Really, she does. Well, she’s not right now, but she was earlier. Yes, there’s a story to that and I’ll tell you but I have something to do before that.
Bran was rather testy yesterday. You see, we went out to pick up some clumping cat litter at Costco and then pick up some lunch. I was hoping to be back within two hours so that I could continue on with my essay (yes, it’s done, as usual it’s shit, but I don’t know what is expected from me in grad school and this is a way of finding out) and the midterm for my theory class. It didn’t turn out that way. But none of that is germane to what I’m writing about.
On the way to another store to get a cat food bin we had a bit of a tiff. Bran thought I was being too verbose. I thought I wasn’t, I thought I was making sure that I was being all nice and making sure that I was being clear. Talk about cross purposes. We knew that Bran wasn’t having the best of days because he’d forgotten to take his pain meds. Though I thought I wasn’t in rough shape, in retrospect I was stressed about the school work I had waiting for me. Of course you know where this is doing, right? Yes, there were some frayed feelings. Boy was stressed because he’s not used us being quite that picky at each other. Anyway, all was unfluffed when we got out of the car in the parking lot of PetLand and we had a family hug. Isn’t it amazing what problems hugs can solve? We never did find a pet food bin there but we did find a nice curry comb thing for DD.
On the way home we picked up some supper (KFC) and I continued to plug away at the essay. I worked until 5 am and then got up at 9 to continue working. Dad phoned at about 10 (he was planning on coming up sometime this weekend – weather permitting – but the roads around his city were icy and he didn’t want to contend with that so he cancelled) to let me know he wasn’t coming up. When I found that out I realized that I had some extra time to play with. I didn’t have to prepare for his visit interrupting my homework. Three guesses what I did. If any of those guesses involve me continuing to work on the essay or exam you’re wrong. I went back to bed to get some more sleep so that I could write coherent sentences. I eventually got up at 2.
Oh, I left out a trip that Bran and Boy did last night to take advantage of the 20X the points at Shoppers Drug Mart. They went to get our supplements. Bran brought home a little extra for me. He tucked it in his hood. He bought it with the accumulated points and a bit of extra cash.
I am now the proud owner of a Fuji Finepix Z20fd digital camera. I have the blue one. He made sure of that. He’s such a sweetie. Not only does it take photos it also takes video. All I have to do is figure out how to use it.
Anyway, the essay and the exam are done. The kitty got some cat nip into herself and was found sleeping in the basket we have the grapefruit in. He also picked up a short kitty tower (I know, oxymoron) for her to rest in. Right now she’s napping on the top of it, laying across the stick that has the frilly toy on the end of it. She’s weird. That means she fits right in our family.
Now it’s time to upload the software and owner’s manual for my new little toy onto my computer and learn how to do the settings and how to use it. I figure that on Wednesday I’ll do my final exam for my Aboriginal Women and Law class and then I’ll start taking photos of the jewelry. By Saturday I’ll be loading them into my computer while I’m at work. Do please cross your toes, right?