What a wonderful day. Caitlin and I cleared out the last of our old place (it is so good to be gone from there), and then after school Nefarious and I first played some checkers and then went swimming and did loads of diving — today she touched the bottom at the deep end of the pool. Nine feet is very deep for someone who’s only been swimming for, what, two weeks?! She had a bubble bath while I cooked supper (lots of okra in a stirfry) and sang along loudly to Hoppipolla, inventing her own lyrics. After supper, we played more checkers (one of our new games, along with Othello) with M&Ms… a great way for someone who loves chocolate to learn, since you get to eat the pieces you take!

Other that that, Caitlin’s “shy” (that’s the nice way to put it) cat was moved here today. She’s always terrified moving to a new place, and there’s really not anywhere to hide here because it’s a much smaller place, so she decided that the best place would be behind the planters and in the crack at the edge of the balcony. So our downstairs neighbors may wake up with a cat, haha…


  1. Nicole wrote:

    Ari looks incredibly happy!

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 5:17 pm | Permalink
  2. Caitlin wrote:

    Compared to Rose? Anyone looks happy.

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
  3. Allahkat wrote:

    Oh poor Rose! She can come live with me.

    Friday, August 1, 2008 at 5:43 am | Permalink
  4. Caitlin wrote:

    While I do believe she’d be perfectly happy living at your house, Ali, I also believe that she’d rather live in that crevice forever than endure the 6 hour trip to get there.

    Friday, August 1, 2008 at 6:24 am | Permalink
  5. cirrin wrote:

    LOL, that is adorable!

    Friday, August 1, 2008 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
  6. jen wrote:

    awww that is so sad, poor thing is trying to disappear.

    Monday, August 4, 2008 at 5:42 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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