Monday, September 04, 2006
  Laboring Labor Day away

Pool floaties, originally uploaded by estacey.

This picture is of Chris’s pool. He had $150 worth of gift certificates to Outdoor World from last Christmas to use and all he’s managed to buy is pool floaties. He’s asked for my help, but the only thing that really catches my eye there is the camouflage jacket with fake leaves hanging off it. We are both incredibly mature individuals. The pool floats are pretty aesthetically pleasing, however, so I’m sharing.

So I’m at work today, at the office near my home. Thank gosh I don’t work here every day; I’ve run over to the adjoining store three times so far. First for breakfast (bagel & fruit), then lunch (salad bar mixture of Greek salad, pesto pasta, and some Japanese-style tofu), and then a glass of pomegranate tea that cost $2.50, which I promptly spilled all over my desk (but thankfully not on the computer). If I worked here, I’d probably put myself in debt just buying my daytime meals. Plus, I’m sitting right next to the coffee maker, which is not helping my little sugary coffee addiction whatsoever.

Oh, did I mention that Chris lives directly across the street from a Dunkin Donuts. Literally, a one-minute walk. I don’t quite know how to feel about that.

Mamacat seems to have it out for Kitten, who has made herself very scarce lately. If it’s raining, you can find her huddled up outside under a car. It really breaks my heart. I’ve tried locking Mamacat in my room, but Kitten doesn’t understand that she won’t come barreling out at any minute and attack her. Today Kitten was inside when I left for work, so I closed the door to my bedroom and am hoping a day of feeling secure inside the house will help her out.

As for Elliot, he’s managed to become even MORE skittish, although I didn’t realize that was entirely possible.

I hope everyone ELSE is enjoying their day off. :) Back to work for me..

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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