Friday, April 16, 2010

Bad News, Good News, and Sky Watch Friday

First, the bad news.  I had a rough time sleeping last night.  Mike has been sick.  He's been coughing and moaning in his sleep.  Of course, he's not been sleeping that well, either.  But that's not the only reason I didn't sleep well.  All the animals think they should be as comfortable as possible at bed time.  That means they think they should all sleep with us. Except Prissy.  She rarely ever gets on our bed.  Elvis, who I named after Elvis Presley (A Little Less Conversation-remix), climbs right up my shoulder and puts his face in my face to sleep.  Max (who Mike named with his ex before we met) gets in and out of bed all night.  He's one of the nosiest dogs I've ever met.  Thinks he's gotta know what's going on with everyone all the time.  Minnie would rather be between us, but is forced to sleep at our feet.  She doesn't move after she settles in....even if she's in your way.  Then there's the bad part of the good news.  Part of the reason I couldn't sleep well last night.  It's hard to sleep with a cat...yes a cat....particularly a striped one named Stripey Cat thinks he's supposed to sleep on your face. 
Mike called me yesterday to tell me that Stripey Cat came home.  There are a number of kids that live down the street.  I think maybe one of them tried to keep him.  But if you open the door when he wants to go out he bolts before you can even say stop.  I could be wrong, though.  The important thing is the good news....Stripey Cat came home!  Thanks everyone.

And finally, I wanna do a sky watch Friday.  I got the idea from that Canadian woman over at That British Woman.  I took these pics about a month ago and never down loaded them from my camera.  I thought the second one looked like a volcano erupting.  Perfect timing with the one erupting in Iceland.  Hope all you European types are okay and not too ashy or smokey.
I took these pics right out my back door.  Those trees are just on the other side of the field behind the house.  Great sky, ain't it?  Y'all have a fantastic weekend!

30 comments:

Amy said...

Poor Mike!

love the pics of the sky....how gorgeous!!

Ames xxx

Toni aka irishlas said...

Wow! Awesome photos!
Glad Stripey found his way home!

You guys have a great weekend!

Pixie said...

Glad Stripey Cat came home! Yay! and as for the ash, it is on it's way to our part of the UK. We expect it sometime this weekend.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Randy and Mike, I am so relieved to hear that Stripey Cat is safely home. After Black Kitty, I have been worried that you would lose another of your treasured pets.

I am sorry that Mike has been unwell again and that you are having disturbed nights. There do seem to be an awful lot of animals with you in the bed at night. Is this wise?

joanne said...

YAY stripey cat is home! Sleeping on your face though that's gotta go.
Your skywatch photos are beautiful. We never see color like that here. wow.
have a great weekend guys and take care...;p

Radical Melody said...
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LemonyRenee' said...

Randy, Yay! I'm glad SC is back home where he belongs. I'm going to choose to believe he took up with some "kitties of the evening" rather than think of him held hostage by overly enthusiastic kids.

I hope Mike feels better soon.

And thanks for sharing your awesome pictures. They are breathtaking.

3:05 PM, April 16, 2010

Aerelonian said...

Well at least stripey's back. A lot of people have been sick lately. Myself included...

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Yeah, Stripey Cat came home!

While sleeping, I love being sandwiched in by my animals. I have fond memories of my dogs helping me heal from an ankle operation - all scrunched around me.

Frugal Life UK said...

we sleep with two dogs and a cat! they think we should really get off their bed and leave them be! I love them too much to put them on the floor!

Donna said...

Ahhhhhh!!! SO glad Stripey came home!! What a relief!
And I also do SkyWatch on my "Just a Place to Play" blog...
Your photos are GORGEOUS!
Great color!!!
Have a happy weekend Randy!
hughugs

ticc said...
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ticc said...

Sorry Mike has been under the weather, hope he gets feeling better soon.. Hope you get some good sleep tonight Randy, don't want you falling over. LOL.

Woohoo!!! Glad to hear that Stripey Cat is back at home and is well. :O)

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them. Ya'll have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Christine H. said...

If Stripey Cat came to my house I would want to keep him too! Beautiful pictures!

~Kim~ said...

I had to chuckle about not being able to sleep because your bed was so crowded--For me, it's not uncommon to wake up during the night to find myself clinging to the edge of the bed because of an extra dog or the cat--I've even gone into the other room to sleep, and the dogs will STILL follow me and get on the bed with me!

Glad your little boomerang, Stripey Cat found his way back!! Hope Mike feels better too!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Mami said...

Stripey Cat came back!! Good for you!!And you could take a good sleep tonight!

Chickens in the Basement said...

That sunset is fabulous! I don't think I've ever seen one so red! Glad Stripe cat is back home. That's a bad feeling when you can't find them!
Anna

LindaG said...

Sounds like Stripey Cat is apologizing for being gone so long and scaring you. ;)
We have a cat that always wants to sleep between us, too.

I, too, hope Mike will feel better soon! *hugs*

Linda

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

beautiful skies! We are so far not affected by the dust, but that's because we can't afford to jet off on holiday! I wonder though how soon before the supermarkets start running out of imported fruit and vegetables?!

Hope Mike feels better soon.
x

bad penny said...

Good old Stripey cat - hope he settles down. Hope Mike feels better too.
No flights in & out of the UK due to the ash - there will be panic buying of food this weekend - I just know it.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

The cat came back the very next day...they thought he was a gonna but the cat came back he just couldn't stay away...
Those pictures are beautiful. You should blow them up and frame them!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

gone with the wind sky!!!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the photos, no animals in our bed rule in this house!!

Gill in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

I forgot to say thanks for the link back to my blog

That Canadian Woman, from That British Woman!!

Gill

bad penny said...

so how is Stripey doing ?

ga.farmwoman said...

Those are beautiful pictures!
I am happy Stripey Cat made it back home.

I see your AirGas picture on the side. My husband uses it for his welding!

Hope you have a great day.
Pam

Odette said...

Hi Randy!
yeah, i already felt guilty for not updating my blog. there is so much i could share and everyday i experience something new that i am dying to tell you folks. the problem is, there is no computer at mom's house. the rare time i have access to a computer is when i visit a friend's house.
i am back in California right now and i was in Disneyland yesterday. i am happy to know i am being missed (blushing). promise i will write soon, ok?
love always,
xoxoxox

Becca's Dirt said...

I am so glad that Stripey Cat came home. Darn cat. I let my little Buddy sleep with me. Beautiful Sky Photos.

Jess said...

I'm so glad stripey came home. Beautiful sky pictures

The icelandic volcano is kepping my MIL in mexico, hooray!

xx

clairz said...

Well, Chicken Boys! So glad I found you (via Pam's Life on a Southern Farm blog where they make the cool nesting boxes).

We once had a backyard flock called The Red Chicken Sisters. I would love to have chickens again, so your blog and all the links are just perfect for me to read while thinking over the big chicken commitment.

Love your Skywatch photos. Gorgeous!