Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A mish mash of musings and thanks ...

Hamish is currently banned from the table as I mark exams. His pen chasing antics, and desire to sit on each piece of paper I need, were surpassed in silliness and drama last night. At 10.00pm I was marking final exam essays when Hamish ran to the table, leapt on top of the pen (and paper) I was focused on, and fell into a coma position, with eyes tightly shut.

Gentle requests for him to move, by the way of delicate taps to the nose were ignored. Speaking sternly only resulted in his eyes being more tightly scrunched together. Attempting to slide him away led to his claws digging into the paper - but no other sign of life.

The look on his face when I picked him up and dropped him onto the floor was priceless, "How did Mummy guess I was only foxing?".

I bought this huge bunch of wild flowers from the markets on Saturday, knowing I would be sitting at the table with a lot of work to do this week. Nature's art is always so perfect.
This mat is 60cm wide and Charles is sleeping peacefully among the towels. I had just dried and dressed my friends little boys in front of the heater, turned around, and there he was. Perhaps his paws were hot and he had to pop them under the mat.
Glorious gifts from Dotee in the mail today. A beautiful doll for my birthday ( in Dec.) - what a serene Mama and baby they are. A tag by Colette Copeland,
a card by Carla Sonheim and a gorgeous ATC that I had secretly admired on her blog. How blessed am I?

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Oooh you're way blessed. :)

Your stories about Hamish crack me up. What is it with cats knowing exactly which piece of paper you are looking at...and not only that, exactly which section of that paper? LOL Mine does the same thing. Sometimes I try to give her her own paper but it just isn't the same for her.

Natalie B said...

Lots of yummy goodies to brighten up your day Julie! Love hearing stories of your animals. hamish is just tooooooo cute! Nat

Dotee said...

I loved reading this post Julie. Snapshots of your life. Next best thing to being there with you!!

Hamish is adorable, if naughty. I can just imagine him with eyes scrunched tightly pretending he was asleep on your papers! I know Esmeralda and Ronnie are very good at wanting to lie on anything I am making. And Ronnie likes to swipe things off my coffee table with his huge paws (just because he can).

Love the photo of Charles st-re-t-ched out on the mat. And I am smiling at the image of you drying and dressing 2 little boys in front of your heater.

Those wild flowers are gorgeous!!

And, am so glad you go my package and goodies. It is so easy to make art for you as you are soooo loveable.

Dotee xoxo

Me said...

the story of hamish is a hoot...animals are soooooooooooo strange and funny and soooooooooooooo human because of it...

the flowers are lovely...

it sounds as if your life is 'full' in a good way right now...

Janet said...

I wouldn't be able to get any work done if I had those flowers to look at! They are beautiful! I especially like the red cone shaped ones. I don't think I've ever seen them before.
Love the relaxed kitty photo, and the doll you received is wonderful. I just love all the color.