I slept about 5 hours in a row. Yay me!
So thi sis how I translate the various noises/postures of our cats last night:
Dixie: MOM! Dahlia won't leave me alone!
Dahlia: MOM! Dixie won't let me hang out with her!
Dixie: You're a pest!
Dahlia: You're mean!
Dixie: Just leave me alone for, like, two minutes! Oh my Gaw-aw-awd!
Dahlia: Mom! Hey! Mom! *swats me* Are you even listening!
Dixie: Shut up!
Dahlia: You shut up!
Dixie: GET OUT OF MY BOX!
Dahlia: I don't see your name on it!
Me (clapping hands once, sharply): GIrls! That's enough!
Me: Yeah, right, like teenagers listen.
Me: And now I think the cats are teenagers.
Me: But htey sorta are.
Me: And I'm talking to myself out loud because I really don't want to interrupt the ZOomies.
(SNARL HISS *cry*)
Me (racing to scene)" Who got hurt? Let me see!
Dixie & Dahlia: Mom! She bopped me!
And that was last night...
Of course, if another cat appears in the yard, they're suddenly united. Sound familiar, parents? Yep.
It's fun to tihnk of them this way. Distracts me from the rest...
I can't discuss it or I'll cry. I'm tired. I'm tired of crying. I'm tired of being ignored when I repeat the instructions given by specialists. I'm tired of pain I can't sleep through. I'm tired of some damn therapist saying I can meditate into a state of "anesthesia". (Not while I'm asleep, a-hat!) I'm tired of picking up more than I can keep up with and yet...
And I'm tired of being tired of things, so there's that, LOL. Just to be the sour cherry on top, right?
Weird fact: There was a point at which the airline industry was going to mount cameras on the plane's nose and transmit the video to the passenger cabin. So people coul dsee what the pilots did. On one of the first such flights, the plane crashed within something like 2 minutes of take -off. All such ideas were then abandoned, and never been reconsidered. Some things it's best we don't know.
If you ever saw the film "Up" by Disney/Pixar, that waterfall is real, and is to be found in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. And, yes, it reallllly looks like that. More info on the whole thing at this fun site: http://science4grownups.com/archives/2009/05/29/general/the-real-world-behind-ups-paradise-falls-530
And actor Marlon Brando debuted this date in the Broadway play "I remember Mama" in 1944. Not to be found in the film version, btw.
OK, Dahlia just rolled downstairs like a slinky, and Dixie must agree that's weird, b/c her eyes are huge and she's got that look of WTF! going... Time to find the laser pointer and occupy them so Hubby can do his thing. ("Co-parent" my butt...)
Love to all from the furry purry funtime world! (Oh, and hi from a King Charles Spaniel that we acquired about an hour ago. Has owners, just didn't answer their damn phone yet. *sigh* Trailing a broken leash, so guessing someone took the dog jogging... And kept jogging?)
I saw my PTSD counselor yesterday and complained to him about the daily intrusion of privacy and the level of noise at this rental (farm cottage)... and how every day there's SOMETHING. Between the groups of workers walking by and chit chatting in front of my windows, the ATVs zooming back and forth all day long, the workers doing work in the direct vicinity of the cottage (for example they were...
Morning Peeps - Leo may not be able to get online today so here I am. Your temporary fearless leader to start things off.It is freaking cold here today again. Getting the two windows replaced yesterday was kind of miserable. Nothing like having two huge openings in your house when it is about 30 degrees outside. They look great and the rooms are definitely warmer. Today, I have to drive...