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Storm Clouds and Easter Egg Cats

Every storm passes by eventually.

Storm CloudWell, unless it’s one of those little cartoon clouds which hover above an unfortunate woman as she tries to dodge the storm. She escapes briefly into the first beautiful day of this spring, and then BAM! Lightning strikes in the form of water dripping down the side of the house while the dishwasher is running. Like that’s not going to be a huge problem.

It’s possible I’ve even infected other members of my family. How else to explain my seventh-grade daughter’s Improv group’s first Theatresports competition? Her school has had two practices, compared with the other ten teams that have run year-long. In the first round, her team went second, so she didn’t have any time to get a sense of the action. In the third round, her team went first — in a game that they didn’t even know. Now that’s real improv. My daughter actually did pretty well in that scene, taking control and committing to the role. But come on — ten teams, three rounds, and her team goes second and first in two of them? Am I wearing some kind of metaphysical “kick me” sign?

But then there are moments when your white cat rolls around in the dust on the sidewalk — except this particular dust happens to be chalk dust...


And all seems right with the world, however briefly.

I’m not in the mood for a Nonfiction Monday posting today. It seems I’ve got some plumbing issues to address. But I’ll point you to host Mommy’s Favorite Children’s Books for some great books of the nonfiction kind.

12 comments:

jama said...

Love that rainbow cat!! :D

biblauragraphy said...

That's amazing. I'm going to have to restrain myself from leaving chalk dust laying around in my neighbor's cat's favorite places.

peaceful reader said...

what a great Easter "dress" for the cat! Although she is looking at it with some dismay...

Kelly Fineman said...

Love the colorful kitty. Reminds me of the book I have, entitled Why Paint Cats?

Becky said...

That cat is just awesome now :)

adrienne said...

LOOK AT YOUR CAT! That is awesome.

Also, that thing happened to me with my dishwasher many moons ago, and what the water leaked onto was all the Christmas decorations in my basement. You know, back in the days when I had them in cardboard boxes instead of plastic tubs. Cleanup, as I recall, was not fun.

Pat said...

Great book idea! Don't Let the Pigeon Play with Chalk!

Suzanne Casamento said...

OMG! Your cat pic is hilarious! Love it!

I'm sorry to hear about the plumbing problems. Unfortunately, those situations can be so stressful. Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly!

Vicki said...

Wow- your rainbow kitty is one of the cutest things I've seen!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Adorable kitty! but I guess she didn't like the clean up either. Glad you got a picture of it.

groserita said...

Oh that is so adorable! I just love cats - they sure make your day in all that they do!

Anna Alter said...

I just can't resist a post with a cat doing something ridiculous :)