June 4th, 2008


Things to be happy for...

1. Our senior cat, Pepper, who's had some hyperthyroidism and lately had what--thank heaven--turned out to be a cold. I thought she was gravely ill, but right now she's running around, begging for food and eating the cat food. In short, she's fine. We estimate that she's 12, so there's a lot of living and loving left.

2. We got a steam cleaner, and Mary was steaming the counters yesterday. Suddenly, the power stopped on that circuit. It didn't trip the breaker, but it did trip the surge protector on the other outlet and we couldn't reset it. So, we call the electrician. Turns out Mary had gotten steam in the outlet, and all we had to do was wait for it to dry. It's fine, and the guy didn't charge us.

3. Lovey, Tuffy, Cashie, Li'l Linda and Jackie, Judi's five kittens who were born here, are 11 today!!

Writer's Block: Makeover! Or: Creepy Crawlies

If you had the chance to go crazy and completely overhaul your appearance, what would you do? Or: Recount a remarkable incident involving insects.

Question 1: Make myself taller, more slender and broad-shouldered and give myself red hair like I should have had. Collapse )

Question 2: When I was in high school, I was riding my bicycle down Green Bay Road when the inchworms were hanging from the trees and suddenly realized that I was covered with them. It was really traumatic.