Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Several things...

  • Yesterday I received my college's newsletter. Included in the news was the obituary of my Favorite College Professor. FCP gave me Southern Literature as a life-long passion. He was too good for us and we must have frustrated him terribly but his kindness as well as his quirkiness was a gift to me. One Spring day as we read "A Streetcar Named Desire" in class, he threw a big dictionary out the open window just as he got to the portion where Stanley heaves Blanche's radio out the window. God bless him on this portion of his journey.

  • We wear boat shoes/sperry's/topsiders year-round here. It's as though each of us thinks we will be sailing at any minute. Our sailboat was destroyed by the hurricane and I don't think we'll be replacing it anytime soon. We need to replace the leather laces of our shoes, though. Little cats are eating the strings on all of our shoes. I found my boat shoes gnawed down to little un-tie-able messes this morning. Mr. C.'s shoes look awful, LD's shoes are a mess and now, mine are trashed. If you hear a big cat burp, it's the indigestion from eating treated leather laces...

  • Happy Anniversary and Big Birthday celebration to LS and LSiL! Going to Germany tomorrow for a long Thanksgiving weekend trip. Traveling mercies to you!

  • In a moment of weakness, I said to College Boy, "Bring all your dirty laundry home and I'll wash it for you!" Yecch. He will arrive this afternoon pulling a U Haul of gross stuff.

  • I am now V.P. of a very prestigious international on-line intentional religious community with a long name. Thank you! As V.P., I think my task will be to follow a few paces behind the Prez to carry her handbag.

  • I'm looking forward to seeing my people again Sunday after a two Sunday break for travel. My sermon is pitiful but should strengthen by Thursday. At least, I pray it will.

  • The post below got more comments than ususal! I was amazed at the number of you who de-lurked. Many thanks! You cheered me up!

7 comments:

Elaine said...

Here's hoping your President believes in little, chic, light-weight handbags.

Elaine
Norman, OK

Anonymous said...

Maybe one of the perks of VP is getting to travel to a lot of fun places while you carry the handbag!

Rev Dave said...

I found that coating my shoelaces with hot sauce (not Tabasco, it was not sticky enough) for a day or two quickly cured my puppy of chewing on them. But then again, maybe your cats will like the added seasoning and ask for more on their long skinny rawhide treats.

Mary Beth said...

Ye shall be carrying the handbag, yea, and the tiara, too!

I had a dog once who was eating the house, so we mixed up cayenne pepper and all the hotness we could find in oil, and painted it on. And he licked it off gratefully. dumbest. dog. ever

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

*snickers at cat burps*

NotShyChiRev said...

Our dog growing up thought the aglets on the end of laces were a personal snack prepared for him by Keds. The telltale slobber of the end of your laces always meant Pepe had discovered your new shoes. He never liked the "rebuilt" ones made out of tape.

Bravo and Brave to kitties and pups with epicurean tastes!

Anonymous said...

Happy De-Lurking Week!
(o) from a faithful reader.