Monday, December 6, 2021

It Sure Feels Like Monday

 Good Morning!

I slept in today - not getting out of bed till 7 which is really unheard of for me.  I had not slept well the night before, so I guess I was catching up a bit.  The weekend was tiring.

There was getting together with Dee on Saturday morning which was lovely.  The balance of the weekend seemed to be spent in doing grocery shopping, laundry, some cleaning and some wrapping.  But mainly Mabel had my attention.

We have a shelf on one of the walls in our living room and there is a mantle clock on the shelf.  Above that, hanging on the wall is a banjo that Fletch made.  Twice this weekend Mabel jumped onto the shelf and then onto the banjo!  I thought I was going to lose my mind.  Luckily there was no damage to anything (a miracle if you ask me).

Over the weekend she (finally) learned to use the cat door in our basement door.  Now she can go down to the basement and come back up on her own.  This is a good thing because it means we can (finally) move the litter box out of the downstairs bathroom and put it in the basement.  We also plan to get her acclimated to going outside this week.  Fingers crossed that goes well.

And last night she was sweet as pie.  Fletch and I were sitting on the sofa watching the first episode of the new season of Shetland and she jumped up on my lap then moved over to Fletch and then back to me, etc., etc.

I've two conference calls again today.  One at ten and one (I think) at 11:30.  Other than that I hope to do a little wrapping.  Colin's birthday is next Saturday and we will probably give him gifts Thursday when he is over for dinner.  I'd also like to wrap some gifts that need to be shipped.  I'm planning to be in the office on Wednesday and will send stuff out via UPS from there.  Much easier than going to the post office or a UPS store.

It is forecast to be mild today (60!!) and I'd love to get out for a walk, but I think we will be having rain too.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

12 comments:

  1. Oh, Mabel! I guess she's going to find a way to get in trouble in as many ways as possible before she settles down. I guess having a kitten is a lot like having a toddler!

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  2. Oh, Mabel! You little rascal!

    Here is to a calm week for all the Threaded Lane inhabitants!

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  3. I started reading that paragraph about the mantle clock and banjo, expecting the worst, so I'm glad that Mabel's antics were not worse. I have a friend that puts her dogs in their crates for the night; I wonder if anyone puts cats in crates? (just kidding) At least she's alternating her mischievous behavior with sitting sweetly on your laps!

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  4. Sorry but I can't stop wondering why you want Mabel to go outside. My vet tells me that indoor cats live an average of 18 years and outdoor cats an average of 18 months.

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  5. I had to laugh at your idea of sleeping in. I am not a morning person, and working from home, I usually sleep until 9ish, then start working around 9:30. But the last couple of weeks have been crazy, so I've been staring work between 8 and 8:30 to get a jump on things. Getting up at 7-7:30 is KILLING me!!! On Saturday I slept until 11 just to make a point! Lol.

    Glad the banjo is ok. Dave just repaired my best friend's ukele after a similar incident with her cat!

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  6. 60!!! We're going to see/feel our first single digits of the year tonight... a cold blast just in time for tomorrow night's Christmas parade. Brrrr.

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  7. Mabel is enjoying the heck out of being a kitten. Perhaps she'd like to hear Fletch play a little banjo music. You never know.

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  8. Mabel seems like a smart little kitten so I bet she gets the litter box thing quickly. Don't they always seem to want to jump up to crazy places?

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  9. And to think I've always been a bit sad that I never had any of my cats when they were kittens. They must have gotten all that mischief out of their systems when they lived out in the woods.

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  10. Mabel, you rascal, behave yourself!

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  11. Oh my word, Mabel. Is anything safe from your prying claws?????

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  12. Oh, Mabel is growing up! It sure did feel like Monday-and today, too.

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