Thursday, October 26, 2006
  No update in a few...

Sorry about that; I’ve been busy, and very tired.

Let’s see.. The grey and the brown kittens went home with a lovely woman named Lauren yesterday.  She is absolutely in love with them.

She also had a co-worker that was looking for a girl kitten.  Since the other adoptive mom fell through, this is perfect.  Even more perfect, when the woman came to meet the kitten, she fell in love with Oreo.  So she’s deciding which she wants and is coming back tonight for one of them.  Oreo is a great girl, but will be harder to place since she’s grown-up already.. I am so hoping she decides on Oreo!  So that just leaves me Oreo, girl kitten, and two of the shed kittens.  By the weekend, it’ll just be one cat at my place and the two shed kittens.  After the weekend, it will just be one cat at my place, or 0 if the lady takes Oreo (since the girl kitten will be snapped up pretty quickly at Petsmart).  Great, eh?  I love having the babies around, as always, but it’ll be a load off my mind to have them all in loving homes.  And maybe I can stop using my inhaler every night.  :)

Other than that, just working.  We moved into a new office, in the same building as my old one.  It’s like a meat locker it’s so cold.  I’m wearing jeans, a t-shirt, a blazer, socks, and boots – and I’m still freezing.  My NOSE is cold.  It’s so ridiculous that we have to dress like we’re in New York and still be cold, indoors!  The air just keeps running and running...

Did I write about last weekend?  Probably not much to write.  Went out for drinks Friday night. I got completely bombed on TWO vodka & cranberries.  I am a sad woman, but in my defense they were quite strong.  Saturday we went for a jog.  Then for a quick boat ride.  Then I went sola for a long sail with the Grounders.  Sunday I dropped Boy Kitten (now Fred) off at his new, perfect home!  Then we went for a leisurely boat ride to the bookstore.  Then Chris & his sister made fabulous eggplant parmesan.  I had a headache for most of the weekend which sucked.  I wish I could pinpoint what exactly causes them.  I think it was booze the night before + jog in the sun + day on a boat in the sun.  The sun is a killer.

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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!

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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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