So yesterday’s open letter to my feline overlords was a complete and utter dud. They kept us up almost all night, alternately trampling us, sitting on our heads, banging against the door after they got kicked out, and yowling like mad after Southern Honey put them in the guest bathroom with their food, water and litter box.
As a result, I’m tired and cranky and can’t wait to go to bed. Until we can find another solution, they’re going to start going in the bathroom every night. It’s the only way either of us is going to get any sleep.
The bed failed to arrive today. In fact, UPS indicates that half of the shipment (the actual bed part, of course) is en route to Colorado Springs. That is almost as far from where we are as you can get and still be in the continental United States! I’ve contacted UPS to find out what’s up with that and if we might still manage to get our bed this week. If not, we’ll be sleeping on a mattress on the floor this weekend, because our current bed is promised to my little brother for the weekend. I am not thrilled by this.
And in knitting news, I stopped by the Barnes & Noble for the knitting group tonight, but I chickened out instead of joining the women who were there. I just wasn’t sure I could face yet another block of time being the youngest person in the group by fifteen or twenty years. It’s not that I mind, necessarily, or that I have anything against older women, but I spend my entire day surrounded by individuals well outside my age range, and it gets tiring after a while. We’re at very different stages of our lives, and we have less in common than other people my age. It’s one of the things I miss about being in DC, actually.
*sighs* I think that being sleep-deprived is just making me cranky. But I have found a couple of patterns that I’m planning on trying out, and I’m excited about that. One of them makes a really cute little handbag (really little, clutch-size for sure), while the other makes … something else simple that is currently eluding me for some reason. The sleep deprivation again, probably.
To end on a positive note, though, I think we’re going to donate to the Arbor Day Foundation. They will send us trees for donating, which would really improve not only our yard but Mom’s as well: two American redbuds, two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, and two goldenraintrees. I think they would really complement the willow in the front yard and a couple of other spots. Plus it’s good for the environment (they’re not all native to the area, but they’re climatically appropriate)!