Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday Goodness

A few of you have been wondering how my move has gone and how things are going now that I've had a chance to settle.

To honor the privacy of the one whom I love, I can't divulge too much, but I will say this: this past month has been a wonderful time in my life.

I have never felt more taken care of or more loved.

I come from a chaotic background so the cocoon of gentleness I step into when I walk through the front door is an indescribable feeling.

MiniWarrior is thriving. He's doing wonderful at school and growing taller every day. He'll be outgrowing me soon! We caught a brown preying mantis on Thursday...along with 3 grasshoppers. (his last preying mantis was green so he was beyond himself with excitement over catching a brown one)

It promptly gorged itself on two of the grasshoppers heads, went into sleep mode then fell dead to the floor of the habitat when MiniWarrior went to his Dads, Saturday evening. What is it with the preying mantis dying after eating?? Freaky ass bugs...

On the work front, I heard that our jobs were funded through May of next year now. So I will be employed through the holidays :) WOO! Definitely good news. What the future holds after that, I really don't know. I pushed out my resume to different jobs while waiting for the news on my current job. I think I will continue to do so as our jobs are still on shaky ground. It was a real experience updating my resume and writing cover letters after 13 years at the same job. I'm definitely rusty.

Oh. I do have one more bit of news. Last night, I talked to the realtor who was selling the house I last rented...She asked me if I had ever seen any sign of bats.

"Bats?!"

"Yeah. Did you see any bats while you lived there?"

"Um. No?"

"Apparently this house has a huge bat problem. They are living in the fireplace."

"What?!"

"Yeah. Big brown ones."

"!!!"

"You never heard anything or saw anything?"

"Well that would explain why I heard things banging against the windows at night..."

"Oh yeah. That was probably them. They were big."

"!!!"

turning and shooting a look to my man

"I told you I heard noises at night!"

"Honey, having been in your bedroom and laying surrounded by all your hello kitty's staring at me with their freakish eyes, I just assumed when you said you were hearing things it was just the voices in your head."

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8 comments:

La Chanson de Phoenix said...

That does sound freaky about the bugs and the bats. Eeeks!

On the move, congrats on things going well! Nice to hear about it!

P.S. I have awarded you as a Fabulous blogger!

Cindy said...

Oh Kat! thank you for the *giggle giggle* this morning I SURE needed it.....With you it's Hello kitty, me it's Holly Hobby and Rick Springfield posters...*giggle giggle* *sigh*
My man says he can't sleep at my house because he feels like he's being watched....And maybe judged *Snort*....Okay that was little mean but I'm still ticked about the moving to Alberta thing....
It is so good to hear (read) that you are all settleing in and finding peace.
(((Hugs)))

Laoch of Chicago said...

Bats are creepy!

Haphazardkat said...

LaChanson: Thank you! As you can see, I've whored my award on my blog. LOL :D
You made my day :)

Cindy: *grins* We are the "sane" ones for we openely display our obsessions. hehehe :D *hugsss!*

Laochie: Word. :|

beth said...

Amazing what a good relationship does for one....... I am glad to hear that all is wonderful now that the proverbial dust has settled!
I am so happy seeing you and mini-warrior so happy....... makes these old creeky bones wanna tap dance.....oh Lord - picture that.... an 793 year old dragon tap dancing.......... :))
gigggle.............
Scritches and hugs
the Dragon with Boogie Shoes :D

R U Serious?? said...

ROFLMAO!!! Hello Kittys with their freakish eyes!!!! LMAO

Bats in the chimney = bat droppings in the fireplace!! Now aren't you glad you moved?? Bats are just leeches with wings!!! LOL

And speaking of leeches (which I apparently enjoy doing!), try feeding some to the next Mantis that MiniWarrior brings home next time. Biting the heads off of poor grasshoppers and then dying is just rude!! Hmmm... Maybe that's how I'll go!

So glad you are in your cocoon and that you are relaxed and happy. You are a great friend and I care!!

Not to make this comment too long, which it already is, but have you watched 'Dirty Jobs' on Discovery channel?? One of those might suit you. Fun and interesting!! Think 'leech herder!!!' There are LOTS to choose from!!

Mrs.X said...

I beg of you never to mention the preying mantis again. Those things really do give me the heebie jeebies!

Bats! *shiver* That can be dangerous. Bat shit can make you very ill.

Haphazardkat said...

Dragonlady: Snoopy kat dances wiff da happy Dragon :D HOPhopHOPhop :D jumps around avoiding the thumping tail :D

Bob-a-roo: I have seen that show and ACK!!! Down with leeches! You know...on a more serious note...i had noticed that whenever I had the floo? Flu? open in the fireplace, the house would get a rancid smell. I just thought it was old fireplace ash and would always clean it out...ACK at it being bat droppings mixed in!! Damn wingied leeches!! *shudder*

Mrs X: Mucho apologies fer makin you shudder! :D