This weekend I had a day to myself so I played Santa and decked the halls. Santa’s little helpers were great assistants, of course!
I started off the morning talking with a good friend, followed by the post office and the indulgence of hot chocolate and a warm croissant.
Then Cora helped me pull out the decorations. She was obviously very helpful.
I pulled out a few of my favorite things with Christmas music playing all day long.
Next came wrapping paper… color coded of course, so I don’t have to worry about labels!
Then a break for lunch… fried rice and a magazine!
Then came a mountain of cards to address, stuff, and stamp… I finished up the Sound of Music in the background while I worked.
I ran a few more errands, but they were boring so no pictures. Tali was exhausted by our busy day!
The night ended with the Not So Silent Night concert in Oakland. Quite a busy weekend!
Cora is pleased with her performance as Santa’s Helper
We just returned from San Diego yesterday – it was a great getaway and so much fun to explore a new city. I didn’t have any time to prepare a new Meow Monday post, so I figured it’s a good time to catch up with Instagram. This next batch is awfully Cora-heavy, sorry Tali… #blackcatprobs
Our visitors have all flown home, and everything has been moved back into place. It’s amazing how a one-bedroom apartment feels so tiny but when necessary it somehow accommodates more people than you ever thought it could!
But before we rearranged everything back to its proper place, the cats enjoyed the suitcase which hung out in the living room. (When Cora peed on an offending suitcase, we offered one of ours while it was drying out). Both cats took turns turns sleeping on it and squabbling over it.
Who knows how much silent negotiating and bickering goes on that we humans are not aware of…
But the cats will have to give up their napping spot soon, because we’ll need that suitcase when we fly to San Diego this week for Thanksgiving! Now where did I put extra lint brush… I have a feeling I’m going to need it!
Spotted around the apartment:
New curtains in the bedroom, and Cora enjoying the view from her hidden stool by the window.
Tali, queen of the couch.
Lazy Sunday afternoon naps (love the new curtains!)
Sleeping in the closet… again…
And last but not least, Cora trying to fit into a much-too-small bag.
We got out the harness this weekend to give Cora another try. She still thinks her legs don’t work when it’s on, and wriggles around on the floor. Eventually she would do an army crawl of sorts but she never got on all four feet.
We took off the harness after about 30 minutes, but maybe we’ll give it another try soon. Practice makes perfect… who knows, maybe we’ll be walking Cora down the street after lots (and lots and lots) of practice!
This past week has been a doozy. If I hadn’t scheduled a few posts ahead of time last week, nothing would have happened here at this blog at all (and that’s why High Five for Friday didn’t happen). Not that it would be a bad thing to take a break. I blog for fun and don’t take it too seriously, but I also want to be honest about what’s really going on in my life. I don’t want to get into details online, but two ER visits and quite a few missed work days later, we are finally on the mend. The cats haven’t been too pleased with the extra visitors who came to help us out, but they still found time to snuggle. And of course I still found time to snap a couple pics.
What would we do without family and cats?
My sewing machine and I have been best buddies lately. I’ve been on a mini quilt kick, and of course the kitties have been right by my side.
Tali enjoys the window view, and Cora especially likes the light reflections on the ceiling caused by the plastic ruler.
I’ll share my little mini quilts (and a Halloween wall hanging) when I get pics together, so today is just a sneak peek (again)…
I feel like it’s school picture day!
This weekend Cora decided to pose. Who knows why… but it was so cute, I just started snapping away.
Tali doesn’t really like the camera, but I tried to get a few portraits of her too.
Next I’ll be printing wallet-sized photos for my brag book! (Only joking a little.)