13 September 2007

Oh What a Day!

Today has been one of those days. It started first thing this morning when I got up to make homemade syrup and pancakes for Kullen's 10th birthday breakfast. In the bleary eyed confusion of the morning - I added 2 CUPS of water instead of the 2 TBSP the recipe called for, and spent every possible mental resource trying to figure out the obvious. Then, I opened the front door to let the meowing cat in, and when she walked past me into the kitchen, something red was hanging out of her. She is in the "family way" but I had no idea that she was due. This is the same cat that had kittens in May, and while we missed the window of opportunity to have her fixed, the tomcats in the neighborhood are evidently right on their game. I don't have to tell you that when I saw this, I freaked. I ran to the phone and with gasping sobs tried to tell Carrie at the vet's office what I was seeing and asked if I could bring her in. She talked me down out of my tree and said she was likely in labor and that it was no big deal, that we needed to just wait and watch. Kitten #1 was born at 10 am or so, and at almost 7 pm we now have no other kittens in sight. Mama cat seems fine - so we are still waiting. In the meantime, after we figured she was alright, and that my great breakfast plan was going to be a failure, we headed off to Sonic for some breakfast eats and left mama kitty to labor solo for a while. On the way home, I was traveling along the flat-ish, straight highway when I looked in my rear view mirror to see flashing lights. I was being pulled over. The officer that pulled me over was one we have heard was the meanest DPS officer in this county. I think it was the fact that I had on my "Ugly Betty" glasses, and hadn't brushed my hair that caused him to take pity on me and only give me a warning, and asked no questions about the car full of school aged children in.their.pajamas at almost 10 in the morning! Several people since have told me that he doesn't let anybody off. I thanked him for not giving me a ticket on my son's birthday and went on my way. In the afternoon I had an acquaintance unexpectedly stop by, making Kullen and I late for his art class - but I was very cautious about keeping the speed limit after being pulled over this morning! Whew!
Tomorrow is another busy day. Dare I say, I hope it won't be as eventful as this one!


  1. Sometimes boring and uneventful is good.

    So how do you make your syrup?

  2. I never know what to do about replying to comments with questions - do I reply here or go to the blog of the person who asked the question? What if someone else would like to read the answer?
    Anyway - about the syrup Miss Marsha - today I was using the recipe on the bottle of Mapeline - you can buy it like an extract at the store. My friend Kathie always uses it - but I never have. I have used this recipe in the past that uses brown sugar and maple extract and really liked it http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,166,147177-242196,00.html
    We like our syrup thick!

  3. Good Gravy what a day!

    How's the weather where you are? Any rain from Humberto? Up here in the Denton, we had sprinkles yesterday but that was it!

    Connie (up north)

  4. Happy Birthday Kullen :)
    So glad you didn't get a ticket, I haven't been so lucky :)
    We make homemade syrup too.

  5. Slow down girl-friend!


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