Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Walking the Kitteh

The problem with having a cat is not having a place for it to do cat things such as eat grass, sniff various items, explore and act all tough.

Jessica and I decided to purchase a little cat harness with a lease for Shyla so we could remedy this little problem. Shyla has in the past attempted, and sometimes succeeded, to escape and roam free for a minute or two.

The harness is pink with some shiny reflective material on top. I call it Shyla's "bling". The leash is also pink. I went along simply because Jessica said "she's a girl"...I do feel less like a man holding it. However, I'm already walking a cat...

Our first, and thus far, only, attempt took place on Sunday after sacrament meeting. We actually skipped out on the rest. Long story. We took her to the park across the street from our apartment and decided the mostly wooded/secluded area would be the best.

Have you ever tried to walk a cat? Cats don't do walks...they do leads. They walk when they want to, where they want to and how they want to. She seemed to enjoy sniffing around and checking out the wildlife. Didn't like the creek so much. I believe this was her first time viewing moving water.

I wonder what attempt number 2 will be like...

Note: Skateboarders seem to be terrifying. She immediately went into "stealth/hide/possibly kill mode" upon hearing one cruise down the sidewalk.

i r not a goggie

mah hoominz bied a stopid goggie ting an put meh in it

an den tey mayk meh wok arownd

i has fun an tri 2 rund awae but it no werk

stopid goggie ting

i r a kitteh

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Marriage is pure felicity! Sure it can be tough learning to live and work with another person always around, sure we sometimes get on eachothers' nerves or hurt eachothers' feelings, but mostly, it is wonderful to have someone around all the time to play with, make decisions with, spoil, and love!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Perfect Picnic

Last Friday one of the managers of Lee's asked us if we wanted to work during the food show on Saturday (today). Jessica would be doing a demo on some food and I would be doing...whatever. Jessica said she'd do it if I we agreed to do so!

Whew. What a tough six hours! Filling apple juice, cases of water and gatorade non-stop. Watching the festivities was quite enjoyable, as was visiting Jessica at her fajita station.

All in all a great experience!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ah, the pressures of being an adult. Eight hours a day, every day, just so that you can have three hours at home (that you spend coscious anyway). For me those three hours are often spent alone since my husband is sleeping (he works nights). Sigh. But enough complaining. That's what weekends are for right? To enjoy what you work so hard for. Sometimes I miss childhood, but then I think of repeating high school and I'm happy to be where I'm at.

I am so blessed when I think about it. I have a safe and steady home, a husband who loves me, family and friends near and far, and a small kitty that likes to purr and sit in my lap. What is it about a cat's purr that automatically relaxes and contents a person? My health is improving, though I doubt it will ever be really great but I can function each day so that's more than what it was. I like my job. I work for Filbies copy center and it's fun to run the machines and meet so many people. Today I got hit on by an old fat man. People are funny.

I'm glad that I can add to this blog. After all, Aaron's perspective can be skewed sometimes ;) so mine will help to balance things out. I love you, Baby!

dis b teh kitteh


Mai nam iz Shyla an dis b mai furt tym "bloggin" lolz!!!1! u c mai hoominz r on teh kompyuter lyk alwaiz. i iz teh qwen of teh uhpartmintz an teh hoominz gib me sum noms, rubz n petz and kissiz.

sumdae i tail u mor uhbowt meh but i iz redy 4 mah slepz!


Monday, May 11, 2009

The first of many

So here we are.

This will be quite the adventure for anyone who reads this. Where to start, where to start...

Well, Jessica and I have been married for almost 17 months now. I remember the first year and how every month seemed as if it was a miracle. The months are just flying by now. Oh, and just because we have been married for a year...DOESN'T MEAN WE ARE GOING TO HAVE BABIES SOON!

Quit asking or I will continue to fake everyone out now and then. Shyla is our baby for now and the ratses, too. If we do add to our little family it will either be...
1- another cat (yay)
2- a goggie (small one)
3- a ferret (should be interesting)
4- a small, human child

Speaking of Shyla.
She was declawed two weeks ago and has since recovered to her old obnoxious self. As much fun as it was to watch her tiptoe around the apartment on painful front paws I enjoy her craziness. No more worries about scratched furniture and wife. I am greatly pleased at the non painful results in provoking an attack out of her. Shyla, that is, not Jessica. Ha.

River still has a lump. Debating whether or not to have the vet remove it. Money is a cruel mistress. Velvet still enjoys playing with Shyla each morning. One of these days Shyla is going to kill her. That will be a traumatic day indeed.

Jessica is now working at both Filbies' locations...and there was much rejoicing. This will help to eliminate the last of the dreaded Hopstial Bills of Death (HBoD) and possibley put us into a larger apartment.

Which we need for the baby.

Ha. See, you deserved that one.
No, we just need more room. Not too sure if the awesome shag carpet apartment is going to work out. The renter is being odd and not returning our phone calls. Well, that is his loss. He is missing out on the best rentees in the world.

Jessica is being pwnd by her newly discovered Twilight addiction. We should all pray for her to over come this silliness.

Me, well, I'm still the same old loveable person we all know and worship. Love, I meant love. Graveyard is my life, sleep is my friend and Firefly is my distraction.

Until next time...dishes beckon.