Earlier today, Josh and decided to go outside and run around in the snow like a couple of 8-year-olds. After wandering around the shore of the frozen lake that’s behind our building, we raced to the top of the hill to head back home.
To make a long story short, I won the race, and he fell on his way up the hill at the exact moment I whipped a snowball at his head and hit him in the face.
(In a bit of cosmic justice, I laughed so hard that I fell over and landed in a snowbank.)
I haven’t left my apartment in almost 48 hours. That sounds weird, right? Well, it helps if you realize that I currently don’t have a car. Mine went into the shop two days early – Tuesday – to be exact, when the problem got worse and it started stalling out every time I had to stop at a red light or stop sign. My husband thinks the problem is an O2 sensor, so we’ll see if he’s right. Either way, I’m car-less through next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Another reason I haven’t gone outside is due to the giant blizzard that hit yesterday, but since I have no where to go right now (not to mention no way to get there), that doesn’t really bother me. It can snow all it wants right now! Ha ha ha!
My books from Barnes and Noble arrived, finally. They came Saturday, the same day I received an email from them letting me know that they were shipped. So, at least I have something to do besides write and watch the snow fall.
As far as work goes, I’m currently writing a bunch of book reviews, posts on sports for both of the blogs I write for, and a few restaurant reviews and news updates, so be on the look out for updates. I’ll post links to them once they go up.
Isn't Osiris HUGE? She's a 5-lb Calico Bundle of Trouble.
And now I’ll end things with kitten pictures. Can you believe that they’re both over five pounds already? Yikes.
When she was at the vet last week for her final kitten shot, she didn’t want to leave her carrier. Our vet had to forcibly take her out of the cage. She isn’t much of a lap cat, unlike her brother, who’s much calmer and snugglier.
- You can see Horus’ “transition paint job” in the picture.
Horus, on the other hand, is funny. He tries to beat up the other cats (even the ones much larger than he is) and runs around “meowing” and trying to swat at things that no one else can see. Weird, huh? He won’t like us much after he gets neutered next month!
This is a view from my apartment taken around noon today:
Not shown - the UPS man getting his truck stuck outside the building. You can barely see the other tower, and the clubhouse, off to the left and across the parking lot, isn’t visible at all. And it’s still snowing! So much for global warming.
I gave my cats a bowl of snow, just to see what they’d do with it. As you can tell, Horus and Osiris wrestled over who got to eat it first. Once they got over that first shock, “Oh, COLD!” they didn’t seem to notice. That whole bowl of snow vanished in about 5 minutes.
I haven’t left my apartment since yesterday morning. I think I’m losing my mind. Can’t you tell?
Updated to add: Check this out: 15 Ways to Organize Your Cats (I didn’t write this.)
I used to love the snow when I was a kid. I remember putting on my giant purple snowsuit and boots and running out into the front yard to build defective-looking snowmen. I learned early on to never throw snowballs at my dad while he was shoveling, because he’d fling a shovelfull of snow at me.
Unfortunately, the second I learned how to drive, I started hating the snow. The first month I had my license, I managed to get my car stuck in the street outside my parents house not once, but twice. When I was in college it wasn’t a big deal, mostly due to the fact that it didn’t really snow in Ashland. That and I lived in a dorm all four years and just walked everywhere.
Once I graduated and got a job, I really hated the snow. I had a hard enough time waking up enough to drive in the mornings, let alone drive defensively in a foot of wet, slushy, Lake Effect white stuff.
Now that I get to work from home, I look out the window at everyone trying to drive around in our unplowed parking lot and think, “HA HA! I don’t have to go out there!” It kinda makes my day.