This is one of the kittens that have adopted us. Shadow and Pouncy are still around but Cotton Candy doesn't seem to have made it. Mama kitty has disappeared and I'm afraid she's off having more kittens.
I definitely need to call those cat wranglers...
Let's see. What else is going on. Well, tomorrow's our last day of summer. Not weather-wise (unfortunately) but school-wise. Sam heads off to 5th grade on Tuesday. He gets to meet his teacher tomorrow night. He's very excited.
Trish and I went to see a great movie the other night called Once. I realized about halfway through that it was a musical. But I liked it anyway. :-)
I have Showtime for free for a month so I've been recording some movies and watching a few. Last night I watched SherryBaby. It was good. I still have a girl crush on Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Trish recommended a really great book called The Great Good Thing. I loved it. I read the sequel, Into the Labyrinth but it wasn't quite as good.
Now playing: Lori McKenna - Swallows Me Whole (Live)
Monday, August 06, 2007
I was going to submit this to stuffonmycat.com but never got around to it... "Stuff" courtesy of Sam...
Catching up - I wrote on my other blog about being overwhelmed by having so much to do. This blog has been a victim of that, too.
So here are a few things I've done recently that I haven't blogged about:
Trish came over the other day for lunch and we made Shrinky Dinks. She assured me that a couple of single 40-year old women making Shrinky Dinks on a random Thursday afternoon was NOT weird or pathetic. We invited Sam to do some, too, but he was busy playing his Gameboy.
On Saturday Jenna and I went to IKEA and then ate at Blue Mesa (yum) and went to Trayc's (latest) solo show opening. The place was cool - in Deep Ellum next door to a tattoo studio. The location was an improvement from the last gallery show she was in - which had no AC - what were they thinking? And I was also excited to see that the most awesome (and dangerous) paper store, Paper Arts is next door. They move every couple of years and I can't keep up with where they are... So now I know.
After the reception we stopped at Kathleen's Art Cafe for some crazy delicious desserts. We were mildly disappointed that they don't really seem to have any art anymore, except for the stuff that we recognized from IKEA!
Sam is at my mom's tonight. I'm going to help hang a show tomorrow so he's going to hang out with her and maybe see Underdog.
I bought some storage and organization stuff at IKEA, so I spent the last couple of days cleaning my office. I'm trying to be more brutal about getting rid of stuff. I'm way too much of a packrat.
Last weekend I watched Factory Girl, about Edie Sedgwick and her friendship with Andy Warhol. It was good but sad. And it made me hate Andy Warhol.
Sam and I saw the Simpsons movie. It was funny but I think most of the funny parts were in the (numerous) previews. I still laughed a lot, though.
I'm done with all the chick-lit Shopaholic books and now I'm reading a kind of art-chick-lit book - Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him. The main character is a "gallerina" - a receptionist for a Chelsea gallery who has an inside view of the New York art world. It's really good.
All the rain seems to have stopped and now it's heating up to normal Texas August temps, which make me say repeatedly, "Why do I live here?"
I was wanting to go to the beach but after Shark Week last week, I might be happy with the boring old lake for a while.
Now playing: Coconut Records - Summer Day