Saturday, April 22, 2006

Today has been a day full of dilemmas and heartbreaks.

They started in the early AM which was technically today, but still the day before in our minds.
This morning I woke up too early and had to bring our very old Gala kitty to the vet. She is sick. Jon had to leave because he was playing a show in Boise so it was up to me.
I sat in the emergency vet’s office from 11:30AM until almost 6PM. It was packed and reeked of sickness. The small animals were afraid, peering with wide eyes from their little plastic cages. The large dogs were whining in protest and trying to pull off of their leashes. My kitty was curled in the bottom of her box looking so small and sad, too tired and weak to howl.
We were the second to last people to be seen. The doctor said she had an infected tooth; she needs to have surgery to have it pulled. The smell means it could be something worse, but it just might be infection.
She had to stay at the office to be put on antibiotics and IV bags. They will do biopsies on it to make sure she doesn’t have cancer. The vet explained that she seemed healthy and he thought she had a fighting chance, but I needed to understand that she has already lived way past her life expectancy. It was like hearing that one of our children might die.
It killed me a little when I saw her face as he carried her away and knew I had to leave her there for the next three days.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I spy with my little eye...

I don't know which surprised me more on my walk home from work today.

Was it the car covered in ham slices?

Or was it the naked yellow lego man trying to escape?

Look! Jon is waving at me from Alaska!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It's my Blog and I can cry if I want to...

Today was such a long day.

I fell just shy of my call count so I had to make 50 cold calls today and log them. I missed the gym and skipped lunch to get it done.

Jon is back in my hometown playing a rock show for a lot of my ex-classmates that I have not seen in over ten years. That is odd.

Oh and did I mention that the paper I work for printed the first local review of Jon’s new record today? (edited out the rant for obv reasons)

Well listen up:
Take That!
Take THAT!

(end rant)

I feel better now

While You Are Gone...

When Jon goes out of town I like to make mixed CD's for him to take on the trip. Today he is heading to my home town in Alaska to play a Posies show. Here is the mix he received for the occasion.

MY LITTLE TOWN - THE (very) ALASKA MIX - 4/19/06

My Little Town- Simon & Garfunkel
Styrofoam Plates- Death Cab For Cutie
We Both Go Down Together- The Decemberists
You Are What You Love- Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
Waltz #2 (Xo)- Elliott Smith
Just Like Heaven (Acoustic Version)- The Cure
Guess It May- Rosie Thomas
Tart- Elvis Costello
Imagined Life- Lou Barlow
Manchild- Eels
Prove My Love- Violent Femmes
Deeper Than Beauty- Sloan
Blasphemous Rumours- Depeche Mode(LIVE)
Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
Wonderwall- Oasis
Always See Your Face- Love
Sick Of Myself- Matthew Sweet
With A Little Help Of My Friends- The Beatles
While You Are Gone -Sarah Vaughan

Sunday, April 16, 2006

I wish I had a river I could skate away on...

I had a nice day at home in my PJs.
I should not be at home right now.
I should be watching The Posies rocking out on the other side of town right now, but I could not bring myself to leave the house. The thought of getting dressed up, putting on make-up, doing my hair and having conversations with people sounded like far too much for me to handle right now. Instead I am at home watching bad TV, some OK TV, and a few great DVDs.

Happy Easter blogland

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