Howdy Y'all! Well, since people seem to be posting "a day in the life" posts recently, I figured I'd join in and show you what my hum drum existence looks like.
I tried to choose an "average" day... but truth be told, they don't really exist. And yes... I seem to have fallen completely off the "go to bed at a decent hour" bandwagon. Sigh.
Anyhow, without further ado... here's my day!
10:30-11:30 Wake up, get up, get dressed etc. Give Sputty subcutaneous fluids, feed the cats and set some tea to brewing.
11:30-1:15 Catch up on blog reading, read Google news, watch local news, make & eat breakfast, give Sputty his meds & cuddle with him while his pain meds absorb. (the medication is given orally, but you just put a few drops between his lip and gum and it absorbs through the skin, so you don't want them to go eat and drink right after they've had it because if they wash it all down it does no good.)
1:15-2:30 Random Chores. Do dishes, clean kitchen, clean litter boxes, take out garbage & compost, turn compost pile (the part that isn't frozen). Search in garage for an old litter box - clean it out and set it up in the hallway where Sputty's been peeing. (This means I've given up on the idea that I'm gonna convince him not to pee there, so I might as well just give him a litter box where he seems to want one.)
2:30-3 Chat with CatMan on the phone
3-4:30 Random business. Order vitamins while sale is on, submit insurance claim forms for Sputty, deal with random emails from webpage users, open mail, try hopelessly to pay health insurance premium online.
4:30-5 Walk to post office to pay health insurance premium by snail mail since Kaiser's online pay form won't work. Think about long ranting blog post that I'm gonna write about my trials and tribulations trying to sign up for healthcare through the exchange, and marvel at the fact that the woman in charge of Colorado's exchange actually thinks she deserves a raise!
5-6:30 Cook dinner - preparing WAY more than I can possibly eat so I'll have lots of leftovers. Roasted chicken drumsticks, roasted garden squash, roasted green beans, steamed broccoli & a big bowl of cucumber, pepper, snap pea and avocado salad. The squash doesn't get done in time so I eat dinner without it. Give kitties a snack.
6:30-7:30 Give Sputty his mid-day pain meds and call CatMan. We chat for a while and then he reads me a few pages of "El Cuaderno de Maya" by Isabel Ayende - he reads and I look up the words we don't know.
7:30-8:30 Random stuff. Check email, finish cleaning up kitchen, read some blogs, give kitties another snack (this translates to me trying to encourage Sputty to eat something). Make some "slightly sweet cocoa" from my new recipe (1 cup lactose free milk, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 hard peppermint candy).
8:30-10:15 Watch a movie on Netflix - Mona Lisa Smile. It was OK.
10:15-11:00 Get obsessed wondering of the Elizabeth Warren character in the movie is supposed to be THE Elizabeth Warren - look it up on line and then realize that no... not even close. Have a snack (the squash that wasn't ready at dinner time). Prepare evening kitty meds. Get Smoky medicated - he's so easy.
11:00-12:00 Call CatMan. Read more of our book.
12:00-2:15 Random stuff. Give Sputty his evening meds (it sounds so easy when I write it down like that) & convince him to eat a little bit. Work on this blog post, eat a snack, clean litter boxes again, start another load of laundry (Sputty peed in his bed again), cruise interwebs looking for good way to add some sort of non-slip treads to my basement stairs (I did a complete banana peel slapstick fall the other day when trying to carry a load of laundry downstairs wearing socks), try not to worry about Sputty's vet appointment tomorrow
2:15-3:00 Take a hot bath and get ready for bed
3:00 Bed... yay!
So that's about par for the course here at chez kitty. What are your days like?