Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Kittens. Sweet smooshy fluffy purr-y Kittens
A cat decided to make the space underneath one of my windows a maternity ward. And there she had 4 of the most precious little furries you ever did see. I however am not in the market for a cat, much less four of them. So, I contacted my vet who takes in stray cats and made sure they had room. The kittens were very social and crawling all over the Things at every opportunity. The Momma was another story however. She was hissing and Ffftttsss-ing (sound it out, you'll know what I mean) any time someone came within 5 feet of her. How the heck do you catch a cat like that? Alas, I did not have to. She left. I took the kittens in to the vet. They were all in their new homes within 2 days. But then the Momma came back! She has been crying outside my house every night for a week now.

To-Do List
I have a rather long to-do list and it seems I'm going to have some unanticipated spare time to work on it. I was laid off last week. Surprisingly, I am NOT freaking the hell out. I know that I should be, but I'm not. I've got resumes out already and for the moment I'm enjoying my severance and working on some projects around the house. I've done a major "spring" cleaning, and weeded my flower beds. By the end of the week I should have Thing1's room complete which includes painting and putting in new flooring. Next week I will do Thing2's room. But then what? I need more projects. I could tear down a couple of walls and put in a dance floor complete and a spinning disco ball. Or I could get a job. Yeah, that might be for the best.

Cheaper by the half dozen?
Last weekend SM and I took our herd of children to a beautiful county park for a picnic and some hiking/rock climbing/cave exploring. It was FANTASTIC. I have to admit that the more time I spend with the entire crew together, the more I miss it when we are all apart. Between the two of us, we have SIX children. It's a bit chaotic. It's a lot loud. And it just feels right.
And on that note, I have completely fallen in love with Photoshop. With it I was able to turn a photo that would have otherwise bordered on child porn into a fantastic action shot from our weekend. I have been telling Thing2 that he MUST wear a belt for years now. However, he seems to think I am a drooling loon and have no idea of that which I speak. Thus, his southern smile is flashing the world on a somewhat regular basis. But thanks to the wonders of photo technology, Tyra Banks can turn otherwise horse-faced young ladies into models and I can post a picture of my son without getting arrested.

Happy Tuesday My Loverlies!


Renaissance Woman said...

You sound good...I'm glad that the lay-off hasn't got you down. I'm sure a new job will be right around the corner. In the meantime, remember that I am doing a remodel project and you could come help. ;)

Kittens look cute! I'm sad for the mom...maybe your vet has an idea of how to catch her and help. Poor mommy cat.

SP said...

You'd have to put up me and the pup. And we're both a handful. ;)

Deb said...

Oh, kittehs! I wish I could adopt one..I would feed it and pet it and clean up...uh, nevermind.

Loving your blog! said...

That sucks you were laid off. Thank goodness for the severance package. Does this mean more glorious blogs from the wonderful, talented, beautiful...do you see I am buttering you up....Ms Sassy Pants????

OOO don't toy with a girl like that! I love reading your blog :)

Good & Crazy said...

Wait. Who's SM, and could you freak out a little bit about the job thing? I'm freakin' for you over here! Good luck. I linked you yesterday, just didn't have time to tell ya!

SP said...

Thank you all for the support. I was down this morning but got a phone call asking me to take my aunt to her chemo appointment. Perspective.

Good and Crazy: SM is SexyMan, my boyfriend.

brightmyer said...

Our tabby cat gave birth to 4 kittens, 2 months ago. We're having trouble parting with them, especially since the hubby and the daughter have named them!
This is my first time on your site, compliments of AllMediocre!