Monday, October 02, 2006
  This picture has nothing to do with my entry.

ladies at loreley, originally uploaded by Sarah Brown.

So, hmm. Time to try for a non depressing post.

The two kittens did their best last night to make me happy. They all cozied up in bed with me, along with Oreo. I woke up probably a dozen times, twice with the girl kitten puking, and the other times because they were running laps on the bed or trying to scale my bare leg with their little, pin-like claws. I woke up with the girl kitten basically on my forehead. Good times. :)

This weekend, hmm.. Spent Friday evening feeling miserable (allergies) and trying hard to be productive at home. Then I went and acted as Chris's DD and got to meet his friends' really, really fat cat. Seriously, the fattest cat I've ever seen. She's named Trudy, after Dolly Parton's character in Steel Magnolias (yes, her guardians are two gay men). So fat even her FACE is fat. It was amazing and I'm completely disappointed I didn't have my camera.

I woke up Saturday feeling fabulous and relieved to be rid of the allergies. The day is kind of a blur, though. I slept in, big time (11:41 a.m.). We drove to Boca. Went to Lowe's (where they have CHRISTMAS stuff out already). Got my bike from my house. Played with the kittens. Ate at IHOP. Of note, that day, Chris & I reached the stage where we are comfortable telling one another to shut up, so that was heartwarming. :D

Yesterday, I accompanied Chris and & friends boat shopping, where Chris's hopes of having a boat by the weekend were dashed by some sketchy electronics. He called about a boat last night because the price "seem[ed] too good to be true." "So?" I asked when he hung up. "Well, it hasn't been on the water in six years. [List of three or so more bad things about the boat that I can't remember.] And the dog chewed through the wiring." Ha ha ha ha!

That about sums it up.

I think I am going to try to meditate or something tonight. Maybe jog at the beach. I realized that this weekend, I was droppin' the f-bomb like I was on Goodfellas. And apparently, I'll be around a two-year-old this weekend, so I figure I should try to become a little more zen about everything (sticking locks, tangles in my hair, etc.) by then. Wish me luck!

Why around a 2 year old for the weekend?
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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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