Weekend Company

In the “it takes a village” category, my good friend Katherine came to visit for the weekend.

Last week was a bit crazy and several late nights at work in a row, not getting home or off work until after midnight. With two tax appointments, an emergency dental appointment for Lori, a massage appointment and my weekly meeting with Maria the health coach in training all of my prep was relegated to Friday.

Friday Lori had an early morning meeting that I was not aware of so she was up and gone early which at least got me out of bed after almost fiver hours of sleep. After running to the store for eggs, avocado and limes I was able to clean the bathroom, straighten up the living room and make up a bed for Katherine on the couch before heading to work.

My dear brother picked up Katherine for me on Friday night and brought her to the house and let her in. She was already settled in by the time I got home from work.

Saturday was a blast, we went for a nice walk at Eldorado. Then we found a place and got manicures and pedicures. Pedicures I’m used to but having these painted nails as I type is a bit distracting. I like it, but I don’t see them lasting long as I already have a few dings. I am gong to see if I can get a full week out of them.

We also went to a movie Saturday night. We saw Three Billboards. It was a great movie, sad, desperate, encouraging and very raw. There was some hilarity but it had more to do with the audience and theatre we were in as opposed to the actual movie. In the cheapy 3$ theatre by my house we were surrounded by popcorn munching, comment making, blue color folks in my neighborhood that the majority are brown. The “Fat little Mexican on a bicycle” line brought a cacophony of laughter. As did the “Nooooo” at the end when there was no resolution.

Sunday Lori took us to Balboa Island. We walked around mostly admiring the beach houses and small yard configurations. We took at little time “ferry” that holds about 20 people and three cars across to the peninsula and sat in the sand. Katherine braved the cold water to put her feet in. Lunch in a very noisy Mexican restaurant and back on the ferry and then home.

The work week is starting again and Katherine is on her way home. All was great except for our crazy cats that wanted in and out and ran around chasing each other last night, all over and around Katherine as she slept on the couch. Dang cats had me up a couple times and I had to wake Lori for her help in closing the window after I went outside to heard them back in. Of course she didn’t get back to sleep for three hours.

kitty kitty

Just blog already.  I have a bunch of pictures from the last week.  A nice walk at Eldorado last week.  Photos of last weeks pottery class.  All kinds of birds from a walk yesterday, way too many food pictures from Whole30 and cats….

Yes cats….

It seems the outside cat “OC” now comes in every once in a while.  Saturday morning when it was to early to get up, I mean the alarm was set for 6:30 so this had to be before that, she jumped up on top of the kitty cabana.  We ended up just opening the back door and letting her in.  The two cats ran around and played and she explored the house, all while we slept, or more like listened to them romp around and dread getting up.

Now she will come in for love and to play but goes back out to eat and sleep and everything else.  She isn’t ever in for long but will stay as long as someone is petting her.

All of this kitty haven in our backyard that is surrounded by dog yards has drawn this little (maybe 5 months) girl to our yard now.

Yes, those pictures are in my vegetable garden.  grrrrrr.   I call her dumdum.  You know like the sucker.  All because Lori had a calico cat growing up and they called her lollipop.  And this LITTLE kitty is calico and a little lollipop, hence dumdum.

Besides its fun to yell, get out of the garden dumdum.  Dumdum and our ACTUAL cat CeeCee don’t get along, they were fighting under the screen door today and I shooed dumdum off again and she scaled the wall into the neighbors yard.  She isn’t interested in food, just playing (maybe fighting) with OC and definitely antagonizing CeeCee.

So cats becomes the blog today, at least I know my friend Katherine is laughing.


Mish Mosh November

Well out of 30 days I managed to blog for 28.  Not bad considering this month started with our removing the tree in the front yard.  Starting a new Ikebana class on the weekends and my friend Katherine in town for a weekend.  A trip out to Palm Springs to see friends.  Going to the Vox Womens Courus concert.  Shopping, planning and cooking for Thanksgiving.  The sudden illness, decline and death of my dad.  Let us not forget about the outside kitty.  Needless to say, the month was packed.  December is shaping up about the same way, perhaps less blogging.


Outside kitty is still there and still outside.  Until we can get her to a vet and be sure she doesn’t have feline leukemia, outside is where she is staying.  She seems to have gotten over her trauma of us trying to cage her a few weeks ago.  She now runs up when I go outside and wants to be petted.  Today she was playing through the bars of the kitty condo and our skittish cat dashed out of the frame when I went to take a picture.

Besides outside kitty still happening so is Thanksgiving, sorta.  I made a Turkey breast today before leaving for work.  On our way out on Thanksgiving night we had very near zero leftovers.  I have been wanting a turkey sandwich all week so I made us a turkey breast for the weekend.  It may actually be better than the one I made on thanksgiving.  The sandwich I made before even taking a photograph was great!



Christmas Kitty

I have missed a couple days of the posting every day in November task.  It has just been too hard this last week to come up with things to blog about.  My mind has been quite preoccupied.    So here is a holiday picture of Cee Cee our kitty.  She was actually quite okay with this hilarity.


Vet Fail

This morning we got up, actually let the outside cat in the house and got pretty full of ourselves that getting her in the kennel wouldn’t be so hard.

What we should have done was put her in it at that very moment.

What really happened was she explored a little while we were getting ready and managed to get out the window into the kitty condo.  Freak out when we tried to wrangle her back into the house to catch her and climbed the side, scooted out under the tarp roof and was gone.

We called and cancelled the appointment and instead I made breakfast and we went out and ran a few errands.

When we got back, she was back so Lori phoned and found two other appointment times.  She would have to take her alone as I would be working but still good.

So 11:15 came around and we went out to get her.  I was sitting on the ground with a towel.  Lori managed to pick her up and we over played the situation and she was gone again.  This time not coming back until both appointment slots were missed and it was dark and dinner time.

So the kitty is still outside.  We realized while catching her she has worms so she can’t be in the house.


Kitten countdown

Tomorrow it is already looking like a busy day AND I get to work from home.

We have a 9:00 a.m. vet appointment for this little thing.

We will find out if she is chipped, and if she is pregnant and probably get all of her shots and maybe have a new cat.

Cee Cee and her talk through the fence and door but we have not had her inside yet so who knows what our skittish cat will think of this.  It looks like she wants to play, but who knows.

If this new kitten is pregnant…. well crap!

After that a friend who is driving through the country with her van and travel trailer will be stopping by.  She is in the area, sleeping in her travel trailer but she is stopping by to visit.  I am hoping my work tomorrow is as slow as my work today!

There is still grocery shopping I wanted to do and dry-cleaning to drop off and pick up.  But honestly most of that can wait until Sunday if needed.

Kitties and sunsets

For the kitty update…  There is a 9:00 a,m. appointment at the vet on Friday.  We will confirm that this little girl is pregnant and by the off chance that she isn’t schedule her to be spayed.

Cee Cee and the outside cat, affectionately being called OC, cause we are so original, seem to be getting along.  At least through the screen door and the grate of the kitty condo.  Today they seemed to be playing, seemed to be because as soon as I got near the window they stopped so I’m not 100% sure,

Not  a lot else going on today.  Gym, car wash and bathroom cleaning before work.  At work since the filing deadline happened before I got in it was slower then it has been for a couple weeks.   I did watch the sunset and checked out the view during my break. Pictures never do the sunset justice. But the light on the golf course was beaurtiful.