This post is a mish-mash of Ten Things Tuesday randomness from the past week. It’s not Tuesday, I know, and there may not be exactly Ten Things in this post. If you’re one of those folks who is a tad OCD about such things, I recommend coming back to read this post on Tuesday. Then all will be right with the world.
(I am not poking fun – I have a few of my own OCD “preferences”: Clothes in closet hanging by “rainbow order” is just one of them. Rainbow order is a term I made up as a kid to describe how my 64 Crayola Crayons HAD to be arranged in the box. My little sister, Chickenbone, would use them and it would freak me out if they weren’t back in the right order. I don’t have crayons anymore so now the clothes in my closet get the rainbow treatment. Chickenbone has never seen the inside of my adult closets.)
My grandmother passed away a few days before Christmas. She lived a long happy life and died at the age of 91. In later years she always told me, ‘Have a good time. Whatever you’re doing, just have a good time.’ She said it as if this was the most important thing she’d learned in her long life. I’ve been making more and more decisions based on her advice.
Apparently LOL Speak can transcend generations. Grandma loved the Holiday Letters from the Kitteh more than anyone else (2010 here and 2011 here). I originally created two versions: one in English and one in LOL Speak. Depending on how I thought the LOL Speak might be received, I sent one of the two versions to each relative. The first year I decided to send her the LOL Speak version on a whim. She laughed so hard tears were streaming down her face. I never thought she’d “get” the LOL speak (she didn’t have a cell phone and had trouble working a computer). She loved it so much she brought the letter down to dinner at the retirement home to read to all her friends. They loved it, too.
No, Pyewacket didn’t do a Holiday Letter this year. She’s only been with me since late September so still doesn’t understand the computer isn’t for stepping on, and the pointer isn’t a bug to be chased around the screen. Next year we hope to do better.
Not all kitties calm down after getting fixed. Everyone said Pye would. They lied. She still races around the RV morning and night, and still attacks my feet under the covers.
Do not give your new kitten catnip at night. Just because catnip made your previous kitty sleepy and mellow DOES NOT mean catnip will have the same effect on your new, hyperactive kitten.
The Sacred Laptop has decided to follow my grandmother into the Heavens. The screen on my wonderful, six-year old Fujitsu Lifebook will work for about 5 to 10 minutes and then will go dark, kind of like a “brown-out”. Rebooting seems to start the “lit screen” clock over, but it’s awfully hard to get a real post out in such short intervals – especially when the exact brown-out time-limit is unkno…. *screen goes dark*
Posts may be limited and/or devoid of my awesome photography until I get a replacement or can steal time on someone’s computer. I know you’ll miss my photography most of all.
Whenever I pass a dead critter on the road I say a little prayer for it. What? Don’t you?
Well, I do. I always feel bad for the innocent little critters and say a silent prayer for them. Yes, I know this only adds to my myriad eccentricities. What’s one more, right?
I wish you all a wonderful New Year! Remember what my Grandmother said: Have a good time. Whatever you’re doing, just have a good time.
And pray for roadkill. It’s probably good Karma.