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Monday, October 12, 2009

Opie, the Driving Cat

Opie's driving me down to visit my Mom. It's about a 6.5 drive from where I live on back roads. My Mom is facing a major surgery [2nd one] on her back. I haven't seen her in 3 years. That's way too long. She's been unable to drive up here to visit me because of her back, and since my car accident---I've been unable, and too scared , to go visit her.

Superman will be flying along to assist should Opie need a cat nap. Or if his little legs get too tired from pushing the broom stick down on the gas pedal. Or should he just need to groom or something like that. I have drugs...errrrr I mean ways to cope should I need it.

Road Trip....
Oh crap....

But I'm going drugged.......errrrrr..... I mean... medicated, or not. One way or another. My Mom needs me. I need her. She's my Foster Mom. I was adopted as a teen, and was the first of 11 other foster kids. You'll hear about her more in my book. My Mom should be on Oprah. She is the reason I'm alive today, the person I am today, and she needs me. Hearing her say she needs me is bigger than PTSD. Bigger than my fears of being in a car. If it takes 12 hours to get to her, I will do it!!!

On the way back we're stopping to visit Lily, from Blawgh, Life on the Farm. It's our first time to meet. A fellow blogger, now dear friend is going to let me drive the tractor on her farm. Can you do that medicated, too??? Oh wait I think that's what she said... Oh maybe she said I could pet her horse or at least ride it in a circle in the corral. Holy Horse Doo! I'm gonna be a cowgirl!

Any whoooooooooo, peeps. There I said it. I'm taking a long arse road trip. And spending my birthday tomorrow with my family. We're leaving in about an hour and a half, and I haven't thrown up yet. This is good... very, very good. Hey send cake... birthday hugs, presents hehehehe and especially your love, and well wishes. But seriously.... [ummmmmm I AM serious about the presents......and cake]

It's my birthday and all I want is for one moment to be able to feel like I used to, War Warrior Extraordinaire... the one who used to drive back and forth across the USA by herself chasing her dreams as a singer. With Opie as my co-pilot, and Superman flying overhead, I should be just fine.

I'll update you later from the hotel... OK now start singing Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!

Yikes!!!! Opie just asked me if he'd need a broom for the brakes..... Good thing he's on the ball. I love that cat!


  1. awwww...Opie's such an awesome little guy :0)

  2. Happy Birthday! Just stay focused on why you're taking this trip and you'll be okay. It will be great for you and your mom to see each other again. Wonderful photo!

  3. I see now that you mean 6 and 1/2 hours. I first thought you meant 6 and 1/2 miles to her house!

    I wish you luck; enjoy the trip, be safe and enjoy your blogger friend.

  4. Happy Birthday and your doing just fine, Superman and Opie will get you there come Hell or high water~

  5. Have a very Happy Birthday, enjoy your (drugs)trip. You will be so glad you went.
    NOW you and Lily are having a tractor driving horse riding party and the rest of us didn't even know? To make up for that it must be documented in minute detail. ;-)

  6. He looks like a very attentive driver! You'll be fine. I can't wait to see you. If you want, you can drag the horses around the corral with the tractor! Ride 'em cowgirl!

    Sadie is excited too!

  7. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I will think of you as you wing your way, brave and strong, to your Mom and you can tell her a friend far away in England sends her warm wishes for her surgery.Kath x

  8. Have a safe drive. I hope your mother is okay. I have an aunt who ended up adopting a lot of foster kids because she didn't want them to go back into the system. Your mother sounds like a wonderful person. Good luck.

  9. 1. Opie, if you need assistance, I suggest you watch some classic SNL of Toonces.

    2. Happy Birthday Lily!!!

    3. Wishing you a safe trip. You are a wonderful daughter. Your mom is very lucky to have you.

  10. Lifting myself by draging me by my own hair am upright again and hopefully in time to wish you all the best and what an intelligent mind can think of.
    May health, joy, sunshine and happyness accompany throughout your life.
    I hope that there will be a happy arrival and that all goes well with your mom.

  11. happy happy bday!!!!!! i wish the cat would drive my sweet As* around that would be so sick!

  12. He is so gorgeous I want to cuddle him! Happy Birthday - and good luck with the trip.

  13. It's now 12:05PST on Tuesday so, Happy Birthday.

    You can do this, Opie and Superman will get you there no matter what. I think it is so cool you and Lily will get to meet. I look forward to photos and stories from both of you.

    My thoughts are with you and your mom.


  14. Bunches and bunches of hugs, love and best wishes.. you are awesome, awesome, awesome!

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!

  15. Happy Birthday!!! YAY :)
    I hope you are having a FABULOUS time :)

    Also- Yay for a new name!!!!



  16. thank you so much for following my blog and i am having so much fun reading your posts and getting to know you!!


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