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12 August, 2015

MyBetterHalf and I joke that the childrens have a schedule for acting up. Well tonight, at dinner, evidently the cats were scheduled, because they were fighting and making quite a ruckus under the table.

Oh, and I’m listening to the new U2 that Apple pre-emptively loaded onto iPhones a while ago. I like it.



24 July, 2014

It’s vacation week for me and the childrens.

Sunday, the boys and I went to soccer field whilst MsSqueaky and MyBetterHalf were at GirlScouts.  MrGrunty wanted to practice goalie. After a bit, MrCuddles wanted to take a shot. He dribbled up, a time or two had to readjust the ball position by hand, and at the point blank range kicked the ball. MrGrunty moved his legs so the ball would pass between his legs into the goal, and say,”Good job, MrCuddles, you did it.” MrCuddles was overjoyed, and ran down the field, hands in the air, “I did it!”

Recently, the boys were in the back, playing with the sprinkler, and I noticed. Kink in the hose. I told them. MrG was confused. I had MrCuddles explain to his older brother what a kink is, and how to fix it.

MsSqueaky is a Master-Builder with Legos. She and MrCuddles have been building lots, and she is teaching him how to make planes and cars. (And by MasterBuilder, I mean one who imagines, and then builds.)

This morning, MrG woke me, and had a huge smile. “Papa, Sophie-kittie gave me a kiss.” Slowly, she is getting used to the childrens, she even let MsS pet her the other day.  MrCuddles tried, but she ran away. He giggled, “she’s so ‘fraid of me.”   (And after watching MsS walk around the house with Oliver-kitty in what looks like a wrestling hold….

This morning

4 July, 2014

Last night, MrCuddles was the last kid asleep. Naturally he was the first kid awake this morning.

As he came out of his room, he cheerily said “Hi Oliver, today my friend’s birthday. You can’t go to his party, it’s not for cats, it’s for kids. I still love you, but you can’t go to the party.”

Happy 10 birthday Sophie-kitty

2 July, 2014

Yesterday, MrGrunty shuffled out of bed, mumbled at me, “where’s Sophie?” And when I pointed her out, his face got a big smile, and he very sweetly wished her a Happy Birthday. Then he gave her a treat.

Later, when I offered MrCuddles to give her a treat, he laughed, “Sophie’s afraid of me. But I’m not a monster.” And she did run away from him, to go hide under my bed.

MsSqueaky was too busy carrying Oliver-kitty around the house to give Sophie a treat.

Recent stories

4 May, 2014

MsSqueaky is only allowed to pick up Oliver-kitty one in morning, once at night. She often exceeds this limitation. I am surprise how tolerant he is of her.

MrGrunty wept, loudly, when he found out the Houston Rockets lost the series against Portland. MyBetterHalf was in another room and thought he was physically injured.

I’ve been finding candy wrappers all over the house. So I make general reminders to the childrens, “no candy in bedrooms.” MsS and MrG blame MrCuddles. I asked MrC if there were any more wrappers any where in the house. He said no, then in front of me and his mother, walked to the steps, looked behind a book that was leaning against the wall then walked away. There were candies there.

Kitty update

5 March, 2014

Sophie-kitty demands to be brushed by me before the childrens wake. It’s been a good thing, she has fewer dreds / fur-clumps than usual.

MrCuddles says he can’t wait to be six, then he can pick up Oliver-kitty. Although, MsSqueaky is teaching her brothers how to hold Oliver. Oliver, is surprisingly patient.

Richard Sherman

21 January, 2014

So…I was up late, laying on the floor reading aboot Richard Sherman and felt something on my back…



…that’s Sophie-kitty.

Yeah, we still have Christmas lights up.



14 January, 2014

MsS was first awake, she and i spent some quality time brushing our beautiful fur ball, Sophie-kitty.

MrG was very jealous that MsS had a play date after school, and could skip Spanish. He pleaded “Spanish is boring…it’s not important …it’s not fair”

Coached MsS team…it was alright.

Had sautéed spinach and ham for dinner.

MsS and I drew. MrG and I played volley, with a foam ball.

MrCuddles “loves” his polar bear. He and I read stories with the polar bear after the first graders were in bed. Then he cut up papers.

Me…I’m still awake because

  1. I’m an idiot
  2. facebook leads to webserfing
  3. drank a Pepsi while driving to practice at 5pm, (whilst listening to history of Orthodox Church)


6 January, 2014

Sometimes, Oliver and Sophie do like each other



5 January, 2014

Slept in really late.

Sermon, regarding the Magi visiting the Christ Child. “I wonder, why did not the serious religious jump up and race the Wise Men to Bethlehem? Then, I realize how comfortable I am in my study.”

Went to the school playground with MrGrunty and MsSqueaky. MrG rode his bike, and he and I practiced basketball. MsS showed off on the monkey bars, and rode her bike. She didn’t believe me when I said I can’t do flips on the bars. And she smiled when I told her I was 11 years old before I could make it across the monkey bars.

MrCuddles stayed home to watch football with his mommy.

MyBetterHalf got a 1000 piece puzzle, of Seahawks Stadium. I spent a copulse hours working on it.  Oliver-kitty keeps jumping onto the table to help.