Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Experiment #1 on the cat - Part 2

So I don't know how well you'll be able to see this:

Can you see? That's HAIR!!! She's growing her hair back! Whoo hooo Experiment #1 is a success.

She doesn't really like the fish oil on her food, but she eats it. It's like a kid eating broccolli:

Aria- "Meow!"for food

Enzors- give cat food with stinky fish oil on it

Aria- sniffs food, give glaring look to evil person with fish oil

Enzors-shrug and walk off

4 hours later...

Aria-reluctantly eats food...slowly

Enzors- "Ha!" admit defeat cat!

I'm looking forward to the day that we have guests over who don't gasp in shock of our furless cat.

On another note, her new nickname is "Fur Leese" after Beathoven's Fur Elise. When said kinda sounds like a fake accent saying Fur less! haha :) I'm a nerd...I know.

East Street Living

Our wonderful, thoughtful, and incredibly nice friend Wendy gave John a GREAT Birthday gift! Okay, so it wasn't really for his birthday, but we hooked it up on his birthday....

A DRYER!!! a FREE dryer at that!! It only has a slight defect, in that it wont turn off unless you manually open the door, but we can deal with that. Plus I have "Mr. Fix-it" so we can figure it out and BAM, a perfect dryer!

Seriously, you have no idea how happy this makes me.

We were using the washer and dryer units here at the apartment complex, that was across the parking lot. Each load costs $2 to complete ($1 to wash/$1 to dry). A roll of quarters only does 5 loads this way, and considering that we wait until we have no clothes to do all of the clothes, it doesn't go very far. The washer is okay, but the dryers are like those you used in college, you have to keep feeding it quarters because one time through never completely dries the load. So now, we will be able to do 10 loads with a roll of quarters, and our water bill will not go up! (which is key when Wake Co. always has water restrictions in the summer)

A washer may be in the workings later, but for now, this is GREAT!!! I LOVE IT!!

P.S. - Never thought I would be this happy about an appliance that will end up making me work. THANKS WENDY!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

A sad day for the Waffle House

Ms. Betty has passed away.

This is a sad day indeed, when one of our local celebrities is killed in a fatal car crash, because of a drunk driver.

What NC State or Meredith kid didn't know Ms. Betty? She was THE person to see at 3 am when the club/bar closed and you had a bad case of the munchies. What a sad sad day indeed.

It's amazing the things you learn about people when they're gone. I learned that she drove an 80 minute commute, just to work at the Waffle House. When the inevitable homeless person stopped in for some late night dinner, she would buy them their food, or offer them a place to stay. She had 4 children, and 11 grandchildren.

Ms. Betty, you and your wonderful scattered, smothered, and covered hashbrowns will be missed. The Waffle House will never be the same.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Way to go Ru. Co.

Rutherford County has it's first case of confirmed Swine Flu! NICE.

Considering this is where I'm from, I probably know the person. Had to call my bestfriend from there to congratulate her on the best title the county has ever had. I'm sure all the rednecks there are freaking out. Considering she's a nurse, I'm sure she's getting pretty upset at the locals right now running to the hospital everytime they cough.

Way to go "Small Town Friendly" got another award under the belt!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Two years ago, was a very busy and emotional Saturday. Two years ago, John and I were married.

Last year, we celebrated by eating a thawed 1 year old cake. We thought about what all had passed in a year, and most of it was trying to learn more about each other. The first year was us trying to learn "how" to be "us". There were a lot of waves, and for me emotionally that year was big. We took a newly wed class that I absolutely loved, and constantly feel like I need to go back to the Waffles and Spaghetti book to re-read my notes. I really love that book, and I constantly think about ways to use what it has taught us to benefit "us".

Today, at the two year mark, I will hardly get to see my husband. I'm a little bummed. I was supposed to go to the gym this morning, but skipped because I wanted to stay a little longer with him. He is sick right now, and I feel bad waking him up to tell him goodbye as I leave for work. Then when I get home tonight around 7, he will be at band practice until later on in the evening. This is a Tuesday night often occurance, and I love to see my husband play, but I wish our anniversary this year was not on a Tuesday. We planned that when he gets home we will try to go out for a drink somewhere, then I have to get home and in bed by 10 so I can wake up for the gym tomorrow (esp since I skipped both Monday and today). So this year, we're going to celebrate our Anniversary on Friday night with a nice quiet dinner and a little time out downtown afterwards.

I'm excited for Friday. Reflecting on this past year, we have done a lot. John got laid off, and consequently, started a new business. We tried to buy a house this year as well, and things did not work out well. We moved from our First apartment together in Cary, and downtown to a new place. We had a low-key New Year's Party at our new apartment. I was in a best friend's wedding, which has led us closer to some friends in the western part of the state. And John's getting busier by the day with the business. Not sure if it's just spring, or if the economy is turning around, but people are calling daily about new projects. One observation, since we moved downtown, I have started to notice our alcohol consumption has definitely increased, probably due to the proximity we are to the bar, and how everyone calls us when they're out for us to come and meet up with them. However, it's probably more accurate to say that the amount at one time has gone down, we just seem to drink more often. haha

So Friday, when we go to dinner, I will soak up every ounce of precious quiet alone time with him. It comes so rarely these days and I need it so much. It seems that lately when it does get quiet, we both end up falling asleep. Usually I'm excited to get to "do" things with John. We went to see the Nutcracker play one year for Christmas and I loved seeing that with him, and while it might be nice to "do" something, I'm just excited to finally get to spend one on one time with him. That is more precious to me this year than "doing" something.

Despite the overcast skies, and small amount of time I got to see him, this day has still started off pretty well: Work is having a Cinco de Mayo party, and my plate is full of yummy goodness; Tuesdays are generally the slower days at work; and my husband told me I look "really good" this morning....nice.

So Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!

And Happy Happy Anniversary Hon, I love you, very much!