April 2, 2011


I know that I usually write about how wonderful things are...but they haven't been so wonderful this week! Our fridge has been acting up for the past little while, but we didn't think to much of it until Monday. We went to pull something out of the vegetable drawer and underneath it we noticed water and a frozen sheet of ice. GREAT! Just what we didn't need. So we cleaned it up and then within just a few hours there was more water and Giovanni said that he heard water flowing. Again, water under the drawer. So off to RC Willey we went and purchased a new fridge. Don't get me wrong...I'm thrilled for the new fridge, just didn't want to have to buy one right now! We have had the same old school one since we moved into our townhouse 12 years ago. (Wow! We have been here that long?!) This one is a side by side and has the ice/water dispenser on the door. I think it will be Brian's new toy. He says the fridge is cool. Nothing fancy really. You would think that it should make gold ice cubes for what it cost. However, I try to look at it as a 12 yr investment and if I break down the price, then it doesn't seem that bad...but to pay it all now along with everything else, let's just say it wasn't in the budget.

However the events of the week just went downhill from there! On  Wednesday our cat, Tibi, somehow got out of the house. I was the one who was home at the time. The front door opened several times that morning for different reasons, however, I didn't notice right away that she was gone. In fact, it wasn't until about 5:30 PM that night that we really knew that she was gone. I feel terrible!! I have made the comment so many times about that darn cat and her shedding ,and fur balls, etc and how when she is gone that there will be no more pets/animals in this house. However, having said that...she is still part of the family. We have had here for almost 6 years. And we love her! A LOT!!!  It just breaks my heart. I worry about her being out in the "wild" and not being able to fend for herself. She has been declawed since she was 4 months old. They did it when we got her "fixed"...and she is such an inside cat! She saw a mouse once and just looked at it, didn't even blink, and had no clue what she was suppose to do. Her way of "hunting" for food was to meow and let us know that she needed food in her dish! She is such a princess/pansy cat. I don't know if she can make it out in the wild. We have made fliers, knocked on doors, walked and driven around looking for her, and to no avail.

And this is the part that hurts the most. Poor Brian is just devastated. We all are, but he is so sad with out his cat! The night we realized she was gone he actually cried for his cat and wanted her to come home. He didn't sleep well that night. He woke up several times and checked the porch to see if she had come back. Gio woke up several times and checked too, and I kept listening for her to meow as well. When Brian woke up Thursday morning the first words out of his mouth were, "where's my cat? is she back?". How hard to tell him no. And then see the sadness in his eyes. It has been like that for a few days now. We are going on day 4 now. I don't know if she will find her way home or not. I hope so. Our neighbor's cat was missing for almost 2 weeks and somehow found her way back and she is a house cat like Tibi, so there is hope. However, every day that passes it becomes harder. I hope that darn cat comes home soon!

THEN...on Thursday afternoon at  basketball practice Brian was going up for a rebound and one of his team mates slammed into his arm/shoulder and he heard this loud pop and his shoulder started to hurt. We took him to the doctor yesterday and he seems to think that there is a slight muscle tear. Nothing to serious, but enough that he isn't playing ball for the next 4-6 weeks. Brian explained to him that his team has the Championship game on Monday night. The doctor asked if it was his shooting arm and he said no, (it is his left arm thank goodness). The doctor said to see how it feels on Monday and to take some Ibuprofen until then and that we would have to decide then. But to realize that he could make it worse by playing. So I suppose we wait until Monday and go from there. But his other team has another week or so of games. And that is out for sure! Poor Brian....it has been one tough week for him. And as a parent it is so hard to see your children suffer and not be able to do anything for them to take the pain away and make it better.

But things are looking up! It is General Conference weekend. I love the listen to Conference. It is a spiritual feast, and it couldn't have come at a better time!!! I don't have to work this weekend so I'm going to be able to take it all in! And we can do our traditional Sunday breakfast too!! The only thing missing is Robert. But he will be watching too. Go here to read his latest email!

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