November 10, 2007

What will YOU do during the writer's strike?

With the writer's strike in full force, we have taken to entertaining ourselves in various ways. Oh, I realize television is not actually effected yet, but it will be and we are preparing ourselves. What can you do to keep yourself occupied so you aren't staring at a blank screen - or even worse - reality shows?
You can bake cupcakes. R got an order for three dozen cupcakes for a slumber party. Her knitting student just turned 13, I believe, and her mom ordered cupcakes with sprinkles for a slumber party. They invited ten girls to attend. Now, if I was given the choice between baking cupcakes for eleven 12 and 13 year olds or holding a slumber party for them - I would pick baking cupcakes EVERY SINGLE TIME! R decided that half of the cupcakes needed lollipops, so she made those. There were a hit and the mom survived the entire ordeal. What a woman!
You can put your cat on the top shelf of the living room bookshelves and hope your mom doesn't beat you. The innocent victim is on the right and the guilty, guilty party is on the left. She can hardly be seen, but she is there. Oh yes, she is there.
Hmmm, what else can you do during the writer's strike? Well, you can take pity on your cat and knit her a sweater. Ginger is losing the hair on her tummy and our vet believes she has allergies. I casually mentioned that Ginger needed a sweater in the presence of R. NEVER casually mention anything to a budding knitting designer. R took off with it. Not only does she make a sweater, she puts a collar on it and buttons - with button holes!

She modeled it - a little unwillingly - actually very unwillingly. It took all morning to get that baby on her. She couldn't figure out why we were following her with a knitted article and a camera. Here she is giving us the 'devil eyes' look. But also notice how nicely the collar lays around her neck and the ribbing around her 'waist'. Also, that shade of blue is very flattering on her.

Now this picture just sums it all up. She is giving us her 'I really hate this. Please help me." look. Shortly after this was taken, she was released from her sweater bondage. We haven't seen her since. She is either upstairs hiding or doing vile things to her mother's bedroom. My money is on the latter.

So, as you can see, the possibilities of what you can do during the writer's strike are endless!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Ginger is giving you the "I know where you live and I know what you sleep in" look. Poor kitty!

yo' mahma said...

Poor, POOR Ginger!
What in thee world keeps that baby from running away from home?
The photos are cute, but I can tell, she ain't luvin'the company she's forced to keep!
She is so DOGgone cute!
Or...is that...catgone cute?
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I don't give a flyin' fig about the Writers' strike!
I don't CARE if they EVER go back to work!
Read a book...
Work a puzzle...
Weed the flowerbeds...
Sew...
HOMESCHOOL!!!
Go for a nice walk...
Clean the house...
uh...
Go for a nice walk!
P.S. the cupcakes look so pretty and SO YUMMY!
Yo Mahma loves ya' baby!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute! Those cupcakes look fabulous -- you must post a warning when you have such lucious pictures!