Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Big Melt

I think it's happening.  I think spring is being birthed here in The North. 
My apartment building's parking lot lake / skating rink
We've gone from snow snow everywhere more snow to parking lot lakes (that masqueraded as skating rinks each morning) ...
My apartment building's parking lot ... finally minus the lake / rink!
... to almost bare parking lots, and I have actually been wearing SHOES instead of winter boots!  My feet have been SCREAMING to be released from winter boots, so this is a very good thing!  (My feet are rebellious and prefer nekkidness to footwear.)  As you can see from the photo above, we still have snowbanks here, so it's not tank top and sandals weather just yet.

Bridget is sitting on the non-sunny side of the street, so HER toes still need the winter boots!

Do YOUR animals get fractious when spring starts to spring?  Miz Boots has certainly become a handful this past 10 days.  She bugs me CONSTANTLY to open the patio door so she can go out onto the balcony ... but it's not quite warm enough to hang around our outdoor balcony very long so she promptly starts bugging me to get back in ... in and out ... out and in ... in and out ... out and in ... in and out ... out and in ... in and out ... out and in ... well, you get the idea!

Yesterday, she pulled a totally unexpected stunt ...
Ceiling cat ... up exploring the cows!  WTF?
She has NEVER shown any inclination to climb before.  If anything, she has been so timid about heights that I believed her acrophobic.  One of my coworkers said "she probably gets up there all the time while you're at work", but ... NOT.  (I know this because there is ... gulp ... dust up there that was previously completely undisturbed.)  Why would she suddenly go top-of-kitchen-cupboard exploring??? 

Treated myself to one of these the other Friday evening ...

The Real Thing!  Mm mmm good!  (When did they start making these glass bottles again?)

If The Boots keeps acting up, I might be inclined to treat myself to something a little stronger.  Happy Big Melt, y'all!


penny_roses said...

Hi! I found your blog while I was following up on views of one of my items in my flickr photo web-album. It lead me to your red two piece long-arm stitch project, lovely by the way! I did not find what it ended up on. I hope you are pleased with it!

Funny thing... your blog is called Amber and Amethyst... and that happens to be the second names of both my daughters. Sharla Amber, and Tamara Amethyst. Funny, that :-)

Stay well, and all the best to you!
Sandra Rose, Falkland, BC, Canada.

sheri said...

lol..that seems like a high place even for a cat..you may have to move all of your breakables..
That float sure looks good..even if it is only 7:30am...lol..