Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

This is Wednesday leaning out of her cat tree. She may look like just your average gray tabby cat, but she has many skills. Most of these skills, she uses for The Good. Okay, 'most' might be a slight exaggeration. Wednesday is a good little kitty, though, at heart. She loves her family, loves her sisters, loves annoying those sisters and she also loves to grant wishes. Every Wednesday morning, I will rub the side of the cat house and summon our magic cat!

My Wednesday Wishes for the week:

1) RUNNING ADDICTION - Hey, if I have to be addicted something, running isn't bad. I went to the track with the hubster this week and tried to run again. I can do it. But I loathe it. I'd rather be at home writing. But it's a great workout. And I do love that runner's high. It's just so BORING. I'm in my head - oh, my knee hurts, I can't breathe, my nose is running, my pants are falling down...If I was addicted, I wouldn't be all up in my head. I would look forward to it, enjoy it. At the moment, it's twice every other week. Is it any wonder I'm not getting past the two mile mark? So a nice addiction to running, please. And you could really use that same addiction, Wednesday. You're about five pounds overweight yourself so join me.

2) Magic Cat Brush - Let's squash a myth, shall we? Long hair cats do not shed more than short hair cats. I used to love when people would come in to adopt a cat and tell me that they didn't want a long haired cat because they shed too much. Eowyn, my long haired Maine Coon, does not shed. Ever. My two short haired cats? Pip gets up and it looks like she's still laying there. I got a gallon sized ziploc bag full of hair off Wednesday today. It took me a half an hour. That bites into my writing time so Magic Cat Brush, please. All I have to do is say to it "Brush Pip!" and it will do it, depositing it in the trash bin. Then, "Brush Wednesday"...I might even say "Brush Eowyn" even though she doesn't shed just because it makes her coat shiny and she can't hide anywhere from that brush!

3) To Be Done - Really done. I have picked and picked and picked over Dark Forest. Now I understand why writer's ask "how do you know that you're done?" I want it perfect. But it will never be perfect. At what point do I listen to everyone else who tells me "it's done already! QUERY already!" Just one more pass. Probably. Then I can let it go. Probably. Most likely. No promises, though. It's almost there. Almost.

What about you - what are your wishes for our magical little blog?


  1. I want a magic cat brush!!!!! And you're right about short hair cats; I have two of them that could make coats for hairless kitties all over the world.

    And I admire you're running. At this point, I'd settle for a walker's high for myself. Sigh....

    Have you sent out your ms to a crit partner? Maybe it is ready. I envy you there-I'm still plugging away at two, but hey, I'm doing it.

    I have to agree about the ridiculousness of the inhalers with sulfa based meds. Completely irresponsible, too, if you ask me. I'm glad your brother was alright!

    Have a great week :)

  2. Glad to hear you are running! I feel the same way about it - I could be spending that time writing! I've been trying to walk a lot more and will ease back into running at some point. The walking seems to be effective so far, but if I really want to shed the extra baggage I'm going to have to pick up the pace. :)

  3. It's been to long! Sorry I've been away thought I'm glad I came back on such a great day!

    I have the same addiction! Problem is that I've sprained my foot and now have been limping around like a crazy for the past week. Wishing it was gone already.

    I wish to hear some great news/feedback from an agent soon.

    I wish for a quiet evening with my husband.

    I wish to really start a new book.

  4. Maybe with all that extra fur you could knit a new cat?

  5. Welcome back. I haven’t heard from you in a while. I missed reading your posts and hearing stories about Lily.

    As for my wishes for this week: Money, improved writing talent, and money.

  6. Oh my gosh, I love Angelina's choices. I think I'm gonna copy the 'money, improved writing talent, and money' wishes.
    - Sophia.

  7. I'm thinking some kind of exercise addiction is a good idea. That instead of my current jelly belly addiction would be really good right about now! Maybe I should go for hypnosis. I need willpower!

    I'm also wishing for a chill pill. An actual pill that I can take and just feel instantly relaxed - one that ISN'T addictive or harmful to my liver or anything. Do those exist?

  8. Lol, you're cute. I would love an addiction to healthy food, and an aversion to junk food. And an addiction to cleaning. I wish I was a neat freak sometimes.

    My dog has longish hair- he's part border collie and sheds like the dickens. Clumps of his hair lie all over the house like tumbleweeds. And that's after one day. I have to clean that crap up every day ;p But our maltese had long hair too and never shed. It just really depends on the type of hair. I know friends who have a pug and he sheds like a cat. Little hairs all over the place. At least with Sooner, his is big ol clumps I can vacuum up pretty fast.