Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September is all about changes...

and I'm not sure I'm ready for all of them!

On Sunday, Sept. 7, I had to say good-bye to my beloved Doodlebug. We had some good times together and it was time for her to go. We did it on our terms, though. Dr. Kim and Christie as well as my mom and dear friend Joanne were all here and there wasn't a dry eye in the room.

Coming home to an empty house was so hard. I have no idea how my mom has done it since my dad died.

The day before Kitty's last surgery, one of the strays at the clinic came to sit with me while I was waiting for her. Long story short, she'd been waiting 6 months for me and Kitty to come to the clinic. On Monday, Nermal Ruth came home to stay.

She's so cute! She scared herself when she caught a glimpse in the mirror--I'm sure she got a good 3 inches of air. She loves looking out of the patio window to see what's going on. No one at the clinic ever heard her purr, but she started within an hour of being home and she hasn't stopped since!

Here she is:

Lookin' out the window

Just bein' cute!

And now all of the leaves are turning and falling off the trees. It's so much fun to crunch through them! Melissa's is on Saturday and it should be interesting! I haven't ran since the day Kitty died, let alone anything close to 22K! Oh well, as long as I'm moving, I don't care.

H =)

Monday, September 1, 2008

End of Summer?

Wow, it's been over a month since I've posted here and oodles has happened. After the fridge saga, Kitty got sick and my life has consisted of trips to and from the vet. Two dental surgeries, 7 teeth, 6 facial drains and too many syringes of antibiotics too count, and I think she's finally on the upswing. Her Cat-titude is returning but she's still not eating much on her own. Darned finicky cats!

This picture was taken in May before she lost a lot of weight. Pretty cute old girl, isn't she?

Weight-wise I'm pretty happy, all things considered. My last official WW WI was on August 6 and as of yesterday morning, I'm down 1.8 from that weight. So apparently even when I eat my emotions, I can maintain a fairly stable weight. Time to kick it up a notch, though. My weekday running partner, L moved to Fernie this weekend, so I need to find a way to motivate myself. I'm exploring all of my options....

On the boy front, my e-Harmony subscription expired and I'm not renewing it. In the last week though, I made it to "open communication" with a guy who seems pretty cool. We're having tea on Wednesday so I'll let you know how that goes. I also went back onto Plenty of Fish....not sure if that's going to last very long or not. We shall see...

So today has been pretty lazy so far. I've got laundry sorted, and one load in, but I think I'm going to have to go get more soap before I can do much more. I also saw that it's only 21 days till Melissa's so I think I should go find some hills to at least walk up!

Fall has officially arrived here in Cowtown--yesterday the high was 6C and it rained all day. I'm sad to see summer end, but hopefully the fall will bring a healthier Kitty and a lighter me!

I must remember my mantra: The flab stops here!