Sunday, May 31, 2009

Loki Sunday

Playful Loki:

A few days ago, Loki was chittering madly on the couch. When I saw what he saw, I only had a quick moment to grab the camera and get a shot through the window.

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I don't know if they were fighting or courting but it was pretty cool.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Snippets

Spent the morning running around like a crazy person, trying to get all my errands done so I can sit on my butt and not feel too guilty about it for the rest of the weekend. It is freaking muggy out there.


1. Why do people tail gate even when the car in front of them is doing slightly over the speed limit? It looks so stressful.

2. Why haven't I learned that any cat toy marketed as "guaranteed to drive cats wild" will be sneered at and ignored by my cats?

3. I have two projects going. One involves manual labor outside in the heat and the other involves sitting and reading research material. Which should I procrastinate the most on?

4. Why does Publix torment me with a "buy two for $5" on fresh raspberries? I can barely keep one package mold free before I eat them all, much less two. Yummy treat: drop a couple of fresh raspberries in a wine glass, fill with the reisling of your choice. Yumm-O!

Thor sez: I think you should play with us.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Freaky Friday

The boyz have a Twitter account.

I don't have a Twitter account.

I don't even know how to tell you how to follow them on Twitter.

It's Thor_and_Loki if that means anything.

The boyz say: First the Lowcountry, the nation, then the WORLD!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thor's Day!

Cats throwing up. Yarking is what we call it about here. There is an exact protocol to follow. First, you must yark the nastiest load on the most expensive sofa/chair or rug in the house. Then you must move down the the next level, hardwood floors, tile floors - hide those a bit so the flavor has chance to soak it real good. If a human tries to put a cloth in front of you, give it your best yark show and at the last second, turn your head and yark one inch off the cloth. Extra points for yark they don't find until barefoot coming down the hall one dark and creepy night.

Thor sez: This is not amusing.

Thor sez: Really, I don't talk about your private foibles.

Thor sez: Hmmph. You don't know the half of it. Yarks you never even see. Until I want you to.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It Could Just Be That I'm Insane

I've decided that I want a patio off the back porch. So, of course, I have to do it myself because I can. Here is what it looked like:

This is what I did yesterday:

Next I'll put something down to kill off any grass roots still lurking about. Then I'll have to level the area and put down the pavers. This will probably have to wait until the weekend when I am off work again.

Eventually, I want to get a large arch to put out there and train that jasmine to grow on the arch, not my porch rail. Then I can put a bench or small glider under the arch and have a little hide-away spot.

Good thing is I used what I've learned in yoga while doing the work. So today, instead of my back being out of whack, I'm just horribly sore in the backs of my thighs and arms. And being sore in those spots makes one feel as if they've done themselves some good.

And don't you hate it when guests stop by unexpectedly at dinner time?

I hate to break it to her, but I didn't plant a container garden this year because she and her baby ate everything last year.

And continuing the crazy theme:

Loki sez: For Pete's Sake!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Loki Sunday

Loki sez: What? It shrank!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thor Was Not Amused

With his trip to the vet this afternoon. Not even his real vet, but a stand-by vet (at the Banfield Clinic inside the Super Pets, they were all very nice and the vet really good despite the fact that she was probably about 15 years old).

But that's what you get when you throw up three days in a row. I was pretty sure it was all related to the giant hairball that come up Thursday morning, but looking at a long weekend, you start having thoughts.

Especially with Thor, who chews on things like a dog and has a penchant for eating spiders and rubber bands.

So, I just wanted a vet to look at him and rule out some sort of obstruction.

He is fine. He's already forgiven me for taking him to such a doggy place.

Loki, on the other hand, is still under the couch hissing. Why? I don't know. He's Loki.

Loki sez: He smells like VET!

Friday, May 22, 2009

May I Have a Mini-Jantrum?

"Thanks to DSS, we aren't allowed to discipline our children anymore."

There it is. The motto of lazy parenting.

Newsflash: Discipline means to teach, to train. It does not mean beat.

Stop being lazy and learn how to teach your children what you want them to be.

Loki sez: Doesn't mean the SPCA won't get you for feeding me loaf cat food instead of shredded with gravy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thor's Day!

I ought to go out of town more often. Thor has been super love-bug ever since we got back.

Monday, May 18, 2009

FPS Monday

Um, I just had to turn my heat on. I'm under a blanket with a cat on each side and I'm still freezing.

Let's go to the desert.

Canyonlands National Park, Mesa Arch

Arches National Park, Delicate Arch

Real, live (well once live) dinosaur footprint in the middle of freaking no where Utah.

Meditation is natural with such a view. Dead Horse Point State Park.

The view.

Thor sez: Excuse me, but this is Kittens on the Keyboard, not Kanyons on the Keyboard.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Loki Sunday

Loki strikes a pose.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

JanetLee Got Run Over by a T. Rex

Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah.

I know it looks goofy, but I can't fake a good scream, I have to actually do it, and screaming in a museum is sort of frowned on. I'm such a method actor.

Home now with two kittens who, once they got some loving, are now giving me the "oh, wait, we're mad at you" routine.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where in the World is JanetLee, Part 2

Up there. Whale Rock Trail, Canyonlands National Park. My favorite hike of the trip!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Where in the World is JanetLee?

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, perhaps? Oh, I'm smiling for the camera, but the hike up about did me in. I said every bad word I could remember or make up. Finally, I was reduced to telling myself, "Your ancestors were Vikings! Your ancestors were Vikings!" That got me up the straight out climing up the side of a mountain section.
Coming down was much easier. Except when twisting your ankle on uneven rock and some people find it a photo-op.
Never saw a single one. Nor the mountains lions we were told to fight off if attacked. Sure.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Lovely Friday

Going to see the Charleston Ballet's presentation of The Magical Mystery Tour tonight. We saw it several months ago downtown and they are reprising it for Spoleto.

Officially on vacation now. Will be leaving next week for Utah! Yippee!

Granny is coming to take of the kittens. I like it when she takes care of them because Thor likes her and will come out of hiding to see her.

Loki sez: It isn't that I dislike Granny, it's that you can't prove that she isn't the Fed-Ex driver.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thor's Day!

Goof ball Thor.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sad, Pathetic or Lucky?

A friend from work is having surgery in a few weeks. As part of her recovery, she'll have to restrict her activities for several weeks. I told her I'd bring her some books. She gave me a list of what types of books she likes to read.

In less than five minutes, I have filled one box and could easily keep going.

The boyz say: Who needs books? We just watch Cat TV and nap. Gets us through our days.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Feliz Cinco de Mayo!