2004 was another great year. It saw the end of my 2nd year and beginning of my 3rd year of pharmacy school. I was still living in the same house downtown with Darcy, but Lynette moved out to get married and 2 more girls moved in. Rich and I were getting more serious and discussed getting married. This is the year that we got Shi^ty Kitty. For some reason I decided that no home was complete without 2 cats, so my roommates and several other girls from school and I all went to the pound one day after class. I wanted a young male cat to go with the female we already had. We picked one out, named him Ghetto because the pound was definitely in a bad part of town. A few days later I took him to the vet to be neutered and they called and told me that he was a she. So she was spayed and called Ghetto Kitty until one day when she pooped in Darcy's bed (in her defense, the door was closed so she had no way to get to her litter box) so Ghetto Kitty became Shi^ty Kitty. Although now we're going to have to figure out something else to call her since there will be a little one here soon that doesn't need to be calling the cat Shi^ty.
In November (or was it December?) of 2004 Rich and I got engaged. He spelled out "Will You Marry Me" in icing on sugar cookies, how could I say no to that!?! :) Then one of our friends ate the Y, so it just said Will You Marr Me. So 2004 ended on a wonderful note, a new shiny ring on my left hand and a wedding to plan.