Thursday, January 11, 2007

It's been close to a month?

Yes, I leave Albuquerque and my blogging habits get really really bad...

For you kids who aren't familiar with our 11 kitties, this is a picture of our oldest cat, Ziggy. (Who also goes by other names like ZiggyKitty, Brat Cat, sh*thead and "go away cat".) Well, this cat has literally lived 11 of his 9 lives in the 16 years we have had him by doing things like surviving 2 nights outside with the coyotes in Placitas, getting through 3 strokes, regularly jumping off of a second story balcony (at our Gainesville apartment) and other fun stunts. We found out last week that Ziggy has cancer (there is a fast growing lump on the side of his neck that is about the size of a tangerine right now). We are not sure if he has weeks or months to live, but he won't be around much longer. We are considering ourselves blessed that we do have a time to be with him, spoil him rotten and say goodbye before he goes to the Rainbow Bridge. Hubby and I decided that we would take him to the vet when he quit eating or was in distress so he wouldn't have to be in pain for a long time. He's still quite the obnoxious little twit, but we make sure he knows we love him!

House stuff: We should be getting our couch in the next week! WHEE! We are about 60% finished with the unpacking of the boxes but we have moved the boxes out of the general living quarters (they are in the master bedroom, in the closet and in the garage). We are going on the "unpack one box a day" plan until we get the boxes empty. We picked up a new TV for the house and we are waiting for the DirecTV folks to come out and install the HD dish for the TV! This is the first time that we have gotten rid of ALL of the mismatched college student furniture and we are actually working on a design theme through the house! I'll post pix when we have our couch done! It was a 5 week lead time on the couch, but I think it will look great in the media room! Once we have our couch, we are going to be inviting folks over to finally see the place!

Man, time sure does fly when you are having fun. I took my son to his new school on Monday and got the order form for his cap and gown and his graduation announcements. He graduates from high school during Memorial Day Weekend, so we aren't expecting people to come down for it, other than his Dad...

On the alumni front: WE WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in FOOTBALL! We are the first college to hold a National Championship in football and in men's basketball in the same year! GO GATORS! Man, after having to endure grief from all of the media saying that our Gators didn't belong in the game and our Gators were going to get our butts handed to us on a silver platter, the final score was Florida 41 Ohio State 14. Hmmm, I guess our Gators didn't get that memo... We had fun in Phoenix doing all of the "pre game" festivities and pep rallies, but we didn't make it to the game. Hubby and I agreed that when 2 tickets to the game cost more that a house payment, we should just watch the game on TV! (Last I heard, tickets were going from $1800 up to $3000 per ticket!) I have to say, the Ohio State fans that we met over those couple of days were some of the CLASSIEST college football fans I have ever met!

We are finally done travelling and finally done with the business trips! It is so nice to finally be able to relax and put my feet up at home! I haven't done much spinning since Christmas, but I will be hitting that hot and heavy after this work week is done! I have totally fallen in love with spinning wool and I am looking forward to posting some of my creations and getting started on a pair of socks with some of my hand-spun wool!