Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday's Orts--Jan 10, 2012

Tuesday's Orts--bits of thoughts and scraps of events from my week that land here.
  • Despite my perceived restraint at buying Christmas stuff this year, it seems my boxes are more full than ever and some things simply won't fit back in their respective spots.  I swear I only bought a tablecloth and some snowman mugs.  Oh, and some new tree lights.  And garland lights.  Oh yes, and more wrapping paper. But no new ornaments, I swear!
  • Things I Don't Understand:  Open-toe boots.   Just plain seem pointless to me in so many ways.  Why warm your heels and ankles if you leave a big hole at your toes?
  • We've been having very odd weather here in So Calif--record breaking heat yet high surf.  These don't coincide usually but the surfers are loving it.
  • I stopped at my favorite fish taco place the other day for lunch.  A lady pulled up in a cute red Mini Cooper wagon.  I really wanted to take a photo of her cargo--a full grown St. Bernard.  I would have, too, if she hadn't been standing right by me.
  • Son Nick was taken to a Lakers game on Friday night as a Christmas gift from his girlfriend, Alison.    They were easy to spot in the crowd due to Nick's bright gold shirt, but they didn't make it onto the Kiss Cam, darn it.  Just a few rows in front of them were Jack Nicholson and also Charlize Theron.
  • While Grant was golfing with his buddies on Saturday I worked on cleaning up the post-holiday clutter that gathered in our bedroom.  Mini supervised, of course.  I emptied a workbag of fabric and when I returned from putting it away I found this: 
  • Naturally I had to run downstairs for my camera.  She stayed in the workbag until I threw a empty shoe box on the bed.  You know what comes next, right?

    Of course she had to try it out.  Later I went out to do errands/shopping and found a small storage tower for our tiny master bath shower/toilet room.  Mini helped by holding down the directions as I assembled it.  I couldn't actually READ the directions then, but she helped just the same.  Once complete, the testing phase immediately began.

    Yup, perfectly cat sized!

9 comments:

Judy D in WA said...

Great read to start off the morning. I think I'll smile all day thinking of open toed boots......something we would never wear in WA state. ;)
Your helper is gorgeous.

Quilter Kathy said...

These photos are beyond adorable! So sweet!
Love the orts!

Jeanne said...

Love your cat photos! They will hop into anything remotely big enough to hold them. Mine are drawn to fabric and paper, too.

Marg said...

It's always mind boggling how Christmas stuff multiplies each year and won't fit back into its storage space.
I have the same problem with Bailey, he'll get in anything that has a space, even if it's too small. In his mind it's worth a try! At 15.5lbs he doesn't fit into everything.

Candace said...

How DOES that happen with Christmas stuff! I had to start an entire new bin this year and honest to goodness, didn't buy a thing! Open toe boots? What will they think of next - although I did see a woman in the store the other day when it was 20 degrees - she had a down vest on and totally bare arms! I love your helper, Annie!
Cheers!

Shay said...

I have a a theory. I'm pretty sure Christmas stuff spends the year breeding in the boxes we store it in. Yeah ... that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Mini is just making sure everything works and is comfortable for Quilt inspecting duties.

Denise :) said...

Oh how I love cats and the places they'll climb into!! What fun, I'm glad you shared. I miss mine! :)

Kate said...

Mini was a very busy kitty trying out all those spaces. I'm sure she was lots of help.

I agree with Shay, Christmas stuff does breed while in storage. So does fabric!

Tanya said...

Mini is a smart cat! And so good of her to pose!