Reasonable day, considering

Today was my flex day for the week. I had a lot to do, and feel like I accomplished everything I needed to. My daughter went to work early, and her cat cried behind her bedroom door. I had a choice to make here. Either listen to the cat yowl all day, or let him out and keep an eye on the dogs around her kitten. I told her to leave her door open so Jackson the cat could come and go. The dogs are getting close to understanding they aren’t supposed to be upstairs, so it gives him kind of a base.

All good. Maybe the dogs will hang out with him and leave me a bit of peace.

Yeah, didn’t quite work that way. All three of them decided to share my chair and workspace. Otto is the one with his back to the camera. Oh, and cats like to type – who knew? I suppose I should be impressed, I can’t even get the dogs to read my books. This cat wants to write one.

Still, I got some things done that didn’t have a lot to do with my keyboard. I started the process of waking Tituba the sourdough starter up. I also broke in the new oven. (Don’t get excited, I toasted a bagel under the broiler.)

I also paid the bills after I got a few cat wranglers home from work. This is one project I didn’t get finished during my trip to Nevada. Now it’s done.

On the writing front, I got the shtick out for a Lisa Burton Radio interview. We’re still working on it, but it feels productive. If you’re interested, Lisa needs guests. I’ll have time to work on them over the weekend if you catch me this week.

I also managed to add words to my current project. There weren’t a lot of words, but the characters hid some bodies, and a new character started making a shrunken head. Oh, and they recovered some old equipment that was hidden away, and it includes a couple of small black powder mortars. We’ll be blowing things up in no time.

I still have to get one more central character into the story, and she’s coming soon. I just have to figure out how they’re going to come across her.

Back to the office tomorrow, but I feel like it was a pretty good day.


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50 responses to “Reasonable day, considering

  1. My cats like to type too, lol. Yay on the progress!

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  2. Sounds like a good day. My cat used to lay on the keyboard if she felt I was not paying attention to her. Was like typing but I have to call it body type.

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  3. All this time people thought it would be monkeys with typewriters, but it’s been cats all along.

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  4. One of my cats feels as if he needs to “help” me with my writing. Love the photo!

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  5. Cats invented keyboards for the express purpose of taking over … everything. πŸ™‚ … very cute photo. πŸ™‚

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  6. Busy busy, looks like the dogs like the cat. πŸ’œ

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  7. Glad things are working out regarding the dog and cat relationships. Hope it stays that way.

    Awesome about you managing to get a decent amount done even with the furries “helping” you.

    I had a cat who sat on my lap and tried to type at one point. She did it so often that people in a chat room I visited regularly at the time not only learned her name, but would say, “hi” to her whenever random things were posted by me, since it was understood she was the most likely reason for them. When she needed a break from typing, she used to sleep on top of my monitor (this was before flat screens, of course).

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  8. I love days like this when you get that evasive sense of achievement. So glad all your four legs are getting to like one another!

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  9. I’m so excited about the sourdough starter, and I won’t even get to taste it!

    You had me giggling about the dogs not reading but the cat writing. Too funny. My dogs try to read my screen and occasionally type. Unlike the monkey that might eventually copy Shakespeare, my guys are incapable of anything other than a string of nonsense. Seems to make them happy, though. (Casey always looks so proud of his work. I don’t have the heart to tell him it wouldn’t sell.)

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  10. I love that Jackson is hanging out with Otto and Frankie. A happy trio! πŸ™‚

    And yes, cats love to write. Raven normally takes a stroll or two across my keyboard every time I’m at the computer. If only she could make my word count for me!

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  11. “I can’t even get the dogs to read my books. This cat wants to write one.”—Ha! Sounds like the animals are ruling the roost, especially the cat. That’s usually how it goes down. πŸ˜„

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  12. I’m going to be emulating you (for once!) for the next couple of days – we’ve got ‘snowed in’! In mid-Cornwall… πŸ˜›
    I’ll be firing something off to Lisa I expect – I’m relaunching the zombie elf, so that’ll be a good thing to put out towards the end of the month πŸ™‚

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  13. That cracked me up! Yes, cats enjoy typing. And sitting on unattended warm things, doin all kindsa weird stuff to your toolbar, antivirus, cursor, while you check on the dough πŸ˜‰

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  14. Cats and keyboards seem to go together. Adorable pics! I love that Otto is turned away from the camera. It gives me that too-cool-for-pics aura. Glad you made progress. You, and other professional writers who work full-time, amaze me. Write on!

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  15. Love how they’re all hanging out together – and curled up on you. I can confirm cats definitely like to type – sometimes I think my laptop is my cat’s favorite toy.

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  16. Sounds like a good day, Craig. My cat also likes to type on my computer when I am working.

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