January 3rd, 2020

Sleepin' in

I did.The cats woke me in time to go swimming but we discussed it and decided to go back to sleep which we did. Not for long but it was pretty delicious nonetheless. One of the very many joys of retirement is the utter lack of stress around sleeping. I usually fall asleep in seconds but if I don't, hey, no biggie. I almost always enjoy lying there in the dark just relaxing. And no stress about waking up. I love to swim so getting up to go to the pool is not a chore. BUT, I'm getting more and more relaxed about that. New rule mostly is if I want to go swimming, I will, if I don't I won't.

Retired rules made by me and voted on by two cats whose votes don't count. It's a great set up.

Today's big agenda, of course, is Costco. Prescriptions and other Costco stuff. I'll probably go at 10. I need some non Costco stuff so I might stop off at Grocery Outlet.

Big day! ha. I have a couple of tops I'm thinking about making but I don't really need any more tops so no urgency. I might just put it all off until after my brother's visit. I have TV to watch and knitting to do and other fascinating old lady shit. I b cool.

After a very busy early morning of chasing and fighting and running and attacking and knocking shit over, the boys are napping. As usual, Biggie is beside me with his little snoring noises that are just so adorable. The Smalls after eating the world's biggest breakfast, is asleep in the former toy bin.

I have their food now on Amazon's Subscribe and Save except the next delivery is not for a week and I don't have enough to last until then. I feel like I order cat food on Amazon every day.I think I'm getting a handle on how much of what and when but I'm sure not there yet. Also, turns out there are a million ways that these two can say No Fucking Way to pate. Chunks in gravy, yes. Pate? Are you kidding me???

I was just over in Flickr trying to decide how, if at all, I should organize photos and found this from two days after they moved in here.

Biggie and the smalls

Why can't everyone be more like me??

I want to order dinner to be delivered. The problem is that it is 2:30 and I don't want it delivered til maybe 5:30 or 6. But, delivery places make you wait until 30-45 minutes before you want it to place your order. By then I'm starving and I'll just fix something myself, fuck it. I want to order it now.

Do they know how much of my money they are missing???? I know everyone would rather do it their way but I think there should be more people like me.

I did go to Costco. It opens at 10. I drove up at 9:45 because I thought there would be more traffic. The parking lot was not full but I've seen fewer cars in it on random weekday mornings in the past. The doors were not open. There was a crowd waiting to get in. It was going to be hell.

Except. It was not at all. There was no line at the pharmacy. The aisles were not at all crowded. There was no waiting at all at the self checkout line. Bim bam boom.

And then I saw it... The line at customer service was out the door and half way to Tacoma. Returns. Of course. Silly me. Oh well. I got my stuff, I was happy.

One of the 'stuff' I got was an electric throw. I don't love it. But I hate it less than I expected. The color choices sucked. There was a very ugly gray and an oh so boring beige and this blue one. I figured the cats and I could share it. It could be their tuffet when needed and I could toss it over my lap when needed and we'd be cozy and warm. I bought it even though I didn't like it knowing I could get in the back of that return line if I really really hated it.


I wish it was a better color print, but I actually don't hate it. I don't think. One of the projects for when my brother is here is to rethink this whole living room arrangement. I like everything that is here and plan to keep it but I might want it rearranged and set up differently. Electric blanket included.

Oh wait, look who's giving it a test drive...


The house is in good shape - organize-wise. I feel in good shape - organize-wise. I like that.

Ha ok, we have a full test in motion... Plenty of room... and I don't even have it turned on yet...


Time to knit.