Friday, May 20, 2016

You can see the sea! It's over there between the land and the sky.

There are some things you should never look at on the internet at three in the morning.

a bag of cereal marshmallows


Because you will buy them.

I've gotten into a pattern of posting on or about Monday and Friday, so I figured I'd keep up the rhythm even though I have zero interesting things to say.

I am winning at orchids.


I have also revived the roses.


Turns out they needed more sun than they received on my window. I'm attempting to grow forget me nots, but so far there are just two tiny, sickly-looking leaves poking out.

I might try getting a window box or something for the apartment.* I'm tempted to try indoor plants again, but the kitties ate them last time...

Lil Bro#1 has left for Buffalo for a summer job, which is depressing. Lil Bro#2 is home for the weekend, but then he goes back to his Uni for a job until September, which is also depressing. I'm trying to console myself by collecting free furniture. So far I've got a hope chest that will be used as a coffee table, a small kitchen table with 4 matching chairs, and possibly a glass-fronted china cabinet. The hope chest is wonderfully battered, so it will perfectly match my sofas, which have become the Simple Cat's favourite scratching posts, despite my many attempts to get her to use the actual scratching posts instead.


I seriously tried everything.


The spray bottle was the least successful, because instead of running away like a normal cat,


The Simple Cat will just shut her eyes and wait for you to stop, then go back to scratching the sofa.

I don't really care though. I always thought that if you're the sort of person who gets bent out of shape over pets ruining your furniture, you probably shouldn't have pets....


Have a good weekend, y'all!


















*YES I GOT THE APARTMENT, moving in first weekend in June I hope.

21 comments:

  1. Those marshmallows! Marshmallow cereal is rare over here. I've only ever had it once, and it was a limited edition with Pokemon-shaped marshmallows. The actual cereal sucked.

    Such pretty orchids! I might need to start gardening when the weather improves.

    Congrats on the apartment! Free furniture is the best. I've always loved collecting furniture. On the upside, when I move out, I have a garage full of furniture that could decently furnish a house. Currently I want to sand and stain everything so they match.

    I long ago gave up on trying to get Misty to use actual scratching posts. She just loves the couches, or human limbs. It's like trying to keep the dogs off the couch.

    xx

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  2. Just marshmallows. Kinda like raw cookie dough. Why do we finish making anything (says the man who has to have a fingerfull of raw burger for every hamburger-making excursion)?

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  3. Congrats on getting the Apt.

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  4. I have an old battered trunk I adore that serves as a coffee table in front of the sofa. My cats haven't destroyed this one yet but one totally ruined the trim near my door. And yes. Why can't they use the scratching post provided? You must be looking forward to your move :)

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  5. I have a leather sofa and recliner so I can just whisk all the fur off. Pip is front declawed, but it's still pretty scratched up from back leg shenanigans. Xander is not allowed on the furniture because he is all feet, and because Pip needed safe zones from puppy bounces. Pip still sharpens his toes on furniture and doorways, and it is adorable.

    You don't owe me for cthulhu; Kazehana bought him for you with a hand-written short story. You are more than welcome to send me a new illustration, but then I'll feel like I owe you another art and we shall have to continue occasionally arting each other until we are old batty cat ladies. FYI, I'm ok with that.

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  6. I have bought a dozen or so plants in the last few months, most of them babies in tiny pots. I figure the ones that have survived so far are the ones I ought to be buying big ones of...

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  7. (Your gardening skills are magnificent)

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  8. I tried the squirt bottle thing a few years back.

    After I did it three times, the cat hid the bottle when I wasn't looking. It took me weeks to find it again and I just gave up. I'll have nice furniture someday. Maybe.

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    1. Hee, long ago, when I was kind of slim , I used to buy "Lucky Charms", just for the mashmellow "treats" oh, for the good old days...I buy all kinds of things off the internet, telling myself I will get to wear them "when I lose weight" Ha1 Yeah, that will be the day! Love you!

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    2. Bye the way, you look beautiful!

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  9. stubborn or maybe smart kitty. :)

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  10. Your plants are doing so great.
    Love the cat drawing. I used tin foil and it kept my cat off the sofa. But your Cat sounds like it will what to do whatever Cat wants.
    Happy you got the apartment !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  11. "There are some things you should never look at on the internet at three in the morning.

    Because you will buy them."

    Well, that too. Although I thought you were going to write: Because your wife will wake up, look over your shoulder and say, "What are you looking a...OH MY GOD!!!!"

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  12. "There are some things you should never look at on the internet at three in the morning.

    Because you will buy them."

    Well, that too. Although I thought you were going to write: Because your wife will wake up, look over your shoulder and say, "What are you looking a...OH MY GOD!!!!"

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  13. My cats have done some major damage to my computer chair. It doesn't really bother me though. Cats will be cats. It can be annoying when you get them a scratching post and they don't use it mind. Those flowers really brighten the place up. I really need more flowers. I just suck at keeping them alive.

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  14. Mine fears the spray bottle, but only when it's in use. Then she just goes right back to doing whatever she was doing. Also, when I'm not looking, she finds the spray bottle, knocks it down, and then kicks it angrily. I guess she's just getting her vengeance. Yeah, my couches are pretty shredded too. I just gave up. The cat has a new toy, though (her spray bottle).

    Congrats on the new apartment!

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  15. You and your flowers are gorgeous. You may or may not appreciate my comment on the previous post, but thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck in the new abode.

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  16. This post seriously has me giggling! My coworkers are giving me strange looks. I agree that if you aren't prepared for your furniture and carpets to be affected....don't have pets. I bought a new couch about a week after we got two boxer dogs. Silly me thought I could keep the couch pristine and free from slobber and hair. Nope! Puppy cuddles won me over and my couch will never be the same. :)

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  17. those bloody marshmallows are awful. i don't know how anyone could tolerate them.

    aye, darling and you? you're an orchid all by yourself, aren't you?

    "I have also revived the roses." you sure you aren't part of the X-Men??

    "The hope chest is wonderfully battered, so it will perfectly match my sofas, which have become the Simple Cat's favourite scratching posts, despite my many attempts to get her to use the actual scratching posts instead." i think this is one of my favourite things to have ever read.

    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE APARTMENT!



    -Sam Lupin

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