Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Time To Catch My Breath

Like the White Rabbit said to Alice, "I'm late! I'm late!" I have not had a chance to get on line at all today. Every time I turned around there was another mess to clean. Our dvd player broke so we had to disengage it from it's home on the entertainment center. That required moving knick knacks, dusting and putting knick knacks back.
Then, our ceramic soap holder, loosened from the humidity, fell off into the bathtub. We need to buy some new stronger adhesive for it.

My daughter has a friend over today and tomorrow she is leaving with her friend and her family for a camping trip. Last night we had to get all the sample sized shampoos and stuff and she decided she needed a new duffel bag. I will miss her while she's gone. I don't think she's getting back until Monday.

The Alice in Wonderland mug reminded me of the first edition Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking glass book my Grand Da gave me. It had Victorian era pictures through out and the pages were thin and yellowing. Sadly, I left it at my mother's house when I went into foster care and I haven't seen it since. But, I do have the memories and I found a very nice edition in a bookstore a few years ago.
Of course the Cheshire Cat is my favorite. :)

Cricket managed to behave herself after all of the kids left Sunday. I haven't had to clean up after her so far. Our weather has finally calmed down. There has been some flooding in communities near rivers and lots of people lost power. Fortunately we kept ours the whole time, but we do have a weird theory about why our dvd player broke. It stopped working right after the last round of heavy lightning and my husband used his meter to trace it to the power supply. He said typically a surge of power would cause it. I had wondered if perhaps lightning had caused it because I had heard of it traveling strangely like that. He thinks that could be the cause. That's a little too close for my comfort!

I hope I can visit as many friends as possible tonight and tomorrow. I think I will probably have more time on my hands later this week with my husband at work and my daughter camping.

Have a really great week! (((Hugs)))


meemsnyc said...

We love Alice in Wonderland! And the Cheshire cat! It's such a great story to read.

Willow said...

Alice in Wonderland was wonderful, indeed!

Thanks for purring for my dad - he came home last night after his surgery and I think that he feels better because of all the purrs!

Purrrrrrrs, Willow

Tink said...

Hi Loriana! Very nice to meet you! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. The image I use is made by a Dutch artist famous for her cat drawings, Francien van Westering.http://www.francienskatten.nl/ is her website, only in Dutch and German but you can get an idea of her art.
I have added your blog to my blogroll and GoogleReader, so we can stay in contact!

Love & B*B, Tink

JB's Big World said...

My mom has been busy too. That mug is so cute. And my mom loved Alice in Wonderland too as a child. Lightening could have done that to the DVD player, but probably would have fried more things too. WE had lightening damage twice at my old house, and we had lots of damage to lots of electrical and other things like a big plumbing problem when the lightening burned a hole through a pipe!
Have a good day and I hope to be able to spend more blog time later today too!

Daisy said...

That Alice in Wonderland mug is cute! We have lots of powerful thunderstorms where we live, so my Daddie has a very good surge protector for all of our entertainment center equipment. I
hope you have some time to relax soon.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh I know there are days where we feel we can not breath...but we can. I am very sad today because my dearest friend Stormie must go on to the rainbow bridge Friday. She has fought hard to beat the cancer for 18 months and gave her mommy so much more time with her. Now Stormie is too tired to go on here any longer. I hope she knows that Tookie will be waiting to welcome her into the heavens along with my Miss Minka.
I am sad but I still fight for my spot of comfort in the middle of all the, "No Miss Peach" I keep getting from mommy. Lapdaddy is more tolerant now that he has his IN BOX back.
I know you will be able to get a few moments of rest this weekend with the kid bean off on holiday...enjoy the peacefullness.
Much love as always from your Miss Peach and Karla

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

We love your Cheshire cat mug - it's great!

Our Mommy is having the same issues with regard to blogging lately. She has been overwhelmed with work, etc. for a while and feels terrible that she can't post more :(

Try and stop by the Zoolatry blog today if you can - they are featuring a post about Himalayan/Persian kitties - including the beautiful Billie :)

Have a wonderful Thursday!! xoxoxoxo