Wednesday, September 26, 2007
  long day!

i had to get up at 5:30 today!, originally uploaded by estacey.

things get all messed up when you have to be up while it's still dark.

which i did today, for work.

i was back home by early afternoon. napped. woke up when chris got home at 6. by 9:30, it felt like it was the middle of the night. here it is at 11 and i feel like i should've been asleep for hours by now...

not much of interest going on over here. i've been tired beyond belief (it always happens around this time of the month)...

last night, in anticipation of this work thing, i went and stayed at alli's in south beach last night. we went to this place named pasha's, which was good.. so that was nice. i, of course, did not get enough sleep, but it all worked out.

uhh, what else? oh, it's been raining here, non-stop. for days and days, seriously. it's ridiculous. the dogs, i feel so bad for them.. they're used to running around all day, but because of this they stay in their respite crate in the master bath all day so they don't get wet. as for the cats, because of this, oreo has finally gotten to stay inside during the day. i actually don't think she's been outside in days at this point. the other cats have the garage to stay warm and dry in, but since she's the backyard cat...

i've been trying to bring elliot in more and more. the rain is good for that, since i don't have to chase him through the bushes; he can usually be found relaxing on the mattress in the garage if it is actively raining outside.

oreo is so darn mean to the other two cats, though. tonight she got after kitten for daring to use the litterbox. it caused a catfight i could hear from the shower, in the next room, through a door. and my lord is elliot scared of the dogs. it all adds up to an environment that i'm sure is scary for elliot... but i'm trying to get them all to be harmonious.. oreo and the dogs at this point get along very well, so i have high hopes for the other cats and the dogs.

blah blah blah, time to go to sleep. almost the weekend again!

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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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