Monthly Archives: April 2011

Day 127 – April 15, 2011

My alarm went off at 4am, but I had woken up a few times throughout the night thinking I was going to oversleep. I showered, got dressed, brushed my teeth, packed the rental car, put Dusty in the soft black carrier, talked to MF for a bit, said our good-byes and off Dusty and I went. It started to rain on my way to the airport, and it actually was pouring by the time I got to the airport. I checked in, went through security and got breakfast. By the time I got to the gate, they started boarding.

Once I boarded the plane, I realized I had checked my earbuds. However, I slept for 2 hours of the flight and we had about half hour to go before we landed. I played some more Wario on the 3DS (after turning off the wireless function), and then we wre on our way down. We got to Toronto a little early… at 10:30. My mom picked me up around 11am.

We went home and I asked her how to treat burns (on my irritated legs), and she suggested some aloe vera from the asian store near home. She went to pick some up, and cut it up.

OMG soooooo soothing!

It really helped with the burning and itching and the swelling went down considerably as the day went on. I really love being home and having my mommy take care of m 😀

As soon as we got in from the airport, Dusty made himself at home. He really thinks this is his house. Naturally, he jumped on Buster’s furniture and Buster wasn’t very happy about it.

SMACK!

Buster is huge compared to Dusty.. Buster kept jumping Dusty.. I’m sure in a few days, they’ll be okay. But for the time being, we will need to keep an eye out on Buster.

My sister came by after work to hang out for a bit, and then she left around midnight. I don’t have plans this weekend, and I really like it!

xoxo,
C

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Day 126 – April 14, 2011

Wow.. how quickly today arrived. I had to get up early and finish packing, pack the car, shower, and go to an appointment. After my appointment, I rushed back home and put the cats in the carrier without incident. Woohoo… I left my place around noon.

This was what it looked like on my way to your brother’s:

My sucky co-pilot

Unhappy to be in the carrier

I got to your brother’s around 3:30 and we chatted, then I put the cats out on the porch while I picked up the car, and then he dropped me off at the rental place. While I was inspecting the rental with an employee, there was an incident involving road rage across the street, so I bolted as soon as I had a chance. On my way back to your brother’s, I saw some really big road kill — it looked like either a wild boar or a wolf! I tried to take a pic but failed.

Once I had the car packed, the cats in the rental, and talked to your brother about the car, I was on my way! This time, I decided to let Eddie out as he had been in a carrier for almost 5 hours and we still had 3 more hours to go until I reached our destination.

What's going on outside?

Mama, what are you doing?

Me and the pretty good co-pilot

He behaved for the most part, and as Eddie was out of the plastic carrier, Dusty decided he was going to sleep there. Once Eddie got tired, he didn’t find the black carrier suitable for his needs, so he retreated to the plastic carrier.

Two cats one carrier

So what if there was already a cat in there? They were in there until I got to MF’s before 8pm. We played “Just Dance 2” for a bit, chatted, and treated my itchy legs. Went to bed around midnight.. Getting up at 4am, so I’m sure that will come way too quickly!

xoxo,
C


Day 125 – April 13, 2011

And the pressure is on! Last day in Austin today and I had a lot to do.. the system is really slow making the updates difficult to do. I went into the office and I was putting things away that I didn’t want to lose while I am away. I came across this:

A confidential dossier I put together for the very first video my boss & I did

We were looking for a BIG “Confidential” stamp, but the only one I found at a store was a really tiny one. And as your girlfriend is so resourceful, she thought of enlarging an image Photoshop, editing it a bit, printing it out, cutting out the letters and pasting it on a manila folder! We didn’t actually end up using it in the video, but it still reminds my boss and me of this video and this experience. I sent a text message to my boss with the picture and he replied: “Haha! The infamous folder…the symbol of things to come. Only the privileged may open that…to see what it takes to be creative genius.” He can be so dorky sometimes!

Late at night, I gave up on the project for the night, emailed my boss with the link to the site I was working on, and then I got serious about packing. Once I finished packing my clothes, I had to kick someone out of my bag

Yes, you can come home with me!

Unfortunately for him, I ended up not using that bag. After I was very close to finished packing, I called it a day–I was tired and  I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow!

xoxo,
C


Day 124 – April 12, 2011

With my trip home coming up so quickly, I have been preparing for it. I pulled out the suitcases, the cat carriers, the items for my sister, and cleaned out the fridge. Today, I started doing my laundry, and when I took the last load of clothes from the washer and put it in the dryer, the little one wanted to explore it.

Mr. Edwin is the space traveler!

When I unloaded the dryer, he jumped right in there

Chilin' in the dryer!

Unfortunately, the photo was a bit out of focus.. the camera was having a hard time with the moving cat plus all the shiny & reflective areas.

No washers/dryers were hurt in the process 😉

I also worked on the website I need to have done for tomorrow night. It looks like this is gonna get done, I just need to start packing!!

xoxo,
C


Day 123 – April 11, 2011

My day started with a trip to the doctor’s office for my physical. My throat was still really sore but it was a little better than Sunday. The doctor told me to keep doing salt water gargles and if it didn’t get better or if it got worse to call her this week. After the appointment, I went back home to work.

As my throat was so sore, I found that straws worked really well, Chloraspectic and Advil didn’t really work for me, but ice cream did 😀

Mmm for pecan ice cream!

I guess the cold of the ice cream numbed my swollen tonsil.

While at home, Dusty kept asking to go out to the balcony… after locking up Eddie in my bedroom (he’s not yet allowed to go out on his own), I let Dusty out..

He needed his daily dose of sunshine

I called my boss to ask him for Thursday off.. we ended up talking about photography for half an hour! He loves his new camera so I was trying to give him some pointers and some links to check out.. I  can’t wait to get a new camera!  I worked a little late.. I have a bunch of things to do for Wednesday night 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 122 – April 10, 2011

This morning, I woke up and my throat hurt so badly 😦 After a while, I made a trip to the grocery store and picked up some cold survival essentials:

White bread, Ritz crackers, Tropicana OJ and generic brand Chloraseptic

Boy was I exhausted after that short trip! Definitely need more rest. Since I was chilling on the couch, playing Wario on the 3DS, I figured I should update the photos on facebook… I’ve been uploading the pix here, but not on FB and everyone’s been complaining.

2 months worth of photos to upload

It was finally done.. but by that time, it was way late. I started editing photos from the last week, but it’s early bed time due to work tomorrow! Can’t believe I got sick over the weekend 😦 No sick days for me because I have a short week as it is and I’ve got so much work to do before Thursday.

xoxo,
C


Day 121 – April 9, 2011

This morning, I woke up with a very sore throat 😦 I thought if I rested enough, I could still make it to the crawfish boil. So I was a bit lazy and tried to get some rest. Luckily, I had a little care taker by my side.

Cutie pie ❤

As I was saving up my energy, I decided to make use of the wonderful gift I got 😀

Wario.. yeah yeah yeah!!!

In the end, I decided not to go because it hurt to talk… Hopefully tomorrow, I’ll feel better!

xoxo,
C