Saturday, December 29, 2012

Faye the cat

My husband and I had been discussing a pet for quite some time. We love dogs, but we want to wait until our son is older. We looked at hamsters and other small animals, but they don't have a long life span. Birds are too noisey... and we are done with fish at the moment.  A cat, we decided, would be perfect. Something to snuggle- but more independent than a dog.

We went to Petsmart today to see their selection. We looked at the first cat, a beautiful calico, but she seemed nervous with our son. We looked at her paper, and she was 10. While I feel bad for the older cats- we wanted one our son could grow with. So, we kept looking. The next window had a beautiful black cat. Small and gorgeous, two years old, and stared lovingly at all of us. We asked to meet her. She was perfect!

We filled out all of the paperwork, and were delighted to know we could bring her home today! We rushed around the store to buy all her needs, then took her home.

Faye stayed in her crate for a long time. I left the door open and set it near her food and litter box. Hours later, she finally started to explore. She lets me pet her and purrs, but she loves to hide! I hope she likes it here, we are already in love.

For those unaware, petsmart stores house rescue cats from local shelters. ♥

Friday, December 28, 2012

my 2013 resolutions

New Year's eve is right around the corner. I've been putting some thought into a few things I'd like to work on for the new year!

1. Be as stylish as my advice
Lets be honest, I can read magazines and keep an eye on street fashion- and share with others what would help them look fabulous- but I'm starting to feel like I should be putting more effort into my daily look.  As a stay at home mom, I don't dress up often. One thing that will help get myself put together more often? Well, resolution #2 of course!

2. Have more fun out with my son
We went to breastfeeding group weekly this past year- but I feel like I should be socializing him more.  This means play dates, classes, and whatever else I can find! He always sleeps better after going out, and I want him to meet some new friends, as well as hang out with the ones he's made this past year more often.

3. Have more date nights
My husband and I have only gone out twice since our son was born. We love spending time with him, But I feel like we need to keep our marriage a priority too. We don't even have to spend money! Even if we left him with Gammy to go watch a movie at home, or go for a walk in the park, a little alone time will do us some good!

Do you have any resolutions for the new year?