Journal

Disneyworld!

We went to Disneyworld this last birthday weekend and so many things to write about but I am sick as a dog and I don't feel like telling it all. But we got a thousand pictures from my new digital camera, my b-day present from Tony. He is sooooo sweet. He knew exactly what I wanted for my b-day. I learned a few things from my trip to... Read more →
Journal

Mr. Oblivious

Hey, Mr. Oblivious. I know most people don't mind when phlegmy fortysomethings sit right behind them in a restaurant and make clearing noises in their throat. And sigh-moan. And then hock up something. And then moan. And then clear their throats, and cough in their hair. The Wendy's dining area is absolutely the best place in the... Read more →
Journal

Some Pictures With Students

Today was a mixed bag. It was cold and dreary most of the day, and I had a relatively normal class load. I made up Angel's class for Thursday because we'll be in Orlando visiting my Dad and his family. I love these girls, and I love their mama. I wish Sandy was going to stay more than one year, because I feel like I am just getting to... Read more →
Journal

Mecca Update

She's terrified of me. This I found out on Saturday night when she kicked away from me as I was trying to hold her, claws narrowly missing my eye. She doesn't trust me anymore, she is not cuddly, and I miss that so much. I thought her purr was broken because she didn't start purring again until late Friday night. And this is a cat that... Read more →
Journal

TiVo…?

I want a TiVo. I have been talking it over with Tony for a while now and I know I want it, but he just can't see spending $100+ on another recording device. That's what Christmas is for. I asked my Mom for a TiVo for Christmas, and I am not sure, but there was some intense discussion about it, so it looks good. I will be so pumped if I... Read more →
Journal

Anyone got a mind eraser?

I have something I need to forget. This story has a happy ending, but it is an ugly story, and it scares me. I was giving Mecca her morning pills, got the first one down, need to remember to bring the accent book, when I was trying to stuff the second one down her throat when she didn't open her mouth. Jesus, she's getting tough, I... Read more →
Journal

I Wonder What Happened To…

Steven Kong - Where'd you end up?Joseph Ting - Sorry I was such a moron. Yumi Kamimura - You knew all along about him, didn't you?Austin Chang - Miss you, buddy.Kassie Gutierrez - Meimei, how are you? Leong Jee-Kang - Goh...Francy LeeJim HelmbrechtMelanie DobsonElisa PriestThao & Thuy NguyenJeff LimEmi Oga (sensei!)and many more...And I... Read more →
Journal

Stuff…so much stuff.

Our weather today was in the upper 60s, lower 70s, and as I drove home there were sporadic, momentary showers, enough to get the car wet, but not enough to rinse off all the dust. Tomorrow and Friday are going to be cold as a witch's bed, and I am not looking forward to it. Should I ask Tony to help me excavate the sweaters tonight? Or... Read more →
Journal

Mecca is home…

But I have to give her 4 pills a day to keep her thyroid in working condition. Here's how we do it... Pick up the cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop... Read more →
Journal

Election coming…

It's Tuesday already, this election, and I am so NERVOUS. It is so very important to me that Kerry wins, not just because of the idiocy of the incumbent, but also because it is frightening that we can live in a country where people will believe anything the government says, even when there's broadcast proof to the contrary. We need a dose... Read more →
Journal

Update

Went to see Mecca today. Her little paw was shaved up to the chest and IVed and wrapped up in surgical tape so she wouldn't tear it off. She also has an Elizabethan collar on so she won't pull the tape off. She would, so it's a good idea. She never acted sick, which is why this is so weird. She still doesn't look sick, except that her little... Read more →
Journal

Mecca my Ecca

Mecca, aka Mie-Jie-jie is in the cat hospital right now. I noticed that she's been real skinny lately, and I attributed it at first to finicky eating. Not so. Mecca has hyperthyroidism and is in the initial stages of liver failure. It is fixable through surgery, but my oldest daughter, now ten, was going to die if we didn't take care of it.... Read more →
Journal

Torun, my Torun…

I am debating asking for flatware for Christmas. That's how you know you got old, when you ask for flatware. But this flatware seems perfecto...and I reallyreally want it. And my Mom has it already and I love it. I just can't stomach paying some schlep on ebay $40 a set for it. But I am thinking about it, seriously. Or should I wait... Read more →
Journal

Apparently

The only thing I know about cats is their body language. I didn't know that cats have 3 eyelids, 517 muscles, can run 30 MPH (but I've seen it, certainly), and become insomniacs when deprived of tryptophan from milk, eggs, and poultry. I should start feeding them more chicken so their asses are asleep at 6:45 AM. I did know, however, that... Read more →