Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Revolving Door Day... No, Really!!

It's been a revolving door day.  No, really.  The cats & the children have been good & bad, bad & good in turn.  Now this wouldn't be too bad except for the fact that there are two children and four cats.  This makes six creatures circulating through ups and downs throughout the day.  Meanwhile, during this day I've been trying to help my daughter with cleaning her room by working on her laundry.  Now this is a 16 yo young lady.  I've already folded four loads.  There are still at least two or more.

My son still needs to finish his room.  They did do most of the kitchen cleaning chores.  I did have to stand over my son to get him to clean the kitty litter.  ggggrrrrrrrr  Then there were Da Boys.  They went between ignoring me and sitting on the mouse pad so I had no room (except when they were sitting on my hand!!).  Even Star decided that he should be the one typing at one point!!  Mister Kitten wanted to help Jennifer with her netbook!!

"I'm showing Jenjen The Kitty City Gazette!"

See, being nice and polite.  But later... later... later... we heard kitty noises.  Kitty fighting noises, outside.  Both Jennifer and I tried call for kitties but while the music stopped no kitties appeared.  Time for the big guns.  I grabbed shoes.  My daughter grabbed treats.  I took my walker and with the outside lights on started calling kitties again.  "What?  Mom??  Were you calling us??"  Yeah, right.  I headed toward the backdoor (totally freaking them out since I normally head back to the front).  Star went right in.  Zaphy wasn't quite sure (which was actually when I sent Jen for treats).  Once treats were involved (and Star got his first, good boy!!).  Mister Kitten had kinda roamed further away, worrying me a bit as I kept talking to him. 

As soon as Jen gave Star his treat Zaphy was right there in line for his!!  "Com'on Mister Kitten!!  Treats!!!"  At which point he looked in, saw that the other boys were getting treats and dashed into the house!!  I closed the doors and headed back around the front.  Jen very smartly had closed the window with the cat flap (easier than locking the cat flap) so that they stay inside tonight.  Whew!!

Oh, and did I mention the lovely dinner Jennifer made?  A steak with essence, herb butter, corn on the cob & mashed potatoes.  mmmmmmmmm

"Jen is learning to cook well enough to get this apron.  ::trill::"

It's an Award!! Life is Good!!

 Lookee what I got from Katnip Lounge!!  Squeeee!

1. What would your perfect day consist of?
After winning the lottery and buying a new house for us & any of the immediate kin who are grown by then, my husband & I will go to Bermuda, & hang out for a couple of weeks before coming home to build a cat sanctuary and enlarging my library.

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?
silk & linen - classic lines

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?
my cat blog, the cat's cafepress store, a wee bit of sewing for historical reinactmen

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or bare foot on the beach?
Yes... although I don't wear wellies in the woods... my shoes depend on the type of woods

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?
You betcha!!  of course, I was much much younger

6. Growing your own veggies or nipping to the supermarket?
I love homegrown but I have a black thumb, ergo I nip out to the store... fortunately my local Kroger's sells a great deal of organic veggies!!

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?
My greatgreatgreatgreatgreatfather had the city of LaVergne, TN named after him when they decided to change it from Brown's Ferry.  He was the Postmaster.  I believe it was he and his brothers who came over the mountains from Virginia after fleeing France during the Revolution.  Oddly enough, the family name is Gregoire de Rhoulac.  This made our family giggle when the town fathers bought some folx named "LaVergne" to celebrate the Bicentennial.  They were going, "Why are we here?"  our response was to pat them on the shoulder and say, "Just think of it as a paid vacation."

8. Slap up meal in a posh restaurant or fish ‘n’ chips from the wrapper?
Yes!!  Of course we can rarely afford either.
9. Which element do you most resonate with, Earth, Air, Fire or Water?
Fire!!  I'm a Leo.  Double Fire.  heh heh heh

10. Do you believe in fairies?
Absolutely.  I believe in all sorts of magic in the world.

And neeeeeooooooow!!  I get to choose five (yes that's five)
more CatMom & CatDad Bloggers to pass this along to... whooot!!


Now I'm not sure if they've already been given this award already or not, but they deserves it!!

Star's Favorite Mode of Transportation

Star started out by sitting on my rollator (walker with a seat).  I'm not sure what attracted him to it.   So one time he was sitting on it when I needed to go somewhere (still rehabbing from knee surgery).  I expected him to jump off.  Well, this happened a few times.  But then, Star realized that this was kinda cool.  Unexpectedly he started staying on the seat.  This gave him a ride all over the house.  Now I enjoy going from my bed, where I spend a large part of the day (hence the laptop), to go set out on the porch (yay sunshine!).  Star rides alongside.  Sometimes he hops down and goes out with me.  And sometimes he just sits there as I go out.  It's easier for me to just take a few steps out and in.  When I come in he is waiting there for me and back we go to the bedroom.

"I love it when mom wears this shirt.
Mom has a lot of books for me to lay on."