Monday, March 24, 2014

In Which We Get Massages

Last weekend, The Man and I got massages.

We managed to find a place close to where we live that offered weekend appointments at a very competitive $60/hour (standard rate in our area).  Massages are a complete luxury that we've never considered before, but it seemed like a nice idea, and it was about the same price as shopping at the coast for a day.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cat Training, or Human Training, Depending on Perspectives

Annie, pictured here, has learned new tricks!  She and her brother Eddie have been responding to "come" for about a year now, and Eddie has sort of learned "sit."  They both know the command to let go of a toy, "softpaws."  Annie has one-upped her brother with a firm grasp of "touch" where she touches her nose on the end of a stick.  She's slowly learning to chatter or meow on command.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lent 2014: No more swearing

We're about one week into Lent already, and I have been struggling with my attempt to not swear through the season.  I gave up swearing once before for Lent, and this time has proven much more difficult.

Why give up swearing?  According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, "The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial."

Friday, March 07, 2014

How to Make a First Aid Kit

First of all, this is going to be a HUGE post, and I'm sorry for that.  Second, I am not a medical professional: any suggestions you find here should not be taken as medical advice.  I will not be responsible for your safety.

With those two notes out of the way, let's dive in to my massive first aid kit (known as a FAK from here on).

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


Strap yourselves in, readers!  I'm flying through the eye of the storm to update this blog.  We've already encountered some severe turbulence, but hopefully things will smooth out soon.

As far as I can tell, the blog functions more or less correctly.  If there are issues now, they're cosmetic or are only minor functional issues (like how to make my pages appear as a menu... ugh!).  More pictures are coming soon, and I hope to have this all ironed out by the end of the week.

Please stand by...