Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 29: September 25th, 2009

Quote of the Day: "If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Ghandi"

Hey, it's been a leap-year February since we've been together! LOL
Today has been a really great day, all in all. I got up this morning and went for a walk with Sherrie, who we met when we lived in Arizona at Davis-Monthan AFB, and we had a really good time. My legs hurt by the time I got done, so I must have done something right. And I have made it through two days now with no sodas. My goal is to cut them out completely, because I have been tracking my weight every single morning for almost three weeks, and I noticed a trend... every day that I had soda, I would weigh myself the next day and I would weigh between 1-2 pounds more. One or two days of it I could chalk up to coincidence, but not every time. So I'm going to go two weeks without a soda and then have one and see if it affects my weight the next day. If so, then they'll be out of my diet completely!
The weather outside was simply GORGEOUS this morning, all nice and cool out. I came home and opened all the windows in the house that had screens, and they've been open ever since. It smells so fresh and clean in the house! It's amazing what having to keep your windows closed up does to a closed-in house. Everything kind of just takes on its own little smell-personality. Especially boys' bedrooms and catboxes. I really am glad that I was able to turn off the A/C, too... it will save us money on our electric bill, too! So if you think about it, the house smells fresh and clean... cheaper electric bills... it's a win/win situation! I LOVE FALL!!!! It truly is one of my favorite times of the year! Right up there with Spring! (Are you seeing a pattern yet?)
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MY ROSE

I finally got around to trimming that rose that I grew from seed two years ago. And look, one of the stalks made a tree! I kept the other part low to the ground, thinking maybe it will get to be an actual bush-shape eventually. I can't wait to see what happens to it next summer! If it keeps growing tall like it has since I started it, could make for some interesting landscaping. As in, I may end up moving it somewhere else. Where it won't be in the way of anyone walking up to the front door. Hopefully the roots are finally established enough that I can do it, because if not, then I may have to really work hard at pruning it until they are. We'll see.

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My favorite kitty in the worldLook how handsome he looks just lying around on his rug by the fireplace. It's really funny how even if there's not a fire in the fireplace he still loves to lay on that rug. And he's really funny about it, because he gets really upset if either of the other cats lay on "his" rug! He'll stand over them trying to look all threatening and nip at them. I think it's kind of cute!

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Ron would be so proud of me! I went out and put oil in his truck because I plan on driving it tomorrow to my study group. I have to drive it once in a while, right? So I figured, why not. I have been putting it off since he left, but I figured it was about time. That, and getting in it really reminds me of him, and that makes me smile. It's like he's sitting right beside me, asking me, "Why are you going this way? Why didn't you turn back there?"

And to top it all off and make him even prouder: I made a dental appointment for myself! Okay, sure, I only did it because I lost a filling in one of my molars a while back and I crunched into some bacon and part of my tooth started to crumble. But, still.... I did make the appointment. And I'll be making some for the kids, too! Even better, right? Yay me!

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TinyMan and the Sweater

Do you think that I can get a more pitiful look than when I put a DOG sweater on a cat??? Poor TinyMan wouldn't quit bothering Mika, and was chasing her around the house, and I thought... well, geez, maybe I can give her a rest. So I put the dog sweater on him and he kind of forgot to be feisty.

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And here is my first attempt at uploading video.... Hope it works!

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