Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Must Haves

This weeks Monday Must Haves are the following:










How about you?

Friday, March 20, 2009

I Have A Stalker

Really, I do.

About the time we moved in to our house, our cats started hissing; no, BELLOWING, at about 2:30 the morning on random Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We figured it was another cat and did what we could to keep the natives from getting too restless.

I'll tell you all about a specific incident, only to stress how much this was affecting our currently residing feline members of this family. It is not to be shared among anyone else but us, got it?

Picture this:

It's abotu 3:00 in the morning and I've been deep asleep for about 5 hours now. I'm snuggled warm in bed, my boyfriend's warm body beside me. Mmmm... warm boyfriend. Bed...
I digress.

Where was I? Oh, deep sleep.

I'm sleeping deeply when all of a sudden, the most horrendous noise known to man fills our house, jolting me from my dreams about peaches, tulips and whether I should marry Reggie Miller and have his love child.

To demonstrate, I have pulled this YouTube video for reference:

I cannot embed it because I'm using IE and IE is friggen retarded.

I wake up to THAT noise, only louder because it is 3 cats, in harmony. Only this isn't the kind of music I download on iTunes.

I jolt upright screaming "What happened?!"What's going on?!"GREG!" - My eyeballs have literally popped out of my head, my heart has stopped and without knowing it, I'm throwing back the covers and grabbing, of all things, my pillow, so that whatever's out there, I can throw my deadly pillow at it.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

I get out to the living room and this is what I see:

We have a peeping Tom(cat)!
Who STARES at our cats. Without fear.
Because, ya know, he's on the OUTSIDE of the glass and not stuck in a house.
Look at me, I'm a dirty cat.
What are you lookin' at, eh?
I made "Is This Your Cat" Posters, printed them and the damn cat never came back. Last week, I saw a dead cat and almost had a heart attack because I thought it was him. But it wasn't.
Smelly cat, smelly cat, where have you gone?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Has It Been A While?

Shore 'nuff, last time I posted something of actual relavance... oh wait, I haven't yet done so... Okay, well, the last time I posted something other than a "Tag, you're it!" or Contest (thanks to you, you, you, you and you! who entered and won!) was well, it was almost 2 haircuts and an orthodontist ago.

Oh, and a stalker cat to boot. (We'll get to that later)(maybe tomorrow?)

Life is good - busy, as you can probably tell by my lack of posting, but wonderfully good. Work is busy, the house is in one piece, we got some awesome snowboarding in before spring brought her wonderfully warm weather to our doorstep. All in all, life is grand.

There's the usual, bills, cleaning, laundry that never ends, but all in all, life has been fantastic.

Do you ever have those weeks where everything goes well? Sure, you have the normal snafus, but life, in general, is sunshine and roses? You have moments of clarity where you suddenly remember what life is all about, what and who are important. I have had that kind of week.

Maybe it's the weather - opening the windows and digging out my capris that, thank the clothing gods, still fit like a glove. Maybe even a loose glove...

Maybe part of it is being surrounded by wonderful friends and family. Knowing that the people who surround me are (finally) the people I know are going to support and love me, no matter what.

Maybe it's that work is better. I'm getting a grip on what needs to be done, how to do it and how to excel at it. I've made some rookie mistakes, but my uphill battle to be one of the gang is not as steep as it once was.

Maybe it's the out with the old and in with the new. Cleaning the house and packing away of all the wintery items we no longer need.

I have all of this energy to accomplish things and tackle the piles and piles of things that somehow, well, piled up over the colder months.

Whatever it is, I'm grabbing on to it with both hands and my feet (for good measure).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Because I Am The Most (least?) Creative Type You'll Ever Meet. :)

(Stolen from my Friend Jessie; I even stole it word for word for word for word! :D)

It's kind of a game for us "blogger" types.


Here's how it works: the first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me personally. What I make is my choice, but it will be made JUST FOR YOU! My choice. For you.

However, like all things that sound too good to be true, this offer does have some restrictions and limitations:


1- There is no guarantee that you will like what I make!

2- What I create will be just for you personally.

3- It will be completed sometime this year.

4- You will receive no clues as to what it's going to be.

5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange if I so desire... it may blow your mind! Or it may not. It may be very simple and predictable... but hopefully you will benefit from it!

6- You must re-post this on your blog and offer the same deal to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.


Not too bad, huh? In fact, I think it'll be a lot of fun!!

So-- on your mark, get set, GO! The first 5 people to leave a comment telling me they posted this on their blog and want to win a free, FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift from me will receive just that!!! (I will email you and ask for your address)

**Remember: You have to post this on your blog before you can be guaranteed one of the five slots!**