My ultra-boring life

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Drumroll please.....

I got my grades for the semester...and they are....straight As!  Well, an A and an A-, but I can live with that (ok the A- bugs me a little.  Especially because they dock my G.P.A. for it, but they don't bonus my G.P.A. for the A+ I got last semester!  Gypped!).  I thought for sure I would be getting a B in Book Arts but all my hard work paid off!  Hooray!

I'm already rewarding myself too much.  We've given into pressure ("Did you lose your little 32" TV yet?  Something so little is bound to get lost.") to buy a bigger TV so we found a super good deal on Amazon and bought a 60" 3D plasma.  I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay excited about it.  Even though I don't watch that much TV. 

I'm also super excited because my brother Justin and his family are moving to Utah!  They've lived in Minnesota for years and years and I've never got to go see them, so I'm super stoked they are going to be so close now!  YAY!  More nephews and a niece to spoil and people to visit!  Eeee!

There was something else I wanted to say but I forgot what it was.  Dangit.  Everybody out there have a merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The semester is over!

I don't know how I did in my classes -- I just barely turned in my last paper 5 minutes ago -- but I feel relief for finishing.  And I think I did pretty well with the chapters of my book that I turned in for fiction writing, if I do say so myself.  If anyone is interested in reading them, let me know.

Now to get back to the housework I've been neglecting for the past few weeks in favor of school.  Ick.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Why you don't get a Christmas present from us this year

OK, in case you didn't know, we have cats.  Because we can't have kids, these cats are very dear to us.  Unfortunately, though, they are not insured.  We have a discount program with our vet (my uncle David Ormond), but that's the best we do.  Usually it's not too bad.  However, while we were gone for Thanksgiving, our cat Squeaker got in a fight with some other cat and by the time we got home it was abscessed.  So, some knocking out, head-shaving, stitches, antibiotics, over $500 and a very mad kitty later, we thought he was going to be better.  But no, he didn't like those stitches, so he pulled them out and got another abscess that was so bad that it swelled his right eye shut.  I think he's taking revenge on us for not getting him a Christmas present.  So Dave came out again and had to do even more cleanup on the poor kitty and THIS time he got a collar (aka 'cone of shame') to keep him away from the stitches and he's not allowed outside.  Multiple antibiotic visits because he won't take medicine orally (not even when mixed with treats) and over $700 this time.  He's even more mad at us and he's not pretty, as you can see.  But he should heal this time.  The other cats have mixed reactions to him -- mostly variations of fear.  Wouldn't you if a kitty came up to you looking like this?  We'll have to pay it off with our tax return -- which will also be going for cleaning the cats' teeth.  Sigh.  The things we do for love.