Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandson (Ian), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Here's our fresh white... ...blanket of snow.
Makes the world all clean again for a while. I know--just a cover up, but nice nonetheless. :)
I brought the camera with me for the morning routine yesterday. Might gross some of you out. Karma gets so excited over her coming treat of canned food. She goes over and rubs and rubs on the wall by the dishwasher...
...and this is five years of Karma's neck/collar! Wait till you see the frig!
Then she rubs on the pantry sliding door and rattles it a bit--but there are no marks to be seen on the wooden door?
I am getting ready to nuke her tablespoon of canned food for a few seconds to take the chill off if it has been in the frig (most days)--so she moves over to the frig and rubs away on the door.
I had planned to leave it forever just to see how bad it would get--but it is getting really gross after almost five years. Well, like 4 3/4--her birthday is Friday and I didn't get her until she was 10-11 weeks old, I think it was. She was older. (And I think must have been stepped on a lot when she was a kitten to have such a phobia about it--hehe!)
Anyways, I had told Caroline to leave it, but I am thinking I might let her see if she can clean it all off and we can clean it again in another five years.
Who gets sentimental over cat rubbings on the door and wall--sheesh! But it is like a memory snapshot or marking how tall kids have grown on the wall. Makes no sense, I know. Well--we all have out quirks. My otherwise clean house has cat rubbings--the truth is out--hehe!
**** Meanwhile...Karma almost trips me, rubbing on my legs, as I make my way to the microwave...
...and then she waits and rubs by the frig for the dinger to go off.
I blow on the dish as I bring it over to the pantry and then hold her back with my hand on her chest while I set it down...and warn her to "be careful--it's hot"--even tho I only put it in for about 7 seconds, the sauce gets hotter and I know she goes for that first--hehe! She seems to love the added anticipation of those couple seconds while I hold her patient self back. She knows the routine.
**** Then she dives in...
...and licks all the juice or gravy off of every little bit. I pulled her back so you can see. Hasn't touched the solid food yet--hehe!
I left her alone (she was annoyed as I disrupted the routine) to nibble on what she decides to eat in the bowl. She never eats every single bit of it.
Anyways--Big News! The Magic Mouse already arrived yesterday!!
No lie! That is what it is called--the "Magic Mouse"--hehe! Was very well packaged.
Quite a fancy mouse container...
...that I am sure I can find some other use for--hehe!
Very thin and sleek, eh? :)
The problem is...I had to get the McLap and the McMouse to recognize each other and communicate. I did get them to work as far as the mouse arrow and the clicking...but not the magic part. I can't scroll or anything. I went thru the updates and such...have to read more, I guess. Sit here with my magnifying glass reading the tiny print written in computer speak--hehe!
I am proud that I did get them connected at all. Now I just have to get the mouse working properly so that it can jump thru all its magic hoops for me. If I can't figure it out, Dagan or Leah probably can.
The Shaklee order came, too, yesterday. Big box we can use for spraying cardstock with the misters! I couldn't believe how much packing paper was in there! Karma was having a blast racing around and diving into the paper!
And now--I had best get moving. I have groceries coming this afternoon, have to go see if I can get out of the garage (looks like it), the guy calling at 7pm about the separate Internet debit card, and Dagan and Leah's after that for Sacred Circle. Bye!! :):)