I woke up quite suddenly this morning around 2 a.m.. I think if I could have I would have bolted out of bed, do you know what I mean? Have you ever woken up suddenly and felt off like something was wrong?! I was disoriented. I didn't know if I was having a bizarre dream, a nightmare or something else. When I'd fallen asleep earlier, Bob was on the bed, curled up and sleeping....when I woke up it felt like I was surrounded by cats of all shapes and sizes all staring at me!! I think I may have even given a small shout, sort of like Aaahhhgggg! When I was able to collect my wits and breathe normally I looked around me. There were 5 cats (hardly 'surrounded'! lolol...Addie and Lola were sitting up on the dresser across the room facing my direction. JoJo was sitting up on a shelf close to, but above the bed, also facing me. Huxley was sitting on top of a bunch of pillows on the bed facing me, to looking down at me. When Huxley saw me look at him, he gave me one of his whiney meows as if to say, "It's about time you woke up, mom!" Bob, of course, was still curled up and sleeping, completely oblivious! I finally clued in when the sleep-fog fully cleared from my head, as to why the kitties came inside at roughly the same time...it was pouring outside...like pouring cats and dogs kind of pouring. HA!Ha!ha! lolol That's a pretty sad, pathetic joke! Oh well...made me laugh! I think the rain is getting to me, too! lolol
I found a great blog a few days ago, Catsparella, belonging to Stephanie who is the proud mom of cats, Charlie and Priscilla. On the "About" page Stephanie tells all about her blog in terrific detail with some great links. Briefly, Catsparellais a 'cat culture' blog featuring the coolest cat related content online from adorable cats to cat fashion, cat art, cat cupcakes and all kinds of cat-related items. Saturday is 'Caturday' and very often features Catsparella reader's adorable cats. One of my favorite recent posts is from this past Friday, August 12 featuring a YouTube video, ’Mean Kitty’s New Home’ of 3 cats acclimating to their new home. Their owner, who appears on camera first, is a great cat dad and in tune with what his cats need and what's best for them as you'll see in the video. It's also set to great music reminiscent of the Ikea video when 100 cats were let loose in the store.(If you haven't seen this, it's also on YouTube and very much worth watching!)
I always plan to post Sunday Salon in the morning but it rarely happens! This morning was perfect reading weather so I made extra coffee and finished Strange Relation by Rachel Hadas, a very good book which took me a long time to read which I’ll explain in my review! I also read The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker and Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkey. I love free mornings when I can sit and read...and read! I started Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant. I received a package on Thursday that I was thrilled about when I opened it because it was Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington. I requested a copy of Alice Bliss on Laura’s website after I read a post on Dawn’s blog, She is Too Fond of Books. (Thank you Dawn!) The post was about Laura’s campaign to send Alice Bliss on an around-the-world adventure as part of the BookCrossing program encouraging people to read and share. I thought it sounded like such a great idea! After I read Alice Bliss I am supposed to ‘release’ it in a public place, log it into BookCrossing and watch where it goes! Please share with me where you think I should leave Alice Bliss after I read the book!
What are you up to today? Reading anything good?
I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!