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Friday, December 29, 2006


I wuv my big brother. He's all soft and purry.

And licky.... Hey!!!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Daddy Lap

Haha, I'm on daddy's lap and you're not! Nyerhhhh!

I am NOT getting sleepy... not sleee.....zzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Welcome Back, Y'all!

Chair surfing in the Peeve household.....

Ummm..... Hang 20?

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Go look at the Australian Google home page!!!!

Is that cool or what??

Friday, December 22, 2006

More Window Instruction

Right, little one, there aren't just birds out there. There are people, cars, leaves - all of these things move.

And if you see something move - chaseitchaseitchaseit! If you're quick you can get the jump on that nasty glass monster!

Marlowe:Um... mum? Are you sure he's supposed to be in charge of me?

Edit: I have enabled word verification for comments!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A Somewhat Blurry Marlowe

Marlowe discovers.... the OUTSIDE!! Here Meiko is teaching Marlowe the fine art of sitting in the windowsill and watching birds outside in the tree.

Meiko: If it moves, watch it like a hawk and squawk at it. Hawk n' Squawk.
Marlowe: Holy Crap, it's bigger than my HEAD!!

In other news, Dave and I spent last night having dinner with my sister and her boyfriend - they are visiting from Edinburgh. It was funny watching them fall asleep over dessert. They obviously adore each other, so cute!!

And check out this link to a newspaper article - the article itself is reasonably innocuous, but the comments people posted to it had me literally crying with laughter.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Today/tomorrow is the twelfth anniversary of me and Dave getting together (holy crap - TWELVE YEARS???). This is my anniversary present from this wonderful man - a set of hand forged silver dpns for sock knitting. From the Celtic Swan Forge. Yes, you read that right. Solid silver sock needles. I am currently test-driving them and I can safely say they. Are. Awesome. Truly the Rolls-Royce of knitting needles!

Marlowe pics will follow tomorrow - rest assured he is growing like a weed, and is confident in his position of Demon Kitten of Chaos.

I've been sticking to the topic of Marlowe lately cause the change of meds is kicking in and boy is it kicking my butt! Tired, overtired, sleep-deprived, giddy, and prone to the odd hysterical crying jag for no particular reason. But. It is improving and it will continue to improve, and I am determined to hang in there. However, it does mean that I'm incredibly exhausted, and I don't want to talk about myself too much for fear of boring the heck out of my poor patient blog readers! I have been knitting and frogging in more or less equal measures, as well as test knitting a pattern for a friend - all will be revealed... stay tuned for more.... Taaaaales Ooooffff Teeeedium!!!!

Oooh, and I almost forgot - La has nottagged me ( i.e invited me courteously to partake in an exercise which only the most callow would call a meme)!

The rules are: post six weird things about yourself. Then nottag six other bloggers, leaving comments on their blogs to let them know they have been nottagged.

Six Weird Things About Me:

1. When eating a meal (at home or out, doesn't matter) I have to eat equal portions of everything on the plate, or eat each element of the dish in turn (ie, mash, peas, chips, whetever). I hate having more of one thing left than the others.

2. I hate watching episodes of tv shows as they turn up once a week. I would much rather wait until the season is over and get it on dvd to watch in big gluttonous chunks.

3. I like pineapple on my pizzas. Although I accept that this is as natural as breathing to some, and evidence of a deeply disturbed personality to others.

4. I thought the movie ET sucked. Everyone else in the movie theatre was sobbing, I was bored stiff and wanted to go home.

5. I cannot bear the taste of fresh coriander. It is NASTY.

6. I enjoy punning. I love punning. Gibbering and I once spent an entire afternoon emailing latin puns to one another.

I tag: mrspao, Chris, Purplexity, Carrie, Trudi, and Bellamoden!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday Kitten-ness

If you really loved me, you'd let me eat your notes... and your finger... and your toes... and your heel.... and your socks.... and your knitting needles.... and your Addi cords.... and your yarn..... and your knitting pattern.... and your ear......

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Couch v. Marlowe

The amazing kitten-eating cushions have tasted new prey! But never fear, Marlowe shall prevail!

Grrrrrr, take that, kitten eating couch cushion!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Oh, I Dare You Not to Go "AWWWWWW!!!!"

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Marlowe helping me with some notes I was trying to take yesterday.

Well, things are moving right along here in the newly consecrated Crazy Cat Lady Formerly Known as Peeve Household. Marlowe is getting cockier and cockier, has decided he's a Daddy's Boy, and last night purred at us for the first time.

Lulu is still hissing death threats, but she hasn't retreated to the top of the wardrobe in a huff like the last time, which is progress. She's hissing her threats live and in person, and occasionally from in the same room while she observers the usurper.

Dorian loves Marlowe. He particularly loves the fact that the kitten gets fed food Dorian's not allowed to eat. We are reacquainting Dorian with the Squirt Bottle of Discipline.

Meiko has worked out that she shares two hobbies with Marlowe: scrunched up balls of paper and scrabbling around behind the couch. This has led to several sessions of chasing each other round and round and round the loungeroom - I think Meiko has finally worked out that the kitten might actually be fun!

And Marlowe thinks they're fantastic. Apart from the hissy one - he thinks she's boring. Last night he threw a complete tantrum because he was shut in the bedroom with us for the night and the other cats weren't and he wanted to play with them NOW.

This blog post would have been completed a lot sooner if it wasn't for a small grey kitten dashing across my keyboard every couple of minutes and discovering Firefox functions I didn't know existed!


I can't even try and caption this...... too cute!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Warning: Extreme Cuteness

Marlowe aint taking crap from no knitting needle, no sirree!

All tuckered out. This picture makes my heart go "Awwwwww!"

He was an angel during the trip to his new home yesterday - not a peep out of him, although he was obviously scared! We put him in the middle of the loungeroom floor in his cage so that the other cats could meet him - he was completely unfazed by this. When we let him out, there was much bouncing, exploring, pouncing, and punishment of the Knitting Needle of Insolence (see above pic).

And what do the other cats think of this development?


Dorian: Oh, hello. Wanna play? I'll lie down here and pretend that I'm ignoring you until you have the confidence to bite my tail.

Meiko: What the?????

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bonus Photos For My Marlowe Hungry Audience

All pics courtesy of Purplexity! - Marlowe enjoying a light meal of Cat Toy Packaging

Marlowe in reluctant profile for a painting Gibbering has done for me (pics of painting to follow)

Marlowe looking for his next light meal of Cat Toy Packaging

Oh, there it is! Note the adorable little white toes and nose in this shot.

And on to dessert.

Who The Heck Are You?? Or, Little White Toes!!!

Marlowe when we first turned up to visit the other day. He was a very polite little kitten and came out to say hello. This shot was taken just as he noticed the Dangling Cords of Delight.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

In Which Marlowe Proves His Daddy Tastes Just as Good as His Mummy

Two Days Til Marlowe!

I got out of my shower this morning and went to get dressed...... "Ha! I have foiled your evil plan to go to 'work' and not be here for me to sleep on and have my chin scratched!"

"Nope, go away, I am sleeping now."

It took a great deal of convincing and a careful transfer to my lap (where he is now purring softly and looking offensively triumphant) in order for me to get to my clothes this morning....

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

3 Days Til Marlowe

Good lord, this is fun! But the texture is a little lacking.... let's see...

Ah ha! Toe! Now that's what I call a Snack/Foe/Target fit for a kitten! Fightfightfightkillkillkill

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Guess Who We Went to Visit Today!

Sorry about the blurryness, but the cuteness would not be denied! Marlowe is seen here vigorously punishing the ties on my cargo pants, having first declared them The Enemy of The People.

We will be picking up Marlowe and bringing him home on Saturday! I have enough photos for a Marlowe-pic-a-day until then. Then I will take pics of the other cats incredulous reactions.

I think Purplexity will miss the kittens - but I think she'll also be very very glad to get her tv room back!

And, for even more cuteness - check these guys out! The second picture down cracked me up completely. That's the most unconvincingly outraged fluffy adult cat I've ever seen!

Thank you all for your good wishes - I am doing okay. I've taken a couple of days off work, and I'll be off work again tomorrow, but I should be back to more or less normal on Thursday.

See y'all again tomorrow with more... Tales of Cuteness!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Koigu Cables and an Apology

Mmm... koigu purple cables.... I got a package on Friday from an ebay auction I won - 10 skeins of purple koigu treasure. I spent all of Saturday trying to settle on a pattern worthy of this glory. Duh. OBVIOUSLY the answer was Mim's new pattern - you would think I would have learned by now! Like all of Mim's patterns, this cable wrap is fun to knit, complicated enough to keep me interested and simple enough to be a quick knit.

And the apology: I kind of ducked out on you guys again, didn't I?? I've been experiencing the adventure that is called "The Changing of the Meds" and I've been all hermity. If hermity is a word. Well it is now. Anyhoo, I've just started the new meds after a steep and rapid slide off the old ones, and it's going swimmingly (comparatively speaking). By which I mean I am not trying to convince the neighbours that I am in fact Paris Hilton on a factfinding mission for the CIA, nor am I contemplating spending the rest of my life under the doona (comforter/quilt) with only a torch, a book and a feeding tube for company. I am grumpy, tired (I've said it before and I'll say it again, insomnia BLOWS CHUNKS), occasionally lightheaded, and having trouble concentrating on anything for more than about five minutes (all those who said to themselves "so what's new?" may now smack themselves upside the head), but I am also aware that it could be a heck of a lot worse.

Chris, I will send you a little something for your birthday, I am sorry it will be so late! And Kelly, I am assembling your package, I am sorry it will be so late!

I'll leave you with a gem from Dave: "You have every right to be scared, but you also have every reason to be optimistic."

This (and also possibly the violet-flavoured white chocolate truffles) is only one of the reasons he's a keeper.