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My Education: Film and Literature class.

Life in the fast, err slow lane!

Breathing time is here. I just finished my Film and Literature class - earned a B. By the time the class was over, I was burned out with writing and reading and analyzing and just wanted it to all be over with. I wrote the final essay paper which was a review of the movie "Star Wars I Phantom Menace and submitted it; thanking God I didn't have to write any more papers. I psyched myself up for taking a final. I went online and discovered a final grade. Final? What Final? The movie review paper was my final. Where did my brain go? Breath.

I have a couple weeks off and will start my next class. I have 12 units of upper level undergraduate courses left and 9 units left of lower level undergraduate courses of which 3 have to be math. I took the easy way out and registered for College Math which is an all inclusive everything math course instead of intermediate Algebra. Why make it too difficult.

Lessons with James have…

Educational Moments in Life

Our Baby

We had an educational few days. Luna was in heat! She yowled and howled and sat by the door giving us plaintive looks. When we got Luna, Father and I were in agreement we would let her have one litter and then get her spayed. When she went into heat, Father almost changed his mind because he wasn't sure he was ready for "his baby" to grow up. The first day we let her out, her fluffy orange friend who hangs out regularly showed up and stayed all day.

We kept an eye on the two and came to conclusion fluffy was a girl because nothing was happening. However, whenever Luna came in to eat or came over to talk to us on the patio, fluffy cried from the bushes, wanting her to come back.

John and James were out front pulling weeds when this guy shows up

He and Luna courted and danced for the afternoon while Fluffy chaperoned.

The three of us were so enthralled watching the courtship and Father taking pictures and the two of us explaining the facts of cat life to …

One year Blogoversary

Who'd of thunk it?

I have been at this blogging business for a year now and have written 200 posts. I didn't know I could be so verbose. Growing up, I was always the quiet one in the family with not much to say --- or so they thought. I just couldn't get a word in edgewise. Father and James are also quite talkative but I have learned to say "It's my turn" or "Let me finish, please." Quick minded people have a tendency to think they know what you are going to say and finish your sentences. Of course, Father and I are so in tune, he will look at me and I'll answer the unasked question.

We sat down to watch the 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean and just as it began, he paused it and looked at me.

I answered "No, I don't."

Of course, he scoffs "you don't even know what I was going to say."

"Oh certainly - do I remember what happened in Pirates 2?. Start the movie."

Shakes his head and restarts…

Income Tax time

I am going in.... I will be in the midst of Schedule C's and 1099's and 1098's and 1040 and 4562, oh my! Why did I wait until now? Usually I at least do a preliminary in February, but for what ever insane reason, I didn't this time. The anxiety, the pressure, the fun. Numbers, numbers, numbers (she gleefully rubs hers hand together as she goes deep into the land of taxes.)

Ta Ta For Now

Father's 20th Anniversary as business Owner

Congratulations - Father!!!!

We are celebrating Father's 20th anniversary as owner of our business. He bought the business from his former employers and escrow closed on April 1, 1988. Father turned the business around and it has outlasted many of the other electronic repairs shops in town. Since we are a warranty service station for many manufacturers, we have customers from all over the united states. Between Father and our genius technicians, he established a reputation for being one of the best in the business. Can you tell I'm proud.

I went out and purchased some congratulations Balloons and a bottle of Dom Perignon. I wanted to set it up on the front desk so when he walked into the shop he would see it. However we have a rather sensitive security system and the balloons would have set off the motion detector during the night. We put the balloons down between the file cabinets and one of my early arriving employees would put the bouquet on the desk. How…