Cats Thursday and Updates on the Week

Okay, confession time: I like happy, easy posts or family posts over my AoA posts. I enjoy writing about research, too, but I'm ready to never again have to write about Wakefield, Handley, or any of the reality-bashing that AoA does. And three posts in a row over these two days have been about that stuff. Ick.

So you get Cats Thursday!

 One of my Xmas presents from Mom. Awesome!

Ahhh, much better. Looks prettier on the page. Makes people go ahhhh.  Makes me happier.

These are the two last days of my "vacation"--I've been teaching an online class all this time (not a terribly time-consuming job) and I've been prepping for the classes for the spring, so it doesn't feel like downtime, especially since much of it was spent sick. I finally feel good, and the possibilities for these last two days of break stretch before me. Do I totally veg and read nothing but fiction for me? Could I actually do that? I like prepping for classes. I've thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself. I even had a blast transcribing 20 pages worth of notes on the first two episodes of Mythos 1 to give out to my Am Lit students, and am actually excited at rewatching and taking notes on the last three episodes. I love Joseph Campbell and could watch him over and over. Ah, he was an excellent lecturer. I aspire to that kind of comprehensive knowledge.

The week off with Rick has passed well, with each of us focused on our own tasks and stopping occasionally to check in and chat. He's planning on painting two walls of Lil's room today, and she will have a yellow, pale blue, lavendar, pink, and gekko green room when he's done. Hah, busy doesn't even begin to cover it. She has a pretty white wooden trundle bed coming, too. I'm waiting on Rosie to insist her room needs walls of different colors, too.

The circled colors; Rick's got to touch up the blue, too.
Hopefully it's a good match to the blue already there 
so that he won't have to repaint the entire wall.

Tuesday, after having painted one wall purple.
The stuffed animal collection represents over 25 years of collecting.
Umm, and this isn't half of them.
I confess:
Packrat with an insatiable need for cuddly stuffed animals.


Velvet Over Steel said...

So Love your Cats! Alive and otherwise... :-)

I too insatible weakness for things that are soft and cuddly!!

Sweet, cheery post!!

Diane said...

Hi. I love your cat pictures! (I'm a cat lover myself). This is so different from the last post of yours that I read, and it's a pleasure to have an introduction to this side of you, as well. I look forward to reading more of your blog.


Clay said...

Glad you're feeling better, and ready to start your new classes. And, nice cats!

mamafog said...

I starting reading your blog for all the countering posts, but now I think I like the pictures and family stuff the most.

Aspergirl Maybe said...

Enjoyed this very much - there's just something so compelling to me about cats.

I love the multi-colored room. I would like to have more color in my house but it has always seemed to hard to figure out what colors to use.

KWombles said...

Thanks Coreen!

Hi Diane,
I used to keep separate blogs for family-related personal posts and different interests; I've mostly collapsed all of it to this one. Well, I say mostly, but I still update several of the other blogs. :-) If I can do something to excess, I usually do!

Hi Clay,

Thanks. Hope you are doing well.

mamafog, aww thanks!

Aspergirl Maybe,

I know; cats just speak to the core of me. I even half one of my cats on my lap between me and the laptop as I type this, her sweet head pushed into my left arm, making the typing a bit interesting!

Ah, on the rooms, yeah, deciding can be rough, so what we did was we figured out the colors we'd love to see and divided it up. And we've actually gone back several times now and changed colors in a room.

Lil's room, with five separate colors is a new for us. I think it's going to look really good, though. :-)

Corabelle said...

Awe, thank you. I adore reading your posts as well. Its so nice to have such good -blog-friends. :) Your cats are adorable, you should post more pictures of them. Many would disagree with me, but I do not think that there is any such thing as too many cats on the internet.

KWombles said...


Thanks. I agree, you can't go overboard on cats! :-) Well, alright, you probably can...