Friday, December 28, 2007

My Boy, Quinn...

Well... I think I have finally found a good home for my sweet, little Quinn.

I had placed a flyer up in the breakroom at work and our young security guard responded very enthusiastically! She has another cat about Quinn's age and really wants to take him home to join her family.

She is coming over tonight to pick Quinn up. I am very happy, although it is a bit bittersweet. I love that little guy... but know he will be well-cared for in his new home. I did tell her that, if for any reason, she no longer wants him... or the cats never warm up to one another... I will always take him back!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Sad Day for Women Everywhere...

A strong woman has been
taken from us much too soon.

Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday at a political rally, two months after she returned from eight years of exile to attempt a political comeback, officials said.

Bhutto was shot at close range as she was leaving the rally in this garrison city south of Islamabad, aides said. Immediately after the shooting, a suicide bomber detonated explosives near Bhutto's car, killing at least 15 other people.

Bhutto was rushed to a hospital with extensive wounds to her torso, her supporters said. Shortly after she arrived at the hospital, an official came out of the building and told a crowd of supporters Bhutto was dead.
This just makes me very sad...

Friday, December 21, 2007

My wish for you is...

That all of your holiday wishes come true!!

May all of you have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Day in the Life of....

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing! 1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing! 3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing! 5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing! 7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing! 8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing! 11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage. Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe..... for now...

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Voice Silenced...

My brother called me last night to let me know that a singer/ songwriter, that was one of my all-time favorites, had died. Dan Fogelberg's music was a huge part of my childhood... and I carry my admiration for his music and the amazing man behind it with me to this day.

This is yesterday's statement from his website... “Dan left us this morning at 6:00 a.m. He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side. His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.”

Dan Fogelberg was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004.

Some of his greatest music was not necessarily what everyone heard on the radio. His first few albums were pure genius. "Home Free," "Souvenirs," and "Nether Lands" showcase his amazing songwriting ability.

So I hope anyone who appreciated his music will take a moment... listen to "Same Old Lang Syne"... and remember this wonderful man.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm Here...

Okay... see it's me, I'm alive and well!!

This post is basically to get my brother off my back! He is quite the complainer. When I talk to him on the phone, he is always letting me know that I haven't posted anything new lately and wonders what his little sister is up to... and basically "why do you continue to have a blog if you aren't going to post on a daily basis"!

Yes, people... this is now the new form of our family communication... my BLOG. Does my brother call to ask how I am doing?... um, NO! But if I go a couple days without blogging, he gets quite concerned (irritated, rather) because he has nothing new to read.

So this one is for you, big brother. I hope you have a great weekend. You know that I love you more than life itself... but now please GET OFF MY CASE about the blogging! tee hee

Hugs and kisses to you!


Oh, and everyone else... have a wonderful weekend too!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Exhaustion Sets In....

I have been burning the candle at both ends lately...
and it is catching up with me.

Aside from my 8-hour day job, I have been working on an "emergency" project for my previous employer... helping him out of a deadline jam. I received most of the project information on Saturday for this 11" x 17" 16-page newsletter... and had to have something for the client to see on Monday morning. I had the initial layout finished at 10:30 pm on Sunday... just in time!

Yesterday, I received the revisions at 6:30 pm... and worked on the job until 10:45 pm. The client was hoping to see something this morning... and I hate to disappoint!

On top of all this, I have just agreed to do a freelance job... creating a corporate identity (logo) for a new company. I will start this job next week. I am hoping that with designing their logo... I will have more work from them... such as brochures, letterhead, envelopes, business cards... and any other print media they may need.

I know in the long run I will be glad that I stretched myself because I will have some extra money in my pocket. But right now... I am tired. I am the kind of girl that goes to bed by 9:30-10:00 pm during the work week. I NEED MY SLEEP!!

But I am hoping this bit of suffering will pay off... literally!