Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Fragments

} I worked out yesterday - for reals. The Turbo Jam lady told me I would be feeling it today, she was right. I was doing real good last week, I would walk the mile+ around the lake then come home and do 20 minute Turbo Jam workout. I actually love it. Then I just didn't do it for a few days - got lazy, busy, whatever. But yesterday jumped back on the wagon. Man, it was kicking my butt! But I did choose the more intense workout that time.

} I love my cats, don't get me wrong. But they are puke factories some days. I've researched and talked with other cat owners and the consensus is that when I cat does that, they're eating too fast. Kinda like a kid who stuffs himself with candy and food then gets on the wildest roller coaster he can find, then upchucks half-way through. I've tried various tricks: tennis ball in the food bowl - Maestro just grabs them, moves them out of the way, then starts playing with the ball, goes back to eat too much food, then throws up on the ball; giving them only a spoonful of food at a time - then they just gobble it up apparently thinking it will be their last meal ever then throw it back up; give them so much food it would take days to eat it all - they assume it's a feast, eat too know the rest. So I've looked at auto-feeders. BUT - I have two cats - they can share a split bowl, but not the "same" bowl. Siblings, go figure. So I got creative! I took a Parmesan cheese container - with the flip-top lid - and wired it to their bowl so it will feed into both sides of their bowls in a smaller amount than a store-bought feeder. It took the boy less than 5 seconds to figure out if he moved the food from the feeder more would appear! Guys. This is just day 1 - so hopefully this will work!

} I'm singing in choir again! For the past four years I have been joining with a couple friends from church in a choral group to sing Handel's Messiah. I love it! I sing alto in this one because the notes that the sopranos have to hit would shatter glass! But every time we get to the Hallelujah Chorus it's as if the angels themselves are joining in.

} Has anyone seen this show, Tabatha's Salon Takeover? Oh my, what a lady! She hardly ever smiles, but she knows her stuff and doesn't take crap off anyone. She'll come into a flailing salon - take it over for a week - and get it back to flourishing. She takes charge of every part of it: business management, employees, customer service, marketing, and finally design on studio itself - it gets a makeover. It's kind of like Super Nanny and Extreme Home Makeover rolled into one for beauty salons. Oh, the drama! I think I just had it on while getting ready to leave for somewhere, but I think I'd like to see one all the way through!

} Been getting a lot of good out of getting up early and starting my day in the Bible. I ask God to join me in it, to show me something new, and He never fails to be there and teach me. I highly encourage everyone else to do the same.

} I've been staying pretty busy since I lost my day job back in July. I've gained a new marketing client and doing all kinds of other things. I heard a segment on the radio this morning about being purposeful - that life is permeated with purpose (Ephesians 2:10). Which fills me with encouragement. I may be busy - but I know in these things I do it's filled with God's work, and He will provide what I need in the process of doing His work.

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Rebecca Jo said...

You can do like we do for Buffy because she eats so fast... throw the food ALL OVER the floor... it takes time to get around that floor & pick it up! :)

Is Tabitha still on? I used to LOVE that show... thought it wasnt on anymore! She may seem harsh, but girl knows what it takes to make people shape up & better the business!

Nancy Campbell said...

I love the line about God's work. Good reminder.

I also love me some Tabitha.

And finally, I love the Hallelujah Chorus. I sang alto too. We choir nerds used to think we were hilarious when we would sing, "And quiche Lorraine forever and ever!"


Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

I love Handel's "Messiah"! I sang a few pieces when I was in high school, and the Alleluiah Chorus sends chills down my spine every time I hear it! Thanks for reminding me I should go find a local performance :)


Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I wonder if you feed the cats in separate rooms if that might help with their engorging issue - might be that they're trying to be the one to eat up all the food first before the other one gets it. ;) Sometimes that issue can be caused by formulating hair balls, too - our cat will barf up his food if he has one brewing...we've found if we give him a dose of the hair ball formula (it's in a tube that looks similar to a hand cream tube or short toothpaste) that tends to reduce the barf moments, too. :)

Good for you singing choir again! I sing alto, too! :)

Happy FF a day late! :)

mub said...

That cat food feeder is a great idea. I need to tell my mom about it... she has my cats and keeps complaining that they are barf machines!!

Mrs4444 said...

I love the FF, too! :)

Yeah, not missing the cat vomit over here....

Good job on the exercise. Wish I had your motivation.

Our newly-organized, community choir is singing Handel's Messiah, too! I'm a second soprano (just found this out, haha), but those high notes are TOUGH! Choir is so great for the spirit; I'm happy for you :)