Thursday, January 31, 2013

por qué ?

yes. that is the question. why do they sell these items on opposite sides of the walmart?



i swear, i did not touch the dishwasher! i was sitting at the table, and it just "came on". i don't think i can even blame a kitty. maybe ... poltergeist ? heck, had i known it was going to come on, i would had loaded it too.

last night, crazy weather and all, Mac still wanted to go out. it was near my bedtime, so i wouldn't let him. i think he punished me. i'm not sure when he did it, but i did find poop in the downstairs tub.
why can't he just be like Rocky and enjoy the simple things in life ... like the curtains!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

el tiempo!

"oh the weather outside is frightful, and ... " and it's too warm for a fire. it was in the 70's again today, but a front is moving through ... and it's crazy windy.

in the evenings, i keep my deal with Mac. he can come & go out as many times as he likes, since i don't have the same time constraints as in the morning.

but tonight ... he finally thought better of it. he's a wise kitty.


we're under a wind advisory. just awhile ago, i opened the door and he saw the leaves sweep by, and he turned around and came back in.


so, i decided, "hey, let's play inside!" and opened the door to the garage (where Rocky is now).


so, today was in the 70's, tomorrow might be 50, and the next day even 10 degrees cooler. GOOD! i want to wear my cute pompom hat i knitted =)


ps, kitties got their stinky snack tonight! :p


ps. the name of this next photo is ....


where the fuck is the OFF button ?!

i did find it (soon there after), but sheesh ... why do modern appliances have to be so fancy ?!

día cuatro

i finally figured out last night how to keep the bedroom door from being pushed open by kitties in the night!

all it took was some junk mail and packaging tape! last night, there were no curious kitties running across me, or trying to smack my lipbalm off the night stand.
but this morning, i opened the door, and the first thing Rocky did was show me his appreciation by showing the toilet paper some ♥ love ♥ !



and it looks like a vampire put some punctures in the paper towels.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

un gato feliz !

this morning, i suspect Mac wasn't too thrilled with me, as i only let him out once ... and wouldn't let him out again for fear he wouldn't come back soon enough and make me late to work.

i got off work early today. it's such a nice day to play hooky.


it's in the 70's! i stopped at the grocery store, and came "home" to air things out. i tricked Rocky into thinking there was something fun going on in the garage, ... so i could open some windows and the kitchen door and enjoy the breeze (without fear of Rocky running away).


Mac wasn't quite sure what to make of things. he was out. he was in. he sat in the garden. he sat in the doorway.

i hope Mac gets his fill of this awesome weather before Rocky realizes what he's missing out on.


(apparently, Mac really likes a good butt-rub)

hey schmutzie, mr. mailman really stuffed your box today, with your mail and a neighbor's! no worries, i put the neighbor's mail in their box. check out all the catalogs!


y en el tercer día

day 3, 2nd morning, 1 BIG CRASH! i literally popped out of bed around 6:30 am, thinking someone had thrown a brick through a window.

i figured out pretty quickly it likely wasn't something so random as a brick through the window, but the workings of a certain kitty.


this was the casualty. this pretty steel frame infront of the fireplace holds these cone shaped glass votive holders. the frame was flat on the floor (just missing the glass coffee table), and little cones & votives strewn across the floor.

and the culprit? i'm pretty sure it was this one ...


just an hour or so before this, both the boys were all sweet & curled up on the bed (the little one conserving his energy for his shenanigans within the hour).



this is another casualty, little "tiny tim". this picture is of him from sunday, and as of this morning, he's missing a wing ...


ps. so far

  • Mac has not crapped in the downstairs tub
  • i even let him out for a bit before work (thank goodness he came back in a reasonable time, as it would be a very long day to spend outdoors!)
  • Mac got tired of Rocky's attitude this morning and beat the crap out of him (no worries, Mac's tail wasn't even puffed out)

Monday, January 28, 2013

el segundo día

on the second of sitting the kitty stole from me ... a batch full of torn off milk rings !


all these milk rings were on the kitchen counter last night. all 5 of them. in the morning ... they were all gone !

i cannot even begin to describe the mayhem last night ... the clatter at the bedroom blinds, the "drive-by's" as i was sleeping, the "creeping around"!

of course, there might be more "mayhem" later tonight, as i had a long work day and was out until almost 9pm. therefore, they might punish me.

anyhoo ... the kitties ran amuck last night, and my wee monsters hid in fear of being snatched & played with.


but they are safe!

i'm really tired tonight. Rocky is out of control running all over the place with one of the milk rings he didn't yet lose under a piece of furniture. Mac is still outside, but he (hopefully) will want to come in soon, as it's bedtime (for me).

do you think if i dangle a raw shrimp out the back door, mac will come running? here's a picture of the leftovers of tuna the boys had from yesterday ....


Sunday, January 27, 2013

dia uno

as my dear friend should be over the atlantic ocean right now, i'm a bit "at home" too ... at the casa del tona !

la casa is definitely a place i could see myself living in, though ... let's be honest, it wouldn't be as "tidy". though, when i vacate, it will be as clean (hope) as i found it  =)

we're all different, and i do celebrate that. i think it's important for us to have diversity.

i met my dear friend back in '97 or '98. i was working at a restaurant, waiting tables. i spotted schmutzie across the room. why? ... she was wearing a handknit sweater! i just had to ask her about the yarn!

dang, it's been a long time ......

so, between now and the 13th of february, i hope to give some kind of diary of the days/nights spent taking care of los gatos. and, also document if the garbage disposal blows up, if i lock myself out of the house, or if a bird poops on my windshield.

i came over late in the afternoon. it takes me awhile to bug out of a place. i'm worse than imelda marcos. (i hear she travels with ridiculous luggage (shoes!))

i had things to take care of: garbage, food in fridge, what to wear for the week, my fish, stuff, etc. and then ravelry went down for a bit, so i couldn't look at my project pages to figure out what project to pack ... so i had to rely on my shoddy memory.

but, i think i did okay. i packed a suitcase of clothes, a bag full of yarn, books, needles, and patterns, ... some food from the fridge, my LAPTOP! and other essentials.

there's one "essential" i found here waiting for me ...


(it's not the oatmeal)(but is still in the "grain" family").

hey, so, i'm using my iPhone and the new(ish) flickr app to take & upload my pictures while here. and the app has some fun filters and other editing features. thus, i hope none of the photos shared here will be straight up.

i have since unpacked, locked the garage, and freaked out the cats!


that's "wee" rocky. he's a kitten. he's ♥ special ♥ !!! seriously, i can't remember the last time (other than the 1st of the year) that i spent so much time in the company of a kitten. i imagine tonight, there were be some "drive by's" ... meaning, he'll be up all night, and randomly run across me while i'm sleeping.

yes. that's what he does.

but, in his defense, he's crazy sweet & cute (and is getting acquainted with the squirt bottle!).

the other kitty is "mac". he's a bit more seasoned. he's a beautiful glossy mature black kitty. he gets to go outside. that's where he is right now. he just needs to come back sometime before i go to bed. 'nuff said. he's pretty awesome.

but, i think he's been misbehaving lately a bit, as i found this note on the counter of casa del tona ....


so, he's had some issues lately, but hey, who hasn't?


i did bring over one of my "babies" ... well, i do only have one ... a betta. i like little fishes. too cute! and they beg like dogs, but without the walks, vet bills, or allergies. and, i can take my fish anywhere ... who know's what's in the cup i am carrying around ?! ummm ... a fish! look away !!!

tonight is "home sweet home". tonight, i start a new week. a new week here. a new week at work. a new week to remember to "hide" anything a kitty might "disappear" in the night.

tonight, i have some bedside reading material.


i have two new magazines, and a book i've been dipping in & out of for too long.

but, before then, perhaps i can knit (or crochet) on something and watch a bit of netflix ?!

holy crap schmutzie! what do i do! i wants that eileen fisher top! i do, but should we wait for a sale ?!!!