Sunday, September 26, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

It seems like forever since I've done a blog post.  I think this is the longest I've gone without posting.  It's been a busy few weeks and I haven't done much on the quilting front other then to finish ironing the mountain of washed fabric and getting it put away.  It's official now...I am definitely over capacity.  My once neat storage system in the closet is now messy looking because there is too much fabric in there and I had to resort to putting a lot of it on the floor in front of the wire storage units.

Before I fell off the blogging grid, I mentioned having some major personal issues going on right now.  I hadn't intended to discuss them on my blog, and I still won't in detail, but I decided that since this is a journal for me first and foremost, it probably warrants at least a mention.  It will also explain any blogging absences that may occur over the next few months.  In a nutshell, my husband and I are getting divorced after 17 years of marriage.  It is my idea, so it obviously isn't a surprise for me, but there are a lot of things to be discussed and worked out, as well as paperwork to be prepared and filed, all while keeping up with my job.  T arrived back in town yesterday afternoon, so today we started on documenting some things that need to be valued for the asset division, as well as organizing important paperwork that will need to be divided or copied (i.e. tax returns, etc.).  We are trying to do everything without lawyers, so while T was back with his family, I prepared preliminary drafts of the various divorce documents for discussion and negotiation.  The final preparation of the initial filing will happen as soon as we have all of the asset and property division issues nailed down.  Once the paperwork is in motion, we can start working on getting him moved to wherever he decides to go - the house in Texas or back to Ohio where his family is.  Either way, it will be a long distance move that will also take time to coordinate and execute.  With luck, we will be able to finalize the divorce very early in 2011 so life can return to normal, or a new normal as the case may be!

Since I haven't been getting any actual quilting done lately, I thought I'd just do a "pets on parade" feature for the rest of this post.

First up we have Maya.  As I mentioned in a post about her back in July, she has a stick obsession.  Whenever there is a pile of yard trimming waiting for disposal, she always roots around to find the perfect stick.  This time she hit the mother lode and found a nice thick tree limb.  She laid with it until Koda came and took it away from her LOL.

Tyrone has been sleeping at the end of the couch recently.  I'm not sure if he decided to get up the other day and then changed his mind, but here's how I found him.

Sassy demonstrating one of her unusual sleeping positions, which is not unusual for her at all!

And what is up with cats' obsession with laying on fabric?  Over half the bed was available to them, but no, Tyrone and Echo had to lay ON the fabric that I had pressed and folded to be put away.  And yes, Tyrone is on a stack of fabric.  If you look closely you can see a bit of it under his chin.  And Echo managed to spread his DNA on to multiple stacks of fabric.  Thank goodness for lint rollers.

I've mentioned in the past that Echo isn't the brightest bulb in the pack.  Here's where I found him the other night.  I was hand washing my swimming suit in the sink and Echo was laying on the vanity with his tail half submerged in the water.  He seemed to be completely oblivious to that fact.  It was so wet that I had to wring it out!

And finally, I almost added another pet to the menagerie this week, but instead opted to release him.  This baby lizard lived in my bathroom for about 24 hours before I decided that he stood a better chance outside than in my bathroom with the cats around.  I was THIS close to going and buying an aquarium, but figured that I didn't need any extra creatures to feed and care for right now.  He sure was cute though!


Darlene said...

I'm not going to leave a ton of words, Laura - just a (HUG).

Loris said...

Me too. Hugs and prayers and hopes that it all works out well for you and yours. Love all the photos and know those furballs will bring alot of comfort.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Your cats are so funny! Best wishes!

Carol said...

Sending you tons of good thoughts!

Winona said...

Laura, I am so sorry about the divorce. (Your idea or not, I know it has to be hard after 17 years of marriage.) I'll keep you in my prayers. The furbaby pictures are so cute. As you know, I am a cat lover, but your dogs are beauties too. Now the lizard, hmmmm.... nope would not have even considered keeping it. LOL In fact would have been screaming for my dh to get it out. LOL Have a good day and ((((HUGS)))) to you! Winona