Sunday, January 07, 2007

Oh, my aching... and other things

Well, I lived through today. Kept it kind of quiet, but boy do I hurt. Still have a slight headache from conking it on the floor during the judo class yesterday, and my neck and shoulders hurt from trying to keep my head from hitting the floor any more.... I will get the hang of this though. Since people are going to be throwing me around a lot more in the future, I have to!

Ta-dah! My husband put in about 16 hours of work, and this is what he came up with:

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It's a lot more intricate that it looks. If you could open the top sections, you'd find lots of escape pods, Darth Vader's giant egg-thing that he sits in, and people. As I said - about 16 hours of work went into this!

New fur babies!!!! Thanks to my cousin, I have inherited two lovely young ladies, aged about 6 months. She had five cats, two of which she could take to her new house; one of which seems to have found a new home for herself, but the last two, who are sisters, had nowhere to go. Her husband was going to be moving into an apartment and didn't want to pay the $500 pet fee to bring them. So I took them.

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The blond with her eyes shut is Tottie, which seems to be morphing into Toddy. Misha is the dark calico. Both of them are very playful, love my curtains (Toddy's already pulled one set down), and hang out under Z-boy's bed when things get a little overwhelming. I slept on the couch last night to cat-referee. Yoda sat up on the back of the couch all night and hissed whenever one of the little girls came in. Then he stopped hissing and just watched them with big eyes. French is a hissing fool. His face seems to swell up to twice its size when he does that, which is rather comical. I imagine this will go the same way as other cat family blendings we've done... lots of hissing, arched backs and growls for three days, then affectionate playing and cleaning.

9 comments:

quinn said...

awww they are cuties..they seem to have settled in very well.. enjoy

nikki said...

love the kitties!
so your house is a lego zone too? man do they hurt to step on in the middle of the night with your bare feet.

Pendullum said...

They look pretty cute...
And pretty marvellous lego creation...
My husband received the Red Baron's Bi Plane and absolutely loved putting it together,,
Gone are the days of simple red, yellow and blue tiles...

S William said...

That is amazing. The old fart that I am, I get tired after about 2 hours of doing anything...but 16? Wow.

Liane Michel said...

I'm so glad they're settling in. They look very content in the pictures... like they've always lived with you! I hope Yoda and French come around!

Nikki said...

That calico is gorgeous! and the one orange cream just looks like she deserves to be petted LOL

Alice in Wonderbread said...

nice imperial star cruiser model!

cute kitties!

Sayre said...

My KenPo instructor said when he was teaching us to half-moon, "Just imagine your floor is covered with Legos and you don't want to step on them." And I said, "Who needs to imagine????"

French is willing to spend more time in the house with the intruders, so I think we're finally starting to see the ice break. Yoda will come in and hiss, then eat. This morning, French and Yoda got under the stool together and peeked over the stabilizing ring (like we can't see the rest of you???) and their eyes went from kittens to me and back again. Yup - it's my fault alright...

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