Saturday, January 30, 2010

A bevy of frustrations...

The dog chewed a shoe. One shoe to the one pair that one son possesses.

The other dog opened the door and let all the cats out. While everyone in the house was asleep. The subsequent round-up was successful, however.

Communication between Mike and I seems to have devolved into a battle of "he said...she said".


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Catching up

So I've spent the last 2 weekends trying to catch up on the blogs I like to read. Oh my gosh there's been a lot going on while I had my nose plastered to the screen of Facebook!

Not that I don't love you Facebook, because clearly I do. But sometimes nothing communicates better than a blog.

Carry on while I continue to catch up.

To blog or not to blog

I started blogging years ago as a way of emptying my head. It helps to write things down to put them in perspective, find answers, institute solutions, or just make room for more crap.

But it's hard to blog when the things that take up space involve other people. People who may not appreciate their information and problems being talked about. So what's a person to do?

I'm not sure and I haven't found the answer to that yet.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

You know it's time when...

I may have mentioned some time ago that our cat had kittens. In fact, she had kittens, five of them, in August. August 5th, to be exact. We still have the kittens. Yes, I've procrastinated on finding new homes for them. I knew I'd keep two of them, but which two? How is a person to choose when they're all so damn cute??

Mike has been bugging me since they were eight weeks old, "Are you going to get rid of these guys?" At 12 weeks old, "I'm going to have the kids load them up and take them to Wal-Mart if you don't get rid of them." At four months old, "I'm going to turn them loose outside if you don't get rid of them." And now, five months old, "Are you EVER going to get rid of all these cats??"

Now, you see, they've reached the point their personalities are really becoming evident. We have the cuddler, the trouble-makers, the independent-yet-lovey one, and the sweet little girl. I love all of them and tear up thinking about giving any one of them away.

But yesterday was a pivotal moment in the care and consideration of the cats.

I needed litter and food, two items that I must buy with GREAT regularity. Yesterday, I needed to restock both at the same time.

I bought 20 lbs of food, which will last a bit more than a week. And I bought 56 lbs of litter.

56 freakin' pounds

I'm such a bad blogger.

When I started blogging, I swore to myself I would post daily. Well, at least a couple times a week. Obviously, that never happened. And once I started on Facebook, my blog was just a memory. Should I make a resolution to blog more? No, I'd just break it. But maybe I can increase my blogging without the resolution.