Monday, August 31, 2009

The winter of my discontent

A photo from happier times, when the sun actually shone and the grass wasn't a freezing bog.

Hi everycat.

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. Kate is so tired from brewing a baby bean that she just collapses in front of the TV when she gets home from work. And she has to sit some kind of exam in a few weeks. I think it's a work thing. So she hasn't been available for much blogging help.

Besides, I haven't been up to much lately. The weather is so, so dismal down here, endless days of freezing weather and wind and rain and snow on our mountain*. This morning, I meowed to be let outside about 150 times in the hope that the next time someone opened the door for me, the windy rain would have disappeared. But no. One time, I got so angry that I bit Kate on the foot (well, on the purple fluffy slipper). I was kind of trying to punish her for all this bad weather.

Tomorrow is supposed to be the first day of spring down here. I'll believe it when I see it.

But tomorrow is the first day of September, which can only mean one thing... the Australian Football League finals series! Y'all would know that I usually run an AWESOME Footy Finals Competition each year. I'm currently in negotiations to see if I can run it again this year. Watch this space!


* This is a link to a live webcam of our city, hosted by a local school. We live on the far side of the bridge, on one of those hills in the distance with all the houses on it. Usually this webcam gives you a lovely view of the city and our mountain, Mount Wellington. But the weather is so dismal that when you look at it, the clouds will probably be covering it :(

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blogoversary blossoms

Guess what, everycat? Today is my THIRD blogoversary!

The weather decided to hold an early celebration for my blogoversary yesterday. Poppy Q has been asking me if spring has sprung here in Tasmania yet. Well, until yesterday, it hadn't. We've had dismal, rainy, cold weather for weeks and weeks. But yesterday...

...I could have my first roll of the season! Woo hoo!

Aaaaah. Feeeels gooood.

Check out the lovely blossoms in my backyard! And the blue, blue sky! We haven't seen that in weeks:

And you know what else? All the blossoms in the street decided to have a pink party in honour of my blogoversary:

It's very kind of them. I can't bring myself to tell them that pink is not my favourite colour. It's certainly a great colour for blossoms.

But today, on my actual blogoversary, the weather got it a bit wrong:
Back to dismal winter weather. Kate took this photo at around 9.30am, and you can see from the reflection in the window that it was so dark she had to have the light on.

Oh well. Yesterday was a great reminder that spring is on its way... sometime.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

One whisker less Wednesday

Some context:
In order to promote more harmonious sleeping arrangements now that she's got a baby bump to contend with, Kate has put this comfy sweater at the foot of the bed to encourage me to sleep there. (Actually, she put a comfy fleecy old bath robe there, but I barfed on it and so it's going through the wash a few times.)

I like my special spot. But I hafta say I do miss snuggling a little closer on these chilly winter nights.


(P.S. Grammatically, Kate's aware that it should be 'One whisker fewer Wednesday', but went with the more poetic, less correct, version.)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

When you don't have your own cat door...

... you gots to improvise!
(Apologies for the darkness of the image. We're not getting a whole lot of sunlight down here at the moment.)