I still don't have a lot to write about today. It took two days to get the kitchen and dining areas completely decluttered and cleaned; today we start on Kat's room. Wish us luck.
Rather than let this become an unintentional blog break, I thought I'd tell you about a couple of fun things we've done in the last week.
The first cost a little bit of money, but was worth it: Kat and I went to see the remake of Karate Kid.
I was 19 or 20 when the original came out and I thought it was pretty good, but this new version is much better. Jaden Smith is a great young actor and cute as can be, and we always enjoy watching Jackie Chan. Be warned that the fight scenes are more realistic than the original (read: a little tough to watch) and the movie is more than two hours long, so go to the bathroom before you enter the "thitty-er" (Kat's pronunciation of theater). You might buy the popcorn while you're there, but if you're like me, you'll sneak in bottled water and M&Ms in your purse.
The second fun thing we saw was free, and was a program called Exotic Pets R Us at our local library.
This is a local group whose animals have appeared on Letterman, The Early Show, and other TV shows. You can check out the website, Exotic Cats R Us, to see more. We saw an adorable serval kitten and a 4-month old lion cub.
But don't be fooled; it's not just about cats.
We also saw a hairy armadillo, a gecko, a boa constrictor, a marine toad, a mata mata turtle. On the cute and cuddly side, we saw a spider monkey, a chinchilla, a not-yet-grown Flemish giant rabbit weighing in at 15 pounds, and a young adult kangaroo with a (unseen) developing joey in it's pouch. My favorite of the night was the tiny fennec fox. We were told that a fox usually tries to eat a rabbit, but in this case, they eat along side each other. I wonder if that's because the rabbit is three times the size of the fox!
All of these animals were inside the library (not outside in the parking lot as I expected) and were brought out of their cages or containers one-by-one for a better look. It was a very entertaining show.
Now I just need to keep it a secret that Exotic Cats R Us has Savannah Cats. If Shane finds out about them, he'll want to spend a wad of our savings on one.