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Kitties out the ears. March 16, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — photonista @ 2:11 pm


So does anyone have an opinion on my thought that it must be good luck to have a cat’s water break on you?  I really hope so and my reasoning is that it was so awesomely nastastic that it better be.  Miss Mooska (one of the 4 kittens born on my back porch I attempted to keep unimpregnated and domesticate to find homes for: Miska, Mooksa, Mickey Mouse, and Toodles …. Mickey Mouse Club House was playing alot in this house at the time) aparently found a boyfriend on one of her escapes.  On Friday she became the loudest most annoyingly lovable cat I’ve ever seen, under fot all day and would not leave me alone.  As I was doing dishes she would just stare at , sit on my feet and meow at the top of her lungs until i stopped doing the dishes and sat in the floor to give her the 800th bought of petting attention for the day and as i stood up with her in my arms to go to the living room I felt oddly warm …. and realized the cat had sprung a leak.  Screaming at my oldest to get me paper towels I held her with one arm afraid of letting her go run to the basement and have those kittens where i couldn’t find them I cleaned up and took her upstairs to our room and promptly made her a place out of the girls play house I had moved upstairs luckily earlier that morning and no sooner did I put her a basket and towels in there the first one popped out, and I’m not going to feed you the “miracle and beauty of birth” nonsense … it was … ewwwwwwwwwww.  4 Kittens later Miss Mooksa got it into her head  that I was her wet nurse and everytime I left the room she came to get me meowing as loud as she could until I came up crawled into that stinkin’ house and sat with them next to the basket to rub her while they ate. 


 Sadly Sunday night I checked in on them and discovered one didn’t make it, which I pretty much knew it wouldn’t. So far everyone else seems to be good and now she lets me leave the room :). 


Snowy Days March 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — photonista @ 10:10 am

The light flurries dusting my yard this morning were a nice bonus, sort of like a prize for freezing my butt off this winter.  Though as I sat drinking my coffee and staring into the increasingly blizzard like conditions I realized the mounting piles of snow, in the next two hours meant Stinkerbell #1 and Stinkerbell #2 would not be going to school today and would insist on being out there …. with me. But a cup of warm apple tea later and another inch on the ground coaxed us out the door.  And all in all i’m feeling a bit less cold in the house knowing exactly HOW cold it is outside.  Two cups of hot cocoa, a snow man, crochet slippers, a cozy hoodie, a fire in the fireplace and some strawberry flavored marshmallows add up to a pretty good day.  Except for the 48 tomato seedlings i sat out to water and get some sun yesterday then forgot to put them back in the garage …. who are currently under about 2 feet of snow 😦  not such a good day for them i guess ….. oops


Trip to Slovenia March 7, 2010

Filed under: Travel — photonista @ 3:43 pm

Slovenia                              Well my trip to Slovenia was …. well …. eventful as well as uneventful and I’ll explain.  It started out as any other of my seat of the pants ” let’s go on an adventure” trip does, late, but all in all we were ok with plenty of time to spare and make it in time for the last castle tour.  With a quick detour through the McDrive to appease the crabby pregnant woman who needs her strawberry milkshake, the next three hours were pleasant with a movie for the girls and a book with occasional chit chat from my Italian Stallion in the driver’s seat that was even nice enough to pull over for a potty break …. he’s learning.  I was even choosing not to notice the fact we had driven right through the sunny beautiful day in italy, to a crappy grey one as we arrived at the border into Slovenia.   Slowing down to see all the toll gates were up and it seemed to be dead we looked left and right saw no sign of people so we drove through and went on to the next check point seen in the distance.  Here we are directed to the side and asked for our paperwork and the vehicles, after that all checks out, Officer funny pants shows us the tiny shack off to the side in the distance of the previous check point where we COULD have bought the 15 euro sticker pass for our vehicle to drive in Slovenia, but no worries he says you may buy it here, after about 30 min of paper work and photographing our plates and, oh yeah, pay a 150 euro fine. And i call him Officer Funny Pants due to the glance i made in our mirror that made it look like he and his buddies found our plight amusing.   The Italian Stallion gets in the car and sighs as we continue on our journey, looks over at me and says, “You know that *beepin* sticker is only good for 7 days …..”, and there was silence for about 10 seconds before the 10 minutes of hysterical laughter lightened the rest of the car ride through the gloomy mist and snow flurries …… to Prejama Castle which was closed 🙂

  Chin up though i got some pics and we’re going to try again the weekend after next.  Next weekend im dragging him to Turin for a big flea market 🙂  He must love me, he said he’d drive …..