It’s Friday again! Time for the latest installment of Casual Fridays, my weekly chat post – no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes. Please join in! And please check out my friend over at Good Woman who has joined me on this endeavor.
We got another wave of snow/sleet and I have been cooped up in the house with my kids for 2 days. This is my first day out of the house since Tuesday and it is glorious. I’ve been studying the extended forecast and it looks like maybe – just maybe – winter is almost behind us. I hate to actually type that because I’ve probably just doomed us to a freak late-season blizzard but I feel like shouting from the rooftops. Death to winter!
We took both our cat and our dog to the vet this week for check-ups, shots and minor issues. We adopted our dog, Rusty, last year when his owner passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was up to date at that time, so this was our first time taking Rusty to the vet. Given his owner’s sudden demise, we didn’t have Rusty’s full history. We learned on Tuesday that his old owner took him to the same vet that we use, so we now have much more information. Small world, right? Well, we live in a small town so it’s not that amazing, but it was a nice surprise all the same. He got a clean bill of health and we found out that he has only gained 6 pounds since coming to our home, which was a surprise to me because he is starting to look like a chunky monkey!
My 6 year-old daughter, Caitlin, is a spitfire. She truly is a free spirit, charming, lively and witty. She woke up yesterday morning and announced that she was going to be “as ornery as possible all day.” I’m not sure what prompted that, other than she loves to be ornery. She was pretty spirited yesterday, but I’ve certainly seen her worse. She also told me that her name is no longer Caitlin and that she is now “Cate.” I was told that I am to call her Cate “for the rest of her life.” She also suggested that I go to the courthouse and change her name. I’m not sure how she even knew about that. Very clever that one.
OK, I have a busy day so I guess that is all for this week. I am hoping to report much nicer weather next time!