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October is here

September 30th 2012 7:46 pm
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Today is the first day of October! Since I'm a black cat with no front claws I already spend all my time indoors. I enjoy looking out of our 4th floor apartment window and that mom can still open it for me sometimes so I can take in the smells of harvest.

I will be 2 years old on the 12th and mom is allowing me the privilege to say she will be 30 just 4 days later. There is a potluck supper for all Oct birthdays on the 15th but since pets aren't allowed in the food room I'll just have to stay in the apartment & nap.

Mom has put out some Halloween decorations. She just has a plug in pumpkin and covered the cord with protection. She's trying to figure out how to get me to be next to it for some photos but that probably isn't gonna happen for a while. I'm in my carrier/crate eating leftover Fancy Feast right now so maybe after this, a bit of self grooming and a quick nap I'll be more cooperative.


Farewell to September

September 30th 2012 1:18 pm
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Mom is spending this last day of Sept on cleaning (already done just now) and laundry. Once laundry is done & put away she has the box of Halloween decorations out so she can figure out where to put things this time. So look for new photos coming soon!



September 28th 2012 12:52 pm
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Mom has been busy after winning the telezapper on ebay to hopefully put a stop to those annoying phone calls. She put a new message on the digital answering system that friends & family are welcome to leave messages, anyone else must take the # off the list. She forgot to add the blurb about no calls before 9 am CDT so she's gonna redo it later today.

She checked her mail, grabbed a calendar page for the month of our birthdays so she'll know what's going on at our building (alarm, pest control, potluck, give & take etc). She wrote in our birthdays on it too.

After that she came back up, stashed me in my carrier & proceeded with making strawberry cupcakes w/ pink frosting & sprinkles for her granny's birthday tomorrow. So thank you Morticia for my cupcake gift!

She washed all the dirty dishes now so she's gonna go out for her supper. DQ is the closest & most convenient so that's her plan, unless she wants to go somewhere else & ride her bike or take the bus. She could call for pizza delivery but would rather get out & away from the phone.


Texas and Florida please stop calling

September 28th 2012 7:26 am
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Mom is going crazy because of these long distance hang up calls. She doesn't know anyone in TX that should be calling in the 8 am hour - before she's even AWAKE. And almost every afternoon or evening a political survey in FL calls although she has told them she's not a registered voter and won't be registering so don't call anymore. Her peace and piece of mind are now shattered by this, so she's gonna talk to the phone company & perhaps the police and see what can be done. She's trying to win a telezapper on ebay to take care of it in case they can't do anything.

Somebody else was trying to be her which she found out when applying for this apartment and had to clear her good name getting finger printed by the police.


Mom just got her flu shot

September 25th 2012 11:36 am
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So mom treated herself to DQ for lunch before her shot. She heard about a new short needle on tv but didn't know they had that here 'til she got into the shot room. She's still being careful not to do any lifting so she's trying to coax me to jump up on her lap instead of picking me up. If they use this new needle for everything she might get other shots updated too.


Pirate day!

September 19th 2012 8:05 am
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I just added a photo of mom dressed like a pirate from a costume party the apartment did a couple months ago. She gave me some yummy Fancy Feast Seafood Feast this morning to celebrate. I suppose my pirate name would be Black Whiskers, get it?


Mama's mouse

September 18th 2012 10:09 am
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Mom likes to use her wireless mouse more than the finger pad on the laptop, she just feels like a mouse gives her more control. Unfortunately it's not working at the moment because the batteries are charging, good thing it only takes 1 at a time. She can't wait 'til they're charged up so she can do her stuff.

The water will be turned off in an hour for at least an hour for some work to be done elsewhere in the building.

Mom needs to get to the grocery store for herself in a while then return to enjoy the free pizza supper downstairs.


Purr-lease do not disturb

September 13th 2012 7:25 am
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Some dumb-dumb (we're putting that as nicely as possible) in TX called before 8:30 this morning and mom doesn't like getting up until 9. I'm a cat so I can't help that I'm up early, she just ignored the phone and me for a few & got up at 8:30. She doesn't like to be disturbed before 10 am, she's no early bird.


Mom's memoirs of 9/11

September 11th 2012 10:43 am
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It’s been 11 years and I can still remember being glued to the tv, watching the twin towers of the WTC smoking out from the fire caused when the jets slammed into them. Then the cut in to the Pentagon and the field in PA. I remember the mass confusion with the media until all planes were grounded.

I was still just fresh out of high school trying to find myself. I knew retail wasn’t my thing, so that afternoon when I got a call for an interview to do data entry I jumped on it and left my first job for the new one that lasted only 2 days. I dwindled around more jobs that weren’t me – such as fast food and still got stuck with that & retail despite my awesome computer skills I already had. I knew I wasn’t military material.

I’ve traveled some since that fateful day 11 years ago. Nothing has changed if you are driving (except for the higher price of gas). Flying is a whole other story – shoes off, no full sized liquids, subject to additional screening, etc. I always pack carry-on when I fly since I can get on with it easier and get off the plane, meet with my pick-up and get out of there. Every time the plane flies low in preparation to land when I’m on board I think of the 9/11 victims. I hadn’t flown before 2010 but I clearly remember greeting arriving guests at the gate in the airport, it was so easy when they allowed anyone through the screening process. To pass the time we rode the in-airport transit train in Atlanta before going to the right spot. We also went to the Chattanooga airport a time or 2. I prefer to fly direct between MN and Atlanta, no stops. It’s not as long as driving 20 hours but it’s still a long 10 – 12 day of travel with being on the road with a flight in the middle.

On this day in 2004 I attended a Kenny Chesney concert in Nashville, TN and attended the fan club pre-party across the street. I remember he had a flag in his hand on the stage at one point.

And 5 years ago today I officially became a Frozen Peach. It was still 90 degrees in GA when we left so I thought nothing of wearing a T-shirt, capri pants & sandals. When we got to 60 something degree IL I was feeling cold already, and then I experienced my first real winter here in MN.


Feels like fall

September 7th 2012 8:09 pm
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It's a bit cool tonight so I'm curled up on my comfy bed (as you can see in the 2nd photo). This is nothing compared to the winter nights ahead, but mom is thinking of making hot cocoa for herself. She's trying to combat whatever is making her feel icky with liquids, rest, vitamins & my warm purr. It helps somewhat but not entirely.

I have a new fur-relative. My uncle Matt got a 6 yr old black lab dog so mom is going to meet him sometime soon. Maybe he'll join dogster?

This cooler weather sure made mom want to pull out Halloween things but she's gonna hold out 'til the last weekend of this month.

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