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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chapter 28: Home Sweet Home

I finally got around to taking pictures of the new apartment. I was waiting for us to get everything unpacked.

Also, we have some "feline house guests", as B is calling them. We had to do an emergency c-section on a cat at work, and the owners were very unfit to keep them, so they signed them over to us, and now I'm fostering them. Mama kitty had gone into labor 12 hours before they came in, and the whole time, the owners could see a kitten stuck in the birth canal, but didn't do anything about it! Needless to say, that kitten died, and so did one other, but she has one kitten that survived! We have called her Mama, and the kitten is named "Dude". We call him that, because when another tech and I were trying to keep him alive, we were saying, "Come on, Dude! You can make it!" He would stop breathing, and the only time he would start was when we called him "Dude"! So, Mama and Dude live with us right now, until they are both healthy and old enough to find a home, or until I decide that I they are just going to live with us forever (I'm finding it hard not to get attached).

Anyway! Here is our lovely abode!

 Here we are! Good ol' number 3!
 This is after we've stepped in from the front door (seen on the left). I call this room the "entryway", but I guess it's just a typical sitting room or something. We have our bookcase and the linen cabinet, and then the recliner in this picture.
 The other half of the entryway. The heater is the large black thing on the right. The door on the right leads into the office, and straight ahead is the kitchen.
 This came out a little darker than expected. Out table is on the left with our vine plant and microwave on top of it. The door straight ahead is our pantry room. The door in the top left corner (hard to see here) leads out to the back porch.
 Stepping in from the entry way into the kitchen. The oven is on the left, and the fridge is on the right. The doorway straight ahead leads into the bathroom.
 This is the pantry. We also use it as storage.
 The small room to the right is our laundry room where the dryer and some cleaning supplies are. The washing machine is actually in the kitchen, right outside of the laundry room.
 Looking out from the pantry.
 A better view of the laundry room.
 Standing in front of the sink and looking into the bathroom.
 We really do have a shower, I promise! It's to the left of me. This is the view from the back of the bathroom, heading to the kitchen.
 B's computer desk in the office.
 The closet in the office. We're kind of using this area for some small storage until we're able to get more furniture that we need. You can also see Mama in the bottom of the picture!
 My computer, and Mama and Dude's little area. (Dude is the darker, tiny orange spot on the bed!)
Standing in front of the closet door.
 Going from the entryway into the living room.
 Our living room, standing in the bedroom doorway. The entryway is to the right.
 Standing near the TV, and looking into the bedroom. Now the entryway is on my left.
 The bed.
 Standing in one of the closets. The door in the top left corner is the door to leave the apartment in the entryway. The door behind the bedroom door is our clothes closet.
 This is our second closet... thing... we're using it as storage, because it's shaped like a triangle, and it's not a good clothes-hanging closet.
In the triangle closet, looking at the storage. We've hung a curtain in front of the storage to hide it. Ha ha!

The last 2 months have been an exciting journey for us! New and great things are coming our way!
-Grizzly Girl

Chapter 27: Words To Live By

I just found this online, and thought I would share with all of you.


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

- Max Ehrmann

-Grizzly Girl