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Journal for 6 June 2009


Only two more mornings of Putter waking up the family in an effort to get his breakfast.  His new owner picks him up on Sunday.  That afternoon, we’re going to start the tedious process of eliminating any cat residue from the apartment, just another step in our battle against Mathias’ respiratory problems.

Am I going to miss our cat? Heck yes. Putter has a long track record of driving Lisa up the wall, but it’s pretty clear she’s going to miss him, too.  There’s comfort in the fact Putter is going to a rabid cat person, someone who has cat-sit for him in the past, and who actually currently does cat sitting for a living.  There’s some concern Putter may have trouble adjusting to a house with other cats in it, not to mention the fact he’s on a special diet, but it sounds like his new owner has some creative ideas for dealing with those issues.  If worse comes to worse, we can help find him another home somewhere else.

Next weekend, it’ll be the guinea pigs’ turn, as they relocate to Northeastern Wisconsin.

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Other than that, life is the typical: Busy.  Depending on the weather this weekend, we may or may not be hitting the Minneapolis farmer’s market.  The same goes for Grand Old Days.  Priority will be given to cleaning and decluttering, though.  We’ll have family in town in a few weeks for Mathias’ second birthday, and this will be the only weekend to clean up post-Putter.

Between yoga class for Lisa, swimming and music classes for Mathias, and my sudden urge to bike all over the Twin Cities, it’s safe to say we’re a pretty busy family.  Next weekend, we’ll be in Green Bay. The weekend after that, it’s Mathias’ birthday, and my mom will be in town.  And on Father’s Day, I’m off to India for the third time this year.

Life is interesting.

Posted in BabyLog,Journal,Putter at 11:52 pm

Journal for 23 May 2007


Despite the baby not being due until June 20th, Lisa’s doctor appointment this morning revealed she’s already dilated 1.5cm. This doesn’t mean the baby is about to be on his way–Lisa’s doctor told her she could still go well past the due date–but frankly I’d much rather this was happening a week from now, after our move.

The condo is a disaster, with boxes and bags all over the place. I get the rental truck for the small stuff on Sunday, and the movers will be here for the big stuff on Tuesday. We don’t actually get to move into our new place until June 1st–they’re renovating the kitchen and bathroom and expect the work to go right up to the 1st–so Lisa and I will be camping at a hotel in Eagan for a few days. At least we can dump our belongings in the front rooms so we won’t have to pay for storage. That would suck.

It was my goal to get the nursery all set up before the baby arrives, but we’ll be OK if it’s not finished. We purchased a bassinet off craigslist and plan on keeping the kid in our room with us for at least the first few weeks, so we won’t need the nursery right away.  Still, I’d rather not have to work on that kind of stuff while Lisa and I are figuring out how to care for the new little life we’re responsible for. Of bigger concern is the cat, who’s taken a keen interest in the bassinet. I have a pretty solid feline mitigation plan for the crib, but the bassinet, well, not so much.

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I still haven’t finished up my application to St. Thomas. Talk about doing everything at once.

Posted in BabyLog,Journal,Putter at 11:54 pm

Journal for 9 Dec 2006


The fucking cat managed to tip over the Christmas tree last night.

Posted in Journal,Putter at 10:27 am

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