i just saw it on MSNBC. an oil rig exploded in the gulf. yes, another one. everyone else is still covering israel. opp, no, CNN just announced it. rig on fire. soon the news of the Benghazi hearing this morning will be eclipsed by this. oh, the irony. we went how many days without something big and bad happening? yeah . . .
it's raining intermittently here. it looks like it may get heavy later on. cool. i can take the clouds, especially if there is something coming out of them. and it's too warm for snow, heh heh heh. that means possible video of freddie playing in the rain today. she doesn't care about the wet. such an oblivious little cat.
i created a moment of detante with simon and felix last night. on the toilet of all places. they both came into the bathroom and felix jumped up on the back of the toilet and simon jumped up on the counter. they were about 18" away from each other. felix started to growl and i talked to him quietly and soothingly while simon stared at him. then i pet them both and talked to them both about being cool and good boys and got them no closer to each other, but both purring. *happysigh*
really, don't feel sick or sleepy or emotional or any bad things. i've done the dishes and taken out the recycling/trash and made myself pasta and eaten.
i just wish doc was staying home from work today. it seems a waste of a good mood.
doc just left for work. he's working thanksgiving so he took half the day off today and we got the kitchen unpacked. and packed up a box of food for the holiday food drive.
he almost bought a rescue cat today. i say bought because the adoption fee was too much for us to afford right now. he was really upset when he got back from the pet store. some day we will own a home and i will get him a harem of black cats to love and cuddle. it was a pure black cat with big ears and green eyes and very vocal and loving, he said. it will get adopted. i wish we could take in every cat we run into that's homeless. but we just took in the two ferals, and simon is still going through his adjustment period. we just can't have another right now. my rule is no more than we can afford the vet bills on. and i still have to get felix microchipped.
i was hoping by xmas we'd be able to adopt a dog. doc needs a dog in his life. cats are nice for cuddling and purring, but doc is a guy, he wants to play. beyond a cat's patience. he needs a dog to follow him around and bark at strangers. i've felt guilty ever since he gave his dog up to move out here. i gave my dog up, too. but i've had to do that before, doc never had. it was hard on him. as you could imagine.
there is nothing good on tv tonight and i used up all my minutes talking to kelli already this month. i think i'll take a nap and a bath. or maybe a bath and a nap. possibly a nap in the bath. but those two things will be a definite part of my evening. then maybe something on netflix. i swear, if you just pay for the online sub, you are getting ripped off. they have nothing worthwhile online. i have 20 movies in my instant queue, and something like 80 in my mail queue. and i prefer to watch them online. they just have nothing available.
should i have another cuppa? no. apple juice time. i don't even think i'll finish the cup i have going. could i finally be getting tired of coffee? i know it will happen eventually, now would be good. before doc switches to tea and cuts me off.
i'm staying up tonight to watch the meteor shower. i'm going to put the comfy chair out on the driveway and bundle up in my hoodie and leather and go out and watch the shower. i've never seen a meteor shower. i'm all excited. and it got me permission to make another pot of coffee. heh.
i took a nap. slept for two hours. simon refused to cuddle with me. i was heartbroken. he's cuddled up with me now, so i guess that makes up for it. he's been letting me pet his belly. i get three pets before he snorts his impatience, then i move back to petting his head until he calms back down. he starting to trust us.
doc has been using treats and catnip and human food to bribe simon into trusting him and it seems to be working. the other night simon was in one corner of the couch and doc in the other and simon walked over to him and curled up next to him. it was so cute. finally, doc gets to see the side of sai sai that i do. if doc just keeps it up with the bribes, i think things will work out. i bribed simon with food for 9 months to get him to trust me. and now i spoil him rotten, just like the other cats.
ooooh, so cute. simon moans in his sleep. he just did it. so adorable.
i wonder if i can find my gloves before midnight. if not, i'll just pull my sleeves down over my hands. oh, i can always wear my arm warmers. i think i know where those are. they say to expect a dozen meteors per hour. i'm going to take my cameras out to see if i can get any pictures, but we have bright street lights. i doubt i'll be able to see it very well, let alone get a picture, but i'll try.
doc came home from work and went right over to the guys' house. to get laundry and eat chinese food. sounds like a fun night for him that would bore me silly. i don't like hanging out with the guys. they are nice enough to my face, but i know what they think of me. plus all they do is play games. it's boring. and they have dogs to play with, but the dogs won't play, they cower at everything. they won't even come up to you.
what am i going to eat for thanksgiving dinner? a tv dinner? mac and cheese. i could make home made mac and cheese. that would be a treat. i'll be alone with the cats so i want something they will eat, too. mac and cheese it is, they all like pasta. and they all love cheese.
i'm just a crazy cat lady. and damn proud of it.