Tuesday, March 09, 2010
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This thing is basically dead, right? but sometimes I wonder to myself why I DON'T use it since it's a good place to speak my mind. maybe I'll get better about it.

Let's do the numbered-list sort of post.

He's so much better. I let him out of the guest bedroom today, where he was quarantined since we got home from the hospital so I could make sure he was eating and pooping and taking his medicine. He's super happy to be out, but reeeeally wants to go outside. He keeps trying to make a break for it anytime I let the dogs in or out. They have a doggy door but that's on lockdown, obviously.. I feel guilty for both Ellie and the dogs so let's hope I feel confident that Ellie is back at 100% soon. He's eating at 100% for sure.

Oh the baby cats are so darn cute. I let them out of the closet for the first time today. About half of them were exploring the office tonight. They're just so tiny - four weeks on Wednesday. I update their site every few days at They're all doing well. One of the babies is sneezing more than I'd like but I'm keeping an eye on him.

The only problem is that I am HORRIBLY allergic to the kittens. So. Bad. I was in there for a while tonight to use the computer and play w/ the cats and I was wheeeeezing my head off when I left the room. Literally gasping. I have an OTC inhaler but I don't like using it too much. I guess I should see the doc!

I don't get why I'm so allergic to the kittens and not the moms. Whateverrr.

Five of the kittens have DEFINITE forever homes. Another lady backed out of getting a kitten since her 10-year-old son talked her into adopting some needy adult cats instead. Sweet, right? She wrote me to tell me this and I'm like, hello, Olivia and Claire, my mamacats! She's thinking about it.

Married life is.. hmm, much like cohabitating life. Except you know it's forever. So I can do things like host two mama cats and their THIRTEEN KITTENS without worrying that Chris will all of a sudden decide (or realize) that I'm nutso and leave. Ha!

Seriously, though, it's good. Yesterday I made vegan pancakes (mm!) while Chris was outside working on the yard and I was thinking how nice it is to have Chris at home, even if he's outside. Funny, right?

I love every day not having to go to a job I hate. LOVE IT. Need some dough, though.. Someday.. someday it will happen.

That's all for now!
This thing is basically dead, right?

um... no? it's still my primary source of stacey-related information.

Married life is.. hmm, much like cohabitating life. Except you know it's forever.

i figured that you were pretty much at forever with one of the earlier sets of kittens or one of the other expansions of the animal count in the house.

I love every day not having to go to a job I hate. LOVE IT. Need some dough, though..

this has been my life for the past few months... but i'm going to have to worry about paying the mortgage soon.
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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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