Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Freaking LOVE Kitties!!!

I am a cat person.  Anyone who knows me is saying "DUH Robin!!"  Cats just make me happy. Cats are awesome.  I am taking this time to honor my kitties with this disgustingly adorable photo montage of my babies doing what they do best!

First, playing.....
Gonna get'cha!!!

Boxes are great kitty toys!

Syd loves to help cook.

Well, I don't even need to tell you about the fun in this pic!

Or this one!

Apparently cats like to clean as well as play!

And they also do laundry.

My cats help with the gardening.

Empty bags are a great source of entertainment!

As are all sizes of boxes.


You can spend your money on those funky cat toys  if you want.

Spiders on the ceiling make for some cheap thrills...
as do shoes and....
trash bags!

Now, sleeping....

Stormy used to love to sleep in the sink.  

Boxes are great for napping.

Christmas trees are a favorite sleeping spot for our kitties!

These guys never fail to entertain, even when sleeping!



yoga nap!

I really don't know what to make of this.

Butt pillow

OMG!  Look at those little paws!!

I love this!  He looks like a sleeping drunk!

He starts to ooze when he gets too warm!


"Oh me achin' head!"

"Why you wake me up?  You brushed teefs yesterdays!"

Check out Bailey's (dog) face!  She's like "I didn't do anything!!"

I LOVE this guy!

Of course, I wanted to use that yarn!

Sleeping with his favorite picture!

Nappy goodness!

Who needs one of those "draft blocker" things when you have him??

I felt obligated to add this one of Bailey just because it cracks me up!  What dog sits like that???

So that's my blog entry for today.  Not much "blog" but lots of "SQUEEEEE"!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Born late

     I was born too late.  I missed out on some really cool stuff just by being too old.  I totally missed the goth thing!  I would've loved goth.  I would've looked like crap but I do love black.  I never got my nose pierced or got a tattoo.  The only things I can really buy at Hot Topic are t-shirts (I love that store!).  I never dyed my hair blue (or green or pink).  Know what I DID get to do?  I survived the 70's.  I was around for disco and lived to talk about it.  I used layers of shiny blue eye shadow.  My hair had "wings" and "feathers".  I had a shiny blue satin jacket, and I wore it roller skating!  My friends and I disco-danced to the flashing lights on our Christmas tree!  I kept a transistor radio under my pillow in case my favorite songs came on.  I had a friend with an 8 track tape player.  I am OLD!  But inside I am still around 17.  How does one function like that?  I look in the mirror and think "Who the hell is that old lady looking at me???"  When I go shopping, I don't know where to look for clothes...the petite department has old lady clothes!  The other clothes make me look like I'm pretending to be younger than I am.  Mini skirts are out of the question...veiny legs!  YUCK!
    The one thing I do that might be grasping at youth is I have my hair long.  I sometimes wear it in braids.  Is that stupid?  Braids are cool because I can wash my hair, braid it, and sleep on it.  Then I don't have to do anything with it the next day!  And the day after, I have curly hair!
     I don't really like getting older.  Maybe because I don't feel like I'm going to be 48.  Is it too late to get my nose pierced, or dye a blue streak through my hair?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blog...what a funny word!

Ah, bloggage.  To type something that you think everyone in the world will be interested in, but in fact you, the writer, are really the only one.  BUT what is the sense in writing something down if no one is going to read it??  I've tried and tried to keep a diary in the past, but I always got bored.  First of all, I have no life to write about...YAWN!  Secondly, I just don't get writing stuff down that only I am going to read.  Blogging, as opposed to diary-writing, goes out into the ether...floating about for just any random person to read.  If you happen to read it, that's awesome.  If you LIKED it after you read it, even better!  If you didn't, I don't really least someone read it!  I don't know if other people do this...I kind of hope so, otherwise there is something wrong with me...I have a little mental blog going on in my head most of the time.  Things I think are interesting or funny that happen during the day.  Working in a kindergarten class can make for some eventful days!  But even on my way home, or out to eat, I have my inner-blog going.  Take today on my way home.  Friday afternoon.  I'm driving through town to go pick up my spoiled rotten dog (she goes to her friend's house each day while I am at work).  Parked in the middle of my lane is a tractor-trailer unloading stuff for some random rinky-dink store.  Parked.  In the middle of the road.  ON A FREAKING FRIDAY AFTERNOON!!!  It took me a good 10 minutes to get around it because of course none of the guys standing around could be bothered to direct traffic around it.  So I finally get around it and I turn down one of my back road short cuts.  As I turn onto the street an idiot kid (about 17-18 years old) skateboards right in front of my car!  He jumps off the skateboard, apologizing like a crazy person while his skateboard goes rolling under my van and wedges itself under my tire.  Meanwhile there are cars behind me trying to take the same short cut as I did.  Idiot boy is still apologizing and I'm like "Get your damn skateboard and get out of my way!"  He has to crawl under my van to get the stupid thing "I'm so sorry Ma'am!  I'm really sorry Ma'am"  I finally am on my way.  Rolling along.  I get to a traffic light.  There are a fair amount of cars waiting.  The light turns green, 2 cars roll through and the light changes to red.  2 cars!  By this time I am banging my head against the steering wheel.  It's about then when I start a mental blog in my head.  It's not the typical ride home, even for a Friday (more like a Monday).  Someone might find this amusing.  Add some of my trademark cynicism and BINGO!  We have bloggage!  *sigh*  My work here is done.  :o)

All I wanted to do was write!

WOW!!  I haven't been on here in quite a while and Google went and changed everything!  What a pain in the butt!!  I had to reset my password and figure out what email address I used!  I have gmail, which I assume is google...right?  So according to google, to use this blog site I can't use a gmail address as my main address!  WTF???  Does that even make sense?  And they went and made it all complicated.  I just spent the last 20 minutes just trying to find the icon to type!!  JEEZ Google....let's simplify, okay?  Not everyone is a computer whiz!  I don't even remember what I wanted to write about now!  OH MY GOODNESS!  I just wanted to write!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Seasonally Challanged

I've finally figured out that I am never happy.  When it's winter, I want summer, when it's summer I want fall.  Basically I think I would like to alternate between autumn and spring year round, except for a nice heavy snowfall around the 2nd week in December that will last until Dec. 26.  Summer is great for only one reason...I don't have to work.  The heat, the humidity, the mosquitoes and thank you!!  I sweat like a pig, my hair looks like a shrub, and I just do not look good in shorts!  Then we have after day of bone-aching cold, grey skies, frozen feet, layers upon layers of clothing.  Bleh!  Not to mention Seasonal Affective Disorder!  I like Spring...lots of bright colors, the whole world smells green, I can actually put my arms down all the way from not having to wear 16 shirts under my bulky winter coat!  And Fall is awesome!  All those beautiful leaves falling, a bit of crispness in the air, smells of fires in fireplaces.  Pumpkins!  Is there a place on Earth where it is spring and fall all year long?  If so, that's where I am going!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Great Bug Hunt!

I am not a fan of insects.  Mosquitoes, gnats, spiders (yes...not an insect but in my world they fall into the same annoying creepy category)...anything that has more than 4 legs is just wrong.  There are few exceptions. Ladybugs are just cute, darnit!  And I do appreciate praying mantises even though they scare the crap out of me.  But for the most part i just don't like bugs.  SO, when I was planning my gardens in the spring I decided not to plant milkweed because last year I spent the whole summer killing aphids.  I tried to let the ladybugs do their best, but there were too many aphids and I finally had to use insecticidal soap, which the ladybugs and their children didn't appreciate.  This year I was all happy, thinking "No nasty bug hunting!  Yay!"  Then I noticed my butterfly bushes were looking funky...the leaves all mutant-looking and the flowers all stunted.  I couldn't figure out what was going on.  THEN...I saw it.  At first I didn't know what it was.  I thought maybe it was a tick.  Then I saw another...and another...and another!  All different sizes!  When I saw an adult I knew what I was dealing with...STINKBUGS!!!!!!  Apparently stinkbugs just love butterfly bushes.  WHO KNEW!!  Now instead of my daily excursions into the backyard to kill aphids, I am hunting stinkbugs.  Ick!  I put on my "toxic hat" (I call it that because it has been sprayed with Deep Woods Off so many times I think if you touched it without gloves your fingers would turn black and fall off), fill up my trusty spray bottle with soapy water and go bug hunting.  Stinkbugs are sneaky...they see you coming and they hide.  You really do have to HUNT for them.  It kind of sucks that my life has come down to this...spraying stinkbugs, sometimes 3 times a day!  I could spray every one I see, come back in 10 minutes and there would be a whole new crop of them!!!  Again I say ICK!!  Also, as I am spraying my soapy water on the nasty bugs, I usually have sweat running into my eyes and a black lab puppy shoving a slimy rubber ball into the back of my legs.  Do I know how to have fun or what!!!!  I have to admit though, it is kind of satisfying to kill them.  They put on quite a show!  They twitch, stagger about, then fall onto their backs and wave their nasty little legs in the air and then die.  Very cartoonish.  So...that's it.  Stinkbugs.  They suck.  Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I am sad.  Everything that is happening in the world is making me so sad.  Is there anything good happening anywhere?  I feel like there is a tsunami hanging over my head.  I want to help but don't know how.  It's not just the awful things that have happened and still are happening in Japan.  It's everything.  What I really need to do is stop watching the news...teenage gangs beating up innocent people at Metro stations, women being raped and killed, people starving in the streets, crooked politicians EVERYWHERE!  I guess they don't show good news on TV because there isn't any.  *sigh*