He’s 15 years old this month, so if you put a purse on the bed, he is going to sleep on it. You can have it back after nap time!
We had a birthday party for him last weekend. Ara made paper hats for everyone. I listened as Ara dressed Martha-puppy in an elaborate costume while explaining to her that she needed to honor the cat on his birthday if she expected us to honor her on her birthday. Martha seemed to be treating the situation with the expected gravity as she has ribbons and bells attached to her collar. The kitty enjoyed his scrambled eggs and banana bread very much.
I’m a huge fan of this kid. She’s creative and strong willed and all together a beautiful person!
I’m bribing her to work on her semester project with reading time. I don’t know how I became such a corrupt dictator… Ara is into the wimpy kid books and I had just picked up 3 I had reserved at the library!
Her project is creative writing. She’s writing and illustrating a story! I’m excited, I think she’s doing a terrific job!
Sometimes, the dog that just walks into your life is the right dog for you! Martha, the puppy has settled in very nicely! She’s so goofy I can’t help but love her, and I think Ara feels the same way!
Today was a darn good day for a Momday! I meant to type Monday but Momday sounds good too!
I found out today that I was accepted into a grant program to do a medical clerk certificate. I’m excited! Also, nervous!
I’m ending my 3rd week of no-sugar but possibly cheating by adding a little maple syrup to my oatmeal this morning… shh!
Maple syrup and cinnamon, just like the packets? No, that was brown sugar. Mmm brown sugar sounds good right now.. I guess I’m still waiting for that sugar craving to magically disappear? Ha!
Speaking of delicious things from TJ’s. My new favorite morning smoothie flavor is frozen banana, almond milk, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract! What! It’s a chocolate peppermint smoothie! I’m crazy in love with the flavor, I think I’ll make extra tomorrow and freeze some for icecream. Ara has asked for a smoothie break. So she’s having cinnamon toast this week.
As a follow up from yesterday, we went to Petsmart (AKA fish deathmart) to exchange the last poor little guppy that Ara bought with her allowance. She chose an African Dwarf frog, which the lady dropped on the floor after netting him! She also got a placo and I got 2 more goldfish. When we got home I had some prep work to do on the tanks so I got to work. When I went to grab the fish in their bags I found that both bags had been punctured by something the cashier had put in the bag! The poor fish had no air and just enough water that they were still alive! Sheesh! I didn’t have time to acclimate them to the water I had to dump them right in. I suspect we might be back at deathmart to return these unfortunate fish soon. They had a rough little journey there. I mean poor little frog tried to commit suicide on the Petsmart floor!