Friday, November 30, 2007

holiday quiz

I'm being lazy and letting this serve as my post for the week. Busy Busy - must finish shopping and decorate. At this rate by the time I get my decorations up it will be time to take them down again.

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about emotional connections and bonds. You are happiest being around those you love.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you feel happily busy. There's so much do to and not a lot of time to do it. But you enjoy every minute of your holiday chores.

You think the holidays should be nostalgic and sweet. The holidays bring out your inner child.

Your best holiday memories are warm and intimate. You remember special moments more than gifts or parties.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Ooooh, I'm such a slacker. It's been a while since I posted last and I have no good excuse. Oh well. I'm going to chalk it up to getting ready for the holidays as well as a myriad of other minor disasters that while not particularly dramatic were rather time-consuming.
Work as always is a disaster in progress and I'm seeking alternate methods of obtaining income that do not involve receiving hate mail daily. I hit a deer last week on my way to work and crunched my poor Elvis' nose so getting him some plastic surgery has been on the agenda. Poor Forrest got in a scuffle and had a ginormous abscess on his neck that had to be drained and since he was visiting the vet - we made sure he wouldn't bring home any MORE kids. He is most disgruntled but we're bribing him with little friskies turkey & giblets to love us again. What exactly is a "giblet" by the way? Does anyone know?
Thanksgiving was celebrated on Wednesday evening at Chez feline due to other obligations. We enjoyed Turkey, dressing, and all the fixins. Then I started cooking all over again to take food out on Thursday. T-day itself was not bad. I had good company and no drama. I even got to knit a little. Feather & fan sock #2 now has a toe but I'm going to have to speed up if I expect to finish in time.
Today, I'm staying home and watching all the lunatics who think it's fun to shop on Black Friday. I usually have all my shopping done by today and spend this weekend putting up all the Christmas stuff. Have I mentioned that I'm a slacker? I'm going to go drag Larry out of bed and get busy. Hope everyone had a great Turkey day. I'm thankful for more stuff than I deserve and wish the same for you.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Three things

Three things seems to be the theme for posting this week so I'll play along.
Three vegetables I hate :
1 boiled okra
2 artichokes
3 stewed tomatos
Three veggies that I love:
1 corn
2 turnip greens
3 Tatties
It's been a busy week at Chez Feline. The wee kitties are becoming much more tolerant of affection ( as long as kibble is involved). We're still working towards them not being so skittish but all in all much improved. Work has been a three ring circus and I was saddled with being ringmaster not once but twice. Lisa & Cindy - You owe me. You may gain forgiveness with gifts of chocolate or sock yarn. Your choice. Meany Fitch was at her broom-riding best and deserves some karmic reprisals. And Jen - points awarded for trying and for pizza. On a happier note - I went shopping with my sweet baby on Friday and I got my hair did. I spent today cleaning out my closet and helping AH clean and reorganize his half. The Salvation Army will be receiving the results on Monday. I got some cooking and cleaning done and finally managed to prod Larry into cleaning his bathroom. It was an atrocious sight with furry floors and general ickiness. Much better now.
Here is Forrest with two of the three babies, Bubba and Dani. I love that Dani is a tortie and she is the friendliest and smallest.
I'll leave you with a recipe ( a la Paula Deen) that I tried this morning. It is way yummy.
Ultimate coffeecake:
16 frozen dinner rolls
1 package butterscotch pudding ( not instant)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans ( or not - make yourself happy)
1 stick butter melted.
Throw the frozen rolls in a well greased bundt pan. Sprinkle or pour all the other stuff on top. Cover it and let it sit overnight. It will be big in the morning. Bake for 30 min in a 350 degree oven. Make sure you put a cookie sheet under the pan to catch what oozes out while it bakes.
Otherwise your security company will call you to ask why your fire alarm is going off.

Three more things
1.butter + sugar + hot oven = smoke
2. never hire someone you know to monitor your security system - they make smart assed comments when things like the above happen
3. Then they don't get invited over to help eat the yummy goodness.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Still gone.

Or perhaps gone round the bend. It's hard to tell. The feather & fan socks are officially hibernating. And yet I still ogle the pretty yarns on my computer screen as if I will ever have time to knit all that is already stashed in my house. Don't tell AH. He only knows about a fraction of the whole and I've no desire to be on yarn restriction again. Twas a sad and lonely place. As I write this I hear it in my head spoken with a Scottish accent. Perhaps what I deserve since I just read Janice's post. I haven't yet progressed to spinning. The desire just isn't in me - yet. Spare time recently has been spent taming wild kittens in hopes of rounding them up and hauling them to a vet to be fixed. Pics of the wee ones to follow when the critters stop freaking out about strange noises, and movement, and curious ( tho entirely harmless) dogs, and leaves and butterflies and what have you.
The only project I'm currently making any headway on is this sweater for a coworker who has inexplicably decided to have a baby. If it wasn't such a brainlessly easy pattern it would be stalled too. You'd think she'd know better considering what we do for a living. Oh well. Mine is not to question why. Mine is not to let them die.Happy Monday peeps.