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vacay!

vacay!

ok, ok, i KNOW i said i was blogging every day this year. i think that is a grand plan, and so far i have accomplished that.
HOWEVER.
i want a break.
i’m going to mandan over the fourth of july, and i think i’m going to take a break from blogging for the few days i’m out there. i’ll be leaving thursday and come back sunday, so it’s not like i’ll be gone for weeks and weeks. plus, hopefully, when i come back i’ll have some pictures to share.
so i’m making an executive decision.
time for a blogging break while i go have fun. i’ll try to blog tomorrow night, but after that i make no promises.

HOME INVASION

HOME INVASION

last night i was nice and comfily asleep, lost in land of zzz’s when out of the corner of my dream-state hearing i note a weird cat noise.
eh, nothing of it. back to zzz land. nate, however, gets up and investigates. suddenly:
“KATE” – i look at the clock. it’s 3:30 a.m.
he runs into the bedroom, throws on the light. “the front door is wide open! that black stray cat was inside and i nearly pooped* my pants! ralf’s missing!”
i jumped out of bed, threw on sweatpants and sweatshirt, and hurried outside. chasey was patrolling the entryway like a cat sargeant, and i thought i saw sophie out of the corner of my eye.
grabbed flashlights on the way out and started calling for ralf. it wasn’t a long search – nate found him halfway to the intersection and hauled him inside. his tail was poofy but still curled up like a pig’s tail; it made for a weird combination.
no sign of sophie, so we did a house search for her, and she was under the bed, hiding.
so, i tried to get back asleep but was all keyed up, and i probably didn’t get back to actual sleep until probably 4:30-5.
i woke up for the morning groggy and headachey, but hauled myself out of bed. sophie, who normally is all up in my grill in the mornings, was nowhere to be seen (still under the bed).
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today, i came home, and the first thing nate yelled when i walked in the door was HOME INVASION. chasey had puked on the bed twice during the day and was making attempts to puke all day. ralf was back to his usual dopey self. sophie was out from under the bed, and she hopped up in my lap. i started petting her, when i noticed a clot of something above her left eye. she had a gouge above her eye and a scratch below her eye: that stray cat almost took sophie’s eyeball out.
i see who the real hero is here.**
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*he didn’t say “pooped”
**it’s not ralf.

snow days 2

snow days 2

i have a widget in wordpress that pops up relevant blog posts at the end of each post. on yesterday’s post, this one popped up: snow.
in it, i lament the lack of snow in 2011 and 2012 (and the drought, as well as cold temps. where is this minnesota i keep hearing about? basically i was whining because it wasn’t cold enough or snowy enough and i wanted to uphold my tough minnesota status.
well, well, well, JOKE’S ON ME!
this winter started so early and has been so overwhelmingly minnesotan that we are all just aching for spring to show up even though it’s still february and spring generally doesn’t show up until at least the end of march around these parts.
the good news? it’s pretty out. i’d much rather look at a white, crisp, snowy landscape than dead brown grass. also, we’re probably no longer in a drought. thirdly, (hopefully) any nasty pest bugs will have frozen this winter and will leave our trees alone.
the bad news? i hate the cold. but cold is cold, so i just bundle up and deal. i also want to plant stuff, but i run into this dilemma every year around this time.

tech stuff

tech stuff

hey there regular readers! let me know if you notice a difference in load time on my blog. i’m not sure it would be worth $55/year, but i’m in a beta test for some faster WP servers with my host. if it makes a huge difference on your ends, give me feedback!

info dump

info dump

1. sherlock was awesome! i don’t want to say much without spoilers, but there were some funny moments and i’m excited for next week!
i hate the fact that i can get all basic channels excpet NBC through my antenna. i think i’m going to get the largest indoor antenna i can find and see if it works. i want to get the olympics in HD!
3. tomorrow’s back to work. i could get used to this 3-day weekend thing though.
4. i dressed up my christmas tree star before putting my stuff away for the season. the first year i got a tree, i had some branches and made a star from them. it just looks a little boring, so i made it sparkly!
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long weekend!

long weekend!

i feel like i haven’t worked at all lately! i had christmas, then new year’s, then a cold day, and now MLK day next week. next month i get president’s day. then a couple months and it’s memorial day!
all the holidays? INGENIOUS! this is something i definitely will take over the private work sector. screw you, only 7 paid holidays a year!
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lalala

lalala

summer’s almost over 🙁 i love fall, but winter just sucks. although this winter nate and i are hopefully looking at buying a house and moving. i’m excited for what we might find in regards to some acreage. we’ll see what happens. i’m tired of living on a busy corner.
here are my new running kicks:
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famous footwear was having one of their buy one get one half off sales along with a 20% off coupon. i got these and nate’s skate shoes for work for $107. considering these shoes alone were $110, i’d say i got a pretty good deal!
 
 

good times!

good times!

FINALLY i am able call up my sisters and be like, “hey. want to go to the moa?” and they will both be able to say, uh, sure! woo!
988296_10100625728741941_857830207_nwent to the moa yesterday where i found a fabulous hat (pictured). then jane’s housewarming party was happening, so we went there and a good time was had by all! (except hannah at times – it was a new and strange place.)
i am 2 lbs. away from -60 lbs. i have taken progress pics every -10 lbs since -30 lbs. should i post (gross, half-naked) pictures of myself once i get to -60?
 

out again!

out again!

july’s a busy month for me! i’m off to the lake for the next four days, so don’t expect much from me here 🙂 wish i had been there this past week when it was heat wave week – tomorrow’s high up there is 69. good grief. i hope the relaxation station makes an appearance.

curse you minnesota!

curse you minnesota!

via http://www.captureminnesota.com/photos/960907
via http://www.captureminnesota.com/photos/960907

from a non-existant spring to a constant state of tropical storm warning. it’d be nice to have some decent weather so i can go out for a run without sweating half my weight by the time i’m done.
meanwhile, my AC hadn’t seemed to be working. finally today i asked the upstairs neighbor if hers was working. nope. so i called our landlord, who called the guy who installed the units. after an hour and a half, he got them working.
whoever had done the finishing work was an idiot (not him, he said) – they hooked up the units to the opposite apartment. on top of that, the gal upstairs hadn’t flipped her breaker to turn hers on, so no one was getting any cold air. plus mine has a freon leak (what??).
no worries; now the AC works, and nate will hopefully be less crabby.