I took this photo Friday from bed.  CeeCee (a name she does not acknowledge) was lounging outside in the sun and I was reading before getting ready for work.  Soon after the sun moved and she came and crawled into bed with her warm soft fur against my feet.  It was very sweet.

Yesterday wasn’t as peaceful of a day for her.  It was annual shot day.  The appointment was for 9:00 a.m.  Lori woke me to see if I was going with, so up I got and got dressed….then it was cat wrangling time.  Picking her up is easy, especially if you’re comparing to her arrival a year ago.  But with the first failed attempt to get her in the carrier it was hide and seek.

Under the bed, back and forth I finally got her and then my failed attempt.  I almost got her in when all four legs spread out and she wiggled her way out of my hands and was off.  Then we couldn’t find her.  We were sure she went in the bedroom and it is not a large house.  Checked the bathroom and shut that room off.  Checking the office and our closets and then I detected her little body back in the bed where she warmed my feet the day before.  I got her out, wrapped her in a towel and got her in the carrier.  We got to the vet, shots done and actually on our way back home and it wasn’t even 9:00 yet.

She slept all day and kind of gave us the cold shoulder.  She didn’t sleep on the bed, but instead on her cat tree in the living room.  She did come have me pet her a little when I had to get up at 1am because some work came in.  I think she just wasn’t feeling week from the shots and the trauma.

Today she was playing with her toys again and the yearly affair seems to be over.

Hello Blog

Hello Blog, you are boring and stupid lately.  There are so many photos in my phone for blog ideas and they are all buried in between sweet baby photos.  So to rid myself of them I’m dumping them in here.  Now to create a rambling, disjointed, completely random blog post.

Lori and I found a new theatre.  In fact it has been open for a while, about 4 miles from the house.  It is just we had not made it to a movie yet this year……yep, year.  However we did go and see Florence Foster Jenkins.  Now Meryl Streep was a fabulous as Meryl Streep always is.  She was authentic and played Florence as a brave and generous artist with a love of music.  But I would have to say that Simon Helbergs portrayal of Coseme’ McMoon made me the happiest.  I had to go look up and sure enough he played all the piano himself as that is one of his many skills.  His reactions to Florence were spot on!  Beautiful.

But wait….this blog is about the photos in my phone. So back to this new theatre, it has assigned seats!  Seriously.  So that could be both good and bad right.  You don’t have to be in a rush, however if you don’t like who is around you there isn’t much of an option.  But these are the seats!!!  They were two recliners to a set, large seats, cupholders where there is no question as to whose see it belongs to and the matinee was only $7 each!


There are also a couple of pictures of Cee Cee outside in her Kitty Condo.  These were a few weeks ago when we were getting ready to leave one morning.

You can see Cee Cee in the bottom of the photo and the visitor just kind of blended into the gravel.  It startled me when I was getting dressed, but stayed long enough for me to get the photo before going over the fence.

Speaking of Cee Cee, this is where she insists on sleeping every day. Every Day. Yep, Every Day.

In the Saving the best photo for last category….  My darling friend Katherine took this photo while in Europe this Summer.  Had it printed and framed and shipped it to me.  Surprise.

It is beautiful and we made room for it in the living room.  It was hard to get a photo as it was showing my reflection or weird lighting reflection.  But trust me it is gorgeous.


Luckiest Kitten

We bought a kennel, put it together, set it next to the bedroom window and then used bolt cutters to make a hole next to the window.

A sliding screen inside allows us to close off her access when we are not home.

It took her a day to even try to go out there.  She was in and out several times, always coming back in and making sure we were still here.

She is ignoring it today, or hasn’t noticed that I opened the screen back up this morning.


I’m sure your excited for another tile update…..

The next tile update (after this one) will be my last.  We hope to finish up this weekend (realistically Monday to put the house all back together) and then I can post complete photos.

Yesterday we took out carpet from the living room and Lori layed down about 4 rows while I was at work.  Today we put another 12 rows into the living room before I had to get ready for work.

Currently to get to the bedroom/bathroom from the kitchen we have to go out the back door, around the house and in the front door and walk on the tiles Lori put down yesterday.  Good Times right there!

By tomorrow these will be set and we can move the living room furniture onto it and finish putting down the tile, we should be able by then to step from the kitchen onto the tiles set today.

As you can see the kitten is perfectly happy sleeping on her cat tree as we move furniture and make tons of noise.  She has clearly acclimated.



Tile/Hall Update

The hall has been tiled in three stages.  Sunday we pulled the carpet, carpet tack board, pulled the baseboards, removed the closet door and got ready to tile.

Lori tiled the first couple of rows on Monday.  On Tuesday we tiled four more rows, and then we stepped over it for a day.  Today Lori finished the closet and the rows right in front of the bathroom door.  We will have to step from the last row yesterday into the bathroom until tomorrow. (I haven’t even see it yet as she obliged me with photos when I asked)

You will notice she also tiled Cee Cee’s kitty box cupboard.  In a small house you have to figure out a way to stash the box without it being right under your nose literally.

All of this still needs grout and to re-install the baseboards and finish up but is all of the above in photos….

Next Project

So for our next project, and no we are not done with the current project is to build an outdoor kitty house so the new kitty which we are currently calling Cee Cee can go in and out of the bedroom window.  She will be able to lay in the sun or skitter at the massive amount of humming birds in the back yard or just let in more darn crickets.

I still have some upcoming posts about the tiling as we are half way through the hallway and still have the living room left. In the hallway we have to work in parts so we can step over the setting tiles and then the following day use them to step on as we careen over others.  We set a good part of it today and the tiling portion of the hall should be done tomorrow and then we just have to grout it and put the baseboards back.

However last week I drew (like with a darn pen and paper) up the kitty patio jotting down the measurements and brought it home.  Tonight my darling drew it up in Autocad and sent me the drawing!!  It couldn’t match what was in my head or paper any better.  She even measured the exterior wall, the window and the water heater so it is a true representation.


3am mewing

I heard some scurrying about 3 in the morning.  Pretty sure I heard the litter box but I didn’t get up to confirm because I didn’t want to scare her.  There was some light mewing that started after that and I could hear her moving around.

At about 5 am I woke Lori and she mewed back and forth with her for a while and went and laid on the floor and talked to her.  The kitty ran behind the toilet and then into the bedroom and behind the bookshelf.

At a more reasonable hour this morning Lori reached in behind the curtain and petted her. She let off a motor full of purring and after a few minutes ran off behind the shelf again, only to come back behind the curtain a little while later.IMG_3001