tonight, chris says, "hey, we should see that movie 'blood diamond'."
i pause and think about this, and about the fact that this is chris, the man who will not sit through ANY movie except maybe star wars or indiana jones. and that's not even a guarantee.
and then i think about the fact that this movie is about the diamond trade, which - from what i understand via grist - is corrupt and probably quite sad.
and then it makes sense.
i reply, "why, so then i won't want a DIAMOND?" i'm laughing and speaking in the tone of voice that means if i can reach him, he's going to get tickled. he wisely scoots away as he asks, "how'd you know what that movie was about?" and then, JUST IN CASE the point has not yet been driven home that he's trying to make me mad in that way that makes me laugh while simultaneously threatening to kick his ass, he says, "we really should see that movie." bah!
have i mentioned in the past two minutes how much i love that boy? :)
she's been so scarce lately. she came around last night and apparently got tiny again. this is after she was roly-poly all of a sudden the week before last. then tonight i get a call from a neighbor a half-block away, wondering if i had lost my cat. "she comes to my house at night and eats. she sure seems hungry." i walked up the street as i talked to her and the neighbor waved to me from her balcony. we talked a bit over her fence. although oreo had since scrammed, she said that maybe i should check on the street corner as she sometimes sees oreo sleeping at the entrance to the condo building's garage. at this point, i started laughing in disbelief - my cat is pretending she's a stray. getting food from random people. despite the fact she has two bowls full of food in the garage, along with probably five cat beds and a nightly ration of catnip. but she'd apparently rather go hungry / beg food off a neighbor and sleep on the street. o-kay.
so anyway, she heard me talking so started crying so i'd come get her off the cement wall and we walked home with her purring. she got wet food and catnip and got to sit on my lap while i ate dinner, with her tail in my food. she was pretty damn happy. hopefully she'll stick around.
no exercise today. i took a break, on account of the headache i had all day. i finally took an imitrex after work - the one last night didn't seem to do anything. then i came home and slept for a couple of hours.
to eat today, i had a couple of handfuls of granola for breakfast, along with a banana and chai tea. lunch was a bit of spinach-walnut-cranberry salad and a big bowl of greek yogurt with berries. my co-worker made me an iced coffee to assist with the headache. when i got home, sufferin', i had a fluffer nutter. chris had to go out to dinner for a work thing, and i declined going as i didn't want to have to pretend i was dr. stacey and listen to some speaker blabber on about stuff i don't understand. so instead, i had mac n cheese for dinner. mmm! with two slices of bread. and two tofutti pops for dessert. i'm quite unhappy with the unhealthiness of my dinner, but what can you do? i also think i may go have a mt dew right now because it sounds good and, when i have a headache, i have a hard time telling myself no about things that sound like they'd taste refreshing.
today: work. glad it was hump day, at least.
food: handful of granola for breakfast with chai tea. i am pretty sure i had a banana at some point. lunch was greek yogurt with strawberries & blueberries with granola sprinkled over. had a self-made iced coffee. leaving-work snack was a handful of granola (the stuff is ADDICTIVE i'm tellin' ya). dinner was shrimp fajitas at oceans grille and a corona with lime. and a bite of chris's key lime pie.
exercise: i actually went for a run right when i got home, even though it was hot! i went down to the beach and jogged for a while, even though it was high tide and therefore very hard to run because i didn't have any wet sand to run in. but i was beaming the whole time at all the sea turtle nests. sure, i couldn't see any baby sea turtles, but the point was that THEY WERE THERE. 55-min run. of course i started to get a headache afterwards, even though i felt good running. took some hopefully-preventative tylenol and aleve, but it got worse anyhow so i had to take the imitrex. i think it's time to call the doc! it seems i cannot do ANYTHING that involves me getting hot or i get a headache. and not running and avoiding the outdoors when it is hot is just NOT doable - it's florida, for chrissake.
anyway, we're going to do one of those sea-turtle hatching-watching walks this friday night. yay!
okay. i think it's time to go to bed. yawn.
bershon, to the max.
back at work! blah! at least it's a short week!
last night i basically went into a law & order coma. that was much needed. tonight, i re-entered the real world. after work, i watered all the plants (with saved otherwise-discarded shower water; yes, we're still under water restrictions) then went swimmin' with the dogs but it's okay because i was officially giving them baths, not just cooling off in the pool. then i whined at chris to stop lifting weights long enough to eat with me. so we did that. then we double-team-petted kitten for a while, and the cool part is that she let us. she actually purred. a lot. then we did the same to oreo. then we played with sebastian. then i went on a jog to target with sebastian (3.6 miles) to pick up prints and got yelled at for bringing him in the store even though he's not a service dog, as if i cared. (rules schmules.) then i took a shower.
now i'm in bed. yet another day of neglected college algebra. tomorrow, though, i MUST hit the books (bah).
oh, yeah, i was gonna do that healthy-livin' diary thing here, wasn't i? i am going to just leave wisconsin out because, well, i had cheese curds on sunday. and some kind of battered shrimp. and mt dew. and a huge bowl of those graham-flavored cereal things. and, um, three desserts. and that was just sunday!
today, though, i did very well. mostly. breakfast was a handful of granola. they had a huge container of it in the breakroom and it was delicious. then i had some tea. then i had a shake and a banana for lunch. then half a large iced coffee. then ravioli with gorgonzola for dinner and 2 30-cals tofutti pops for dessert. the big problem today was that i grazed on that granola ALL DAY. pick, pick, pick. ah well - there's always tomorrow to be better. :) and i DID go for a run!
can i say how much i love the immitrex? i had to take TWO on friday - one early and a second after we landed, in the line for the car rental. they both made me nauseous. then saturday when i woke up, i had to take another. but that was it. so, without immitrex, i definitely would have had a headache all weekend. with it, i had two mild bouts of nausea and that's it. :)
ok, time for sleep!
these world's ugliest dog contests just crack me up. look up the former world's ugliest dog, sam, for a REAL scare.
the really sad part is one of the pics in the slideshow shows the stockpile of food and clothes the orphanage had….
For a few reasons, including:
On the bright side, we’re going to
Also, I haven't had a headache since I went to the doctor, and have only used two headache-preventative pills! (Thank god, considering my deductible...)
but they're not too old to cuddle with their mamabear.
they are always quite content & snuggly after they eat.
taken this morning. :)
just kitten was missing :)
and the tortoises. and the bunny. and the kittens.
so chris sold the old boat on ebay last night (for all of $400 or so less than he bought it for).. the auction winner emailed him saying he’d like to meet on thursday night to pick up the boat…. IN
chris sat there looking dreadful and said, “i don’t want to have to go back to
ok, so i have all this free juice from work - if someone comes out with a new pomegranate juice, they send it to us. the grocery dude looks at it, then it works its way to the free shelf. if i want it, or if no one else wants it so i figure it shouldn't go to waste, i take it. therefore, i have like five things of juice in the cupboard (three pomegranates, a pomegranate-blueberry, a cranberry).
since i don't typically drink straight juice, and none of those juices really lend themselves all that well to the standard chris drink (glass of water, splash of fruit juice), i was wondering how i'd use these juices up. my answer? MINERAL WATER.
i tried it tonight for the first time - mineral water with pomegranate juice. omg, yum. delicious. and mostly water! we all know how i love to be hydrated, but sometimes just don't want to drink the water!
of course, the calories add up - i think i had half a small thing of pomegranate juice tonight (150 cals) in my few glasses of water, so you have to watch quantity - or let your taste buds get accustomed to less juice taste, which did happen for me with the chris drinks - but, then again, the cranberry juice has half the cals. 75 cals for 3-4 glasses of yummy, hydrating drinks seems fair to me. :)
so anyway, try that. TRY IT. mineral water + concentrated juice. i have some blueberry juice to try it with, too. should be interesting! and think of all the antioxidants i'm getting!
oh, and a note about antioxidants i learned the other day - even a small amount of antioxidants does measureable good. throwing fresh herbs on your salad, for example - this makes me want to make use of my lemon balm & mint in the front yard - but they only stay active in your system for about two hours. so keep the green tea - and the brightly-colored food - and the yerba mate - and the herb-infused water - coming!
how cool is that?
too bad i had to use the flash, but it was too late to do it without flash by the time i got to it today.
I’m not usually a clock water, but OH MY GOD do I ever want to go home!!
No, really – hate.
Here is a note from the girl who adopted the grey kitten, whom she named Dahlia, and her brother last year (as pictured above). As it was, Dahlia was a sweetheart, and would cry for attention, while her brother, Lou, was terrified. After the girl took them home, she wrote to me panicked, worried Lou would never come around, although Dahlia was a sweetie.
Dahlia is horrible she is just the worst cat, she gets everything she wants, toys, beds, treats, great food, scratch posts, scratch post trees, constant love and attention….and she is whiney bitch…she meows allllll daaaaaaayyy loooooong…she jumps on everything scratches everything but what she is supposed to, she is just bad.beautiful though. Fat Lou (that’s what we call him) is great, I think he hates Dahlia cause she never shuts up and she scratches him. I will take some pictures for you. Lou came around to me, Joel is too big and tall I think for him, he gets scared.
i tried to get some pics tonight, and for the most part failed miserably. i ended up putting it into auto mode, and now am reminded why i wanted to learn manual to begin with. everything is goofy and out of focus and stuff. but the kittehs are so fast! i didn't have time to focus and mess with my shutter speeds! excuses, excuses.
honestly, it was very cute. every time i'd set them down to snap a picture - this involved setting them as far away from me as i could and then quickly laying down and clicking away - they would just run towards me. most of the pictures show kittens looking very much as if they are stalking me. :)
i did a search for 'gah' and i got this. :)
okay, so how is this for frustration? chris's a/c doesn't work in the corolla now - it's like i'm CURSED. i can get it fixed but i have to wait until i actually have a lunch hour free to do that, and considering i have kittens to nurse, i don't know when that's possible. also, our lunch "hour" only lasts 30 minutes.
so i ran home at, like, 1 to feed the kittens. by the time i got here, i was DYING. it's like, what, mid-80s outside? me in jeans and a long-sleeve shirt. no a/c. run around here like a madwoman, then hop back in the car with my lunch to go back to work. then i get the bridge, of COURSE. it takes me 20 minutes to get, like, four miles.
i get back to work and a co-worker who can hardly move with stomach issues asks me to run down the street to the walgreens for some prilosec. i comply. in my jeans and long-sleeve shirt.
i get back to the office and my head is pounding from the heat. soon enough, i get that feeling in my head. i start to feel nauseous, so i go take the imitrex i was just prescribed. soon, i get the warm feeling the doc told me about. only my head still hurts, and i'm still nauseous. i go in the bathroom and get sick, which makes my head hurt worse. i was seeing stars. i start crying. enough already!
but then i took some deep breaths and got up to go back to my desk to log out and go home. and i realize my head is feeling better.
of course, now i have the hot-ass ride home in the car so i decide i'll take a dip in the pool when i get here. i change into my bathing suit, grab a towel, then go to open the freezer door to get some frozen treats for the dogs. instead, for some reason, i open the fridge door and a bottle of pineapple juice that i JUST OPENED and WHICH COST $6 flies out and breaks all over the floor.
so instead of getting to cool down in the pool, i instead get to shop-vac the kitchen floor and pick up lots of little pieces of broken glass. lucky for me, patty was here and she helped.
i did make it to the pool, finally, and i do feel better now. a little funny - i'm going back and forth on whether i should go for a jog tonight. but better. no headache. so i guess imitrex is pretty freaking amazing because i am pretty sure i would otherwise be crying in bed right now. instead, i played with the dogs, gave them baths in the pool, fed the kittens, took some cute pictures of them, ate dinner, and now am...?