Since it has been quite a long time since we have been active, we are going to be Under Construction for a while - trying new fonts, designs, and updating our sidebar stuff. Hopefully we will get it how we like it soon so it won't change too much!

Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I hate our network

So just when I had all my visiting woes fixed by bringing my laptop in, our network at work goes all wonky. I was entering a small parts order and I got kicked out at least a dozen times. And every time you have to go unlock the order - and about half those times I got kicked out right after. This is not surprising - our network hates Thursdays (you would think Friday's would be the problem because more people are in the building but no, Thursdays are usually bad network days). It took me a good 45 minutes to get the order in. Now, I could have given up and just done it in the morning - the parts center and corporate are gone by now - but no, then the network would have won.

So we got all the Christmas stuff from the storage locker last night - it literally filled the entire truck bed, plus the inside. The cats are totally fascinated by everything. I put up a couple things but it was late and we had to eat dinner still, plus I decided to work on the blog a bit - I am glad you like the new background. I wanted something different so I did a google image search for "retro Christmas" - that is the vibe I went with for the cards so I wanted to background to feel the same way. I love the one I picked.

Anyway, the cats and the Christmas stuff - they are having a ton of fun playing on all the boxes, and I know I need to get the tree up asap even if it isn't decorated because they are going to destroy it if I don't. Tonight is another busy night - we are going to one of my favorite stores this time of year - American Sales - they are like a Christmas wonderland. So that means not too much catching up - and with the slow network I am behind again. It is so annoying.

The good news is that once the Christmas stuff is up I will be able to get lots of cute pictures - I got a bunch last year that I really love of the cats in front of the tree, and in the tree, and around the tree. And chewing the tree.  In fact, here are a few to refresh your memory!

I didn't really see any Kirzon by the tree pics in there - he usually sits in the back so it is hard to get a good shot. That is the tree we have now - with the unbreakable ornaments. Before Virgil moved in we had 2 trees - one all glass ornaments, one of the "Sentimental" ones. I will see if I can find the pics I have of those some time.

And boy, I love the 2 with Lola - first with her lovin' on the tree, then with her telling Virgil, in no uncertain terms - "my tree!!!"

Ok, well, that is all for today - I hope to get to visit you all asap!!


Anonymous said...

Heehee! Those are pawsome pictures of the kittehs and the tree. And my mom almost feel outta her chair laughing at Lola. I guess we know how SHE feels about HER tree and other kittehs getting close to it.

We're gonna put up our tree this weekend. I can't wait!

Wiggles & wags,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The blog AND khard looks GREAT!

Pawesome job!

Sorry 'bout the network issues -

Here's to Friday being better!


Old Kitty said...

Oh but that is truly a feisty pic of amazing Lola telling Virgil to go away! LOL!! She is lovely!!!

Oh your tree is gorgeous!! It's really really pretty!!

I do like the pics of Barney getting into the tree!! He loves it!!

Your new blog is just fab!!! I'm sorry your network at work is all crappy - I hope it perks up tomorrow! Enjoy American Sales!

Take care

ABBY said...

Great pictures from christmas last year.
We are sorry that the network at work is slow. Hope that it changes!


Maggie Mae said...

Your bloggie looks so festive...I LUVS it! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sagira said...

Love the new blog look. :)

Wow...that sounds like a lot of Christmas stuff.

Sorry to hear about your network. Sucks when you are trying to get things done and something goes wrong.

Kea said...

LOVE the holiday background and graphics! Looks pawsome!

Such adorable pics...The mom just decorated our tree this afternoon/evening; she's waiting to see if anything's left of it when she gets up tomorrow AM. :-P

Au and Target said...

Hehe, a tree decorated with kitties!

Blog looks nice and Christmassy. Love it.

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JC said...

My Purr Gang love to sit under the tree or with the gifts. Cute Photos !!!

Stellaluna said...

I'm in love with the Christmas tree! But my human doesn't like the white ones, so we're not getting one of those this year, I think...The humans haven't decorated my house, I wonder why they are so late...

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your blog looks like a Retro Winter Wonderland! Very cool! Love the old pics of kitties and the tree but look forward to new ones with the new babies as well. Hope the network is more cooperative tomorrow!

Cat said...

Wow Amy, so much to love!!! I love your christmas background and your christmas tree is gorgeous so are the outside lights!!! Love to see the cats enjoying everything and investigating all the christmas stuff.

I don't have one decoration up yet (except for our lights outside) I am so behind schedule. I've been sick for three days and today I spent the entire day in bed with NO internet because Casper chewed through a cable...thanks bud. I know you can relate Amy because I tried to do some visiting from my iphone but it is so difficult I just gave up. Thankfully Robert came home from work and fixed everything - LOL!

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry about the network issues. We love your header and the photos!

the booker man said...

hihi miss amy!

i'm sorry your compy network thingie is bein' a poopy pants. my mama says pretty please don't worry too much about it. we are all still here no matter what! (my mama can nevarrr get on the interwebs at her work either, so she knows how you feel!)
okie dokie, i totally heart your white christmas tree!! it's so so pretty with all those bright colored ornaments. no wonder all the kitties love hangin' out around it...especially miss lola. HEEHEE.

the booker man

Katnip Lounge said...

We are LOVING you atomic Christmas header!
And your white tree. Totally retro.

Mr. Pip said...

LOVE those pictures of the kitties helping decorate! I am going to be laughing about that all night!

Your pal, Pip

Ayla and Iza, said...

Tear down the ornaments kitties! MOL!

Princess Jasmine said...

Oooh, such pretty tree decorations. Can't wait to see what my one will look like :)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We LOVE ALL the pix but our absolute favourite is the 4th one down, 'cos Barney looks like he is in a winter wonderland. But Lola looks cute too ... so it's hard to choose.


Rene said...

Lola's face in that one photo is hilarious! And baby Barney is so cute in the tree, even if he's being naughty. Good luck and have fun decorating.

The Paw Relations said...

Wow! What great pictures! we love the new layout on your blog. Very festive.

Sammy and Andy said...

What wonderful memories of last year!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are purring that your network problems at work will get fixed soon.....that can be so totally frustrating!!!!!

Have a happy and safe weekend, and we hope you get your tree up and take lotza pics.


Anonymous said...

Love the pics from last year. Now, like you said, let's see how things go this year . . .

Enjoy your outing tonight!!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

You have the same luck as the mom here when it comes to placing order on the net. She will just scream at things. I don't think this helps but she does it.
I love all of the photos of the kitties by the beautiful Christmas tree. If you don't mind I would like to put up the one of Barney under the tree at my place in the sidebar. Oh, how cute he looks.
Headbutts to all and a big one to Barney.


You guys are lucky! A tree full of kittie toys. FUNBALLS and your house looks amazing. I'm in the spirit now!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We like the background you have put up!

Also! Those are cute pictures! Cats amd trees are the perfect combination!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Brilliant pictures of the kitties and the tree and btw we love the new blog look.
We hope your network problems get fixed soon.

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

What beautiful decoration! I so enjoyed the pics of the kitties :)

Network issues = yuck!!

Be well and snuggle those kitties!

xx Angie

Parker said...

Thanks for your kind words for Rudy!