Friday, June 17, 2005

just because you only have 2 cats doesn't mean you're not a crazy cat lady

Look, cats really do play with yarn!

Ok, I totally did not stage that photo. Doyle legitimately attacked the innocent ball of yarn with his back paws (trying to rip its hypothetical innards out), but by the time I grabbed the camera, he was back to looking cute.

Another unstaged photo opportunity:

By the way, Deano is kind of a plus-sized kitty. Last time we took him to the vet, he weighed in at 22 pounds. That's more many medium sized dogs and some 3 year old humans. Doyle is relatively petite at only 14 pounds. You know how they say that pets end up looking like their owners? Hmm. I have no idea what that means...

crap, but at least there is SnB

I have been having a crappy week. Nothing dramatic, but let's just say the work situation, which has been going rather well, has been a bit bumpy as of late. The important thing I've tried to hold on to is to breathe in and breathe out and try not to cry in front of people. It's just hard when you feel like you're giving your all, but no matter how hard you work, because you don't play the political ass-kissing game, that you'll never be rewarded. (although the question of giving my all I guess could be raised since, well, I'm updating my blog at 9:30 in the morning on a Friday).

SnB has gotten me through this week. Both Tuesday and Thursday I went home and crawled into bed and pulled the covers over my head. I would have stayed there all night and wallowed in my own misery if I hadn't had SnB meetings to go to. Because even if all I do is quietly sit in a corner and knit, just going and listening to laughter makes me feel better. It maybe doesn't solve the root situation, but it definitely helps.

So, the phrase that pays from last night's WeHo SnB is : Eunuch Hats.

Ok, so maybe that needs a bit of explaining. Faith made this gorgeous knit hat from a variegated wool (kind of looked like Noro) that she said she made with a German yarn called Unikat. Across the table and across many other conversations, Gwen thought she said "eunuch hats." It was very funny at the time. Maybe it was funnier not explained.