It was a long (and mostly unhealthy) day, and I’m pissy because I didn’t work out. So I will keep this short.

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The day began with a waste of time and money: a $2.43 sugar-free caramel latte from Sheetz. It took them approximately seven minutes to make and made me so jittery I felt like my eyeballs were vibrating.

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I ate the wrap I made last night for lunch.

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I met up with Liza for dinner before my assignment. This photo was actually taken last month. We didn’t take a new one because Liza was sick.

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We went to a small Italian place my cousin once raved about six years ago. I had the small stromboli. Not impressed. Not picture: the worst side salad, iceberg lettuce/frog flakes and three tomato slivers.

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I have no one but to blame but myself for my arm flab. The cannoli was almost as good as the ones I’ve had at Reading Terminal Market in Philly.

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And tonight I am celebrating my cat, Drama, for saving my mental health. I came home before I left for my assignment to grab a few things and went upstairs to the bathroom. I was shimmying my skirt up when I saw the dead mouse/mole/thing on the floor.

I was nearly hysterical, but I managed to pick it up (courtesy of three trash bags) and carry it outside. I was beyond freaked out but relieved that the cat had proven her killer instincts are worth more than chasing a laser pointer. I am also relieved she did not drag it to my bed, which I had feared ever since the day she lined her toys up beside my head while I was still asleep.

For her heroic kill, Drama was rewarded with a new toy and some treats.

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The new toy is a frog.

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It even croaks.

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This is a cat who knows she earned her keep. Well done, friend.

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