Monday, June 30, 2008

Uninspired

I have been sitting here most of the day trying to come up with something to write... ANYTHING really and I've got NOTHING. A big fat Zero.

It's Monday. And Monday in the worst kind of way. I was up at 5:00 to pick up the house for the cleaning lady. I didn't get Jake up to help me because his idea of picking up is to put the dirty pans in the oven. Grrr... so I just did it. And then I regretted it because secretly I was a little angry that I did it all myself. So when I asked him to do the litter boxes and he gave me flack I sort of snapped on him, a little...

Oh, and our basement flooded AGAIN this weekend. So there are wet kitty litter footprints all over our house that I didn't have time to wipe up....

And our cat is still missing. She has been gone for a little over a week now and we miss her. When we go out side Zack still yells Eeek Ahhh (Squeeker). It breaks my heart every time. I know he is probably doing it because I have been yelling it for a week not because he knows that she's missing but still...

Oh, on Friday we did have a somewhat humorous incident regarding missing cat. I got a phone call about 1:30 from someone who had gotten my flyer (I sent out 61....) he said he thought he had found my cat and then he proceeded to tell me he thought she was dead on the road. So I say thank you and then I try to continue working. I made it to 2:15.

Then I went home, changed clothes, got an old towel and went to the place on the road where he said I could find my cat. I pulled up and was immediately like that's not her. But then I went and gathered said smooshed cat and upon further investigation I couldn't tell. I looked at the pictures on the flyer and at this cat and I was stumped. All that kept running through my head was I don't want to bury someone else's cat.

So... I call Jake and he is short with me because he's at work and then I begin to cry and leave said cat on the side of the road. I drive home a blubbering mess. He calls me back about 5 minutes later and I tell him I just can't tell. So he says he will leave work at 5:00 and come look for himself. So home I go.

I get out the digital camera and I look through all the pictures I have and find all the ones with her and then I study her markings. After about 45 minutes I'm convinced it's my cat. I cry some more and get back in the car to "bring her home." Only, when I get there, I'm not so sure again. I examine the smooshed cat once again and just can't tell so back home I go.

Finally Jake gets off work and I drive over there for the third time. Now said cat is missing. We don't see it. So we both park and we walk up and down the side of the road. We find it, he says yes, it is definitely her. I go to get the towel and by the time I get back he's not so sure. So in the back of his truck she goes and he is off to the rescue league to have them check said smoosed cat for a microchip.

25 minutes later he calls me. This cat is only 1 - 2 years old and has no microchip. So now I have spent all afternoon being distraught about someone else's smooshed cat. I'm relieved but also still very sad. At least if it was her we would have had closure. Now, we keep looking....

Other than that, we are in the process of trying to renovate our dog pen so we can put our escape artists back in it. They learned to jump the fence so we have to buy a jump guard. More money... fantastic. So while we are at it we are also tilling up the pen and planting grass. It has been mostly weeds since we built it.

Oh and speaking of purchases, we now are looking into new shades for Zack's room too. Now that it's light he has began a sleeping boycott. If it is light he will not sleep. This is all fine and dandy during the week when he is up at 6:15 but not nearly so great on the weekends and not nearly so great at night either. He has cut his sleeping by a good one to two hours and his attitude is showing it.

I went to Men@rds to buy some darker shades yesterday and came home defeated when I realized that anything above a one cell shade would have to be special ordered and those things are EXPENSIVE!! Do you think I could get away with hanging blankets on his windows or is that too getto?? Yeah... I thought so too... Uggg!!

Is it Tuesday yet?

7 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

Like you, I'm having a terrible time being inspired. Between the impending US and the fact that I feel like complete crap, I don't really even want to TRY and blog. Lest I fill it with pointless whining.

I'm thinking "come home" vibes to your kitty.

Anonymous said...

Try JoAnn's Fabrics, or a fabric store...sew a dark sun-blocking liner into the curtains, or sew new curtains...for real cheap! Check out the dollar per yard sale fabrics.

Lynanne said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about all the stress with your kitty. :(

For shade - we got room darkening shades at W@l-M@rt for super cheap. We mounted them within the sill behind the curtains so its hard to see them. Dark room = sleepy child and happy mama.

Lindsey said...

I'm sorry about your cat. How frustrating. We had the same problem with X and the shades. Wal-mart does have black out shades for a decent price but for even cheaper. You can get black felt and either sew it on the back of your curtains OR you can get velcro and velcro it to the back of the curtains. That way in the winter you can just take it off!! Good luck!

Jenn said...

I agree... if you have time you can make the black out panels for the curtains... but what's wrong with blankets? I do that now with a migraine, or after a late night of not being able to sleep. It's lots less work and you can take them down during the day and just put them up before bed. Then you don't have to change your blinds or alter your curtains. It works wonders for my friends kids too when they stay with me... If it's not too ghetto here in Omaha, it can't be that different in the middle of Iowa. ;)

kbreints said...

You have a lot of windows in his room-- so blankets would most likely not work-- But that is what I do at night and during nap time... through a blanket over the shade.... easy!

Dooce uses tin foil.... does not get much more getto than that!

denise said...

I didn't even do the blanket, I went to JoAnne's and bought black felt, and put it up between the blinds and the window. It works great, and from the outside it looks like I have black curtains in the windows.