Furball Friday

Speaking of fur balls, my cat has gifted me with at least two of those in the last couple weeks. They are just great. Slimy and gross and surrounded by what I can only assume is a cat’s version of stomach acid. Doesn’t that sound nice? Thankfully, his retching has all taken place on the tile floor, not on any furniture or carpeting. And, you will be happy to know, I did not take any pictures to share with you all. Instead, you can just enjoy a cute video of Pumpkin the bunny rabbit!

Tumbles shares waterPumpkin has continued to amuse me with her antics. She has now discovered that she can jump up onto that bed in the guest room, and it is her new favorite thing to hop up there and bounce around. She just runs back and forth doing binkies sometimes, and it’s great fun to watch.

Tumbles, meanwhile, has grown more and more confident around the bunny. He is no longer running from her. He now chases her all around and chews on her playfully – though sometimes I warn him off when it seems to become too rough. He also explored the inside of Pumpkin’s cage once, and he frequently sticks his head inside for a drink of water when the cage door is open.

I wonder what they’re going to do next! I would like to see Pumpkin start to stick up to Tumbles a little bit more, maybe charge at Tumbles sometimes and make him realize he can’t just do whatever he wants. The more I have to intervene between them, the more Tumbles is going to want to play rough. The good news is, we now have an x pen for Pumpkin! I haven’t set it up yet, but once I do, it will give her a portable play space that Tumbles won’t be able to get into and she won’t be able to get out of, which will enable me to let her out of her cage sometimes without constantly being there to supervise playtime. Hooray!

Milspouse Friday Fill-In #47

  • Wife of a Sailor hosts this weekly meme for military spouse bloggers. Smile

    friday fill in

    1. Have you (spouse) ever considered joining the military and what do you think of dual military couples?
      I actually thought of joining the Army before Hubby did, back when were were just friends. I’m glad I didn’t, though, and I wouldn’t consider it at this point. I don’t know how they handle it. One spouse in the military is hard enough!
    2. What is your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon?
      I love lazy Sunday afternoons. Naps on Sundays after church are very nice.
    3. What do you usually do for the 4th of July holiday?
      I don’t have a “usual” any more, and I actually don’t have any plans for this year! I don’t feel like fighting the traffic on post to go to the fireworks and carnival thing, and I don’t feel like driving to see family. I will probably make a pizza and watch the fireworks from my backyard.
    4. If they could make an Olympic event JUST for you that you know you’d medal in, what would it be?
      Seriously? I don’t think I could medal in anything! I’d say crocheting or cooking or singing, but I’m not an expert at any of those things. Besides, I’m not very competitive.
    5. What have you been doing to get yourself bathing suit ready for the summer?
      I may be overweight, but I’m already bathing-suit-ready. Open-mouthed smile I love swimming, and I’ve never let my weight stop me. I just haven’t gotten many opportunities to swim yet this summer!

    Milspouse Friday Fill-In #44

    Wife of a Sailor hosts this weekly meme for military spouse bloggers. I participated twice before, and I can’t remember why I stopped! It’s fun, and I’d like to try it out again! Here are today’s questions…

    (Click to see previous Fill-Ins)

    friday fill in

    1. When you vacation what type of vacation do you like to take (beach, historic, adventurous, food oriented, etc.)?

      I am always, always up for a beach vacation. I’ve never lived near a beach, but when I was younger I would visit my dad in the summers, and we would spend a weed or two in Florida fishing off the pier and fishing/swimming at the beach – sometimes watching the July 4th fireworks there. I love the ocean!
    2. What is your best memory associated with a song (you know we all have tons!)

      My first ever real date was with my now-Hubby while he was on leave during his second deployment. We had an amazing night in Ft. Worth, TX, starting with sushi (my first time!), and ending with a moon-lit carriage ride around the city and a sweet drink at a jazz bar. In the middle of all that, we went to a concert to see Alpha Rev, a band we’d never heard of before but ended up absolutely loving. Every time I hear the song American Jesus I remember that night and how perfect it was. Smile (No, it’s not a Christian song. I actually don’t know what it’s about. Ask my Hubby.)

    3. If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with your time?

      Well, would my husband also have no obligations? I think we would probably make a trip to Australia and then go tour around Europe for a while. Have a very lengthy second honeymoon! lol This probably sounds rather selfish of me, but I’ve been so long without him, I really can’t think of any less selfish ambitions I’d want to focus on! Maybe finding/buying some land and building a house? Can you do that in 6 months?
    4. What is one thing about you that people do NOT typically notice at first that you wish they would?

      The only thing that really comes to mind is… when people meet me, they ask what I do. And somehow I always end up sounding really pathetic, and they’re not sure what to say. I wish people could recognize that even without a day job and without being a student, I still keep busy and I still have a brain. I “do” lots of stuff! In fact, right now I’m finding myself slightly overcommitted with my various goals… I’m studying one book with my Sunday school class, another book in another Bible study at church, another book with a different group, plus I’m doing my daily Bible study, and I’m reading various marriage books and novels, managing our finances, trying to become a better housekeeper, trying to potty train my cat (still!) and grow various plants and stay active!
    5. It’s a summer of sequels, and if you had to live in one of each of the following “worlds” (there are three total) which would you choose and why? 
      –X-Men: Be a Mutant, what would your power be?
      –Harry Potter: Be a Witch or Muggle?
      –Twilight: Be a Vampire or Werewolf?

      Obviously I would be a witch in the Harry Potter world. That one interests me most. To actually live around vampires? I don’t think I’d like that…

    Five for Friday 10/29

    Previous Fridays

    I love my husband because…

    1. You got me “just because” flowers, and they’re beautiful.

    2. You give up sleep for me.

    3. You have such a creative imagination.

    4. You’re too smart for your own good.

    5. Because you love me.

    Five for Friday 10/15

    Previous Fridays

    1. You never complain when I put my cold feet on you to warm myself up. lol

    2. Your heartbeat is so loud when my head is on your chest!

    3. You think soda is a vital part of your diet…

    4. Your anniversary gift was SO lovely and special 🙂

    5. You have the cutest mole


    Five for Friday 10/1

    Previous Fridays

    I love my husband!

    1. Remember that one, really long MSN chat? 😉

    2. I love how you’ve let me in, past your defenses, even though it makes deployment harder.

    3. I love having long emails from you to read when you’re not online.

    4. I love your play-scowl, even from halfway across the world.

    5. You’re so supportive, being so strong for me, and it means the world to me!


    Five For Friday 9/17

    Previous Fridays

    Five reasons I love my hubby this Friday!

    1. You argued and almost convinced me that you might miss me more than I miss you.

    2. You tried to make a ribbon for me from your old ACUs.

    3. You were so cute, hugging Amanda. I cried for her when you gave her your name velcro from the bus. That was too sweet for words.

    4. The booing and cheering on the bus as you got the window stuck and then un-stuck was cute.

    5. Fifth and foremost, I loved that first surprise call from Maine. It made me so happy.