2.17.2012

Feline Ungrace and other stories

It's 4:30 AM as I write. I am up because Maia decided to climb into the center of one of my plants and jump through the freestanding bookshelf onto the top of the shelf beside it.

Were she as lightfooted and coordinated as she thinks she is, it might have been a silent event. As it stands, she sent books flying off both sides of the shelf, knocked our Holy Family icon down five shelves to the floor, and shattered the clay vase I brought back from an Arizona trip with my sister.

I admit to having very black thoughts about the cat this morning. On the other hand, I'm getting my blog-post done early. So, there's that.

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I have an awesome best friend. Only the awesomest would somehow manage to find a Golden Snitch necklace and send it to me for my birthday.

I'd be grinning widely in this shot if I hadn't
been so focused on holding the camera still.

Thanks, MissPhotographerB!

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Despite predicted rain, the sun came out last Saturday and I planted the baby cherry tree and primroses.


I check on them far too often considering how slowly trees grow, but they're settling in well so far and that makes me happy.

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Movie I must see when it comes out: the Stephenie Meyer/Jerusha Hess adaptation of Shannon Hale's Austenland. I can't speak for Hess, but the ladies Meyer and Hale have clearly been having a blast with it.

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Writers' link of the week: Rachelle Gardner's three-part post on publishing, Kodak, and knowing the business you're in. Parts one, two, and three. Simple points, maybe, but I thought some of the analysis made a lot of sense.

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Music of the week: Chopin. I love Chopin.



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Random amusement of the week: Cats as fonts. Maia would have been a good candidate for Impact, I think. Or maybe Hurricane. Or better yet, Destroy.

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Now it's nearly six AM, though this will be posted late because I have to wait till light to get the pictures. In the meantime, I'm going to work on some writing and hopefully keep Maia—who is wrestling one of her toys all over the living room right now—from waking Lou.

Gratuitous cat picture. Too bad I didn't catch her amid the destruction.
Happy weekend!

4 comments:

  1. The cat view is that you set up Maia to look ungraceful. Plus, it's your fault to begin with because if you didn't want Maia to use one of your plants to jump up on your shelves and knock everything about & break vases, then you wouldn't have had them there. :)

    Seriously, though, sorry about your vase. Hopefully the icon of the Holy Family was okay. And toy wrestling is very important. Who knows what evil that toy would get up to if Maia didn't keep it under control.

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    1. LOL! Yeah, Maia pulled off her circus crash in the dead of night, so she managed to not LOOK ungraceful... the evidence was just against her. The icon came out just fine, and even the plant seems OK. But I walled off that shelf with some tall books, so hopefully she doesn't try to jump through it again.

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  2. I love Chopin as well :) And my naughty cat woke me up no less than four times last night, twice to bolt off the bed when a cat outside started howling...

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    1. It must have been a nocturnal holiday or something. :) Four times... good grief!

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