According to the above linked article, the Senate voted to make Juneteenth a national holiday. I was surprised that it was a unanimous vote, but I’m glad they came together to make this decision.
The pets are used to a regular schedule. Around 7am, the cats are kicked out of upstairs and take their positions in the kitchen, waiting to be fed. Around 7:30 am, the dogs are brought down, separately, to empty bladders and return to bed, or join the school session, depending on the day’s plan. On the weekends and holidays, the pets don’t seem to remember that they don’t need to make sure we are ready for work.
One weekend, I was attempting to sleep in. Between my bladder and the cats, I managed to get to 8 am. At least with my bladder, I can get to the bathroom and back half awake and can sometimes manage to get back to sleep.
I was sound asleep and I felt one of the cats climb onto my bed and onto my chest. I reached out to pet the cat and found out that it was Mini. She accepted the pets and ear scratches and went away. She came back several more times before she decided that I needed motivation. I got a nip on the elbow and I decided to get up.
Who needs alarm clocks when you have pets?
Not a lot of these are going on this year, especially not at this time of year, but the drawing was cute, so I had to share it. There should be more Bart trains and fewer cable cars, I think. Also there are more golden gate gawker than 60s throw backs on a daily basis.
It’s still a fun drawing, despite my opinions.
This article was floating around last year. It looks like a fun task. I suppose it wouldn’t be hard to make.
I know that most of us can’t visit our moms, but don’t forget to contact her. Call her, Zoom with her, send a card (do this ahead of time).
I hope everyone can get out and celebrate Mother’s Day later. Better late than never, right?
The amusement park near us has a winter themed event every year. They light up the trees and poles and have photo op places all along the walkway. They have shows and winter themed characters walking around greeting the children. My sister and I took her children during Christmas week.
We went to dinner first at a Thai place. It was delicious. The kids were reasonably well behaved. The man at the next table was not. Why is it that the more boring the story, the louder the volume? He had a ton of stories. Each one more boring than the previous one.
We moved on to the park itself. It was beautiful, but cold. The lines for the rides were long and it was dark so we could see the lights better. We informed the kids that there would be no riding rides that night. They were happy to run around.
We did see a show that the kids sat through. They mostly enjoyed it. I enjoyed being inside where it was warmer.
After several rounds of photo taking, we headed home. I was home way past bedtime, but it was a fun outing. Hopefully we can do it again next year.
The above linked article shows a great idea for families with pets and toddlers to keep the ornaments out of reach. It seems like a good idea, but I know that there are animals like my cats, who would use this as a scratching post or take the opportunity to climb up the middle and sit in the branches.
My dogs would just knock it over.
I had an appointment in the morning, and I didn’t allow enough time to get get ready, drive and check in. I went flying out of the house with just the bare essentials and put my shoes on in the car. I arrived with two minutes to spare. Woohoo!
When I got back home, inky informed me that it was nap time. I couldn’t really nap because I had a to-do list. I did a little of the list and then napped until it was time to go to catch the train. We were headed downtown to have dinner and go to a class on fireworks.
My wine glass had a cheat mark on it for the bartender.
A little Schoolhouse Rock to start us off. Then several sideways videos to show the different colors that elements burn.
We called an uber to get us home, because the city fireworks were going, in the fog. We figured we’d get out of there before everyone else tried. They had closed the street we were on. Great. We ended up walking to the uber and taking a different route home, seeing all the illegal fireworks along the route.
The dogs weren’t happy when we got home, since they had put up with fireworks without us. They got to go on a car ride with my daughter who drove her friends home. They were much calmer by the time they got back home.
A late night for me who had to work the next morning. All is good, though. I’ll make it through the day. I hope everyone had a great Fourth!