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I’m giddy!

I’m having a really happy day today. People are making me laugh. I feel surrounded by good people. The sun is shining. People are being goofy (and I like goofy people). Oh, yeah, did I mention I’m going on vacation next week? Yup, I bet that’s the REAL reason I’m giddy! Yay!

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on July 21st, 2005 |1 Comment »

It’s gotta be tough to get old

Our oldest cat, Sneakers, has really been showing signs of aging lately. She loves to lay on my lap when I’m on the couch but lately she’s been having a hard time even just jumping up. I will pick her up but even when I do that, you can see that she has pain inside.

Lately, she’s been having accidents around the house. This has been very stressful as we have new carpeting in nearly every room and, of course, the carpet is so much more comfortable, why would she have them on the tile or hardwood floors?

I feel badly for her too as Frosty still thinks she wants to be his friend and he insists on wrapping his paws around her neck and hanging on for dear life as she tries to run away. We’re convinced that he doesn’t realize that she does not want to play with him because he, of course, can not hear her hissing and growling at him! Fortunately, she is an outdoor cat so she’ll spend much of her day lounging on the lawn furniture.

This has been tough on me because Sneakers is “my” cat – she was a birthday gift from Brian some 16 years ago. We’ve lost another cat since we’ve been together (she was my first “real” pet, other than gold fish!) and that was very tough but she went very quickly so we didn’t have to watch her suffer.

Sneakers has had a good life. If it’s time for her to join her sister in kitty heaven, I hope that she, too, will go somewhat quickly. I just can’t stand to see her suffer!

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on July 15th, 2005 |Comments Off on It’s gotta be tough to get old


…on a lovely afternoon (or something like that!).

Yesterday, our group had our summer outing and we took a cruise on the Charles River. Once I got my sea legs straight, it was a very enjoyable afternoon! There were around 40 of us, from both AMPS and AC. Great people, great food, great weather – who could ask for more?

I brought my new digital video camera along to capture the trip. Notice I said new – I’ve only had it for a week and I’m not a technologically inclined person (not everyone at MIT is a genius!) and I proved it. When I got home, I found that the tape was empty. I’ve figured out exactly what I did wrong but I will deny it to no end if asked! (The battery did run out part way into the trip and I’ll blame it on that. And we’ll leave it at that. Okay? 🙂

Anyway, I believe that a fun time was had by all and now we need to just get through this day and we’re all off for a long weekend – yay!

To everyone… Have a great 4th of July and be safe!

Published in:Uncategorized |on July 1st, 2005 |5 Comments »