Category Archives: Cassidy

Blogmas Day 3: HANS IS HOME!

Hans tore a hole in Cassidy’s window screen FOUR MONTHS ago. We spent a lot of time looking for him and once I thought I saw him run into a yard in the cul-de-sac across from us but it was 5:00AM and I wasn’t comfortable getting all up in the bushes in front of a neighbors front window at that time.

Then last night we didn’t go to a Christmas party and Ben happened to be outside and saw him streak across our driveway! He ran after him which freaking Hans out so Ben sat down and just started calling to him and Hans ran right over! Ben called me and yelled BRING CAT TREATS COME OUTSIDE NOW. Ben wasn’t able to grab him but when I threw a few treats down he walked right up to me and nuzzled into my chest. I carried him home.

When I brought him upstairs Cassidy didn’t believe me but Hans ran over to her and didn’t leave her side for the entire night. He ate and fell asleep almost instantly and has been sleeping most of the day. It’s been SO COLD outside and he’s SO skinny so I imagine the next few days are going to be spent mostly eating and sleeping on her cozy warm bed with is favorite human companion.

He’s pretty smelly so I’m about to go give him a sponge bath because I hate to traumatize him with a full real bath right now. Then I’ll flea treat him. We have him quarantined in Cassidy’s room in case he picked something up out there and I’m going to make an appointment to get him in to see the vet and get checked out.

But he’s HOME! Safe and warm and with a full belly.

BEST. CHRISTMAS. GIFT. EVER.

Hans is home. Skinny, cuts on his face, can't get enough love from Cassidy. ??

Aside: Truthiness in Target

While browsing Target for something to finally start decoration my master bedroom walls:

Cassidy: Look, this one says, “This home is filled with Happiness and Love.”
Me: Is there one that says, “This home is filled with sarcasm and farts?” Because I feel like that would be more appropriate.
Lady in the next aisle: *snorting while trying to hide laughter*
Cassidy: *shrug*

Magic Mountain Girl’s Day

I’ve had this post with just a title in my drafts folder for over a week now and I just can’t seem to find the time or want to write a post about it so I’m just going to leave these here for your viewing pleasure. I DO have a funny story to write about how small the internet is and how this trip was SUCH a good example of that but it will have to wait for another day because: SKYRIM

This was by far my favorite shot of the bunch. After the ride we just about wet ourselves from laughing so hard when we saw the picture. Cassidy said, “MOM! I WAS GENUINELY SCARED FOR MY LIFE” between bouts of hysterical laughter. Love that kid.

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Magic Mountain 2015

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Tatsu

Jet Stream

Magic Mountain 2015

Magic Mountain 2015

Magic Mountain 2015

Busy Signal.

The other day Cassidy was calling a business where she has a job interview. She held the phone away from her face, looked at it puzzled, then listened again, then hung up and redialed. Then she repeated the entire process again.

Cassidy: Are you sure this is the right number?
Me: Yep, I read it back to her. Why?
Cassidy: It’s not ringing and the phone is making a weird noise.
Me: Like what?
Cassidy: *puts phone on speaker*
Me: That’s a busy signal.
Cassidy: *looks puzzled*
Me: She’s on the phone with somebody else. Hang up and keep trying till you get through.
Cassidy: Can’t she tell that I’ve been calling her over and over?!
Me: It’s a land line!
Cassidy: Who even does that anymore?

I had to think back to the last time that we had an actual land line. We got rid of it when we moved out of the first apartment we shared together and into our rental house in September 2005. So that was almost 9 years ago and Cassidy was just 6 at the time! SIX! So she has NEVER heard a busy signal! In her life! Before last Thursday!

Other things she finds odd but has never really experienced:

1) Pagers
2) TVs without remotes
3) Dialing a rotary phone
4) Mix tapes
5) Answering machines
6) Cameras that spit the photo out at you that you have to then shake to see
7) Machines that only exist to rewind your VHS tape
8) Drive in movie theaters
9) The scratch of a record player
10) Having to roll down the window in the car

And also, I am really old.

Time to cool off via chocolate overload! ;)

You know you’re a band geek when you can identify any instrument by its case.

Cassidy has turned into such an adorable little band geek. It’s been fun to see her playing grow and progress throughout the years. She’s stuck with the flute through it all so she’s gotten so good that now I enjoy getting to listen to her practice in the afternoons. Previously we rented a flute but this year her band teacher was a SAINT and let her have one of his to use for the season. I’ve been keeping an eye out on one to buy but for now the free one is just fine for me because there’s still a chance that she could end up changing her mind. As crazy as this kid is I full expect that one day she’ll come home fluteless and will instead be lugging in something like this remo ergo soloist doumbek at guitar center!

But no matter how many times she might or might not change, I will never get tired of sitting in the stands at the game listening to her play. It’s one of those awesome parental moments that you just know will go far too fast.

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