“Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.”

Today is yesterday only it’s Saturday. The translation: it is cloudy, damp and chilly just as it was yesterday. It’s supposed to be partly cloudy, but there’s no partly about it. Sun, where are you?

This morning I noticed a vine was taking over a part of my clematis. I changed into my Superwoman outfit, threw the papers on the grass and started pulling. The bees were not happy. They hummed and flew around me. The bees love the clematis, and there are always several on the flowers. I didn’t stop to think about that. I piled the vines on the grass then threw them way. I didn’t get stung but I did get a couple of cuts on my knuckles. My coming away unscathed would have been so contrary to the usual results.

I’m not doing a thing today. I’ll just read and eat bon bons. Okay, I have no bon bons, but I still have some of those Tropical Necco Wafers with the strawberry flavor. I’ll be trying to emulate a Victorian woman on a chaise lounge.

Did I mention the laundry? It is no longer in the hall. It is now at the foot of the cellar stairs the I threw it. That is a new step (sorry about the inadvertent pun) in the laundry process.

My dog and cat are driving me crazy. The dog is jumping on and off the couch. Usually that means he is hungry or needs to go out and wants my encouragement, but not this time. He has already eaten and he went out just a short while ago. The cat is meowing for attention. I kept patting her, but she wanted more so I scratched around her ears. She purred then meowed. I am being held hostage by my dog and cat.

Usually I have two cups of coffee. I’m on my third.

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14 Comments on ““Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.””

  1. Bob Says:

    It’s either feast or famine. All summer the draught and high temperatures were the weather story and this past couple of weeks it’s been rain, rain and flash flooding. Large swings in temperature and an increase in the intensity of tropical storms is a result of good old global warming. 🙁 Usually or fall rain doesn’t occur until October and November.

    Humans domesticated dogs to be our companions and helpers with hunting and protection. Cats, on the other hand were never completely domesticated, but stick around as long as we attract mice and rats for their dinner. 🙂

    This is my least favorite time of the year. It seems like fall is the wind up to the dreaded holiday shopping season and the conservatives bringing up the nonexistent war on Christmas. I have one coworker who always says, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me knowing full well I don’t celebrate Christmas. I always reply, ‘Happy Holidays’ just to get his dander up and start his rant on the war on Christmas. 🙂 This week Apple and other big tech companies will introduce their new gadgets for the holiday season so the economy of China will continue going as we load up on stuff. Unless, 45 instigates China into a larger trade war. He’s dumb enough to do it. 🙁

    The OpEd peice in the NY Times last week gives us all hope that there’s at least one adult at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 🙂

    More rain for today with a chance of sunshine tomorrow.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      We had that terrible heat wave though Boston fared far worse than we did here. We hit the mod-80’s and even the high 80’s, hot for us. We haven’t had but a couple of days of rain. We’ve had these damp ugly days.

      My cats seem to stick around a long time and even get pushy looking for attention. My current cat is quite old, as old as any cat I’ve had.

      I, on the other hand, love fall. The weather is the best of the whole year. I love the holidays. I never mind the shopping. I have several gifts bought, but I need to mark them down so I can figure out what I need to buy. 45 is already in the process of starting a trade war. See of our industries are already getting hurt.

      I would prefer to have a republican or even better several of them stand up to 45.

      • Bob Says:

        Why would they? They are getting everything they have wanted since Bush II. Two right wing Supreme Court Justices, major income tax reduction, gutting environmental regulations and dismantling Obama’s everything. They are winding back the clock at least 40 years with a judiciary who will keep it there for at least another 40 years. 🙁

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Maybe they’ll be overtaken by a wave of patriotism. Maybe this next election will shove enough of them aside they’ll get the message.

        I didn’t say they would. I did just say I’d prefer them to someone anonymous.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I realized this late summer that a clematis I thought died two years ago are full of life and thriving 🙂 🙂 It now flowers at the top of one of my apple trees five meters up so I never see any flowers or leafs any more 🙂 🙂

    I have no bonbons either but I’ve longed for some all day. I’ll go to vote tomorrow so I’ll drive by the grocery store on my way home after that. I really need milk and corn flakes but bonbons are on my list too 🙂

    Albin has behaved the rest of the day, mostly because very few cars have passed 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      My clematis blooms really late compared to my other flowers. I like that so my garden keeps blooms all summer long. My whole fence is covered as the flower travels.

      I voted in the primaries last Tuesday. The next vote is November. I do have a few thongs to get at the store so maybe I too will eat bonbons.

      Poor Albin leads such a tumultuous life.

      Have a great day!!

  3. Hedley Says:

    The weather has changed. I have jeans on for the first time in a month. Mrs MDH was out so I took the time to wrap some of her Christmas gifts. We are entering the time of the dreaded double header, her birthday in October followed by the cascade of gifts for the advent box and Christmas sack. Oh the pressures of the season

    Anyway, I am staring at the patio furniture thinking it might want to relax in the basement,and wrapped as Dusty sang for me.

    Heading down the Chapel and an early departure to pick the kids up at the airport following their trip to Croatia.

    • Bob Says:

      Talk about pressure, I have our anniversary in November, my wife’s birthday in the middle of December followed by Chanukah. A triple whammy. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I have only Christmas to come, but I have several people for whom I buy gifts plus I need to order the gingerbread houses for the kids to build and get stocking stuffers. I’ll gladly switch lists.

      • Hedley Says:

        Bob, yikes, too much for any man to face

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I enjoy finding just the right gifts, and I shop all year for that reason.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      We have had cold, damp weather for a ew days now, but I’m not ready to see admit a permanent weather change. Fall is such a lovely season here.

      I have a box of already bought presents and several waiting to be put on the lists so I know what I have.

      Nope, I’m not putting the deck furniture away just yet. There are still may more days to enjoy being outside.

      I hope your Sunday is lovely!


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