Whatever Happened To…

I’ve had a few questions lately from some of you, asking for updates on past posts. I feel like I needed to do a recap post – sort of like those “Where are they now?” shows that Maury Povich does every now and then, seeing how past guests are doing since the show.

So without further ado, let me bring back some of the past guests of this blog to see what they’re up to now.

The sentient trash can – Several people want to know what our trash can has been up to. I took the advice many of you offered and set up a Trashcam in the upstairs window for the last two weeks. However, I am sad to report that the trash can has lost its will to move. No movement at all in the past two weeks. Maybe it knew it was being watched, and like a ghost only performs when no one is looking? If it moves again, I may be calling in TAPS.

The surprise kittens – Our guest room is still overrun with a family of cats. Only they’re not so small now, and they’re getting into everything. It’s adoption week here, and I hope that by the end of the week, most of them will be gone. The good news is that four of five kittens have found homes, and the fifth may have a home. They’re all good matches, and I think they will all live spoiled lives. Which is better than how they started, out in Cordy’s play barn with an undernourished mama. Mama cat really doesn’t like being inside, and so next week she will be spayed and introduced to her new home on my mother’s farm.

A couple of recent photos:

Mira’s teeth – You’re all brilliant, you know that? Thanks to your advice and links and stories, I have survived two days with only a few minor bites. I now know I have to be vigilant to watch for signs she’s preparing to bite. No more commenting on posts while she nurses, I guess. Switching positions helped take the pressure off of the gashes, too. And I’ve been praising her when she lets go without biting. She likes the positive attention, although it isn’t as funny as mommy screaming. Dark days may be on the horizon, though – tonight she was inconsolable and rubbing her upper gums. I think her top teeth are starting their descent. My nipple may soon be surrounded by sharp spears.

Aunt Dot – She may be gone, but her crazy gifts live on. Cleaning out her apartment has been a monumental task for my family. The woman had a lot of junk. A lot. My mom says she found something so perfectly Aunt Dot that she plans to hide it away and bring it out at Christmas. I’m excited to see what it is, which is wrong on so many levels.

A huge number of you – To all of you participating in NaBloToGoSoBananaFanaFoMo or whatever it is, good luck! I will not be joining you, because I can’t even find time to shower daily. And if I have to choose between posting and showering, well… I know you’d appreciate my choice if you had to be near me. And please, for the love of those of us who have trouble keeping up with our reading this month, write at least a few short posts, OK?

I think that covers most of the updates. If there’s still something you must know more about, leave me a comment and I’ll give you the latest update. If there’s anything to update, of course. On the next show, we’ll have lie detector test results, guests’ best secrets revealed, and a few of the “I was a geek, but look at me now!” guests.

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  1. I am so happy that the kittens are going to good homes and that the mommy cat will be spayed before she is released. I am sad that the garbage can is not moving. It would be a very amusing video. Are you sure that the camera is well hidden? Maybe the garbage can can see it peeking out the window.

  2. Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) says:

    So glad the nipple biting has slowed!

    I’m a NaBloYoHosMoFo myself. Having a blast!

    And NO. I’m not showering.

  3. good luck with everything. I’m so glad you found homes for the kittens. We live in Worthington, and it’s been all I could do not to volunteer to take one. :) Good luck with the nursing. I nursed my youngest two until they were 19 months…it can be done. After the initial experiment when the first got teeth, I never got bit, and I was never uncomfortable by their teeth. If you can work it out and get her to stop, it’s worthing hanging in there.

  4. Motherhood Uncensored says:

    Yeah. I can’t even do


    Is it wrong to post more than you shower?


  5. OMG the kittens are adorable! Ship the last one to me! Lol!

  6. Mrs. Chicken says:

    Keep us up-to-date on the girlie’s toofers.

    And what’s new with the neighbors, and how is life as a SAHM treatin’ you?

  7. Thanks for the updates. I was wondering about that trash can. Makes me think maybe it was the hubby since he knows you started filming. ??
    Such cute kitties! I want to squeeze them!

  8. That’s funny. I was just wondering about your kittens the other day. Thanks for the update.

  9. Those kittens are so darn cute! And I am with you on the “NaBloToGoSoBananaFanaFoMo or whatever it is,” I can’t keep up with my cleaning or anything else for that matter! ;)

  10. MamaMichelsBabies says:

    I hear ya on the shower thing..


    And Ug will appreciate the update on the trash can. He thought that post was hilarious. Yes, my husband reads your blog sometimes. He reads a few of them in fact. Nothing is safe from him it seems.

    I’m glad the kittens found homes.. they are adorable. You do realize that that Mama cat is going to keep coming around right? We had a cat give birth on our back porch the first winter we were here. She kept coming back (same thing,we fixed her and released her) and I made the fatal mistake of keeping the two surviving kittens, turning our house of 2 cats into a house of 5.

    She still hates us all. She’s aptly named Demon for her personality, but danged if she isn’t the best mouser in the house.

    If you’ve got Maury covered, and I have Springer covered with the teens running through here lately, who’s got Oprah covered?

  11. It was great to get this update post! Those kittens are so cute. And I’m not doing any kind of novel writing either – just hoping to stay awake long enough to brush my teeth before bed each night.

    Good luck with Mira’s teeth!

  12. motherbumper says:

    Oh this was WAAAAAAAAAAY better than Maury. And I love the recap – nipple biting – ohhhh typing that makes me flinch. Oh golly, the hardest thing about biting was having to put poor nip back in the danger zone – oh to have so much trust in such a small being.

  13. i was reading at your other blog and i just wanted to comment on the dim sum post-i’m sorry you had such a rough time, but it sounds like you are getting more comfortable with cordy’s diagnosis. your doing a great job!

  14. I haven’t been around much due to first trimester EXHAUSTION…. but it is nice to see those precious kittens are all finding good homes!

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