Thursday, July 09, 2009

What a morning!

What a very funny morning! First of all, a confession. I just woke up at 11:00. Disgraceful, I know, but still it was necessary. I think Sprout has the croup, and we have had a long and difficult night. We're going to see the doctor today.

Now then, Sprout just had her morning breakfast and apple juice, and she is playing happily with Bella (that reminds me, I have lots of new photos to post up): Fang's "Welcome Home", meet Gunny Duncan McGruff, and Bella, my pretty little Goth puppy.

Speaking of Belladonna, (a.k.a. "Bella" or "Bells"), I'm afraid to say that we have a bit of a power struggle within Sprout's kingdom: Bella wants to have her dog treat (and eat it too) on the couch, but Sprout doesn't want the treat in HER spot! Technically speaking, the spot they are competing for is Daddy's spot, but while he's at work, the girls compete over it. Here's a scenarion: Sprout throws the treat on the floor, and then Bella goes to get it, and she drags it right back up to the spot where she placed it to start with. Sprout throws it off, and Bella goes and puts it back, and it goes on and on. It's a game they play, much, I think, to the amusement of the other. Finally, Sprout decides "enough", and she takes the footstool over to the window and peers outside at her playset (picture of that needs to be posted, too). I guess this means that Sprout concedes the match to Bella -- who is now off and playing with a new toy in the kitchen. Bella is such a funny - and very lovable - girl! Yesterday, I don't know how it happened, but Bella ended up with a new hair-do. I found bits of Sprout's oatmeal on Bella's ears! What silly girls I have.

Back to Sprout: she loves her clubhouse, which was her birthday present, and she longs to go outside, but it's too damp outside, and going outside is not an option. Not today. We need to get this cough under control.

Morning coffee is finally ready! I had the best cup of coffee yesterday, and I longed to have another this morning, but there was a slight accident. Yesterday, I had a Gevalia Creme Brulee that I had made in my French coffee press. While I washed the glass pot yesterday, I dropped it (dammit). I checked it out, and breathed a sigh of relief. It was safe, or so I thought. Last night, though (as I placed it lovingly aside in preparation for this morning's coffee), I noticed there was a crack in the pouring spout. Dammit. Now I need to get another one, and I have to suffer through automatic drip today. It's not BAD coffee in an automatic machine, but it's not as good as the coffee press coffee.

Yikes! Bella has attacked my feather duster (and she's winning). How she got it off the table is another story. I suspect Sprout helped her. Time to get this morning under control!

Peace out, everyone!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Come play with me in Mafia Wars!

Mafia Wars: Get in there, or else!