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Fall is here…sort of…

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Well, October 1 has come and gone.

How many of you are already feeling the Halloween spirit? Have you started decorating? Have you chosen costumes for your kids or yourself?

Sadly, decorating and dressing up is kind of pointless where I live. My house in the boonies. In the time I have lived here I have never once had a single trick-or-treater.

So, in light of that, we usually go out to Ruby Tuesdays for a nice dinner. I’ve dressed up before, as a witch, but, I kind of look the part for Halloween all year long with my funky colored hair and weird t-shirts.

I kind of miss living in an area with people. Having kids coming to the door in their precious little costumes and things like that. However, my need for being away from the public at large outweighs that.

Fall hasn’t really come to lower Alabama yet. It is in the 70s at night, very humid, and we are still pushing the upper 80s and lower 90s during the day. We usually don’t get much in the way of an autumn. In my area, we don’t even get the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. Too many pine trees and tree that just suddenly lose their leaves with no color change. They grass turns to a wheat color. It doesn’t grow, so that means there are 7 acres that no one has to get out on the riding lawn mower to take care of.

Sports reign supreme. My man sits on the weekends and watches football all day. Cooking is a bit more fun, as we tend to grill a lot for these game days. Boston Butts are smoked, briskets, and steaks are grilled to perfection. It’s really very nice. Especially since that man can really work a grill. Everything he cooks comes out spectacular!

My daughter’s birthday is today! 28 years old. Man, I reeeallllyyy feel old. I am very proud of her. I love her fiancé to bits as well, and he has a 5 year old daughter who just makes me smile with pride. She is so sweet and cute and colors me pictures that I hang on the fridge and various cork boards in my office. Sadly, there is a custody battle going on for her, and her mother refuses to let us see her. I miss her little face a lot. She has her own room here in my house, and sometime I peek in there. The cats like sitting in her windows, but I think they feel her absence too. They all adore her, and she isn’t too rough with them. She is a bright good, with a wonderful spirit.

So, to move on from the slightly depressing stuff, the fall months mean that NaNoWriMo will be upon us in November. I am looking forward to my duties as Municipal Liaison with the library. We have already scheduled out Write In times and dates, and they also have listed themselves as a Come Write In spot for anyone, at any time. Great bunch of people!

So, this was a simple ‘whats on my mind’ post. I will be posting as often as I can. Ideally, a post a day would be awesome. As well as interviews and promoting other peoples books and blogs. Expect reblogs as well on articles I come across.

So, signing off for now.

Enjoy a picture of some of my cats!! Sid, Siefer and Quin!

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November 2016 Day 18

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I’m sitting in the library with my small group of Wrimos. Only 2 so far. One I am really glad is here because she hasn’t been able to make it to any of the other events, so this is great to see here again. We had met at last year’s events. Wonderful young woman.

 

I’m still in pain, but I took my stupid pills, and that was sort of a no-no. I didn’t realize just how stupid these pills make me until I got in the truck with all my NaNo supplies and started driving. Ugh.

 

So now I am just coping with the pain until the event is over and I get home. I brought the pills with me though, just in case.

 

I’m happy to say that I sent a proposal to the library system on holding Creative Writing Seminars, to include just what NaNoWriMo and things like BlogHer challenges are all about.

 

They accepted my proposal, so we will be doing on every other month starting in January leading up to NaNoWriMo. I’m so excited, and nervous. This is stepping way out of my comfort zone, but it’s something I am passionate about. And I have so many people supporting me and cheering me on, it’s wonderful.

 

So, let’s move on to the BlogHer Prompt
Nov. 18: What’s the dumbest thing you and a partner have ever fought about?

 

Where do I even start? We have fought about colors, choosing meat, how to properly crack an egg, hand-mixing vs. an electric mixer.

 

We have fought about so man stupid little things its unreal. And I don’t entertain it for long. After trying to even get him to see things from my side, which he believes his side is the only side, I turn around and head to my office, leaving warning that anyone that dares enter with be beheaded with one of my lovely swords. Worse yet, I’ll sic my cats on them. 😀

 

A short one today, I know, and I’m sorry. I have a near infinite supply of dumb fights, but honestly, I don’t like to give out that much of my person froo froo romantic life side. Nice thing about not being married…you can get out of a relationship that is getting toxic. However, this man in my life is great, he’s just him, and I’m just me. He calls me a ‘mean-ass’ and I tell him to grow some balls from time to time. Typical relationship stuff, yes?

 

Be sweet, my lovelies…


Snail Mail Surprises!

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Snail Mail YAY!

I LOVE getting snail mail. Today I received this card in the mail from my dear friend Patricia. Inside was a note involving mutations, blood cells, zombies and blood suckers. I was enamoured, as you can imaging.

I laughed so much reading it. It is truly of my morbid tastes, while being completely endearing.

This one is going on my ‘wall of favorites’ where I keep stickers and pins and comic panels that I want everyone who comes into my office to see.

So, thank you, Patricia. Truly the highlight of my day, because it was a total drag having to get dressed.

~hearts~


SHE LIVES!!!….sorta….

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YES! I LIVE!!!!

I tell you, these past few months have been ass-kickers. The loss of my beloved Fat Cat, my big sister getting married. Whew.

The weddings was WONDERFUL!!

Even the part where I fell off a bridge into a sand dune and lay there yelling ‘HO DOWN!’…and that was BEFORE I started drinking. ~face palms~

It was a really great time. Beautiful service. My sister was radiant.

So, I was super busy, and didnt mean to be gone from the blogging world as long as I was. My buddy Patricia told me I needed to dust the thing off a bit. I love getting email from you all, I really do! Always puts a smile on my face!

I am totally immersed in the coming NaNoWriMo Event this year. I was made a Municipal Liaison and working with the NaNo staff, we restructed the previous years Regions into something a little different. So, instead of just two areas that were without Liaisons in previous years, we combined the two, and added two more counties to the mix.

I have found the libraries in most towns are more than happy to help in the event, as well as some local businesses. I have been busy coordinating meetups and write ins, as well as preparing fun little things for the events and parties.

I feel accomplished and proud. I really hope we get a larger participant community build in comparison to previous years.

The role play world has been treating me decently. I have a character with a mad crush on another, and it looks like he just may be returning those feelings. Exciting. My other character, well, she is as weird as always. No one likes dealing with her, so I dont get much writing time with her anymore. My alternate character seems to be garnering more attention, so the shift from main and alt just may change.

The other game? The strictly vampire one? Well, I log into the grid to move, feed, steal …and thats pretty much it. I havent even visited the role play forums for that game in ages, as no one writes with me anymore, and I’ve played that character for 13 years now, I am having a hard time focusing on new material to write solo for her.

Home life is good. Little Jeffrey is turning into Big Jeffrey and its almost time for his lovely ‘family jewels’ to be removed. The daughter is doing good, other than hating the fact that she is currently out of work. She’s doing great on obtaining her secondary degree, and is looking at two different schools to obtain her Bachelors in Paralegal Sciences. She is adamant that it be an ABA school, of course, and thats the smart thing to do.

I miss my Fat Cat every day. And I’m sure my friend Patricia is missing getting random emails and text from the old cat. No, Patricia, I will not give Jeffrey my passwords. 😛

So, my darlings, I have missed you all!

November will be busy, but I will Ninja on you every so often!

~smooches~


Naughty naughty…

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Well, I havent posted any actual stories in awhile, and while I may be posting all about movies, serial killers and the Netflix Vortex of Doom, I am still squeezing time in to write.

I write every day. I keep a journal every day as well.

So, my writing lately is been…of the naughty variety. SMUT!!!

I have short stories started, but all lack endings. I need proper endings. Oh, but the lovely smut is there.

I do believe I have a good end for one of these smut stories in mind. I’m going to try to work it together tomorrow. The, of course I will share with you all.

In other news, the gaming is going fair, I guess. I quit playing one game pretty much altogether. But the other, where I have two character, well, I had put those characters in ‘time out’ while Fat Cat was sick, and havent brought one of them back out. The only reason that I did pull one of them out was because a fellow player contacted me through Facebook and requested a particular character to enter into a thread with his. I couldnt say no…my character has a crush on his. Though, I play her to be very shy, it will be something never known and she will agonize, because, well, making my characters suffer is great for shits and giggles.

NaNowriMo is coming, and I am preparing on that front as well. I am Municipal Liaison for a newly created home region here in SE Alabama. I am drafting letters to the libraries in the surrounding counties and working on a list of places, such as coffee shops, that would host get togethers and write-ins. I’m excited.

My only disappointment in it all is that my donation page for the San Fracisco Write-a-thon is not generating any donations. I was really hoping to reach at least the minimum to earn me a spot at the event. Maybe I should reinterate that none of that money comes to me…it goes directly to NaNo…I’m just trying to win a spot in the event. I have to pay for everything. Bleh. I’ve looked at airline tickets and hotels, and I could get there the night before the event, and leave the morning after and it wont break my budget too awful much. It does help that my soon to be brother in law works for a major airline and can get me a deal. However, the hotels in the area of the event are pretty skeevy unless I am willing to drop some cash.

But, at this rate, it doesnt look like I’ll reach whats needed to earn me a spot. Thats life.

I miss Fat Cat every day. Having little man Jeffrey is great, but when I hear the tinkle of the little bell on his collar, I immediately look for the poofy face of my Fat Cat. Jeffrey is a hoot and a half though. Kittens…so much energy, the puffing up, the attacking, the constant playing…then ~bonk~ he passes out…lol.

My daughter wants to go away for Christmas this year. Its her first year single, and living back home for the holidays, and she is always insanely jealous of some of my trips.

I suggested Savannah, Georgia, as I havent been there yet. Its so beautiful and historic. But the daughter wants to go to New Orleans. Now, I love NOLA. But that is a pricey trip. We’re so close, but the hotel and the food and activities…it can get pricey. I stay at one particular hotel there, always trying to get the same room. Some things I wont give up. So, discussions are in hand on a holiday getaway or a traditional Christmas at home. And the funny thing is, we dont even really celebrate the holiday. Occasionally I put up a tree. Not every year. And I am not religious at all, more like anti-religion. I can honestly say I dont know where my daughter stands on the topic of religion. I’ve always brought her up to choose, look at her options, try different things. She’s tried the Catholic religion, Episcapol, Greek Orthodox, Baptist…right now she seems just…neutral.

Well, I suppose I should wrap this up. I have a Netflix series to start watching ~eyes Courtney~

Hopefully I will have some juicy smut for your reading pleasure with tomorrows post!

Be well, my darlings!


What a day…movies abound none the less!

Wow, what a day I’ve had. Mentally exhausting. Well, most of that in the last hour. Yes, I sat here for the last hour pouring over pictures of Fat Cat and completely bawling my eyes out and snotting everywhere. To say I’m a hot mess is an understandment. ~shivers at the thought of looking in a mirror~

Little Man Jeffrey had his first vet appointment today. He got his vaccinations and tests, and was a dapper little fellow for Dr Carter.

I broke my daughters computer. Well, nothing that isnt fixable, I’ve been working on it all day. She’s sleeping now, so it will have to wait until tomorrow to be finished up and she can get on with her online life.

I did manage to fix my own computer, however. I have two drives…DVD and BluRay. Well, I had a bad connection in there somewhere, and a bad cable. I had to fish through there and order the needed pieces. They came in this morning and I got things sorted. Then it was off to destroy my daughters PC!!! All I wanted to do was something she had asked for anyway, which was change a few things, and maybe install Windows 10. Oh, what a mess the whole thing turned into. When I left her to get some sleep, I had just set the machine on resetting itself back to factory settings. Some of it is her own fault. She never does maintenance, never defrags, NEVER updates. GAH!

I am just a tad too OCD about my computer and laptops.

In other news, I still managed to watch some movies. Quite a few actually. I’m a vampire, remember, I never sleep.

I’m only going to list two here tonight.

These two movies caught me COMPLETELY off guard!!! I was expecting average movies. Okay movies. Meh movies.

They both turned out to be pretty fan-frikkin-tastic!

First up:

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A young woman is facing her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as “The Siamese Burn.”

This movie was amazing to the senses. Visually stunning and well acted. The story-line was so much more than the tiny blurb given for the movie. The realm of psychology and peoples reactions in this film hit home in some ways. I loved it. Recommend, definitely.

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An elite ‘search and rescue’ team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.

I know, I know, you’re thinking ‘b-movie’, and it just may be, but some big money was spent on it, at least for the special FX. I went in for the ‘biological outbreak’ hook. OH MAN!! I WAS BLOWN AWAY! I LOVE THIS!  And the wonderful thing is, it still leaves you questioning. It still leaves you wondering. HIGHLY recommend. Another mind-bender in the end.

Well, thats tonights wrap up.

I’m pooped. And my face is all puffy.

~sad panda face~


Day 1 without Fat Cat

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Fat Cat: The kitten years

So, yesterday I took a handful of my meds plus an extra dose of Ambien and called it a day at 3:30PM, only waking once in that time, which was more like zombie mode than anything.

I woke up at 4AM this morning. I felt hollowed out. Fat Cat wasnt in bed with me. She didnt come greet me. She didnt sit on my desk and tap my shoulder, face or brush her paw through my hair in a cute attempt to weasel me out of treats.

I didnt know what to do without myself. Sitting there crying was top of the list. But I had to physically be doing something.

So, I rearranged all my furniture here in my office, put away Fat Cats clothing and most prized toys. I called the Funeral Home that was handling her cremation to set an appointment to choose an urn or container for her ashes.

I went through all my pics of her on my PC and transferred my favorites onto a thumb drive…I’m planning on taking them to Walgreens and printing them out and framing them.

Some people think ‘All this for a cat’. ChesterAnn was no mere cat in my book. She was like my kid. In all actuality, my shrink had urged me to get her as a ‘therapy animal’. Who knew she would turn out to be more nuerotic than me…

I miss her so terribly. I am missing those little every day things.

AAANNDDD….now I am blubbering and snotting everywhere.

I suppose I should wrap up this depressing post for now.

No fear, I’m sure there are more to come! ~can feel your utter excitement~


ChesterAnn (Fat Cat) The passing of my heart.

This morning at approximately 10:30am, ChesterAnn, aka Fat Cat, passed away in my arms.

To say I am devastated is putting things very lightly.

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Rest in Peace, my little love.


In the know

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Hello my darlings!

Only one short story tonight.

I’ve been taking care of my friend as I mentioned last week. They still arent back to work yet, and I STILL havent gotten things totally settled with my insurance since the truck got wrecked. So, I have been a little busy.

Today was the first day, however, that I havent been able to sit down and write at length. I managed one story.

But hey, at least it was something. My goal for this month was to write something every day based on prompts. I think I’ve managed pretty good. I want to make it a routine that lasts.

I know not all of my short stories are great, but like I said, it keeps me writing, even if I fall flat here and there. I think tonights short story will be like well enough.

I have been thinking of posting up more of my Role Play writing. Some of the characters mine deals with, and their situations, can be downright entertaining and hilarious. Not all this vampire stuff is serious. I like my roleplays to carry some humor too, and my characters are far from perfect creatures.

Fat Cat is having a hard time struggling with this heat this year. She is harking up hairballs every day. I totally need to get her in to be shaved down. Its also time for a medical checkup. She’ll be so pleased. >_>

I’ve also been rearranging my office… again… I swapped my newer laptop desk for the old one I bought years ago. It is much bigger and matches my main desk a lot better. That meant digging in the storage room to unearth the old desk and get them swapped without breaking my neck.

I really should clean out that storage room…but…uumm…nu.

Well my lovelies, enjoy tonights story to be posted next.

~hugs you all~


Hit the ground runnin'…

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AAANNNDDDD…..I’m back again.

Sorry for the dissappearance folks. I truly am.

Life gets in the way, as we all know.

There have been tragedies and heartbreak. Joys and sorrows. Hello’s and good-byes.

It had really taken a toll on me.

But I’ve put on my big girl pants and decided enough is enough. Its time to reconnect with the world and get back to it.

So in light of that, I’ve joined in on Camp NaNoWriMo again. I’ve decided my daily word count will be floating, as I intent to compile short stories, which I will post here, to get my head back in the game.

Fat Cat misses you all. She sends her regards from a well worn Amazon shipping box that a lovely friend provided her via a gift card to me. You know who you are sweetie. Fat Cat is thoroughly enjoying the box and said she plans on sending you secret messeges. 😉

Along with my writings, I may vent a little here and there. There are questions in life that the answers just seem out of my grasp, but I know others have experienced things I have not, and could provide those answers I seek.

So, we will kick off this day with a positive note.

Also, we will kick it off with an ever so sexy photo of Fat Cat.

LOVE YOU ALL!!

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