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Helen Fitzgeralds

Typically, Fridays are  very hectic days for me. I have Calculus in the morning, and then go straight to Brentwood Middle School to observe 7th grade math, then I usually have about two hours before I have to go to work. Last week, I got really lucky and not only had Friday night off work, but Brentwood had the day off too! So after Calculus my friends, Katie and Katherine, and I all went to paint pottery! We went to a shop called Baked Goods, which is where Katie and I always went with our friends in high school, so it isn’t a new place to us. It’s so much fun! We all painted different things; Katherine painted a Christmas gift for her sister, Katie painted a cat-treat container (The knob to lift the lid is a gold fish) and I painted a food bowl shaped like a fish for the new kitten I got later that night!

After we painted pottery we went out to lunch at Helen Fitzgeralds which was delicious! It was nice to just relax and have a day where we could all hang out and just have fun, because our schedules with work and classes never match up! Then, after lunch, Katie went straight to lunch, Katherine went home to St. Genevieve which is about an hour and a half from Fontbonne, and I went home so I could go to the Humane Society with my mom to get a cat! 🙂 [If you can’t tell, I am really excited to have a kitten!]

We got to the Humane Society and went to look at all the cats…and boy did they have a lot of cats! There were fat ones, tiny ones, old ones, and young ones …. That was a lame attempt at a Dr. Seuss-like rhyme (I should really stick to math). My mom had her heart set on getting either an all black cat, or a grey one, and we had seen a couple that she liked, but then in the back corner there was a bed with three tiny kittens all cuddled up next to each other. These were three month old kittens, and I thought for sure my mom would have liked the mostly black one, or the partially grey one…but I was wrong! She absolutely loved the one that was mostly a dark brown, with some orangeish-red stripes! I was so happy she didn’t pick a black cat, as were my siblings because our last two cats were all black!

We named our puppy, my oldest brother rescued from an abandoned farm two summers ago, Hercules,  because of that my mom wanted our cat to have a Greek name as well, so we decided on Athena! This weekend was one of the times I was really grateful to have picked a school so close to home, because I got to go adopt Athena, and play with her a couple times over the weekend, but my sister who goes to school in Rolla, and my brother who goes to school in Kansas City both are upset because they don’t have time to come to St. Louis until Thanksgiving and they really want to see her!


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