Saturday, May 8, 2010

happiness...


Life is... good.

I'm sitting here with a cup of tea watching my kitten bat at a hair tie on my desk and smelling the spring air coming in through the window.
I just feel happy.

 and I am beyond happy to be able to open the windows during the day right now because all too soon its going to be unbearably hot here and we will be bunkered down inside with the AC full blast.

This month seems busy for me...
Its mother's day AND my boyfriend's niece's birthday tomorrow and I assume we'll be going over to his mom's,
Monday we have a meeting with the apartment manager just to resubmit some information, no big deal,
Tuesday my sister and her boyfriend are coming to visit and meet Jonesy, Friday or Saturday I have to drive an hour and a half to go get Jonesy's second set of vaccinations which were included in his adoption fee,
then I think I'll be going down to my parent's for my sister's birthday which is on the 19th,
then finally theres Alex's way-too-early-in-the-morning graduation ceremony and later her graduation party!

I'm sure you people with jobs and school and busy lives are rolling your eyes at what I consider a "busy" month but this is kind of a lot going on for me.
I live an extremely uneventful life... something that I am pretty content with.

 Anyway, I've just been knitting and TVing while the kitten sleeps on me. 
Here are a few things I've done since I last posted my knitting.
Because I'm sure you all are just DYING to see right?
Yeah, I didn't think so but here goes anyway!

First I did a little shrug for a 3 month old... I need someone in my life to have a baby girl so I can give it to them!

I actually only made one glove because I didn't like the fabric for gloves... its hard to tell but theres a diamond pattern on the back side.

I found this Catnip Bunny pattern from this blog, Coffee and Cream, and I immediately wanted to make some for my little guy.
I guess the woman from Coffee and Cream makes them in bulk and donates them to local cat shelters which I think is a cute idea. 
I'll probably end up doing making them when I'm bored and just doing that.
Theres supposed to be little felt tail sewn on the back but I don't have any felt right now so he is tail-less!

This was my first fair isle project (knitting with more than one color at a time) so I just chose this pattern as an easy practice.

and thats that.
I am currently working on some little cloth thing for my mom for mother's day.

I hope you all have/are having a great weekend!

(I totally started this post before noon and I am only posting it now at 8 pm... facepalm)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I got my kitten happydayswoo!

It is May!

I'm just going to cut right to the chase....

I got a kitten!!


I meant to post this the day after I got him and ask you all to give me name ideas but I just haven't gotten around to it.
We ended up naming him Jonesy... full name: Dr. Jones.
Don't judge.
It was going to be Oliver but the bf didn't really like it and came up with Dr. Jones which I think is cute enough.
Yes, we do like Indiana Jones in case I left you with any question.

Here is the story!
Last Friday (April 30th), I was browsing craigslist for kittens, like usual, and I came across this one post for 3 kittens who were found at a dump in a SEALED box.
They just happened to be heard by a worker and taken to a rescue shelter.

People are just completely fucked up, btw, but that a whole other story.

I instantly fell in love with the picture of Jonesy (previously "Squirt").
I wanted him so bad that I wrote out my argument for Jonathan.
Operation "Get Squirt" was the official name.
Obvi.

So Jonathan came home for lunch and I showed him my paper and pleaded and told him how badly I wanted, nay, NEEDED him.
He said some of the following things:

"God, I don't want to drive an hour and a half to get him."

"This is such a bad idea, I don't want a cat."

"I don't know, I'll think about it."

"I don't want to pay $75 for a kitten, we can find one for free."

He left and I wasn't feeling too positive.
He hadn't given me an answer and I wanted to know so I could make an appointment to get him before he got adopted by someone.

Fast forward to 9:30 PM... the manfriend still wasn't home from work and he usually gets home a little after 7.
I called and he said he had a customer but he'd be home soon.
He came home shortly after and I was trying too not mention the kitten for a while so he wouldn't get mad then about 5 minutes later he said he had to close the car windows because it was going to rain tomorrow or something.
I was looking at stuff online and the TV was on so the mewing didn't register for a minute.

Basically my wonderful, loving, amazing, perfect, AMAZING boyfriend had taken off work early, found the craigslist ad, called and made an appointment to see him, and drove a total of 3 hour to surprise me with my perfect dream kitten.

I could not have been happier or more surprised.

He is so sweet and cuddly and playful and just perfect.
Better than I had hoped.
He snuggles with me all day and I certainly don't have a case of the lonelies anymore.
The best part is, Jonathan seems to really like him too and actually cuddles with him.
This picture made my life.

Jonesy's BIO
(Yes, this is really happening)
Name: Doctor Jones
Nickname: Jonesy
Age: about 9 weeks
Color: Orange tabby
Eye color: Slate (gray-green)
Favorite toys: crumpled up piece of paper, hair tie, empty Pepsi box, pens, paper towel roll, electrical cords (we're working on this one)
Personality: friendly, sweet,  cuddly, playful, curious
Favorite nap spot: Mommy's lap, chest, neck, arms
Most endearing trait: Pouncy face ( He gets this look in his eye right before he pounces towards my face. He doesn't actually hit my face or hurt/attack me!)

Excuse how man pictures I have. I have completely lost it for this little guy.
(pouncy face)

Yeah.. No more. I swear.
But I think it is clear that I love him.


... and  for the record, I typed this whole post with 1 hand because Jonesy is sleeping on my other arm.