November 18th, 2019

obsessing ridiculously and too frivolous to even make 1st world prob list.

In a rush to get to my lap first, the cats sent my coffee mug flying

The good news:

-There was about a half inch of coffee left.
-I don't ever put stuff - milk, sugar - in my coffee.
-They knocked it over onto the ottoman instead of the keyboard.
-The fabric is microfiber - cleanable.


The obsession is over the watch/tracker business. I read last night that contrary to the version before it and the more expensive tracker, the one I got does not give you a lap count you can see as you swim. You have to get out and sync with your phone to find out how many laps. That's just ridiculous. So I decided to send it back. And get the more expensive one - the Iconic. Which is not as expensive because I found a reconditioned one. It arrives on Wednesday.

But the one I have - Versa 2 - sure is pretty and feels good on my wrist and has a lot of good things going for it. So today, while I'm swimming, I was thinking so why do I care how many laps? It gives me the elapsed time which I can see clearly and easily while I swim. My swims do not vary that much. And, so what if they do? It's not like I'm training for something. What does it matter? Not one bit. Adding the laps is a software fix so it could be added later on.

And then I discovered that Amazon has its holiday return window already set so now, instead of the usual 30 days, to return an item, I have until February 1. So... no hurry to even decide. I can wait until after the operating system upgrade on Dec. 3.

So decision on hold. This is not the end of this ridiculous obsession.

I had the best sleep last night. I feel asleep instantly snuggled by kitties. I woke up once, peed, checked to make sure the cats were still there and they were, and then went right back to sleep until time to get up for the pool. I had the impression that the cats had done the same except... I found Stickie in bed with us. Stickie was in the living room when I went to bed. And... I found the tiny red circle key that is needed to start the treadmill on the floor. It had been tied to the treadmill. Could not have been easy to get and yet... So apparently they were busy.

The Smalls had his last pill this morning. Done and dusted as they say. And Biggie's hair is growing in nicely. Yeah!

No big plans for today... or tomorrow, actually. I got some stuff recommended by the windshield guy so I want to clean my car windows and try it out. I have some sewing I could do. I need some yellow thread so I might just walk up to the fabric store when it opens. This and that and more of this and that. The retiree life.

Tooth or Consequences

My tooth is not having a good day. Not a horrible day. But it's kind of whining. I know I should call the dentist and make an appointment. If it hurts long enough for me to bitch about it here, it's long enough that it's time to go get it fixed. And I could probably get an appointment tomorrow or the next day.

But, then it would mean that I would have to actually go to the dentist. And likely anything she wants to do will involve lots of money and multiple visits. It hurts but not bad enough yet. I am so stupid about all things dental. It's just ridiculous.

xina_gee posted a picture of these wrap things for refrigerator handles. NO MORE fingerprints or sticky spots! Genius. So I went to Amazon where they have a basicillion but none that I liked well enough but they also had measurements so I just made some. And also made one for the microwave.


I used up the last of the velcro strips I had on hand and I needed yellow thread for another project so I went up the street to the fabric store and got both. I also cleaned all the windows on my car. I'm anxious to get it out in the rain so I can see if this stuff really works.

The cats have been busy all day knocking shit over. They are resting now so they will have enough energy to knock more shit over. But who can even be annoyed at these two angels.


They seem to be settling into the food changes and not be so frantic about it all. Biggie still wants his tiny (like a dozen) pile of kibble but he's perfectly happy with that many and The Smalls leaves him to it. We're cruising at 3 pouches each a day. If we can stabilize there, I'll move us to 5.5 cans which will be easier to deal with - as in not so many of them.

I'm watching The Devil Next Door on Netflix. It's really kind of fascinating. I'll be finishing my current audiobook tonight and think I'll start on the new John Grisham. Gotta keep the old lady entertained!

Oh and speaking on entertained... Jeopardy announced a new tournament starting January 7. James Holzhauer, Brad Ritter and Ken Jennings in a round robin style contest. Jeopardy has been getting stale to me but this has me locked in tight. Oh and I just realized that my brother gets here on the 7th. Well, that just got added to the agenda for sure. It will be fun to have someone to watch it with.