One vet visit down

and one to go. The boys went this morning. I couldn’t find their pet passports, which are in a box around here – somewhere. I have to see if I can find them before I go with the cats on Friday. Anyway, the boys did very well. Henry weighs in at 7.4 kilos and George at 7.2. This means they are roughly 16 pounds each. Which the vet was fine with, she even complimented Henry’s muscular physique – HA, just like Rollins πŸ™‚ They were glad not to have to get more than two shots and an exam.

I am dreading taking the cats. From a practical perspective, there’s the wrestling to get them into the carrier. This is not made easier by the fact that they run when they see me coming because they think I am coming to give them medicine… which is usually correct.

I am listening to the old Alanis album Jagged Little Pill. I had forgotten how much I had liked this album and rocked out to it when it first came out. I remember driving across country from Washington DC to Seattle and blaring this in Astrid across the Dakotas πŸ™‚

Tomorrow I am helping out at a birthday party for 7 year olds. We are going to a trampoline place – this was my idea. I am looking forward to flying across the space. You know, as a chaperone, I need to make sure it is safe for the kids πŸ˜‰ It should be alot of fun. It is also my Oma’s birthday tomorrow, she would have been 105. And Oma had very definite ideas about the importance of Fun πŸ™‚ Mom’s clown tendencies were definitely from her mother’s side.

Tonight I am going to a yoga class and I really hope it is in English. Dutch yoga is distracting for me because I really don’t know the names of all the body parts. Like the other day I was talking to a friend and she kept using the word verkering in reference to her and her now husband. I kept think verkering=uitkering (compensation from the government like unemployment/L&I etc) and I couldn’t figure out what the hell the Dutch government had to do with her marriage. Then I finally asked because I really lost the thread of the story and she told me that verkering = relationship not compensation! We had a good laugh.

I learned a big lesson yesterday about expressing myself. I (still) tend to assume that if you are my friend, you automatically know how awesome I think you are and how much I love you. I thought that I really needed to only work on expressing my feelings when it came to non-friendship situations. The sound you hear is the cluephone – I finally answered it πŸ˜‰ So, in a blanket declaration, if I haven’t ever told you how awesome I think you are and how important you are to me and yes, even how much I love you, consider yourself told πŸ™‚ And I will try to remember to do it more often.

I still have so much to learn about people and myself. πŸ™‚ And the song that just started as I wrote that sentence is You Learn . Ironic πŸ˜‰ oh, wait that’s another Alanis song…


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