Archive for February, 2015

Meeting Valencia & Navel = Juse Down! Juse Down!!

MOOD: onigiri- terrified (Juse Down!!)
Quote Of The Day: “Considering he all most clawed me to death, no. He’s not a good match for me.” -Juse

So I told Lynn that me and reason A will go visit Valencia and Navel (kitten bros) at the Northlake PetSmart around 2pm today. She said she’d try to make it up there to meet us too. They are not kidding about this adoption thing. I don’t know if all adoption agencies are this strict, but they wanna met us, and make sure we’re good people. She hasn’t mentioned anything about the home visit? I wonder if that means we don’t have to have one? Not sure.

So in the pics that I saw online, the kittens looked small. Not tiny, but small to where u can still tell they were kittens. But when we got there, the volunteers that were scheduled to help us (Dorothy and Ian) showed us the “kittens” (I use this term loosely) and they were HUGE!! Literally they were full blown cat sized! In matter of fact they were bigger than other cats there that were older than them! What the heck! Not that I felt cheated or lied too, but like I told Dorothy, they were “much larger than I anticipated”. These cats were over 1.5 feet long. I mean they looked like little lions and me and reason A were NOT ready for that.

We wanted to welcome smaller kittens, so they could grow into their environment. Dorothy picked up Valencia and immediately handed him over to me and without even thinking, I reached out to catch him. He was like “Who the hell is this Asian chick and why are you giving me to her??” So he started making a run for it in my arms, and his hind leg dug into my chest as he was pushing off my body and scratched the living shit out of me!! At the time I just felt this strong sting. But after he escaped, and I looked down there was this 7-8″ long 4 toe scratch going down my whole chest starting from my neck!! OMG. I was immediately in pain but I just kinda brushed it off cuz of the chaos there. There were kids running around, cats running around, so many people trying to talk to me at one time, reason A asking me questions.

So after Valencia almost murdered me with his claws and him being as big as he was, we decided these bros were a no go. reason A saw a female cat named Grace that she kinda liked. She was much smaller, we thought she was younger, but how about she ended up being 1.5 years old and was already a Mom! *FAILS* reason A really liked her but she is really feisty. She was clawing at everyone. She was very pretty and alert. But she would have been too dominant to get along with any other cat, so that wouldn’t have worked either. *FAILS AGAIN*

Lynn told me to stop by their main facility which had over 300 cats. I use to volunteer there so I knew where it was at. But I also knew they didn’t house small kittens there. But it didn’t hurt to look so we decided to go visit. Lynn said that she’ll also keep a look out at all their foster homes to see who just had a litter of kittens. She really wanted me to adopt Valencia and Navel though and I was really trying to too, cuz Valencia was free! Lol. But I can’t do it. We started off on the wrong foot. It was obvious this was “not” the cat for me.

We went to the main office and saw literally cats everywhere. Lol. reason A thought it was overwhelming. She meant both the smell and the sight of 300 cats in one place. Lol!! Most cats there were HUGE, old and some handicapped. I felt bad for them, and call me selfish but I honestly don’t want a disabled or unhealthy cat. I know they need love too, but I can’t deal with the vet bills that come along with them, or the heartache if they end up passing.

Finally we headed home and honestly I was in so much damn pain now I couldn’t even walk without holding my chest. Mainly it was because my shirt was rubbing up against the scratch and irritating it. I had to get home and bandage it up!! I sure hope it doesn’t leave like a massive scar on my chest. Noooo!!! I won’t be able to wear low cut necklines anymore! Auhhh!! I’m gonna choke that damn cat to death! I should have taken pain killers but I didn’t. I used some Neosporin and then bandaged it up with gauze. -___-;;

Random Thought Friday…

MOOD: onigiri- hooray (Hooray)
Quote Of The Day: “Time to go see those little boogers!” -reason A

TGIF #wishitwaspayday

Bossman won’t be here next Monday. I am enjoying his leave of absence a little too much. #freedom

Super excited about visiting kitten bros tomorrow. #soontobecatparent

Gonna attempt to start the clean and purge process at home this weekend #saynotoclutter

I haven’t bought groceries this week cuz I spent all my money on cat supplies #anything4mybabies

I can’t believe its about to be March #wtf

Cat Supplies Worming Continues…

MOOD: onigiri- happy hands (Movin’)
Quote Of The Day: “All my funds go to Charlie now but a friend of mine just paid me $60 he owed me so now I feel lk I got $$$” -Adriana

Weather warmed up around noon time! Atlanta survives yet another snow session! Lol. We barely got anything, but u know we’re all paranoid. Since roads were clearing up, of course I had to go out worming for more cat stuff!! I swear these little brats are going to be so spoiled. I was still missing litter pan, cat carriers, and beds. Then I should have all the basics set. I just need more food!

I did some searching on PetSmart & Petco websites, and Petco was running a special on their beds! Reg. $19.99, online deal for $9! WHAT!! I need those damn beds! I printed off the page and took it to Petco with me to see if I could find the same one and check how much it was in store. I found what I thought were the beds, and asked associate to confirm that they can price match their own website, which most stores will do. I mean, it is the same company right? I just hate waiting for stuff online.

I ended up grabbing a totally different bed from the print out. Associate was snobby and like “Its not even the same sku!” *ROLLS EYES* I was a little embarrassed. She made it seem like I was trying to rip her off. I wanted those beds though! They were so soft and fluffy. I was like duh, how about I just look up now what price this sku is online! Ended up these were on sale too! So I got a price match from unwilling manager and got 2 beds for $9 each! Saved myself $20 right there. BOOM!

cat bed

Then I went to Pet Supermarket looking for carriers. Honestly, how often am I going to use carriers? I hate that I have to buy them at all!! But unlike dogs, u can’t just put a cat in the car and hope for the best, they will go berzerk! U have to put them in a carrier. I was thinking we can just take them home in a cardboard box, but let me tell u, if nothing else, this shelter is super strict! They will not allow u to take the cats if u don’t have a legit carrier, and no two cats in one carrier! Auhhh! The cheapest carrier I found was like $30. No way I’m buying 2 of those! Then I found these soft pop up ones that can fold down when not in use. They were only $12! No coupons, but cheapest I could find so I got them.

cat carrier

FML Moment x 3!!!

MOOD: onigiri- terrified (WTF)
Quote Of The Day: “Can you imagine the half fob teaching the full fob?” -Lili

So all hell in weather is suppose to break loose today. I think everyone is so terrified from Snowmageddon last year, that the weather folks, government and everyone else is on high alert. This year, they’re working the “better safe than sorry” method. Governor announced on the news that government agencies will be closed in anticipation of the bad weather and he recommends all employers let out their employees at 2pm.

Of course working for the Scrooge like I do, I took my ass to work. Morning honestly wasn’t bad at all. I saw wet pavement but nothing crazy. They said snow would start around 10am? The whole morning Bosslady was texting me like crazy. How odd is it for ur boss to be texting with u? Lol. But then again, I’m ok with it cuz I’d rather do that then for her to come or to have to talk to her on the phone. XD So around noon time, a couple of my co-workers came and asked me if I had seen the news and heard what the governor had said. I said I know but I don’t know when or if we’re leaving early! I don’t make that judgement call. Bossman was still stuck in MS where there was a huge snowstorm and he couldn’t get back.

I was texting Adriana, Lili and Bosslady at the same time. I actually use a software so I can text on the computer and don’t cramp up my hands. Sometimes the screens for each person gets confusing. I sent Lili a text message (or so I thought) complaining about how others are asking me if we’re getting off early and my ass doesn’t know cuz I don’t make the decisions, Bill does!! But how about I accidentally sent that to Bosslady! Auhhhh!! Oh man. Thank goodness I didn’t curse or say anything offensive!! Whew!

She of course thought that was meant for her and it ended up working in my favor cuz she thought I was getting upset by the situation so she called Bossman and told him about our bad weather warnings so he okayed us to go home at 2pm!! Woohoo! I think this is the earliest we’ve ever been let out. I guess Bossman felt our pain cuz last year he was stuck on the road for 8 hours! I was stuck for 5. One of my co-workers, Saira, didn’t get home til the next day!! Oh the madness! I’m glad government has learned their lesson and is taking a proactive approach so none of us die on the damn streets!

When we were getting off around 2pm, it was starting to sleet very hard. I took the local road home because the rebel in me thought that going out shopping in this weather was a great idea! Lol. Its rare that I ever get to get off early so I was like heck yeah! Time to worm it up! But many stores were closing early as well. I called around and found that Target would be open so I went to a few places. First was The Container Store. I was looking for large container for dry cat food, but I didn’t find one I liked but I did find this little thing!

can dispenser
Lol!! How cute is that? Its a cat food can dispenser. Lol. I think I need a second one for larger cans, but right now the kittens will be on a kitten diet and that’s the small cans of kitten food so this dispenser is perfect. The food took me forever to find cuz I didn’t find them at PetSmart last time I went and I ended up finding them at Kroger today. There is only 2 flavors, so it worked great for this dispenser.

Then I went to Target to get more cat litter cuz of the great deal they’re having on all pet supplies. This will be my second time hauling cat litter. Usually the Tidy Cat litter is $12.99 for the 8lb tubs, but after this deal plus coupons combo they’ll be like $4 a jug!! That’s huge savings! Gotta save when I can! But I totally had a traumatic event at Target. -__-;; Usually my traumatic events happen at the register. I either get a newb or an asshole cashier that can’t get my coupons to scan correctly and it causes a traumatic even cuz I’m holding up the line, sweating and they can’t seem to get my transaction to work. This time folks. It was worse than that.

So I get to the cat litter place and I need 3 jugs for the deal. There were only 2 jugs left on the bottom shelf. Now these are the light litter but its still 8lbs! So for my 3rd one, I had to get one from the highest shelf. I could reach it if I tipitoed. So I got on my tip toe, and reached up for the jug. But I couldn’t reach the handle of it cuz it was so high so the jug ended up tipping over, and I don’t know what was up with this jug but the lid wasn’t screwed on tight and so the whole jug of cat litter spilled on me!! Like I totally made it rain cat litter!! Can you imagine me frantically scratching like a damn cat myself trying to stand the jug upright so it would stop pouring and it just kept pouring!! Like the whole freakin’ jug poured on me!! I had litter in my jacket, in my shoes, all over the floor, shelves, I’m just glad I didn’t have my mouth open or I would have ate some!! OMFG!! I was freakin’ out!! So after I finally got the jug upright, I ran like the wind!! Thank God no one saw me!! How embarrassing is that!!

I looked all around like a freakin’ thief!! But I needed another jug of litter!! Ugh!! So I kept circling that shelf and looking around to see if anyone can see me!! Finally when the coast was clear, I ran up to it, jumped up like Cat Woman, grabbed a jug off the top shelf (yes, same damn shelf) put it in my cart and ran like the wind!! I was SOOO embarrassed. Even though no one saw me but OMG!! I’m sure it was on the surveillance camera. Great. Now loss prevention gets to look at this Chinese lady make a fool of herself on replay. *DIES* I guess the right thing to do would have been to call an associate over to clean the mess, but I didn’t. I was mortified. I hope they understand. I just checked out and ran like crazy. I hope they don’t all go look at the video and then forever label me as Cat Litter Girl. Auhhhh!!! Way too embarrassing. #killmenow

So after that, I headed to Walmart. I had to go look at cat beds. I DID NOT know that cat beds were that expensive. I’m thinking like $10-15 and they’re like $25-35! WTF!! So I thought if someone has it cheap its gotta be Walmart. I really didn’t wanna order it online, and have to wait for it although they are cheaper on Amazon. I go to the Walmart in Doraville, cuz I pass by it. I park and go to the door and realize there’s a line formed outside the door. Uh… What’s going on? O_o I got in line too but I didn’t know what was going on. They weren’t letting people into the store. Now mind u we’ve all braved the weather to get there!! I’m sure I was the only person there trying to by “non emergency” things.Then I hear one lady tell the other lady in line that they’re not letting us in cuz they don’t have enough employees. I was like WHAT?? I’m thinking that can’t be it. But then the store manager comes out with a police officer to explain the situation and how about the store manager basically said that it was true, they are not letting people in because they don’t have enough employees!! We are talkin’ about Walmart!!

Manager said most of his employees have gone home, and for loss prevention reasons, they are limiting how many customers can be in the store at one time! They simply don’t have enough employees to keep an eye on customers I guess!! They must thing we’re just gonna loot the place. So the police officer was watching the door and not letting folks in! The manager said that the officer was in charge, she was directing traffic and that its all in her hands!! I was like O_O In my 32 years of life and as many times as I’ve shopped Walmart, this sure was new to me! Manager said that he was trying to stay open although he didn’t have many employees cuz he knew folks had to buy stuff (emergencies) and he would try to stay open as long as he could. I was like dang. So eventually the officer let in all people with kids, cuz they don’t want the kids to be standing in the freezing cold, but all adults had to stand outside. I was like uh… this shit is for the damn birds, I’m gone! So I left. Pretty amazing. Lol. I would have just closed the store down. Its not even worth this hassle.

I ended up going to another Walmart, but unfortunately after all that drama, Walmart didn’t have anything I needed so I left empty handed. Their beds were expensive too!! Ugh! But I did LOVE having the extra time after work to shop. That was awesome. Here goes the litter inventory so far. I think I got enough for two asses for a while. Lol.

cat litter

Adoption In Process!

MOOD: onigiri- so freckin' happy (Excited)
Quote Of The Day: “I think the animals have more rights than we do” -reason A

I really need to work on my patience. Why? Cuz I have none!! I submitted my application to adopt a cat at the shelter on Friday. They said it could take up to 72 hrs for a adoption agent to contact me. Its Tuesday but I was getting so anxious. Honestly I don’t even know why cuz I haven’t even cleaned the house yet! How am I gonna bring the kitten home? *FAILS*

But today I got a call!! Woohoo! Bossman wasn’t here. I missed the call but the adoption specialist Lynn left me a message and said whenever I have about 10-15 minutes we can go over my application and talk about it. I figured hell, I’m at work doing nothing, might as well call now. So I snunk to the back office and called her back. Uh, screw the 10-15 minute thing she said, I think we were on the phone for close to an hour! OMG. I did not know that there was this much “interviewing” going on to adopt a cat. U would think I’m adopting a human. Lol. She asked about our living situation, my experience with cats, if I have any old vet records they could look at, what I have prepared for that cat, their personalities, and then she sent me a 17 page document about all the supplies I need for the cat and then a 5 page document detailing how I’m suppose to get the cat to adapt to its new home. *DIES*

There are two kittens I was interested in. They are currently sheltered out at a local PetSmart. I scheduled to go visit them this weekend. Lynn said she will have a volunteer there to assist us in having some one on one time with the kittens. Of course we have to get to know each other to see if we actually like them or not. They were from the same litter and both are boys. reason A said she likes boys cuz they’re more playful. I’m excited! I sure hope interview went well. I don’t really know what the results are. *FAILS* Lynn said that if we like these kittens then we have to tell her ASAP so she can hold them for us even if we can’t take them home immediately.

Same Damn Story, Different Damn Day

MOOD: onigiri- upset (Annoyed)
Quote Of The Day: “You’re just gonna have to work harder Sandy.” -Bossman

Bossman is back from MS, but right when I was about to run out after work, he stopped me and told me he needed to talk to me. I was like noooo!! I need to go worm for cat supplies! Why are you ruining my plans? Lol. Its never anything good when he has to whisper like that. I hate when he pullS secretive shit like this. So I pretended to use the restroom and hang around waiting for Bill to leave. I’m hoping Bossman will make this quick so I can go about my business.

He basically ended up telling me that we have a new vendor that we are working with. He has invested money into this vendor’s factory so that he can have some deciding power and that will help us greatly when it comes to meeting deadlines for orders here. He said this needs his full attention and dedication for about at least 6 months. With that said, this past week he spent the whole week in Mississippi. The general manager over there had requested off for a week. I’m assuming its his vacation time. He hasn’t taken a vacation since he started with the company, I think its been 2 years.

Bossman told me he originally asked Bill to go for a week to cover for him, cuz he has me here and for the most part, I can hold down the fort. I mean I don’t make manager wages, but I often have to cover their duties and my own and my neighbors! *FAILS* He said Bill didn’t refuse to begin with but the next day he came and told Bossman that he couldn’t do it cuz Ms. Lee said so! I was like WHAAT?? Bossman was pissed. He said that it is not out of line to ask one manager to cover for another one when they are out. He also said if this is part of his job then he needs to suck it up and do it and his wife shouldn’t dictate his job. What also pissed him off was that Ms. Lee doesn’t work here anymore yet she still gets a say so in the company? What the heck.

So since Bill couldn’t go, Bossman had to go himself. For once I guess he saw his time as valuable, so he thought it was a waste he had to spend it there. He told me he wants to get rid of Bill and asked me to start picking up his duties. I didn’t take it to heart cuz he’s literally been telling me that one day I will eventually take over Bill’s job ever since I started here. Uh, its been 7 years. When am I suppose to take it over? Like when I turn 60? Sorry buddy, I won’t be around for that. He told me that Bill is requesting off in April to go back to Taiwan to see his father. He said that would be a good opportunity for me to pick up from him what I don’t already know. He’ll have to teach it to me then cuz he’s leaving on vacay and needs me to cover, so to insure that everything runs smoothly, he’ll be glad to show me.

Another thing that Bossman said really ticked him off was that after June left, he asked Bill to put up and ad saying we’re hiring in the local paper. Bill never did that! Oh wow! How bold! He did however ask Bossman on multiple occasions if he could let Ms. Lee come back. O_O To which Bossman replied, “Hell to the no!” Lol. I swear this couple is bold. I know he really did piss Bossman off but I still don’t think he’ll get fired anytime soon. We’ll just have to wait and see. I know one thing, I WILL NOT be around to work 4 people’s job!! Ms. Lee’s, June’s, Bill’s and still my own?? U have got to be kidding me.

reason A Has An Epiphany

MOOD: onigiri- staring (Whoa!!)
Quote Of The Day: “It was just hard for me to accept that all that is gone, and now I have nothing.” -reason A

So last night me and reason A didn’t go to bed til 2am. We stayed up late talking which we haven’t done in a really long time. Obviously this cat thing is bringing us together. Lol. So we were talking about all the things we need to clean before we can bring the cat home. I told her I only had two goals. One, to be able to eat on the dining table. As crazy as that sounds, we have a dining table and don’t use it!! We eat on the coffee table, mainly cuz its in front of the TV and we always watch TV as we eat, and two cuz the freakin’ dining table is covered with crap! Like who has a dining table only to put crap on?? I would really like to eat on it like normal people do!!

Second thing is I’d really like for us to consolidate the two bedrooms that we use as storage rooms into one so reason A can have a bedroom!! It is absolutely ridiculous that we’re two people in a 3 bedroom house and she’s sleeping in the living room. Uh…. It just doesn’t make sense. So I told her we need to make everything, that means junk and my worm stock fit into one room. She can’t still be sleeping in the living room when Kenny gets here. That is NOT normal. I wanna try my best to make the house somewhat normal looking for Kenny. I’m using the cats as a good motivation to get it done.

So as we’re talkin’, reason A suddenly had an epiphany. She’s always told me the story of her childhood and how she came from a well off family. My grandpa was a really poor man when he married my Grandma. Grandma came from a good family and they were 100% against her marrying him. Although they were well off, there was a lot of family drama and Grandma wanted an escape from all that. More importantly, Grandpa didn’t have any living parents or siblings or any other family. It was almost like he was an orphan! So Grandma knew that she would be the center of his world and she could finally have a peaceful family like she always wanted.

Grandpa was a born businessman! He was great at it, and with his great eye for business opportunities, he became successful really quick! Grandma was always a housewife, and she ended up having 11 kids! reason A was the youngest. Maybe that explains why she’s not independent and not good at housework, etc.She’d always been babied and taken care of. So anyways, so Grandpa was the first person in the city he lived in to open a jewelry store! Back then they were called “gold stores” cuz that’s basically all they sold. The family was really well off! reason A would often tell me stories of how lavishly they lived, and how they had all these maids help taking care of the kids, etc.

Grandpa died at an early age. I think he was only in his 50s? reason A was 8 yrs old at the time. All the other kids had grown and left the house so it was just reason A, Grandma and my Uncle left. She said even then, they still lived lavishly cuz Grandpa left Grandma with lots of gold. She recalls how the house looked, how Grandma had the place spotless, and all the grand decorations and things, etc. Of course, I’ve never seen any of it, but I knew it was true. Well times change and money runs out so eventually things became more “regular” but they were still living “well”.

I don’t remember too much of what reason A was like before Grandma passed, but as attached as they were as mother and daughter and as much as Grandma babied her, I’m sure her passing had a great effect on reason A. She’s always told me stories of these great things and I just couldn’t understand why someone who grew up in such lavish houses, and impeccably clean homes could be… For lack of a better word… such a “slob”! I just didn’t understand!! I always thought slobs were just always slobs! That’s why u can’t change them! Ever since I could remember, she’s always been like this! I’ve never seen a super clean reason A! (I mean house not her personally).

The epiphany came when reason A realized why she acts the way she does. She said, deep down inside, she’s sad. She’s sad that she use to have all those things and now she has nothing. She feels like a fallen star! All the riches and things she grew up with were taken away from her (government) and it wasn’t because of bad or immoral business practices that caused them to become poor but the government who said, no one is allowed to have money, no one is allowed to be rich!

She looks at the life she use to have and the life she has now, barely making it in a foreign country, living in what she considers subpar conditions, she’s kinda in a “well screw it”, state of mind. She’s like, this is a crappy place, its not worth me putting effort into it or clean it or maintaining it or decorating it! That’s when it occurred to me. Yes, yes that is probably why she acts like this! She’s just unhappy that she’s not living the rich life she thinks she should be living, but guess what?? U’re in your 60s, u just need to accept that fact that this is ur life now! Sure it would have been great if our family was still rich, hell I would have loved to have been born with a rich Grandpa too, but things happen! I’m sorry that u fell from ur riches, but that doesn’t mean u have to pity urself for the rest of ur life!! That’s what she’s doing! Pitying herself!

So suddenly through the adoption of this cat, she has a new zest for life I guess. Not only does she want to clean up the house, she also wants to do some simple decorating!! I was like wow!! Of course I’m all for it! I want a real home!! One I am happy to come home to! As I was talkin’ to her. I said “I don’t even dare hope that we have some gorgeous home, but I just really want a clean and comfortable one! Sometimes I come home from a long and stressful day at work and I see the piles and piles of trash and mess everywhere and its just so disheartening.” Then how about I started to tear up!! OMG. Like just thinking about it was upsetting enough to bring me to tears. I mean think about it. As much shit as I go though at work, is it too much for me to ask to come home to a CLEAN home?? I don’t have to have great furniture or fancy electronics, I just want it clean and clutter free!! A place I feel comfortable and not like I just stepped into a war zone! I sympathize her but I can’t empathize her cuz I’ve never had any of that so I don’t know what it feels like to lose all that. To me, this is the best home I’ve ever had, so I really wanted to do it justice! I thought she would feel the same cuz we’ve come a long way. I had no idea that all this time, she was resentful of what she had lost and not what we currently have!

She said she finally has snapped out of it and realized this is not how she wants to live the rest of her life. She doesn’t wanna die in buried trash! She said we don’t have to spend a lot of money, but we can fix the place up and make it cute and homey! I was like YES!! YES!! AMEN!! I don’t know if she will follow through with it, but it did sound like she realized what her problem was. I’m really hoping she does go through with it and we can finally have a “home”.

Puppy Eyes + Adoption Paperwork

MOOD: onigiri- dizzy (Busy)
Quote Of The Day: “I can’t deal with this kind of stuff, I think I’m going to pass out.” -reason A

Today was super eventful! Although we are still in the mist of Chinese New Years (typically two weeks), reason A wanted me to take her to Hobby Lobby again to buy more art supplies and books. Honestly, places like JoAnns, Hobby Lobby or Michaels forever have a 40% off coupon on their website to use so I don’t even know who would pay full price for anything there, cuz u can always get it for practically half off! So when reason A was looking for art supplies, I told her to just buy two at a time, and use a coupon on each (one per person) and we can get all the stuff she needs to close to half off! But that also means I have to take her to Hobby Lobby every weekend. *FAILS*

We also had to head to Home Depot to find some blinds for our side door. The door has half window and when we moved in, there were no blinds! *FAILS* So ghetto reason A decided to use black bed sheets to cover all the living room windows, and literally seal off that side door window with kraft paper. Like tape it completely closed. It looks like an asylum at my house!! I’m glad now we’re finally moving into the civilized world and getting curtains. Lol. So after Hobby Lobby, we decided to go to a store called Pet Supermarket. Its a chain store like PetSmart or Petco. They were doing adoptions that day, so we wanted to go see! Well there were only 3 cages for cats, and only one cat left. I guess the cats went fast. The two that got adopted out must have been kittens. We didn’t really like the one that was left. Then I noticed a ton of puppies! I dragged reason A in to go look.

There were at least 6 puppies there fenced up and waiting to be adopted. I remember there were two poodle mixes and two pitbull pups. I don’t remember what the other ones were. But there was one poodle mix in particular that was so freakin’ cute! I think it was a girl. She was sooo smart!! Every time someone came over, she would walk over and do those big puppy eyes, and I mean she would lay it on thick!! U could totally see it in her eyes, they just said “Am I going home with u??” She stopped and stared at u for the longest time. It totally melted me and reason A’s heart. Although I am a softy, I have volunteered at shelters before so I have seen how sad it can get for these animals with no home, but reason A hasn’t!! She’s seen commercials on TV about adoption and she always turns her head! She can’t deal with it! But this is her first time seeing animals in need of adoption in person! She was so crushed!! She said it just broke her heart, and if we had a adequate back yard, and better environment, then she’d take that puppy home that day!! She totally fell in love with her!

I thought she was going to bust out in tears in the car, cuz she said she’s just never witnessed anything like that before!! I told her that’s why its great to adopt cuz you’re literally saving a life, cuz all these puppies that come from puppy mills who have been rescued really need a good home. When u pay for the adoption fee which might sound a little pricy, technically they’re not making any money off of the pets, u are simply paying for a vet visit and spay or neutering. reason A was just crushed. Poor woman. It took her a hot minute to get over that.

So yesterday I submitted my application for my cat adoption! I’m so excited! They said it would take about 24-72hrs to get the ball rolling. They’ll contact me when they’ve looked over my application. Its like I want to hear back from them soon cuz I have no patience for things like this, but at the same time I’m hoping they’ll hold off cuz we haven’t gotten the house situated yet!! Cuz of the ridiculous mess, I’m thinking its gonna take at least a few weeks to get it all done and we have to wash the carpet which will take up a whole weekend! *GULPS*

Tire!! Why U No Stay Inflated??

MOOD: onigiri- upset (Frustrated)
Quote Of The Day: “Are you sure no one is doing this on purpose??” -reason A

Welp. Tomorrows plans were to sleep in. Guess they aren’t anymore, since my co-worker went to his car, and noticed that I have a flat tire!! Noooo!!! Why is this always happening to me? Its happened like 3 times in less than 6 months! And of course reason A’s paranoid ass swears someone is trying to murder me! I told her the place where I work has a lot of big truckers, so the roads are often times covered with scrap metal or nails and things! No one is trying to murder my ass! Ugh.

But I am sick and tired of always having to go to Kauffman to fix my tire. They probably think I’m doing this on purpose to take advantage of them. Lol. I’m really not!! Its as much of a hassle for me as it is for them! Good thing I got a protection plan on all my tires. That means I get free tire plug ups if I get a flat, and if its beyond repair I get a free (or prorated) tire! Last time I had a flat, my tire was still within the wear and tear threshold but beyond repair, so they gave me a new tire. I got charged a $14 disposal fee, but the tire itself which was like $70 was free!! If I keep getting free tire replacements pretty soon I’m gonna have just 4 brand new tires. Lol. Not that I want this to keep happening. -__-;; There goes my Sat. again! Auhhh!!

Other than that, I don’t have any plans really. I was going to go first thing tomorrow morning to get it fixed, but then I thought to myself, screw it. I’m gonna asked to leave work an hour early and see if I can make it to Kauffman before 6pm. They close at 6. Like if I can get there at 5, that would be awesome, but I’m thinking I won’t get there til like 5:30pm. No!!! I need time to get that tire fixed. >_< That way I won’t have to wake up early tomorrow morning! Also, temperatures are so cold these days that it will also affect my tire pressure, and I don’t think letting a flat tire sit out for an extra night would be good. What if its completely flat tomorrow and I can’t drive to Kauffman?? That’s why I gotta try to make it today. If its not this, its that, I swear!! #asiangirlcantwin

Drama (Almost)…

MOOD: onigiri- yeah whatever (Meh)
Quote Of The Day: “I already told u. They’re clean.” -reason A

Welp folks. We almost had some drama last night. reason A walked into the kitchen and then I heard something drop. I ran over to look at what it was and she had broken a dish. People, ya’ll just don’t know. Its REALLY bad luck to break dishes on New Years!! I was so damn scared. I was definitely treading carefully. She didn’t say much, so I was like OMG, she’s gonna bust out in a rampage any minute now. But u know why?? Cuz the kitchen was a hot mess!! She had dirty dishes everywhere and that’s why one got knocked over and broke! So I dropped everything and ran into the kitchen and started to wash dishes. I washed a whole sink of dishes in no time whereas it would have taken her all day or more!! Ugh!

So after that, I could tell she was upset. She was mumbling under her breath. I’m sure she found it offensive that I rushed to wash dishes. Where as every other parent would be happy as hell that their kid is actually doing some damn work, I get grief about it!! What kinda life am I living?? Anyways, I didn’t care if she was mumbling or not. She didn’t even have space to cook cuz the whole freakin’ counter was covered with dirty dishes!! Its only 2 people!! Why the hell do we have so many dirty dishes?? I l already told her to put away some of them so that we are forced to wash the few we keep on rotation. Like only two bowls and two plates, etc. But She wants to literally use all the bowls and plates in the cabinets and run out before she washes any! FML.

Anyways, I put on the Chinese New Years show I downloaded from YouTube and watched that with her while we ate. That always cheers her up. Towards the end of dinner she was in a better mood. Not great but not as crappy. Man I swear everyday is a struggle.Things will change when we get our kittens though! Because u can always kill someone with cuteness!! Lol. Hopefully they’ll keep her occupied. I feel like she feels her life is unfulfilling. Maybe she just needs new “babies” to take care of since I’m growing up. Lol.