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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

i am so very tired

we spent all last week and all weekend moving. since it was only about four apartments down, we didn't really pack up anything. which is both easier and harder than normal moves. we had both apartments for a week, so that was a nice time frame. but for six days straight, all i did was pack up a box, walk down steps, walk over to the new place, walk up steps, unpack the box, and head back to the old apartment to do it all again. on saturday, after having watched us do this for a week, one of the neighbors yelled out to us, "how many more trips? about twenty?" i laughed and thought, "i only wish."

in the middle of all that, i've also started physical therapy. i don't remember if i told you that i was finally allowed to take off that awful brace. three months is too long to be wearing such a contraption. on the second day of pt, my therapist announced that she didn't think i got too much out of it the day before and was going to step it up a notch. i could barely walk out of there. and sadly, then go home to continue with the move. i didn't make too many trips that night.

i guess everyone needed to lounge after the move...

but that was all done as of sunday. monday morning, i got up way before dawn, hopped on a plane, and am currently in virginia. at least for a couple of more hours. i get to go home tonight; my plane lands at nearly tomorrow. i have pt tomorrow and friday at 7am. and then friday night i shall collapse. that is i guess if i can find the bed amongst the apartment moving mess.

on saturday, i have my first quiz in my spanish class. part of me absolutely does not care about the quiz. i'm completely not at all doing this for a grade. i'm doing it for the knowledge. however, i do think grades generally reflect knowledge. so i'm kind of in a conundrum of caring/not caring. andrew also has some tests coming up, so maybe we'll find some quality time to study together. seems like he might make a cute studybuddy. but i don't think there is an all night coffee shop in town and the all night video poker palance doesn't seem like it would be a good place to study...

Monday, February 11, 2008

nothing particularly interesting has happened lately...but i have managed to snap a couple good photos of zoecat...

this one does not seem particularly remarkable unless you know that she pulled the pillow down on herself. i guess she was cold.

she has this food/water bowl combo and the water has a reservoir. for some reason zoe keeps trying to put her dry cereal into the water bowl. and she's not content for it to just be floating in the bowl, she keeps at it until the cereal is up inside the reservoir. what a gross thing to do?

and here she is learning spanish. my class is going well and i feel like i'm on top of the homework, except when she decides to take a nap right on top of everything. i guess she's learning by osmosis.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

super weekend

happy anniversary to zoecat! we adopted her the saturday before the superbowl last year. then she hid in the closet all saturday and all sunday until about the half time show. so right about now is when she came out of the closet and joined the garland family.

also this weekend i've decided i miss chili. we do potlucks at work on about a monthly basis and for a while now i've been campaigning for a chili day. but everytime i'm completely shot down by everyone except my boss, who's also from ky (northern ky, nearly cinncinati). then it occured to me that maybe no one else is a fan of chili because either they don't have a minor addiction to three way chili (if you are from greater cinci you know this means on top of spaghetti with a load of cheddar cheese on top. four way is with onions too. five also has red beans.) or because it doesn't really get cold enough here to justify big chili and soup fests. though the sad confession is that i've never actually made normal chili. i've got a great veggie chili recipe but i've never made real normal chili. so i found a recipe, i bought all the stuff, i've fixed it all up, and then i snacked all day on wings and chips and cheese sticks and leftover pizza. i'm completely not hungry and i haven't tried my chili that's been simmering away all day. it smells great though. and hey, chili always gets better the next day, right? i guess i'll let you know tomorrow...