Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Farewell Mr. Kitty

We lost our beloved Mr. Kitty unexpectedly last week.  We knew when we adopted him that he had a bad heart and our vet warned us that it was a ticking time bomb which would eventually result in his sudden death.  I just didn't think it would be last Tuesday. 

We came home from work/school and couldn't find the cat.  We hunted all over the place and the longer it went on, the more concerned I became.  Dave came home and found him huddled behind the TV set, alive, but not looking so hot.  Dave pulled him out and sat him on the ground where we discovered his hind quarters were paralyzed.  At this point, we knew it was bad and Kira was hysterical as we packed him in his carrier and headed to the emergency vet.   They immediately began triage work on him and put us in a room to talk to talk to the vet. Unfortunately, it was as we feared.  His heart threw off a clot paralyzing the back half of his body, his overall body temperature was low and the back part of his body was cold.  He was in immense pain and the prognosis was grim.  We had an emergency family meeting and decided it was not fair to Mr. Kitty to prolong his suffering and made the agonizing decision to euthanize him.   It was horrible.  The vet brought him to us to say goodbye and after hugging and kissing him one final time, Kira and I left the room and Dave stayed while they did the procedure.  Kira couldn't handle being with him when he passed.

We gave Mr. Kitty a good home for the remaining year and a half of his life and he gave us much love in return.  While I hate that Kira had to go through this, it has taught her that sometimes the right thing to do is really hard, but you should do it anyway.  It taught her compassion and selflessness.  It taught her that it only really hurts when you truly love. 

Mr. Kitty was an incredibly loving animal who got a raw deal in life.  He's in a better place and my Dad is taking care of him now.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Before I started my new job, we converted our formal living room into an office.  I was insistent on having real wood desks up here, so we purchased a modular wood office desk system from Pottery Barn.  The debacle on getting the furniture delivered is a story for another day, but I rarely get to sit at my desk because my darling daughter has taken it over.  Tonight, I sat down to upload pictures and she has permanent inked tiny little dots all over my table top.  If she were home right now, I would be lecturing her on being respectful of other people's property, but sadly she is at camp this week, so the lecture will have to wait until next weekend.  Lucky her...I will have calmed down by then.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Candy Apple

I wore this outfit to work today.  It's not one of my more conservative looks, but passable.  I was feeling summery.  Plus, I wind up ironing a boatload of outfits weeks in advance of wearing them and I decided maybe it was time to "wear" down some of the stuff hanging around my bedroom cause I'm "starting to look like a horder".  That's how this outfit came about.  I also forgot about the shoes and discovered them again over the weekend...that was a nice surprise! 


Sunday, July 3, 2016


Hi!  It's been a while since I last posted and decided it was time to get back on it because I've settled into my new job (for the most part) and I missed blogging.  What I found is I started not caring what I looked like outside of work and that's a slippery slope to just eating whatever I want, gaining a bunch of weight and wearing house coats, so I decided maybe I better do something about that before it hits the point of no return.   I kicked up my exercise, rejoined the Y, continue to box and am trying to watch what I eat.  I don't look good in house coats, so I gotta hold that at bay as long as possible!