Wednesday, April 18, 2007

the new addition(s)

I have many things to ramble about, but time is working against me and I need to go (think about heading) to bed. Please consider this a raincheck (rain! hahahahaha) and check back this weekend.

The cats came home after they had surgery - both seem to be enjoying all that this house has to offer: big (and sometimes empty) boxes, piles to hide behind and topple over, and plenty of time alone during the day to explore places they aren't allowed (such as, for example, the top of the refridgerator). I'm greeted at the door with purring and squeeking (they don't "maiow" as much as they "squeek") and we've been known to curl up for an early evening nap together.

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to Beazlie

and Izabelle(a?).

I can't imagine only having one of them, and I'm glad I was able to offer them a place to be together.

(Trying to get pictures of them has been humbling and I now have an even greater respect for Maryse and Claudia.)

Monday, April 09, 2007

happiness is....

- 7 weeks, 4 1/2 days until graduation
- 6 weeks 4 days until Cummington
- 3 weeks 4 days until I close on the house (a date! we have a date!)
- 3 weeks 4 days until I am officially done with my rotations
- 3 weeks 4 days until my next "hands on" training weekend w/fantastic docs who know their stuff and love to teach

I was going to tell you all about how the cats are settling in and how glad I am that they're home, but the shelter screwed up the spay'ing schedule and they won't be ready until at least Friday. It'd be an understatement to say I'm disappointed - I was really looking forward to bringing them home today.

So, instead, enjoy this video. It's one of my all time favorite Sesame Street clips, and I was delighted to find it on YouTube. (If I knew how to embed it correctly, I'd have it here. All attempts to do so have failed. Click the link - if you have cats, or like cats, or are a child of the '80s who used to watch Sesame Street - I think it'll be worth it.)

I have been knitting - more when I have all elements of my camera (cords, charger, etc) in one place.