zyzyly (zyzyly) wrote,

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March 6--Territory

mook's territory

After we put in the tile floors last year and put down an area rug, Mook has staked out her territory on one of the rug corners. She likes to sit there when the tv is on, and when the tv is off she sits there and looks off toward the dining room. It is pretty much in the middle between her scratching boards and her food dish.

Today she was rolling around on her back. She likes to do that when she is happy. She doesn't really want to have her belly rubbed or anything, she just likes to roll. I don't think she was expecting me to take a picture, though. Cats are so awesome.

I asked Malida how her work colleagues liked the cake I baked for their pot luck. She reports that it is all gone, which is always a good sign. They seem to have pot lucks quite a bit--once a month or more. In the 4 years I have been working with the nursing faculty, we have had two, not counting the ones the students have. Maybe it is because the students have them so often that we don't feel the need to do so. No social gatherings like Christmas parties either. When the semester ends, everybody takes off in different directions.

I will be traveling with two of the 2nd semester teachers to New Orleans for a few days next week. The school is sending us to a conference about our upcoming accreditation, and is paying for everything. One of the colleagues suggested we needed to plan out our extracurricular activities in advance. I'm looking forward to it. I won't have much time to sightsee, but I will get a couple of good meals in. This will be the first time I have been back in New Orleans since Katrina.
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