The Pink Blanket

I received this blanket a few months ago, so that I wouldn’t have to turn on the heater. The cats immediately claimed it as their own. It is always wrinkled and bunched up.

This is one reason the blanket gets bunched up so easily. Mini is the other reason. They fight over who gets to sleep on it, not realizing that there is plenty of room to cuddle in.

It’s the best blanket to have to read with. It comes with at least one furry friend to help with my cozy reading.

Black Friday Sleep

Years ago, I decided I’d never step foot in a mall on Black Friday, if I wasn’t working retail there. I had the day off with not much planned, so I decided to sleep in. My nap buddy, Inky, had other ideas.

Inky woke me up at 5, chewing on a plastic wrapper, alerting me that breakfast would be two hours early. No. It won’t. Go back to sleep. I am taking the wrapper away. No, she wasn’t eating it, she just makes noise with it so we’ll investigate. She’s done it for years, not chewing enough to get a bite out of it. Just lots of noise.

I went back to sleep and managed to ignore her until it was close to regular feeding time. She sang until the food hit the bowl, and it was quiet for a while. I went back to sleep.

Normally, if she sleeps with me, she’ll climb on top of the bed and settle in on my hip. She started to do that, then, I guess she decided it was cold and pushed her way under the blankets and fell asleep under my arm. She started snoring almost immediately and kept it up for two hours. Those two hours were some of the best sleeping hours I’ve had in a while. The feline heater worked great, once it settled down.

Misc trip photos

I am finally posting the last of my photos from my trip. They are just the odds and ends, so they are all out of order.

Frankie guarding my stuffEvery time I put my sweatshirt down, Frankie warmed it for me.Famous place for cheese steakRival place for cheese steak. We didn’t go herePrinceThe Rocky statueI thought the dragon was unusualChinatownThe top of city hallA different color to the 7-11Not quite the Liberty BellI was surprised to find these here, in such a large store.Inside the Art museum. I was exhausted by the time we got here, so I stole Michelle’s photos.Prince informed me that it was nap time

Oh so sad. The next photo shows why…

He can’t get at Michelle’s dinner.

Lazy day

Today, I had very little on my schedule. I have a couple of things to do, but nothing urgent, other than finishing the bookclub selection for tomorrow’s bookclub.

The cats seemed to know, so they snuggled in, especially Inky. They decided that can share the blankets. I use the underside, they use the top. It seems to be working. I am alternating reading and clearing out the DVR. Maybe I’ll nap later.


We went to see Anastasia on the stage. I took the train, as usual. On the way, I met a woman with an Irish setter. I was chit chatting with her and a tiny dog came down the street, but wouldn’t pass us because she was afraid of the Irish setter, who was perfectly behaved, but big. The small dog’s owner picked up her dog and walked past us, apologizing that her dog was a little nervous about the big dog.  Right after they passed, an Irish Wolfhound walked out of the vet’s office.  Holy Moly!  I’d never seen one up close, and I didn’t realize how large they were.  My train arrived and I went on my way to meet my friends.

We decided to have lunch first. We chose a restaurant on Mint Street, which is where the old mint was located.

The restaurant was wonderful!  Quiet.  Next door to a branch of the credit union where I had my first job.

We went to see the Robin Williams mural. I was a little disappointed to see that there was so much graffiti on it.

The show was good.  The first half was a little slow, and I didn’t feel that it needed to be a musical.  I had read too much about the true story of Anastasia so the fiction part of this was a tad hard on my brain.  The story was good, though.