Thursday, December 10, 2009

So Be Good (For Goodness Sake)

I never understood if the lyric meant that we kids should be good for the sake of being good (which seems like sort of a weak argument to most six-year-olds), or more like it was being barked by a tired, cranky parent during holiday purchasing at the mall: "Be good, fer cryin' out loud!"

But I digress.

The holidays walk among us.  They infiltrate our society with their holiday glamours and make us all giddy with mirth.  Kind of like vampires, but more jingly and less "bitey".  Okay, whatever.  It's holiday time, which means...

Kayleigh just tested for her green belt in tae kwon do!  She's got one more level of green after this, and then she goes into two levels of blue.  She's doing very well, and we're really proud of her.

Oh yes, and there's some Christmas decoratin' going on at the New Circle-D Ranch...

In other news, I woke up this morning [blues riff here], and stepped in cat barf.  It should be said that stepping in cat barf (in bare feet) first thing in the morning is one of my least favorite activities.  Actually stepping in cat barf at any time and in any footwear at all hardly makes the must-do list of pastimes.  I should have been more vigilant, but even living with a bulimic feline, I truly didn't expect to make such a warm and squishy footfall so early in the morning.

Later this morning, while getting dressed, I stepped in a cold puddle next to my bed.  Apparently the cats had decided to go after my water glass.  I threw a towel down to sop it up and quickly inspected the Alphonse Mucha prints stacked nearby for damage.  There was some.  I don't know how extensive yet.

I loaded Tyler into the car, cursing my feline housemates, unable to thaw my windshield with frozen washer fluid sprayers.  Then we sat in downtown traffic for an hour and a half.  Let me repeat: it took an hour and a half to get from West Seattle to the University District.  Fortunately the folks at the CHDD Autism Center were very forgiving, and we were able to continue with the diagnostic clinic.  We'll know more later this month.

That's all I've got for now.  Kayleigh's band concert is tonight, after which I will be collapsing in bed for immediate dust-off and evac.  And tomorrow morning, I'm wearing my slippers.


Lucy Leadskin said...

Cat barf? And only *one*? Bwah-hah-hah-hah-hah! Both our cats like threesies.

You have it EASY.


Anonymous said...

I'm-a thinking you might wanna slip on a pair of Wellies before you hit the ground straight outta bed. Just sayin.' Never know how deep dat barf is gonna be.

Blurg. Just queased myself out... :(

Good luck with the Autism stuff. You know I've got your back with it, for the obvious reasons *other* than muchly lovin' y'all. ;)