Reading… Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, The Gifts of Imperfection

Watching (on TV)… Outlander, American Horror Story (starting from the beginning).

Watching (movies)… Thor: Ragnorak – It did not disappoint.  I have so much love for these movies.

Playing… Cat Quest, Life is Strange, Gone Home, Stardew Valley

Listening to… My Little Pony : Rainbow Rocks and Christmas songs. Phoebe is obsessed with the first and learning a bunch of the second.

Drinking… Coffee, wine, beer, Salted Caramel Crown Royale with cider, Rumchata

Eating… Lotsa protein

Planning… What pies to make for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas.  I don’t like to do the same for both. Haha!

Wearing… A hat!  I finally found the perfect one!

Adjusting… To taking care of a cat with diabetes. He has improved so much, though!!!

Trying… To be more productive. The To-Do List is long, the motivation is lacking.

Looking forward to… The holidays! I love the lights and spending extra time with friends and family.

Enjoying… That Phoebe is asking for her dad more than me lately. Haha!

Disliking… When Phoebe won’t go to bed for me and demands Josh’s presence – when he can’t be there.

Feeling… Excited, cold, energized, grateful, nostalgic, happy, slightly anxious, mostly joyful.

A Return of Sorts…

I can’t really be sure who all reads this little blog, but if you do, it’s probably obvious I’ve been away.  Sometimes you just need a break and I’ve been busy and had a lot going on and this blog has fallen lower on my list of priorities than everything else.  It probably will continue to remain there until the new year, is my guess.

One of the biggest happenings of late has been with Uzi.  Ultimately he was diagnosed with diabetes, so we’ve been adjusting.

I am so glad that’s all it is, though. I was legitimately concerned we were going to lose him, but he was one hearty cat, and so loved.  Phoebe even decided to be Uzi for Halloween.

When all is said and done, the changes haven’t been too severe.  We moved a litter box upstairs to be closer to him as he regained his strength (alas, we discovered after the cats had basically destroyed the carpet in Phoebe’s room with pee, which really doesn’t take much – long story, but I think it will need to be replaced because we can’t leave the door open and I’ve tried so many things.  I’ve got one last cleaner on the way, but if that doesn’t work, we’re just going to have to tear it all up).  The injections are going well. I give him two a day and we’ve adjusted feedings.  He is gaining weight again (!!!) and is slowly returning to being our Uzi.  He has much less patience for Vega, however.

She is a fairly large turd, let’s just face it.  I heard Uzi growl for the first time in years, however, when he wasn’t in the mood to deal with her shenanigans.  I do also have to guard him while he has his evening meal.  I give the other cats a mini meal, but they go after his, and quite frankly the girls do NOT need to put on any more weight.

So, needless to say things have been a little crazy and that’s just the tip of the ice berg.  I’m sure I’ll check in now and then, but in the meantime I’m working on reaching my reading goal for the year, doing some gaming, and really just trying to relax.

Happy Hump Day!

Turning 35

Tomorrow I turn 35.  The end.

It’s not exactly a milestone year, but it has definitely been on my mind and as I get closer to 40 (!!!!) it makes me get a little existential and if I’m not careful can lead to a certain amount of anxiety.  No one really wants to think about their mortality, do they?  While I’m not on my deathbed by any means and I’m not having a mid-life crisis… exactly, I am certainly becoming more aware that my time on earth is finite and I have not reached my fullest potential and while I may not know what that is… the clock is ticking. How much more time do I spend just casually strolling through my life?  I feel like I’m window shopping and I keep looking at all these amazing items in store windows and either lusting over them or telling myself that I can’t have them because of reason a, b or c.  I am excellent at making excuses and hiding behind fear and quite frankly I feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time. Not all of it, of course!  I’m just becoming more aware that I’ve spent a lot of time walking away from the edge rather than just leaping and putting faith in the universe/my abilities.  So… 35 is going to be different. Lots of changes… I hope in store.

Okay, enough of that. Here is a picture of a lamp I bought recently.

Who knew a little table lamp would make such a big difference in our living room?  I can even read on the couch at night again!  Ha!  Finally an impulse Target buy that was truly really worthwhile.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Our Little Star

Thanks to Facebook and Timehop, I realized that this week marks two years of Vega being a part of our crazy family.  I can’t not acknowledge the momentous occasion, now can I?  Especially not after she has been repeatedly waking up each night to give me a very thorough bath.  I appreciate the attention, but couldn’t she just lay on my chest/head/etc. without the bathing part?

Like most young cats, she is into everything and loves to rub her face on anything she comes into contact with when she isn’t verifying that gravity still works by periodically testing the theory knocking items off of whatever she pleases.

She is obsessed with Bowser and can often be found near his enclosure. I’m sure she just wants to be his friend and she hasn’t once thought about chasing him and murdering him.

She is my shadow and while we are still working on her relationship with the kids, I don’t mind if she likes me best. Ha!  She has been warming up a lot more to Josh and is getting better about other people, so progress is good. I catch Uzi playing with her now and then and while she can be a pest at times, that moment of spontaneity (adopting her) was one my best.

Week In Review – Almost 35

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

Once again, it’s time for another week in review!  Can’t say much has changed this week, though.  We did, however, get some fresh air and accomplished a few things that really did need doing.  I treated myself to a little early birthday present as well.

  • My week started off with computer updates… lengthy computer updates.  It was also a week of Wonder Woman!

  • Enzo has been keeping up to date with what he’s been learning in school (which I love!)  We’re still working on remembering which way some numbers go, but he’s doing great.

  • The pets have all been rather snuggly/needy this weekend.  Almost every morning Uzi has wanted to climb up on my shoulders when I’m trying to get ready for work, Vega has followed me everywhere, and even Ziggy has been more clingy and talkative than usual.  Heck, even Bowser has been wanting to be out and held lately!

  • Got some housework done, despite everything being so hot and humid. I’m not a fan of doing housework when it’s sweltering.  Vega once again being the great helper that she is.

  • So glad we made the most of one really nice evening this week with a family walk.

  • This week was one with lots of interesting clothing choices for the kids. Haha!  My favorite was how we forgot picture day was on Thursday, however, and Enzo decorated himself in the car ride to school. Oh Boy.

  • My treat to myself was a nose piercing. I’ve thought of getting one for years and finally just went ahead and did it.

  • Phoebe and I did some shopping, the boys gamed and we watched football, and there you have it.

Happy Monday everyone!