Monday, March 23, 2009

While you were sleeping

So, it's 4:00 in the morning and the rest of my time zone is asleep. For whatever reason, I am fully awake. I tossed and turned, then turned and tossed until Maggie realized I was awake and she was suddenly starving.

She hadn't eaten in 4 hours, so she was totally in Survivor Mode. I figured at that point, I may as well get up or get mauled by a 12 year old cat who is declawed. And by mauled, I mean patted to death with her fuzzy paws. It can be quite frightening.

Maggie beat me to the kitchen. I gave her a dose of the highly addictive Elegant Medleys and I grabbed a Diet Coke for myself. Nothing helps you sleep like 16 oz. of caffeine. Then I unloaded the dishwasher.

Are you still here?


You can imagine what is on television right now. Really terrible news anchors, a Golden Girls marathon, and infomercials.

They are still trying to recruit people for The Hair Club for Men which is now called The Hair Club. Apparently, Gloria Steinem is still working on the feminist agenda and women have infiltrated another exclusive group.

On a completely unrelated note, we have been having a fun visit with my in-laws and niece. She is a total doll. She has played and played with my daughter. It is sweet to see them together.

It didn't take her long to start saying "dat" while pointing to the cat food bin in the laundry room. (Yes, sweetie that is where we keep Maggie's stash. Please don't narc on Aunt Mel.)

Maggie, on the other hand, has decided that when there is a toddler in the house it is best to remain hidden and to only come out for feedings. It's a lot like the zoo without all the smell.

Oh, and according to the infomercial, if I call now, I can speak to a hair therapist and learn how I can go swimming or stand in a wind tunnel and still have good hair.

I'm starting to think that The Hair Club President is not only a client, but also southern.


TexasRed said...

Sounds like you have a full house! No wonder you're up early. Although, I have to say -- mauling by fuzzy paws also sounds like an excellent motivator!

TexasRed said...

Check back at my space on Friday -- I'm posting an award for you.

Barb said...

The only thing wrong with waking up at 4 o'clock is that you know you're going to feel like crashing by 10 o'clock. I actually love getting up that early, but not when I have to stay up, for Pete's sake. :-) I do this every time we have sleepover company. I wake up hours and hours before they do.

Your kitty sounds very sweet. I love the way declawed cat paws feel.