Friday, April 10, 2009

Minky Updates...

Hello! Since Camille wanted some updates, here's the latest in the land of Me:

Eustachian tube disorder (ETD):

The Eustachian tube is a hollow structure of bone and cartilage that extends from the middle ear to the rear of the throat. Because of a lifetime of sinus problems (and problems with my left ear) I am now the proud owner of this disorder. Here's what they say about fixing it:

Your ETD may be something that you were born with, or it may be caused by tissue inflammation. The problem may or may not be correctable. A diligent ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) could take a number of approaches to try to correct the problem, but there are no guarantees of success.

So, at least I've got that going for me.

Babysitting a cat:

This is Kuzya. He belongs to a family from Russia. Right now the Mom and the kids are in Russia visiting their grandparents. The Dad is here at UI but is traveling most of the time and then will be joining his family. So, I'm babysitting. Kuzya is very mellow and very sweet. He was sleeping under my bed just purring away. I'm glad he seems to like it here.

When the family takes him home on October 1st I'll have to go out and get a cat of my very own. Maybe even a Russian Blue like I've wanted for a while!

And finally:

My seeds are growing! I've planted tomatoes, jalapenos, mini cantaloupes, lavender, lemon balm, strawberries, and chamomile (in the photo). Dan also gave me two small spinach plants.

It's fun watching them grow.

So, that's what I've been up to. I mean, other than school, church, my two jobs, etc., etc.

Thanks for listening...and, Camille, thanks for being curious!! I love it!


Jay and Camille said...

OH I want a garden! Your ear thing sounds miserable. I'm so sorry. Thanks for the update, you will have to continue to rub in that you have a garden and show me your harvest!

Kylie said...

Thanks for the update, Maaike. Your kitty is really cute. Glad that you are enjoying him. :)