I played a little joke on Mom tonight. She didn't know where I was, but as I was walking by, she heard some rustling sounds coming from this box. Who could it be???
I then shot up like a Pop Tart saying "Here I am Mom!" (By the way, these photos are a re-enactment.)
What is with the box? We will be moving! That's right. This is a bit of a crazy summer because Mom was in desperate need of a summer job with a steady income, but there was nothing in our city which pays decent wages, and Mom wanted to avoid working alongside a future student (worse - if this student would be her supervisor! HA!) Anyway, a friend of hers from her hometown found her a job there, so we will be moving in with Grandma and her soon-to-be husband for close to 2 months. Now when we get back is the REALLY hectic part. We move! And the sad part is that we are not quite sure where yet. Mom has her eye on a beautiful townhouse, but it is fairly expensive. She will find out the nitty gritty details early next week and decide what to do. Sadly, housing is just as difficult as jobs in this city. On top of packing and moving at the end of next month, she will be starting her new teaching job! It will be a very crazy time for all of us for sure.
I am looking forward to our brief move to Grandma's because that means I will get to spend lots of time with my idol - Maya! She may not be so impressed... Grandma's tenants will be moving out this Saturday, so we will be moving to the basement. It's not so bad. It's a walk-out basement with patio doors looking over the beach (river), a full kitchen and bath, livingroom and a bedroom. The unfortunate part is that Mom will have to drive an hour and back everyday for work. "Ugh!" she says.
In other news, Grandma is getting married on July 30th! Mom is the maid of honor and Mom's brother John is the best man. I wonder if I have a part! Mom is making the wedding cake as a wedding gift. Here is what she is planning (as long as she can get all the stuff here in Canada). She says it's not as difficult as it looks. ;) They will be leaving for their honeymoon a week later for 3 weeks, so we will have the entire house to ourselves, and Mom will be catsitting Maya.
Time for bed,
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Let's start with Mom's news to get that out of the way. MOL! She is delighted to say that she has a teaching contract for the upcoming school year! It is actually very rare to land a full-time contract so soon after graduation, so this news is very special to her. So many people have to supply for many years beforehand. She is, however, a little nervous because she specializes in Elementary Education, and she will be teaching High School!! What a switch!! She is getting great advice which she certainly appreciates. She will be teaching French Language Arts to grades 9 & 10. She will really miss the homemade cards, drawings, pictures, hugs, and enthousiasm from the younger kids, but is still looking forward to working with teens. Two of her friends are very proud of her, and will be taking her out for a small celebration this week. She has amazing friends!!!
Now, in MY news, first of all, Grandma adopted a new kitty named Maya. She is a 3 year old Ragdoll cat. I think she's so cool and want to play with her all the time, but she wants nothing to do with me. :( She likes to hiss at me a lot. Mom has been trying to warn me to stay away because I am "stressing" her out, but I REALLY want to play!!! It makes me sad. Hopefully she will come around someday. She is so pretty!
I just got back yesterday from our little trip to Campobello Island. Initially, we were supposed to stay for 1 night, but ended up staying an extra night at our rented cottage! I had a great time running around the cottage. I got lots of fresh air, and I got to see our ferries, the beach by the cottage, and lots of nice scenery. For a little 4 month old kitten, I sure saw lots of stuff!! I travel so well too! I had no problem in the car and even didn't hesitate to use the litterbox on the floor (which Mom found very annoying to keep by her feet!) I ate lunches and drank water in the car, etc. I wasn't shy at all and didn't hide once.
Mom and I are still visiting at Grandma's, but we're leaving to go back tomorrow. Mom has LOTS to do this week.
Here are a few pics: