Thursday, October 17, 2013

Exciting News: I Had A Bath



Feeling good today! Got lots done, including:

1. Cleaning out the kitty truffles. This is more satisfying than it sounds. I do it every day but occasionally I miss and on those days I genuinely miss sitting on the floor next to the putrid pans full of chocolatey pudding pops. I like digging through the dirt, looking for truffles. It's like mining for gold, or playing in a sandbox. (That's one of the truffle-donaters in the pic, my toothless little crooked-face stinky-pot, Ben-Ben.)

2. Having a bath. I needed one. Especially after looking after item #1. It's hard to keep your elbows and droopy parts out of the truffle bowl. (Note to self: wear bra next time.)

3. Outlining my next novel. YES! I did this! After a few weeks of just thinking about book two, I actually sat down with pen and paper in hand. Even better, said paper and pen were gifts from the lovely lassies in my Muskoka writing circle. I have lots more outlining to do before National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) starts November 1, but at least I'm finally getting my game on. For those who don't know about Nanowrimo, it's an international festivus of writers who vow to write 50,000 words (or the better part of a novel) in the month of November. I took part a couple of years ago and it was the impetus and discipline I needed to write Green Eggs & Weezie. Anyone can take part. Always wanted to write a book? Now's your chance!

4. Opening a Twitter account. I used to be a Twit (some will argue I still am) but I closed my account after it was hacked. (Bah.) I've tried to look up my old writing buddies but if I missed you, let me know and I'll give you a follow!

5. Spamming everyone on Facebook and Twitter about Weezie. Heh-heh. Sorry. But I just HAD to tell everyone about the awesome-sauce article about Green Eggs & Weezie in the Almaguin News today! (Click here to admire its awesome-sauceness!)

6. Thanking Kristy from Ramblings of a Mad Woman and EvalinaMaria of This and That for posting about Weezie. Wow. I'm touched. Sincerely. You guys are so amazing. If I can ever return the favour for you, please let me know. oxox

7. Talking to my dear old friend Vic on the phone. Vic is an amazing pal who lives in my hometown. We talk once a week, usually for at least an hour (!), and she makes me laugh until my sides hurt. Usually I'm not much of a phone-talker. I'd rather get face time, if that's at all possible, but when I see it's Vic's number calling, I go put on the coffee and settle in for a good yak.

8. Watching the dog's bum hole. You knew I was gonna say that, right? Didn't want to disappoint...

26 comments:

  1. Daughter-unit is nominally the catbox cleaner at FAR Manor. We usually use one of those grid things that filters out the chunks as you pour the contents from one box to another. Otherwise, I'll put the box up on the porch rail & channel my inner monkey.

    Baths are good. I should take one. Or a shower.

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    1. Your inner monkey? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! (That, I'd like to see.)

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  2. Sounds like a full day although a little too fixated on turds lol.

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    1. Yes, I know. I AM fixated on turds... is there a self-help group for this???

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  3. I did poop patrol in the yard yesterday....it's amazing how many bombs there are.

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    1. If only they were worth something, we'd be RICH!

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  4. Win that NaNo! Might mean you miss some bum hole time though...

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    1. Yeah, that's something I may have to think about...

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  5. You could make me be buying a kindle. Or downloading to my phone. Don't know which is scarier.

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    1. I'd have to say phone, just because I haven't done that yet. Plus the phone screen is only yay-big and my old eyes can't squint that much.

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  6. I found the dog's bum hole strangely fascinating and hilarious. I am pleased to report my own bum hole stays the same size most of the time. It does however stretch to allow me to pooper.

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    1. I know, right? Dog bum holes are just the cat's ass...

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  7. Love the review. Detrufelating the kitty litter isn't high on my preferred task list though. Necessary, but not precisely a favourite job. And why, oh why do the little black beast trot in and unload just as soon as I have emptied it?

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    1. LOL! I seriously laughed out loud at this because my cats DO IT TOO! Arghhhh.....

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  8. It's amazing what will brighten up my day as I fade into drowsiness while trying to work at my computer. Cat purring in my ear. eyelids growing heavy, debating climbing the steps to my room and tucking into bed - and then i read about litterboxes and the bra-less experience. Fascinating! I must try scooping truffles bra-less. The way the litter boxes at my place are built, that means that I'll have to position myself on elbow and knees and do a Yoga cobra pose. that should be interesting!
    Lovely cover to that boo, by the way!

    Diana at About Myself By Myself

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    1. The cobra pose! See? De-truffleating also gives you a workout! (You should do an exercise video.)

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  9. Oh Cathy, just keep writing! And I hope some day (better sooner than later) I'll find your books on audible.com. I love audio books, you know, I can stitch, do house work and other stuff while listening...

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    1. One of my favourite Canadian writers, Terry Fallis, rose to fame when he published his first book, Best Laid Plans, as an audio chapter book on iTunes. He did really well with it - eventually winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour AND snagging a traditional publishing contract!

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  10. What an exciting life you have! No seriously. I hope nano goes well for you. I've done it before and had lots of fun. Also, I hope you like Campbell's novels. I really feel like I'm living in Jamaica when I read her novels.

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  11. OMG! I am SO freakin' PROUD of you, girl! That article is amazing and I will be heading over to Amazon to buy your book from here. Congratulations! And here's to many, many future literary successes!! (WOOHOO!)

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  12. That write-up about your book was in our local paper too!

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  13. I'm thrilled for all your good news!!!! EVEN watching the dog's bum hole...;) xoxox

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  14. Happy happy happy you had a bath! and of course that you were all over Facebook Spamming Wheezie. x

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  15. All us cat servents can identify...not the tits in the box part...Our cat will be twenty years old this November: and still active
    the Ol'Buzzard

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