"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Random thoughts on 01/20/2009

I know Obama supporters will be filled with excitement and McCain supporters will be deeply depressed when January 20th rolls around. I encourage you to take a moment and write down a few lines about what you did on that historical night and exactly how you felt when the results were announced. Tuck them away in a safe place till 2012. Did your hopes or fears come to pass? Be patient, time will tell the story.

I enjoyed looking up what Wikipedia had to share about January 20th. I'm old enough to remember when the 52 American hostages were released on that date in 1981. On a personal note, 01/20/2009 will be my 40th birthday. Shh, don't tell anybody though. My mother doesn't want anyone to know she's old enough to have two children in their 40's! *grins*

Housing woes....

We moved here in June from out of state. Because we couldn't afford a scouting trip for housing, we rented sight unseen and only signed a six month lease in case it was really bad once we got here. Our lease is up at the end of November and we had decided that the place was fine and would sign a year long lease or even an 18 month lease if the owner would go for it. We'd like to stay put for a while and work on saving money so we can buy a house for us and the kitties. Then the property manager emails Mr. Hairball to say that the owner has decided to sell the townhouse we are renting.
*throws random objects across room, sticks out bottom lip, and sighs deeply*

The property owner would be happy for us to stay until it is sold but, we'd have to let people in for showings and when it sells we would only have 30 days to vacate. You know it's one thing to go through the whole "living in a house that's on the market Hell" if it is your home but, it's a whole other ballgame when you are just the tenants. After scraping through two months without any money coming in, we had finally put some money back in the savings account and had started thinking about using some of it to leave town and spend some time with our families during Christmas break . Now, most of that money will be spent on moving expenses. So, we will be spending the holidays at home again this year. *whine*

Because the whole packing and moving extravaganza is happening the last week of November, I won't even be able to cook Thanksgiving at home. Even those years when we would dine out on Thanksgiving, I would still make us a mini-Thanksgiving earlier in the week
(turkey breast, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie) because we love the leftovers and I like to cook. *grumble, grumble*

Gone too soon...

This is a picture of my cat who died of cancer on 06/05/2008 at the age of ten. We miss her terribly. Mr. Hairball's brother gave us a big cat tree/kitty condo thingy last Christmas because he knew it would probably be her last Christmas. She loved the highest perch and if one of the other two cats got up there, she would chase them down and let them know that was *her* spot. Nowadays, the other two never get on the highest perch. Mr. Hairball says they know it still belongs to her and they leave it alone out of respect. I don't know if that is true or not but, I like the thought.

I'm not cool enough to be a blogger...

It seems that everybody and their dog has a blog these days except me. I have things on my mind just like everybody else but, sometimes I struggle with finding the right words and I have days where correct grammar and spelling are simply beyond my abilities. I set this sucker to private and I'll see how it goes. I'll do some posts and if I think they are halfway decent, then I'll open the doors to a smirking public. What will I write about?? Well, like most people, my interests are varied and different things are a priority to me on different days. Let's see what happens okay?