Every day is a holiday?

After a week of posts about underwire bras and disgusting foot injuries and bad jokes about geriatric sex (makes you want to go back and catch up, doesn’t it?) I decided I just couldn’t write a post about this particular holiday, which is today.  See what I mean?

I think it’s time to stop bullying my muse and just sit quietly for a while. I’ve been less active this week since the treadmill incident that chewed up my instep so it’s possible that this intellectual lethargy is going hand in hand with that. We’re headed out to Wit’s End later today to try and figure out the furnace issue; it’s on the fritz, shutting off and on, so we need to spend a night and figure out what’s up. I’m glad we have the wood burning stove as back up. Anyway, there’s usually something interesting out there and maybe the fresh air will do me good. I’m not coming back until I can raise the bar on myself at least a bit-and remember that I started this blog to work on my writing skills rather than become the class clown.

Sophie and McCloud have bad cabin fever, too. It’s cold and dreary out; the chipmunks are laying low and there’s nothing green to eat out there. As a result they’re in and restless. A few times a day I see one of them stalking the other and instigating a wrestle or race around the wood floors. They’ve been duking it out over Sophie’s patch of rug in front of the office sofa where she likes to catch the heat from the vent. Sophie always gets the upper hand in these encounters despite her diminutive stature; when she tires of wrestling she just gives him her death stare. I’m sending them both over to Friday’s Ark to run off some steam. (Click to enlarge)Mac_3Bully_3Ears_3 Sopheat

15 responses to “Every day is a holiday?

  1. Every time I follow your links it pays off, but today especially so. Thanks for the smile(s).

  2. You write – I’ll be the class clown 😉 Have a great weekend!
    xo

  3. Cats have such a sense of “place”. Ours are always in their own space. I do heve some pictures of the “bird” feeder you sent. It is hanging in the bush outside my window and several small birds have found it. Now, so have the squirrels. Mr. Squirrel is entertaining Clover or at least until he realizes a large clicking animal is staring at him. Clover is more effective with the window open. Unfortunately, she also scares the birds. I think I got some good pictures.

    Take extra sweaters. It is even cold here today. Hope the furnace thing is simple, as if anything in life is.

  4. Friday Ark #71

    We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….? We will add you…

  5. Friday Ark #71

    We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….? We will add you…

  6. Thanks for the poop on that, but I shall celebrate Mozart’s birthday (Jan. 27, 1756) instead.

    Did I miss a Shakespeare post?! Aack!!

    Did you see the Ang Lee movie? If so, I hope you had a gay, old time.

    Lovely cats – I might be tempted to loll about on that interesting rug, too!

  7. Awwww, sorry Vicki, but I felt I had to post notice of the competition. I can’t think of a nicer running mate than you!

    Hope the furnace is easy to fix and the cats find a way to amuse themselves. I love seeing their photos!

  8. Friday Ark #71

    We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….? We will add you…

  9. Relax and recharge. Hope the foot is healing well.

  10. It is hard to get over the size of that McCloud. (I also followed up, links wise, and came across some stunning bird pix, since you won’t post any…Heh.)

  11. What do you feed that giant cat?

  12. Poor Vicki! You were a worthy runner-up, my friend! I do hope that your foot heals rapidly and you can once again march barefoot on the treadmill of life!

  13. I love underwire bras–how did I miss that? Cold dreary weather and a furnace on the fritz do not make a great combo. You have beautiful kitties, even the one who is a behemoth. (he has very nice coloring!)

  14. Hi, I enjoyed your post. I’m here to ask you to a minute and come by and vote for Dave, guilty or innocent. You decide! See you tonight at the closing of Blogger Olympics!

  15. I, too, am oddly uninspired these past few days. I’m very busy trying to set up my new site, but can’t think of anything to actually write about. Hope you’re having fun out at Wit’s End, and staying warm enough.

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