For some mysterious reason, my comments aren’t being mailed to me in a timely fashion today. I will reply to them as they show up, but don’t worry if you don’t hear back from me as quickly as usual!
Amanda of bookwormknits is looking for recommendations for good tv series to get from NetFlix. Leave her a comment by July 14 and you could win some yarn and goodies.
Carole is having a contest – guess how many ounces of fiber she’ll spin during the Tour de Fleece and you could win a fibery prize. Leave a comment with your guess by July 29.
Thank you all so much for your well wishes. Probably I will be having surgery, but I’ll know more after I actually meet with the doctor in a few weeks. At this point, surgery sounds like a very good thing to me. But! We’ll worry more about that later. Onward.
Unscrewed by Lois Greiman. Definitely worth the $0.69+tax from the thrift store, but I don’t know that I’ll bother reading any of the other books in this series about an LA waitress turned therapist. Heck, this book spent so much time covering what was in the previous books that I don’t feel the need to actually read them.
About Face: A Bill Damen Mystery by James Calder. I didn’t enjoy this book nearly as much as Knockout Mouse (which I read last week). Knockout Mouse seemed to balance the mystery and Damen’s personal life much better than did About Face, which focused much more on the case.
Spanish Dagger by Susan Wittig Albert. The latest China Bayles mystery was an enjoyable read. China owns an herb and tea shop in small town Texas and just can’t seem to avoid solving mysteries.
Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy. What can I say – I’m a sucker for well-written urban fantasy. This book features Joanne Walker, who, besides being a mechanic and an unwilling cop, discovers that she’s also a shaman coming into her power.
Yikes, I’ve been meaning to post thank yous for a while, but I didn’t realize how long it had been… Apologies! At the end of May, I won a contest over at Moonfrog and Becky sent me a lovely skein of purple Cherry Tree Hill (this picture does not do justice to its lush purpleness), a cute keychain sock blocker, some coffee, and a really neat card that you can’t see behind May’s noggin. Thanks, Becky!
“I wonder if this is grape?” -Mayhem
Elspeth and I share a powerful love of music and we regularly exchange mix cds. Elspeth sent me a very cute sheep pencil bag and notebook, along with a cat mix and a Project Spectrum black/red/metallic mix. (With a more recent bird mix, she included some great yarn-themed stationery, tragically not pictured here.) Thank you, Elspeth! May was quite taken with the pencil bag.
“It has a me-sized sheep on it!” -Mayhem
“What do sheep taste like?” -Mayhem
“It isn’t a very lively sheep, is it? Do you think I squished it?” -Mayhem
50 thoughts on ““The kitchen table is not a kitty superhighway!””
My friend had the surgery. It gave her such relief. Good luck!
Yikes! That bad? Hope all becomes well again and your back to normal, or would you rather paranormal? ;o)
That sounds serious but if you’re looking forward to it??! What do I know! Whatever happens, hope it goes well.
Silly, May! You killed the sheep.
Hee hee, May did a squishy!
Sending good vibes your way ~~~ !!!
Oooo…Cherry tree hill…droooool…..
If surgery sounds good, then I hope you can get it done fast! My sister had a little outpatient surgery for a “woman issue” and she recovered very quickly and feels much better. We’ll all be thinking of you. 🙂
Sometimes surgery is the best option. Scary, but true. Feel better soon!
Sorry about the surgery but if it brings relief then I think it must be a good thing. Thanks for linking to my contest.
Yeah, I hate it when an author fills up pages and chapters with the previous books and neglects to include some vestige of new and novel material in a, well, novel.
Wanna bet? The back of the couch and the double bed are best bets here. Closets are magnetic–we promise.
Well, keep us posted, because enquiring minds would want to visit you at the hospital and bring gluten-free treats. Yet another stop on the Summer of Fun! For me, that is.
Chris- Do what you need to do to feel better.
Doesn’t sheep in french sound classy? Mouton- so cute.
Just like Monsieur Chaos, and Mademoiselle Mayhem.
Will it be Outpatient?
I love how the kitties bend their heads over what interests them – like they are so busy!
Silly silly catchen! You have such good treats there.
I rilly rilly hope you’re feeling at least some better today….
You read the most eclectic books…
Hope that the doc is able to sort everything out for you.
Sorry about the surgery. You know it’s bad when surgery seems like a good thing. Hope you’re feeling better today.
Well it is a very flat sheep, May.
Hope that you’ll be all fixed. I love the sheep pencil case! 🙂 May has good taste.
Oooh, I will be crossing my fingers for you with that surgery!!
I got an incredible satisfaction from throwing all of my tampons & pads in the garbage can. I really wanted to create a bonfire, but I restrained myself.
Thinking only the best of thoughts that IF surgery is the only option it is quick and you’re back on your feet in record time. And that it happens sooner rather than later!
What kitty superhighway? I expected photos!
(May, you squashed the sheepie!) *wink*
I hope that you have a wonderful doctor and that you won’t have to wait long for the surgery. The prizes are wonderful and your kitties are adorable, as always.
That yarn looks so soft, it’s shiny.
Can you tell me again what you do for Chaos’ chin acne? I can’t get rid of Petey’s for the life of me.
i am sending you good vibes for your health and that all will go well surgery or not…
i think May needs a sheep that moves around lol something that she can chase…don’t worry May that sheep was already flat 🙂 (don’t you love how people talk to your kitties like they can read?) lol
S’Ok Mayhem. I think the sheep was flat before you sat down. Look on the bright side. He’ll be easier to catch!
I think for ‘available at most lys’ brand yarn, CTH is my favorite for color, hand, etc. Love the little turq. sheepy bag! I need one!
I hope the surgery clears up the trouble!
Love the goodies, and Elspeth is such a sweetie.
Sheep bag sheep bag! Such nice things in the mail, and such a nice May to play with them for the camera!
I hope all goes well, with or without surgery.
I hope all your medical issues get resolved satisfactorily.
Lovely stuff! (even though May squished the sheep) I have the CTH in that purple also. It is a gorgeous color.
Why didn’t we think of a Black Sheep Boy project/swap back two years ago when it was timely?
Having had my female issues surgically resolved, I know that relief can be in sight. All best wishes Chris!
Now I must tell you that every since I started reading your blog, I have voices for May and Chaos. I totally hear hear calling him “Big Kitty!” I should get a life probably…
Well, if it should go that way, may your surgeon have a steady hand and excellent sewing skills, may they give you the good drugs, and may the cats not tread on the affected area.
I love the sheep pencil bag!!
I’ll be thinking of you in two weeks. 🙂
Hey, I’ll send you a mixed CD anytime.
OMGosh! May! You squeeshed the cute fuzzy little sheep?!? j/k
Feel better my dear, sending fuzzy prayers your way.
Oh yeah, surgery. Moving on. Nothing to see, nothing to tell. Well hopefully. Crossing fingers for you!
Aw, sheep and Mayhem. What could be cuter?
Urban Shaman sounds good.
I wonder how you say big black kittie in french – must ask the boy.
Hope you’re feeling better soon!
Wow! I’ve missed so much good stuff these past couple of weeks! I esp. like the kitties watching TV! That chair pic is priceless!!
Don’t you just love pencil bags! You can use them for so many things!! And yours is kitty approved too…
What a fun pencil bag and notebook! As usual, your captions are priceless!
Good luck Chris. My mom had similar surgery when she was 16 (all of one and 3/4 of the other-gone!). Nice pkgs!
I couldn’t remember what sheep stuff I sent you from my local Japanese dollar store so I bought you a similarly themed water bottle/project bag, but you just might lose it to Mayhem so maybe I should find a new CD accoutrement …
Feel better soon!
I just read a book called
See Isabelle Run by Elizabeth Bloom. Have you heard of/read it? I thought you’d like it!
My cats disagree with your title “the kitchen table is not a kitty super highway”… which would be one reason we don’t have a kitchen table anymore (well that and the lack of space in the kitchen). For the record, everywhere is a kitty superhighway here… or a road course in NASCAT 🙂
Good luck with the health issues. I hope you feel better soon!
And just so you know, the kitchen table *is* a kitty super highway. Chaos told me so. :g:
I’m sorry you’re looking at surgery to resolve your health issues, but hopefully it does the trick.
All tables are the cats’ property, aren’t they? Ours sure seem to think so.
Hope it all goes well for you, and that the surgery (if necessary) makes you feel lots better.
I haven’t been getting my comments notification at all [ or a couple dribble in weeks after they were made ]
Either way it’s driving me crazy.
ahhh love the sheepy pencil case!!!
You’re welcome! It’s good to know that everything is kitty approved at your place. 🙂
Good luck and blessings with your surgery! Oh, and Urban Shaman is going to be next on my book list, as it’s on audioâ€“â€“whoopee!