May 2008

Ice scream socks

Interesting – some pet shelters are using a feline personality test as part of their cat placement efforts. You can see the list of nine “feline-alities” here. I think May’s primarily a Party Animal, with maybe a bit of Personal Assistant thrown in. Chaos seems most like the Executive, but none of the types really address how much he loves me and dislikes almost everyone else – including growling when the phone rings, and hissing and growling at visitors…

Now there’s LOLCAT IRL – I would probably be laughing too hard to walk or take a picture if I saw that mural!

Hmm – you can buy a knitted dissected frog or rat on etsy. If you’re feeling more DIY, you can buy a pattern and knit the frog yourself. Who woulda thunk it?

Wow, it’s obviously been too long since I did a reading update!

Reading Update
Strangers in Death by J.D. Robb. Mmm… Roarke…
Maiden Rock: A Claire Watkins Mystery by Mary Logue. Claire is a deputy sheriff in western Wisconsin, by Lake Pepin. This mystery was primarily about meth and meth addiction.
The Outlaw Demon Wails (Rachel Morgan Book 6) by Kim Harrison. The sixth book in the urban fantasy series about witch Rachel Morgan has some really shocking developments!
Dates from Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland. If you’re a Kim Harrison fan, this is worth reading for the prequel to Dead Witch Walking.
Like a Charm by Candace Havens. The previous books in this series have all focused on the witch Bronwyn. This one tells the story of another Sweet, Texas, resident who isn’t a witch but rather a sort of ultimate librarian.
Ill Wind, Heat Stroke, Chill Factor, Windfall, Firestorm, and Thin Air by Rachel Caine. I read Caine’s Weather Warden series straight through, in about five days – it’s clever, compelling urban fantasy with nary a vampire or werewolf to be found.
A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris. The second Aurora Teagarden mystery is another pleasant sort of read. (And completely paranormal free!)
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips. What if the Greek gods, somewhat dwindled in power, shared a house in modern day London?

Knitting Update
Back in August, I started a pair of plain socks from Trekking 126. I actually finished knitting them ages and ages ago, but just couldn’t bring myself to sew down the picot edge. Finally, I ripped back the picot and knitted some nice simple 2×2 ribbing. Ahhh…

“Oh, look – more socks. Well, I guess they are sort of stripey…” -Mayhem

“…so I shall deign to grace them with my presence.” -Mayhem

*sigh* “I suppose no other socks will ever compare to the wonder of the original stripey socks. How annoying.” -Mayhem


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Cat box turtle

Thanks for your kind thoughts, everyone – yesterday was another somewhat crazy day at work, enhanced by a migraine. Bless my migraine shots! Today – hey, at least I’m working from home, right?! 🙂

Holly’s having a “What dreams have you deferred?” contest. Leave her a comment about your deferred dream and you could win a very cute handsewn tissue cover (it has a face!).

Over the weekend, the weather was nice enough to go out walking. It’s finally starting to look like spring around here!

The grass and dandelions are thriving, but many of the trees have taken a more cautious approach – can you see how bare some of them are back there?

Hmm… I wonder if the owner of this car is into the fiber arts?

No time for a leisurely stroll, apparently…

Even the turtles were out sunning at Lake of the Isles.

Speaking of turtles…

“100% hybrid cat box turtle? Why is that funny, Mom? You aren’t making sense again…” -Chaos

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Work beat me up and left me for dead yesterday, and all you get…

is pictures of a cat with a wet head. Better luck next time? 🙂

“You can’t really tell that my head is wet and my fur is mussed, right?” -Mayhem

“Right?! Darn that tempting shower anyway.” -Mayhem

Those Cats

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Bibbity boppity boo

Whew! I wove in the ends and sewed the button on the second bib during my lunchtime pedicure on Friday. I even had enough time to drop the bibs in the mail before heading back to lunch.

I know, kinda boring. Here’s the “artistic” shot:

Lest you think that this lunchtime finish meant the kitties escaped bib free – I did finish the first bib around 11 pm Thursday night.

“Oh oh – I sure don’t like the look of that. I’m outta here!” -Mayhem

“Well, drat.” -Mayhem

“Ok, now I’m really outta here! Run away! Run away! Rampaging bib on the loose! -Mayhem


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In which I reveal the Mother’s Day card I received

Nicole’s hosting her Second Annual Bookwyrm’s Birthday Blog Bash! She’ll be offering three prizes: one each in the categories of knitting, reading, and writing. To get more details and participate, head on over by May 21.

Ok, since I decided that the bibs must go in the mail today, I stayed up way too late in order to finish knitting the second bib. As part of that, I sacrificed the time I was planning to use to write a witty, insightful post for y’all… not buying it? Darn it. (Yeah, I can wait for the snarky commentary to die down.)

Um… Look! Over there! The kitties gave me a Mother’s Day card! Wasn’t that sweet?

There were a lot of smudgy footprints on the envelope, so I’m sure it’s authentic. 😉

“Of course it is! Love you, Mom!” *purr purr purr* -Chaos

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Those Cats

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