The other day I forgot to let her lick my cereal bowl
so I made an impromptu mistake :)
Let her have milk in her little bowl.
Yeah, so guess who looked at my empty bowl recently
waiting milk in her bowl!
Guess who didn't get milk despite the wailing meows.
I tell you the amount attention that cat gets...
Mat. Anna had a 'never knew that' blog today
so I'm going to do a bit of that...
1. Did you know that Cleo was not mine as a kitten?
Nope, she was a dear friend (hi friend!) of mine's
who had to give her to me due to allergies.
2. Cleo when she first lived with me hid under my gold chair
that first full day, after moving homes and countries
(she like me is a native Michigan dweller)
until I called my friend and Cleo heard her on speaker phone
and then came out from under the chair.
For the next months she would often hide until
I would sing to her, using her name
cleo, cleo how i love you, cleo cleo yes it's true
cleo cleo cleo i love you..
That was some years ago now...
3. Well, I had hid my, like so many others,
want to be a writer
dream but mentioned it recently and surprised
my blog friends.
I took creative writing courses as part of my English BA
and still want to write.
And I do write
but, well, I am more on the cautious practical side.
type with school loans and so I became a librarian.
5. Only in one of my jobs as a librarian did I actual work directly
in a library. We do a lot of diverse things,
us librarians, and I must say that is one of
the reasons I love being a librarian.
6. I really like marketing, promoting and planning library services.
7. I have a practical business side that surprised even me.
I want to know where the money is going; it shows
the priorities of the business and the library.
8. I am a very fast writer and if I do online chat
I can write whole chatty paragraphs faster
than some can write one line;
it makes for funny chats sometime.
There's Elizabeth talking up a storm while her friend
types a few lines.
In real life the same friend and I can talk equally,
it's just that I type and think with my fingers
9. I am teaching myself Excel for the job interview.
Should probably get back to that...
10. One thing I was really lucky in:
most people when they study in Canada but are from the States,
unless they marry a Canadian,
have a hard time staying here.
I on the other hand at the end of my BA,
after paying for at least two student visas,
found out that it was my legal right to be a Canadian
as I was born of a Canadian Mother.
So I got the paper work, mailed it off and 7 weeks later,
poof! Canadian and American citizenship.
I could of been both since I was an infant, apparently.
FYI it also was because of the year and time I was born
and that those laws still applied;
there are new laws for ones born after me so
it is not always that easy.
11. I ended up coming to the Orthodox church because I
was able to stay in Canada as a new but-could-of-been
The day my citizenship card came in the mail
a Chinese friend at the time (we've lost contact since)
took me out to Tim Horton's to celebrate
my getting my 'maple card' as he called it.
He then proceeded to order himself a coffee and did not
ask me if I wanted anything! So funny.
I was living in British Columbia (i.e. west coast 2 hours from Seattle)
at the time.
Such a special time in my life, those years.
It's been a good ride so far,
and I've lived in Canada full time since fall of 2004,
right after I was chrismated...
other than 6 months of my almost 7 years in the
Orthodox church have been in Canada;
my knowledge of Canadian geography is in part based
on what churches are in what province.
Crazy hey? True though.