26 February 2007

The Perfect Sunday

I woke up yesterday to a surprise of rain. I love rainy Sundays … being awakened by the splattering on the roof ... watching drop slither down the window … the rain painting the yard a deeper green ... letting its laziness soak the bones. No more energy expended than to pad down the hall, make a strong cup of coffee, curl my pajama’ed bottom under a blanket, and listen to the drops before CBS Sunday Morning began. The rain-induced sloth relaxed me for the first time in weeks.

In the afternoon, after a nap with the cats, we were treated to one of the best parts of a Georgia winter: a surprise of sunny and seventy. The cats and I dashed out to spend our first afternoon on our new deck.

The view above. Yes, the sky was that blue.


Otto explores the deck …


… while Maggie chills and checks out the scenery.

A book, a glass of lemonade, birds flitting about … and we three were happy as clams.
Does anyone know why clams are so damn happy anyway?

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20 Comments:

At 2/26/2007 08:37:00 PM, Blogger kfluff said...

Yay, pet pictures! Thanks for sharing the happiness. (Except for the Haahnster part. What a heel.) :)

 
At 2/26/2007 10:42:00 PM, Blogger haahnster said...

Yahoo! People Search yielded no number. So, I dialed both (404) HEY-BETH and (404) YOU-RULE to no avail...

What can I say? I figured between the swooning and the unpacking, you'd be far too busy. I'm much better in blog than in person, anyway.

 
At 2/27/2007 09:12:00 AM, Blogger lulu said...

Otto rocks. I would totally have to woogie him if I met him.

 
At 2/27/2007 09:49:00 AM, Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

The scenery and the cats look so great!

 
At 2/27/2007 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

If you go, get me some onion rings and a shake please? Shame on Haahnster. I'm much better as a fake person too but this is Beth!

 
At 2/27/2007 01:04:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

KFLUFF: Aren't they cute li'l furries?

HAAHNSTER: I can always stop mid-swoon for the Haahnster And, um, I have only a cell phone, so searching wouldn't work, so sorry about that. Maybe we'll see you on your way out; you must have a hotdog at Manuel's or a fish taco at La Fonda.

LULU: Otto does rock; he has a nose like a lion.

TANYA ESPANYA: The back of my place is wonderful -- quiet, filled with trees -- and yet I'm just 1.5 miles from the cool part of town.

DALE: Thank you, sir!

 
At 2/27/2007 05:22:00 PM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

Haahnster can suck it.

 
At 2/27/2007 05:42:00 PM, Blogger barista brat said...

wow, that deck is great!

and the kitties look like they're loving it.

have they ventured off the deck or are they trained to stay?

 
At 2/27/2007 07:54:00 PM, Blogger haahnster said...

Grant: Yes, I suppose I can. But, I probably won't. Then again, I might. Well, I really shouldn't. Oh, OK. I will.

 
At 2/27/2007 10:40:00 PM, Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

What adorable cats -- and for a second there, I thought Otto was an oddly stripe raccoon.

 
At 2/27/2007 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

Yes, I've heard that there are such things as 70-degree days, and sunny weather...

I am not convinced.

Nice deck, though

 
At 2/28/2007 04:11:00 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Oops sorry for not checking in lately, I've been busy-

but but but bututbutb your cats are really adorable <3

 
At 2/28/2007 10:38:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

That's a beautiful view out the back there! It reminds me of the back of my parents' place. I've mentioned before that they live up in the Smokies, not all that far from you.

Congrats on the new amor!

 
At 2/28/2007 10:31:00 PM, Blogger mellowlee said...

Otto and Maggie are awesome. Your sunday sounds even more awesome! Here's to more awesomeness yet to come! xox ;O)

 
At 3/01/2007 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

GRANT MILLER: Yes, he can ... and yet I still love the virtual boy.

BRAT: The deck is nearly one story above the ground — low enough to interest them, just high enough to discourage the actual jump. It doesn't have the privacy of the old deck, but it's much larger and there aren't people around.

HAAHNSTER: You gave in too easily.

THIRD WORST POET: Otto cried when I told him you thought he looked like a raccoon. He's a rather vain Maine coon.

 
At 3/01/2007 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

BUBS: Yes, it's true ... but I'd like at least one snow this year ... so I guess there's a trade-off.

KAREN: Aren't they? And spoiled rotten, as they deserve to be.

JOHNNY YEN: What's great is, I'm 1.5 miles from the downtown area of my little city — a square filled with funky shops and great restaurants.

MELLOWLEE: I am awesome, hear me roar.

 
At 3/01/2007 02:52:00 PM, Blogger Winter said...

I love pictures of other people's cats.

I'm being completely serious.

 
At 3/01/2007 05:25:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

What does <3 mean? Anyway, wasn't Sunday just great! Open the windows, freshen the house, yes it was great. Boo H! Beth could've showed you some great eating establishments!

 
At 3/03/2007 04:44:00 PM, Blogger PinkFluffySlippers said...

Love those tall trees and the deck. Looks like a great place to chill with the cats and insert pins in your Haanster doll.

 
At 7/09/2007 08:52:00 PM, Blogger jewgirl said...

you procreate beautifully! such stunning and integrated children. ah, I'm kvelling. they are so cute exploring their new outdoor digs.

 

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