The opossum left sometime around noon yesterday I think. Charlie drove me crazy all day wanting to go out there, where, I suppose, he could still pick up the scent.
Charlie would never be a match for a opossum, so I hope they don’t meet up. I’m sure the opossum has teeth. And poor Charlie, nary a one.
Sirens sounded again last night. Everything was fine here. Rained for a short time. I didn’t see anything online about bad weather.
This morning as I sat here drinking my cup of coffee, I looked about me and thought: things are simplified in here. And I like it this way.
In other words, I don’t have so much stuff on tables to move and dust under. I don’t have as much furniture period. I’ve got what I need and a few decorative elements that Ivy doesn’t mess with.
Simple is good.
I guess I didn’t realize how tiresome having all that stuff was. Everything is winnowed down now.
My whole apartment and my closets are easier to deal with. I’ve taken a good bit of clothes and stuff to the Goodwill around the corner.
Not always completely entirely clean, but it’s tidy. Manageable. Maybe it’s getting older, but I’m more appreciative of easy and simple these days.
Nathan was the recipient of my furniture giveaways. One end table I gave him became the base for his snake aquarium. I shudder to think of living with a huge snake.
But he likes it. He says he only has to feed it about every six months. That seems strange.
So he has a dog and a cat and a snake. I’m fine with a dog and a cat myself.
Yesterday after PT I went by the store and picked up some groceries to see me through until next week. I picked up a rotisserie chicken, and the makings of a casserole that I’ve been making for many years.
Now Nathan makes it and he brings me half. You have to boil egg noodles, and I can’t do that here without a stove top. So that’s one of his new dishes.
I made him up a plate of chicken, baked beans, scalloped potatoes and a salad last night and he took it home after having to work overtime. Today he should be bringing me food and if I’m lucky it might last two days.
While I was out yesterday I went by Petsmart to get Ivy another scratching post. I’m lucky she does not scratch my furniture. I saw a furry gray mouse I thought she’d like that was cheap, so I bought it for her.
She’s been dragging that thing around ever since. She goes into the bathtub with it, drags it around from room to room. I’ve never seen a cat that entertains and occupies herself as completely as Ivy does.
She still carries around those red and white checked curtain ties. Remember she found those the first days she was here and she’s had them ever since.
It’s so funny to watch her paw at the curtain tie. And then, inexplicably, she will jump up into the air and shimmy around like a man on a rodeo horse. I still can’t figure out how cats can jump so high in place. A human would have to run to jump like that.
Speaking of Ivy, that reminded me that I haven’t seen her for awhile. Got up and looked for her. She was in between the bedroom blinds and curtains looking outside.
Somehow she delicately gets around those two barriers so she can look outside.
The window film I had Nathan put on the living room window curled so badly that I never even open the blinds or curtains there anymore. He even tried adhesive to save it, to no avail.
I don’t get it. Something about those darned windows.
I think trying to take it off would leave such a mess it’s better to just leave it be.
That’s okay, I can open the front door because I have a storm door and there’s nothing to see out front anyway but the back of the outlet mall and the maintenance shed.
I’d much rather look at my patio. It sure does make up for the front window and then some.
Aren’t those round feathery things on the clematis the clematis seed? If so, do you just clip one off and plant it?
Here Charlie is yesterday begging to go outside to try and find that opossum, poor thing.
Here is one more photo of that cute critter…
Here’s Ivy Lou helping me dry a freshly washed blanket. At least I’m letting her think she is. What she’s really doing is getting cat hair all over it. Oh well.
I’m thinking about taking my camera and going out and about to take photos today. Maybe I’ll head over to Woodward Park and the Rose Garden.