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!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

More Randomness!!

So my last Randomness post was so much fun I decided to do another one! Maybe I will make it a regular thing!

So, today's lunch (I am at lunch now) - Swedish Meatballs tv dinner. Better than last weeks. Futurama again - today Bendless Love and The Day the Earth Stood Stupid - one of my favorites. For some reason it just cracks me up every time Fry drops Chester A Arthurs's head and then Chester says "Chester A Arthur fall down". I have no idea why.

Also, I have a tough time spelling Arthur. I blame spell check.

Also, it makes me wonder if I can train the cats to roll over for a ham. Ham sounds good right now.

The cats are being goofy - they are enjoying the still not done Christmas decorating. Oh, I know you liked the previous Christmas pics - just so you know, in case it wasn't clear - those were from last year. The tree is up and has lights, but no ornaments at the moment. I will send pics when I am done. Gus and Stella aren't bothering it too much, Barney is still trying to climb inside (like in the picture from last year).

We joke our house is half Christian, half Jewish because quite by accident the back of the house is in all blue and white lights (I got these snowflakes with blue led's a few years ago and loved the blue glow they gave off - it spiraled out of control after that) and the front is in traditional Christmas colors. It wasn't a conscious thing, it just turned out that way. Oh, and before I forget, for those of you who celebrate Hanukkah I hope you are having a happy one!

Barney is super snuggly, and has been acting a little bit jealous lately. Kirzon is still being a crazy old man.

Virgil has decided to sleep next to the unfinished cat litter cabinet (everyone cross your fingers and paws that Ed gets me the metal piece I need soon - once it is done I will post a picture). I finally figured out it is because there is a heat vent right behind the cabinet so it is warm right there.

Lola was super mad at me yesterday because I was doing the lights for the window in her room. See, there is no good way to attach stuff to the upstairs windows - staples are hard to get into the wall. So I came up with a plan - use artist's canvas stretchers (because it would be easier to do) and stretch a net light across it. It worked great but I think Lola hated the noise of the staples. Plus her window is huge so it is big - 48" x 48". She has been super snuggly lately which makes it hard to get any jewelry making done, but that is ok, because I like to snuggle with her.

Oh, one night Brad was sleeping in the room with her and he thought she peed on him, but I think he just got his blanket in her water fountain.

Virgil is mad he can't get to the palm tree this year to chew on the leaves - it is in Brad's office with the door closed to protect it. It was my parents tree, then after my dad died it didn't get a ton of attention and died, but then it came back, so I am super protective of it. It isn't poisonus to cats (I checked and couldn't find it listed) but I still don't want them eating it.

I keep forgetting to bring my iPod to work - I use my Zune most of the time, but it doesn't have my Christmas music on it (I could add it but the files are all on one of the external drives and I haven't been able to get them plugged in yet - with the new couches we don't have a good computer set up). I also keep forgetting to bring my little silver tree - if they made a big version of that tree I would do anything I could to get it because I love it, and it would be even better with ornaments and big.

Gus and Stella are hilarious - the jump over each other all the time to get to other places. Stella will come and tell you she wants to be petted, and will paw at you (usually your hand but sometimes your face) til it happens. She loves to play blanket monster, but is terrified of actually being under the blanket. Gus isn't a fan either. He is totally always trying to get in on it when I am giving Barney his "yay I am home from work" ear scritches. I wonder if that is why Barney is a bit jealous lately.

Hang on - Chester A Arthur is about to fall down.

Ha - gets me every time.

Oh, so I was talking about Stella and the blankets. So Barney is the opposite - he loves to be under the blankets, and Stella is SO confused by it. It is so funny because if he is under there and she knows it she will dig to try and get to him. Then they play blanket monster.

Barney is also super snuggly at night - he is the only cat who snuggles up next to me. The other sleep by my legs but Barney will kind of try to spoon with you - he knows just where to sleep so it is comfortable for him AND me.

Ok, that is all the randomness for today. I am trying to get caught up visiting again - so if I haven't been by yet to see you, keep a look out!

Oh, and before I get to the pics - if you want to exchange cards, there is still time - just let me know! And be sure to check the list to see if you are on there!! I haven't sent my cards out yet (ok, not true, one went today) but they will be going by this weekend. But even after that I can still send them. And if you aren't sending cards but are doing an electronic version, please let me know in the comments - I am so behind but I see them at other blogs - I wanted to both do a page of them, and also print them to go with my other cards.

Ok, so now here are some pics - I told you about my pre-Virgil trees - I found pictures at my old Windows Live space, so those are below, plus some old pics of the cats at Christmas. Floyd was still with us then so there will be some of him too!


Cat said...

Hi Amy, I am glad you are able to do visiting at lunchtime!

I think your tree pictures are fantastic, especially the night shotw, I can't wait to see what this years will look like. I hope to get ours this week, I'm so behind on everything because I've been sick.

We have an e-card on our sidebar, so next time you are by grab it for your page. Sammy and Andy's fabulous mum did it for us because I don't know how to make one!

PS - Floyd was just a big hunk 'o love...I can tell just from the pictures :-)

Asta said...

Hello sweet kittehs,
That is a most bootiful twee. My pawents haven't gotten awound to doing anything yet I hope they get time and feel good so we can decowate. I loved weading all youw post and thank you fow youw good wishes fow mommi and Daddi
Stay wawm and enjoy the joy of the season
smoochie kisses

Brian said...

Loved the pictures! Hey, I might just learn how to roll over if ham is involved!!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are truly enjoying these lunchtime chats! Glad the kitties are all well and playful and diving into the spirit of the season). We are all for cuddles.

Old Kitty said...

Aww wow - that'll be great to have the kitties roll over for ham!! Yay!!

Awww sweet Barney!! Love the blanket monster play with him and Gus and Stella! That sounds so so cute!!

Of course Lola didn't pee on Brad! LOL!!! Lola is so chilled and snuggly - she couldn't have!! Virgil is as sweet as ever and I can't imagine Kirzon as a crazy old man! LOL!! He's so cute!

Good luck with your cat litter cabinet making! And I hope you get to bring your little silver tree to work.

Thanks for these pics!! Your tree's many incarnations are fab!! And great to see lovely Floyd!! Aww but that last pic of Lola is just perfect!!

Enjoy Chester A Arthur's falling head! Take care

Kea said...

Your past tree was fabulous, can't wait for this year's pics!

We do have a virtual card on our blog, there's a link at the top, under the tabs and before the most recent post. :-)

ABBY said...

Hi Amy!
It's good that you can do your posting at work, I know that makes it a lot easier.

The Christmas tree is gorgeous!

The kitties all sound very happy and rambunctious! Perfect for kitties!!

Hope you got our email with our address!


Oskar said...

Your trees look great & so do the kitty shots!

Nubbin wiggles,

Princess Jasmine said...

Mummy read your blog to me and I enjoyed it very much. When I am older I might be able to write more in one go. Lovely pictures of your tree. I hope I get one like that!

Au and Target said...

Nice pics! And I love that tree too. Sort of miss Christmas but it's not the same in Asia.

Cloon said...

Wow Amy, theese are excellent Christmas trees you'z had in the past. Very beautiful. I'z never had a tree so far...for some reason my Human doesn't trust me with theese trees...hmmm...

Ayla and Iza, said...

Wow, that was a ton of stuff ta read about! We enjoyed it all.

We love all the heads from Futurama. We'll have to watch for Chester Arthur!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The last pikh SO made me chukhkle!

Great randomness!


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Can we say how much we love coming here!!

So much fun!!

Love how yous always change the headers.. so pretty..
and love yous stories!!
Yous always make us smile!!

Yous have to be our best kitty furiends :)
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

BeadedTail said...

We always like your updates and love your photos! You are all so cute and your tree is beautiful! We love that last photo!

Danielle said...

Your Christmas tree is so purrty! We only set up our little 3 and a half foot tree this year. The little ones are so quick to decorate. Your ornaments are so cute!

Stella said...

I love your background, its soooo jolly and retro looking!

Your trees are really lovely. I have been lazy and done smaller treets over the last few years. About two footers with miniature ornaments. which you just have to wrap tissue around and plastic bag them when put-away time comes!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and Stella

wildcatwoodscats said...

Lost my comment - pretty tree and the night shot is great. Have fun this year.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Look at all those TOYS!!! I GOTTA come visit you guys!! (and cuddle Lola)

chezcat1970 said...

Lovely pictures! We need to get our tree up!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The tree is awesome ~ and we love yoor randomness posts!

Rene said...

Very nice tree! We have the same Rudolph plush (is that the singing one?)! Lola's photos made me smile. She looks so scrunchy and happy.

AttieCattie said...

i can not believes that none of you has knocked over the tree yet! come on gang, where's your game?!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

The tree pics are gorgeous! I love all the lights. The cats certainly look like they are having a great time -- hopefully, they'll stay out of the tree! Mine have been pretty good...so far.

Sagira said...

What beautiful trees. We don't even bother putting up a tree anymore with as many as we have here. :)