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RIP Lil' Al

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It has been another tough week for the Millers. We've known for a month or so that it was time for our "Little Cat That Could," Alex to leave this world. Lil' Al, as she was known after being named after Alex Rodriguez, was getting up in years (over 14) and was having increasing difficulty with the day to day activities of a house cat. It was with teary eyes that I drove back home after taking her to Kellogg Pet Medical this 16th day of July. I'm sure there will be more memories to post, but I wanted to get this one up in honor of our little cat.

Lil' Al was indeed the sweetest cat and won our hearts the minute we met her scared, wet, hungry, and cold on our back doorstep when we lived on Cameron Avenue. Amy and I didn't hesitate to both agree that Al would become our 3rd pet, joining Sadie "Pretty," and Griffey. After we brought Al in and fed her, she purred like a cat 4 times her size. That first night she spent with us, she purred the entire …

Summertime

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Well here we are, another 4th of July Weekend is upon us. It seems like a few days ago we were saying goodbye to 2009. I admit regrettably that I struggle to post to this blog regularly. The frustrating part is that I have no shortage of things to write about. In fact, I often have thoughts multiple times per day that I instantly think, "this would be something to write/blog about," but I then find myself getting too busy to find the time to write it out. To make things worse, I then find myself saying "I can't blog about Y before I blog about X, since X happened first. I then neglect to write things out pushing things further and further out. So no more empty promises or resolutions about more blog posts, or devotion to writing regularly, because I know I'll fall short. Instead I'll bust out of the chronological rut and hopefully get some stuff going. 
It has been a great week at the Miller household. Nothing spectacular has happened, no great revelations. I…