The beauty of doing nothing. Bel far niente.

A week has gone by and we are going into the 2nd week of January 2012. We are still doing nothing much. We haven't caught up with most of you yet. Our apologies for the slack.

Before we carry on, we want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. We hope the new year brings with it a lot of good in everything you need and enough for everyone to make it through a happy and healthy year.

We hope our buddy little Pip will get well soon too. You know Pip. The one with the big heart. The little guy is all heart. The sweetest fella around.

Get Well Soon Pip. We are still keeping all our toes, paws, fingers crossed for you.

My 2011 ended on a mellow note. I was sick with strep throat for the last two weeks of December. It was a pretty quiet end to my 2011 as i could hardly speak except for some squeaks. *LOL* Even swallowing my saliva was quite painful. It was a good way to quiet down and get some rest to end the year.

Being in Kuala Lumpur with family for Christmas, and most of the time in bed nursing the squeak was nice in a way. I did nothing. Just hanging around with Curly and Mr. P. They were my two nursing aides. I didn't have to go anywhere too.

Christmas came and went... Christmas tree was up and down. The one at home here was just taken down this afternoon. All packed and stored back.

Jaiboo didn't get to come home for Christmas and his 3rd birthday. Hopefully they can make the trip in February next month. Dad is still waiting patiently for the little guy to come back. Poor Jai was waiting for his grandpa to come for his birthday party last Sunday. He still doesn't understand that we are many many thousand miles away. We'll have another big party for him when they are home.

All Curly got for Christmas was a stuffie with a heart. Its still in very good condition. Curly is not a stuffie destroyer. He sleeps with it every single night. Hopefully this stuffie will help him with his separation anxiety issues.

Mr P got a stuffie for Christmas too. He has a collection of many stuffies now all over the floor. But he usually only likes his old old Pikachu. That is still his favourite and his best friend.

Christmas eve lunch with family. This year's chicken turned out better and prettier as i was not the cook. *LOL* We were lucky to have a close friend who didn't mind slaving in the kitchen to bring us a most wonderful lunch. He only comes by to cook every Christmas.

To some of you who were worried about Piper getting boxed up and shipped off... do not worry. He was just napping in the box. He was being boxed up too for some other reasons. That will be a story for another day. He seemed to love the box a lot. Maybe he does think that he is a kitteh kat.

I spent the 31st of December with my best buddies. We went for a huge dinner at some Thai restaurant in a very remote side of Jinjang. The food was really good but i didn't take much of it as my throat was still quite sore. I still sounded like some mouse with squeaks.

11 years ago, i spent my countdown with these same people. We were lucky to be able to gather again and enjoy some fireworks that night by the highway. All the cars just stopped on a busy highway and everyone got out of their cars to watch the fireworks when it was 12. It was insane.

Halfway through the fireworks, one of my friends showed us a picture on her mobile. Earlier that morning, she was at the hospital to do some tests. The doctor ordered a biopsy immediately when he saw the condition of the lump on her breast. She's has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer.

Her doctor told her that she's a wee bit late in coming for treatment. They cannot do surgery to remove the lump now. She has to starts chemotherapy next week. Her doctor told her that its not the end of the world. Her life has just begun.

She's an awfully healthy person. If you look at her, you will never know that she's sick. She works very hard and very very long hours ever since she was 19. She takes care of her family and all her siblings. I knew her when i was 20. She's one of my best buddies. We have been through many ups and downs together. We have done many silly things together too. She was the one that dropped everything and scooted off with me to Malacca on my birthday last year.

She's like my sister... my sibling. I can tell her many things and share many of my secrets. I trust her with my life as i know that she will never let me down. She has never let me down too. Whenever we asked for help, she's the first one who will drop everything and come.

Cancer is treatable these days if you are not too late. Chemotherapy is hell. Anyone who has gone through that will tell you so. Through it all, she is still trying to put up a brave front. She called and asked me about the chemo port. She asked me.. what the hell is that. Should i put it in?? We joked about the chemo port and wondered if it will work like the ipod. I hope it plays some good music.

We are in different cities. Still 2 hours apart. If i could only have one wish, i wish that she will be cured.

I am basically doing nothing. I am the master of doing nothing this week as i have not digested all the current news yet. My apologies for being away and very distant.

14 woofs:

rottrover said...

What devastating news! Sending strength to your friend.

Sandee said...

Sorry you were sick. I hate being sick, but during the holidays makes it even worse.

Yes, get well soon Pip. We all love you you know.

Have a terrific day. Scritches to Pip. :)

georgia little pea said...

Dear Anny, I'm so sorry to hear of your ilness. I didn't know that was why you stopped blogging. Good thing you were able to spend your holidays with the family and got looked after. It sounds like you're quite well now but take it easy. Blogging should be the last thing to "worry" about at this time.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend too. She sounds incredibly special. Please send her my best wishes for a successful chemo.

It's not been a good start to the new year for you, Anny. It can only get better, right? Take care lovey. Big hug to you, Dom and Piper x

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Makes your strep throat pale in comparison to chemo. We know you'll be there to support your friend and hope she feels better soon.

xXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Ann said...

No apologies necessary. Take care of yourself and get better soon. I'm sorry to hear about your friend and I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

sprinkles said...

I'm sorry you were sick over the holidays. I hope the meds worked and that you're feeling better now. I've had strep throat before so I can empathize with your pain.

I'm also so sorry about your friend. The dr. said it was too late to do surgery but does he think that it's a terminal situation? How scary to be faced with a cancer diagnosis. I hope she'll be ok.

Lorenza said...

I hope your friend gets better with the chemo.
Paws crossed here for her.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

houndstooth said...

I'm sorry you've been so sick!

A good friend of mine got the chemo port. It was a life saver for her! Tell your friend it's a good idea.

bichonpawz said...

Oh Anny...I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend's diagnosis. I will pray for her. Hoping you are feeling better too.
Jeanne with Chloe and LadyBug

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear about ur bestie and her chemo but it wud be worse if she didnt have sumone like u..


Maggie Mae and Max said...

We are sending boxer puppy prayers to you and to your friend. Hopefully the chemo will help her and you have fully recovered from your sickies. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and MAx

BeadedTail said...

Our purrayers and crossed paws are with your friend! We're sorry you had strep throat too. We hope all of you have a wonderful new year though and that everyone gets/stays well!

yuki and rocket said...

Oh my goodness! It's totally understandable why you haven't been blogging so much. This must be so devasting. Your friend will be in my prayers. It was still very interesting reading how you've been spending your days. I'm so sorry you had to be sick over the holidays. It's so adorable how Dommy doesn't tear apart his toys and uses them as cuddle buddies instead!

The Daily Pip said...

I am so sorry about your friend. I have a best friend, too. We have been friends since we were about 10 (and we are a lot older than that). I can't imagine having to watch her go through chemo. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope your throat is feeling better. Strep is horrible.

Pip is hanging in there. He seems to feel pretty good. We will see what the specialist says on Friday ...