A2 Vegan

A middle aged vegan living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a small mid-west college town.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Moving Daze

Well, it's here. The day I move. Well, today and tomorrow. I take Lacey to the vet to board in about half an hour. Right now she is blissfully unaware of what is going on. I am packing her off with some of her favorite toys and such. This is the vet that helped me with Maggie. He and his staff are very kind and considerate of my situation. They will do everything they can to keep her safe and comfortable for the night. Even leave a radio on for her to listen to. I am still a bit nervous about it though.

Yesterday afternoon I found out there may be a problem. Seems that I may not be able to move in by Friday. My stuff I can move there but maybe not me. Which means I may be living in my car for a bit. I don't know.....someone was suppose to call me last night to let me know but they didn't. I am suppose to pick up the key this morning though. I hope that goes ok. Seems silly to have a key to the house and have to sleep in my car in the driveway there. Still it has something to do with inspections.

There will be internet connections! If not ready now they will be soon. At least that is what I am told. I am moving my pc last. Just feel like it is my link to the outside world or something.

I had a nostalga trip packing the family things. My mothers silverplate, the Rosa Bonheur print my father gave me when I was in highschool, the woven coverlet that has been in the family for about 200 years.....all stuff I can't sell or lose or give up. Not much but somethings that tie me to my past. Though I always have wondered why my father gave me that print....Horses in a Storm....not even one of her better known pictures....hmmmmm.

Ok, I am putting off what has to be done. Time to get to it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Changes in Lacey

This I just had to share. Ever since Maggies leaving us, Lacey has been a totally different cat. She is loving and playful. She is even getting a bit fat. She has always been very indifferent to food....ok down right fussy. Now though she just can't seem to get enough!

I discussed it with one of the ladies I work with and she has a theory I want to share. She thinks that because Maggie was so sick it was affecting Lacey???? This sort of makes sense to me. She said cats can tell if there is something wrong with another cat and react to it. Maybe Lacey was in her way feeling Maggies pain? I don't know for sure, I certainly wish animals could talk human. Just thought it was an interesting theory.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Last Week

This is the last week I will be living in my apartment. There are still a lot of things up in the air. Right now it isn't sure if I will have anyway to connect to the internet or even have a phone where I am moving. Hopefully those are things that I can get in time. In the meantime I may have to use the computers at the library. That won't be so bad.

I am packing and very surprised at some of the things I have collected over the years here. (I have lived here about 10 years.) Slowly but surely I am sorting out what to keep and what to toss. Sort of like reviewing ones life in a way. Somethings I look at and wonder who was that person that belonged to??? In some ways I don't recognize myself so much anymore.

I am comforted that I do have Lacey with me. We have each other.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Getting Down to IT

I get to start moving some of my stuff tomorrow! That will help out a lot. It is so hard to work and try to get stuff together to move. The past 2 days I worked 15 hour days.... and almost all of that time was on my feet.....ouch!!! I could hardly make my body move when I finally home. WWWWHHHHHIIIIIIINNNNNEEEE..... I only work one job tonight and I have the day off both jobs tomorrow! Hopefully I can get a lot done tomorrow.

Lacey's personality has changed so dramatically. She is getting to be very affectionate though she is not too happy with being picked up. She would much rather get cuddled on the floor. I have to call the vet in a little bit to see how much to board her overnite. I can't risk her getting lost or upset during the move. As it is she is wondering what the hell I am up to boxing things and tossing stuff out. I'd feel a lot safer with her boarded when the big move takes place. ..she likes to hide in boxes and all that. Afterall, the threat of losing both her and Maggie, and having had to have Maggie put to sleep, I am feeling very overprotective of her.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Found out tonight that I will be able to take Lacey with me!!!!!! I am sooooooo very happy!!!! The lady I will be sharing the house with says she doesn't have a problem .... as long as Lacey leaves her food alone! Not a problem...unless it is a can of tuna or a chicken breast Lacey has little interest in people food. She even turns her nose up at the tuna and the chicken sometimes. Just a fussy little eater!

Started at the grocery chain today. I am in the coffee kiosk. I use to work a coffee bar so it is pretty easy for me. They seem to like me quite a bit. Though my boss at the restaraunt is warning me against them.....he thinks they are taking advantage of me because they are scheduling me to work a lot of hours. He gets that way though. It almost seems like jealousy sometimes. Bosses are weird!?!?!

Need to get my packing finished real soon. I may have to board Lacey for a few days during the move. She won't like it but she keeps trying to 'help' me. I don't want her to get lost in the shuffle and all. I feel so much better now!!!!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Trying to be patient......urrrrgghhhh

The lady I will be sharing a house with was suppose to give me a call but hasn't so far. That means Lacey's fate is still undecided. I wish there was a way to contact her but .... I do know where she works but that seems invasive to call there.

I am hoping to be able to move some of my things next week. There is a problem with that though. Seems someone complained to the city inspector that the Nesting Place was moving women into a condemned building. That is a crock! The building needs repairs and cleaning but is solid. Unfortunately the city inspector is pissed and could hold things up. Hopefully that will be solved soon. I really want a roof over my head.

Lacey actually begged for cuddling this morning! So unlike what she used to be like lately! She has the softest fur. Lacey was a very sick cat when I got her. She was about 9 months old and only weighed 3lbs. She was so starved that her bones were starting to break through her skin. The vet really wasn't sure she would survive...but she did. She always wanted to be in the room where I was but really not too crazy about being touched though. Maybe the loss of Maggie and old age are changing her????

I am suppose to work today. Don't know yet when I go in though. Owner is suppose to calll me...probally forgot to though. I had a great customer Thursday night! Ok, maybe this isn't all that PC but you know how some people just let their gaylight shine??? Well this guy was a regular lighthouse! We got along so great!!! We arranged to meet again just so we could trash talk some more.....oh can't wait!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Counting my blessings

1. Got the job at the grocery chain!!!! Just don't know when I start or where and what hours I'll be working......yeeeeehaaaaa!!!!!

2. I may not have to have Lacey put to sleep. Trying very hard not to get too excited until I know for sure. I am sad about Maggie but her medical problems were getting worse, not better. I would have prefered she live a longer life but she would never have handled the move. I am finding that Lacey is a lot more friendly and responsive since Maggie is no longer with us. I did spend most of my time with Maggie, caring for her. Lacey seems to be flourishing with the extra attention now....I didn't realize how much my attention to Maggie's needs was affecting Lacey.

3. The house I'll be moving into is really huge and has lots of space for gardening. I get to decorate my own room the way I want. Started looking at paint samples already...leaning to a kind of light sage green color. Maybe accented with blues and lavenders???? The lady I will be sharing with is into mowing and the heavy kind of stuff....which I am not, so maybe we will be a good meld??? I have decided to bring all my canning equipment with me.....and my birdhouses, and oh well.....almost everything!!!!

4. Tips were much better than usual tonight. I ran my behind off but at least it was worth it!