Last week, Katie and I flew down to Tampa to visit my family for a few days. Florida was hot and miserable as usual, but we did get to go out to St. Pete beach at sunset, so that made up for it all. My cousin was with us too, so that made the time even more enjoyable!
The sunset over the water was really gorgeous! Katie and I had our nicer cameras with us, so we took a lot of pictures while we were there. I’ve yet to have time to get mine off my camera, but I plan to this weekend.
Yes, that is a Luffy hat.
Being there reminded me of my childhood as we used to go to the beach quite a bit. If there’s any one thing that I miss in Florida that we don’t have here in Missouri, it’s the beach (St Pete, to be exact). Other than that, Florida is pretty dull and way too hot for me, haha.
While seeing my family and being at the beach was nice, I missed my little cuddle buddies and couldn’t wait to get back home to them.
Snowing again today and I’m stuck here in a cubicle when I’d rather be home snuggling with the cats. At least I have that to look forward to after work.
Rio had her first little trek in the snow last week. More like a few steps, as she was on our deck, but I’m not sure she liked it very much. She left these cute little paw prints for me though.
I think she’s more of a watching the snow fall kind of kitty rather than a prance around in the snow type.
Also, signal boosting this for a friend of mine. Her kitties experienced a strange, unknown-as-of-yet illness, which resulted in a very large vet bill. Both kitties seem to be doing fine now. If you can either contribute to help them out or just spread the link, they’ll appreciate it! Meeko and Winston
Phantom Phriday Caturday edition since I forgot to push this post out of my drafts yesterday. Oops.
I may or may not have mentioned it here before, but the youngest kitten and ruler of the house, Rio, absolutely loves cat cubes. So much that we have to replace them every month because she loves them too much. Even the one we got for her a week or so ago is already looking battered.
To see a cat cube go rolling across the living room floor is a nightly occurrence.
She also has a habit of jumping into a cube before rolling it over to attack things, so I call it her armour.
Bonus picture of Phantom having a chat with his new friend
It’s been the usual crazy weather winter. We go from winter to spring and back in one week. It’s a wonder I haven’t gotten really sick with all the weather change! We’ll be back to warm weather this weekend though, so I’m looking forward to the nice days. I’d like for spring to come and stay for longer.
Yesterday evening, we had a good bit of snow, so I was able to catch Rio watching it before she realized I was taking her picture. She’s funny about having her picture taken and acts like we’re trying to snap her soul from her or something. Anyway, she still seems to be mesmerized by falling snow, while the boys couldn’t care less. They just want to lounge on their humans and steal their warmth.
We have two guests this week! As I mentioned in a previous post, we went to a stargazing party and the couple that hosted it has two pretty kitties. One was a bit more sociable than the other, so I was able to take quite a few pictures of him. He’s a cute little guy!
His housemate came out a little later. She’s shy, but very friendly. Sadly, I didn’t get a good picture of her because the other one kept distracting her. She’s a pretty kitty as well!
And a bonus shot of two I usually see when I wake up.
I stayed home from work yesterday because I wasn’t feeling well and, of course, I had my cat-nurse on me all day. He’s not good at bringing me food or water, but he is really good at keeping me asleep.
When I wasn’t sleeping, I tried catching up on One Piece since Crunchyroll seemed to be working a little better than it has been. I managed to make it through 20 episodes..only 482 left to catch up! (orz)
Of course the first picture of the new year is going to be a feline.
My New Year’s Eve was uneventful, but relaxing. New Year’s Day was about the same, but I did manage to finish a a clay project that I’ve been wanting to get done.
These were meant to be Christmas presents for ALvino, but work and my Etsy shop had me pretty busy during the holiday season, so I never got a chance to start on them. I still need to sand and glaze them before I ship them off. I hope they like them!
I hope everyone had a happy start to the new year☆