Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Can't sleep. Probably the heat. That and the fact that Zane never called back tonight on her trip home is definitely weighing a bit on my mind. Hopefully she is stopped and resting someplace safe between Nebraska and here. Watched TV. Read a chapter in my book. Was going to actually write in my journal, but ended up reading my entire journal from the first few months of 1998 (a very tumultuous time). Still can't sleep. Perhaps I should go for a run, though at 2am it would probably guarantee that I am awake the entire night. So here I am discovering that the term "insomniacal" appears almost exclusively on blogs. What should I do now? What would Aristotle do?

I guess I should do what I decided to do in the first place, what I haven't done in far too long. Time to put private thoughts to paper (rather than public thoughts to web page).

Have a safe journey home, honey. No matter where you are at the moment.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Shout out to my Honey Bunny

Your family wanted to give you a holler (or a meow in some cases) and wish you a safe trip home. Here are the greetings I was told to pass on to you.

First from Rocky (aka "Rocky Rockstar", aka "Rocky Road", aka "Monster")
"Let me out...no, no, let me in the room...no wait, I wanna go downstairs...no...hey! I'm the kitten I'm supposed to get all the attention. Geez! Obviously Steve can not handle me on his own. I REALLY need two people to give me the sort of attention that a Monster Kitty needs. I miss you."

Next was from Satchmo (aka "Satch", aka "Boy Cat")
"I've tried to keep everyone in line here while you've been away. It's probably a hopeless causes, but that never stopped you so I'm following your lead. That Rocky just doesn't listen to anybody, though. I've kept my sister safe and made sure she has been going outside, keeping her spirits up. I've even managed to drag Soren out of the closet a few times. Come home soon. We all miss you and love you."

Then Soren (aka "Sore-sore", aka "Psycho-kitty", aka "Baby Cat")
"I have decided that I am going to be totally, completely and irrevocably anti-social until you return home. That's all I have to say. Oh, and I love you."

Finally, Momo (aka "Mosey, aka "Mo-Z")
"Hi mama. I miss you. It's just not the same without you. Steve just doesn't play with me as much as you do. I try to bring the toy to him in the morning, but it's just not the same. Even though its terribly hot here I miss being snuggled under the covers. I love you. Chome home soon."

The rest of your family wanted to say a word or two as well.

I think that covers it except for me. For my part I just want you to know that everyone here is actually doing well (kitties and all). Mostly, we all just want you to take time for yourself and remember that eveyone loves you very very much. As a parting note, I will share this week's fortune from Cathy's regular Friday night chinese food.

Fortune Cookie

I love you.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Don't listen to the static

Something about this quote from the "Six Feet Under" finale just seemed to resonate with me right now.