Saturday, January 06, 2007

Tina, our oldest cat, is no longer with us.

Unfortunately, after having some serious problems with her eating, we took her to the vet and they found a tumor that was in her head, which was affecting her jaw movement and even pushing her left eye out a little, causing it to bulge out slightly. The vet did not recommend surgery since it was in her head, and her chances of survival were pretty slim, and she would likely starve to death because she was unable to open her jaw. She couldn't eat hardly anything that couldn't be drank, and even then, it was barely anything. She had dropped down to 3 pounds and had stopped grooming herself.

So we had to let her go. The kids were under the impression that she's with the doctor, but that's about it. They tend to forget about things, so I don't reckon we would have to explain that to them.

I'll post a couple photos and videos later of her later.

Not Procrastinating. Not Entirely.

Well, I was going to start rough cutting a whole bunch of footage tonight when I realized that I actually skipped ahead about three weddings. I was wondering why the footage seemed still so familiar. So I was exporting the wedding feature to edit on DVD Studio Pro when I realized that I should probably back up my blog. It has been 3 years, after all. So I went about the Blogger way to do it, and it simply hung up on some error. So I had to do it the good old way, doing it week by week and cutting and pasting. It took a long ass time, and unformatted with odd spaces, it's all in one file. And god, I kid you not, though it is not formatted, it's near a thousand freakin' pages. I have about 780 plus posts, though not all of them text, or quality for that matter, them a lot of words.

Which also got me thinking that maybe it's about time for me to drop the American Baby/Family blog and leave it on the web to mature or something. The posts are getting more personal, less updated, and it's just mostly me being an ass, all negative, and somewhat ruining the spirit of the earlier posts. Such optimism! Such excitement! Such frequency!

Plus, I can't even upload using the new blogger, so it's a little frustrating because the blog is so freakin' huge. But some ideas are running through the head there. Thinking about reformatting (but not editing) the old blog, putting some footnotes or whatever on it, and then just getting it bond on a book. I don't expect anyone to buy it, but at least it'll be around in hard copy for the kids to use it to incriminate me later.

I dunno, I am seriously considering hanging up this blog though. Will keep you updated.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007