Outside Kitty

So this is happening now.

This cat has been around our yard for months literally.  I think I have photos of her, no wait I just went and found the post from August of 2016.  This kitty has been around our yard for OVER a year.

Her paw prints are all over the windowsill in the front of the house were she stares in the window at CeeCee.

She usually runs and jumps over the fence when I get to near her by accident.  I have repeatedly tried to show her to Lori, who miraculously had only gotten glimpses of her, until, today!

Lori headed out to the garage and ran right into the kitty.  Not thirty minutes later, the kitty had a bowl of water, a bowl of kibble and had already had a nice hearty wet cat food lunch.

Now there is a moving blanket in the Oasis for her to curl up on, granted I take responsibility for that.

But the outdoor kitty and the indoor kitty were checking each other out.  CeeCee has been perfectly fine with this kitty until her human started talking to, petting and feeding it.

I’m starting a pool on when the kitty actually gets let into the house.  Any takers?



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.


Visitors; movie; play; broken truck and fixed kitten

It has been a very busy couple of weeks.  The blog has been in the back of my mind, but that is all.  Yesterday I received an email from a dear friend checking in and also from a blog reader I do not know “hoping all was well” because I hadn’t blogged in a while.

We have had company two weekends in a row.  Katherine was here a couple weeks ago.  We had a lovely visit that included a nice walk at Eldorado Nature park and we went to see the movie Joy.

My sister was down this last weekend for my nieces birthday.  We all went out to dinner and to see the play Twelve Angry Jurors at the local theater.  We also went to the baby store and ooh and awed over all the tiny baby clothes…I had to buy a handful and this little girl is going to be so darn cute.

In between the two visitors I actually only worked one job, in fact I am down to about two hours a week on Monday mornings to answer all the questions from the previous week.  Todays two hours was to cover the last couple weeks.  I still had time between jobs to swing into Trader Joes and get enough groceries to get through the week because like blogging, grocery shopping hadn’t happened since before Katherine arrived.

Even though I only worked one job, last week we also had to take the truck in on Monday morning as the alternator light came on.  They expected it would be done on Wednesday, which pushed then Thursday pushed and Friday they gave Lori a rental car.  She picked up my sister in it and it worked out that we were able to fit all of us in it for the weekend.  We do not yet have an eta.

We were down to one car for the week and also had to get the kitten fixed.  We got home from dropping Katherine off at the airport a week ago and she was in heat!  So we took her in Thursday and picked her up on Friday.  In the mean time Lori was stuck at home with no car prepping for the upcoming school semester and moving more of our never ending gravel pile.

Now that I have caught up on the last ten days I can move forward and blog about more/less interesting things.  Fun topics to bore you with:

  • Financial Planning
  • Trust and Will making (a fun event for the adult types out there)
  • Saving for retirement
  • Selling of my house
  • The endless attempt to get back to the gym

I wish they were more exciting but I can’t even think up a more exciting thing to put in as an example.  Yawn.  As you can see from my list of very grown up things on my task list and so instead here are some really cute baby clothes for my great niece.

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The month is over.  With this post I managed to blog everyday for NoBloPoMo.  Granted there were much more important things going on in the world this month.  So much that has left me utterly sad.

With Paris, Beirut and last weeks Planned Parenthood shootings it feels a bit self indulgent to write about things like gardening, marathons and the new kitten.

Hoping for a brighter December.