Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

This year I am thankful for:
  • my good job;

  • the fact that my good job feels a whole lot more secure than it did early this year, thanks to a new Big Boss who has pulled us back from the red-ink-painted brink, and an Assistant Big Boss who understands that putting out a quality product is a good thing and requires good people to do it, and who recognizes that those people know what they're doing and can offer good ideas about how to improve the biz (instead of ignoring us and treating us like witless peons);

  • our wonderful house;

  • the fact that all the remodeling of our wonderful house is DONE and will be paid off in only five years;

  • our two sweet kitties (OK, mostly sweet)...who, unfortunately, don't get along, but ya can't have everything; and

  • our discovery last Thanksgiving that Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice is an excellent substitute for folks who can't drink wine anymore (onaccounta it messes with our stupid Meniere's heads).  :)
Sister A. has been busy making more drapes lately--she's only got one more set left to go (she left the ones for her bedroom for last). Both sets of the den drapes are now done and looking totally fab.

As you can see, Sammi came to snoopervise the photo session. Minnie did, too, at one point, then she retired to my chair to curl up for her midmorning nap. I was lucky to get pretty good pix of them today, so here are our furkids....

Sammi by the French doors
Sammi on the cork floor of the kitchen
Minnie by the French doors
Minnie in her favorite napping spot, my office chair,
pretending to sleep through the camera flash.
I expect our kitties are grateful to have a nice house to live in with plenty of food and treats and soft places to sleep. Either that, or they accept it all as their due. Being cats, I suspect the latter. Good thing they're cute!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Owed to a Spell Chequer

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
Eye weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

(I have no idea who wrote this. I was looking for something else on my pea sea (or is that pee see?) and found it tucked away among my favorite things.)  :)