Thursday, November 29, 2007
For the past few weeks, Kitten has been fighting with a neighbor cat and getting chased home. :( She's been so depressed and barely wanting to go outside. Today, finally, she seemed upbeat and wanted to stay out longer. I'm not sure where the neighbor cat is, but maybe he's giving her space now that we chased him away with water pistols. Yes, I feel like a jerk cuz he's a very sweet cat, but Kitten has a right to feel territorial at least in her own yard. Yesterday, there were 2 raccoons battling it out (or maybe playing) next door, so I made her come inside while they were still awake. When I tried to get pictures, I scared them away somehow, so she was able to go outside for an hour or so.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We drove with Galahad's parents up to Daytona Beach to visit with friends of theirs for Thanksgiving. They have a gorgeous Old Florida house on the Intracoastal Waterway. This was the first time since I can't remember when that I haven't spent the holiday with my family, too. Galahad's dad has Alzheimer's and is not doing so great, so it was nice to spend some time with him while we can. I had forgotten exactly how much that wears on my patience when one encounters it for days at a time. It definitely is easier to cope this time than it was watching my mom go through it, but it still sucks pretty bad. :(
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Don't laugh, but we decided to try a NASCAR race today. Okay laugh away. We did. :) We must have made a hundred Talladega Nights jokes. Galahad had a friend who was going so we went along for the experience. Wow, talk about culture shock. We certainly walked into the Deep South when we entered the Speedway. It's definitely not as boring as watching it on TV even though they really are just driving in circles. It's not Formula One, but it was fun to experience.