Adjusting to life with two new cats, Zipper (~6 months) and Gunnison (Gunny, ~4 years). Zipper is crazy, in a sweet kitten sort of way. She rarely sits still. She runs in all 3 dimensions, ala The Matrix, banking off of furniture and walls. Gunny is really shy still and has a chronic bladder inflamation issue. Soooo, we've been working through that. I think he's been feeling better, though, as he's been more social and cuddly. Also: now that its cold, they both sleep with us at night. Yay.
|They were not cage-mates at the shelter. Oddly enough, they really like each other.|
|So we saw the photographer and tried to run and take a group photo. This is what that looked like. Cracks me up everytime I look it. Its like Steph is trying to kill me or something.|
|Fish Creek Falls. Will is convinved that I try to kill him on our anniversaries, because we always go hiking. Hiking = sweating a ton for Will. Its kinda funny.|
So yeah, Will's grandmother passed and we flew up on the 21st for her funeral. Grandpa (her husband) passed in February and she was actually more worn down more than he was. In July, she asked to be placed in assisted living. In August, we spent a week in Idaho, mainly to say goodbye for her. In the week leading up to her funeral, I barely even cried. I think its because we already said our goodbye. But then the day of the funeral, wow. Major tears. I was ok during the funeral (it was fairly heavy on religion* and I spent most of the time thinking just how very strange religion is. One of the sermons likened a wife to a supply ship. For reals.) Then afterwards, I went to look at a quilt they had out on display - one of her best ones. Then I lost it. People kept trying to talk to me and I was trying (and failing) to not cry, so I just bolted out the church and down the street a few blocks. If I had my running shoes, I honestly would have ran for a few miles just to clear my head. UGH.
|Grandparents on their wedding day - some 66 years ago.|
|Grandpa's favorite tractor - June 2010|
We've also had 3 snowstorms. And I've lifted weights twice. Still haven't been swimming, biking, or running. hmmm.
* I am not religious in the slightest, so religion in general is really awkward and weird for me.