Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WNBP: One Week Down

It may be summer vacation time, but we still stick to the schedule.  Wednesday means that it is time for the Wednesday Night Bullet Post.  This is probably for the best since there isn't a heck of a lot going on around here today and my only hope for a post is to just give in to the random brain firings.  Let's see what they can do for me...

*I am one week into my summer break and I think I finally got the hang of it.  There was just the right mix of activity vs. non-activity.  There was knitting.  There was napping.  There was reading.  I even baked a little.  It was juuuuuust right!

*Figures.  I discover my inner vacationer and, tomorrow, I have to go into school for training.  I think I have to go again on Friday.  Those people sure do know how to interfere with a perfectly nice routine...

*But it is mandatory so I don't see any way out of it.  I'll bet I can knit, though.  And, being a mandatory sort of thing, I think I'll also see a little extra in the paycheck next week.  I guess I can suck it up for a day or two.

*Doesn't make it right, though.

*According to the UPS tracking service, the package of goodies I ordered online with my brand new bookstore gift certificate was due to arrive tomorrow.  Great.  The day I won't be here...

*Lookee what came today!




They did not track true.  But it was to my benefit so we forgive.

*Cute UPS guy, too...

*I am starting to get a handle on EZ.  My ears no longer bleed when I read her.  

*I think it all started when I was chuckling over something she'd written and said to myself, "Gosh, that reminds me of when I first started knitting and was all innocent.  I actually thought that a sweater was just a bunch of knitted tubes...isn't it nice that I now know more about garment construction and that I cannot knit sweaters?"

*Then I read a little further.  It seems I may have been onto something back before I learned a little something about garment construction.  

*Don't go looking for a sweater any time soon.  I was just making an observation, is all.  

*The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty and resident Handsome Boy had a very nice day.  He slept a lot and I didn't have the heart to disturb him with flash photography.  

*You are therefor all excused from obligatory cooing and kitty praising for tonight.  

*I haven't had a boy kitty since I was a kid.  Just girl kitties.

*I started a new sock today.  I cast off the scarf I was knitting because I simply couldn't take another row of it.  There was every reason to believe I would go utterly mad were I to knit one more repeat.  Now I have to weave in three million ends...

*I have set it aside for later enjoyment.

*Besides, a sock is a much better travel/mandatory training kind of project.

*I'm still working on the AGK's blankie, too.  But I don't want to crochet that at a workshop and have to explain what I am making.  

*My colleagues already think I am a little "different."

*When you lose a cat to cancer, you find yourself a little worried about anything that is lumpish or unfamiliar.  I saw a lump on the new baby last night as he strolled away to the kitchen for a snack.  

*My heart sank.  

*Did I mention that I haven't had a boy kitty since I was a kid?  

*Um...not a tumor.  

*Thank God I didn't try to get a closer look.  Then the AGK might start thinking that I am a little "different," too.


Happy Wednesday!  May your day be pleasant, filled with just the right balance of naps and knitting and a more solid understanding of feline anatomy than I seem to have.

SA

14 comments:

Mia said...

I love your WNBPs. *grin* And sounds like a VERY nice day!

mehitabel said...

I seem to be surrounded by boy kitties right now. None of them are marmalades, though, which makes me a little sad. Hopefully you are enjoying your boy and he is learning to hunt the bugs more quietly, so you and BFK can get some sleep!

kmkat said...

You could distinguish his *tumor* even amongst all that fur? Must be one heck of a tumor ;-)

knitseashore said...

I am loving all your photos of the AGK and reading how he is settling in -- to your bed, no less! Rainy did the same thing and now I can't sleep without her on my head/pillow. These shelter babies are just sweet heartbreakers. They *know* they have found their true home at last.

It's interesting that you have your first boy kitty in a long time. We have the opposite. I have my first girl kitties in ages (if ever, since the only one we had was my sister's cat).

Anyway, keep the photos coming and enjoy your vacation!

Julie said...

Oh Sheepie; don't you know that it's because you're a little "different" that we love you?!

trek said...

No, "it is not a tumor"

You should go see what the Soxophone Player is dealing with these days....

I am so jealous: you baked this week. I did laundry, played taxicab driver, lifeguard, and Search and Rescue Team. I did not bake.

PS - My 4-S is right now simply three tubes of varying sizes.

catsmum said...

Oakley is hanging out for NEXT Wednesday when 2/4 of the current complement of female kitties go home to Melbourne - I'll just be happy to have half the current number of litter trays to deal with.

Donna Lee said...

My current boys are the first boys I have had in years. PK likes the fact that they are boys because he is vastly outnumbered in our female household and he liked the shot of testosterone the cats gave him. Then we had then snipped.....

holly said...

When we got our first kitten we named her Phoebe; the name stuck until she had her first vet appt upon which the vet said to us "Um...do you have another name for him?!"

debsnm said...

Several years ago we got the cutest little Siamese kitten. Tiny & cute. My dd and I were trying to come up with a name, and I kept tossing this little thing on it's back and spreading its legs so much, I started feeling like a perv. So, I announced that it was a 'she' and we named her Samantha. Little did I know that when their color comes in, a certain area of the MALE anatomy changes color too. So, we have a little boy Siamese named Samantha. His friends understand and don't make fun - much.

Knitting Linguist said...

Bwahaha. I used to have the same problem changing boy baby diapers, as I have two daughters. It always sort of surprised me to see something in there...

Cursing Mama said...

Yeah...not tumors.

Karen said...

I hope day one of training went well and that there was lots of knitting time.
I missed seeing a kitty photo.

Leigh said...

I just love EZ! She really set me free in terms of knitting. Thanks to her, I was able to largely let go of my inner knitting perfectionist. Whew. What a relief that was.