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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Absolute torture!

My husband REALLY wanted to torture me this evening. I mean, in the worst possible way. We left the house with no destination in mind. Just me and him, no children arguing over who's touching who or which one is being more annoying. Just the two of us, a half a tank of gas, and the city. Where does he take me? He takes me to Borders. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I could live in a bookstore like Borders or Barnes & Noble. Then, when I'm running around drooling over everything, he walks up to me slowly -- gets really close -- runs his hand along my side -- gives me "that" look -- and whispers ever so softly in my ear -- "You know we can't spend a lot of money."

Arrrrrrggggggg!!!!!

Thankfully, there were quite a few items in the store marked 75% off. I bought a beautiful, leather-bound journal for only $6.25, a gorgeous gift box for $1.50, and a really cool stationery set in a decorative box for only $3.25. Yeah, that's only $11.00! So, I guess it wasn't complete torture. Especially since I've been wanting a leather-bound journal for twelve years. :-)

Oh, I finally have a photo of the kittens to share. They are so precious that it's hard to leave them alone... but Pumpkin gets upset if you mess around too much with her little ones.



In a previous post,
I mentioned that I wanted to scan in some old photos from the 80's and do a little flashback here on my blog. Well... I don't see that happening any time soon. I went downstairs to gather the photos and the box they are in is now buried beneath two large, heavy boxes and all of those boxes are sitting behind three other large storage bins. Sigh... I guess right now is just not the right time for reminiscing. Still, I was really looking forward to it. It sounded like such fun.

Until I can do my own 80's flashback, here's a compilation of 80's music. (I think I have EVERY song in this video. Yeah, even Safety Dance! LOL)



12 comments:

Lisa said...

I love borders and BOY do you find a bargain- wow- i am impressed xx

Faith said...

I live for stationary and books:)

The kittens are beyond adorable!!!

Love to you,
Faith

Linda S. Socha said...

To go to a bookstore is heaven. We have one that is near my home that provides easy chairs and coffee....You can guess it is a popula place
Linda

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, kittens! I am at work so will write more later, but of course, I have probably over 400 bookmarked sites on cat health, behavior, toys, art etc and when I get home...I will send you some kitten care info :)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I was so busy nuzzling the kittens in my mind that I didn't get to the 80's compilation til later...now I know what I'll be humming all day at work...You can dance if ya wanna...

Michelle said...

I could live in Borders too.

Moanerplicity said...

You're not alone in your love of bookstores. I sometimes wish there was one on every block. There's a vibe inside them, especially the older ones, that calls out to the writer/reader/explorer in me. I think of the ghosts of writers, their written words calling out: 'READ ME! Discover the world I CREATED!'

Yeah. Book stores are mad cool.

Snatch JOY!

One.

Lin

Self-Proclaimed Mistress of Nothing said...

Teri, yes, please... links and information about kittens is welcomed. Thank you!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

It's heading on towards midnight, so just links for now. Tell me again when the kittens were born.

http://cats.about.com/od/kittencare/ss/track6weeks.htm

http://www.fathom.com/course/21701782/sessions.html

http://catvet.homestead.com/orphan1.html
(I know they aren't orphans, but this is good info anyway)

http://www.mindspring.com/~kaykelly/cafedevon/page2.html (I do this tactile stimulation with my kittens and I do think it makes them super cats! You said the momcat was nervous, but you can probably do a version of this without upsetting her maybe?)

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/weaning.html (weaning info-I just found this page, so didn't read through it thoroughly)



http://www.breedlist.com/faq/young.html

http://www.catvets.com/healthtopics/wellness/?Id=213 (lots of general info, but look especially at "Kitten Classes" link about mid-page.

http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/A-Z-Index.aspx (lots and lots of info in general)

and if you give me your email address, I will email you copies of handouts I give my new kitten owners when they get a cat from me...

Dave King said...

Be honest now, you weren't really going to spend a lot were you? You just wanted to browse, didn't you?

Snarky A. said...

Those kittens are so incredibly cute!

Pamdog said...

I love the look, smell and feel of a fresh, new book. It's something you miss out on when perpetual lack of funds necessitates that you obtain all reading materials from the library. Still... it's fun wander around in bookstores, fondling the goods... and treating yourself to a small scale purchase. I can relate.

Pamela