Saturday, July 07, 2007

First of all, I have no idea why but I was not able to add a title to this entry. I am tired of trying, so I won't any longer. Second of all, we are going on vacation. Do not fear, the animals have NOT eaten us! I will try to blog while on vacation about our various adventures, but I am not sure how much time I will have. We plan on fairly busy days which pretty much guarantees I will pass out the minute we get back to the hotel. One week of fun packed days and three people spending hours on end together, sleeping in the same room, and living out of a suitcase. Envy us. Be good while we are gone!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Ferrets are funny!

I had the pleasure of visiting somebody with two ferrets. They were rescues, which I think is the only time you can have them here or something. Anyway, they were adorable and charming and the most cunning little stinkers I have ever met LOL. One of them distracted me by doing "nip and runs" - basically running up to me, giving me a little nip, then running like heck. While I was busy squealing and wondering when and where the next attack was coming, the other was skillfully emptying the contents of my purse and hiding the objects in their special stash. Sneaky buggers! It was all quite funny, and I did get my belongings back. I just hope the little guy didn't sneak off and use my debit card while I was distracted ;). I have to make a confession. I am a little afraid of ferrets. They look cute and cuddly but they can bite, and those little weasel teeth look quite threatening to me. I once saw a ferret in a pet shop attach itself to a workers hand and refuse to let go, even while being waved in the air like a scarf at the end of a drag race. They had to sedate the thing to get it off. Two seconds before that it was playfully begging for treats and playing hide and seek around a piece of wood. So when one of them climbed up my body to give me a "kiss" in exchange for a treat, I was a little wary. But it all went fine, and I still have my lips and no accidental nose piercing LOL. They really are amusing little guys. But apparently, you have to REALLY have a sense of humour because they get into a lot of trouble too. By the end of the visit they had climbed into the sleeves of my fleece jacket and fallen asleep! We were officially there to look at hamsters. One doesn't think of a hamster as something needing to be rescued, but apparently there are a lot of people that just abandon them in their cages when they get bored of them. I should have been more specific, we are looking for a tame teddy bear like hamster, and they had all dwarf chinese types (very small, very quick, and suitable for older children only). There was a tempting funny little gerbil, but DD has her heart set on a hammie. I wish I could have spent more time with the guinea pigs, those are quirky little guys too. When we walked by their area, they whistled and squeaked and ran around in circles. Quite personable things, really - the long haired ones always look like they have bed head LOL. I would have taken a pair in a minute, DH not so much. Don't worry, we'll break him down eventually - bwa ha ha haaaaa!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

*Yawn* Blink. Blink. Hello?

Oh, hello. Didn't realize you had come in. Forgive me, I was taking a long needed nap. I hope you made yourself comfortable while you were waiting. Now. Get out of my chair, and that is MY pig mug thank you. Sheesh, there is busy, and there is what I have been during the time I have been missing. Driving back and forth to Toronto, and spending the lion's share of the week there. Still working on a project for a different segment of the company (the part I worked for is now officially defunct). So my employment has been extended for the second time - to the end of the month. I will be travelling for other reasons next week, so once again bear with me if you don't hear from me. I don't mean to neglect my darling readers, but something has to go. So far bathroom breaks, cooking, laundry, housework, and blogging seem to be it ROFL. Just a note. When faced with a four hour drive, it is not a good idea to start the trip with a large coffee on the premise that it will keep you alert. The caffeine will do nothing to keep you awake. The fidgeting because you have to pee so bad you can't sit still does that well enough on it's own. And when you do finally stop (what is it with the gaps in service stations anyway?), it probably isn't the best idea to grab another coffee and timbits (donut holes) on the way back to the car. Mostly because you will start to fidget again about 1/2 hour from home and your stomach will be doing flip flops from the grease in the sugary treats. Plus, enough of those things and your butt will start to take the shape of the bottom cushion of the car seat (wide and flat). I don't need any help in that department, thank you. I have to go now. I have a date with a container of potato salad. We won't discuss this, and I won't share any either. Have a nice day!