The past couple of months have passed by me just a little too fast. It is good to be busy, but I also think a little down town is necessary to stay healthy. I am curious to see if and how my brain will be able to recall the events from August and September. So, in no particular order:
My goldfish of nearly 7 years passed away on the 25th of September. Cooper and I gave him as best a service as we could considering our lack of a yard to bury him in. This was his obituary:
“At approximately 2:37:34pm today, the 25th day of September in the year two thousand and six, Wienerschnitzel passed away. He grew to the final dimensions of 7.75 inches length, 2.89 inches width. Wiener had lost all of his orange color except for two little spots by his left gill. He is survived by his owner, Assie, and ”friend” Cooper Hans. We will miss the sounds of him kissing the air, the eating of Nathan’s scabs, the energetic wagging of his tail when he was ready to eat in the morning, and the splashing of the water all over the floor when he would pretend to be a dolphin. Yes, he will be missed. A service has already taken place. A moment of silence in his honor will happen at 2:37:24pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2006. No gifts please. “
The day after Wiener’s death I “replaced” him with 4 $0.27 goldfish…two of which were attacked and killed by the more dominant fish.
My madre sent me flowers at work ‘Just Because’ (she knew I was having a couple of hard days at work). Receiving the flowers made me realize 3 things 1.) I love my parents, 2.) flowers really do have uplifting powers (especially when they are a surprise), and 3.) in the future, when I am having a hard day…I am going to send flowers to someone else who might not be expecting them.
My mom’s best friend, Julie Farr, passed away from breast cancer shortly after her daughter’s wedding. Julie will never be forgotten…she had such interest in our family and our lives, and always put others before herself. I have encouraged my mom to get a new dog and name it jfarr.
While I am on the train of thought of my mom…she also had a cancer scare…the doctor found calcifications in her breast. She will be getting a biopsy this Monday or Tuesday (my fingers are crossed and I am saying my prayers).
Cooper has been amazingly busy with his business. We shot a reception for Stan and Chi (she had three dresses to change into throughout the evening…lucky gal!) and the wedding of Jamie and Matt (www.coopercarras.com). I never thought I would have the pleasure of getting to know couples on the day of their wedding and feel like I am part of the party/family. I hope it continues this way!
My own job has had its ups and downs. Taking on the job that three people had once done while training two new gals during the absolute busiest season of the year has proved challenging. I did find a pretty solid patch of gray hair the other day (as well as a few new wrinkles). I just have to pull through the next couple of weeks with the hope that things will die down. I am not sure what it means when you are at your job and turn in to a snappy monster…is this what happens when you have more control and need to manage people? Does it mean that I can’t handle the pressure? Am I just changing in general? Not sure. Maybe it is a sign that the year 2007 will need to bring change into the career aspect of my life. What that is, I do not know yet.
I had a moment on my bike ride home the other day (a not so great day at work) and as I was riding I started to yawn. When I looked across the street the bike rider coming the opposite direction was also yawning. Just one of those moments in this big little world when two people are doing the same thing but going different directions (or he caught my yawn…which is still a fascinating event).
At the moment I am enjoying spicy hot chocolate from the chocolate café down the street from my apartment. I sure do enjoy watching people at cafes when they get so excited about something semi-minute ….I heard a little girl say that her hot chocolate was a good hot cup of coffee. Then she said, “No, it is a latte. No, it is a cappuccino.”
I have been attempting to make a dress for myself for my bro’s wedding in Hawaii. So far it looks like a mermaid costume/Christmas present. Not sure if this going to pan out, but perhaps I should get back at it….