Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Happy Birthday< Dusty Sneakers!

Today is our cat's birthday, or I should say, his approximate birthday. He is 3 years old.

He came into our lives in late September 2004, when he hitched a ride underneath our 1995 Plymouth Voyager. Fortunately, he came out of it unscathed. We decided he needed to stay in the garage until we could take him to the vets to see if he had fleas. Well, he did, and ear mites, and worms. Not unusual for a stray. I was happy he did not test positive for FIV or Leukemia. Our dear departed Sabrina died from Aids back in 2001. She was a real sweetheart, and she only lived 5 years. We buried her in WV on the lot we were going to build our new house on.

Anyway, he's been a good boy, though he is very different from Sabrina. He is very attached to DD, so I guess if she moves out of the house in the future, she will take him with her. I don't know what will happen if she goes on a mission. No pets allowed, so I guess he will just have to get his love and care from us, and learn to like it. He occasionally cuddles next to me, but it is pretty rare. He's just not a lovey dovey as Sabrina was, and she was definitely my cat.

On another note, my FIL died 8 years ago on this day. The reported death date, though, is tomorrow, 8/9, because he died at 11:45PM, and the people who declared him dead came after 12 midnight. His official death date is 8/9/99. RIP, Ray.

Stinky ice cubes

Had a fight with DH Monday night about stinky ice cubes. He was relentless, not agreeing with me and telling me I was ignoring the problem. I blew up big time. I do have a temper, even though it takes a whole lot of pushing to get me that mad. We didn't speak for the rest of the night, and didn't kiss each other goodnight for the first time I can remember. I guess we will just have to agree to disagree, and I won't be taking him so seriously in the future. He still doesn't get it.

I have thought about getting a job, because the extra money would really help, but I'm not ready yet, so I think I will re-examine my options in a few months. I wouldn't mind a temp job, but then I might find myself working on Sunday, nights, and weekends for a Christmas job. I don't want to be away from my family during those hours. I would rather have a day job. There is the Crabapples Deli downtown that is advertising for help. They don't have nights or weekends. Hmmm.

Another issue is my health. I have good days and bad days, and try to get housework, shopping for food, cooking, cleaning up, driving DD to her youth group meetings and to early morning Seminary. It all takes time and energy. I'm hoping to lose weight throught the Weight Watchers plan, and then I can start to feel better physically.

I have heard so many good things about WW from friends, both on the net, and IRL, that I decided to give it a try. I love the garden vegetable soup, and there are no points. I did bake some bread pudding, though. It's good, but I will try to not overeat.

I think I like the plan because I do enjoy crunching the numbers and working the foods I want to eat into the plan, while still keeping it healthy. It's like a whole new way of looking at eating. I just joined Saturday, so I will be including my results on this blog every week, even if I have a bad week and don't lose. So far, so good, though.