I had all these wonderful photos to show you. I took quite a few this morning and some yesterday afternoon. But…I went to download them and realized that the memory card was still in the laptop, not the camera.
I was so disappointed. I had some great ones where Charlie was peeking out of a pile of blankets. And many of Ivy too.
Note to self: Make sure the memory card is in the camera before you start taking pictures!
So I had to start all over again.
Yesterday I cleaned the apartment. I’ve found that Ivy is scared of two things: the handheld Dyson vacuum I use. And Andrew.
I don’t often pull the full sized vacuum out when I clean. It’s easier and quicker to just go around with my handheld vacuum and scoop up whatever might be on the floor. Lately I’ve been using a Swiffer to mop.
Those Swiffer floor pads aren’t exactly cheap. But using them means I don’t have to squeeze water from a mop, which hurts my arthritic hands.
This morning Ivy’s pumpkin stem somehow got broken. And just to show you how much I love that cat, I twisted another one off a gourd so she could have it.
And you know how much I love the look of the stems on the pumpkins and gourds!
Yesterday she either got the stem in their water bowl, or she was knocking into the bowl trying to get the stem out from underneath. Which ever it was, she made a big mess.
She will stare at the mess, as though she wonders how it got there. And look a bit perplexed.
It is so funny to watch her playing with her stem or whatever she’s chosen at the moment. She will lower her body close to the floor. Her body will quiver in anticipation, as though she is a cougar in the wild.
Then she will fly across the floor to pounce on the toy.
I guess you can’t take the jungle out of the cat.
She loves the windows of course, where she can see a whole other world outside this apartment.
She never tries to go out when I open the door though, thank goodness. Not yet anyway. I try hard to keep an eye out for that possibility.
When Charlie gets tired of her pawing at him or jumping over him, he will snap at her. Of course he only has two teeth, and those are in the back, so he’s not going to bite her.
She can’t figure out why won’t he play with her. But then she’s off to play somewhere else.
So far nothing has gotten broken. I’m sure that will happen eventually, the way she jumps and pounces. I’m having to take this into consideration when I put things out.
I started reading a new book last night. I haven’t been doing as many book reviews. Just too much going on I guess.
This book is another Jane Harper book, the Australian author. This is her third book, and I’ve read them all.
When I start one of her books, I have to adapt my mind to the differences in Australian culture and weather and the “hello mate” her characters say in greeting. But once I do, I really enjoy her plot lines.
All is quiet right now. I wonder if that’s good or bad. Either Ivy is tired and resting somewhere, or she’s into something. Charlie is next to me sleeping.
I’ve now talked quite a few times to the new neighbor. She seems really nice.
I’ve given her peppers from the patio garden. And when she’s needed nails or a paint brush and in conversation tells me she’s fixing to go to the store to fetch them, I’ve told her not to bother, that I have plenty.
I cleaned out all my fall decor over the weekend and she picked out a few fake pumpkins for herself. I took the rest down to the dumpster and set them outside on the ground so anyone could take what they wanted.
I need the storage space. We don’t have utility or linen closets, so my bedding has to go in drawers. Storage space is at a premium.
Things that are used only a month or so a year is at the top of my list to think about doing away with.
So far I haven’t gone through the Christmas stuff, but I will in a few months.
I’m storing extra stuff in the kitchen cabinets and I’m going to take some of that stuff to the animal rescue thrift shop. It is a worthy cause and I’m not using those things anyway.
I’d better see what that cat is up to. Things have been a little too quiet for too long.