I’m a Ramblin’ Girl.

Last night I nearly passed out from the pain in my neck. I fell asleep with a heating pad on it and it feels better now but I think I’ll do it again tonight. Apparently it has something to do with how I hold myself at the computer – which means I should get a better chair and not sit on a low stool for the ten hours a day I’m at the computer. It kind of sucks.

I want an iMac. I love my PC but I think I’d rather keep my laptop a PC and get an iMac. Or should I eventually get a Macbook and just get a new monitor for my desktop? I have no idea. And it’s not like I exactly have the money to even look into it, but it’s just a thought.

We brought Akima in to the vet today because the crazy cat had pulled her stitches out. So now she has a cone around her neck and is looking absolutely pathetic as she attempts to back out of it and runs into everything. Poor kitten. If she would just stop jumping onto eight foot bookshelves and let herself HEAL, then this wouldn’t be a problem. That cat is too athletic for her own good.

I think I’m going to take a break for the next few days. I’ve kind of burned myself out I think from all the late nights and struggling to fix design stuff. I’m gonna take a short vacation but I’ll get back to work on Monday. Tuesday I start my online classes (I hope) and I’ll be juggling that and design work in the office for a few months, so Ash and I are just going to take it easy the next few days before things get hectic. It’ll be nice.

I could use a Mimosa.

Holy Busy Day, Batman.

It’s been an unusually hectic, and somewhat exciting, day. And maybe not exciting in the good sense.

It started off fast. We slept in, and when we woke up we got a little surprise. Ash got dressed before me and went into the living room. I was still rolling around trying to wake up when I heard her say, “Come help me find the ferrets!” I was awake in a shot and ran into the living room to find kleenex, paper towel, plackers, and absolute destruction strewn around the room like a hurricane had blown through (or, in this case, two tiny tropical storms).

It didn’t take long to find the culprits. Drake had returned to his bed inside their cage, and a quick searched turned up Nate, curled up inside the sleeve of Ash’s winter jacket which they had pulled to the floor. He was utterly adorable, and I quote Ash in saying, “You’re lucky you guys are cute.” I cleaned up their mess and then, because I was on a role, I cleaned the entire bathroom including mopping the floor and cleaning the toilet. Wow, the boys actually gave me motivation to do something. Gotta love the ferrets.

Ferret Boys

It wasn’t the end of the excitement though. About an hour later, I walked into the bedroom to discover that Akima had managed to get into the bookshelf and scoop out one of our bettas from his tank. I screamed several forms of curses at the cat while Ash rushed in and, with her clear-headedness and calm demeanor in the face of my panic, picked up Aristotle and plopped him back into his tank. I thought for sure he was a goner, but Ash cleaned out his tank and we put him in a little healing bath for a few minutes. We still aren’t sure he’s going to make it through the night, but he’s in a very clean tank now and he’s swimming to the top to breathe on his own now (earlier, we had to use a spoon to guide him to the top since he was too weak to do it himself). His health still keeps going back and forth though, so we’ve had him with us in the living room to monitor him all day. I’m hoping he’ll pull through.

I’ve also been doing laundry, working on WordPress themes (including setting up a blog for Ash and making a design for her), and we’ve watched tons of House M.D. So amongst all the excitement and anxiety of the day, it’s also been productive but relaxing. How? I have no idea, but it’s been that sort of day.

How’s your day been?