Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

let the weekend begin! (early)

Thursday…one day until the weekend.

That is until I decided to start the weekend a day early. 

Thanks to some fancy footwork and a little behind the scenes schmoozing, Mike was able to get today and tomorrow off.  It was a perfect opportunity to spend some much needed quality time together.  Right after my parent teacher meeting at my daughter’s school, and Mike’s (day off) conference call. 

By the time we had completed all of our required tasks; it was close to the dinner hour.  We didn’t let that stop us from having a nice evening together walking around the bookstore looking for more books on building timber frame barns.  You just can’t discount an evening spend doing nothing important.  It’s very relaxing.  We have another busy day ahead of us tomorrow. We’re driving to North Carolina again to take care of a few minor details for our land purchase.  Indy will ride with us again…he’s becoming a regular “world traveler” like his namesake.  And since he decided that he would take a shower this morning, he’s nice and clean for the trip. 

But I don’t want to talk about Indy without mentioning that our poor ninja kitty, Henry Chow has been on an extended “spa” visit at my favorite vet’s office.  Henry has been in another scuffle, and this time he was left with some pretty serious wounds.  It’s not like he was defenseless, mind you…he is a ninja kitty after all…but that didn’t stop a rival ninja from taking him down a few pegs.  Of course, I don’t know what the other cat looked like after the fight.  Henry Chow may still be the baddest ninja in the neighborhood.  He certainly looked quite intimidating as he walked across the room with his front arm in a full cast.  Even the dogs were too afraid to investigate.  But he needed a bit more care than he could get at home, so he’s spending a few nights at the vet.  I got an email from him just this evening (through his interpreter) and I hear he is enjoying the extra pampering.  Hopefully, he will come home tomorrow or Saturday.  I think he will be staying inside for a while either way. 

I suppose I should be glad that I have such a wonderful vet…but I really wish I didn’t see her quite as often as I do.  It’s getting expensive!

Oh well…you can’t just let your ninja kitty suffer in silence. 

Until the next time…I’ll be waking up early to go on another mountain adventure!

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