That's Not Very Nice!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pack of Brats

Yup, I'm out from my rock for a moment! It's bright out here!

Some of you may remember that we had a cat named Charlie who lived outside, and in the garage. Well around the 4th of July he went missing. Along with his lady friend who had been lurking around the yard with him and eating his food WITH HIM, yes both heads in the bowl at the same time! Crazy stuff right there, anyway...

So Charlies friend (we will call here Mama, because she had a pack of her kittens eating Charlies food too) disappeared with Charlie, and left her tribe at our house. Now this is all fine and dandy, however, these cats are scared of people and we have never been able to get closer than about 15 feet. We have felt bad for them since Mama and Charlie took off (for Vegas presumably) and been feeding them the remainder of Charlies food. Now we wouldn't be doing this except for the fact that these are some of the healthiest kittens I have ever seen. Mama really took good care of them while she was here, and it's just a shame to see them go hungry. Yup, I am a sucker for baby animals. So I am going to try and tame them the rest of the summer, and hope to get them to an animal shelter before winter so they can make someone happy.

Point of this rambling, I don't know, just saying that it sure is a coincidence that Charlie and Mama left at the same time (for Vegas I assume) and now I have 4 outside cats to feed instead of Charlie. Thanks Charlie for dragging home your woman with her pack of brats. Way to go. We thought this wouldn't happen because you are a boy cat. Hmmm...... Times really ARE changin'.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Summer is treating me well. I have not had this much fun since I was a kid, seriously. In high school a friend and I went fishing nearly every day for 2 summers, and I never realized how much I missed it. So my friend bought a fancy pants boat this year and was so kind as to invite me to go fishing. Oh what fun! And BEER!! I have never drank as much beer in my life as I have drank this summer, and wow I have certainly wasted many a precious beer drinking years. And fishing years. I feel foolish indeed. Oh well, I'll just have to make up for it. That is if people will still drink with me. Actually, it's probably not that bad, I just tend to be hard on myself and get all self conscious about my behavior. Whatever, they can just deal with me and my shenanigans.

So that is why I have not posted in a good long while. Way too busy having fun, painting the house, and relaxing on the porch. Oh, and also reading books. I just can't get enough reading in. I am what one might call 'an addict of the written word' I just can't bring myself to fester on the computer too much lately. And that is GOOD. Very good.

I feel more and more like myself everyday, back to being my own person, not just a mother and wife, but ME again. I find it invigorating, to say the least. Most refreshing. Things need to stay this way. Sounds lame writing it, but I am, for the most part, happy again, and it feels good.