It is rain and shadows this morning along with rumbling thunder. The thunder reverberates and is nearly indistinct in the background, then rises to a crescendo.
I’m drinking my one cup of decaf in my red mug after having breakfast.
First I feed the cats. Ivy seems to have the skill of knowing what time it is. She doesn’t fuss, just jumps up on my bed and walks around me.
This morning when I fed them, Gracie tried to nudge herself into Ivy’s bowl.
Vickie, the woman who brought Gracie to me, told me what kind of wet cat food Gracie eats. So I ordered two boxes of it from Amazon.
Ivy, on the other hand, likes the same brand of food but eats the adult version. Then a week ago she decided she didn’t like her food anymore. So I ordered gravy instead of pate for her. She’s gone back and forth in her likes and dislikes for the texture.
Then Gracie decided she liked Ivy’s gravy version better.
I was surprised that Ivy didn’t swipe at her over the all important wet food meal. Gracie leaned in to Ivy’s bowl until I picked her up and took her back to the bedroom to eat her own food.
I’ve got everything for the two of them separated for now until they’re more accustomed to one another.
Actually that was only the second time I picked Gracie up. The first time was early on last week and she hid under the bed for 24 hours.
My daughters came over for lunch yesterday.
I ordered Chinese food and Kasi picked it up on her way over here. We typically try to have lunch twice a month here, whereas before the pandemic we met at restaurants.
Kendra seems to be feeling better about her decision to get a loan for the duplex to fix up and rent, while at the same time getting a loan for her own home.
She’s still a little apprehensive about taking on two more loans, since she pays other mortgages. But she seems more comfortable with her decision.
My son-in-law, who has several degrees in business, told her she was making good investments, especially due to both their locations in town.
Kendra had wanted more rental property and a duplex cost less than two separate houses, and will get her about the same income in that area of town.
Ivy and Gracie seem more playful with one another, which makes me quite happy. I think Ivy will enjoy having Gracie as a playmate as time goes on.
Gracie does something really cute. When I’m in bed reading a book at night, Gracie will often climb up on the bed and lay next to me, then put her little head on my shoulder. It is so sweet!
I see that Ivy is asleep up on the tall cupboard in front of the living room window. And Gracie is asleep somewhere in the bedroom.
Yesterday I noticed that Gracie, who can’t yet stretch herself up to the height of the cupboard, managed to jump up there a few times anyway.
The ceiling fan is on in the dining room because of the heightened humidity. Which makes the blue and green chimes tinkle and make their own kind of music.
After I do some blog work I may just settle in for a rainy day and read a book. What do you have on your own agenda for the weekend?
I know I usually publish New & Notables today. But I’ll publish it tomorrow instead.