Currently. . .


This week I chose to write about number 2 which is: “Currently” a simple list of things you’re currently feeling as seen at Sometimes Sweet.

Reading: Right now I am reading a few different books to review.  Here is a list of a few of the ones I am reading: “The Letters” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “Defending Wellton” by Kelli Kretzchmar, “Scarred Love” by M.S. Brannon.  I also have reviews coming up for some great books I have read the past few weeks.
Listening to: Right now I am listening to Country music mainly but I also am still loving Celtic Thunder and have been for the past few years.
Thinking about: I am thinking about a lot of crazy things that are going on in my life because I am not sure what is going on and what is going to happen in the next few months.  I wish I could write about the big thing but for now I can’t in respect for the others involved in the situation.
Watching: I am not really watching anything right now because I am not a huge TV fan.  I do love watching Lockup on MSNBC on Saturday nights but the past two weeks it hasn’t been on due to different things going on in the this country.  I also have been loving Dead Files on the Travel Channel.
Bummed out on: Watching people in my life struggling because of choices they made but it still hurts to watch them go through things I went through because they thought it wouldn’t happen to them.
Loving: I have been loving having this bunny is our backyard for the past few days.  We did catch him yesterday but I loved looking out into the background and seeing him there and also watching Sylvia stare at the shed in the backyard waiting to see it because she is interested in it and yet scared to death of it at the same time.




Mama’s Losin’ It

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Introducing . . .



Today for the Writers Workshop I am going to introduce everyone to Sylvia.  I know I have talked about her on here before but I am going to introduce her and add a few clips of some videos that I have with her in them.

Sylvia is about 6 years old and my grandma is the one who picked out her name.  I already had Elinore when I decided I was going to adopt a kitten and I wanted them both to have “old” lady names.  She has always been a handful and has always hated to be held and picked up.  She is to this day still hates to be held.  While you are holding her she is growling and hissing.

She does have long fur so she gets mats.  Since she hates to be brushed we just brush the mats out when they are little because she will allow us to pet her when she wants to be petted.  When she decides that she wants to be petted you have to drop everything and pet her or she will hiss and run away.

She is the first cat we have ever had that is either sitting still or running full speed.  She doesn’t seem to go anywhere walking well she never used to but she has had to start slowing down because we redid the flooring in part of the house and she slides everywhere if she runs.

Here a few videos of her: The second one shows what she does when she wants to be petted and I try and move her off of me.

She is also scared of pretty much everything and I believe that is because she picked up on everything that Elinore was scared of in the beginning.  Since Elinore was abused before I got her she was super scared of everything and has since started growing out of all of those things but Sylvia is still scared to death of pretty much everything.

That is pretty much all of Sylvia and some of the crazy things that she does.

What crazy things do your pets do?

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Most Important Thing In My Life Right Now


This is a question that was on Band Back Together site a few weeks ago and I am just getting around to writing the post about it.  The question is what is the most important thing in my life.  This was something that was easy for me to answer because I know without a doubt that the most important things to me are my two cats.

I could live without pretty much everything else but I don’t know how I would live without my two girls.  It is crazy to me how much my two cats have become like my kids and are “replacement” kids for my daughter I placed for adoption.  I am not sure people who haven’t placed a child for adoption would understand that last statement and I am not sure how to explain it to make them understand.  I guess the best way to explain it is that when you place your child for adoption you still have the desire to mother something so instead getting pregnant again I got my two girls.


This is Sylvia

This is Elinore

This is Elinore

What is most important to you?

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destroyedThis week for the Writers Workshop there were two prompts that I wanted to write about so I figured that I would just write about one today and the other one on Thursday.  Right now I am going to write about the latest thing that my cat has destroyed.  I am sure most of you know that Elinore was abused before I got adopted her so she tends to have weird quirks.

This is Elinore

This is Elinore

After I had her for about 6 months I got Sylvia and then all of my flip-flops started to look like one of them was clawing them.  For the longest time I thought it was Sylvia because she is the one who has front claws and I didn’t see how Elinore be able to do that to  them since she has no front claws.

After I moved back in with my grandparents my grandma finally caught the cat that was literally destroying any flip-flops that she could find which also included ones that my grandpa kept in his closet.  It was Elinore!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She bites them and then pulls parts of the foam off.  If she find any flip-flops that are on the ground she will chew them up and destroy them.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many pairs I have had to replace because she destroys them.

Here are a few pictures of a few that we just leave on the ground for her to destroy.

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So as you can see she loves to chew them up.  I find she mainly does it when she is mad at me for some reason or if she got in trouble.  I have started just buying them when they are super cheap at the end of summer and giving them to her.  I find that she likes her old purple on the best and I can always tell when she has been chewing on it because there will be little pieces of purple all over the place in my room.

What is the latest thing you pet destroyed?

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Update on Elinore & Sylvia

So I haven’t written about the cubs in awhile so I figured that I would do an update on Elinore & Sylvia and also introduce them to any new followers that I have that may not know who the cubs are.  I have 2 cats that I have always called the cubs because they tend to follow me around like bear cubs follow their mom’s.  Their names are Elinore & Sylvia.


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I adopted Elinore from “No More Homeless Pets” about 6 or 7 years ago.  She was abused before I got her.  She only has half a tail and the pads on her front feet look like they have been burned or something like that.  When I first got her she was super skittish and scared of most things.  She has slowly come out of that but she still doesn’t like feet and she isn’t a huge fan of males.  She also has start to have issues with using the litter box and I am not sure why she is having them so I can’t fix it.


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I got Sylvia from one of my brothers ex-girlfriends and she is about 5 years old.  She is by far the craziest  cat I have had.  She hates to be held in fact she pretty much hates to do just about anything when she isn’t doing it on her own.  She only wants to be petted when she says so and at times that isn’t a great thing for us.  She loves to sit on my grandma’s chest and get petted at night and she takes a dime view of you not wanting to pet her when she says that it is time.  She also loves to play.  She would play all day if someone would sit there and play with her feather toy.

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So Creepy

Father’s Day started out like any other Sunday at our house.  I was woken up at about 6:50 or so by my grandparents cat which as I look back on it now should have been my first clue that something wasn’t right.

Anyway back to my story.  I was looking through the Target ad and saw that they had Dr. Pepper on sale so I decided I was going to run over to Target and then come back and work on designs.  As I was getting dressed I heard what sounded like finger nails on the wall under my bed.  The first time I heard it I didn’t think anything of it but when I heard it again I knew that there was something alive under my bed and it wasn’t one of my cats.

I finished getting dressed and then went and told my grandma that I thought there was a mouse or even a bird under my bed.  She came down to my room and started looking under my bed.  I ran to get a flash light and once she turned it on and looked under the bed she saw what was making the noise.

There was a BABY BIRD under my bed and it was very much alive.  Needless to say this immediately freaked me out.  I went and got my grandpa and we started to chase the bird around my room and into my grandparent’s room for the next hour.

Needless to say when we finally caught it my whole room was torn apart and a total mess.  My grandma and I then spent rest of the day cleaning my room and doing laundry since my entire bed had to be moved while we were trying to catch the bird.

Let’s just say I have never had an issue with birds before but now I find them totally creepy and I want nothing to do with them.  I also am going to be sleeping with my door closed because I can’t handle any more critters getting brought into my room!  Oh and it was my grandparents cat Vinnie that brought the bird in because my cats are terrified of birds.

I hope your Father’s Day was tons better than mine!

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Halloween From The Past

These are the girls costumes from last year.  I didn’t get them any new ones this year so I am going to dress them up in some of the other ones I have used over the years.  The pictures are blurry because they wanted to run away from me.

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Well Elinore finally made me make her a blog.  So now she will be posting to her own blog whenever she can find the time between her naps.  This means that there will no longer be Fursday post.  If you would like to keep up with her and what she is up to here is the link to her blog.
I won’t be censoring what she says so if you are easily offend I don’t know that you should read it.  Sylvia will also be making appearance on Elinore’s blog as well!


It seems like I has been forever since I have posted anything about me so we will see what I can do about updating everyone to what is going on with me.  I am sick and frustrated with the world.  Not only am I sick I am also PMSing which is never a good combo for me or for other people that I am around.  They will learn one day that I am not very nice when I am sick let alone when I am getting ready to start.  I was so out of it I didn’t even really watch football hence the reason I didn’t post about football yesterday or Saturday.  I watched parts of it on Saturday but I couldn’t get into it so I didn’t bother watching it all.  Then yesterday when I wanted to watch football the Colts had a bye week so they weren’t playing.  Oh well there is always next week to watch football and my Colts play next week so I will have more football to watch.
The girls are being there usual balls of energy.  Sylvia was literally up all day yesterday so she only got up to eat this morning and then went right back to bed.  She does that all the time where she will stay up for a whole day and then sleep for next three days only getting up to eat and go to the bathroom.  I will never figure her out that is for sure.  Then again they are cats no one will ever figure them out.  I decided this weekend that dogs are cats that have down syndrome.  Ok it was funny at the time but not so much now as I type it.  I hate dogs!!!!!!!  Anyways now that I got that out of the way lets see what else have the girls been up too…other than Ellinore throwing up for the whole weekend.  Other than that it was just a great weekend with the girls!  Lol
Since I have been sick I really haven’t done much so there isn’t much to really say about the last week.  All I know is I have been swamped at work so I haven’t had much time to write and there hasn’t been a lot to say.
So I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great Monday.

Thurday Update. . .

It has been a super long week to say the least.  It seems like this week has been pure hell for me!  Nothing has gone right I feel lost and confused to say the least.  I am still depressed and I am not sure why I am feeling this way still.  I guess it is just my brain hating me. 
I got to go and get my car yesterday!!!  I was excited to get it back and able to see and make sure that they fixed it right for me.  Now it was nothing but a hassle when I showed up to get her.  First off she wasn’t ready yet and to top it off the issue with the insurance company hadn’t been resolved yet.  So I had to pay more than my deductible.  Now I have to see if I will really get reimbursed for the extra amount I had to pay.  I am doubting that I will ever see that money again.  The body shop does great work but the are lacking in the customer service to say the least.  So I was really frustrated with them for not having my car done and making me pay more than what I should have but that is life I guess.  You can’t even tell that it has been wrecked so that is nice.  At some point I am going to have the whole thing repainted to cover up the scratches that are on it.
Work has been a joke all week long.  We have been super busy and it seems like I can’t get anything do at all.  I keep trying but once I get one project done I end up getting five more.  I haven’t been this busy in a very long time.  I hate it when  I can’t get things done it makes it super stressful for me but I guess at some point it will all get done.  I am trying not to stress about it anymore.  I will just do what I can get done and not worry about the rest of it anymore.
The girls are all sorts of confused on the weather and why it is so cold out there.  I wouldn’t let them go outside yesterday when I got home and they were pissed off to say the least.  Oh well the will get over it soon enough.  They have to eat a lot more to put fat on for the winter or they won’t be going outside at all during the winter.  I know they will start eating like crazy and put on some more weight.  I love when they are little pigs during the winter time.  The look so cute when the put on a little bit extra weight.  I am sure Sylvia doesn’t have to put much on because of all the damn fur that she has.