Friday, December 18, 2009


As you know, today is my first real day off after the insanely chaotic last four weeks - yes I did have weekends during those four weeks, but I had to work two Saturdays out of the four and during the remaining two Saturdays and four Sundays, I was so drained and we had so much other stuff to do it didn't feel like time off (when you're compelled to have a four-hour nap every Sunday afternoon, chances are you've been too damn busy!)

Anyway, last night I made up a whole list of things I wanted to accomplish today. So this morning I got up at the crack of 11 a.m. (shhhh - I am a notorious sleep-in-a-holic and the past four weeks of getting up every morning before 8 a.m. have killed me!)

Well, actually I was awake at 8 a.m. when Dave crawled out of our nice warm cocoon of blankets and let all the cold in. Then again at 9 a.m. when he kissed me good-bye and left for work. Then again at 10 a.m. when Rocky decided I'd slept long enough and decided the best way to wake me up was to jump on Peno and make her scream to high heaven - but I finally crawled out of bed at 11 a.m.... Tux was not amused... in fact he's still up there.

I got the downstairs tidied up - I've yet to mop, but I really have to at some point today. My kitchen is covered with 50-year-old linoleum that looks dirty no matter how much you mop it, so normally I don't. But now it's gotten beyond dirty and has entered a "flop-house" level of filth.

Rocky is absolutely thrilled that I am finally home to pay attention to him. He's not one of those cats who has to be pet all the time, but he likes to be involved in whatever you are doing.
So, he helped me sign all the December birthday cards:He helped me wrap all the birthday and Christmas presents:
And, he gets really "paws-on" with the helping:But all this stimulation and attention was a little too much for him, so he's found a nice quiet place to nap for a little while:
Now it's 2:30 and I know I'm not going to accomplish everything on my list - but there are three things I really need to do:
1) Mop that darn kitchen floor
2) Cole's GTO quilt - at the very least, I want to get the top pieced and the layers pinned together. I can do the quilting and the binding on Sunday if I have to. I'm still undecided whether to quilt it or just do ties. Ties are easier, but I'd really like to practice some machine quilting before I tackle my own quilt.
3) Clean the fish tank - it's almost as neglected as my floors and my angel fish have been giving me the stink-eye for weeks!

One plus is that Dave is going to the cottage tonight so I don't have to worry about having to make dinner for him and I have the evening all to myself to accomplish whatever I can. He says he may stay all weekend so that would give me Saturday night and all Sunday too.. but I'm not counting on it... $10 bucks he misses me and shows up Saturday night or Sunday morning.


Amy and The House of Cats said...

Doesn't it stink that even when you have time off there is still so much to do - I have that every time I get any extra time off. And boy, do I know about kitties wanting you to get up - Virgil has been know to literally grab my hand or arm and try to pull me (it doesn't work but the teeth still hurt). Cats just don't understand sleeping in by their humans.

I hope you have a good and not too frantic weekend!

Knitting Linguist said...

I won't take that bet. But I do know about that feeling of overwhelmed exhaustion! If I can make it through this weekend, things should start to get better. I might even have time for a nap (imagine!). I'll think of you tomorrow morning at 4:30 am when I'm up and driving to my next work meeting...

lexa said...

One of our fish tanks is in desparate need of a change. Maybe tomorrow. My kitchen floor needs mopping, too. My excuse is I used my only mop head to clean up sewer skank in the basement. I won't use that one upstairs again!

The dogs have been trying to help me gift wrap. I think I'll have to lock myself in my room one night and do my wrapping so dogs, cats, and kids will not be in the way!