Monday, January 29, 2007

Cats-Be-Gone, Jammy Days, & Phone Interviews

Hey there!?
Yes, it may be true...
I believe our cats are gone?!
We may have one or two 'smarter' ones,
but there are still a few cages out.
Luckily, we didn't really have to watch them get caught!
The guy came, put out the cages, set the traps, & left.
The cats ventured into the cages for food, the door shut,
the guy came back & took them away!

This week, I am taking our kitty to the Vet.
He has had a wound on his neck for some time.
It heals up almost all the way, the fur grows back,
then he itches at it, & we start all over again!?
So - before he is free to go & enjoy the great outdoors again,
I need to get him in & have it wrapped or something?
THEN he can enjoy going in & out of the house again!
So - whew?! Enough with the cat issues already?!
I am so done with it all!

Last weekend, our daughter had a little Retreat overnight at church,
so Dave & I ended up going out to see "The Pursuit of Happyness"
It's a very well done movie, but I think we could have rented it...
if we would have gone when it first came out - I may feel differently,
but by now - I knew the entire story - so there was nothing new to learn?!
I saw the guy on Oprah & had read all about the true story & all...
I had to reluctantly agree that we should have gone to see "Deja Vu"... oh well!?
Still - I plan on seeing We Are Marshall - with or without him!
I may take my little one out of school early & we can go see it together!
Saturday, after lazing around in the morning (kidless!),
My Honey went to a friends, & I went to get Kaye from her retreat.
We swung by my sister-in-laws to pick up Season One of the Gilmore Girls
LOVE that show...

Sunday we had a JAMMY DAY!
Gotta LOVE Jammy Days!
This is something my daughter & I
would do more when she was younger, before school!
But, after only getting a few hours of sleep at her Retreat,
& fighting off a bit of a sore throat,
we decided we would have a Jammy Day together'
while Dave went to church & to a friends' house!
Jammy Days always mean no make-up or getting ready...
We stay in our pajama's ALL day long.
Junk food, a variety of beverages, nothing really nutritional at all...
They usually mean rental movies,
video or computer games, or reading a book together
We don't leave the house, no errands or work at all.
We ended up spending some time talking in the morning,
reading our devotions together,
then we moved to the basement & plugged in the
Marathon Gilmore Girls event!!!
By the time Dave came home,
he watched the last couple of episodes with us,
our roommate brought home a pizza,
then it was time to read a bit,
then getting to bedtime for the kid
while I was ready to wrap up Jammy day
(yes, still in my jammies)
by watching You're The One That I Want
& The Apprentice!
Aaahh yes... it was a good day!

Oh - and then - the other exciting news to share...

My daughter has an assignment due this week in her Humanities class.
She was asked to pick her favorite author,
research, & write/prepare a report & story board to share with the class.
It is due on Wednesday.
Her favorite author is Patrick Carman.
He wrote The Land of Elyon series (a trilogy).
He is awesome... very C. S. Lewis like
- in fact, we found him after we finished Narnia.

Anyway - we have secured a Phone Interview with him for tonight!!!
God is so good... and my Little One is SO excited!
He is actually a 'local' author - (he lives in our State)
& before he was a published author, he worked for my Uncle.
So - we know a bit about him and how the book(s) came about.
I encouraged her to e-mail my Uncle
& simply ask for some inside info or help in answering
the questions she was supposed to find answers to.
Since he is a fairly new
(& somewhat unknown - although not for long!) author,
she was having some trouble getting all the info together!
So - she sent an e-mail last night,
& this morning she got a response saying that he had talked
with Patrick himself & the author was willing
to give her a phone interview tonight,
'if it is not too late'!??!!?
Oh yeah - thanks anyway!? Are you kidding me?!
So cool!
So - that is what is going on in my world today!

Scrap On!
(Oh yeah... I am still all caught up!?
I need a reason to take some pictures?! LOL!?)


Anonymous said...

Your jammy day sounds wonderful! Also, super cool and exciting about the interview with the author! WOW...what a great report she will end up turning in.

Still caught up...hmpf...I'm almost...done with 2003 that is.

na said...

The last comment was from me...odd, it didn't show up!

Darcie said...

Ok, I'm finally commenting, LOL!

I hope Jonah is doing better & will be able to go out & play again soon!!

I want to see those movies too, but you know how I am, I will just wait till they come out on dvd so I can watch in my jammies at home (and have my own fabulous jammie day!). :op

Tell me all about the author interview, Chloe hasn't read those books, but she would probably love them if Kaye does.

Surprise, we're NOT hosting a superbowl party this year! We're off to a friends this year-weird, huh!? LOL! Chat soon!

darcie said...

Hey, are you ever gonna update this thing? Where have you been????

Richard said...

Richard Marx
~Right Here Waiting

Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain

If I see you next to never
How can we say forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted, all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Repeat chorus

I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I'm with you
I'll take the chance

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Repeat chorus

darcie said...

Hey, I know-come visit me, leave your camera at home & I'll take all the pictures. Then you can patiently wait for them (I could order the prints & mail them one by one over a couple months) & not be all caught up, LOL!!!

wish it was summer said...

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it till my fingers bled
It was the summer of 69

Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and jody got married
I shoulda known wed never get far
Oh when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya - Id always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Aint no use in complainin
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenins down at the drive-in
And thats when I met you

Standin on your mamas porch
You told me that youd wait forever
Oh and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Back in the summer of 69

Man we were killin time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin can last forever - forever, no

And now the times are changin
Look at everything thats come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six-string
I think about ya wonder what went wrong

Standin on your mamas porch
You told me it would last forever
Oh the way you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Back in the summer of 69

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

I knew if I just waited long enough - I woudl get lyrics!!! LOL! I will update soon...

The cats are gone... still one that comes around every few days... sad... he is the only one of his tribe... hopefully he is relocating though! Kaye turned in a great report - she got to chit chat with Patrick Carmen and had a list of questions, and he was very gracious... the class and teacher were all very impressed!

Anyway - I suppose this still doesn't count as an update?! LOL?! It's close though!