Airing Dirty Laundry

for all the world wide web to see

The Secret March 9, 2009

Filed under: meow! — airingdirtylaundry @ 6:27 pm

On Saturday, I discovered The Secret.

It rocked my world.  It changed my life.  It allowed me to get through the days without frustration and exasperation.  In peace.

It has nothing to do with the book

For The Secret is as simple as the air around us.  Fresh, outside, almost spring air.

The Secret?

When Forrest goes outside for a few minutes, it zonks him out for the rest of the day.

Case in point:

Yes, I know we’re the crazy cat people dragging their feline around on a leash.  I had bought the harness and leash last fall, thinking it would calm Forrest down a little if he could go out and run around for awhile.  It was a little too heavy for him back then, and he was more interested in playing with the leash than he was in going outside.

Now that he’s grown a little a lot, I figured it was time to try again.  He loved it.  Although he was a little hesitant at first, he quickly realized that he was somewhat free and could walk around the deck and backyard.  He had a great time sniffing at things, chewing on grass (what there is of it), and watching birds.  We went out three times over the weekend, and I swear by Sunday night he understood that seeing his leash meant that he got to go outside.  I think he’s part dog.

And when he passed out each time afterwards, it wasn’t his usual 20 minute catnap.  He was out for HOURS!  Mike and I could eat without fighting him for our food, we could watch TV without scremaing at him to leave Guinness alone.  It was heaven.

Now I just need the weather to cooperate so that we can make this a ritual every evening!


Long time, no blog March 7, 2009

Filed under: 101 in 1001,music — airingdirtylaundry @ 9:43 am

Sorry for the absence . . .I just kind of lost my blogging mojo for awhile.  Everything’s fine, my pregnancy is going well, I just haven’t really had anything of note to write about.  And now as I sit here this morning, watching the sun (gasp! the SUN!) break through the clouds, once again the last thing I want to do is sit here on the computer when I could be outside on a long walk.  So I’ll keep this short.


I haven’t been too enthusiastic about my music selections over the past few weeks.  I started out with The Best of Radiohead.  I have the limited edition 2 disc CD, so I listened to one disc one week and one the next.  I just wasn’t feeling it, but I plodded on through both weeks.  I was always a big Radiohead fan.  Pablo Honey was a staple in my music rotation in college.  But I’ve barely listened to this “Best of” compilation since it was released less than a year ago.  I can’t figure out if my music tastes have changed over the past –ahem– 15 years, or if I was forcing myself to listen to this when I wasn’t really in the mood for it.

This past week I pulled out Candlebox’s self-titled debut album, another gem from my college years.  I couldn’t even listen to it for the entire week.  I ditched it for the radio on Wednesday.  “Far Behind” was OK the first, and even the second time around, but I just couldn’t bring myself to continue with a whole week of Candlebox.

I think I’ll put a little more thought into my music choice for this week.  Somehow, it seems like I’m . . .maturing.  Who would’ve thought?

In the meantime, I’m going to go outside and play go for a walk and enjoy the warmer weather.