March 31, 2007

a Meme

I have been tagged by my sweetie, Mr, Hendrix, to tell 5 reasons there is a Catitude Blog. Okay, here we go:

1. We started reading the Mows on line. That led us to Max. Then we started reading some of the blogs he linked to. Then we got hooked. We read them every day. Now, of course, there are so many, it is hard to do every day, but at least once a week we read every one. There are so many now!

2. We got very brave, and decided that I needed my own blog, and mama needed a creative thing to do. And so we started Catitude. Little did we know how fun it was to learn how to do some of the technical stuff, and tell about my life. For a while, mama was more here than I was, but we are back to me, mostly. I just tolerate her cause she's my typist, after all.

3. We have met soo many nice kitties and beans out here, we keep coming back. We had no idea there was so much love and caring around, and we are so happy we've met! Honest, the bloggers in the cat blogosphere are a wonderful group! And I have learned soo much about other kitties and stuff they like to do, and Temptations. We never tried them before!! That was definitely a good thing!

4. When we started having problems with mama loosing her jobbie and stuff, we have had lots of support that has meant the difference between a sane mama and a scared crazy one. Trust me, the sane one is easier to live with. Thank you all for your kindness! Once again, it is because the cat blogosphere is full of delightful, warmhearted bloggers. Cats RULE!

5. I never thought I would ever have someone special in my life, but Mr. Hendrix is such a sweet boyfriendcat I can't say how proud I am of such a brave, noble, sweetheart. *blush*

I tag anyone who wants to participate.

love, headbumpies, lots of hugs, and a smooch for my Sugar Pie--thanks for tagging me!

March 29, 2007

Better News

Wow! The book jobbie called mama for another interview on Monday. Actually it is two interviews, one with each of the two departments involved in the jobbie! Oh, wow! O wow! AND, AND, the place for the elderly where she had an interview in February referred her to another one of their facilities, and they called and asked her if she was still interested in finding a jobbie! They will be calling her to set up an interview as soon as they can "get all their ducks in a row". Ducks?? Elderly ducks??? Is mama qualified to help ducks? Hmmm. Oh, mama said that that is an spession, it doesn't mean real ducks. Beans are weird sometimes, huh? Anyway, we just need someone to hire her! And we don't know if we can stay another month or not, so we kinda have to have another plan. We are working on that. But, sooner or later, we do have to move.

Today it was okay, not raining or anything, but we hear it will rain off and on for the next several days. Oh, well. At least the sun was out today. And I hear I have a limerick, so I have to check that out. Thanks for letting me know, Sugar Pie! It's at Kitty Limericks!
That's all the news for now. And thank you everyone for sending such nice comments for my mama and me. They helped cheer her up!

Love, headbumpies, hugs for all, and sending sweet thoughts to my Sugar Pie!

March 28, 2007

Wet Wednesday

Okay. Rainy and gloomy all day and I had to nappy alot. Not going outside weather! Mama did brushies on me, though, and gave me Temptations, too. Since we can't get in anywhere without mama having a job we are thinking about pleading with our landlord to stay another month. Don't know if it will work, but it's either that or I get fostered and mama puts her stuff in storage. Wish that tempie jobbie would have worked out. Then we would have a regular income coming in. Or the public housing thing--that would be okay. Mama still is working on that. Or that apartment that was perfect. *sigh*

Things are rough right now. Mama kinda feels very alone.

At least with the cooler weather I still get to snuggle with her. And there are some interesting pathways through our place, now. Lots of boxes!

Love, headbumpies and lots of hugs for all, and a special smooch for my brave and wonderful Sugar Pie!

March 27, 2007

Tuesday News

Wow! Yesterday it hit 81 degrees! And we celebrated! But we could not get on blogger to say anything about it. So today it is not as warm. But still the sun was nice this afternoon, and it was in the low 60's. Mama is contemplating taking me outside. I just know she is! Please??

Anyway, she gotted another phone interview today from a bank. If they want to interview her in person she will hear within a week. Still crossing fingers on the book place. And the temp agency doesn't want to return mama's calls, but she keeps at it. What is with them??

That's all the news from here. Gotta get mama to do some work on here. I need to add a few names to my links!

Love, headbumpies and hugs for all, and a sweet smile for my Sugar Pie!

March 25, 2007

Sunday Update

We are checking in once again. Mama feels better, and she had a nice interview with the book company. It is a very old antique building and kinda cool looking. She hopes she will be called back, as this jobbie is the one she would really really like.

The weather has been really warm, and it is so nice in the window now. Those sunbeams are really making me snooze a lot.

That's all that's going on, here. Mama is spoiling me and brushing me a lot. Nothing else going on but lots of boxes to check out.

Love, headbumpies and hugs for all, and a smooch for Sugar Pie,

March 20, 2007

Stopping in

Mama has changed her interviews to later this week. Right now we are taking a break cause she got a viscious tummy virus and I have to do some serious nursy stuff.

See you all soon.


March 17, 2007

Weekend News

Sort of a nice day today. The window was once again sunny this afternoon, and warm. Saw Mr. Squirrel today. The front sidewalk froze up last night and he said someone fell. With all the thawing going on, that figures. Lots of water on the sidewalks can't go anywhere cause there's still snow piles by the curbs. Mama better be carefull when she leaves Monday and Tuesday. This last Monday, when she went to the tempie jobbie she walked down the street it was so icy on the sidewalks.

I got Temptations AND Stinky Goodness today, so I really feel special! Usually I don't get both. And, oh, I think I am starting to shed, and that means more brushies and SPRING IS COMING!
Oh yes. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

That's about it.

Love and headbumpies and lots of hugs for all, and a Saturday Smooch for my Sugar Pie!

March 16, 2007

Friday, it's Friday!

Ooh, this is the THIRD time we have tried to post today. Our server keeps knocking us off line!

I did get to spend some time with Mr. Squirrel and Chitterer, today. Sat in the sun for a while. I haven't seen his ladyfriend lately, and I hate to ask where she is. Maybe something happened to her! Maybe they broke up and he's sad!

A quiet day, except another jobbie called, and now mama has an interview on Monday and Tuesday. It was cooler last night, and so we snuggled, and it is supposed to be cool tonight. Mama didn't share her lunch with me, but she promised she will share dinner!

That's about it for today.

Love, headbumpies, hugs for all, and a special hello to my Sugar Pie,

March 15, 2007

Hello, there!

It was in the 40's today, and the sun came out for a short while in my window this afternoon. Mostly I hung out with mama or curled up on the computer chair. Not much going on.

I guess mama didn't get that last jobbie. She left them a message when they didn't call, and they didn't bother to respond. She will try again tomorrow, but it's not a good sign.

Other than that, she gotted an interview on Monday for another jobbie. This one is pretty cool, and uses a lot of her skills, and may just work. Who knows?

That's it. Nothing more exciting.

Love, headbumpies and hugs for all, and a special hi to my Sugar Pie,

March 13, 2007

Quiet Tuesday

Nice weather we are having. The snow is melting! It's over 50 degrees out! The window ledge is nice and warm! Mama put a fan on today so cool fresh air could blow inside for awhile! Spring is coming! Other than that, nothing else happening....

Mama found out that the temp jobbie didn't think she was fast enough shuffling papers. Well, gee. They only gave her one day! So she's waiting for something else. Please???

Love, headbumpies, hugs to all, and a smooch for my sweetie,

March 12, 2007


Mama wented to her temp jobbie this morning. First the bus went right past her, so she had to take a cab. The cab dropped her off at the wrong building. She was still early, so she had time to walk to the right one. She then had what she thought was a good day. But when she got home the temp place called her and told her the jobbie didn't think it was a good fit. What??? She shuffled paper. She doesn't mind shuffling paper. Huh???

So she's not going in tomorrow. Sheesh. This was supposed to be a 5 month thing.


Love and headbumpies and hugs for all, and a smooch for my sweetie,

March 11, 2007

Sunday Evening

Well, mama knows what she is going to wear tomorrow, knows what she is bringing for lunch, and knows her bus schedules. I guess she is ready. She is going to get there early tomorrow, because it's her first day and she doesn't know where to go except to check in at the security desk and ask for a certain person. Then after tomorrow she will take a later bus, maybe, from downtown. And it will all probably change when we move.

Mama is starting to really brush me, now, cause she says any day I will start shedding my winter coat. She lets me brush my face by myself, and it feels really good.

I will miss mama tomorrow, but I hope she does okay for her first day at the temp jobbie. The bus schedule has her walking extra, so she should get a lot of exercise. I will have the place to myself, to do whatever I want! I think that's a good thing, huh? Hope she remembers to feed me! And doesn't forget her lunch and stuff!

Love, headbumpies, lots of hugs, and, of course, sweet smooches for my Sugar Pie,

March 10, 2007

Saturday Update

We haven't found a new partment yet. That is going to be our next project. First, mama has to settle into her new temp jobbie so she can tell how long it takes to leave and get home at night so she can tell when to make appointments to see places. She has her eye on one now. I wish she could try again for the other partment we almost had, but it might not be a good idea. It was purrfect, though. *sigh*

Mama made a biggie mess today with a bucket of soapy water. The handle broke and it spilled, and she said a naughty word. So the carpet is wet by the bathroom, and the bathroom floor gotted really clean.

Maybe after we move we can have a party with hamm and stuff. Wouldn't that be a good time? A new place and a sort of jobbie to celebrate. Then she would have maybe enough moneys to pay for a party. We have kitty food. We always have water. We have Temptations. We have toys to play with. We have blankies for snuggling nap piles. We would just need the hamm pizza!

Hmmm. A party. Hamm! Spring! A new partment! Oohhh!

Love, headbumpies, hugs for all, and a sweet dream for my Sugar Pie,

March 9, 2007

Bad News and Sort of Good News

Well, the bad news is that the medical insurance is once again denied, so mama has to pay for the hospital bill when it comes. They didn't bother to tell her this, of course. And the EBT (food stamps) is gone, too. Because she has a burial insurance plan it's considered an asset, and we are denied everything. Very bad news. She has put in a complaint with the county commissioner's office about this obsurdity. The plan would only pay about half her funeral expenses as it is. Sheesh.

Sort of good news: while she waits for a full time jobbie, mama has been accepted by the temp service, and starts a temp job on Monday. So, in a couple of weeks she will be on their insurance plan, and will be able to get her meds again. The jobbie will last over the summer. If the place she interviewed with this week wants her, she will simply quit the temp job, and switch over. The temp job is only about a hundred dollars a month more than unemployment insurance takehome-wise, so it will be very tight for us, but at least it is an income for us, and hopefully the next apartment place will accept it and okay us. We may still need references, but not co-sponsors. The full time jobbie is more money and benefits and Union. With the temp jobbie we will be able to pay rent for next month, whereever we go. Cross your paws!

That's the good and bad news. Other good news: Shhh. Monday is mama's birfday.

Question: cause it's only a temp jobbie, do I still have to wait for a party and my hamm pizza? Inquiring minds want to know! (me)

Love, headbumpies and hugs to all, and a special smooch for my Sugar Pie,

March 8, 2007


Kind of a blah day. Not a whole lot of sun, but I still got some sunbeams in the window! Warmer today. Mama said my ears were warm when I came down from the window and sat on her lap.

I even gotted HAMM today. Mama shared her lunch.

Mama has a possibility of a temp jobbie that would last till fall, and she put her name in for two others. We'll see. If she gets the other jobbie (the full time one), she can always quit the temp job, but have a couple of weeks moneys to help us. We'll see, like I said.

Now all we need to do is finish up here and MOVE.

Love, headbumpies, hugs for all, and a sweet thought to my Sugar Pie, as always,

March 7, 2007

Wednesday Update

Mama had an interview today, and it lasted an hour and a half! Hmm. Maybe that's good! But when she lefted the place she fell on some ice and hurted her knee and part of her back, so that was bad! After she gotted up and caughted a bus, she stopped in at the temp place and they have finally cleared her. Unfortunately, while she was at the interview, they called her for a jobbie, but I was the only one home. And they filled it. But there is hope she'll get another temp job. They said to check on line and stuff on a regular basis and call in a lot. Sounds a lot better than the other temp place!

The real jobbie place will probably let her know by the middle of next week. She said she can so do that jobbie, and it's even Union! What ever that means.

So I have missed mama today, but the sun has been out and the sunbeams are warm, and besides, mama has lots of blankies and stuff I can curl up on, so I didn't miss her too bad. And she remembered to feed me and give me my new water, so that part was okay.

Love, headbumpies, hugs, and a sweet hello to my Sugar Pie!

March 6, 2007

Tuesday News

Well, mama took a word survey for one of the places she had a phone interview yesterday. And thanked them for the interview. And today, the owner stopped in, and was actually nice to us. We still have to leave at the end of this month, but he likes the de-cluttering mama has been doing.

Oh, and guess what? Mama has a real interview tomorrow, downtown. Woo-Hoo. It is a place she would really like to work. I have my paws crossed.

That's it. No other news. I got to nap in the sun again this afternoon for a little while, and dream of my Sugar Pie....

Love, headbumpies, hugs, and a sweet smooch for my sweetie,

March 5, 2007

Monday News

Well, mama had her two interviews today. She will find out if she will get another interview withing 1 to 2 weeks for them both. What a wait! Nothing else went on today. Sunny windows this afternoon, and the extra special stinky goodness today! We hear that by the weekend it will be in the 40's and there will be a lot of melting going on, but tomorrow it is going to snow again.

Love, headbumpies, hugs and a smooch for my Sugar Pie,

March 4, 2007


It was supposed to be warmer today, but inside it was kinda not. So we snuggled today a lot. But this afternoon the sun was just too tempting, and I curled up in the window. Nice. Beans are still having problems getting out of our parking lot here, and that is just outside my window.

Mama shared her lunch with me, too, today. I am spoiled sometimes, huh?

Mama wants to know something. I like my fur brushed towards my head, not down to my tail. Anyone else prefer this, or am I *gasp* odd.

Tomorrow mama has two phone interviews. One with an insurance company and one with an accountant firm. Fingers crossed! We still haven't heard from the temp agency about mama passing the background check, but given the snowyday we had on Friday, she's being patient.

Mama's brother called her. He was laid off the same time as she was, and he is working temps now. Wow. Sure is hard to find a jobbie these days.

Love, headbumpies, and a smooch to my Sugar Pie,

March 2, 2007


11 and a half inches and still falling
A view of the park

March 1, 2007

A Snow Day

Nothing much to say. It is a snow day today and tomorrow. Lots and lots of snow. Pretty looking out the window! Glad we didn't have to move by today! Glad mama gets to stay home.

We really aren't doing a lot of cleaning. Mostly discarding a lot of accumulated stuff. Then comes cleaning, and it won't be that bad. Its the stuff that the owner didn't like, mostly. And me.

Mama has a phone interview on Monday, and has applied for a job at one of the colleges here. The same one that she interviewed a little while ago. But this job is more in line with what she can do, so maybe!

Love, headbumpies and a smooch for my Sweetie Pie (even if he looks silly, he's still my sweetie)