2015/02/05

The Fart Monster and Other Stories

Da Goddess @ 02:42

Miss Celia is doing much better these days. She still has a problem with her mouth and you can tell it bothers her when she yawns. Otherwise, she’s been doing really well. She’s eating. A lot. And is very vocal when she thinks there might be some food available. Especially chicken. She’s grooming herself more frequently. Her coat looks AMAZING and you can tell she’s putting on some weight because she’s looking more like a red panda than a scrawny cat. She’s playing more. She’s more affectionate. But…

She’s a fart monster.

Whenever she lets one go, she kind of jumps and looks at the spot where she was sitting as if to say, “what the hell was that?” As if she couldn’t have possibly caused that noise. Or the smell. Sometimes it makes her run away. It’s really funny. Except that it stinks. And she has a habit of sitting with her butt angled toward someone’s face. Or she is always swishing her tail toward us. It’s gross, but super funny.

We’re going to take her back in for a recheck to let the vet see how well she’s doing. We’ll also be declining more antibiotics. They wanted her on antibiotics again at the last visit and we declined. Poor thing needed a break from the torture of us shoving the meds down her throat. She HATES that. I mean, she REALLY REALLY HATES IT! Since we stopped the antibiotics she’s been happy and doing everything a cat should do.

We’re coming up on a year of having cats. They’ve changed our lives in wonderful ways. It’s taken them almost this whole year to really settle in and act like they feel they belong here. We didn’t expect them to adjust overnight after living in a shelter their entire lives, but we certainly didn’t think it would take as long as it did. With patience and lots of love, it happened naturally and has been a delight to watch them thrive. I told King Arthur the other day how happy I am that we adopted these two weirdos (including Little Miss Fart Monster) and how much it means to me that we have these furry little friends in our lives. The house feels so much more like a home with them here.
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King Arthur’s daughter is pregnant again. I mentioned on Facebook that I’d dreamed she was giving a bath to a baby boy, and then told her about the next day when we got together for dinner. She mentioned she’d just started to bathe Baby Emma in the tub after she started making such a mess in the kitchen sink so I attributed the dream to that. But then she called the next weekend to tell me she realized she hadn’t had a period since Thanksgiving and took a pregnancy test and…TA DA! Preggers. Lady M and Lord R are fantastic parents to Emma; Emma’s a wonderful child and I’m sure their next baby is going to be just as lovely as the first. If they end up with a boy, though, I’m going to have to start paying more attention to my dreams and charging people for my services.
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We have a new hummingbird nest on a support leg of the carport next door. It’s closer to the front of the house than the last one and I can see it a little better from the window next to my chair. Mama hummingbird is almost always on her nest. I’m pretty sure she’s the same bird we had last year. She flits off to eat and returns quickly. I’ve taken a few photos of her, but only when she’s not looking because I want her comfy in her nest. I can’t wait to see the babies, though! They are always so adorable.
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Just finished a book for my book club. It was wonderful. Tell The Wolves I’m Home is about a young teen girl in 1987 who loses her uncle to AIDS. After his death, the girl must deal with her grief, the discovery of his boyfriend, growing up, and learning what it means to love those around her even though they may have hurt others deeply. I can’t explain it more than that at the moment. I’m still digesting it and collecting my thoughts and feelings. All I can say is check it out for yourself. It’s a good read. Some in the book club weren’t nearly as happy with it, finding some of the characters and behaviors unimaginable. But as someone who grew up in the 80s, it all rang true for me. So, here I am, recommending it to you.
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One of the gifts I gave KA for Christmas was 2Cellos music. We’ve been listening to a lot of it lately. The video below is for one of my favorite songs on their In2ition album. Enjoy.

2015/01/15

Funny Is As Funny Does

Da Goddess @ 02:23

No matter how you slice it, THIS is funny!

2014/12/25

12th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 00:01

And now I bring you my favorite Christmas song of all. It’s my favorite version and it wouldn’t be Christmas for me if I didn’t post it.

2014/12/24

11th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

Justin Hines has been a Christmas staple around these parts for a few years now. Instead of just one song, you get three.

2014/12/23

10th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

I love Slade. Love ‘em. I think this song has eluded me, though. “Merry Christmas Everybody!”

As a bonus, here’s a song from Shakin’ Stevens.

Extra super bonus! Bay City Rollers, y’all!

2014/12/21

8th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

Have I ever included Dean Martin before? I don’t think I have! Shame on me!

2014/12/20

7th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

“Christmas Time is Here Again” according to the Beatles.

2014/12/19

6th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

When was the last time we rocked out to a Christmas song with the Ramones? Whenever it was, it was too long ago!

Bonus: Pink!

2014/12/18

5th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty are here today with “Silent Night”

2014/12/17

4th Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

Donny Hathaway stops in today to sing us a song.

2014/12/16

3rd Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

How ’bout we have “Christmas in Hollis” today?

2014/12/15

2nd Day of Christmas Songs, Part II

Da Goddess @ 04:05

You knew I’d be throwing more videos and songs up with part 2, part 3, etc. You knew. Because I can’t control myself. Yeah, sure, I probably should have just committed to 25 days of Christmas like most people, but I didn’t. I did NOT wake up on November 30 with vim and vigor to sprinkle on my Cheerios that morning and therefore did not plan out a full 25 days of celebration. So, this is one of those times you just have to play along with me and my silly human foibles.

We cool now?

Good. Cuz you’ll like this. I promise.

2nd Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

On the 2nd day of Christmas songs, Da Goddess gave to you — Bob Seger. A double dose!

2014/12/14

1st Day of Christmas Songs

Da Goddess @ 01:01

This year, I’m starting off with the Kinks. I can’t believe I haven’t put them in the rotation before!

And because I love you, I’m adding a bonus! Okay, so maybe I also really love Bill Nighy and this song. But that just means I get to make all of us happy!

2014/11/19

3 Favorites

Da Goddess @ 20:40

For your enjoyment, three of my favorite finds this week:

Leaf art (Delicate beyond imagination)

Superheroes in the style of the Dutch Masters (I died when I saw the last image)

Rock Photography of Brad Elterman

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