This morning I had to have my cat, Shadow, put to sleep. Her kidneys were failing, she was going blind, could no longer clean herself, and threw up everyday. Shad was 15 years old, which is quite old for a cat, and was a huge part of my life. She was 6 weeks old when I got her and her sister, Patches, from my friend, Betty Jo. I'd only planned on getting one cat, but they were both so beautiful that I couldn't make up my mind and ended up getting them both. A couple of weeks after I got the girls, I found out I was pregnant with Ashlyn. Usually, at this point of the story, I say the moral is to find out if you might be pregnant before getting a new animal but I think for today, in honor of Shadow, there should be no moral, but instead this simple thought: Love deeply and wholly, because what you give, you will also get in return.
Monday, January 9, 2006
Well, Saturday morning I got the bright idea to completely wipe my hard drive and start fresh. Happy as a clam that I was finally going to have a little extra space in which to play, I backed up all my music, zip files and other documents and then promptly plunged into despair when I realized that I cleared the hard drive without saving all my emails and email addresses. Luckily I have a fairly decent memory supplemented by a mom and mother-in-law who generously share all the family email addresses. I spent Sunday re-installing several gigs of Poser stuff, and now (I think) I'm done. All in all, I managed to give myself an extra 24 gigs of space, so I can't complain.
Now if I can just coerce myself into cleaning the house...