Yesterday I was sitting cross stitching and Boots was sleeping on the floor. It was so quiet and peaceful.
Then, a bird chirped outside.
He raised his head, listened . . yep, it was a bird!
In a flash he was at the window looking for a bird.
That made me think . . maybe the birds start chirping before daylight. I have no idea but Boots is like an alarm clock. He’s awake and ready for me to wake up about 5:15 a.m.
See those little springs? A friend said her cat loves them so I ordered them for him. He has no interest in them at all. I’ve tossed them around. I’ve dropped them all in front of him and had them bounce and roll around. Nope . . not interested. I even watched some youtube videos to see if I was doing something wrong. Nope . . everyone else’s cats love them and slap them around. I tried playing with them on the wood floor, on the tile, on the carpet. Nope . . not interested.
Today’s topic may be a bit selfish . . or a lot selfish. I know Vince is struggling with getting things done at the house in Texas. I thought about all the things I have going on, which isn’t much, and decided I’d load up Boots and Rita and go back to Texas either Friday or Monday and stay for a week or so and help. I called him and told him I was coming and he said no . . he knows Rita gets upset with the back and forth trips and she ends up with tummy issues. Vince said it’s easier to get things done without the dog and cat there. I told him I could board Boots but I wouldn’t board Rita. He doesn’t want me to come. He told me “You’re more of a fill the boxes and get it done kind of packer. I’m more of a planner, thinker and systematic packer.” He actually doesn’t want my help! Yep, I’m thankful for that! I wasn’t relishing the idea of 10 hours each way in the car with a dog and a cat. I offered and I truly intended to go but Vince knows it’s better for me not to go and he’s sure he’ll have the house on the market “soon”. There may be a buyer and their realtor is wanting to get the appraisal done. Vince told the realtor they can start doing all that in two weeks.
I think part of it is that Vince doesn’t want to risk having to drive and have the movers driving during February so he’s trying to put things off til mid March . . but snow and ice can happen in mid March too but I’m not bringing that up!
So, I’m thankful to not be making a trip to Texas next week.