We LOVE our kitties. They are the best.
Joel was totally against cats in the beginning. He thought they were weird, creepy, smelly, etc.
Now he loves them too. :)
I don’t know what I would do without these two. I have totally become a cat lady… and if you follow my instagram- you know that. Sorry, I’m not sorry bout it.
The other day they both got pretty sick. I will spare you the gruesome details… but lets just say it required baths and carpet cleaner. We think we might have actually found the culprit and are dealing with it as we speak. The other day we bought some rope for their cat tree that we made. The rope had a pretty strong smell- but we didn’t really think about it. Not long after the rope was put on their tree, they became obsessed with biting it and doing cat stuff… And then not long after that they got sick. :(
Happy to report they are both feeling much better! Thank goodness!
Just in time too, because they will begin toilet training (again). When the boys were kittens we had them almost toilet trained… (Franklin was pretty much there and then Winston punked out and started rebelling by peeing in boxes). We figured that they weren’t ready for it because they were still kinda small so we went back to the litter box. Unfortunately, the litter box is located in our downstairs bathroom connected to Joel’s very small office. Stinky!!!
Joel begged me to try to retrain the cats to use the toilet with Litter Kwitter so I ordered it and we will begin once it arrives. I am excited to see if they will pick it back up again. I sure hope so. :) I love cats- but houses that smell like cats… no bueno.
So…. I quit my job.
Why? … Good Question…. Sometimes I ask myself the same thing.
But seriously- I just came to a point where my job in insurance wasn’t cutting it. The position itself was alright- but the pay (not enough) and benefits (none) were not justifying the 40hrs a wk. Not to mention a traditional job doesn’t mesh well with Joel’s schedule (CRAZY). So we made a family decision to quit. It was a long process and I really agonized over it. I HATE quitting things.
Even though quitting a job in this type of economy seems like the dumbest decision ever… I felt my soul dying. Or, at least several parts of my brain.
And- Here we are! :) It’s been a month since I have been gainfully employed. I have managed to fill most my days with things like volunteering (Emceed for Distinguished Young Woman program in Clarkston), Easter- family visits, and etc. There have been a few days of tv show marathoning as well. (Game of Thrones- had to rewatch season 1… Prison Break, One Tree Hill.)
I am picking up blogging again because I am on a journey. The journey is to find out what I want to DO. What I want to BE. I have been feeling really lousy, uninspired, and a little depressed lately. I miss creative outlets. So, I am going to blog my way through this “in between” as I call it. I want to try new things and find some passions again. Some ideas that have been thrown around include- Learning Joel’s business… (whoa. don’t even get me started on how boring/scary that sounds. I hate software programs and camera paraphernalia.) Or perhaps knitting. I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit. I have already read a few books! That feels good. I also baked my first loaf of bread the other day! whoohoo! Pretty exciting around here, I know.
It’s not much but it’s a start. I try to set mini-goals every week and if they get accomplished that’s good enough for me. Goals this week: Eat at a few of Seattle’s top restaurants because it’s restaurant week. Go for a few walks.
Happy to report we ate at Poppy last night and we have reservations for Rover’s on Thursday. AND, I went with Joel for a walk around Greenlake today. Kickin’ ass this week. What can I say. :)