Monthly Archives: April 2009

Kitties get mail

A text message from Bethany:

The cats got mail and Mitchell loves the smell of it!

I laughed so hard I thought I’d split a seam! Kitties waited until I got home to open it up.

I suspected who it was from, I was right. Crazy Auntie Cookie. She’s a cat lady way deep down inside, I have a feeling.


It's not a bomb, Mom

It's not a bomb, Mom

Smells so good!

Smells so good!

I am in Loooooveeeee

I am in Loooooveeeee



Myron says "Thank You, Auntie Cookie!"

Myron says "Thank You, Auntie Cookie!"

Mitchell says "Mmmmffrrrrrmmmfff", which I believe to be "Thank you, Auntie Cookie"!!

Mitchell says "Mmmmffrrrrrmmmfff", which I believe to be "Thank you, Auntie Cookie"!!

Thank YOU, Cookie. You made the day of 2 fuzzy ones.


Stash Sale.
I’ll be adding more over the next couple of days.



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I have heard the word “Swine” more times in the last 2 days then I have my entire life all together. Srsly. Swine. Swine. Flu.

I write my fair share of emails. I used to write more but I’ve become a semi recluse as of the last couple of years. (Or? Life just keeps barging into my fun life! The nerve!) My usual signature is this:


Except with Norma. It has morphed into :


It happened by accident, I don’t even remember how and we have kept it. Not only is it our “Secret” signature but I also imagine that it means love and kisses. But that can change to match the day.

Anyway, I was writing an email at work to a co worker, a man, a younger man (not too shabby to look at either) and I automatically signed


Luckily, I caught myself and erased it and sent it along. And then? I couldn’t stop laughing. What if I had sent that email? He would probably start avoiding me like the plague. Or hit me up with a sexual harassment suit.  Still funny, though.


I crochet! Imagine?

I crochet! Imagine?

With good friends by my virtual side I crocheted a circle. A round shape. I know it’s not too thrilling for you but for me it is BIG. I could not get the hang of the first round. I felt like it was all willy nilly, just sticking the yarn in wherever it landed and hoping it makes it to a round shape. I felt messy and uneven. But Maryse put me at ease saying that is the way it’s supposed to be. Then after a support call from Margene, I tried again. It’s not perfect. Not even close but it is a circle. I couldn’t be happier.

I’m trying to make potholders for the potholder swap. I’m not sure that it will come to be. That small round shape made one wrist cranky and achy. An achy breaky wrist. Not fun.

Neither are cat scratches. But that is neither here nor there.

Mitchell is still loving his tv time. And YES, Carol, we did indeed DVR a show for him. I bet soon he’ll be working the remote without our help! haha

I saw this over at Nora’s.

My Ten Words:

  • patient
  • messy
  • hil-freaking-arious (only kidding. I couldn’t resist)
  • empathetic
  • sarcastic
  • broke
  • creative
  • smahht (for you non New Englanders: Smart)
  • mommie dearest
  • non diet coke drinker

Fine. Some of them were more than one word. Sue me. Here’s another:

  • wordy


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Doing my part to save the economy and a tv addiction

Yesterday, I heard words that I never really thought I’d hear until my (terrible , horrible, very bad) stove died it’s last painful death with no hopes of resuscitation. Andy all of a sudden said to me “let’s go buy a new stove”. Huh? You talking to me? Me in my pajamas, vacuuming, laundrying and various other Saturday fun times in process.

A person can shower and get ready very fast when they want to, I’m going to tell you. The mood may have passed and we canNOT have that.

I had a couple of conditions. It MUST have a radiant ceramic cook top, a 5th warming burner as a bonus and a huge oven. Thank you, Kenmore.

On May 4th my new stove will be delivered. I wonder what meal I should christen it with . (And? As a bonus? If I bake anything in the next week that spills over, I will leave it! )

Just doing our part for our world economy. It had nothing to do with me at all.


Mitchell has become quite addicted to television watching. I kid you not. Yesterday I had to turn the tv off so the CAT would stop watching. Srsly. How whacked is that?  Click to see a video of Mitchell watching funniest home videos, the program that we taped for him. It wasn’t the funniest of all the watchings because he has been known to jump full bore at the tv to get the cat or the anchorman’s hands or whatever catches his fancy.

This is a problem I could have never anticipated.  Hopefully he will burn himself out on this new obsession. Right now, he has finally fallen asleep (in front of the tv, of course). He’s kind of taking after Andy now. (heh)


The weather is FINE here. We have a taste of summer. I’ve gotten to wear my new Birkenstock sandals, the trees are getting buds, tulips are blooming. Spring is welcomed here!

How’s your spring coming along? (Or your autumn if you are on the flip side.)


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What I am knitting, warming certain anatomy parts and a poem. (And? For the life of me, I cannot get the font to change back for the first stanza of the poem. WordPress just about kills me some days!)

Can we imagine, for a minute that it is April 1st today? Please. Just go with it, okay.

Today’s entry, April 1st.

So many guesses for the knitting! One of you got it right! Jo, formerly of Boston, currently of my town (want to go to lunch this weekend, Jo?) said, and I quote:

I’m not sure, but if it’s for Andy then you’re a very lucky woman.

The innocent in me thinks she means gloves. But? I’m sure she is talking about a warmer of a certain sort. CLICK HERE FOR LINK .

This is the time when I would yell out…APRIL FOOL!!

I am not knitting a willie warmer! I do not have that *ahem* item of anatomy but I have never gotten the impression that cold is  problem for *it*.  But I may be wrong and correct me if you know better.

What am I really knitting? The Mars scarf, of course.

This is for Stacey:

snickers for StaceyBut she has to share it with the others who guessed correctly!

So, the Mars scarf. Can we talk? That scarf is…erm….the balls. (Sorry). The pictures do not do it justice. I saw it at the Twist Collective trunk show at Yarns in the Farms (with the wonderific Carol!), falling in love with it. It has a shawl collar which lies really nicely around the back of the neck and will  be super  warm with the cold New England Winds! Love. It!!

You know what else I love?

~A long weekend. Monday is Patriot’s Day, a Massachusetts holiday! 3 blissful days off from work!


The big yellow one is the sun, er, the daffodils

The big yellow one is the sun, er, the daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company!
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth~


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Guessing can be fun

do you know what it is?

do you know what it is?

Want to guess what I’m knitting? (who grumbled “no”?) There it is.

Want a couple of clues?

Clue the first: It is dark blue. Navy in fact. Which is the color of the sample in the pattern.

Clue the second: I am knitting it.

Clue the third: With some yarn.

Clue the forth: What it is NOT:

it is NOT a cat saddle blanket

It is NOT a cat saddle blanket. (yes, Mitchell is chewing the yarn)

Clue the fifth: My love for the pattern/ yarn combo is out of this world.

Clue the sixth: I have not seen another knitter making this. Of course, I do not know EVERY single knitter.

Do you know?

Want to guess?


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The cat drinks water. See the cat drink.

Mitchell likes to dip his paw into a cup to “drink” water.



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It was a dark and stormy afternoon~

Thank you all for sharing jokes with me. I hope they brightened up your day too. I loved them all but of course, only 1 can win. The winner will win…..THIS:


A good prize if ever I've seen one! (Myron says: "I don't pee on the furniture or floor anymore! I am a good catch if I do say so myself!")

He’ll be arriving on Dene’s doorstep soon! Watch for the jumping box, Dene! I’ll include some food and a couple of mousies! I’m sure Myron will fit right in with her cuties, Nikki and Andi!

Dene’s joke?

What does Kermit the Frog and John the Baptist have in common?


Their middle name.

So simple in it’s simplicity!


Now? For a wee bit of random!

  1. It is raining harder than I’ve seen it rain in a long time. Bring on those May flowers!
  2. I had to buy some pansies in a hanging pot to put on the porch. I had enough of no color outside. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to see color out. Side.
  3. We are having french toast for dinner. Every now and then I love to have breakfast for dinner!
  4. I have been “finishing” the dimorphous mittens for about 2 weeks not. Perhaps tonight will be the night?
  5. Just when I have accepted having to wear cheater glasses to be able to do something silly like, you know….READ, I start to break out along the bridge of my nose because of wearing said glasses. I’m sure you will agree that it is NOT fair at all.
  6. Mitchell loves to eat animal crackers. I have to imagine that he is imagining a world where he can actually eat Myron.
  7. I am Diet Croak free for 2 weeks now.
  8. Oh, and Myron really is NOT the prize. Just in case you think I may be mailing him off.


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