"When we are brave enough to sit with our pain, it deepens our ability to sit with the pain of others. It shows us how to love them."
Monday, April 26, 2021
April 26. 2021 Monday--4pm
Good thing Leah dropped off more bird seed. Was a colder week. At least one partridge couple showed up...
...mourning doves and tons of little birds.
I did make Annie's cat food on Monday but that wall I hit remained before me all week.
Thursday at noon I had Tammy arrive for an annual review visit for getting my cleaning help. Funny, as I haven't had any for a year...but I do plan to start having a new girl come in May and it is okayed.
I made soup so I'd have something to nuke.
Leah came over Thursday night for a Craft Nite. She made her teacher thank you cards and we had a good visit.
Friday Leah dropped off Cashwise groceries and I managed to do laundry...but was too tired to hang and fold and put things away so I draped and piled things all over my bed (which I haven't been able to sleep in for two years anyways). Sadly, they are still there today...waiting for me. That is how spoonless I have been.
The only things I did get done during the week was to cut some more paper (for letters) that arrived, watched a lot of New Tricks, Murdock Mysteries, Brokenwood, and a couple of British mini-series.
Yesterday the final splurge item arrived from the relief check. Something I had never known existed till I stumbled upon it online.
The old litter box has been a big storage tub where Leah cut an entrance hole in the end. (Gross, you can see it in the front.) The plastic bottoms get corroded after a few years. I needed a new one before covid hit.
I had started using these for Karma because she was, shall we say, a most enthusiastic burier and, therefore, I needed something with tall sides. Annie is more restrained with her coverings so I thought the taller 8 inch sides would suffice.
Anyways, it's a stainless steel litter pan! I shall never have to buy another one! (Good thing as it was expensive, but not as expensive as those self-cleaning ones.) I know it doesn't look it in the above picture but it is almost the same size as the bottom of the plastic bin (24" X 16" X 8").
Have you ever heard of a stainless steel litter pan?!
Well, I actually did get the new litter box in place yesterday after it arrived. Didn't bring the old one out to the dumpster until this afternoon because it was sleeting and snowing yesterday. Still haven't put away laundry or emptied the dishwasher...soon?
I have been falling asleep at random times--might sleep an hour or 10-12 hours--so my days and nights are all messed up, but I am getting my rest, anyways. I didn't make it over to McFamily's for a visit yesterday because I was up half the night and slept most of the day. Hope to make it over next Sunday. Less pain and I'm getting closer to sleeping at night...maybe--LOL! Patience. I need to stay patient. Annie reminds me that sleeping is a good thing any time of day or night--LOL! We're doing just fine.
Been trying to catch Annie doing her tail thing for the past couple of weeks. She's been so spunky and full of beans since I changed her diet to raw meat and canned no-grain food--not really interested in her dry food anymore. She races around the apartment like a young thing and isn't acting her fifteen years at all--LOL! Anyways, I'll end with this short video I hope makes you smile.
Again, I hope this works because it doesn't look like it is working before I publish. Blogger is endlessly testing my loyalty. Let me know...and have a great week. :)