heart surgery has changed – since the original surgeon transferred to a different hospital, the new surgeon feels that macro surgery isn’t as good as regular surgery. So, my husband is going to be opened up so they can repair the leaky valve. This is a much scarier proposition, and believe me – he’s showing it. And to boot, the poor guy had to have a couple of fillings put in his teeth on Thursday in preparation for his surgery, so even before the operation, he’s in pain.

We also had to have our cat, Buddy, put down today. We adopted him as a kitten 15 years ago, and he’s been through a lot with us – my entire pregnancy with Connor, he wouldn’t let me sleep by myself – he actually used to curl up with my belly every night. This pregnancy he looked like he was going to stick with me the entire time again until a few weeks ago. All of the sudden, the skin on his neck broke out in what looked like an allergic reaction, then he started not going up or down either set of stairs in the house (one of which leads to the litter box – so there have been accidents), and then he started ignoring me. We finally knew it was time when we’d find him sleeping in places he never would have before – as if he was looking for someplace comfy to just stay all day. It was by far the hardest decision we’ve had to make as a couple in the 20 years we’ve had together.

So, last night we gave him steak and tuna for dinner, then cuddled with him a bunch this morning, and Lee took him to the vet. He brought Buddy home in a white box, we selected a nice spot in the yard next to a false indigo that blossoms blue in the spring and gets dappled sunlight – a very pretty little spot to nap, and we laid him to rest.

Goodbye Buddy…we’ll miss you.

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Mastercard Wedding

Okay, I’ve just got to blog about this…

I got this in an email, and it’s supposedly verified by Snopes, and Jay Leno supposedly mentioned it on his show.

Mastercard Wedding

This is a true story about a recent wedding that took place at Clemson University. It was in the local newspaper and even Jay Leno mentioned it. It was a huge wedding with about 300 guests.

After the wedding, at the reception, the groom got up on stage with a microphone to talk to the crowd.

He said he wanted to thank everyone for coming, many from long distances, to support them at their wedding. He especially wanted to thank the bride’s and his family and to thank his new father-in-law for providing such a lavish reception.

As a token of his deep appreciation he said he wanted to give everyone a special gift just from him. So taped to the bottom of everyone’s chair, including the wedding party was an envelope. He said this was his gift to everyone, and asked them to open their envelope.

Inside each manila envelope was an 8×10 glossy of his bride having sex with the best man. The groom had gotten suspicious of them weeks earlier and had  hired a private detective to tail them.

After just standing there, just watching the guests’ reactions for a couple of minutes, he turned to the best man and said, ‘F—you!’ Then he turned to his bride and said, ‘F— you!’ Then he turned to the dumbfounded crowd and said, ‘I’m outta here.’ He had the marriage annulled first thing in the morning.

While most people would have canceled the wedding immediately after finding out about the affair, this guy goes through with the charade, as if nothing were wrong. His revenge–making the bride’s parents pay over $32,000 for a 300-guest wedding and reception, and best of all, trashing the bride’s and best man’s reputations in front of 300 friends and family members.

Do you think we might get a MasterCard ‘priceless’ commercial out of this?

Elegant wedding reception for 300 family members and friends: $32,000.

Wedding photographs commemorating the Occasion: $3,000

Deluxe two-week honeymoon accommodations in Maui : $8,500.

The look on everyone’s face when they see the 8×10 glossy of the bride humping the best man: Priceless.

There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else there’s MASTERCARD

Yes, this is funny, but I would never – especially after the shock of discovering the affair – have thought to go through with the scheme, never-mind how embarrassed I would have been about the whole thing. As far as I’m concerned, this shows an unhealthy level of scheming, spitefulness and revenge on the part of the groom.

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