Denise Day Spencer

February 8, 2006

Random ramblings

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 5:48 pm

It’s really no fun when your cat wakes you at 3:45 a.m. just because he wants to play hide-and-seek and you can’t go back to sleep…nor can you find him to throw him outside. O.K., Mistofelees. You win, already!

Being told you’ll never be able to do something kind of makes you want to say, “Then why try?”

God truly does work in the most mysterious and wonderful of ways.

I tried to give blood today. I wanted to give blood today. But because I was sick over the weekend they wouldn’t take me. Oh, well, at least I got a cool sticker.

Perhaps people who have never struggled in their marriages shouldn’t go around writing books on marriage. “And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.” [Forrest Gump]



  1. Mistofelees? Is that a diminutive of “Misty” and “Felis”, or do you mean “Mephistopheles” as in the devil?

    When my wife is reading the bible, our showshoe can always wants to come sit on the pages and distract her, so she says “Away, Satan’s cat!”

    Our fried had a cat named Bart whose behavior was so bad we called him Beelzebub, but the friend REALLY didn’t like that so we stopped.

    Comment by John M — February 8, 2006 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  2. “Mistofelees” is from the musical “Cats,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which is from T.S. Elliot’s book. (I think the book is called “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” or something like that.) In the poem and the musical, the cat is “Magical Mister Mistofelees” because he’s always disappearing and reappearing at will. Our son named our cat years ago, when we had recently seen the musical. We’ve always said the name fit him to a tee…which is why I think I’ve thrown him outside at bedtime and then he’s knocking on my door at 3:45 a.m.!

    Comment by Denise Day Spencer — February 9, 2006 @ 2:06 am | Reply

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