Great Way to Start the Day

Last night was a total pisser. That stupid mother nature came to pay me a visit and she’s freaken early! Can someone please remind me why it is I decided to stop taking the depo shot? *growls* I hate mother nature.

This morning on the other hand was a great way to start the day.

Once again I passed my Sociology test with flying colors. Guess that makes up for the test I took last week in Addictions and know for sure that I didn’t do that well on. I was feeling pretty depressed about that, but this helps a little.

Kind of funny that the one class that I’m not exactly interested in is the one class that doesn’t have me lost without really having a book that I have good marks in. Figure that one.

Ah well, now to prepare for the next test which is sex. Anyone want to take that one for me?

Cat

Scent Free Cabs?

Schools, work places and hospitals are all trying very hard to be scent free environments so that individuals like myself that suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity don’t have to stay locked in their own homes. Sadly though not everyone is aware that this is an actual disability as well. Some people also figure that if they don’t smell anything or that it’s not too strong for them, then it will be fine for us. Wrong! It can sometimes be extremely bad for us: for example, could cause someone to pass out if they have a strong reaction.

Anyways, the purpose of this post is to say that I believe there should be scent free cabs as well. Some of these cabs drivers ride around in their cars with the windows up and it strongly smelling of whatever scent is in their car. Well, in some cases it could also be that they haven’t had a shower in like forever, but that’s another matter.

I know we can’t go around telling people not to have nice smelly stuff in their cars, but if they are serving the public and it’s a very enclosed space then they should also be conscience of those that could get in their cars and have MCS. Unfortunately you can’t always have the window down to try and circulate the over powering smell. I mean I’ll do it if I really need to so I don’t pass out on the way home, but I don’t want to freeze to death either.

Cat

Settling in with Lacey

Lets introduce you to the newest member of Noah’s ark *name of our house on foursquare* Her name is Lacey, formally Nova. She’s a lab and who knows what else mix. The SPCA says rotty, but I’m thinking more shepherd due to her behaviour and some of her looks. Maybe the vet will be able to say. She’s about a year old and as cute as a button and I’ll have a picture of her up as soon as we can find someone to do that.

Once we got her home and things settled down a bit from our weekend trip at the parents things got a bit interesting. Miss Lacey instantly bonded with me from when we first met her on Friday, but only after a few hours of being with us last night she refused to have me out of her sight, *panics* What problem can this pose when I have to go to school? Maybe it’s just the first night jitters? *hopefully*

Now onto this morning:

Whew! Awesome, she’s not going to have a cow everytime I leave the rom. *lucky for James* Looks like it was just for that first night, but she does still look for me just not as bad.

Now unlucky for me I got to take both Noah and Lacey out around 7 this morning and it was freaken -1 outside. Who the heck told it to get that darn cold right now? I demand they turn the heat back up just a bit!

So, the SPCA also says that Lacey is a dominant dog. Ok awesome, but um, wait, *looks around for that dominant dog* I don’t think so. If she’s dominant then Noah is a cat.

After they both had breakfast and did their thing outside we gve them a little free time and it was sooooo cute.

Lacey, oo I found a bone and will sit here and chew on it.
Noah, hey mom that’s my bone and I want it.

Ok, so lets distract Lacey from the bone by me play fighting with Noah.

Noah, ha, my bone now. Thanks Lacey.
Lacey, oh no, mom I lost the bone *curls up next to me and stares at Noah*

Hmm, ok so lets distract Noah by rolling around the floor with Lacey and see what happens.

Lacey, *cheers* my bone again. Take that Noah.

This went on for at least 30 minutes. The game finally had to come to an end because hell I needed some sleep and for now both pups need both of our supervision.

Lacey and I had our power struggle this afternoon as well, but she lost. Maybe one day she’ll figure that out. Outside means time to walk and do business and not try to go try and see other dogs. Fun times!

So for now that’s all. More as things progress.

Cat

Pumpkin Pie but No Ham

Well, I did manage to survive the weekend after all. Sadly though there was no ham. You hear me? No ham! *pouts*

Mom of course made 2 pumpkin pies and James and I definitely finished the first one the first day and brought the second home with us. I think I like the first one better from my visit at the end of July. It was richer or something. Either way they were both good, thanks mom!

I hear she makes awesome stuffing, but I haven’t tried that yet since I wasn’t that hungry by the time we actually sat down for nasty turkey day. I will definitely try it today though.

I also got to meet James grandparents and that wasn’t so bad either. I was a little nervous when we started that way, but grandmothers just have a way of making you feel at home. Plus on top of that, she had pepsi and that’s a definite *awesome* in my book. Go grandma! Now onto the next family member, *shudders*

Cat

Be Careful What You Ask For

Who knew that joking around would bring such a gift. I think I better watch what I ask for these days eh? I just might get it. That boyfriend of mine James is a sneaky one.

On the way to Petawawa last night the conversation about jewlery came up ad I jokingly said that James should definitely buy me a diamond. I mean hell, he’s set on getting me to celebrate my birthday once more. So I told him the way I’d do that is that he’d have to get me a diamond for my birthday.

April is diamonds and diamonds are a girls best friend, right?

Well guess what? It’s not April but much to my surprise the little sneak actually had a diamond for me and never said a word.

I received a very beautiful necklace and it has a little diamond on it. I absolutely love it and I’m wearing it now and I actually don’t like wearing jewlery but I will definitely wear this.

Love you James and thanks so very very much!

Cat

Ottawa vs. Petawawa SPCA

Looking to adopt an animal? Want to add a new four legged friend to your household and thinking the SPCA is the best way to go?

Well, do not go through the SPCA in Ottawa they are more for talking you out of adopting than working with you to find that best match. They have a questionnaire you must fill out and they claim it’s only to get to know you and make sure you know what you’re looking for in a pet.

James and I have been trying to adopt a dog through the SPCA in Ottawa since the end of August and we’ve had nothing but fights with them. Any time we found a dog that would match us and call them about each dog they argued with us about how the dog wouldn’t fit in. For example, this dog loves to bark and wouldn’t be good for apartments, bu hey we told them time and time again that our apartment is cool with dogs and there’s loads of them around and they all bark including the one we already have.Example 2, this dog doesn’t do that well with kids, but hey, that’s ok too since right now we don’t have kids so it’s something that we can work on. That way in the future and the dog is a little older being around kids won’t matter. How about this one, this dog hasn’t been trained at all and you guys said you don’t want to do training. No no you nits, we said we are quite flexible when it comes to training depending on the dog.

So that questionnaire that is suppose to be just a guide line for the Ottawa SPCA, yeah, they lie. They use it to keep telling you no no no that won’t work. We’ll call you when a dog comes up or keep looking on the site and let us know when you see another one.

After doing that 6 times and getting the same results the Ottawa SPCA can go fly a kite.

Now, here’s the awesome thing. James and I are in Petawawa this weekend to do the whole Thanksgiving thing with the parents. We walked into the SPCA here this morning and found a very beautiful girl named Nova. We had a look at her, played with her a bit in the yard, got to know what she’s like and how she may act at first and that was that. On Sunday we take Noah to meet Nova and since I’m pretty sure all will go well there our new girl comes home with us then.

So once again if you’re looking to adopt a pet go anywhere but the SPCA in Ottawa.

Cat

Where’s the Ham?

Well, it’s that time of year again. Where everyone is making lots of nasty, gross, disgusting turkey. *gags*

The best part about this year is that I get to spend it with James and his family who I really like, but here’s a serious question. Where’s the ham? Please tell me there will be ham. I mean, I hate turkey, eew!

Now maybe if there’s lots of pumpkin pie I won’t mind, but as long as I get it and not James the greety pig.

So mom, is there ham?

I’ll tell you all how things go if I survive sometime over the weekend.

Cat

Abuse of Power

People in power that need to catch up with todays time. A judge that needs a lesson in todays culture and what symbols like “lol” mean.

Apparently, a woman named Paula Asher, who hit a car while driving under the influence, was ordered by the judge in the case to delete her Facebook account, after she typed the following status message on her Facebook page:

“My dumb bass got a DUI and I hit a car…LOL”

The judge seemed to take the “LOL” statement literally — that she was “laughing out loud” at her drunk driving accident — and ordered her to delete her Facebook account. She then ignored that order, leading to a contempt of court charge and jail time.

WTF! What does facebook have to do with any of this? I ean did this judge never laugh at herself when she did something stupid? Talk about abuse of power. If I was this lady I’d go after the judge for wrongful jail time.

Great, punish the woman for driving while drunk that’s expected, but the jail time. What’s that crap all about?

I don’t think this judge belongs on the bench and should be removed.

Cat

Social Media, an Addiction, Yes or No?

First I would ask that anyone that chooses to post on this thread please keep it respectful. Everyone has a right to their opinion and feelings and should not be made to feel bad or defensive about what is said here.

I have a project due in school for my Addictions class and everyone and their grandmother is doing theirs on the common addictions that everyone knows about drugs and alcohol, but my interest lies in another direction. Social media is it an addiction? Can it lead to an addiction?

It’s only within the past year or so that professionals started looking seriously at social media as an addiction and of course with any new thing it will generate nice debates. So I’m interested in your thoughts if you care to share them.

Cat

Huge Reason to Celebrate!

I am so going to celebrate today after class and possibly all weekend!

For the first time ever I got my best grade on a test and in Sociology at that!

Usually when I sit down to take a test I totally forget everything I’ve learned, read or whatever, but not this time. I received 8.75 out of 10 points on a 40 question multiple question test. So totally awesome for me!

This test I was more worried about than others in the past as well due to issues I’m having with not quite having my text book because Center for Students with Disabilities, (CSD) is well, way back there. I received the first 4 chapters of my Sociology book by Wednesday of this week and the test had to be done today before 4:00 pm.

This one test and best grade ever will motivate me to at least keep going to my Sociology class, *smiles*

Yay me!

Cat