I just got back from dropping Charlie off at the groomers and then I went to Trader Joe’s. I love their variety of little pumpkins and gourds there. And they’re priced just right too.
So I had to get some of those, since I’m trying to decorate with a “more natural” touch now.
I plan to do the same at Christmas. Use items from nature and simple decor. I am challenging myself to see what I can come up with.
I doubt I’ll bring a tree out, as Ivy would be on that in a heartbeat. I’ve even toyed with the idea of giving them away. But I’ll keep them in the bag at the top of the closet for now.
Christmas trees and cats just do not mix.
Every time I go into a store I see aisles and aisles of Christmas stuff. It’s really gotten kind of overwhelming to the senses.
I used to be attracted to all that stuff. But somewhere along the way that has changed.
I’ve cleaned out both closets and given lots of stuff away. From now on I’ll donate to the animal rescue thrift shop to benefit the animals.
I certainly like that I can walk in my closet and see organized or mostly organized shelves.
Ivy is peacefully sleeping right now. But she sure had herself some fun while I was gone this morning.
I try hard to put folded up paper towels and such between books or somewhere I don’t think she can find them.
But she usually does. Little Miss Ivy Lou is very clever and doesn’t miss a thing.
She gets a lot of exercise on her cat tree. And by running like the devil is after her from one end of this apartment to the other.
Yesterday Charlie started walking down the hall where Ivy was, and I saw her jump straight up into the air about three feet.
How on earth do they do that? She was standing still and just went straight up like a rocket.
I noticed that there are two brave passion vine flowers blooming. It was pretty cold last night, so most everything will go dormant soon.
I need to bring my hose inside. Not sure where I’ll store it.
I’ll be going to pick up Charlie in a bit and then I’m in for the day.
Just last week I was wearing shorts. And today I’m wearing pants and a long sleeved shirt and socks.
Weather is very mercurial around here.
I’m so pleased with the way Ivy has meshed right into our little family. I need not have worried about adopting. Because Ivy is very adaptable. Very loving and secure.
And of course she has me wrapped around her little paw.