6:45...I am still sort of sleeping but entering into fake sleeping because I don't want to get up for the kitties.
7:15...My plan worked...Lucy is sitting on Den...staring at him intently. It's like that superman stare where he can burn/see through walls. I am still fake sleeping but I have one eye open. I can't let Lucy see me or she will come and stare at me. We have tried putting them out in the hall and shutting our bedroom door but they just throw themselves against the door and now the door doesn't shut all the way. We have also recently realized that Roxie now does everything Lucy does...
8:00...I wake up and find myself alone! Den is downstairs feeding kitties and making coffee...my plan worked perfectly!
8:15...Den comes upstairs with coffee for both of us...he puts on the Today Show...the girls are relaxed and wandering around before they settle down for a nap. Roxie wanders more...she wants to play...she wants to look out the window...she tackles sweet Lucy...Lucy screams...pops her on the head...they tussle...sigh!
8:20...I am sipping coffee and reaching for my Kindle to read...I sort of sleep with it.
8:30...I am still in bed...reading...I have a nail appointment at 10:00...Den has a business call soon...Lucy is in my lap...I am her only protection against Roxie. Den brings me a siggi's and a second cup of coffee. I put my half empty siggi's down and Roxie eats the rest of it.
9:00...I start flat ironing my hair...get bored...only do a few pieces...I should have awakened earlier and walked or hit the treadmill but it's misty outside and I am not in the mood today...
10:00...Nails...getting freshened up for Easter...between the time we woke up until my nail appointment we talked about moving, clearing out the basement, getting the house inspected, yard work, my huge ficus tree in the sunroom, Virginia wines, if we sell and move can we move my big ficus tree in the sunroom, why are we doing this, taxes, Den's closet, what to have for dinner, why we don't want to stay here and should we rejoin Costco. I have a headache.
My nails are matte...I kind of love it...why do my hands look so wrinkley?
11:10...Den picks me up because we need to go shopping...now the discussion centers on where should we go...Weggieman's...they might have a version of the nut roll my mom made for Easter, Trader Joe's...they have the jelly beans we love but don't really need or Whole Foods which is near Harvest where we could have lunch...but if we have lunch we won't want dinner and the plan for dinner was clams and linguini or fish stew. Sigh!
11:30...We decide to hit Wegman's for fish for a red based fish stew for dinner. Halibut, scallops, clams simmered in a red broth...that's what's for dinner tonight. Thank you Elise from Simply Recipes! Plus Weggieman's had freshly made lobster salad and yummy cheeses and the bread that my mom always made.
12:30...Home...lobster salad and shrimp salad and tuna salad for lunch...kitties want their lunch...Lucy gets her HBP pill and we all scatter.
1:30...Paula...my sister...calls to tell me what she's been reading...and how awesome my last four recs to her were! She is in Florida for a few months. Her daughter is moving into my sister's house while she is gone. My sister is building a house next door to her original house. I question my sister on how they are going to all live together until the fall. My niece has a big dog and FOUR kids...the youngest is a baby! My niece is buying my sister's house but there is an overlap time while my sister is building. My sister has a lake house about an hour away so there is an escape when she needs it. I would be overwhelmed by who is cooking dinner and how do you figure out who is buying what and how do you ever get away from everyone? And what if what you wanted to eat was eaten already by someone else! Paula's house is big but how do you hide from one year old Henry who always wants Paula to hold him! My sister is so good about this stuff...nothing phases her! Her daughter is moving in right now! I can't even imagine this!
2:30...We watch American Idol and I read...we split a cupcake from Wegman's...it's totally yummy but we are also drinking Kombucha to cleanse so I think we cancelled our cleanse out. We are drinking a bottle of this every day! Yum! Mine tastes like apple cider vinegar.
3:30...I set the table and prep for dinner...Fish Stew And Crusty Bread...yum...
4:30...Den's turn to vacuum the kitchen while I shower.
5:30...We meet in the family room for more reading and a yummy glass of wine.
6:30...I throw together the Fish Stew...
7:30...We clean up the kitchen and relax in the family room for a bit...with TV, books and iPads.
8:30...Lucy comes downstairs and begins to round us up to go upstairs. In the cat world it's called "herding". Roxie comes down, too, but she herds quietly. Lucy yells, walks around the family room a dozen times, yells some more, and waits for Den to click off the TV...then Den gets us ice water...the girls and I are already up in our room...Lucy waits to get brushed...Roxie waits to play chase...the kitty games begin! Our goal is to tire Roxie out for the night! Once that's accomplished...and she is brushed...and their teeth are brushed...we all go off to our beds. The TV is on and we are both reading. Den is reading and loving Sweetbitter.
9:30...We are both still reading but Den is fading...I stop reading and play some games on my iPad...bad to do before bed but I love doing this...I am hooked on a card game called Freecell.
10:30...Lights are out...everyone is sleeping but me...Lucy jumps in bed with us and settles in my arms...it's sweet...like holding a panda bear...within minutes Roxie jumps up next to me, too. I think she misses Lucy but then Lucy starts frantically kissing her and then they fight, get mad and both leave. This happens every night...but they settle back down in their own beds again. I fall asleep while reading on my Kindle. I wake up again at two...read and fall asleep again...and then it's 6:45 AM again! And another Lucy wake up call!