Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House...

...with two cats in the yard. And I get to keep them. Hurray! Hurrah! The La household gives an nearly unanimous cheer.

To the ever patient La Man, I love you! The La Kids love you! And just to irritate you, the cats will love you!

This one came with a name—Westley. As you wish...

And we've named this one Edward after The Edward of Twilight fame. (I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of twin puncture marks on my thumb.)
A list for my mom:

  1. They love being touched. (Kid overload occurs, frequently around here.)
  2. They are so gentle with the little ones. (A must.)
  3. They like outdoors. (Requirement.)
  4. Litter box use? Perfect. (Non-negotiable.)
  5. And they are young enough to qualify for the super-cheap neuter. (Nice. Very, very nice.)


  1. I owe my man a serious concession somewhere down the road.
  2. I hate the litter box.

Why, it would appear that the positives outweigh the negatives! Woo-hoo! If I could make my blog do a little happy dance, I would.


Papa D said...

Cat lovers are masochists. Just sayin'.

Jami said...

Ray/Papa D: People who have six kids are masochists. Just sayin'. ;)

BTW, I love dogs too, but they require more time, money, attention and effort than I have to give right now.

Papa D said...

Touche. I have no witty response to that.

Nat~Nat said...

good luck! I'm driving my Grandmother's beloved cat home from Utah with my sweet cat allergic family.

Jami said...

Nat-Nat, antihistamine. It's the only way. Good luck. Bring tissue.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Love the Princess Bride reference . . . looks like we have a lot in common! I always enjoy a witty gal. Thanks for visiting my blog and sorry for the nightmare . . . (oh, and buy my book :D)

Jami said...

It's a clean regency. I'm going to buy it. Regencies are my favorite light reading.

Heidi Ashworth said...

So, Jami, what I want to know is . . . if you are 40 and you started reading regencies when you were 12, doesn't that mean you have been reading them for 28 years, not 19? In that case, you do have me beat. Do you read Barbara Metzger? The older clean ones, anyway? One of my favs! Anyway, she read my manuscript and provided a quote for the book jacket (which might or might not have made it to the printer on time--my editor won't say) but it is up on the website---I'm thrilled to death! Who are some of your favorite Regency authors? If you go to my official author website at, you can email me through there. You sound like you would be way fun to know. Heidi

Jami said...

Apologies in advance to everybody but Heidi.

Oops. A mental math error. Twenty-nine years would be right. (I've got a birthday soon.)

I know I've read lots of Barbara Metzger's books over the years. The only one I recall out of the list on her website is An Angel for an Earl, which required a quick page flip here and there if I'm thinking of the right one. I must say that it is quite impressive that she wrote the blurb for your book jacket.

My sister (who is not LDS) generally pre-reads regencies for me these days as she knows I hate page flipping. I really hate it when an author throws something important in the middle of a s*x scene because then I miss it and have to go looking back through all that throbbing to find the important tidbit. In days of yore it was not necessary to have my regencies screened by someone. They used to be clean.

My favorite authors for novels set in Regency England: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Marion Chesney, Elizabeth Mansfield, and Caroline Courtney.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Those are all in my top ten, too, (especially Georgette) except for Caroline Courtney--somehow I missed her. I also love Susan Carol, Carla Kelly, Marian Devon, Michelle Martin and Joan Smith, a reak kick in the pants and very, very clean. She pretty much stopped writing when Regencies started getting warmer. And, yes, An Angel for the Earl was a bit too-too. Most of her earlier ones are just fine, though. Her recent ones . . . well, I guess she figures she has to make a buck. I haven't read many of those.

Papa D said...

I'll come back you ladies are done. *grin*

Jami said...

It's my blog and I'll digress if I want to. :D (Although how can one digress from miscellany?)

There's a new post up, Ray, that will probably be more to your taste.

J-teen said...

I confirm the existence of twin puncture marks on Mom's thumb.

6k9s said...

Edward has very clean ears.
They are too cute. Alerts my wanna getta kitty sensors. I shall resist.