Thursday, April 23, 2009

We're Off to See the Wizard

Not really. My dad bought me a plane ticket to Chicago for my birthday, and I head to my sister's fair city tomorrow morning!

It seems she's planned a week's worth of eating into 4 days, but who am I to complain about that?

Also, my dearest dear darling friend Nicole is coming down from Madison to visit. Bonus!

Hijinks will ensue, I promise! We've an agenda full of things you can't do with two little vegetarian boys in tow - Whirlyball, a musical, and steakhouses, not to mention uninterrupted sleep. Possibly a walking tour of the city, too, although it's a bit early in the season for that.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Newest Member of the Household

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you CASSIOPEIA, the cutest house rabbit you've ever seen. In your lives. Warning: these pictures may cause you to die of cuteness. She's CUTE, I tell you!


Are you still alive? Really? You didn't die from the cuteness? Huh.

We're going to call her Cassie for short. Why Cassiopeia? 1. Because it's my favorite constellation, 2. Because getting her was my idea, and therefore naming her is my right, and 3. Because all mammal pets in our house must, apparently, have a name that starts with the letter "c."

The intent was to go to the Humane Society with my friends Jessica and Kate and procure a timeshare rabbit, but they chickened out. This little baby is ALL MINE.

She appears to be a rex, with the short, short, velveteen fur that I'm so fond of. If she were longer-furred, I'd consider spinning the fur and making angora socks, but that's a little while down the road for me. She's 6 months old, and has been hand raised, and loves to be held and petted.

Oh my god, y'all, she's so cute. I'm going to go play with her now, and really, how could you blame me???

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Sad Few Weeks

Warning: this one's a downer!

It has been a rough few weeks. The highlights (lowlights?), in no particular order:

My 91-year-old great aunt went into the hospital for a bowel obstruction, but now has pneumonia and doesn't want to be treated for it. We don't think she'll make it, and she keeps talking about how she's so tired of living. Which is totally her right, but just sad because we'll miss her.

I "had words" with a dear friend's wife and now it appears that the friendship is over...? There has been no final word on the matter, which is rough. I don't even know what to say about this, other than I'm absolutely devastated.

Our dear old Charlie cat started acting all weird, lethargic and drooley, and we took him to the vet and found out that he either has an abscessed tooth or a tumor, in addition to a thyroid problem and a heart murmur, and requires (expensive) surgery, and because of his heart murmur he may not recover from the anesthesia.

The silver lining:
My sister came to town to see our great aunt. She was here for a bonus week, and it was really wonderful to see her.

That's it, for now.