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The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Enjoy these 25 LOLs in a handy Family-Sized Package! :-)

www.buzzfeed.com/paws/awkward-cat-sl
eeping-positions


And unless you are a Yoga expert, I don't recommend trying most of these positions! LOL

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LOVESLIFE48 4/15/2012 2:49PM

    Awww, to be that flexible!!! emoticon

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    Awwwwwwwwww! Thanks! emoticon

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CARLA-216 4/11/2012 10:47AM

    #9 The Fur Pile and #23 The Dog Bed are soooo cute!

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_LINDA 4/11/2012 1:36AM

    emoticon One thing about cats -they sure are flexible!! They don't ever forget to do their stretching!
Thanks for the laughs!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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YOYONOMORE1 4/10/2012 7:30PM

    You just got to love them there kitties. Thanks for the smiles. Have a great evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SCREWIE 4/10/2012 7:03PM

    Loved the descriptions, lol!

I identified with a few of them, is that dangerous? :D

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WANDAH3 4/10/2012 6:31PM

    Thanks for the giggles.

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Wanda

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BOVEY63 4/10/2012 4:25PM

    Those were great ~ thanks for sharing!

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NEW-CAZ 4/10/2012 4:13PM

    loved 18 and 25. This I've gotta share, it bought a much needed smile to my face and a chuckle emoticon emoticon

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SASSYBLONDE69 4/10/2012 3:46PM

    Okay, I've forwarded that link! My favorites were 1 and 11!!!!!!


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CAROLYN1ALASKA 4/10/2012 3:31PM

    Very cute... thanks for sharing!

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STHUTTON 4/10/2012 3:23PM

    That was awesome. Thanks for posting
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We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.

Saturday, April 07, 2012




I have it! I have the precioussss





Tara has struck gold this weekend...

Not only does she have a laptop that works after six months without one...





but for her birthday, she has been given Guitar Hero - Warriors of Rock! She has wanted a Guitar Hero game ever since she played with one at Bry's wedding. :-)





She is one seriously lucky kid!!!

Happy 16th Birthday Tara!!!

And as for me, I get my preciousss back! :-)





It means I have my pooter all to myself again -- at last!!!


Whar sweet delight was it to wake this morning and both be able to spend time on computers in peace!

And the walk in and around town was great exercise to offset the noms we are eating - choccy, crisps, sausages in buns, and a little drop of the hard stuff.

What a feast!!!

Happy Easter everybody!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 4/9/2012 3:43PM

    Yay! So glad you have your beloved computer back!

Happy birthday, sweet 16, to Tara! What nice gifts for her!

xoxo
Carla

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WANDAH3 4/8/2012 11:05AM

    Happy Birthday to Tara and woo hoo to both of you for having your own computers once again. Enjoy the blessings of the day.

Hugs,
Wanda

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BOVEY63 4/8/2012 9:52AM

    So happy for Tara, and you too!
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Happy 16th Tara!
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SASSYJAY 4/8/2012 2:49AM

    Your Tara was born on the 7th? That would have been my Ernest's 9th birthday. He turned 25 today!
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_LINDA 4/8/2012 1:05AM

    Happy, happy birthday to Tara! So glad she has her own computer and got her favorite game!!
Enjoy your weekend! Have lots of fun!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SCREWIE 4/7/2012 6:20PM

    Happy birthday Tara!

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YOYONOMORE1 4/7/2012 3:29PM

    Happy sweet 16 to Tara and congrats to you both for having your own putors. Have a blessed and Happy Easter!

Hugs,
Shirl

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ANNEMAC5 4/7/2012 1:50PM

    Ya, glad all is well. Happy birthday to Tara.

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NEW-CAZ 4/7/2012 1:21PM

    Thanks for the smile Lex. glad you have your putie back emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 4/7/2012 12:51PM

    Yay for regaining your precious and congrats to Tara for all of her birthday goodies. Happy Easter!!

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CHEVY63 4/7/2012 12:30PM

    YAY! So glad you have your puter back! Love the pics as always.

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KRISTA-GIRL 4/7/2012 12:23PM

    Thank you for the smile! :-)
Happy Easter!!

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The Calm After the Storm

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Well, I'm pleased to report that we have had another productive day of spring cleaning and the house is finally fit for visitors! Bry and Rob will be here sometime tomorrow afternoon with a little luck and a fair wind. :-)

This morning I talked with my neighbours on either side of us. J at no.24 was blissfully unaware that anything had happened. Apparently, by the time she went to see why her dogs were barking, Id let Sophie out, and she assumed that her dogs were barking at Sophie. There is no sign of any damage in her garden, but she is miffed that she missed all the fun. She said she'd have let them out too, if she'd known what was happening!

My other neighbour (Anne), the one the Policewoman called on because it was apparent that the lads had climbed from my garden into hers, checked her garden this morning and discovered that the lid of the bin that houses her bus shelter glass (for her mosaic art) was broken. It is on the opposite side of the fence from the TV stand on my side, so they must have landed on it when they went over the fence.

Also, she realised that a bag of cement that was by the gate that leads from her back garden into the field behind had been knocked over, so we believe that was done by the lads as they escaped into the field by climbing over her gate.

Other than the bin lid, there was no damage and no items missing from Annes garden.

I just want to thank you all for being so kind and supportive on my blog last night and today. It was a pretty scary experience, realising there were people in my garden, and not being able to even see them because it was so dark. Having your messages to read before I braved going to bed really helped, and writing the blog calmed me too. Funny how getting it out onto a blog can help calm you down.

Needless to say, a larger torch is on my shopping list. Rather bolting the stable door after the horse has bolted, but there you are. :- )

I probably won't be around much for the next few days while Rob and Bry are here. Wish us luck with the new (to us) laptop! :-)

Enjoy your Easter Weekend! :-) Remember that chocolate is good for you in moderation, so have a little guilt-free treat!! :-)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 4/6/2012 11:15AM

    Enjoy your time with Bry and Rob!!

xoxo
Carla

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WANDAH3 4/6/2012 10:49AM

    I'm so glad that things have calmed down and the damage to private property was minimal. Enjoy your time with the kids.

Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Wanda

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_LINDA 4/6/2012 2:50AM

    Another good thing about having a large torch -its a great defensive weapon -I have a large metal one like the coppers use. One of those upside the head would take the sass out of anyone. What you do is shine the very bright light in his eyes, blinding him, then have at it. But having a dog with teeth is even better :)
Have a fabulous weekend with your daughter!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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ANNEMAC5 4/6/2012 2:28AM

    Have a lovely week end with your family. Hope the lap top works out. So glad you are ok after those horrible boys were in the garden and so little physical damage. Glad the blogging helped.
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BOVEY63 4/5/2012 9:19PM

    Have a wonderful Easter and time with Bry and Rob.
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NEW-CAZ 4/5/2012 5:21PM

    I hope they catch the blighters Lex.
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CHEVY63 4/5/2012 4:28PM

    Love the pics!

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I had an awful fright tonight! I'm still shaking!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

My neighbour's dogs started barking and they don't do that as a rule, and then I could hear voices - loud voices - coming from the back gardens. Thinking my neighbour might need help I opened the back door, and heard words to the effect of "Sh**! The door's opening!"

Instant panic for me, because it was pitch dark out there and I couldn't see a thing! So, I told Sophie "Go Fetch!" and she obligingly ran out into the garden while I raced for the telephone to dial 999!

You should have heard her barking as she chased whoever it was down the garden!

Meanwhile I'm being asked whether I want fire, police or ambulance, and I'm telling the lady on the phone what is going on while holding my torch, which is dying on me, trying to see where the people (sounded like teenage boys) were.

By the time the police got here the boys were gone, but when we went down the garden using the Policewoman's massive torch, it was clear where they had gone. They had used an old TV stand to climb over into my other neighbour's garden, breaking it in the process. So the policewoman went next door to check Anne's garden out too.

I had thought they had come over from the field behind the house, but it looks like what they actually did was work their way through at least four back gardens, presumably looking for stuff to pinch!

The police surrounded the area and were stopping everyone and asking questions. I don't suppose they will find the kids now, but I'm glad they came out to look.

11 years I've lived here, and the only intruders I've dealt with till now were...

A small dog that squeezed through a hole in the fence and couldn't find it's way out, and a naked toddler with a Houdini complex that climbed over the fence from next door when his Mum wasn't looking!

I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. *sigh*

Hope your evening is less eventful!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SCREWIE 4/7/2012 7:06PM

    That sounds very scary!

Glad to hear that it all went well and the Police were there quickly.

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CHEVY63 4/5/2012 4:26PM

    Wow, that sounds scary! Glad you're ok!

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CARLA-216 4/5/2012 3:25PM

    Scary for sure! I'm glad no one was hurt and nothing was stolen. I also don't think they will be back, especially knowing a dog may chase them (or worse) away!

I hope today has been, and this evening is, calm and relaxing for you!

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Carla

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ZURDTA- 4/5/2012 6:23AM

    Crikey! What a fright!

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MRE1956 4/5/2012 5:34AM

    I don't know how anyone can dislike dogs in light of your scary story......may karma have its way with the $#!@# perps!

And a good ol' "Atta Boy" shout-out to your neighbor's furry heros!

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SASSYJAY 4/5/2012 4:03AM

    Barking dogs are the BEST burglar alarms.

My hubby has always thought I was crazy when the dogs bark, and I tell them "Good Girl!" or "Good Boy!" Frankly, I think they ARE doing a good job of what they were 'hired' to do.

And unless there really is an important (to them) reason for the barking, it seems to calm them down. I think it's because they're expecting a treat for being 'good'...lol

So glad there was a happy ending to your scare.

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BUBBLEJ1 4/5/2012 3:23AM

    What a fright! Well, I don't think they will come back! If they meant to harm you they wouldn't have run off when they did. And now that they know that someone is home, they will probably stay away.

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NEW-CAZ 4/5/2012 2:50AM

    Glad you're okay Lex!
Thank heaven for the dogs raising the alarm.
You were lucky with the police turning up so quickly, how often do we hear that they don't respond.
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_LINDA 4/5/2012 1:36AM

    Sophie the hero dog!! So very glad it was just kids, and that you got a speedy police response.. Maybe just try a window next time and shout out who goes there rather then stepping out..
Hope you were able to sleep, although Sophie would be on the job.
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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ANNEMAC5 4/5/2012 12:56AM

    Glad you are OK. Lucky you heard the dogs bark. I was on my own last night as DH was away overnight so I went to bed early. So I would not have heard anybody in my garden.
You got a good response to your 999 call you hear so many stories of them taking hours to come. Sophie to the rescue...
Hope you managed to get some sleep I know you will be replaying things in your mind but bet you forgot about your foot !
Hugs Anne

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MNOT2THICK 4/4/2012 8:46PM

    That had my heart racing a little. Lexie, maybe you can install a flood light in the back yard. I would feel a lot better if you did not open your door. Horray for your brave doggie and the police coming on time. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 4/4/2012 7:58PM

    Glad you called the police and that your doggie could chase them away, hopefully they will not try that again. Stay safe. Hope you have a peaceful evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BOVEY63 4/4/2012 7:45PM

    That does sound so scary. Glad no one was hurt.
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Hope you are able to sleep and have a much better day tomorrow.

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CING56 4/4/2012 6:52PM

    Hi Lexie,
Sounds like you've had a scary evening. I hope things have calmed down a bit now.
Take care
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BESCATS 4/4/2012 6:32PM

    Thank God for our dogs !! It is getting very scary in this world today with so much violence and vandalism. My dogs send hugs & "high-fives" to your dogs for a job well done. Be safe, God Bless. emoticon

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MSKITYOCAT 4/4/2012 6:24PM

  That is so scary. Did you have to eat after that? I sure would have. LOL
Blessings to you for a quiet night.

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SSIMON74 4/4/2012 6:21PM

    Wow. I hope that never happens again... Aren't our dogs, so brave?

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Can I Jump For Joy Now? Or Should I Wait Until The Weekend?

Monday, April 02, 2012

Ooooh, I am delighted! Bry emailed today to let us know that both she and Rob would be up here for the Easter weekend.





But, much as it will be lovely to see them both, the timing is off, and it really isn't the best time for us, what with my foot still recovering, so long walks out of the question, plus TOM due for both of us any day that will definitely throw a couple of spanners in the works.





However...

There is an overwhelming reason or two why picking a different weekend won't work.

The first is that Rob's work schedule won't have another long weekend to play with for quite a while - or at least not that he can travel up here for.

And we are going to need him up here...



because....



They are bringing with them...



a Laptop!!!!!!





Yay! It is Bry's old Mac laptop, and they are giving it to Tara so that we can each have our own computer again. :-)

We aren't used to using Macs, so we are going to need Rob's expertise to teach us the ropes through the weekend. :-)

If it all goes well, by this time next week I'll have my baby all to myself again. That means I'll be able to Spark more, study more, Jigidi more, and exercise and stuff whenever I want to!

Always assuming that nothing goes wrong, which is why I'm not sure quite when to start jumping up and down and doing a happy dance! LOL

It is going to be a tricky week ahead...

keeping my fingers crossed...

while trying to spring clean! *grin*

Have a Manic (in a good way) Monday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MAURIZIA 4/3/2012 4:30PM

    No doubt it will all work out...and you'll be pleasantly surprised! :)

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_LINDA 4/3/2012 12:48AM

    That is fantastic news!!! Jump for joy virtually all you want!! Doing the happy dance for you!
Hope that foot smartens up soon!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CARLA-216 4/2/2012 4:12PM

    Fingers crossed it all works out!

And careful how you jump for joy...don't want you aggravating your foot!

xoxo
Carla

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WANDAH3 4/2/2012 4:03PM

    It will all work out...trust that the universe has it all in control. Enjoy your visit.

Hugs,
Wanda

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BOVEY63 4/2/2012 3:51PM

    How wonderful for all of you!
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YOYONOMORE1 4/2/2012 3:49PM

    Oh joy, joy, happy, happy your very own laptop, that means we'll be seeing more of you, I like that. Have a great day!

Hugs,
Shirl

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    That's awesome!!! You can do a couple of jumps!! LOL!!! Have a great visit!!! emoticon

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CHEVY63 4/2/2012 1:54PM

    Great news! Glad that you'll get to see them, and that you'll have your laptop back to yourself.

Have a great week!!!!

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