Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring Cleaning and The Transformer Room....



It was one of those teaser Spring like days. Kind of warm, kind of light, where you wake up motivated and Ready for Action. I had eight different plans in place before I left my bed (which turns into a couch) and made myself tea.

After making Tea I remembered I was possibly still not QUITE well, and recovering from BRONCitius, and scaled the Plans back a bit.



I did manage to open all the windows (as one does on the first day it FEELS like Spring) and make the Sunroom with my new couch (which turns into a bed) and coffee table (which turns into a desk) all nice and new again, ready for summer with easy access to the windows..

I shall now call it The Transformers Room.



I've been operating on a Plan I like to call "Lob It Out The Back Door" when it comes to the garbage bags these past couple weeks. Hey, it's been COLD and there is about 8 feet of snow between the door and bins. No one but me can SEE this travesty of garbage pile...At any rate, Dealt with that little embarrassment.

(Why am I telling you this??? Confession?)

I cleaned out ALL the cupboards in the kitchen and got rid of everything I didn't like, or that bothered me, or I didn't use. (Been listening to AFP's Assistant Beth moan all month about her accumulation of STUFF and what happens when you have to move. Not that I'm moving, but why wait?) And I made food for the next several days, for me, and five Bengals. (Not as hard as it sounds, we pretty much eat the same things, only I have veggies with my meat.)



I took off all the blankets from my bed of the past week (which turns into a couch) and re-sheeted all the upstairs beds (which don't turn into anything and aren't in fact anything BUT beds) Vacuumed (yes I do know HOW, I'm just not very GOOD at it) Took out the rubbish (TO the bins, thank you very much, no more lobbing) AND did all the laundry. Even the weird bits. (you know, those leftover things one always seems to have after laundry is DONE. Pillows, odd towels, things you've never seen before and don't recall having worn)

And I bathed.

And put on my Jammies.

It's nearly six.

And I'm done.

Love and Spring Cleans,
Lorraine

125 Comments:

At 18:00 Blogger Cecily said...

That sounds like a lovely day of getting stuff done. But I am happy to hear you scaled it back some as the BRONCitis is bad and should not be messed with.

And I totally love the coffee table that turns into a desk.

At 18:01 Blogger Cecily said...

Holy crap I was first? There must be something wrong with the fibers of the universe, somewhere I ripped a seam, I'm quite sure of it.

At 18:17 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Sounds like you're working your way back into the world! Yay!

Today was laundry day for me as well. I'm zonked from getting home late from The Magnetic Fields show w/ Ticia though! GREAT show and ran into Mike Gaiman after the gig. He agreed, wonderful show.

Going out to dinner w/ ben tonight because i am very much not in the mood to cook. zzzzzzz

At 18:36 Blogger Dragonsally said...

I love days like that. Quiet achievement.
And the coffee table/desk is waaaay cool.

At 18:45 Blogger Beez said...

That table/desk! I want one!

That and the couch that turns into a bed = Best Thing Ever.

Good job! I am feeling inspired in between *hacks* and *coughs*.

*grumble*

Glad you're better. Sorry they lurgy came my way :P

At 18:50 Blogger DataGoddess said...

Sounds like a lovely day, and good move not overdoing it and letting your body continue to rest and recover.

At 18:56 Blogger Kitty Cat said...

good--it sounds like you are all ready for me to come visit!
hope you are feeling better, i sent boss his full moon horoscope in which it said you may have to fire your assistant, and so he immediately called me and canned me.
boooO!

At 19:10 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

There is a round coffee table too, that comes up into a triangle, pretty cool.

I am not so into EITHER of us getting canned, Kitty! Tho I am happy to come and see you, and soon I hope!

At 19:32 Blogger Jane said...

Is there something in the air? I'm deep cleaning all sorts of areas in the house.

Glad you're feeling better!

Love the desk and new couch/bed and cats that appear to come with.

Beez! Sorry you're not well...

And I'm learning to knit. Kind of a comedy, me and the yarn and the needles.

At 19:42 Blogger vampi said...

wow, that's a scaled back day? i'm exhausted just reading it :) glad you are returning to the living though. i spent the day painting a picture frame to give to my grandparents when we cruise in 2 weeks for their 60th wedding anniversary.

At 20:04 Blogger Li Hua said...

This all sounds lovely.

At 20:15 Blogger Hera said...

what a brilliant table/desk thing!
Laptop currently overheating my knees.. ;) Glad you're feeling better :) xox

At 20:48 Blogger Siri said...

Must be the moon giving you energy

At 20:48 Blogger Phiala said...

Very productive - I'm impressed. I woke up full of ambition to tackle a book project I've been poking at, and did make quite a bit of progress. Yay me.

Started a new weaving project instead of finishing the existing ones.

Had friends over for dinner.

Also grocery shopping, and a bit of cleaning.

All in all, not nearly as ambitious as your day!

At 20:51 Blogger Jess said...

Well done you! Glad you feel so much better. That coffee table is AWESOME. I dig that. And the Transformers Room is looking altogether stylish.

We also vacuumed. Hooray for clean floors! Not so impressed with the amount of LONG HAIR which had to be cut from the roller brush afterwards. This is why I hate vacuuming.

There. Big hairballs trump frozen garbage piles, surely. And anyhoo: frozen garbage doesn't stink. (Tip: bins on the porch are a good idea. Did that when we had the SNOMG and life has been considerably easier for it.)

At 21:00 Blogger dabbler said...

Me, I spent the day dealing with kimono crises, doling out millions it seems) of safety pins, resisting the attempts of the producer to complicate everything three days before the show opens (Always has to be off-stage drama, it's required!), and generally doing what the costumer does during the second run through with tech and first with orchestra. the kids were brilliant. This bunch is so focused and into it. (AND THEY HAVE GREAT VOICES.)

I get a couple of days off to do my real job, and then four days of performances and it all goes back in the box. I'm envious of time to make my living space clean and pretty. Next year I'm going to try a February/March without a show to costume. Really. Yup. I've told them. And me. I've told me. If I can just remember.

At 21:01 Blogger dabbler said...

Tired Tick.....

At 21:13 Blogger One Sock Short said...

I'm with Vampi. That's the scaled back version?!

I am a slug.

Squish, squish, squish.

At 22:04 Blogger Ticia said...

I love your furniture.

That "First day of spring" window-opening thing is my favorite day of the year. And I don't even live in the snow.

I got to play with Adri's bengals today... Well, I got to watch them being lunatics. Crazy cats, bengals...

My house is in serious need of a spring cleaning. Soon, I hope.

At 22:18 Blogger ariandalen said...

Spooky House looks good. Glad you decided not to do more just yet. :) You definitely got more done than I did today, though I did get the girls' beds changed and made a trip to the grocery store.

At 22:22 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

CHANGE the sheets! That's it! I knew it wasn't "re-sheet" but I couldn't think what it was called...

Gotta stop the drugs I am thinking...

At 23:44 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Transformers Room looks cozy. I have table/desk envy because that is really really cool. I agree with Vampi and OSS..that was a scaled back day? Oof. I feel like such a slacker!

At 00:21 Blogger spacedlaw said...

My, that was one productive day! Very impressive for one that is sick, but if you felt up to it, that's a good sign.

At 00:59 Blogger Marjorie said...

Yay for productivity and for feeling well enough to do it and for spring being on the way. And I do like that coffeetabledesk.

At 07:05 Blogger Li Hua said...

Well, this is cool. I didn't know Boss had spoken with Teen Ink: http://teenink.com/nonfiction/celebrity_interviews/article/149668/Neil-Gaiman/

At 07:08 Blogger Li Hua said...

"A freelance religion designer" ...

At 08:51 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Funny thing was, it wasn't all that busy a day, spent the morning with Birdchick, NBB abd Boss, had breakfast, hung out at work, did some things, and then even at home, didn't feel like I got all THAT much done...

Today is going to be some GET STUFF DONE. All on the computer tho, and not very interesting to talk about. Trips round the world, flights cars hotels schedules, that sort of thing.

At 08:58 Blogger spacedlaw said...

And a happy happy Firbday to our Dan, the wondrous web goblin.

At 10:31 Blogger Marjorie said...

Yes indeedy, Happy Firbday Dan!

Q - seems like it would be nice to have a not-too-hectic hanging out with Boss & Birdchick & NBB kind of morning, even if it is then followed with hard work whipping the worlds airlines and hotels into shape.

May all the connections work, all the rooms be upgraded and all the cars arrive on time ;-)

Have you had the opportunity to start planning your own European visit for October, yet?

At 11:08 Blogger Madeleine Bouquet said...

The room looks nice with the transforming furniture!

I am trying to do some cleaning/organizing. Trying to get things done before my surgery Wednesday. Thanks for the reminder about changing sheets, I need to go do that...

At 11:21 Blogger Wicked said...

I want that coffee/table desk so much!!!!!

Congrats on the springiness of the cleaning.

You are way ahead of me than that. Good job!

At 13:00 Blogger ariandalen said...

Happy Firbday, Dan Guy!

I have a coffee table that's very similar to yours, Ms. Fabulous. We put open baskets to hold stuff like the girls drawings/pencils, and all the games and controllers for the Wii. It isn't as pretty as yours, in part because Don bought it at Ashley Furniture's scratch and dent sale last May.

At 14:17 Blogger AletaMay said...

Happy Firbday Dan!

Happy Feels Like Spring Day Lorraine!

Love the Transformer Room. Perfect.

Off to find some of that productive energy for myself!

At 14:35 Blogger Li Hua said...

It's Dan Guy's birthday? Happy birthday (from me. Emily. Just using a different name now).

At 17:27 Blogger Beez said...

Happy firbday Danth!

At 19:04 Blogger Ms T said...

And I'll add my voice to the Firbday wishes for Dan. :)

I should be tidying my flat and doing the great chuck out, not just in preparation for next week's flat inspection, but because I want to be rid of the crap. (There is no nice way to put it.) But the festival has started and there are much more interesting things to tempt me...
(BTW Boss is being described in as a literary superstar in the advertising. Cool, huh?)

So instead I can recommend the Seraphine Pick exhibition (kind of surreal images, dark in tone and pallette - mostly), and the guy who danced with a digger.

At 19:06 Blogger Ms T said...

Oh, and I've been following the UK Marmite vs NZ Marmite debate on Twitter. IMHO, UK Marmite tastes more like Vegemite. Which is icky. :)

At 19:24 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Happy Firbday Danth - be having a good un.

At 19:29 Blogger Ticia said...

Happy Firbday, Dan!!

At 19:34 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Dan's B'day, eh. Well, goes a long way to explaining a LOT of things...Suddenly, all is clear.

Hoarders is on tonight. Total clean out inspiration. (I forget why I know this, I don't FOLLOW the thing)

Venus is in a "All the food you feed me sucks big time" mode, and is getting kind of skinny. Not good. Trying everything.

Any ideas? Tried, different tins, tuna, steak, raw and cooked, chicken, different dry....She will eat steak if -I- have it on m plate and cut her bits off, or tins if I open several and let her pick.

Yes. I know. But it's weird.

At 19:37 Blogger vampi said...

WAIT WAIT! ther eis a different betweek uk marmite, and oz marmite? and both are different form vegimite?


mind=blown.

i'm not into savory spreads, but i've not tried any of them as the jars are so expensive here and i'm not going to buy one just to try.

i'm on team nutella

At 19:39 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Happy Birthday Dan!!!

Lorraine, sounds like a picky toddler! Geez! No ideas here, I don't think my parenting food ideas work for bengals.

Still waiting for plane fare to Spain in June/July to drop dramatically. Blargh. Can you have a chat with the airlines Q? Thanks! ;-)

Got house cleaned up a bit today since housekeeper comes tomorrow and i hate when she has to spend her time picking up instead of doing the actual cleaning i need her to do. AFP playlist gets me cleaning. Then I switched to magnetic fields and all motivation stopped adn i had hot chocolate :P

At 19:45 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I picked out my frame for the Kelli Bickman Bengal Painting today. REALLY lovely. Didn't spare the cost on this one. (OUCH!) but it did have to be perfect.

It will be done on Thursday and we re-do the rooms for it on Friday.

Friday night will be some fun THIS week.

At 19:49 Blogger vampi said...

i love how your whole environment morphs every time a new treasure is added. :)

and a very happy dan day \o/

At 19:52 Blogger Jess said...

Happy Birthday Dan,
Goblin Guy who holds the keys
to reality,

or so they tell us.
He'll have that teleporter
ready any day

now. Science takes time,
and quantum physics ain't just
moving atoms round.

You've got to believe
in Schrödinger's cat, the box,
the poison, the quarks,

spherical music;
you fox trot from here to there
like Fred and Ginger.

They knew gravity,
how the Earth's tilt moves bodies
round, shifts dimensions,

spins through time and space.
Listen, and you'll hear music,
four bars in 5/4

time. When the note fades,
throw the switch, press the button.
That one. The red one.

Then you'll know how far
the mind of a god can waltz.
Slow, slow, quick-step, turn.

/drunken poemtry

At 20:06 Blogger gaypet said...

Glad to see you are up and about and changing sheets. :)

At 20:56 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Jess that was awesome:)
And of course Happy Firbday to Dan.

That's bad when Venus doesn't want any food BUT yours. Hopefully nothing's wrong with her teeth? That's the only thing I can think of that would put her off (well, other than her natural personality;).

That first picture of her with the Vampire Candy Corn made me want to caption it "Venus inspects the new intruder to see if it does in fact suck."

Yep, bad puns r us.

At 21:01 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

She liked my frozen yogurt stuff.

(Yes, apparently 1/2 cup with fresh fruit has WAY less calories than a pint of Coconut Hagen Daaz. Who knew?)

At 21:04 Blogger Ms T said...

If that blew your mind, Vampi, the you don't want to get me started on the whole iSnack 2.0 debacle! (A competition was held, and the winner was the Worst Product Name Ever.)

Lorraine, I am in awe of all that you achieved on a supposedly slow day. And I loved the happy "I have found a heat source and I'm loving it" Bengal photos on the last blog. Hopefully Venus gets over her pernicketiness soon.

At 21:25 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

Happy happy happy firbay Dan!

Fablo- would she be happier with food that had a little bit of fruits or veggies in it? I know there's some kind of frou-frou raw food that includes a tiny bit in. I need to change Serious Black's diet to a raw meat one. He's about to stink me out of house and home.

I'm hoping I can get away with just scooping out the litter tonight. I just finished the bag, and my new litter is in the car. In between me and the car is a scary, cold New Orleans storm that has been cutting the power. I can hear the elevator powering on and off every time the power goes out, and I'm on the 7th floor.

My apartment is messy right now, but not hoarder messy. Okay, maybe the kitchen might be, but I'm right next to the garbage room and can stuff dishes in the dishwasher. I guess that's my project for tonight.

Also, maybe I should update pictures. Serious Black has some cute modeling poses with his Mardi Gras swag.

At 21:52 Anonymous joypeg said...

I really like the idea of your transformer room, and then I spied this musical concept. It's a piano table and thought you might like it too. Get well soon.

http://likecool.com/Georg_Bohle_Piano_Table--Furniture--Home.html

At 21:53 Anonymous kali_licious said...

My kitty Holly is quite a fan of yogurt too. (And ice cream. We have a deal, I give her the lid, I get the rest).

Maybe the yogurt will settle her stomach and she'll eat some more.

At 22:07 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Time to retire with the new Steve Brust book.

G'night Fiends.

At 22:14 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

That's pretty cool, Joypeg! Kind of want one..

Steve has a new book? He never tells me anything.

Just so you know, I am taking up curling. Have a team and everything. We will be having lemonade stands this summer to raise $$ for out curling supplies, which are rather expensive.

Our costumes will glitter.

At 23:02 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Try her with a bit of fresh rabbit. She who rules this home thinks rabbit is good.

At 00:37 Blogger Dragonsally said...

The zombie pony thread on Twitter sparked curiosity in me and I have found something that wants to come and live in the Spooky House demon pony

At 03:10 Blogger Marjorie said...

Hee hee. I saw the tweets. It's going to take a **Lot** of lemonade to finance that tour bus, but hey, live your dreams!

At 03:15 Blogger spacedlaw said...

I have missed the tweets but women on a mission involving brooms of doom and sparkles?
Sounds like it might be in the next Terry Pratchett book... Just add a librarian. Or are the librarian fiends already in this?

At 08:26 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I have no comments on the Marmite/Tamborine/Zombie Pony Wars, but yes, I am involved in the Curling thread.

There's a lot more to curling than meets the eye, and it IS going to take some doing to pull this off. Fortunately, we have time on our side, it being Spring and all.

SO far we have settled on Lemonade stands and Glitter Outfits.

(Sure, you laugh, but we are going to learn to curl next winter. Kid you not.)

At 09:11 Blogger Cecily said...

Happy Birthaversary Dan! (Sorry, I think the Fribday is cute, but Birthaversary is ingrained in me, I'm just gonna have to be the black sheep on this one.)*she tries to says as if that's the **only** thing*

Fablor, if I can get the money up I will be curling next winter too! I doubt we'll go glitter though, more likely all black with accents of black, because I'm pretty sure I won't be able to convince any of my friends to do it skyclad. ;-)

At 09:18 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

NO ONE does curling Skyclad! It's like, winter and all!

Glitter. Me and Elyse, going for the Gold in 2014!

At 09:23 Blogger Cecily said...

Yes, most people wouldn't do it skyclad, but if I could get away with it, I totally would. I have in the past made naked snow angels and gone out side in blizzards with sandals and no jacket. Granted I usually run inside fairly quickly, but the rush is pretty awesome. It gives a whole new meaning to "That's Brisk Baby!"

At 09:30 Blogger Hellie said...

Ooh Chilly! Isn't it a Scandinavian thing to heat up in Saunas of increasing temperature then run outside and dive in the snow?

Glittery outfits definately, curling needs some glamour! Fiendish cheerleaders with skelly pom poms too I think.

Briefly sticking my head out of the pile of grant applications around me. Can't I just give everyone money?

At 09:31 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Venus just came up with POOP all over her tail. Had to wash it and her BUTT. She ate like a horse this morning. Apparently it wasn't good.

At 09:32 Blogger Hellie said...

Lucky bengals like water or you may have lost a few fingers!

At 09:48 Blogger Jess said...

Zombie ponies? Man, I miss everything.

Frankly I think glittery outfits and a lemonade stand are all anyone needs. There's your happiness right there. Why ruin it with organized sports?*

So Venus is eating again, in bulk? Almost sounds like her stomach's been bugging her. Ally got a bit like that about a month ago, when she was on antibiotics. Now she's off, she likes food again. Oh my yes.

____
*Read: Jess had some bad experiences in gym class which she's still bitter about.

At 10:29 Blogger One Sock Short said...

I'm with Jess on the lingering bitterness from social-torture/gym classes. Never seen curling, but it sounds like it might not be quite an "organized sport" though. And if anyone could redeem sports for me, it would be Lorraine. However, the commute from Chicago for practice and matches would get pretty expensive. So I can't be the designated librarian.

At 10:31 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Ugh, clingons. Phoebe gets those once in a while, what with being long-haired. This is why one of her names is Poopybutt. She does not like that name.

At 10:32 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

SALLY! THAT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL ETSY SHOP EVER! WHY ARE YOU TEMPTING ME RIGHT BEFORE MY FINANCIAL AID COMES IN?

At 10:37 Blogger Cecily said...

I LOVED gym class. Of course I was quite the tomboy and really good at sports. *blush*

At 11:10 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Argh, sounds like Venus had a bit too much fiber.

I'm with Jess about organized sports as well. Being an uncoordinated and chubby kid made me all about the lemonade and glitter and not so much about competition.

However, curling does look fairly disorganized as a sport, so it may have a chance.

At 11:13 Blogger Jess said...

That's settled then. You lot curl, I'll drink the lemonade.

At 11:16 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

This is me and Elyse, yes, organized at WORK, but what makes you think there will be anything organized about our Curling Team????

Time for Curling to come into it's own ROCK I say..

At 11:22 Blogger Jess said...

Heehee! Rock. I see what you did, there.

At 11:32 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Sounds (and looks like) Venus has eaten evil vampire candy corn. Now she will turn into a were-vampire-candy-corn and nibble on you at night.

At 16:15 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Hehehe Wendy, I'm glad someone liked it too. My beloved looked at me like I was totally crazy (He knows that already, why did he need more confirmation?)

I always wanted to be really good at sport. Alas, I have those horrid memories too, but curling looks fun. As long as you wear lots of elbow and knee pads.

Cecily - I am so going to use birthaversary now.

At 16:24 Blogger Cecily said...

Sally, somewhere you have made my dad a very happy person. :-)

At 17:10 Blogger ariandalen said...

Ms. Fabulous, I think curling definitely needs glitter. Having fallen in love with the sport 8 years ago, I have learned that a team is composed of 4 people. One of the commentators during the most recent Olympics stated that there are now curling clubs in several states, including Texas! This means that you can curl just about anytime of the year. Maybe it's just one night or afternoon a week at the nearest ice rink, but the ice rinks in Texas (at least) are open year round, just very far apart.
I played basketball in junior high and high school. We didn't win a game for three years, but I still loved to play. Played soccer, too, on a mixed gender team. Girls play rougher than boys, especially when the referee isn't looking.

At 17:24 Blogger Fluffy said...

My Little Zombie. hahahahaha!

I'm back from working Lorraine hours at early voting. Starting to catch up on stuff.

Since my hip is too racked up to walk for exercise I'm going to try aqua aerobics tomorrow. I used to do it long times ago, but decided I liked walking outdoors better.

I'm reading John Scalzi's "Zoe's Tale." Very good. I started with his new blog-thology, "Your Hatemail Will Be Graded." He's smart and very funny. I saw one entry that seemed familiar, and realized Boss had posted it as a guide to when to talk to your favorite writer.

Just finished the new Kim Harrison - outstanding.

It's so lovely to see all of you online and fabulous as you are!

At 17:45 Blogger dabbler said...

My brother-in-law and nephew are on a curling team in Pittsburgh. They got hooked during the last winter Olympics, and are pretty intense. No glitter, though!

At 19:06 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Just made a list of everything that needs doing in the Spooky House INSIDE. Ack! I am tired. Very, very tired. I'll get it all done tho. I can't believe I live alone and things get THIS out of order.

Can't live like this. The nest must be perfect. (Everything else can be chaos, as long as I come home to order.)

Huge work progress today, March is getting really close to complete, it's very exciting. His itinerary starts out: Page one, index. Chapter One....

At 19:30 Blogger Chantrelle said...

I understand the house-in-order thing. I don't have it but i'm trying to get there.

I'm sleeepy. I stayed up late watching AFP's webcast from the studio. zzzzz.

3 more hours of awake kid.

At 21:15 Blogger ariandalen said...

Hi, joypeg! Glad to have you as a Fiend! Here is your very own white, buckled jacket. Look around and you will find whatever you need to personalize your jacket. I know it will be fantastic because I looked through your photostream. :)

Fiends, go look at joypeg's work!

At 21:36 Blogger vampi said...

oh wow, joypeg's artwork is lovely. friended you on flickr so i can see more as it posts:)

how's that time machine going? i really need it t be 11 days from now :)2 weeks of vacation.

At 22:16 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Wow, beautiful work joypeg. I've added you as a contact too.

At 08:36 Blogger Phiala said...

Vampi - vacation? What's that??? Joypeg, those are lovely.

Hi fiends! *waves* Busy, very busy. At least February is over - I'm always overwhelmed by February even though it is so short.

At 09:05 Blogger Jess said...

Beauty! Those are wonderful, joypeg. That's a fine thing to see on a grey morning. (I see someone who should join us on the Night Garden project, if we're very, very, lucky...)

:)

In other news, I just dunked my hair in my coffee. Must be time for a haircut. Silly Jess, hair is not nice in beverage. Bleagh.

Hooray for February being gone! February was awful. February can piss right off.

At 09:18 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I always tend to fear March.

2 weeks from today. Every year, I think I will forget. But I never do.

Why, why why do we do it????

Oh. Right. We make a LOT of money. I forget that bit.

At 09:19 Blogger Jane said...

Sorry about the hair, Jess. I dropped a contact lens into the coffee this morning.

Joypeg - those are gorgeous!

At 09:20 Blogger Phiala said...

I can see that, Q. But those of us who are just audience love it.

At 09:23 Blogger One Sock Short said...

I fear spring in general. Hoping to get over that.

Joining in on the joypeg admiration. I love art that incorporates text.

Say, Lorraine, what are the start and end timer for the Paul&Lorraine-athon?

At 09:27 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I need to find out ST Pats info, think it starts at 3:00pm USA Central time, which is nice for Europe. I know we start in the pub and move to the big room. And go till we can't play anymore, 1:00am?

10 hours. That's considered three gigs. At double time. I need to keep that in mind.

At 09:28 Blogger Jane said...

Linda, remind me why you fear spring? Pollen?

At 09:38 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Bugs. Mostly.

http://1sockshort.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-i-hate-spring.html

Though tree pollen did join my mix of allergies when I moved to Upstate NY. Leaving NY didn't make the allergy go away.

At 09:40 Blogger vampi said...

oh noes! i am going to be on a cruise with no internet for st pats and will miss it all :(

phiala, i call it a vacation, but it'a cruise with 11 family members, and then another 5 days with boy' family. so technically it's not a vacation, i am sure i will need a vacation from my vacation.

At 09:54 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Silly me. For a moment I thought you were going all "fear the ides of March" on us. And then you mentioned the pay. Riiight. This is not Rome, then. Click. Click. CLUNK (and about time too): Well, I am looking forward to St Patrick's day because you promised us a webcast.

At 09:56 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

There will be a webcast. I believe all 10 hours of it. Have to re-check with Dr Wicked tho and make sure he is up for this madness...

Today I conquer Poland, Russia, and the rest of New Zealand!

At 09:59 Blogger Cecily said...

Vampi- I suggest trying to find 'me time' during your vacation. I have found family gatherings require it. I became quite god at it with the exes family, as they were quite unbearable at times.

Joypeg- Quite beautiful!

At 10:13 Blogger Jane said...

Right, the bugs. Also a problem for me. Will this be your first spring in this apt?

At 11:52 Blogger Hellie said...

Yay for a St Pat's Day webcast...I'll be tuning in :o)

Funny, I always dread January & February as I believe it to be the time when BAD THINGS happen. Irrational I know, just had some bad years, I'm sure GOOD THINGS happen too, but for some reason I form a pattern with the bad ones? I'm always glad to get to March anyhow, heave a sigh of relief and look forward to Spring proper!

At 13:36 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

OSS: That was the one bad thing about my old apartment. Oh, and the draftiness because there was no insulation to speak of. Bugs probably depressed me the most.

Update: I submitted my Louisiana state teaching application last night, and this morning the parish I sub for requested more info from my school. I'm going to take that as a good sign!

On the downside, I seem to have caught a sore throat. I am treating it with tea and yoga. And, maybe a nap soon.

At 13:41 Anonymous joypeg said...

Thank you for the kind words. I'm not exactly sure what a fiend is, but I often visit FabulousLorraine's fabulous blog to smile at pics of her fabulous Bengal cats. And horse. And bees. (Mostly the cats.) FabulousLorraine, it's your passion for your animals that really makes me smile. Thank you.

At 13:53 Blogger Chantrelle said...

The rain is making me move slowly today. At least I'll blame it on the rain!

I'm sure I have tons to do. Instead I'm just poking around online. Offering to be boss's date to the Oscars on twitter. You know, the usual morning.

Hope it stops raining by 2:30. I hate going to the farmer's market in the rain.

What to do now.....

At 14:01 Blogger Marjorie said...

Hi Joypeg!
Fiends started out as a typo for friends, we just felt it described us all pretty well....

At 15:40 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Ohhh, St Pat's day webcast.

I might see if I can get my niece here, we can set up the computers side by side and I'll have someone here to enjoy the webcast with as well as all my Fiends. The music is too good to enjoy it alone, if you know what I mean.

I'm quite happy for March to arrive because it should mean the worst of the heat has gone. I tend to really enjoy the changing of seasons, you know, that point when you are tired of hot/cold/wind.

At 18:55 Blogger Li Hua said...

My mother and I have been enjoying ourselves a leetle too much (with this ... not with its subject): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HM-SumuKIk&feature=related

At 20:40 Blogger Ms T said...

And here I sit, waiting to be conquered (or was that earlier in the week and we're now under a new regime but I missed it?).

You could try for table-top curling. Perhaps that's what your stepmother was thinking of when she sent you that mini-brush thing? Not that I'm suggesting you swipe it back from it's new home...

At 00:20 Blogger Na said...

Danth, hope you're having a moste excellent firbday week.

"February can piss right off." ROFL, Jess.

We're having thaw and sunny skies and we might be able to open windows a bit verra soon. I keep thinking, "It sure is warm for January." My head is all a-muck. February, done gone and pissed off, thank fods.

mrfle mrfle. must sleep. miss reading you all.

At 01:19 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Gee, I don't know why but this made me think of The Spooky House.

At 01:39 Blogger spacedlaw said...

I had exactly the same reaction, Sally... Who knows why?

At 02:03 Blogger Dragonsally said...

I'd like to think its because of our towering intellects

At 06:11 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

HEY! It's getting light out! I can see the sun coming up! Spring is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will do us a new blog later, I want to do some pics as tomorrow is the bog change over here at the Spooky House. Very exciting.

Not EXACTLY ready to be up here, getting light or no...

At 06:14 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Well, good morning?!
You fell out of bed early.

At 06:53 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes, the Boss is off today. Hopfully. Looks like he was up at least until 3:30. Not so good.

There is LIGHT all over my office! From the sun! I must find some music to go with it, and my tea. And my Monster Schedule which grew in the night!

At 07:30 Blogger spacedlaw said...

And there was me, thinking you were getting up so early to go out and ride... I do hope tea is plentiful.

At 07:34 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Tis! The tea I mean.

Riding happens at night now. My friend/trainer Mel had to switch her schedule around. I actually like it better, I get done with work, and THEN go ride, come home tired and feeling good..

Easier than riding and going into work, then I am dead by 6pm...

At 07:51 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Makes sense.
Have you found some music as well?

At 08:05 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Monsoon, featuring Shelia Chandra, From India I believe. Lovely morning sort of fusion music..

At 08:20 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Off to Last.fm to try this...

At 10:00 Blogger Jess said...

I should go try that, too. I need something to knock Ok Go out of my head. Been watching that one video too much. They've officially overstayed their earwormy welcome.

The sun is out here! Actual sunshine and blue sky! I can't believe it. I may have to go outside and run around with my arms in the air.

At 15:28 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Kind of running out of OOMPF here. Still planning to do a blog and ride. Or ride and do a blog.

Maybe.

At 15:44 Blogger vampi said...

we are 9 days from leaving for our cruise, and boy is just yesterday going shopping for a suit to wear on the formal dinner night. *face palm* we found out about the cruise at thanksgiving. i on the other hand, have purchased all sorts of nice clothing to wear and i am prepared with everything except a pair of shoes for excursions.

At 16:30 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ok, new post is up, now for some riding...

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