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Day 134 – April 22, 2011

Today is a statutory holiday in Canada so I am the only one having to take a vacation day. I woke up to Dusty kneading me; I looked at the clock and it was almost 4am… we were supposed to be on the road at 3am. It turned out, only my sister set her alarm and she had set it for 2pm instead of 2am. We scrambled around and got ready to go.

Printing out the hotel confirmation and Buster watching intently

On our way to Boston (after the 2 hour wait at the border so I could get my passport stamped), we had to keep ourselves entertained.. I chatted with you for a bit and my sis mostly slept, especially as a co-pilot… but she was awake enough to try out the 3DS.

she liked it.. but playing w/the 3DS plus being in a moving car was not a good combination for her

Once we got to the Boston area, we went straight too the mall.

On their way to shop

We shopped until the mall closed (I got a dress and a pair of shoes), then we went to check into the hotel. We were pretty exhausted and fell asleep before 11. More shopping tomorrow!

xoxo,
C

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Day 132 – April 20, 2011

This morning, I was having a hard time getting up… I’m still not used to the Eastern time zone, let alone getting up earlier than I normally get up at for work in Austin. I asked my teammate to grab me a Tim Hortons iced capp 😀

love Timmy's iced capps

As you can see, I’m wearing a jacket in the office.. I was freezing but I don’t  drink hot coffee so an iced capp it was. It didn’t really help much. I was still exhausted.

After work, I went home and took a nap. Now, I find my parents’ house to be a little on the cold side. My mom likes to keep the temperature at 21 or 22 * C (69-71F). Dusty ran up the stairs and joined me.. but he likes to make sure he’s warm.

All wrapped up

Dusty is missing the microfleece blanket back in Austin… he’s using this wool blanket. No joke.. he loves the orange side which is the microfleece side. When the blanket isn’t available, he likes duvets.. they keep him warm. Poor kitty.. he doesn’t like the cold weather! My nap was 2 hours long.. I am going to have a hard time getting to sleep tonight 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 131 – April 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby!! I hope you had a fabulous day… Also happy 11 month anniversary 🙂

Today, I went into the office and I talked to a couple of people I’ve known since around the time that I started… It’s always fun to catch up 🙂

In the evening, my sister and I went to the gym.. which is at a grocery store so we went to grab a couple of things at the store. My sis asked me to bake her a cake, so I did. It was a marble cake. I didn’t take a photo 😦

On the cat front, there’s already progress being made!

Dusty took up one of Buster's spots.. Dusty's new favourite spot is on the couch

See? No mad ears!

Another day at the office tomorrow..

xoxo,
C


Day 130 – April 18, 2011

Today, I worked from home, and after talking to my boss for a bit, my sister and I went for lunch. We went to grab Vietnamese sandwiches. I had a photo for this.. but the photo was of my sister and it’s one she wouldn’t approve of, so I can’t post it.

Anyway… my sister loves to harass Dusty… she believes it’s her job to hug cats when they’re sleeping…

today was no exception!

She says that it’s their cat duty to be picked up/hugged while sleeping.

Someone that’s not too happy with Dusty being home is…

Buster.. look at his little ears

He’ll get used to it though.. he always gets used to having Dusty around. Nothing else too exciting today. I’ll be going into the office tomorrow.

xoxo,
C


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


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