Charlie often likes to be completely under a blanket. I guess he feels safer that way. But now we have Ivy. And Ivy pounces on anything that moves. Why do they do that, I wonder?
Last night he was under a blanket on the bed while I was reading. He moved a foot or something. And here comes Miss Ivy hellbent on jumping on it.
I keep trying to distract her. But she’s pretty stubborn.
You know I still don’t understand how cats can jump straight up in the air from the posture of standing still. It defies the laws of gravity or something.
But then here they are today…
Another Gray Winter Day:
It’s another gray day outside. Cold and gray. It’s been colder this winter. I drag my little stove from living room to bedroom at night.
I thought my patio door was going to get put in this week. But it just keeps getting put off. I’m getting really tired of that. Maybe it’s time to move. I guess I can look around, as I feel more sure of funds now.
I’m for sure tired of having to pay for things around here myself, because otherwise it would never get done.
New Book I’m Reading:
I started a new book last night called “Dear Wife.” It’s about a young woman who is a real estate broker. She makes twice what her husband does, and he resents her for it. He abuses her with his words and his fists. And so she comes up with a plan to disappear.
She saves up money she’s put back for a year, enduring what she has to. She hates to leave her mother has dementia and is in a home. And she and her twin sister are close and are together a lot. But this has to stop before he manages to kill her.
She takes a job cleaning a church rather than using her broker’s license because she figures she can stay under the radar.
She dyes her hair and wears clothing she’d never have worn before in order to appear innocuous. More than anything she just wants to blend into the landscape and not be noticed. A sad state of affairs for someone who has achieved so much and has a good education.
But it’s the only way she can think of to stay out of his sights. She knows he will look for her. He will hunt her down and make her pay.
The police are called about her disappearance. And they are looking at him, as the husband/boyfriend is always the first suspect.
He’s realizing that he shouldn’t have sent threatening text messages to her over the years. Because they are traced and it makes him look very guilty. The lake behind their house is being searched.
The husband doesn’t like not being in control. His temper is razor sharp as the days pass and the press stays on his front yard. He would really like to get hold of her for doing this to him.
It’s a highly rated book. Too bad a person would have to resort to such drastic measures. But sometimes it’s the only way.
She says in the book: “Why do people always ask why she stays? Why don’t they ask why he won’t let her go?”
So true. Why indeed.
This book is published Jun 25, 2019.