December 5th, 2019

Sleeping in

Last Thursday, I disabled my Thursday alarm because the pool didn't open til 8. Turns out, I did not re-enable. I woke up this morning at 4:51. LATE!! I actually walked into the gym just at the end of the first wave but I got poked about being late by more than a couple regulars. I told them I had slept in.

As it was, turned out I had the pool entirely to myself for the first 30 minutes. It was weird. It's been so busy lately. My swim was great. One of the fastest I'd ever done. I think I was still rushing from when I shot out of bed. That's two mornings now when the cats did not bug me to get up. This morning they woke up at 3 and scurried around a bit and I went back to sleep. When I did wake up they were both in heavy z's scrunched up next to me.

ahhhh just now I got up to get more coffee and see that they have wiped the front hall credenza of everything and, once again, broken the lamp that sits there. They still are 95% kittens. They are 9 months old as of next Tuesday. They have been here 5 months as of this past Tuesday.

I had planned to take them to the vets today. Biggie needs his leukemia vaccine booster. But, then I remembered the new vet office - the one that is way handier than the one I've been going to - is closed on Thursdays. Oh well. Tomorrow is fine.

Anyway today is dryer inspection day. They come in and look at the dryer vent and make sure it's working properly. The HOA does this every other year. On alternate years they come in and check the fireplace.

Other than that, nothing is on tap for today. Just the normal stuff. Picking up stuff the cats knock over... maybe some laundry.

Ready, set, DISTROY!!!!

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We can all rest easy now...

I decided to hoof it over to China town for cat toys and lunch.

Daiso had FIVE! Stickies. Of course, now they have none.

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(They actually had a few pink ones, but I didn't want to chance it with a color change.)

Of course, both boys were waiting by the door when I got home. I did not want Biggie to see what I had or where I hid them... My nice, long, scarf did the trick. I need to remember to go liberate the scarf when he's napping.

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Also, great lunch at the Thai food counter. Also, Uwajimaya had Cosmic Crisp which are all the rage right now. I got three. Not too many to carry and enough to get a good idea of what they are like. Supposedly they will only be available for a few weeks.

My Fitbit finally got the update but now the service is slow so I'm letting it rest before I dig in. Plus, I just heard a crash at the other end of the house. Better go see what that was.

Cosmic Crisp

Ok, I sliced one up and tried it.

It's way more tart than I like. (I like a really sweet apple.) It's very juicy. It's crisp.

I put slices in the plastic bag in the fridge. Will monitor for how well they fare.

I don't think it's going to be my favorite. But, I do have some carmel dip and I will try it with that for dessert tonight.

nailed it

So. I have a long credenza by the front door. It serves as a boundary for the foyer, a place to put stuff come in and and of the condo and storage. It has a table runner, a small basket (sunglasses, etc) and a lamp.

The cats believe this is a runway as in launch pad. The basket is a no brainer for them to knock off. The table runner has only come all the way off once - mostly it just gets bunched up. But, the lamp - an elcheapo from IKEA - gets knocked off several times a day and the part that supports the bulb pops out and I know, I will not be home and they will knock that onto fabric or curtains or the carpet and start a fire.

I looked for lamps that would work there that I could hang on the wall. I didn't find any that I liked. And then I had a thought...

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I nailed the damn thing to the wall! I like it! And... it has not been knocked off since. I feel like I won one.