Thursday, April 16, 2009

why her last name is wang

vera got her chach sewed up yesterday. no babies for her!

we have been putting it off for a while...only cause we knew it would be such a pain in the ass for multiple reasons. mostly money, oh and the lil wayne concert (had to cancel and reschedule her surgery for that of course) but also cause vera is high maintenance...(i have no idea where she got that from) and we figured something simple that most cats just deal with no-problemo would be an issue for her. we were right.

it started tuesday night at 10pm when i had to take away her food and water. she ate a snack at 9:45 i gave her some fresh water, she took a couple sips than ran off grabbed her teal cheetah mouse with the black sparkle feathers and went into my room. so i put her food in the black cabinet where we store her litter and things. on top of the black cabinet is a bag of wisker likings and some small brown paper bags - {lunch bags}. not five minutes after i picked up her food was she over there scratching at the door then up on the shelf chewing on the wisker likings bag. she doesn't even really like them all that much. half the time she puts them in her mouth than leaves them on the rug. so this behavior was out of the ordinary. and anytime i would go over there to get her off she would just bite me then run to the door of the cabinet and scratch again. this went on for about an hour, until i went to bed. the next morning when i walked to the shower all of the brown little lunch bags where scattered everywhere. awesome.

dropped her off at the vet, she wasn't happy at all about this. i worried about her all day of course until i picked her up at 5:45. the vet said she did excellent. however the second she woke up and could see straight enough to notice the bandaid on her paw where they had put the iv in her she ripped it off...but that wasn't a problem. they gave me some antibotics, and several instructions - non of which were relating to licking of the wound. so asked about that. they said "oh yeah, no licking, however cats hardly ever lick...unless for some reason they are obsessive compulsive cleaners...its normally just the dogs that have a problem. but if for some odd reason she does lick you will need to get a cone for her neck." i was all like, hmm ok...well that's good then i won't worry about it...and off we went

we got home - and as soon as i opened vera's kennel she went from greasy, tired, worn out baby to perky, energetic, "thank god i am home and out of that skank ass joint" cat that ran straight to her food to make sure it was out of the cupboard to an immediate obsessive compulsive cleaner that wouldn't stop liking her stitches if someone where to put a buffet of fresh salmon and a costco kirkland chicken in front of her face.

basically she went nuts...and acted as if her sole purpose in life was to lick off those stitches. so of course not five seconds after i was home i was back in the car off to hunt down a cat cone.

there isn't one thing about this thing that she likes. but it does keep her from licking...poor girl, i do feel was a rough day for us yesterday.

Friday, April 10, 2009

brain dump pt. two

so remember about this blog post? yeah...i know i know, you are all like duh we remember suck at blogging these days so obviously we remember that post cause it was only like two times ago...

well anyway it is now april and that means SO much has quick recap & update you...i worked out for the entire month of january...and then i stopped (but i will be getting back on that one soon!)...tara's wedding is coming along! my dress is ordered...and so is hers! i also helped her order her wedding cake weekend before last, her wedding is going to be beautiful and i can't wait!, sister's birthday is getting closer! wahoo!! plane tickets are bought and paid for - love that story! its so official it's not even a joke, talk about best (and much needed trip) ever! vegas here we come!, crest whitening strips - totally used them, totally was a fan but not totally sure they made the most long term change in the world, verdict is still out on that one...and the dance team - coaching is my favorite :) the girls got 11th in the nation in hip hop and we also had state in march- they got 3rd...its an honor and a joy to coach such a talented team, they are a blessing!

and i can finally, officially share my other exciting news stories of 2009...that i have had to keep buried for so many reasons...

but here it is...

6. i have finally made the decision (after almost 3 years of contemplating) to go back to school to get my masters degree. yup! that's right...and i can officially say it because on monday i received this fabulous little note in my email inbox "On behalf of the MAT selection committee, Congratulations on being accepted into the University of Portland's 2009-2010 MAT cohort." WAHOO!! It is official, i am going back to grad school. i just got the official letter in the mail when i got home last night from work...i totally was going to scan it in, but i forgot it at home so that will have to come later. in short here is the deal. i applied back in january - application required some essays, 4 letters of recommendation, transcript, an interview from the MAT selection committee, and a passing test score for one of my three entrance exams (totally passed the ORELA! taking my next two tests within the next 14 days - the CBEST and the social studies praxis...which might i add is hella crazy...totally not overwhelming to be asked 150 questions over ANYTHING relating to us history, world history, government, politics, geography, sociology, anthropology or psychology. --UM YEAH, NO...NOT!...and that's not even all...there are 7 essays to. its gonna be a fun one!) anyway i got accepted. school starts in june, its a year long program and i will graduate next may with my masters in secondary education to teach high school history.

leading me to my next point...
6.5. (this is part six because it kind of directly pertains to the switching of the career path) i will be leaving this family, the rewestpr girls' family on april 30. such a bitter sweet. these past two years have been filled with so many laughs, good times, learning experiences and ridiculous adventures (you can read some here) i will miss these girls a lot!

7. and just in case changing my entire career and daily live in one day isn't enough i will also be moving out of my house and into a new house at the end of the month. so good bye old blue house that is so deceivingly adorable with your high ceilings, cute molding and hard wood floors. i sure as hell won't be missing your skank ass unfinished dirty old basement {home of wolf spiders and tarantula wanna-be's}, the homeland of sugar ants that like to invade mac computers and create $480 extermination bills, the neighbor to crazy old woman who builds bonfires in black plastic planter containers with small starter sticks in the middle of the street, puts 40 cubes of butter out on the sidewalk to feed the seagulls and randomly decides its a good idea to chuck eggs at cars as they drive by on their way to work in the i will not be missing you because i will be living in an adorable recently remodeled three bedroom, TWO full bath home that has a theatre room, bar, laundry room (wahoo!!) AND...drum roll please for the best part...A DISHWASHER!!! hells yeah woot woot {do a little dance...make a little love...} i can't wait!

needless to say may is going to be a big turning point in my life and i am so so excited about it. it has definitely been a stressful, intense, and challenging few months...full of sleepless nights, tears, anxiety, tension and anxiousness...(just ask my family...they know all about it, or friends - they also know all about it considering they haven't seen me for four months...unless they belong to the laker dance team or sit next to me in the office all day long - and trust me those ones probably know about it best) but i can finally say that i am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel...and the entire journey has absolutely been worth it. the countdown has begun - 20 days and counting.

here is a picture to summarize the excitement (courtesy of my mother)