This year we kicked off the MN State Fair season on day 6 of the fair due to a poorly timed trip to Las Vegas. Nick, Kristen, Whitney, and I headed to the fairgrounds early in hopes of clear roads and clearer skies. We were not disappointed.
I’ve never been one to go out and do things by myself. Sure, I venure out alone out of necessity. After all, I can’t be bothered to find a buddy every time I need food, toilet paper, or last minute party attire. But as far as going out and doing entertaining things, going solo is out of my comfort zone.
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On a random Tuesday in November, I watched as Boo tried, and failed, to eat her dinner. She would open her mouth in an attempt to eat, but then she would pause an inch above her plate. Sometimes she’d shake her head; other times she would tilt her head sideways and chomp her teeth. Boo had never been one to scarf down her food, but it was obvious that there was something severely wrong. I called the vet minutes before they closed and scheduled an appointment for the next morning.
I gave her food all night, and I felt awful because she clearly wanted to eat but either couldn’t or wouldn’t. The next morning she ate, although reluctantly. I started to question my decision to bring her to the vet, as the last time I brought her in when she wasn’t eating there was nothing wrong with her and she fought them so hard that her previous back injury flaired up for a couple days. But that was different because she had no appetite. This time it seemed like she really wanted to eat.
Breezy blew into our lives on October 3. She’s a one-year-old tortoiseshell with plenty of tortitude. I brought her home after three weeks of seeing her at PetSmart. PetSmart isn’t a store I frequent, but I needed cat food for Boo, and I didn’t want to fight traffic to get to our independent pet supply store. I took a detour past the rescue cat cages and saw her there, sleeping in her cage. All the cats looked adorbs, and I felt for all of them, but there was something about Breezy that captivated me so much that I returned to the store four times in the next three weeks. Every time part of me hoped she would be gone, while another part wondered if it would be possible to introduce a new cat into Boo’s home. I found a post about her on Angel of Hope’s Facebook Page, and even asked for more information concerning her attitude toward other cats.
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This year for Halloween I decided to go as Harley Quinn. With Suicide Squad having come out earlier in 2016, it was quite a popular costume. Normally I go for more obscure things, but HQ looked so fun, and to be honest, I really only did it for the makeup.
The nice thing about choosing a popular character is that there are plenty of costume pieces to choose from both on the internet and in stores. Any day I can get out of using a sewing machine (which, long story, was not at my disposal) is a good day, but I did miss creating something to make the costume special.
So after watching some YouTube videos and scouring the internet for images of the movie bat and the inflatable costume replica, I decided to make my own version of Harley’s Good Night bat from the movie.
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