Ken left bright and early this morning for a business trip. He'll return late on Sunday, so it'll be just me and Sheeba for a few days. I think we'll be just fine, although we'll miss him. As long as I have my faithful watchcat beside me, I'll be safe and sound. My faithful watchcat who is currently curled up and napping on the bed. After Ken left at around 6 AM, I went back to bed. I tossed and turned, but I know I must have fallen asleep at some point, because I remember dreaming. I had such a funny dream...I was running a marathon! Now that is hilarious!
Guess where Ken is going? Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! Isn't that just the greatest place name? It's downright fun to say. I think as I walk around here today, every once in a while, I'll just say "Saskatoon, Saskatchewan" out loud, for the sheer fun of saying it. Feel free to play along. So for anyone from Canada, Ken is in your neck of the woods for the next few days. I know it's a big place and all, but if you see him, be sure to say hi. Ha! Hey, Ziggy used to leave comments, and Ziggy was from Canada. Ziggy, if you're still reading, miss you! Hope you'll comment again one of these days!
We did get a pretty hard frost night before last, but as far as I can tell, the flowering trees are okay. The cherry should be in full bloom soon, and I'll be sure to get some pictures. It's a beauty. It's warmed up nicely today, and it feels good to open the windows again. This warmth and humidity is supposed to trigger some storms tonight. That's okay, I think we could probably use some rain.
Brooke got the boot on "American Idol" last night. Deservedly so, in my opinion--she was pretty weak Tuesday night. The other day I mentioned that I thought this year was kind of lame, and Ellen commented that she was really enjoying it. For some reason, Ellen, it just hasn't grabbed me this year! I don't know if I'm just tired of it, or if I was disappointed that some of the people got the boot early on, namely Michael Johns. I thought he was fantastic, and I was irritated that he wasn't going to be in it longer. We still watch it, but I don't think either of us are really into it this year. One we have gotten hooked on, though, is "Hell's Kitchen." At first, I didn't think I would like it, but we watched it a second week, and that was it--we were hooked. I'm not sure why, but it just kind of cracks me up when he does things like spitting out a mouthful of food, or throwing a steak at the wall. It has a sort of "Iron Chef" atmosphere when they're trying to crank out the dishes, and sometimes it seems like every other word is bleeped out. It's all highly entertaining! So add it to our short list of reality shows, which also includes "Idol" and "The Apprentice."