I don’t know what the weather is in your neck of the woods. But we have very cold weather here in Tulsa.
A few days ago it was hot and now it’s gone all the way in the other direction. This morning it is 16 degrees as I write this post. And the weather report online says it feels like it’s 2 degrees.
Ivy is watching what’s going on outside on the patio. She likes to watch the squirrels run along the fence.
Gracie’s Climbing Phase:
Gracie is all over the place. She is in a climbing phase right now.
I’ve got boxes and all kinds of stuff on the floor preparing for the move. And she winds and climbs through all these things.
I fear she will knock over a small lamp on my desk. If I had anywhere safe to move it, I would. But I look around me and there’s just chaos galore.
I will hear a crash and rush to see what on earth she’s toppled over.
The other day it was the toilet brush in its ceramic holder. Thankfully it didn’t break into pieces, just broke off a piece at the top.
I have scooted it against the wall behind the toilet to keep it safer. There are no keeping things totally safe from a prowling kitty cat.
Ivy Seems Needier Lately:
Ivy is acting needier lately, and I’m trying to give her lots and lots of attention.
For the last two nights, while I’m in bed reading, around 9 to 10 p.m., I heard her start to meow. I looked up and she had one of those red and white curtain tie-backs hanging from her mouth.
I don’t know what the fascination is with those curtain tie-backs. But she’s been carrying them around since she came to live here over 3 years ago.
I pick them up occasionally and put them in their red Rubbermaid toy box. (Actually, it’s just a Rubbermaid tub like one would use for washing dishes.)
Packing To Move:
I haven’t really packed all that much yet. There’s no place to put any more boxes. Many are lying around empty. Some have seasonal items inside.
I have a friend, Teri, who lives just outside Tulsa who reads my blog. She called me when she first found out I was moving and offered to help pack things up.
Oh, do I need help! So yes I took her up on her nice offer.
With my ankle slowing me down and keeping me from lifting much, I really needed that phone call. I’m so grateful to her for offering to help me.
Teri came and picked up all my house plants early on and took them to her house to get them out of the way. And thankfully, she has a great big pickup that will come in mighty handy.
Since there’s really no room to do much inside my apartment, she’s planning on coming over and helping to pack everything up in a few weeks. I’m nervous that we’re waiting kind of last minute, but Teri says we can get it done.
I have been decluttering and throwing things away. It’s amazing what one can acquire in 8 years.
I get the apartment keys on January 25, then the moving truck comes on the 26th. And I have until the end of January to get everything transferred to the other place.
I sure don’t look forward to all this when my ankle is giving me grief, but move I shall, one way or the other. You may recall that I moved here in my walking boot 8 years ago, and I’ll probably be wearing it for this move as well.
Getting My Car Checked Out:
I took my Pathfinder in to be checked out and have a few things done this past week.
There was a light that stayed on that indicated my tires were low. So I got that fixed. It makes me nervous when lights are on and I don’t know if the tires are low or not.
They checked my brakes. I’ve only had one end (front or back I can’t recall) replaced. the guy who worked on it said I still didn’t need the other end done yet.
It’s an old car (2006) and I bought it with 500 miles on it back in Texas. I’ve put 55,000 miles on it.
I only live about 3-4 blocks from there, so they had a guy drop me off at home. Then after they were through with my car he came back and picked me up.
So that’s one box that can be checked off the list of things to be done.