Monday, June 9, 2008

I'll take Authors for 2000 Alex.

Today has been quite interesting, but at least we're tornado-free and loving it. The sky was quite green last night, and it was very windy... as for today, it was very windy too, but they've dropped the severe thunderstorm warning for now. I finished reading the new Patricia Cornwell book, and I know that it's being toted as a very good read; but I just can't seem to enjoy her writing lately... so I'm off and already reading another book. The book in question being Phantom Prey by John Sanford. I haven't read any of John Sanford's books, but this one does seem interesting so far... I'm only 47 pages in, so the plot is just starting, but so far it's engaging.
The cats have been sprawled out again today. (Poor things). Mocha (pictured above) has been my shadow today. She loves it when you crinkle a piece of paper up and make it into a ball. She's the most sporty of the cats, she'd definitely recruit the others for her hockey team. When she's not playing hockey, she's trying to give you a lip or nose piercing which is not pretty at all. :) Regardless of that fact, she's a total suck and loves any and all attention, and will invariably get into trouble just to get some attention.
I didn't do too much, just took some pictures of the cats and of my new hibiscus tree, it has 3 blooms on it that opened up today, and it has 2 or 3 starting to get ready to open within the next few days.
The countdown is on, we'll be heading for U.S. soil on the 1st of July, only 3 weeks to go! I guess we're going to party American-style this year for the 4th of July. It should be fun! We've got the cabin again, so we'll be playing pool and vying for the best of 3, or 5, or 7... you get the picture. :) I shall be back posting later, dinner is beeping (or at least the microwave is). :)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hot, Hot, Hot!

This weekend has been ridiculously hot, and it came on suddenly. We had frost the other week, and now we're in the spring heat wave. I've been trying to keep the place cool, but to no avail. My cats are all sprawled out wherever, just trying to keep cool, the fan and air conditioner fan are going as well. And the power seems to be flickering with the thunderstorm that we're in the middle of having. I'm glad that I unplugged the laptop, no power surges for me!

I'm reading The Front by Patricia Cornwell right now. I like her earlier stuff, but lately her writing is disjointed and very hard to follow and/or get into. This book is the second one in her new series; and I hated the first book. This one is a bit better right now, but I'm only on page 65, so a lot can happen from there until the end of the book.

The sky is definitely talking out there, the lights keep flickering, so I think I should post the post, otherwise I may not have it in a few minutes time.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


It's the first week of June, just 4 weeks until we head down to Gatlinburg, TN. It's going to be great. We're hoping to go more into the mountains this time, and actually do a bit of hiking... or walking at least through the national parks around the area. Hopefully we'll get to see a bear or two this time. With my sense of direction, we may not make it back, but then, that area is so peaceful and beautiful.
As for right now, we took Skye in for her vaccines today. She was desperate to get away, but she was oddly fine with the actual needle. As Murphy's law dictates, the one cat we bring along as moral support, is the one who decides to do the dirty deed in the carrier, then proceeds to lay in it, while Skye looks on, completely at ease.
The comment about "what are you wearing, a cat fur coat?" was strangely hilarious as I happened to be grey for the visit to the vets, not the customary red.
Next week shall be interesting. I hope all goes well with Skye's surgery.
Now I'm just talking with D, and getting ready for bed.