Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bunny Update: Lumpy

Cadbury went for his annual checkup today and they found a small lump on his belly. It's hard, oval-shaped, and about the size of the tip of my little finger. The doc wasn't able to get a good cell sample with a needle biopsy, so we're going to have it removed in a couple of weeks. Since the lump has very clearly defined edges, it should be no problem to remove.

Poor little guy. At least he's easy to put in a carrier and well-behaved for the vet. Not all bunnies are.

Who says I'm lumpy? I'm not lumpy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Bunday: Tubular!

Last week, it came to Cadbury's attention that other bunnies in the blogosphere were getting a special treat: hay in a tube. Cadbury wanted to know why he had never been invited to partake of this particular delicacy.'s Cadbury with his hay-in-a-tube!

Have a great week, everybun!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Art of the Craigslist Run

For a few months now I've been trying something different on my Saturday long runs.
  • I love to run
  • I love a good bargain
  • After nearly 10 years of running the inner loop, I'm out of new route ideas
The solution is the craigslist run.

The way it works is the night before my long run, I check craigslist for garage sales in the areas I like to run. I select the most promising ones and build a route around them using gmaps pedometer. I take cash and business cards with me in case I find something I want to come back for, and voila! New fresh running route with fun stops along the way!

Most of the time I don't get anything, but two weeks ago I got two new designer tops (unworn, with tags still on) for $5 apiece. The week before that it was a blouse and skirt for $3 each (the blouse still had original tags). Today, I got three pair of earrings, $5 for the lot of them, and one pair was an exact match to a necklace I had at home.

I'm having a great time with my new route-planning method and I'll be disappointed when winter sets in and pickings become scarce. Luckily most of the year is garage sale weather in Houston, though. I'll have new routes for years to come!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Bunday: 'Tocktoberfest

Happy Monday Bunday, everybun! Here's Cadbury showing off his 'tocks for 'Tocktoberfest!

We've been very busy here at the House of Cadbury. The pace at work hasn't slowed down much, even though we're nearly two months into the new fiscal year. On the fiction front, I've been working with my editor and publisher on getting Maelstrom ready for publication. The pre-proof is done and everything his humming along nicely, but it's exhausting to come home and have another job to do.

Everything is coming together, though, and I've managed to keep up with my running and other workouts in the meantime. In fact, working out and cooking healthy meals is probably what's keeping me sane in the midst of it all.

That and bunnies, of course. Cute 'tocks, Cadbury!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Bunday: Stretching

Judging from the way my hamstrings feel, I should be doing more of this:

Have a great week, everyone!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday Bunday: Audrey Memories

While we wait for Audrey to arrive in Nottingham, here are some of Cadbury's favorite pictures of her.

Audrey grooming Cadbury...

Audrey enjoying some orchard grass under Cadbury's watchful eye...

Audrey playing Dan's Stratocaster...

Audrey shopping for running shoes so she'll be extra-fast!

Audrey hanging out at the University of Houston campus...

...and finally, Audrey with the Houston skyline in the background.

Have great Monday Bunday, everyone!