I tried to post this last night, but my internet was being wonky, plus I’ve been feeling a bit bleh and desperately wanted to do this very strange activity called Get To Bed Early. And, shockingly enough, I managed it! I was in bed by 8:45pm, and (thanks to little chemical help) was dead asleep by 9pm. I woke up at my usual 5:30 feeling–dare I say it–rested. I’m not really sure if that’s what I’m feeling. It’s been a while since I’ve felt this way. All I know is that it only took one cup of coffee this morning to make me feel semi-human. (Of course that doesn’t mean I’ll be stopping at one. I love me some caffeine buzz!!)

Anyway, these are the pics that I planned to post yesterday. The first is our Christmas tree.

The christmas tree after the kittehs have climbed it
It didn’t look like this when we finished decorating it. The angel on top was actually, well, on top. And the various garlands were in an arrangement that looked “decorative” rather than “post-apocalyptic.” And there were more ornaments as well. I think you can find the ornaments scattered around the house right now. Plus there wasn’t that big cat-shaped gap on the right side. You wouldn’t think my two big enormous boy kitties would be able to climb that far up the tree, but they do manage. (I know it’s my big boy kitties because I came out the other morning to find them very comfortably perched in the upper branches. Unfortunately I couldn’t grab the camera in time to get evidence.) Just so you have a point of reference, here are my big boy kitties: (The black and white one is Demon, and the orange one is Angel.)

Demon the cat

Angel the cat

But the other pic I wanted to share was one that The Kid took when she was entertaining herself with my camera. One of these days I’m going to do a photo-essay of the pictures I find on my camera, because it’s sometimes quite interesting to see what she deems worthy of immortalizing in pixels. However, she took this particular picture the other night of me trying to finish up someone’s Christmas present. The kitty perched on the pillow is our not-really-a-kitten-anymore, Seraphim, and between us is Wolf the Poodle. And, I promise, there was no photo-shopping of retouching of this pic in any way. But damn, this puppy obviously has some serious mojo working.

My demonic puppy

I just wish he would use some of his powers to let me know when he needs to go outside!