I don’t have a project to share today. I can’t even report on any progress on the pantry/entry/office makeover. (That is such a mouthful. I should just abbreviate. How about the POE makeover? Or just POEM? ha – like that one!)
There is so much left to do it that little space! I can’t wait to share some more of it. This week I hope to at least finish the spice cabinet and the updated dresser. After that I need to make curtains, install baseboard, assemble a bookcase, and remodel the closet! Yikes. All in time…
This past weekend was still filled with Halloween activities. (The reason no POEM progress to report!) Because of Sandy, our trick or treat day was postponed until Saturday evening. Such a good call by our local officials. Most municipalities around us did the same thing. Of course I was still adding decorations to our yard and carving pumpkins Saturday afternoon!
Busy. And I didn’t take one picture. Not even of my kids in their costumes!! Everyone left at different times, with different groups, and there just didn’t seem to be time. It was one of those moments that you wish you could freeze everyone for a few minutes. This happens more and more since my older two started middle school. So many friends and activities – it’s hard to remember to take a moment to breathe, and really absorb what’s going on around us. Sigh…
Sunday was spent putting everything Halloween away. I love to decorate the yard for the occasion, but having it there for even 3 extra days was too much. I couldn’t wait to pack it up and clean up the leaves.
And now the new family member…
Isn’t she the cutest little kitty? We brought her home last weekend, and she charmed her way into our hearts from the first meow! We lost our sweet Lucy cat last Thanksgiving - she was 18. I always figured we’d get another kitten at some point, but I wasn’t actively looking. There are always kittens that need homes – I knew one would come our way.
Right after school started, Claire’s friend’s cat had 4 kittens. As you can imagine, I heard about the kittens almost every day for 6 weeks! There was lots of begging and pleading and ‘I’ll clean the litter box!’ promises. Obviously, Kevin and I caved, and Alley kitten (she’s a tough little kitty!) came to stay.
She’s a joy. And kittens are soooo easy compared to puppies! Although I’m sure that I’ll be complaining loudly when she’s climbing the Christmas tree and knocking all of the ornaments off of it. She has perfectly filled an empty space that was in our home. Even Zoey
loves likes tolerates her.
ha ha! Poor Zoey – she does not look happy here!
Hope your week is better than Zoey’s!