Thursday, December 14, 2006
tonight with the cats was somewhat traumatic. well, it was fun, but i got attacked a few times. they're usually pretty nice, even when i'm reaching under the cages to pull one out to put it back in its blasted cage. but not tonight. a kitten got freaked and latched onto my arm with teeth & claws. a cat got freaked when she knocked the bedding out of her cage and fell, and when i went to help, she jumped and clawed my jaw in the process. et cetera.
i guess that's what i get for getting them all hopped up on catnip.

oreo is still there. she seems to be okay. certainly not happy about the cage or anything, but she was playing pretty happily the whole time i was there and she was free.

i have to get gifts for two little girls for this adopt-a-family thing at work. i have a few options.. an 8-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old.... but i have no idea what to get them. what do kids like these days? in the $20-range?

wanna know how nice chris is? he fed my strays for me last night. yep, bought food and stopped by the enterprise to feed my strays. bless his heart. and mind you, this is after working 39 hours in three days.

took gretchen and buddy on a jog last night, at the same time. it was pretty funny, but buddy did a lot better than i thought he would. he's so little and, well, slow. all in all, it was pretty amusing and good for me in an exercise-of-patience kind of way.

i think i should see a chiropractor. tonight while driving, i realized i was actually fantasizing about getting a really good back crack. what have i been doing wrong?

okay, could i have any more subjects going on in this one post? don't think so.
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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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