10 on Tuesday

1. Atticus is driving me insane.  He's always been very food-motivated (to put it mildly) but lately he's taking it to a whole new level.  He wakes us up before the alarm goes off every. single. morning. with nonstop whining and jumping up on the bed to meow in our faces.  Then God forbid I have to go to the bathroom before I feed him, he'll follow me in there and keep whining at me until I'm done.  And there's no point in kicking him out because then he scratches incessantly at the door to be let back in.  And it's not just the morning feedings, it's every feeding.  Thirty minutes to an hour before mealtime he sits by the kitchen and meows loudly, gets in our faces, and scratches at the back door (wanting to be let outside so he can eat the grass and then barf it up on my kitchen table, naturally).  It's getting to be ridiculous.  I am seriously reconsidering my interest in getting another cat.

2. Hubs, on the other hand, has not lost his interest in getting a dog.  He told me yesterday he was looking up Shiba Inu puppies online again.  I'm ready for something to irritate the cat as much as he's been irritating me, so I guess at this point I'm all for it!

3. I finished planting my marigolds and pansies last night.  They look lovely in my new pots on the steps by the back door, if I do say so myself!  (And I do.)  Next I'll be planting some pink and red cyclamens.

4. I was feeling very sensitive last night when I read a post on FB from a seven months pregnant friend that said, "It's going to be a long two months." (Queue the peanut gallery of recently-pregnant women airing their late pregnancy woes. Cry me a frickin' river.)  I almost commented, "It's been an even longer three years, but I'm glad to hear everything is going smoothly."  Instead I think I'll just hide her.

5. I got an invitation to #4's baby shower in the mail last week.  I'm trying to come up with a response that's more polite than, "Oh, HELL no."

6. Work is crazy, crazy, crazy.  I'm mostly holding it together, but it's still just stressful enough to keep me motivated to look for a new job.  Well, in theory anyway.  It's been a couple of weeks since I sent out any resumes.  I need to get back on that.

7. Spring starts this weekend!  And I see it's supposed to rain here starting Saturday and going through most of next week.  Greeeaaat.  Way to ring in the season, Mother Nature!

8. Speaking of spring, I have big plans for spring cleaning this year.  So many plans, actually, that I'm not sure where to begin.  I've never done a real spring cleaning before.  Have/do any of you?

9. Hubs is pretty happy that I'm becoming more "domesticated" these days.  (I love it, it's like I'm a housetrained animal now.)  First with the gardening and now with the spring cleaning...  Next thing you know I'll be baking from scratch and knitting little Atticus outfits while I memorize the Joy of Cooking.

10. Wow, I think I'm totally out of things to say!  Happy Tuesday, at least it's not Monday :)


E said...

I"m right there with you. My cat is seriously getting on my nerves.

Heather said...

We have a neurotic dog, who is making our other one psychotic. they chase eachother at night (on the bed) and when the older one does anything the younger has to follow. I feel bad for our "older" dog.
And no spring cleaning for this lady. I HATE cleaning.

junebug said...

3. I need to do this tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration.

4. I have hidden everyone pregnant or with new babies and suddenly have nothing else to do but post baby pictures. Power to them but love me some hiding. I do loathe complaints about pregnancy.

5. I use suddenly have something else to do or get a quick 24 flu. Flu is good because who would want to get a pregnant lady ill.

8. I love spring cleaning. Crazy but true. It feels so cathartic.

Happy Tuesday!

Alex said...

You're so funny - you're becoming more domesticated, huh? And I don't recommend looking at FB - ever. Or going to baby showers - they suck!

Kristy said...

I ususally always have "something" going on or an appointment that I CAN'T MISS to get me out of going to baby showers (they depress me as I'm not able to have children).

Spring cleaning?? Love doing it!! The Hubs and I purge tonnes of stuff...the trick is not to think to long about each item....if you haven't used in the last 3 months...get rid of it!!!