Sep 18, 2009


My mo-ther can't come to the blog right now. She's had her nose in a book all morning, and I've been left to my own devices.
This is one of those big blockbuster books that will take her awhile to finish, so I might as well enjoy the peace and quiet while I can. I don't have my glasses on, but I think the title is Drood by the author Dan Simmons.

I am presently engaged in a game of playing Hyper-Vigilant Watch Dog Saves The Day so that the neighbors will finally acknowledge me as a force to be reckoned with, and not some trained monkey that my mom insists on parading about in fancy outfits. So far, I've managed to scare the bejeebies out of three old ladies who were taking their morning constitutional. That'll teach 'em to walk so slow! Move on, people! Nothing to see here but a Spinster and her Hyper-Vigilant Watch Dog Who Saves The Day:
"Now where did I put my cape?"

Mom worked on the background to the Floating Hearts canvas last night, but there really isn't anything exciting to show. After all of your lovely comments, she is now re-considering whether or not the hearts need bordering, so I'll be sure to let you know.

She would have completed more of the background, but she got caught up in watching "The Other Boleyn Girl", and all I know is that we have a new piece of handsome man meat for her to ogle. I think his name is Eric Bana, and how he escaped her lusty clutches thus far is beyond me. Damn Mommie.

I do hope that you are headed into a fabulous weekend. I myself am planning on a few sunshine naps, one or two snoozes with my mom, and more treats than a nine-pound bundle of joy can handle.

With love from your pal,


  1. Well, Master Stewie, it sounds like you are doing a marvelous job as a vigilant watch dog. I'm sure your mom is very proud. I'm also sure that the little old ladies will notify the other neighbors that you are indeed a force to be reckoned with. Have a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and snoozes.
    PS: Hope your mom is enjoying her book and tell her I quite agree about Mr. Eric Bana.

  2. Good job Stewie!

    Eric Bana?
    Hubba Hubba.......

  3. Well Master Stewey, you continue to keep those little ol' ladies a moving along. Ask your mother about how many books does she think she has in her collection? I have seen pictures of her shelves. LOL Now you have posted a picture of a stack of books... LOL Just how many books can she read and stitching on top of that... She must be Wonder Woman !!! LOL

  4. Master Stewey no more name dropping! I was totally unaware and than wham you mentioned a name, now I'm off to Blockbuster! haha Take care of your mo-ther and don't scare any more little old ladies. Happy guarding!

  5. Good Luck with finishing the book. I like Dan Simmons (chose him for a Guest of Honor at a convention I ran and he's a lovely man). Have all of his books. Loved most of them. But I COULD NOT FINISH DROOD. It is on my top ten list of most boring books ever written (fiction category). I think I got a far as page 300 or so.

  6. Oh, go read, Little, Big, such a lovely book. Or the ones by Reichl, Bourdain (laugh out loud funny), or Toole. So much better than Drood.

  7. Keep up the good work, Sir Stewey of the Round Table. You are a true and chivarous Knight!

  8. Hi Stewey, My mom thinks your awfully cute and I have to agree..Just wondering do you have a girlfriend..Merriweather

  9. Hi Stewey - I love it when you can nudge your mo-ther away from the keyboard and you gain control... cos you tell us how it really is in Chez Spinster :)
    Well done on putting some spring into the steps of those three older ladies - they will be grateful for the adreneline rush :)

  10. I adore both Dan Simmons and Charles Dickens so I ran out and purchased Drood on the first day of its release. Hope you like it, it is a terrific and very scary read!

  11. Hi Stewey, has your mo-ther seen Eric Bana in The Time Traveler's Wife? Such a good movie, such a good book!!!!

    Your friend,
    Seamus's Mama

  12. Stewey, you are a force to be reckoned with for sure. Such a cutey pie you are, who could resist you? Be a good boy for Momma, now!

  13. I hope you had a wonderful read Coni! Stewey, you are just too cute! We live on a long and mostly deserted pipestem and Grace Kelly only gets to guard us against squirrels and other assorted wildlife.

  14. Good day on this last day of summer - bummer! Seems like we did not really ever get a good dose of summer here in the northeast (Pennsylvania) and now it is fleeting... Stewey, please tell your mom that I just went thru her photo gallery of the 138 pix and loved them - some very good ideas and work and inspiration. I also noticed she had started this heart piece with other stitches - her new selections with it now are so much more powerful. My signature is a heart - I hide one in everything I do, and I see there were other heart pieces in the gallery so I think your mom must gravitate to hearts, too! It also sounds like you have a big brave heart in that little frame of yours, too!