On a Fly Drinking Out of his Cup
By William Oldys
BUSY, curious, thirsty fly!
Drink with me and drink as I:
Freely welcome to my cup,
Couldst thou sip and sip it up:
Make the most of life you may,
Life is short and wears away.
Both alike are mine and thine
Hastening quick to their decline:
Thine 's a summer, mine 's no more,
Though repeated to threescore.
Threescore summers, when they're gone,
Will appear as short as one!
Happiest of birthdays to my very oldest friend in fandom and one of my oldest in life, vertigo66! I assume you will be spending a lovely day-off with your children as I will. (We might drive into the mountains to see the leaves turning if it doesn't rain; I have no clue what we will do if it does rain!) Also, happy belated birthday faramir_boromir!
So when Cinnamon is resting in the cat bed and minding her own business, Rosie will come up out of the blue and try to bite her, and Cinnamon will defend herself.
These struggles invariably end with nobody in the cat bed, as Rosie never really wants to sleep there; she just wants to assert that she lived here first.
Fortunately Cinnamon does not hold a grudge, and a few minutes after she goes thundering out of the room with Rosie in pursuit (and Rosie cannot keep up), they are generally both back, being relatively peaceful.
If Rosie is feeling particularly contrite, sometimes she will groom Cinnamon, though sometimes she uses the grooming as an excuse to take a nip at her and then there is yowling.
But usually they snuggle for a few minutes, at which point we notice them being adorable, then Rosie notices us watching and trots into the kitchen in the hope of being fed.
Stayed home and nursed my throat today except when I was driving carpools, so have nothing exciting to report. apaulled took our younger son to violin while I took our older son to Hebrew school, so I did not get to hear younger son's progress and I think he is getting impatient with my lack of attentiveness -- I need to sit and listen to him or he doesn't want to practice. The kids have no school tomorrow due to a countywide teachers' conference, and if the weather is good, we might all go do a family thing, but if the weather stinks the kids may just want to play with their friends. Might be seeing parents and/or in-laws depending on whether the latter want to drive down here and if not whether the former want us for dinner. In either case I have to review Enterprise tomorrow night and hope I am awake enough to focus.
The meanings of my first and middle names from The Name Site, gacked from gblvr:
Meaning: Who is like God
Name Origin: Hebrew
Number of Syllables: 2.00
Lucky Number: 4
Ruling Planet: Uranus
Primary Color: Green
Traits: Inclined to appear strange and eccentric because s/he is usually ahead of her/his time. Very interested in the occult; in psychic research. Inclined to do anyting out of the ordinary. Strong intuitive tendencies. Can be bitingly sarcastic if crossed. Believes in liberty and equality. Can usually predict the probable outcome of actions and businesses.
Meaning: Honorable ruler
Name Origin: Latin
Number of Syllables: 3.00
Lucky Number: 9
Ruling Planet: Mars
Primary Color: Gold
Traits: Very emotional. Can be extremely jealous. Active, though rules by the emotions. Tied very much to family background. Loyal. Apt to be suspicious of strangers. Impulsive. Tends to be afraid of the unknown. Often associated with surgery, physical and mental illnesses.
Does anyone else have a problem where, if you're writing smut involving a character, and you get interrupted, the character gets upset with you? Must find a way to get this muse drunk or he won't let me sleep. And a quiz I had to post because I got Snape, also gacked from gblvr: