July 19th 2013 8:29 am
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I'm purring up a storm knowing that I've been picked for DDP today!
It's been 1 week since mom went to the Kenny Chesney concert. She left at 10 am Friday and returned at 10 am Saturday so I was only alone for 24 long hours. She left me plenty of food & water and a clean litter box and we cuddled when she got home. She had a great time and her photos and videos are up for viewing at www.concertcrazy.net - just look for Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Zac Brown Band and the newest Kenny photos are linked at the top of the paragraph on the photos page. The videos page is pretty well organized.
Last Saturday night this crazy town shot off fireworks. I was wearing my Thundershirt and hid in the bathroom while she enjoyed them from the living room. She was too tired to go to the park for anything so she stayed home the rest of last weekend (other than the fire hall pancake feed Sunday morning) due to the rainy day.
She's going shopping today, she thinks I might like to play with a rubber band ball cuz I like odd things like that. So she's gonna try to find one for me. She'll be home this weekend (watching hundreds of motorcycles come tomorrow afternoon) and then next Saturday she's going to another show with Diamond Rio, Lonestar, Rocket Club and 2 others. Then she'll be home all of August and off to see Taylor Swift Sept 6 in Fargo, ND.
Mom's going to be an aunt late this year so will help the little one learn how to be nice to cats. Soft hand petting on the head or upper body.
Business is still going slow so she's looking at elance.com and other similar web sites just to start getting some paid projects to do.
July 9th 2013 6:33 pm
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Due to the new business and attending 3 shows this year mom has opted for a staycation. The first show is coming up on this Friday and she's already preparing for it. Fan & ponchos packed in the bottom of her soft cooler, business cards in the camera bag for seat neighbors. She'll be leaving Friday morning and won't get home until Saturday morning.
There's local stuff going on this weekend, a 2 day cover band rock festival (she's never gone to it), fireworks, an option to go out to the local prairie fields like the early settlers and more. She's just gonna swing by the park to get some homemade apple pie, come home & order a pizza to eat all day and for supper before the fireworks.
Sunday is the pancake breakfast and then it wraps up with the afternoon parade. She's gonna wear earplugs to it this time after subjecting her ears to the concert on Friday.
She was pleasantly surprised to see her rent refund deposited so now she's looking at getting a bigger, more stable cat tree for me. She's going to be an aunt so she wants to be sure I can get up without my current tower wobbling & falling. The new one will be about 30 lbs heavier than me so I think that should work.
Next weekend she's going into town to see the memorial motorcycle ride then the weekend after she's going to her 2nd show. Then the fair comes next month and taking senior photos for her cousin. Then in Sept she goes to see Taylor Swift. No plans to be away after that so she'll be around when her brother's child arrives. She just went to the baby shower a few days ago and had a lot of fun.
July 2nd 2013 4:18 pm
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Mom and I had a fun little photo shoot in the past hour or so. The end result is what you see in my new profile photo. We're going to have a quiet 4th at home together, no fireworks until next Saturday. I've got my Thundershirt so I won't be scared.
Mom has opened her business and so far there's nothing to do client wise. www.frozenpeachdesigns.com
She's busy with events this month so we'll see you kitties later!
May 24th 2013 4:35 pm
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Hope everyone out there has a safe & happy holiday weekend! It's still cool & rainy here, mom swears someone new took over controlling the weather and is doing a LOUSY job of it. We're staying away from cold water.
I'm keeping mom company as she spends her last week before opening her business stressing about things like not certain about the solidity of the contract she bought online for $20 from legalzoom, still needs to set up renter's insurance, just finished a meme contest and started a raffle on the business web site so needs to get a few shipping things (small boxes).
She wants to open June 3rd but will need to get up earlier the first day to pay the monthly rent. Our cable tv will be changing over to the company we already use for internet so she's no longer concerned about her internet changing, but once she has the $ she might ask for a faster speed.
Mom is going to hang with 2 legged family tomorrow and then Sunday she's gonna make rice krispies treats dessert for Monday's noon potluck. They're getting chicken & pizza and everyone has to make salad or dessert and bring their own plate and she's also taking her own drink (a can of Coke zero) so she'll take stuff down a little early.
After the potluck she'll probably go shopping with mom for baby shower gifts n stuff at Wal-mart. She's also getting back to her healthier diet and starting to get back to the gym now that the weather has improved.
Thursday she's got to prepare a s'more pie to take to a party on Friday evening. Then Friday she's going out for lunch, playing bingo and eating a freezer pizza before going to the party and toast the marshmallows on the pie.
May 15th 2013 10:06 am
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When mom put the last refill in the genie she realized she needed to order more so that's just what she did. She even ordered a tunnel for me with a hole in the middle to peek out! They even threw in a can of Fancy Feast! The best part is it all came in a BOX! Ahhh!
I've been going through the tunnel and even the peek hole. She took the cubes apart and put 1 at each end.
I've only gone outside on my harness & leash once, didn't care for it. So we tried our hall, no elevators or stairs.
April 26th 2013 2:29 pm
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The weather is finally reasonable so mom has the window is open. Kitty like! She's going out of town just for tomorrow night for her brother's birthday party. She'll be home Sunday. We'll step out maybe Monday so I can sniff around outside on my harness. She needs to get her bike out of storage yet anyway.
She got her newest Taylor Swift merch today and just purchased her stage pit ticket to see our idol in September. She had to call her mom at work to put it on her card but she's paying her back. Now she has to sell her original floor seat, which she'll probably do on ebay in August. She'll have to pick up her pit ticket at the box office on her way into the concert. She'll be close enough to touch!
A nice picture book arrived a few days ago that she created online as a gift. Now she's waiting on the magnet to add it. There are several packages on the way to her. Plus her preordered CD & T-shirt combo shipped, the CD is released this coming Tues.
She's also been busy with business things. She got an e-mail that they already have the computer end of things (desk, computer, router, ext hard drive back up) and ordered the software. She designed & ordered her business T-shirt through cafepress. She set up her business cards & mouse pads on Vista Print & downloaded her legal agreement form on legal zoom.
She should have everything together and good to go by Memorial Day. She's already been moving things around in the living room to make room for the new corner desk. Once they have everything together they'll bring it to her. My role is restricted to supervisor.
April 18th 2013 5:55 pm
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This is weather safety week (ironically it is snowing today) and today they sounded the scary tornado siren twice. It's too cold for a tornado now but a warm up is coming soon.
For the early one mom and I spent a few minutes hunkered down in our bathroom. She hunkered down like a school kid over me in the dry shower stall and when it was over we resumed normal life - and she gave me treats.
The 2nd one was an hour ago. Mom had me in my Thunder shirt and had the harness on over that with the leash attached. Mom grabbed me and we took a short trip in the hall to the exit stairs (elevators wouldn't work in power outage). I've never been out of our apartment without my carrier so I wasn't sure what to think. We stayed in the landing between the 3rd and 4th floors (5th is the highest floor) and I hid on the stair under her legs. I tried going back up to the door but the leash wouldn't let me. She coaxed me back down and put me on her lap where I started shaking/purring so much she could feel it. We came back up and she gave me more treats.
The phone rang a few minutes before the drill but mom didn't know the # so ignored it. She will not talk on the land line in nasty weather due to lightning causing many problems in her past. We are glad the drills are done now (there's a fire drill coming at some point) and hope that there are few if any tornadoes. I like to sit in the window and watch and she's not going to let me when we have warnings.
April 17th 2013 4:39 pm
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Mom met with the work force lady early this afternoon. They approved the business plan she's been slaving away at the past couple years so now the fun begins. She tweaked the shopping list for the purchaser (they want the receipts and that's fine) so soon there will be more new things coming in BOXES. Yay, boxes for me to play in! She'll assemble her small corner desk without my supervision but I'll probably check it out when it's finished.
Mom offishially has her own small home based digital design business! She's not ready to open yet though, the software upgrade is expensive and the free trial is only good for another week. This is why she's plugged free pagelime editing into her latest web site creations, when they go online she can edit them after the trial is up. She'll have the full version eventually so will keep the files safe.
My role is office mascot (ah hemm masCAT), stress and comic relief.
April 15th 2013 7:17 pm
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I've never been there but mom was near there about 10 yrs ago on vacation one summer with her cousin and their grandparents. They went to Cape Cod and it was just so awesome. She and her cousin got a whole beach day on their own. Had I been around and on the trip I probably would've tried making the beach my big litter box hahaha.
Anyhow we were watching tv just after 2 pm central this afternoon and we didn't get much original programming because they cut in with the breaking news of the explosions at the marathon. Thankfully we don't know anyone there because mom is not a long distance runner. The closest thing we've ever heard bomb wise is either a sonic boom or fireworks.
Mom doesn't like loud things and figures that bomb would've done major damage to so many in earshot of that. We are keeping to ourselves and she is still attending her 2 concerts and maybe a MLB baseball game but will be very aware of who's around and of any suspicious looking things.
Mom has a relative down in GA having serious health problems that require surgery this week and was transferred to another hospital.
April 14th 2013 8:46 pm
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Mom is going crazy. She's been shut in without her bicycle since November last year. It is now mid April and the snow will NOT STOP COMING. HISS!
She's been researching apartments back where she grew up (GA). We're stuck here for quite some time but she went online and found a few pet/cat friendly places. She needs to be within walking distance of a Wal-mart/outlet area as she doesn't drive and of course wants to be safe living alone (just the 2 of us). Some places have a balcony. I would be wearing my leash & harness and not left out on it unsupervised.
She'll have to fly south at some point and see some of the places in person since she hasn't seen enough photos, mainly just floor plans. Yes there are bad storms (sometimes tornadoes/hurricanes) there but they do not last for 6 freaking months like the snow up here.