Yes, that’s just about the only word floating around in my head right now. We have been so busy – but over all I think that it has been quite fun.

I did manage to find time to put a slideshow on my blog, however (if you ever get tired of hearing Mozart repeatedly, just click the sound icon). Those things are really fun to play around with. But sometimes it slows down a bit and the captions get choppy. The big white and black cat is named Major, by the way. I don’t know why his name won’t show up.

Speaking of, I don’t know why he won’t show up. He ran off on the prowl a day or so ago and thus ended up missing this afternoon’s Rabies Clinic. Our other nine cats and the dog got their shots, at least. Mitzi and her two kittens, Hunter and Belle, rode in our little pet carrier. Our grandparents let us borrow their large carrier, so we were able to fit Mirette and her five kittens, Fritz, Felix, Pearl, Guinevere and Sebastian in there with reasonable comfort.

We put them in the back of the pick up truck and tied Rex up next to them (the first time he has ever ridden in the back of the truck). Dad, Mary and I took them about 20 miles down the road to the clinic, which was much cheaper than it would have been had we done to process through the vet. Everything went better than I actually expected, so it was good. Hot weather, though we are finally getting some rain.

Yesterday some old military friends of ours – the Bennetts – visited for the day. They are moving to Atlanta, GA and decided to stop by. We had not seen Mr. Bennett or his son, Chris (age 16) for seven years. We also met his Russian wife, Zhenya. Mr. Bennett just got back from Iraq this year. He had an interesting story about seeing John Kerry in the mess hall. The soldiers practically ignored the man. “He has no friends over there…” according to Major Bennett (soon to be Lieutenant Colonel). We accomplished some fishing (3 large bass) and swimming, and went to Pizza Hut for supper.

August 10th was our dad’s birthday. Our grandmother (his mother) wanted to have a surprise party for him, so we blindfolded him and our mom drove us to our destination (we rode in our 12 passenger, Great White). It was amusing.

He had a nice 44th birthday party. Going to our grandparents’ house is always relaxing. But, nevertheless, we are still busy. Tomorrow is my dad’s cousin’s daughter’s 2 year-old birthday party. I still need to work on the screenplay, publish the farm website, clean the chicken coop, and finish putting the rabies tags on our cats (I spent all morning getting the collars on those kittens!).

Oh well. I’m still content being Amanda Read on August 12, 2006. I’m just…busy.




Aug. 12, 2006 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DancingFeet
I like your slideshow! And the dogs and kitties…..so cute! The first one – Mitzi, I believe – looks a lot like my cat, Mozart, who disappeared not long ago and never came back. :*(
btw, to get the background for my blog, I went to Google Images and searched for “purple background”. I’m sure you could find lots of other colors, too. I like web design, too! I studied a little bit of HTML online, and I’ve been helping my sister Ashley (pinkflamingo) and my mom (sandbetweenmytoes) with their blogs, too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Aug. 15, 2006 – Haha! Tagged!!!

Posted by joseph4jesus

here’s the tag: 1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

9. What are you wearing?

10. Did you dream last night?

11. When did you last laugh?

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

13. Seen anything weird lately?

14. What do you think of this quiz?

15. What is the last film or video you saw?

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

19. Do you like to dance?

20. Comment to George Bush:

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gate?

25. 4 people who must also do this quiz on THEIR blog:

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