My car informed me that it was 91 degrees outside today. I wanted to argue with it, to say that this was simply unreasonable. But "reasonable" has little to do with the weather. It was, in fact, 91 degrees and humid, to boot. Besides, I'd spent the entire day in a third floor classroom with a bunch of sweating teens so I really didn't have much of an argument there.
Why this sudden burst of summer has inspired in me the urge to knit, I know not. But I actually busted out a repeat on the shawl once I was done with the afternoon workout.
Speaking of which, Wii Fit and I are still not in agreement regarding my current fitness level. The fact that Wii Fit is right has nothing to do with anything. I think that Wii Fit is rude to point out certain things and that it could do with a lesson in manners. Wii Fit thinks I should do more in the way of activities that improve balance. Wii Fit has said outright that I am a lopsided old lady.
I might be exaggerating just a bit, but it's hot and I'm a little cranky. I believe that Wii Fit should think before it passes judgement sometimes...
The school year is grinding towards its ending, but not nearly fast enough. The 8th graders have all begun thumbing their noses at us since they know they are short timers now. Their visit to the high school for orientation didn't help matters but I suppose we have to do it. It would be tragic if they didn't know where the restrooms are located or how to navigate the lunchroom come September.
There are still some good moments to be had, though. When I lost all patience with The Great Debater and informed him that the world didn't revolve around him, he was unimpressed. I then stated that the world actually revolved around me. That got his attention. At least enough to make him look up from his computer game for all of ten seconds to make eye contact and say:
The world does not revolve around you. The world revolves around cake.
He is not wrong. Of course, this made me want cake and I don't have any. I ate it all this weekend because I think leftover birthday cake was my right at that point. Now that I think of it, this might have been Wii Fit's issue with me over the past two days...
The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty has finally stopped crying. He wandered around for three straight days meowing in a way that would like to break your heart. At last, he managed to find some peace after discovering the nappin' basket his sister once slept in. He is now back to lolling on my feet, something I think is a little unnecessary given the current temperature here at the manse, but he's quiet and contented so I'm going to let it go.
In short, the world has moved forward and taken me with it. Every day is a little bit better and I am pleased to report that I am now past the stage where I feel the need to rail at an unjust universe that takes Very Good Cats away for no reason other than it thinks it's time. Frankly, no one can keep up that level of ranting. It is tiring. I am starting to feel some peace and knowing that it is OK to enjoy that.
The AGK and I are both so grateful to everyone for their kind words and thoughts. Those of you who have lost a pet know how much that means as we navigate the rocky road of grief. We are both doing well, although I think we could use a little less humidity right now. But a change in the weather means it's another new day and another step forward.
A little step, of course. It's hard to take big steps forward when you have a twenty pound cat on your feet...
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