Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Daughter Day

Saturday, Daughter got off work early so we could pal around.

First, we did pedicures. Very relaxing and my feet are no longer a mix of dry skin and callous. This will make my rheumatologist happy when he has to check out my ankle that is killing me. No one wants to touch calloused, cracked feet, even if it is their job.
Then we went to Olive Garden for a late lunch. I forgot the type of sauce I like and ordered the one I don’t particularly care for. But it all worked out in that I wasn’t that hungry (after salad and breadsticks) and Daughter took it home for her lunch the next day.

We wanted to see a movie, but the timing was off, so we went home and took naps. We did end up seeing a very nice movie, Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightly, and Adam Levine. Great, great music. I do enjoy Adam Levine’s singing!

As we walked outside the movie theater later, we were met with an eye-popping sunset . Everyone stopped to enjoy the view and take pictures. Unfortunately, the vibrant coloring is due to heavy smoke from several wildfires.

A good time had by all! And we made tentative plans for a mini-vacation in August. Hoping to go to the Vancouver, B.C. Aquarium. We have a friend who works with their dolphins, so might be able to get a mini-tour.

Caturday – Loungecats

Someone (a long-haired feline) had a little hairball crisis and up-chucked on the bed quilt. While it was in the washing machine, that Someone and a friend decided to patiently wait for its return. They were joined by a couple of their inanimate buddies.

Smells Like Smoke

The air quality in eastern Washington is still unhealthy. The fires rage on.

This morning, there was a blanket of smoke over the area.
And the sun was struggling to shine through the haze.
But my new lilies were quite happy.

Please send better weather for the fire crews. Rain, but no lightening or wind.

Cough Cough

The sky is very hazy today. Unfortunately this is due to the smoke from forest fires west of where I live.

I was only outside for a few minutes and my eyes were already burning a bit. The air quality is considered unhealthy.


The one nearby fire was contained late last week. Then a nasty storm rolled in Monday night. I am guessing it was lightening that started the fire that is sending us all that smoke. There are at least three large fires within 200 miles.

So I am staying indoors. (Not that I would be outside in this heat anyway.)

I came across this the other day and just had to share.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis gave approval to the organization to use the song for a few months. And in case you don’t know the original song “Thrift Shop,” here it is.

Warning: some explicit language.

Soccer mania

I have been watching the FIFA World Cup games and was lucky enough to view the finals (thank you ESPN on my iPad). Congrats to Germany, the winner, and also to Argentina. The game was quite an equal match.

ESPN broke away for a few seconds to show this view during the second half.
Wow! Stunning shot of the sun setting behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Exciting game, going into the two 15 minute extra time periods. But now that it is over, I have to get back to chores.

So far today I have done 2 loads of laundry, fertilized all the outdoor plants, and set up a new hose holder. I also sprayed really stinky sh*t on my outdoor plants in an effort to save them from being deer snacks.

Now I must clean the litter boxes, do the dishes, and hit the grocery store. It is 97 F. and getting hotter. I am so glad I did my outdoor work early and can retreat to air conditioning.

Caturday – Hiding

I walked into the bedroom and saw this.
What is that lump in the bed? Miko investigated.
Sunni lent a paw too.
Oh – it was just MeiMei seeking solitude.


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