Nick bought a Saab! A beautiful fun completely digital silver awesome driving machine! It is a Saab 93, I think a 2004, and it is oh-so-pretty.
Anybody want to buy a 1994 Camry or a 1968 Mustang? Let me know!
In other news, I have the flu. Vicky had it, then her daughter, and I foolishly still went over to her house, (but I had fuuuun) and I promptly started puking last Saturday. I had a nauseous few days, then went camping in Mendocino with Nick's family, and it was awesome. Until I got sick again two days in and spent the last few days trying not to throw up. Now I am back home and feeling queasy.
I have eaten enough saltines and chicken noodle soup to last me a good long while. I have been sick three times this summer vacation. Ack! This sure makes me appreciate my usual health!
Between my new PC (which I am still figuring out, and which apparently does not like the wireless connection in MY house, but NICK'S house if just fine, whatever Toshiba, you are just high-maintenance), and buying more mulch for our garden from a really rude business (probably will not be going back), and stressing over the kittens not yet being adopted and the fact that I really need to get my rear in gear and find an internship/job in nursing, and losing and then finding my cell phone, I have a lot to write about but nothing comes to mind.
Have some kittens. (No, seriously. Adopt one! Or two!)
How CAN you resist? These kittens are soooo freaking adorable I can hardly stand it! Cordy, Riley, and Oz all snuggle together, kicking the poor dogs off of the dog bed.
Oz and Cordy looking sweet as . . . um . . .kittens.
Cordelia embodies the "curiosity" part of the kitten personality. This girl will NOT stay out of places like garages, sinks, fridges . . . and also ROOFS.
Two nights ago I went up to bed and realized that my cat Io had pushed open my parents screen balcony door to go out on the roof. He likes to explore at night. Well. The kittens FOLLOWED HIM OUT.
Freaking out only a little bit, thinking of owls and falling off the roof, I start calling the kittens. My two orange babies ran back within a few minutes and I gave them (threw them) at my dad before shutting the door and going out on the roof myself, as Oz was MIA.
He materialized, saw me, and then started running on the roof to the far side, waaay away from me! I spent about five minutes trying to entice that darn kitten to come to me, and finally, he ran from me over to the screen door. I opened it and he BOLTED inside, before disappearing under my bed so I couldn't put him in the kitten's room. *sigh*
I took the two orange tabbies downstairs before returning for Oz, calling for my brother Troy to come and help. Oz sprinted past both of us, down the stairs, and into the living room before disappearing again. We were searching the house (even upstairs, this kitten is FAST), when we saw him bolting past us towards the office. He was practically a blur as he sped by. He then disappeared again!
Troy finally found him hiding behind the dryer. It took us another few minutes to get him out of there (first tried enticing toys, but then gave in and poked his butt with a cat toy until he came out) and he was all bummed that we were making him go to bed and stop playing.
Troy pretty much summed that kitten up by what he said that night.
Everyone, I would like for you to meet Toshiba. Toshiba, this is everyone. (Gestures grandly). My new laptop!!! This is my first PC. I have always had a Mac. (We are a very Mac kind of family). Nick, fortunately, knows his way around and through PC's and is helping me with all of my dumb questions. ^_^ Wish us luck!
Only a few things have happened in the zillion days it has been since I last posted:
1) I went to the store a few days ago, wearing a really cute top. In the checkout line an elderly woman was staring at me. Then she told me that she liked my shirt. I thanked her and told her I got it at Kohl's, and then she continued to stare. After she paid and was gathering up her bags, she looked back at me, and said with a cackle, "That really is a very cute shirt. But I betcha couldn't wear it to school!"
2) I was thinking of baking a coffee cake yesterday morning and took out the strawberries, shut the fridge, and went upstairs to ask my mom a quick question. When I came back down I heard muted meows from one of our foster kittens. I walked past the kitchen and into the office and was calling for the kitten, wondering if she had run out into the garage again. They keep trying to escape through all doors! I heard her meow behind me and I walked back into the kitchen. Then I heard the muted meow again. My eyes opened really wide and I said "No!" in a disbelieving tone, before yanking open the fridge door, and saw a kitten tumble out of the bottom door shelf! She did a very pitiful little "meow" before I yanked her up and comforted both of us. Her little ears and feet were chilled and I was more upset than she was, but now I am very paranoid about checking the fridge for kittens before I leave!!!
3) My computer died! The port is broken, or possibly something else, and Mac store people say "Oh we can spend $280 to fix the problem but it might be something else and by the way we won't fix your battery unless you spend like $150, so there, give us all your cash and credit cards now." So my loving kind parents said they would support me scrapping my computer (it is like 5 years old) and they would give me $400 towards a new one, since my Christmas presents weren't that expensive. And now I have questions! Another mac, or a hp? Dad will keeeeeell me if I get a hp, and Nick says go hp! Mac is more expensive, but it is what I know and I will get a free ipod touch cuz I'm a student! And yeah. Hp is cheaper! My heard hurts.
4) Night before last we had a thunderstorm with strobe-like lightning and hail and rain. Nick's veggie garden was shredded. Mine survived! But it was scary and made my cat Io disappear from fright. Weeeeird weather!
So there. My summer vacation is less than fascinating, and all my photos are on my broken computer, so I can't post anything fuzzy and cute. My bank account is draining. Oh! But I am not sick anymore! (Except for allergies). And I babysat Rocky and Dixie and Shelby (all Vicky's kids) and we watched Twilight cuz those kids are awesome. And today I visited Aimee and Cole and baby Siena, and those are some darn cute kids too! And now I am babbling. Stay tuned for more misadventures of Katie!