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I haven't updated in about forever.

I blame the kittens.

I mean, really, if you woke up like this in the morning, would you get up on time? And would you do anything but play with them in spare minutes?

And the latest is that not only am I waking up with them curled around me, but I'm also spending a part of the night convincing Dot that snuggling is good and suckling is bad - it's not the most restful sleep.

Other stuff that's been keeping me busy were a trip to Portland this past weekend, catching up with some of the local friends the week before, having [livejournal.com profile] contessagrrl and [livejournal.com profile] aroraborealis visit the week before that and [livejournal.com profile] kittypie visit before that. Whew.
Extra fun stuff included a prom party, a visit to the DeYoung, a part-of-boston-lives-here sort of party, a stroll for almost half of Bay to Breakers and seeing the current Midsummer Night's Dream production.

I'm now of the opinion that Portland is a great city to visit - how can it not be, with over 200 breweries within city limits and bloody mary as the unofficial city drink? And it didn't hurt that Dan's family's way of doing Sunday right included spending the early afternoon drinking bloody marys.

And now that May is almost over, it feels like I'm in the calm before the storm - only one set of major plans before the wedding-work-wedding whirlwind and 2 work-weeks with blank calendars. I'm sure I'll fix that, but it just seems so weird.

And, now you get a bonus kitten picture, just because, really, KITTENS!

(and some day I'll pause from playing with them long enough to take real-camera pics of them)

Date: 2008-05-28 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starchy.livejournal.com
Funny... our Dot is also having a lot of trouble learning not to suckle. But holy crap on toast, are they ever cute!

Oh, and your kittens aren't bad either.

Date: 2008-05-28 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com
OMG the cute!

Dash has taken to doing backflips when chased by Dot, and the straight-up jumps just don't stop being funny.

What're you guys doing for the suckling thing?

Date: 2008-05-28 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starchy.livejournal.com
I bodily remove her so that the end result is "No human for you!" which lasts all of twenty seconds if I'm lucky. Bynne has taken to forcibly cuddling her into a position where she can't actually get her mouth on anything. Mostly, though, we sit around hoping she outgrows it.

And don't even get me started on Yakko's litterbox habits... ew. Just ew.

Date: 2008-05-28 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com
Yeah, I try a combination of the two, and I'm not sure if there's been a measurable improvement.

And ours appear to be well litter-trained, up until we notice evidence of pee puddles along walls. They definitely use the litterbox several times a day, and we've never caught them peeing elsewhere, which makes it very hard to discourage.

Date: 2008-05-28 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starchy.livejournal.com
Do not underestimate the power of Nature's Miracle. Worth every penny.

Date: 2008-05-28 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com
I don't - we just have a lot of wall space!

My concern is also that if we eliminate all the wall-space, will piles of clothing be next? And given that choice, wall peeing seems like the better option.

Date: 2008-05-28 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haptotrope.livejournal.com
oh teh cuteness...

and they seem to be training you for 3am face pouncing recon.

Date: 2008-05-28 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com
*knocks on wood*

They're actually pretty good to restricting their play to be with each other...

Dot did decide that my necklace is a toy, though - it works fine if she's going for the pendant and less fine when she's going for the chain.

Date: 2008-05-28 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autumnsshadow.livejournal.com
That's about how I woke up this morning too - except they were bigger =)

Date: 2008-05-28 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] contessagrrl.livejournal.com
I miss the kittens.

Date: 2008-05-28 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com
They miss you, too!

Dot keeps squeeking, in that way that says "It's almost June 1st, where's [livejournal.com profile] contessagrrl?"

Date: 2008-05-28 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missionista.livejournal.com
Kittens! I wouldn't get up either.

Date: 2008-05-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threadwalker.livejournal.com
The CUTE!!!! Awwww. Must visit soon.

Date: 2008-05-28 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com

How about a weeknight next week?

Date: 2008-05-28 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threadwalker.livejournal.com
weeknights bad. :(

weekend day, weekend night, yes. :)

Date: 2008-05-28 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvendoll.livejournal.com
Hrmm... how about Sunday brunch?

Date: 2008-05-28 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skiptomylou.livejournal.com
I want in on that. I want to poke at Corey's belly.

Date: 2008-05-28 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skiptomylou.livejournal.com
OMG, gimme. I'll email ya soon.

Date: 2008-05-29 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadwinter.livejournal.com
smoosh face.

It must be illegal to have that much cuteness in one picture.

Date: 2008-05-29 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whynotkay.livejournal.com
Kittens, kittens, kittens!

Date: 2008-05-29 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flipzagging.livejournal.com
I may be alone in this observation but... OMG THE CUTENESS.

Yay for posting.
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