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September 02, 2007

Sunday Evening Miscellany


It's just that sort of evening...

1. I seem to have come down with some sort of cold/sore throat/general ickiness thing. Right in time for the long weekend. Lovely. Of course, it meant that I could justify spending most of the day on the couch reading and knitting and getting some freelance stuff done, so it's not all bad.

2. The weather is all lovely and cool, but it's going to be 90 again next weekend! That is not acceptable.

3. They're making a new Ballet Shoes TV movie!!! That's one of my favorite books ever, so I'm VERY excited. AND this led me to discover that there was a 1975 version too! I know what I'm Netflixing next...

4. Speaking of favorite books, I am totally in a "reread old favorites" mood. Although I'm also in the mood to read new things, so I guess I just want to read all the time. Which is different from me normally how? I don't know. Sometimes it's more severe than others. :)

5. And speaking of Netflix, have I mentioned how much I love Foyle's War? Love love love it. I'm about to start series two.

6. Does anyone have any tips for getting kittens to stop destructive habits? Say, just for example, eating the carpet?

Posted by Kat at September 2, 2007 07:55 PM

Yes, it's September now. That's allergy season in our house! (Well, for Mom and me, anyway.)

Posted by: --Deb at September 2, 2007 10:23 PM

Well, you sure sent me dashing off to Netflix! I never knew there was any version of a Streatfield novel anywhere!

It got me looking around, too, and I found there were versions of The Phoenix and the Carpet, and Five Children and It, available as well. Yippee!

Posted by: Crafting Jen at September 2, 2007 11:19 PM

Oh, and as to Dewey eating everything...make a tea with cayenne pepper or something like that, and spritz anything that it won't stain. Or sprinkle the dry, ground cayenne into the carpet where he chews.

Posted by: Crafting Jen at September 2, 2007 11:21 PM

I've used a spray bottle with water to "train" my kitties to not do some things; it's worth a try.

I hope you're feeling better real soon; my daughter has been sick with the same thing the last few days.

Posted by: Julie at September 3, 2007 07:47 AM

Oooo, sorry about the cold, but I'm a bit jealous of the knitting time. All I can suggest is the spray bottle treatment, where they get a shot of cold water when they're doing something you don't like. I used it on my cat when she used to climb on the screen door, but she never ate carpet, so I can't testify to that. Good luck, and feel better!

Posted by: carrie at September 3, 2007 09:29 AM

Thanks for the ballet shoes netfliz idea. Sorry i don't know any remidial cat ideas that work. I was always told to squirt the bad cat with a water. But I just ended up with a nauhty wet cat. Godiva just used to look at me with disdain as if you stupid human water doesn't bother me.

Posted by: Maryellen at September 3, 2007 11:39 AM

Oh, I hope you're feeling better...

Um, I've never really had much luck stopping bad habits. Chaos has an eating the futon couch project that he works on periodically and I have yet to circumvent that...

Posted by: Chris at September 3, 2007 12:20 PM
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