Monday, March 01, 2010
I'm the worst person ever! When it comes to blogging! It's really weird not having a laptop.. I can use Chris's at night but usually don't so.. um, blame it on that!

I'm in the office now WEARING A MASK. Ha! That's what you get when you're ALLERGIC TO CATS and live with EIGHTEEN OF THEM! Seriously.. my allergies usually aren't bad at all. Sometimes annoying, for the most part not even really there. But lately? Oh lord. I think I may be sick too but every time I come love on the kittens I end up sneezing for like 3 hrs afterwards and wheezing and having to use this awful inhaler. Tonight it was ridiculous. So now I use a facemask to pet the kittens. I'm hoping as they grow I'll get used to their dander and it'll be OK again. I got used to the moms pretty fast...

Lots of them have people who have reserved them, applications turned in and all.. No money yet so I expect SOME will back out before then but we can hope it goes well!

Not much going on here. Loving not having to work, esp with all this Ellie stuff going on.. we were at the vet's again today for a couple of hours. All good news, now I just have to watch him carefully and make sure he's eating and pooping and torture him by giving him meds 2-3x a day. Better than having to bury him, though, so I'll take it.

My biz site is almost ready to go. Just as soon as I finish one of the pages and have the heart to finish it. I think I got burned out and then Ellie and now I'm feeling under the weather, so it'll wait til next week I'm guessing. I really want to get that up and running though!

We were gonna go to SF. I canceled that trip since I was kinda 'eh' about it and Chris didn't want to go. Apparently Chris started researching airfare to St. Thomas for the long weekend (he has off Thurs & Friday) but then Ellie got sick. Man. He was serious too, ready to buy the tickets.. I coulda gone to St. Thomas! Ah well. We can do it later.. Let's hope it happens!

Mm, that's about it. We have houseguests both next week and the week after, so I gotta work on getting this house together. Happy times!

I'm out!
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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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