Blogabilities – Week of 05/22/2011

* It’s been a bit of a rough week for me at work. I know I’ve mentioned how glad I am when both of my bosses are in the office. A main reason for that is, I have one boss who seems to have the worst travel luck I’ve ever seen. Delays, cancellations and other bizarre happenings always, without fail, seem to happen to him. He started traveling this past Monday for a two week journey. This week he happened to be right in the middle of all the tornadoes, hail storms, heavy rains and winds… (sigh) You can pretty much guess what happened. Not looking forward to next week, either.

* A couple nights ago, we were all comfy, watching a movie. Tug was curled up on my lap, happily soaking up some human time. All of a sudden, we heard a HUGE yowling noise. One of our other cats (Ripper) had jumped the little black cat (Snug, also known as Tug’s cat) in an attempt to play. The huge noise was Snug making a scene since he didn’t want to play. Tug leaped out of my lap and bounded to Snug’s defense and we immediately had to act as referees (anything with Tug involves refereeing). An hour later, I got up to go to bed and saw blood spots all over the entryway (where the huge fight happened). There was a trail of blood out to the cat run, another one out to the garage, trails of blood everywhere. So much blood. It was unbelievable, really.
A small sample of all the blood…

We spent the next 20 minutes herding cats so we could inspect them and, of course, the last one to be inspected (Tug) was the culprit. And it was just a torn ear. Look at all that blood splattered inside his ear, too. Stupid head wounds.

* Next month, auto insurance and home insurance come due. That’s always a huge chunk of money that pains me greatly when I have to write the check. I have to say that the bill paying, money spending part of being a grown-up is a big incentive to want to stay a kid forever.

* There are two tree shrubs over by our community pool that bloom the most gorgeous, scented pink flowers every year. Last year, I took a picture of them a day before the gardeners heavily pruned them back, making them look like immodest sticks. This year, I missed the initial blooming, but tonight I noticed there were two renegade stalks of flowers. I picked one of them and brought it home, justified by the suspicion that I just know the gardeners are waiting, watching, and will snip them off and discard them tomorrow.

* Lap swimming. God, how I love lap swimming. It makes me feel good all over. I swear, I should have been born a mermaid.

* I’ve always loved lemonade, and when at restaurants can be found inquiring, “Do you have lemonade from a mix or squeezed from lemons?” If it’s fresh squeezed, I’m all over it. (Side note: Chick-Fil-A makes their own real lemonade, in case you were wondering. So does Lucille’s BBQ, but theirs is really sweet.) I found a recipe online that uses fresh lemons and Splenda. I customized it a bit, and now I just make my own lemonade.

* I called the lady who cuts my hair this week to see how she’s doing. I’ve been praying for her, because she had surgery to eradicate a cancerous tumor from her intestines back in March. She’s doing chemotherapy and sounds somewhat upbeat, if a bit confused at how quickly it all happened. In the course of our conversation, she suggested that I go see “Dalia, the lady who worked at the station next to me” for my hair trimming needs. Today I worked up the nerve to do so and am so happy with my freshly trimmed hair. Swishy, swishy. Loving it!

* Facing a three day weekend. Also, tomorrow is a “work 6 hours, get paid for 8” day at work. Seems fair to me, so that’s what I’ll be doing!



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18 responses to “Blogabilities – Week of 05/22/2011

  1. Grace

    head wounds are the worst!

    yay for going swimming again πŸ˜€

  2. I saw one of those news shows about the murder of an ex-football player’s girlfriend. It turned out to be one of the guy’s ex’s that was insane. Another thing she’d done was hack his computer to access his email and mess up travel plans, like cancel flights or reservations when he we out with the girlfriend. Sure that’s not happening to your boss? He piss anyone off lately?

    You’d make a great mermaid. You’re already got a good tail.

    Enjoy your long weekend plus 2 paid hours!

    • Re: my boss, nope, he’s been with the same person for over 20 years… and everyone loves him. It’s really crazy how much seems to go wrong when he travels. He’s not a good traveler to begin with, but when things go wrong, he’s REALLY not a good traveler. (sigh)

      ha. You’re funny, your tail comment.

      Got my 6 hours in. Go me! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, that Tug! Hope y’all enjoy the long weekend!

  4. angi

    Gotta love cat fights! πŸ˜‰

    Glad you got a new hair cut! I love a fresh cut that swishes!

    I know you can’t see it, but my typos on that last sentence were hilarious. …. I wrote “I love a fresh but that swishes” Doesn’t take much to make me ROFL these days!

    What kind of flowering tree is that, its gorgeous!

    And YAY for swimming, I know you have completely missed it! WhooHoo!

    • The really weird part is, she swears she took 1″ off, and I saw it on the floor, but I don’t really notice the difference in the length. Either my other lady takes more than she says, or my hair is long enough that even I don’t notice the cut now. Except for the swishy part of it. πŸ™‚

      I really don’t know what that flowering tree is. Could be a crab apple? Except they prune it so heavily I have no idea for sure.

  5. PY

    Have a lovely long weekend.

  6. That sounds like quite the Cat Fight! I hope that ear heals quickly!
    I used to swim down at the Ambassador Health & Tennis Club, (The Ambassador Hotel–now gone, gone, gone….) I LOVED it, and like you, swimming laps was the best thing that ever happened to me! It was like a meditation and I was in better shape physically, than ever befoe or since. So, I really understand how you feel about doing laps….Joyous, beyond belief!
    BEAUTIFUL Flower, my th way. Nature sure is a Miracle, isn’t it?
    Have a great l-o-n-g weekend, my dear…..!

    • Oh, that cat fight … left ME traumatized!

      Swimming… happy sigh… yes, you completely understand how I feel. So zen and joyous. I really, really love it.

      Nature is amazing. πŸ™‚


  7. Glares at JJ… the ants have been in touch… they say when do they get to go out again??

  8. I love freshed squeezed lemonade too! Yummy!! I hope your day is going great today!! πŸ™‚

  9. Nanner

    Just checking in on you and the family. So happy to read everything is going well!!!!