Sunday, September 20, 2009

First scared me, then scared the cat...

I have done all I can for today.  And just as I was working on the last set of cards, suddenly my keyboard wasn't working!  Oh no!!  Okay, I thought my keyboard wasn't working.  I tried it over in my composer and it worked find.  Hrmmmmm.  But it wasn't working where I needed it in my store.  This was bad.  This was beyond bad.  This was... dump dump duuuuum!... ssssserious bad.

So I pulled out the big guns.  Yes, I was worried enough.  Tired enough.  Not Thinking Enough™... that I pulled out the compressed air.  Now, mind you, Star is ensconced not more than 20" (for all the engineers out there, yes, I measured... yes, I'm like that) from the keyboard at the time.  This was Bad.  Very Bad.  Really Really Really... BAD.  Of course, I put my hand between the keyboard and Star.  But nothing, and I mean nothing, gets a cat like the sound of something spraying.  It sparks Terror in the hearts of cats.  Don't ask me, I don't get it either and I've been living with them for 48 years now.

So he goes supersonic speed OFF of the chair, hitting the corner of the doorway to the approximately 16" off of the floor for a loss of 2" from the height of the chair (yes, I measured again).  I'll bet you anything I'm going to have to track down more treats.  Now if I can just remember where I left them.

Storewise, I'm getting of the 'puter but I did manage to get three sections started with three graphics in each one.  Each section will carry the same graphics but each sections will have different items.  For example, if you go to Winter Holidays, you'll see three gateways... each one leads to a different type of product stock (does that make sense?  I'm exhausted at this point!)  sooooooo...

Winter Clothing has your shirts, sweatshirts, kid & baby shirts
Winter Gifts has mugs, mousepads, aprons, coasters, ornaments yada yada yada
Winter Cards has cards with the first set being blank and then A-D each having a different message inside.  Oh! and two postcard types... vertical & horizontal

Now this is just the general "Season's Greetings", "Happy Holiday" section.  I'm also planning "Hanukkah", "Christmas", and "Kwanzaa" sections.  Christmas will probably be the largest simply because I have so many Santa kitties ready... there are at least two very evile ones asking Santa... no no... not gonna tell ya!

So... something to leave you with?  Hmmmmm.... Oh yes!!  From the Medical Expressions section... which I will work on sometime... as I will with all of the sections... but this is one that I came up with when I looked into my morning med box which has fiber pills, fish oil, glucosamine, vitamin, magnesium (prescribed), plus all the other prescribed meds I have to take ::sigh::  I said something about this to someone else later and they said "That would make a great shirt!  I want one!!" so what could I do??

BTW Never, ever, ever take medication that hasn't been prescribed for you.  It can KILL.
(moi?  mince words?  naaaaaaaaaah)

Have a good night/day!

Teenagers, Winter Holidays, Thomas, and the wailing of Zaphoid.

The teens had a blast yesterday.  Last night Thomas slept with me and evidently wouldn't allow any other cat on the bed.  No, he's not the Alpha Cat in the house.  NoooOOOooo, not at all!  Harumph!  ::chuckle::  I did manage to squeeze in a cuddle with Star this morning while I rested and Zaphoid put in an appearance.  Although I think he was just checking in to see if I had any treats.

Lately Zaphoid has taken to hanging out on the steps leading to my daughter's bedroom and meowing piteously.  Mind you, he's a Siamese mix so his pity cry is... quite dramatic.  If he could manage it, I think he'd hold his paw to his forehead and look for a fainting couch.  No, really.  He's that bad.  He'll stick his head through the railings and look all emo and crushed at us.

Oh please!  Please!  ::paw to forehead::  Won't someone help me!!  I can't get into the room of she who loves and adores me.  She, whom likewise I love and adore.  The one whom I wish to cuddle up with and purrrrrr!  Woe is me for I can not enter into her chamber.  Meeeooooooooooowwwwwwwww"

Anyone but Jen, "Zaphy, her door is open.  You can go right in."  [repetition of wailing]  "No, really, look!  See!  Her door is open.  You can go in, Zaphy."  ::he looks over his shoulder at the open door::

Neeeeeoooooo!  You don't understand!!  I can't get innnnnnnn!  Oooooh wweeeeeeooooooooeeeeee is mmmmmmmmmmeeeeeee!etcetera.

"Zaphoid Beeblebrox!  Jen's door is open!!  Just go in the door!!"  About this time we get disgusted with him and leave him or Jen shows up and he goes, "Oh! Oh!  I can get in neeeeeoooow!  Look!  The door is finally open!"  Whereupon everyone shakes their heads.

I'm getting ready to put up the general Winter Holiday section at the store.  This section will have "Happy Holiday", "Season's Greetings" "Peace on Earth" etcetera.  And yes, there will be shirts, mugs etcetera as well as cards but I'll put the cards and ornaments in first and I think I'll set the shirts into their own section under the section of each graphic.  Preview time!!