30 November 2010 @ 07:41 am
"And we'll have the heart not to lose it"  
Moving has made the commute to work longer. I used to get up at 6 am. Now I'm getting up at 5. It's amazing what a difference an hour can make.  Blah.

I planned to spend today, my day off, exploring the new neighborhood with the dogs.  That's not happening because an adoption counselor was needed for the shelter's annual holiday outreach program.  It's work, right?  

I was going to be in bed at 7 am this morning. Instead I'm sitting in the Starbucks down the street from the shelter's outreach location. At least there's coffee and free wifi.

I should spend this time working on a church project. The church website needs an update and I really need to give the congregation a missions report.  If nothing else, I need to update them on events in Sudan.

Instead I'm watching this fabulous Harry Potter vid. OneRepublic's "Marchin On" makes a great soundtrack for the HP characters and this vid is incredibly well done.

Current Music: OneRepublic - Marchin On
Current Mood: blah
30 June 2010 @ 12:51 am
Pictures to Follow  
For several years a group of people have been feeding cats at my church. What happens when you feed a cat or two? That 2 will become 4, 6, 10 when the cats aren't spayed/neutered. I could devote a whole post to this subject, needless to say I've convinced K (the primary caretaker) to have Mama Cat and her eldest sons fixed so they can continue to be church kitties.

The newest litter (12 weeks old) was meant to go to the shelter to be put up for adoption. Unfortunately, they're really antisocial. They needed an opportunity to interact with more than one person (K). When they leave this house they'll be socialized with people, dogs and rabbits. We're calling the black kitten, Harry. The orange & white is Ron and the brown & white is Hermione.

My mom and I have been really busy with the Hogwarts Trio and their sister, Princess "Mia" Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldo *insert my family's last name here*. Yeah, so my mom has a cat now. She's only been waiting 30+ years. (Allergies. We got 'em.)

Mia actually came home with us when she was about 7 weeks old. She's not a lap cat but she will cuddle next to you when she's tired. She loves to explore the house when the dogs are not monitoring her every move, and sometimes even if they are. She is a social butterfly and she'll let you know if she feels ignored. It's amazing how different she is from her siblings.

I always thought if we took home a cat it would be an older adult. I always thought it would be a torti. Mia is neither but I love her as much as I love the rest of the family.

Grandma Note: Grandma has returned to the assisted living facility. She's has some good days. She has some bad days. We just enjoy the conversations (and time) we have with her.
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: tv - Doctor Who