Thursday, January 29, 2009
Ah yes, once again Chewie has earned his keep. He does this by constantly amusing me in new and inventive ways. We just got a treadmill this week and this morning I decided to try it out.
I should preface this by telling you that Chewie normally gets in a little snuggle time in the morning, but didn't today. I think he just wanted me to give him attention, just like any kid.
Anyway, I turned on the treadmill to the lowest setting.(Eventually I changed out of the really warm and fuzzy PJs and turned it up.) I guess Chewie just wanted to see what Mom was doing and kept trying to walk over to me. Hopefully he will actually figure out how to use the treadmill and will start running on it.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I thought I would post another Chewie video. I was stressing a little because I couldn't find my old cell phone that had the video on it. Adam finally found it. Yay.
This happened while Adam was on tour at around 3 AM. There I was, sleeping nice and peacefully, when all of a sudden...obnoxious scratching noises. Have you ever heard cat claws on painted concrete? NOT a pleasant sound. Apparently Chewie took it upon himself to jump on top of the laundry, to the top of the shower and...into the skylight. I am not quite sure what my crazy kitty was thinking. Thankfully, he survived. =)
Here is yet another example of my cat's brilliance. LOL Ok, so, aside from looking like a ridiculous mini lion, Chewie decided he wanted to drink water from a cup on the ground. The paw in the water thing is normal. That's how he likes to drink...not with his tongue like a normal cat. watch until the end. Enjoy!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
little more off but alas, he has a mane. Normally we to both kitties
at the same time. This time we did Chewie by himself and will do
Tigger next month. There is a good reason for this.
Normally Chewie tries to kill Tigger for a good 2 weeks. You would
think he would recognize Tigger's scent. Nope. He's THAT dumb. Hehe.
We think it's a combination of all the stress of getting shaved
coupled with Tigger looking different. So, we decided to just let him
stress about the cut and not Tigger. So far there hasn't been any
major hissing or fighting.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I have literally over 1000 books in my collection. I have my own little library in our basement. Of course, some of these are children's books that I had from my childhood ( I told you I hoard things). I still remember reading a lot of these books as a child with my mom. Reading always brings back wonderful memories for me. Also, I am the type of person that must own every copy of a series if I like that series. I can't just read a book in a library and call it a day. Noooo, I need to go out and buy it for my collection. It needs to be there in case I want to read it again.
This past year I found a solution to my growing library. I love having my books but, let's face it, they take up a lot of room and goodness knows how fun it will be packing up these books if I ever move. This year I discovered eBooks (queue angels singing). What a wonderful invention!!! Now, instead of buying a book that will eventually collect dust, I can just have it as a file on my computer or digital reader. How cool is that? If you have a digital reader you can bring it with you anywhere. It's been great for meetings and appointments. I was raised to show up early to appointments so....what better way to spend that time waiting than by reading? It strengthens the brain and is much more impressive than playing on your phone or bringing a Nintendo DS around with you.
The best place that I have found to purchase my eBooks is Booksonboard.com . They have great prices and a great staff. I have had a few questions with a few purchases and have received responses on the same day. Amazing huh? You can also purchase gift certificates ( hint hint) and they also have fun contests on there. They had a great contest with Breaking Dawn. I actually won a prize on that one. wahoooo. Not only are eBooks more convenient, they are more affordable. Right now they have a few books online that are free, as well as several books on the New York Times Bestsellers List that are $9.79 or less. I don't know about you but I am a little short on cash after the holidays and I still need my book fix. =)
So, if you haven't looked into eBooks and you love reading as much as I do, you need to check them out. Booksonboard is a great place to start. Let me know if you have any questions at all. I'm all for helping someone else in sharing my addiction.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I just came across some of my Harry Potter pictures from last year and thought I would post a few. As you can see, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Yes, it's true. I have all of the books in hard cover and audio. If it was available in the digital format I would buy that too. The movie, "Order of the Phoenix", came out on my birthday last year so... of course we had to go. We went to the IMAX theater the day before to purchase the tickets and saw it on the 11th, my birthday.
As for the book release...I can honestly say I was the first person to buy the book in Branson. Wal-Mart had a deal where you could prepay a little amount so that at the midnight book release, you could go in a "preferred" line. Well, of COURSE I HAD to do that. The line was pretty long that night but I got to go to the customer service desk instead. YAY. Apparently I was the only one that showed up for that line hehe. SO....when midnight rolled around, I was the first in line. Wahoooo YES, I am a dork!!! I also collected the 4 bracelets that night.
For the next few hours I was glued to the book. I even used the stair stepper while I read. At that point I was wishing for a much lighter book. My poor kitties felt a little neglected and kept trying to sit on my book to get my attention. =)