breakfast in bed

joe got up this morning at 6:45, saying he was going to check on the cats. just a few hours earlier we had thrown them out: dizzy for licking a plastic bag incessently, aj for being a party to the crime, and since we could leave just one cat in there, julius was evicted as well (but i was just sleeping! he argued).

fifteen minutes later, joe woke me up holding a plate of waffles and a glass of juice. “i made you breakfast in bed,” he said. “i’ve been planning it since last night.” he even remembered to bring peanut butter with the syrup (those of you who have never tried peanut butter and syrup on waffles must do so). it was so sweet. it made my day.

self portrait friday

that’s right, it’s time for self portrait friday, courtesy of katy.

today’s theme is friends. this is a picture of some of my college friends, the ones i served on the student association with. we worked together, complained together, helped each other and shared many, many late, late nights in the student center together. but we created a bond we’ll have for a long time.

my poor kitties

you would have thought i was beating julius to death.

he screamed bloody murder this morning. what was i doing? trying to put on his flea collar. he doesn’t understand it’s for his own good. he doesn’t understand he (and i) will feel better when he and (and aj) are flea-free.

and he doesn’t understand this will look like heaven to him tomorrow.

that’s right. a new cat’s comin to town. joe’s spending next week up here with me for his vacation (have i mentioned how absolutely fabulous my boyfriend is??), so he and dizzy are coming up tomorrow night. aj already knows dizzy and loves him, although for dizzy it’s merely toleration. julius has no clue this is happening. and he doesn’t like new cats–or new people–very much. hell, whenever my parents come to visit julius runs and hides under the bed.

hehe. i get so much joy from my cats.


this exchange took place yesterday when i was trying to cheer joe up after a long, exhausting day.

me: i’ll have the (braves) game on when you get here so you can watch it.
joe: only if we change it at 9 p.m. to big brother.

i don’t think i know any other guy who would say that! this is just one of the many reasons why i love my boyfriend!

relaxing night

what a nice night it’s been. i finished work around 4, cleaned until 5 and then sat down to watch gilmore girls. after that i had dinner (wild rice and corn) with a glass of white zinfandel (one of my favorite wines. i also love reisling, but i can never find it.) and a small bottle of gin and juice that joe and i got and watched part of pirates of the carribean (no, i haven’t seen it yet. i’ll finish it tomorrow night).

joe spent a few hours tonight playing video games and eating pizza with his dad. now he’s headed up here. now i think it’s time for a relaxing shower and then curling up in bed with harry potter. have a good night everyone!

our song

we finally have a song! we’ve debated different songs and finally decided to use the first song we publicly dance to. when we were in new york in june, we danced at the anniversary party. the song? “from this moment on” by shania twain. it’s absolutely perfect, and we both like it. it’s my favorite song of hers.

here are the lyrics:


(I do swear that I’ll aways be there. I’d give anything and
everything and I will always care. Through weakness and strength,
happiness and sorrow, for better or worse, I will love you with
every beat of my heart.)

From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I’d give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can’t wait to live my life with you, can’t wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment on

You’re the reason I believe in love
And you’re the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on