So I am back - again. I haven't been online much - I am just so sad lately from work, and now on top of that I am sick (I tried to visit a bit but it was making me woozy, so I didn't get too much done). I do feel a bit better today so that is good. I am mostly packed so that is good at least (I think getting all the dust stirred up aroudn here is not helping either).
First and foremost let me thank all of you for your support - I just adore every single one of our blog friends - cats, dogs, people, all of you! It really means so much to me to get all the support you give me - I think it is what is keeping me sane to be honest with you (and Brad - he is trying really hard to make me feel better).
The cats are being super awesome lately too - Lola is just being so sweet and coming down and Barney is super snuggly. Kirzon is too - even though he is back on the transdermal meds for his ears. His mouth wasn't too bad yet (but boy, you wouldn't guess that from his nasty dragon breath - even Brad noticed it, and he can't smell anything) but he is on the transdermal stuff. He didn't get an allergy shot this time - we are doing a wait and see thing - he had a reaction once, but not the other times, so keep your fingers crossed.
And oh, we are so worried about all our friends in the nasty weather areas - Australia, Brazil, the US - all getting hit with such nasty weather. We hope everyone is doing ok!! We are purring for all of you to make it through the nasty to the nice weather again soon.
Oh, lets see, lunch today - well Pei Wei just opened nearby (which is great until we move) so I am picking up a spicy chicken salad. Hope it is good! Videos - not sure what those are going to be yet. Probably either Futurama or Big Bang Theory (ever since they started talking about the new office stuff I keep getting the line from Futurama about the slick, dazzling veneer of the 1980's in my head - if you have seen the episode Future Shock, where That Guy takes over Planet Express, well, he says it about changing the image of the company).
Stella is giant - like overnight she is a full grown ladycat. Gus is still bigger, but Stella seems like she is huge now (I think she may have passed Virgil - he is such a little guy).
The tree is still up - I don't really know what to do with it right now. Since it is all busted we are getting rid of it - but it is going to go to one of Brad's friends churches for someone who doesn't have any tree at all. It is fixable (with wires to hold it up) if you don't have cats - if you have cats fixing it actually makes it worse (because the wire pulls not only the broken branch but the branch it is attached to if the cats sits there). I have a couple other trees I want to give them too - one was my dad's and one is from the apartment. I have all the outside lights down, but the stuff inside is mostly up - the stuff in the windows has to come down and then everything else. We want to keep the Christmas stuff at our house because that way it will be easier to go through and clean out our storage locker. The cats think it is great because they get to play in/on the boxes. I just don't know what to do with the big feather wreath - that thing is huge. The cats love it too, so I can't really take it down without somewhere for it to go.
Lola is getting to come out a lot more now, and she is actually choosing to come downstairs lately. The biggest problem is that she really wants to go in the bedroom - that is only ok if I am with her, and so she is mad about not getting to go on her own. But since that was her main peeing spot, there is no way that is going to happen.
Why aren't there any specialty cat stores - I see lots for dogs around here but none for cats. Does anyone have any near them? Sure the dog places have a tiny cat section, but why not the reverse? And why is the dog section at the major pet stores so much bigger than the cat section? I love dogs, and think they deserve all that stuff, I just think cats do too.
I thought about getting a part time job at like PetSmart or something - but then I realized that would just be awful because I would get too attached and bring every animal home. I even get that way with fish. But it would be so nice for a discount on pet food and litter since we use a lot of it. But even if it was at the pethotel section of PetSmart I would probably be sad to not get to have every pet come home with me.
Gracie's birthday is coming up and because I haven't been online I am super behind. Barney keeps bugging me about it because he is afraid we will miss it. So does Gus about Ozabella, and Virgil about Danielle. And even Stella is bugging me because she has a crush on Miles, Pierro's brother. Lola and Kirzon don't have any relationships - but they do admire the fine cats and even the doggies out there. It is just most of them are too young for them. Kirzon will be 15 this year - that is insane!
I need to do some blog updating - I am missing a ton of badges. Oh, what do you think of the header? I made a collage picture at a website (can't recall which but if you are dying to know email me and I will find the link and send it to you - in about a month - because I haven't checked email in a good 2 weeks). I think it looks pretty good.
Oh, did I mention that we have regulations on skirt length and pant length for our new office. Yes, apparently I will be working in the 1950's.
I have to admit I almost lost track of Hugo - I have been TERRIBLE about that too - and the NKC, and all the other stuff I want to do. What it has only been like a year and a half since I wanted to put up an Etsy store - still haven't gotten to that either.
My cats are addicted to pipe cleaners. I am going to do a post about it at some point, I swear.
I have a Friday Friends post that is in draft - I haven't finished it. It will get up some day, I promise.
Well, that is all I can think of for now. I am trying to get around and visit everyone. Because it is easier I am going alphabetically - I try to do it with the visiting people who comment first but that is tougher because I have to keep going back and forth, and then I get lost and end up closing thing, and it is a mess. So if you comment, don't be offended if you visit and see me commenting at somewhere else first (I know you wouldn't of course). I am just trying to make the most efficient use of my time.
So, hopefully I will be back sooner than later - I have some pictures to post (I think) and hopefully will have them up in the next day or so (I noticed I don't have a ton of Stella pictures so I took a bunch of her and some of the others too).
I miss you all, and I hope that everyone is happy and healthy and safe and warm!! Hugs to you all!!