Why Leave The House?

It’s so fucking cute up in here.

When I first got Chief – what was it? coming on three weeks ago – I was in the weeds. The sleep/potty/other animals situation was completely out of control. It was a bed of my own making so I tried to not complain too much …

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Surely we can add a few cats to this mix

… except to everyone who bothered to talk to me like one of the “regulars” at Le Poulet Rouge who walks past with her one year-old bulldog every day. I lamented how frazzled I feel and she reassured me that I would get used to it.

AND I HAVE!

Chief had his third weigh-in yesterday (he only gained one pound last week … whew) and I feel much more in control of the situation.

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We have our routine in place. He and I wake up first and I take him out for a quick pee and poop which happens before we make it past the next house.

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I have to pry him off of Loony’s head. How is this going to go when he’s fully grown?

Back inside I feed him and the cats (he gets fancy kibble dressed up with ground beef and a little broth) and take Scheissehund out for a longer walk. Unlike Chief, he needs to pee AT LEAST ten times before he’s dry.

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Schiessehund doesn’t smell like puppy either

Back home I get my MIL set up for a breakfast of coffee, Special K (her fave) and her morning meds. She’s declining quickly so I set everything out for her, including her milk. I caught her pouring coconut creamer in her cereal the other day, poor thing.

The kids get out the door and I take Chief on a longer walk. I don’t want to overwork him but he seems to enjoy a longish walk and maybe a playdate if we run into any one of his many dog friends in the neighborhood.

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Then we get the Nap of the Dead.

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So tired

As you can see from the videos up top, the animals are getting along. This even happened.

Minx and Bates

Yesterday I was cleaning the penthouse and I found a Painted Lady butterfly trapped inside. I carefully palmed her and released her outside.

And with that, Fall began.

The temperature dropped sharply and it’s been raining for two days. I love cool weather on the heels of a scorching and dry Indian Summer. Right now the boys are at MPT’s house and I’m on the couch with my MIL (she’s dozing in her seat) and both dogs.

 

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Loony is watching a football game and I’m so content. I can feel the radiators kicking out the heat and it feels like love.

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Current mood

Lest I complain yet again about what an awesome and busy summer I had and how tired I am from playing with my beautiful friends, I’ll suffice to say that I’m in the mood to nest and hibernate.

Honestly, I’m not even excited about Halloween. I might stay in this year because figuring out a costume and facing a night of staying up late just sounds like work. If I want to drink and dance I can go to a show with Loony and Gofer almost any time without having to change out of my sweats.

Plus, why would I want to leave when I have this at home?

Here’s some inspiring and feminist shit I found on the internet that I love …

Yeah, I’m good today. Really good. I’m going to make a pot pie and a chocolate cake for dinner. My latest obsession is the food section at World Market.

Here’s a pro tip, if you ever feel like shopping because you are bored, go to World Market and check out the food.

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I didn’t buy this but it made me hanker for cake

The items are fascinating but pretty much everything will give you pause. Do you really want to buy a cake in a pouch? I can leave empty handed while having quenched my desire to window shop.

I’m also trying to justify buying this beautiful print I saw in National Geographic. Isn’t it sublime?

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Looney and I had a heart to heart yesterday. We both work so hard and it never stops. We never take a day off. So today we rest.

4 thoughts on “Why Leave The House?

  1. Your entries here continue to unfold the eyes, heart and deep feelings of a great human, Vivienne.
    I’m grateful to be your friend.

    • And I am grateful to have you as a friend. You helped me get ready for Anita’s arrival while juggling the pets and providing me with great company. What more could a person want?

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