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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Gobble Gobble

Tomorrow is turkey day. Hurray!
Time spent with family eating lots and lots of food.
Maybe we'll even get to play a few games.
And watch football and survivor.

Then Monday I will celebrate turning 37 by going to a bar and watching the Seahawks kick someone's ass at football. Yeah buddy!

Saturday, October 28, 2006


We have an annual Halloween party that we go to. Usually our best friend hosts it, but this year is a different friend. My husband and I will dress up, bring some food and go have some awesome fun! This year we are going as Satan and his wife. We don't always go as a team, sometimes he goes as one thing and I go as something different. But it was easier...and CHEAPER...to go as Satan and his bride. My husband went as Satan a few years ago. I have my daughters costumes here, so I can borrow hew witch dress and be Satan's wife pretty easily.

Will you attend a Halloween party? What will you go as?
Did you dress up last year?
What were you?


Thursday, October 26, 2006

I love my cat how much?

I love my cat, Buddy, $135 worth. That's how much I love him. He's been drooly since late Sunday. Tuesday I wrapped him in a towel and found a sore on his tongue. He was very lethargic, not eating much, not cleaning himself and VERY drooly. But on Wednesday he seemed to perk up a bit so I thought he was getting better. But today he was sleeping a lot, so I toweled him up again, I like my arms attached to my body, and his sore was worse.

I had to call about 4 vet clinics before I found one that could get him in today. I took him in this afternoon. Turns out kittens his age are sometimes susceptible to a virus that causes ulcers on their tongues. Poor baby! After a $55 office visit, and almost $80 worth of antibiotics and pain killers (there's tax on that shit!) he's very perky this evening. Almost like new!

He was a very good boy at the vet. I have a cat carrier in which I put a towel and his kitty (the lion beanie he likes to play with). He was silent in the car. I put him up front with me so I could talk to him more easily. In the office he pretty much stuck to me although he did get down and wander a bit. He didn't like the thermometer in his ear or the penecillin shot in his shoulders. But he only tried to escape, not bite or maim anyone.

I gave him some tuna when we got home. I guess the painkiller worked because he actually ate quite a bit of it. By this evening he was racing around playing with our newest cat Al (a month or two older than him) and bringing me bottle caps to play fetch with. I also have a few new scratches on my arm since he needed to show me was feeling better by trying to gnaw my hand off.

He starts the rest of his antibiotics tomorrow. I'll give another dose of painkiller before I head to bed tonight. I expect to have his furry, purring head butting into my face at 3am and 7am tomorrow morning. I'll give him smooches, pet him a bit, be very grateful he is feeling better and then hope to hell he goes away so I can go back to sleep. ;)

He's grandma's boy and worth every penny!

Repeats Already??

What's up with all the repeats on tv already? Both Law and Order spin offs, CSI, even Shark were repeats this week. Survivor wasn't actually a repeat, but it was a "catch up" kind of episode. There were only two new shows for me so far this week: Criminal Minds and Top Chef.

This blows. If its because of something stupid like baseball, I'll scream.
I can't wait for next week. All new shows again. I hope.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I don't remember the exact age group of "tweens" but my son is almost 10 and definitely should qualify for one. He's got the hormone surges...he gets pretty emotional sometimes. It doesn't help that he's always been a sensitive kid...aka...emotional. He seems just a little more likely to cry or yell at me than usual. Its such fun.

He hates school. I might have mentioned before that its hard most mornings to get happily out the door. At least we are getting out the door without tears most mornings this year. But now I get to hear "You're evil!", "You hate me!", "You just want me to get hit by a train!", "I should just kill myself!", "If this were a knife I would slash my throat with it!" (in reference to a spoon), "I don't love you!"

For the most part I try to treat these with humor. I figure if I give them too much importance he'll keep saying them. I don't laugh at him though. That only pisses him off more. And its disrespectful.

This morning he actually cried. But he also went to school. I didn't back down and I didn't bribe him. I finally ended up yelling at him to stop yelling at me. I know, I know...but I'm human and my sense of humor and patience only goes so far. He wanted me to apologize first. Um...I don't think so. "Why do you girls always want us to apologize first?" Say what!?! I don't know where he got that from. I told him that wasn't true and that I tell him I'm sorry when I need to, but this morning was not one of those times.

How will he be when I get him this afternoon? He'll be fine. Happy to see me and to be done with school. I might even get an apology.

I can't wait for him to outgrow this "I hate school thing." Unfortunately I don't think its going to happen...sigh...