As per usual on Sunday, my mother and I had a visit today. I had to go to Costco so she came to St. Catharines. We first took a trip to Timmy’s, which was totally packed. After sucking back a coffee, we hit PetSmart to buy little Abby a treat for her second birthday today! Kids – they grow up so fast! We then went over to Liquidation World to buy our yearly box of food items for the local food bank. Jan took a big box back to Fonthill to donate to Pelham Cares and I will drop off a box here in St. Catharines tomorrow. I still have to look up where the drop off is around here. After wandering around the pet store, we drove over to Costco. I only had a few items to buy, so we weren’t in there for long. When we were finished and got into the car, I asked where she wanted to go next. Before she could answer, I yelled “Let’s go for a flight!” She was a little hesitant due to the wind, so I called Flight Service to get a weather briefing. The wind wasn’t bad so I then called the airport and asked them to pull out my plane. I usually don’t fly without my camera, but since it was spur of the moment, I didn’t have it with me today. I also didn’t have my aviation GPS, but I seldom get lost flying around Niagara. I figure as long as I keep between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, everything is fine! Since I didn’t take any pictures today, here is a previous picture of Vyctor, just in case you need a reminder of how cute he is:
It was quite dark out and very overcast, but no chance of any serious rain. It was a very smooth flight and we passed quite a few other airplanes during our travels. It was far too windy to fly yesterday and the airport was closed for a full week last week, so everyone was getting a flight in while they could. It was nice to see the large runway was paved, so work is certainly progressing. I think they are going to keep it closed for another week while they install the lighting and paint the runway. Fortunately, at least one of the other two runways will remain open.
After our flight, we returned to the apartment and unloaded the car. I gave Abby her birthday card and Jan gave her the little shrimp cat toy she bought her. I also then dressed Mya in the outfit I bought her for next Halloween:
The little shrimp toy is at her feet. I didn’t notice the feathers on the outfit when I bought it. Abby seems to enjoy licking feathers, so Mya got licked to death while wearing her new clothes:
Fortunately for the kitties (and humanity in general), I only dress them up for Halloween and when it’s really cold in the apartment. Mya does not seem to mind wearing her little fleece sweater when it’s cold. Anyway, we did dress them up and took them trick-or-treating to a few units in our apartment building. We first took them to the apartment at the end of the hall, to see the nice folks that live there. They have a bird so Abby wasn’t allowed in due to the fact that she would lick it to death. Here is a pic of Abby dressed up as a bee (get it?) and Mya as a lobster:
It was so nice of them to take this pic and send it to me. Also, they put some treats in their basket! I should have asked them what kind they were as the cats LOVED them! Anyway, we then visited a few more people, then brought the cats back to disrobe and gobble their treats.
You’re probably wondering about the title of my blog, well, let me explain. You may recall a previous blog entry that I posted a couple months ago. My friend from work almost got in a confrontation with an irate driver who jumped out of her car and ran screaming toward my friend. I stepped in front of my friend to protect her – I guess just a natural instinct. Well, today across from my apartment building, there were three drunk guys (noticeably drinking!) on the bench across the street. The younger guy started screaming at the older guy then lunged at him. I stayed across the street, watching in case I needed to call the cops. Well, a woman crossed the street and started screaming at the young guy. She told him to back off. The very large third guy (holding a wine bottle) stood up, screamed at her and pushed her. At that point, I have no idea how I crossed the street as fast as I did. I ran up to the guy, screaming “Don’t you lay a hand on her!” He took a few steps back, probably in shock that a little, blonde celery stick would be so assertive! He took a few more steps away from the girl. The younger guy then started yelling at her and I was yelling back that it wasn’t worth it and to walk away. The guy with the bottle told us F***ing B**ches to get lost and I told him to go sit down and stay out of it. I then told the girl to walk away to try to diffuse the situation, as the young guy was now directing his anger at her. She walked away, and the young guy called me a racist…. I’ve yet to figure out how there was any racism what-so-ever involved in the situation, but I guess drunk people aren’t very logical. Things seemed to calm down so I walked back to the apartment. Yup, my job there was done – nothing more to see, folks! Carry on!
Today’s symptoms: I was actually feeling better today than I’ve felt in over a week. I ended up with a bad headache after the flight, and I’m having some sharp body pains tonight. Still, I’m going to focus on the positives – I felt pretty darn good overall!
Posted by Lizzy McFly at 10/31/2010 6:45 PM