Afternoon: Excellent time with Rich and Shelly at awesomely tacky Auburn SuperMall. Shopped at Disney Parks outlet (overstock from Disneyland), found final four blown glass ornaments from 50th anniversary set (have two, couldn't afford rest on last trip) for half price. Saw "Nightmare before Christmas" in 3-D.
Evening: Utter shit. Hit beautiful white stray cat on way home. When got out of car to try and save cat, saw cat's mate run away. Cat died in car on way to emergency vet. Never had this happen before. Really can't stop thinking about it. Sick to my stomach and can't get imagery out of my head.
Still, heard from cousin Steph this morning, and she got in to UW for medical school, which is freaking incredible. So proud, especially as 1) she took time off to volunteer in three countries, went back to school to do pre-reqs and worked while doing so and 2) is first person in family to go to med school. Christmas this year will be full of celebration. Need to think of suitable present. Briefcase? Wingtips? Old fashioned doctor's bag? Hmmm.
Please, though, say a little prayer for the kitty. I'll do the same.