I confess this holiday is beginning to suck. We're tight financially and decided we weren't going to spend much this year. I was feeling really guilty about not getting much for DH. Last night our cat was hiding and we found a lump around her tail and realized she hadn't eaten all day, and when DH felt around her tail she hissed at him. We took her to the emergency vet and they think it's an abcess and they are operating. It's going to cost $800 and luckily they agreed to set up a payment plan or we would have had to leaver her to suffer. I love my kitty, and would do anything for her, but I just spent 10x as much on her as I spent on DH's Christmas present. She's still at the vet's, and I got home and check my email and now my uncle is in the hospital saying he is short of breath and having chest pains. Merry Christmas, everyone.