Thursday, May 24, 2007

Four Hundred Dollars and one cent

would buy a lot of yarn!

Unfortunately, that was the tab for a lovely afternoon spent at the Santa Anita Small Animal Hospital yesterday. Scout has been acting very strangely for the past couple of weeks, so we took the old boy in for the whole spa treatment. The vet called today to say that all of his test results were really good for a 12 yr old cat. What seems to be bothering him is arthritis in his hips and back. He's going to have anti-inflammatory meds and glucosamine/chondrotin for cats. Tuna flavor, no less. I seem to be living in some Twilight Zone universe--my 16 yr old daughter is taking the same meds as my 71+ yr old step-father, and Scout and I are both suffering from arthritis. What is up with this???

One of my guilty pleasures is American Idol. Jordin Sparks won last night and she was my favorite. She is a beautiful girl with a wonderful voice. To think that her voice will only get better with age is mind boggling. My daughter, H, is a dead ringer for Jordin. She is Jordin's mini-me. Today we were sitting at the Peach having a little lunch, and a complete stranger came up and commented at the resemblance. I was really annoyed to hear today that already the criticism of Jordin has begun. Some woman from the National Society Against Obesity spoke out today and said that it was a mistake to have Jordin as the winner because she was overweight and projected the wrong image. absolute crap! Jordin is a lovely, talented young woman of a NORMAL size. It is such a shame that we continue to force the wrong body images on our teenagers. Ok, that's my little rant for today.

This is little H, before she became "Jordin." It was Mad Hatter Day.

On the yarn-y front, I am continuing to make the squares for the Larger than Life bag. I'm on the 6th square, 6 more to go.


mary said...

I heard about that criticism too and it pissed me off. Like young adult females don't have enough self-image issues to deal with, they don't know hoity toity strangers in high places giving them complexes.

Fay Lynn said...

It never crossed my mind that she would be concidered over weight. OMG what are people thinking. I agree with Mary!!