These are the ways of things, I guess.
In these cold and dark times, what do I do? Garden dreaming-roses, orchids, mini-sinningias. I write voluminous lists of plants I'm going to get (maybe, possibly) this coming spring-I've lost a good deal of my masdevallias due to lack of care (read: neglect) of these difficult plants. Nothing too expensive that can't be replaced but it hurts, monetarily.
I'm taking George to have his little operation on Friday-poor guy. I go through mental convulsions every time I have to bring any of my cats to the vet-as if I'm bring Mar, Mist, Gnome or Mirin for that final, sad, sad visit all over again.