–> My cat decided last night to bring me a live mouse. She was carrying it around by the scruff of the neck only to set it down to play with it, then catch it again. G finally caught it in a towel and took it outside. My cat was annoyed with him after she frantically searched for her mouse only to realize he took it. We tried to get her to take her toy outside but it was raining outside. The cat lives in the Pacific NW where it rains most of the time, is an indoor-outdoor cat, yet rejects the rain. At least it’s outside now…..hope it was injured enough to die. Sorry, I hate rodents, and we’ve had too many over the past year. I have tried to convince the cats to simply mercy kill, but they find mice too entertaining. Too many Tom and Jerry cartoons, I guess.
–> People online annoy the hell out of me at times. While I love most people I interact with, I often remind myself of this as well:
Because as someone who has lived this lesson one too man times, anger carries too much risk – risk that usually results in you having to eat crow regardless of whether or not you are right. It’s why I am careful how I rant – in person or online. And, now, I will step down….
–> I saw my friend’s baby this past weekend – a four-day old baby girl. Cute as can be – and giving her parents too easy of a time. They are going to get lulled into believing that this parenting thing is easy. But then again, I am the mom of one child who screamed the first four months of her life and wouldn’t sleep if her life depended on it and another child who ate every 90 minutes for the first four months. While I enjoyed them as immobile children, I like their self sufficiency more. Plus, DJ is just too much fun to mess with the older she gets.
–> I mentioned that over the weekend G constructed Chicken-traz – a maximum security chicken enclosure for our chickens who apparently like to recreate scenes from the movie Chicken Run. Ironically enough, one of our chickens is the same breed as the main character of the movie. And the fact that I can ID chicken breeds of claymation characters scares the hell out of me. Anyway, they are pissed. I don’t care. They have not breached security yet. Granted, their motivation given the wet weather has been lacking.
–> Oh and speaking of chickens, DJ wrote a poem on her first day of school about the chickens – one line says “because the roosters think they’re hotties” …. I believe this is where G would point out that I’ll be getting the phone calls from our friend the principal…..
–> I orchestrated a family photo over the weekend – my brothers, their wives, their kids and my parents. I wish I could be more open and share some of them because they are hilarious! As our family members back in Iowa said when I uploaded them to Facebook, I totally captured our family incredibly well. The goofiness, the humor, the distinct characters……the whole set is perfect even if not one picture is suitable for the type of portrait my parents had in mind. I suspect, however, that they will agree that they are better than the standard photo because we caught us in a way someone not knowing us would not have.
–> This totally summarized the warning I wanted to give people at work Tuesday:
–> And I leave you with two images. I like the idea of this one. Wouldn’t it be nice to erase those fears just by writing them down and erasing them? I do love the concept.
Creative answers will get bonus points – and may be used for my HNT quote for the week. Hmm….that could be interesting…..so answer the question – what was the best thing before sliced bread? It’s a good question.
Happy Hump Day!