Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Every year it is the challenge to make a cat-proof Christmas. My younger cat, Peanut, is making ME CRAZY!!! He is the poster cat for curiosity killed the cat! He has attempted to climb inside a hot oven, burned his paw (and because that wasn't enough, his nose), on the stove top, broken numerous glasses (both the drinking and reading kind) by having a strong desire to "test gravity", torn apart stuffed animals and various other toys (you should have seen what he did to the teddy bear that came with the flowers my BF surprised me with!), AND to top it all off==he is absolutely NOT afraid of anything! He runs TOWARDS water being squirted at him. I just now brought out the broom to swat him away from the Christmas tree and he has slowly crept towards the broom and is staring it down-ready to pounce. I did not put many breakable ornaments on the tree, but it is making me crazy that he keeps "testing gravity" with the ornaments and that he keeps trying to climb the freaking tree! (I had my brother attach the tri-pod base for my tree to a piece of plywood, so I am pretty sure he won't actually knock the tree down). Grr...The joys of cat ownership!
Beautiful tan cat available to good home. Sweet disposition. Greets you at the door by licking you! Plays fetch! Very smart-knows all about the properties of gravity. Makes attempts at cooking. Loves to decorate. Tries to spell-will bring up magnet letters from the basement to the family room one at at time (I swear, I was gonna faint if the letters started to spell something!) Use an electric blanket? No need when you have the "cat blanket" in your house. Will be sure to sleep on top of you all night, no matter how many times you roll over! Hardly eats. Just wants to play! Gets along well with others. Well, until he is bothered by you and with no warning will scratch at you. Oops, perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned that.
Oh, wait. Please disregard previous ad. Cat does not belong to writer. It is the daughter's cat. She picked him from the shelter. Stunned that anyone would have sent him to a shelter in the first place. She loves this cat. Will not let him go! Guess I'll continue to tolerate and exercise chasing dear Peanut around my house; and bending to clean up glass and stuffing is good strengthener for the muscles.
Enjoy your pets! They make life interesting.
ps. Peanut is now sleeping on top of the broom. Guess he figures it can't do anything bad to him if he has it pinned down. **shakes head, throws up arms, I give in! He's awfully cute**
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Remember how I went up a couple of pounds? Well, I managed to lose them over the holiday! I'm back to my 20 pounds down! Now, I just need to get back on my 2 pounds per week downward trend. QuickFire team will certainly help me with that. I'm finding it amusing that the challenges have corresponded with my workout schedule. Yesterday was arms, today core--which is what I have scheduled. Flat belly HERE I COME!!! I'm sucking it in right now, as I type, Oh Yea--I can multitask! Have a "crunchy" kind of day, Jenn
Monday, November 30, 2009
This weekend was busy, busy, busy!!! I actually think I maintained my weight despite eating cheesecake yesterday! Turkey day was fun and yummy! That was the BEST turkey I've ever had! Black Friday was CRAZY, even though I didn't shop for anything. BF said we should go walk around the mall for exercise. I thought he was crazy! But we did, and it was actually fun. It's always nice when you don't actually have to wait in line to purchase something. Saturday my daughter and I went to a wedding. It was really cool. Luke (the groom) is in the army, so they did the "military arch" thing and it was cool to see so many guys all dressed in their formal military garb. He will be in my prayers, as he will be deployed to Afghanistan soon. (please pray for his and all our troops' safety) Sunday brought Turkey day at my Mom's. It was fun. My little brother is hilarious! He put on my Mom's faux fur dress coat and her derby day hat and told her he was ready to help with the dishes. Wish I had pictures! I made the cheesecake. It was the best I think I've ever made! I only ate 1/16 of it, so I think that's pretty good! (I didn't have any for my B-day, so I was so looking forward to it at this time)
So now I am primed and ready to tackle a hard hitting fitness week. I'm gonna mall walk to day. Hoping to go again at least a couple more days this week too.
Ooooooo, I forgot to tell ya'll the BESTEST part about my whole holiday! I got a new-to-me car!!! It was a gift. (the best EVER!!!). It's a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. It has 33,000 miles! It also has power everything (my old car was manual windows/doors and played tapes). It has a sunroof, leather seats, heated seats, CD player, remote start, 3.8 liter engine (it FLIES), and it is the best car I've ever owned! It was such an unexpected blessing. It's hard to accept a gift of this magnitude. I'm working hard on my receiving abilities. I thank God for blessing my life! I pray I can pay it forward someday!
Now, let's kick some hiney this week!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I'm going to my BF's parent's this year. I am looking forward to it. I hear his Mom wants us all to hang out aaaaallllllll day like they used to do at her relatives. That's the way it happens at my relatives on holiday's too. But we play games, drink, eat, and really enjoy each others company. Someone always has a new game to play and there are loads of cousins around. When I was little we ended up in the basement playing tag, "pile-on", twister, etc. My memories are of us laughing til we just about puke! Oh, to be a kid again. I'll miss my family this year. We're all really spread out and many of us cousins are now married with kids and have other family obligations. I look forward to seeing them again, but also will enjoy making new memories with my new extended family. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
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