Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK. This month has gone by so fast! I think my family is going to attempt something we've never done before. We're talking about drawing names for Christmas. There are only ten of us and Baby Lizzie but we've always bought everybody a gift (or four). This year, we want to try drawing names. I'm on both sides of this fence. One side is me wanting to get everybody something like I've always done and the other side is me not wanting to lug home a bunch of gifts and try to find homes for them in my tiny 1,000 square foot house. It messes with the minimalist way I'm trying to live. Besides, I would love to just enjoy the true meaning of Christmas the way it deserves to be enjoyed. A baby in a manger and my family together, warm and happy.
Speaking of Baby Lizzie, she came to visit me Monday night! And she brought along her mommy and daddy. It was such a wonderful surprise! I took this picture of her while she was getting her diaper changed. For modesty's sake, the picture has been cropped. :) She's such a sweetheart. Just like her mama.
I love the "power to the people!" stance she's taking. Baby girl is sho' after Aunt Ninner's heart. She doesn't even need to try, though. She's already got it.
Today we had F-15 Wingman Day at work. We enjoyed a picnic of smoked Boston butt, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, cake and drinks in one of the parks on base. As soon as I left, and I mean AS SOON as I got off base, I got a speeding ticket. In that 40 mph speed trap on Russell. Ugh. I was going 58. Oh well. Merry Christmas, City of Warner Robins!
Monday, I start a new job in a new building to continue my training. I'm really excited and not at all nervous. I don't know how long I'll be there until they move me around again but I'm going to soak up everything I can about that particular part of the F-15's stay at Robins. I registered for school on Election Day and signed up for the five classes I need to graduate in May. 17 credit hours. That's gonna be tough but I'm determined to get done in one semester.
I took Tabbie Hoffman for his booster vaccinations today. He is SO hilarious. Every time we go to the vet, he does this with his blanky in the kennel. He doesn't want anybody to see him and he sure doesn't want to see anybody!
Here he is trying to get back IN the kennel after we took him out to weigh him and take his temperature. He weighs eight pounds now.
I know this thing has a hole in it somewhere!
Ahh, there it is. But what is this lock nonsense??
He makes me laugh every single day. He's so funny and he has become very talkative in the past week or so. We have long conversations about stuff. Today was the first time that a vet actually told me something's physically wrong with his right ear. It has never looked right. Ami noticed it right away the day I found him. It's a little wonky. Well, it's deformed, from birth. And the sweet little vet I saw today who looked all of fifteen years old told me that the canal is extremely narrow, which explains the constant ear infection we've fought since July. Gah. He's missing an inside fold in his ear, too. Poor baby. All we can do is keep it clean and flush it out once a week with an ear cleanser to keep bacteria and debris out. He's an inside kitty and my house stays super clean so that shouldn't be a problem. Unless he kicks litter up in it, oh my God, does he love to kick litter.
So that just about catches my life up to now. I'm really looking forward to next week and my new job assignment, Thanksgiving and getting Mama and Daddy's Christmas tree decorated.
Maybe I'll get my tree up, too.