Archive for May 2006

on the mend

May 31, 2006

aj had his stitches taken out yesterday, about a week earlier than the vet had planned. he had managed to pull out about eight of his ten stitches before we realized it. hence the cone. sigh.

before i left the vet’s office yesterday, the technician told me to keep the cone on him for three more days and to keep him quiet. how exactly do you keep a 1 1/2 year old cat quiet? especially when he has two brothers! we put up their toys (which made julius mad) and we’ve been trying to keep him calm, but he keeps wrestling around with the other cats and just being his usual, hyper self. i just hope his incision heals well.

down to double digits

May 31, 2006

it’s only 95 days until the wedding. that still seems like a lot, but at least it’s not in the triple digits. last night i played pieces i’d picked for the ceremony for joe as we drove to the store. he said i was glowing, and then asked me what i’m going to do after the wedding. “you won’t have anything to plan,” he said.

i told him i’d probably be like monica on the episode of friends after she and chandler got married. she was depressed because she was no longer a bride. i think i’ll feel somewhat like that. it’s so much fun planning the wedding and being the bride-to-be and, yes, the center of attention. hehe. joe says he thinks there’s probably a large number of women who become depressed after their weddings. did any of you feel like this after you got married?

i would scream

May 28, 2006

a man in kentucky rented a car to find a two-foot ball python in it. he thought the snake was rubber, and by the time he discovered it was real he couldn’t get out. you can read it here:

man finds snake in car

i would freak out.

fantasy baseball blues

May 27, 2006

i am beginning to hate fantasy baseball.

and it’s only my first season playing. being in last place day after day, though, isn’t fun. i really should be doing better. my team isn’t that bad. take my catcher, brian mccann. he’s leading the national league right now with a .347 batting average. he has five home runs, 21 rbis, 19 runs and one stolen base out of 40 games. he also has just been put on the disabled list after player running home collided with him.

my main starting pitcher, ben sheets, is a monster. he was on the disabled list at the beginning of the season, but after returning struck out 28 batters in 20 innings pitched. that’s incredible. one strike out an inning is considered good. but, sheets also has been put back on the disabled list for right shoulder tendonitis. there’s no timetable for his return.

another one of my starting pitchers, daniel cabrera, struck out 43 batters in 41 inninigs pitched, but has been put on the disabled list for tightness in his right shoulder. they say he’s about two weeks from returning to the mound, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be pitching anytime soon.

do you sense a theme here? out of my 21 players, seven have been or are on the disbled list. that means trying to find someone to replace them, but the pickings are slim. most of the good, or even decent, players have been taken. i’m left with pitchers with high earned run averages and whips, and fielders who can’t seem to do anything with the ball.

my team is being carried by a few players. pittsburgh outfielder jason bay is my star. he has a .309 batting average this season with 37 runs, 15 home runs, 43 rbis and 5 stolen bases. i can always count on him to add to my stats.

though he had a rough start, atlanta outfielder jeff francouer is a big player on my team. last year’s power hitter and the “future of the braves”, francouer started out with a batting average teetering between .063 and .083. he’s now up to .249 with 24 runs, 10 home runs and 38 rbis. his game-winning grand slam against the washington nationals a few weeks ago was historic. he’s only 22, and he’s going to be a monster.

baltimore outfielder jay gibbons is another solid player. he’s hitting .268 with 21 runs, 10 home runs and 29 rbis. he’s another one i can count on consistently for numbers.

i recently picked up another baltimore outfielder, corey patterson. he has a .278 batting average, but i picked him up for his ability to steal bases, with 16 chalked up already this season. i can’t wait to see how many more he can pick up in the next few months.

i have a good team. if i hadn’t had so many injuries i think i’d be up towards the top of the pack. maybe next year. for now, i have to not let my 12th place ranking dampen my spirits. it will get better.

rain, rain, go away

May 27, 2006

i hear the rain coming down now.

sigh.

i love the sound of the rain, especially in the evenings when i’m relaxing at home, and warm and cozy in my bed. it’s comforting and relaxing. it puts me to sleep.

i just hope it stops by tomorrow.

busy day

May 27, 2006

my parents *loved* the dvd we made them for their anniversary. yay!

we told them their present was in the living room, and then turned the dvd on. they were so surprised. i think my mom cried. my dad teared up a little. it was nice to see. 🙂

after the birthday and anniversary lunch, we headed home and out to the pool where i tanned for almost 30 minutes and then hit the water with joe. we swam laps (good exercise, eh??) and just played around. it was a lot of fun.

tonight we’re ordering in chinese (yum!), watching movies and (hopefully) making margaritas. woo! i *love* margaritas. we also got orange dream blenders that we think will taste good blended with vanilla ice cream. fun times in store for us tonight!

the fun continues

May 26, 2006

i’m sure you all are probably getting sick of aj pictures by now, but these were too cute not to post.

we think aj may have started picking at his stitches (we haven’t seen him, but the ends look longer), so joe stopped by the vet and picked up a cone just in case. we tried it on him the other night, and he kept backing up until he ran into the couch as if he was thinking that he could back away from it. he was probably thinking, why won’t it go away?? this picture is classic.

this morning, aj decided to lay in a pier one bag. it was pretty cute.

so here’s a [semi] humorous story. aj has thrown up about seven times in the last two days (counting the two this morning). we called the vet last night after no. 5. he asked if aj was on an antibiotic, and joe told him he wasn’t but that he was on medicam for the pain.

the vet said, “oh yeah, that’ll make him throw up. don’t give him anymore.”

joe sighed. “we just gave it to him about eight minutes ago.”

now, we wait for it to go through his system.