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May 19, 2008

not tonight, dear…
posted by soe 3:11 am

Thursday night, I stayed up too late. (Oh, shush! I know!)

I had probably just dozed off, curled up around Rudi, when I heard Jeremiah trilling at me from my side of the bed. It was not his normal trill, but I figure that he wants to curl up and is disgruntled that I’m in his spot. He frequently trills and has been known to mix it up.

I woke up enough to say, “Okay, sweetie. Lie down.” I patted the pillow above my head.

I heard a tap on my pillow.

I do not know what deeply seated natural instinct made me think, That’s not right.

But the next thing I know, I’ve let out a loud “Eep!” (Rudi, whom I awoke with it, assures me it was not an “Eek!”)

Jeremiah had dropped a cockroach on my pillow.

Now awake, I turn on the light, carefully grab the pillow and carry it to the bathroom where I groggily attempt to flick the cockroach into the toilet. I fail and we both scuttle off to our respective corners to nurse our injuries — real or imagined.

I mean, I’m glad that Jeremiah hunts bugs down. But did he really need to share it with me? And in the early hours of the morning?


(Welcome to Monday, folks!)

Category: cats. There is/are 6 Comments.

I don’t know if I’d have gotten back to sleep after that one! I bet that would really freak-out a non-cat person. We stayed in a rental house in Hawaii some years ago and the resident cat left a wee songbird on the mat each morning.

Comment by Julie 05.19.08 @ 6:07 am

Well. Isn’t that just the sweetest thing…

Comment by Emily 05.19.08 @ 7:20 am

It’s probably destined to be one of those mondays.

While I didn’t have any insects dropped on my by our cats, I did get up early enough to get to work well before our 8 AM meeting. I use my phone as an alarm clock these days, and it was fine this morning. When I looked at it again at 7, as I was just getting in to work, I saw that the front screen now sports a huge crack. My guess is it pressed against the seat belt on the ride to work.

I got to work at 7 so I could take advantage of breakfast. Went to the cafeteria, and the grill was broken. So, with three things going wrong before 8 AM, it seems like this is going to be a bad bad day.

Our walk-up center folks tell me there’s no insurance on the phones or warranty that covers physical damage, so to get it replaced would be to have my department buy a whole new phone.

Then there’s the database application I have to support. It arbitrarily deletes a certain required file. I can’t imagine why this would happen.

Comment by Grey Kitten 05.19.08 @ 11:31 am

Yikes!! How thoughtful… ;o)

Comment by JessaLu 05.19.08 @ 12:59 pm


By the way, you nailed my daughter. Yes, she would love to share the Moth shawl – luckily I also finished a smaller one (Forest Canopy) which I did agree that we could share!

Comment by Lisa 05.19.08 @ 1:44 pm

Ugh…that is one thing I can’t deal with…roaches…Happy belated Monday…

Comment by Heather 05.21.08 @ 3:26 pm