August 31, 2011

My first love Part II

So as I mentioned in this post I really really really want to play cello. Well today I met a man at work who is an orchestra teacher. As soon as I found that out I started asking questions. Apparently his instrument is the cello. He will be checking out the one I have and I may even take lessons from him. I’m really damn excited. I could totally be fancy like this chick someday.

Things fall into place with time. I can’t wait to get back to my first love. <3

August 27, 2011

It’s my first ever CATURDAY!

So some dear friends of mine had a little bit of an oops in their household. Their two unrelated kitties were scheduled to be fixed but they were all slick and negated that plan just before. The end result was a litter of 5 kittens. Woops! After much discussion with the boy it was decided that I get to take one home with me.
After hanging out with them I was set on taking the one nicknamed Moocow home. They live on a farm and she has spots on her back much like the very large four-legged residents of said farm. I went for a twist on this nickname and renamed her Io (pronounced ee’-oh). The mythology can be found here to understand what I mean. Ironically it translates to moon, which is my planet as well. I didn’t know that till I found that link. :)
I know what your saying, get on with the kitten pictures! Of course I will bend to your will!
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August 23, 2011

Best vacation ever

No seriously, it was. I can’t even stress that more. It was jam packed with win. Here’s how it went.
Day 1: Vaca commenced at 3:30 pm when I left work. I hightailed it to Providence to see the PRD vs Montreal Double header. PRD lost but it was such an awesome derby bout to watch. I was so proud of Small Wonder who played her first bout ever and totally got MVP. That girl squeaked through many tight walls. I wish I could post the photo here but instead you’ll have to go to George Ross’s Facebook to see.
Day 2: Drop Zeus off at the babysitters and prep for Maine. Not all that exciting. Very busy day of errands, shopping, and packing.
Days 3 & 4: Drive to ME and enjoy the company of our lovely friends, Mike, Jen, and family. The photo below is a link to the set of photos from our trip.
Days 4 – 6: Canoe the Saco River with the boy and the pup.
Trip Highlights!
  • Spending time with an amazing family.
  • Our perfect weather from start to finish.
  • The little snake that greeted us and led us to our first campsite.
  • Peaceful rowing along the Saco River.
  • A group of four beavers that worked hard through our second evening right near our other campsite. They were so cute!
  • Having to make car repairs that turned out to be only a hose to replace. Found an inexpensive mechanic after duct taping the crack to make it into town.
Day 7: Driving home after the repairs and totally stopping at Bruised Boutique to score a new pair of skates!!! I also had to pick up a pair of socks (with owls on them), two booty shorts, and laces. Then proceeded to the farm to retrieve Zeus and his new sibling Io.
Day 8: The lazy last day. Ok, so it was relatively lazy. We did a bazillion loads of laundry, Charlie harvested a ton from the garden, we made just over 6 jars of half sour pickles, and enjoyed an episode of True Blood before crashing into bed.
This was the best vaca ever. I spent every waking hour with the boy and we didn’t bicker once. I find that to be pretty awesome since we really only get to spend time together on weekends even though we live together. The weather was great for us. We enjoyed the river and everything it showed us. And we truly got our much needed relaxation. Thank you to all and whatever made this possible. *sigh* Can I retire yet?

August 22, 2011

New skates? Don’t mind if I do!

Finally it has happened. I have upgraded to a pair of skates that will fit! I invested in a new pair of Vandals. Can I tell you how much I really really want to skate tomorrow. I cleaned my wheels, put on the new laces and even washed my pads. Complete derby maintenance. I skated a bit in the kitchen. It’s amazing to wear skates that fit. When I go up on my toe stops I don’t have to scrunch up my toes to stay in place. Quite the difference the right size makes. Without further ado, here they are! Modeling one of the two skates is Io the kitten. She is an adorable photo bomber.