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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I have had Rosalie, my dad's cat a little over two months. Friday the basement where she's hiding got too cold for her so she started coming upstairs and getting really friendly FINALLY! Saturday I was working with my coworker who recently lost a dog a few months ago. I worked with her daughter too and her daughter was trying to get her mom to take Rosalie. Well she told me Saturday that she finally felt ready to have an animal again. I felt kinda bad since Rosie took 2 months just to come upstairs in my house. What if I moved her again it set her back 2 more months? Oh ya and this woman sews catnip mice for our work and she has no cat lol A cat haven! So I took a chance, I have known Jandi for 1yr+, I knew she loved animals. I took her over to her house on Sunday night and Rosalie just started exploring ASAP. She was sitting on furniture while I was still there and looked right at home. I guess moving from being a clinic cat to being a house cat was hard for her. But seemed like after she got the hang of it, she had it down pat. Plus Jandi's house is so much calmer and quiet than mine. It's hard finding homes for animals who belonged to someone you loved. I don't wanna let him down even in the afterlife. As if I could do any better. I think I found all three cats great homes though and I feel good about all of them.

The office is still up in the air, it's been 5 months almost. If my mom can't sell it by January 1st, she's gonna have to give up. It's just too expensive to keep paying rent with no money coming in. There is a woman interested and she has been coming for months. Bringing contractors, drug reps, equipment sales ppl. She's been to her bank. But then she still wont commit. We are just trying to hold our breath and hope for the best. The owner of the shopping center came in and started tearing the place up getting ready to redo the inside. He threw away all the waiting room chairs, tore and the paneling off the walls, ripped the carpet out of my dads office. I am almost afraid to go see it right now. Kinda like seeing someone after they past, I am not sure I wanna remember the office like this. People die and life goes on like they never existed.

Eating and exercise have been ok. Getting enough steps this time of year, sucks. Yesterday at work I got 5000 steps. Then I came home and painted for 2 hours and shoveled for 40 minutes and still didn't make my steps for the day. Today I am hitting the gym, for sure. I miss my dog walks. Go away 7 inches of snow! Scott made the paper yesterday. They were driving around he must have been the only person crazy enough to be out running in that junk.

I finally got the bedroom finished painting. I needed Scott to take the flat screen off the wall and take down shelves so I could paint behind. Now none of our sheets or anything match the walls. Oh well, maybe in the summer I will care when I don't need to buy huge comforters to match periwinkle walls. I will take a pic when I get things more organized looking. Looks frazzled still.

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SEAWILLOW 12/20/2013 8:49PM

    It has been so long since I read your blog. I am sorry to read about your father.
The cat has found a good home. You have done your best. emoticon

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    The cat is so lovely - it's hard to find new people when they are used to someone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 12/18/2013 8:51PM

    I got some awesome sheets at Costco - really soft and silky feeling (aka expensive feeling) for $19.99. I see them there every time. You get a fitted sheet, top sheet (or whatever they call it) and 4 pillow cases. That's a great deal.
YES @ TJMAXX! Tons of nice things :)

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PHEBESS 12/17/2013 7:25PM

    OH - TJ Maxx is the best spot for sheets and such - always find good prices. (I need all cotton.) Other option is - easy shopping! And inexpensive.

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PHEBESS 12/17/2013 7:24PM

    Sounds like the perfect home for the Rosie kitty!!!!

And periwinkle - oooh, I love periwinkle!!!! WONDERFUL color!!!! So calming, like the smell of lavender!!!!

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JPONCIN 12/17/2013 3:24PM

  You did a great job finding perfect homes for all of your dad's plants and animals. You are an amazing and loving daughter. :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/17/2013 10:23AM

    Rosalie is so cute. I am so glad that you found a home for her It sounds like the perfect place. She will have all the attention for herself which I'm sure is good after her recent loss. Your dad would be pleases.

It's a shame that your mom hasn't been able to sell the office. I wish someone would step up.

So funny about Scott making the paper. I can relate as I hate being cooped up. It's too slick out there for me to do much of anything out there though. I hate getting my steps indoors.

I love periwinkle!! One of my favorite colors!

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LJOYCE55 12/17/2013 9:13AM

  What a good person you are to take the time to find homes for three cats that were not even yours. And helping your mom with closing the business? Again, hardly your responsibility, but you stepped up anyway. I agree that when life seems to go on without skipping a beat after someon you love dies, it seems so unfair. It's good that you realize you are forced to cope with this and you seem to be doing it very well.

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