I even have sort of quite a lot of images this week, so I will get proper to it…
I will begin with this image of Jerry, as a result of he’s SO EXCITED about this. As you might know, he is ridiculously into Ghostbusters. And a few years in the past, he ordered this proton pack from a crowdfunding factor. I’ve heard about it not less than as soon as a day for the final two years. It lastly arrived, and he’s past thrilled.
That is what it seems to be like up shut… (he despatched me this photograph as we speak and advised me I may apply it to my weblog if I would like. Hahaha! It was cute that he was so excited):
I have been doing a ton of labor on the “cat wall” over the previous couple of weeks to lastly end up our bed room. I might put the cabinets up (the holes are there for the cats to climb via as much as the top–then they’ll enter the hexagon, which ends up in the highest of the closet in our toilet) however I did not like how plain the wall seemed. With a black wall and black cabinets, it simply seemed very naked.
So, I had the thought so as to add some cat silhouettes on the wall. I used to be pondering I wished it to appear like our bathe curtain (which I will publish an image of additionally) solely it could be white silhouettes on black as a substitute of the black on white.
Right here is the bathe curtain. Can you notice which cat is slightly totally different than the others? 😉
I seemed for some stencils on Amazon, however they have been all very small. So, I printed out some silhouettes that I discovered from a google search after which I used an X-Acto knife to chop them out.
I had hoped to make use of the paper as a stencil, however it was simply too skinny and I did not wish to spray adhesive all around the wall. As a substitute, I resorted to the painstaking means of tracing the silhouette with pencil, then utilizing a tiny little paint brush to hint that with primer, then fill within the center with a barely bigger brush. When the primer dried, I needed to do all of it once more with a coat of paint.
I actually like the way it turned out, although!
It seems to be much less boring. I feel I already posted a photograph of that contraption on the highest left, however I might taken one of many cat beds and mounted it to a board (sideways, in order that the opening was going through upward). Now the cats can climb into it from that high shelf. Chick can at all times be discovered sleeping there!
I used to be so completely satisfied after I noticed that even Phoebe wished in on the motion:
She likes to climb up via the hexagon and sleep in a mattress on high of the lavatory closet. I felt dangerous as a result of she will get bullied by the kittens (not essentially “bullied”, however they suppose it is enjoyable to attempt to play along with her and she or he undoubtedly does NOT need them close to her). I felt like she wanted one other exit, so I made a couple of extra cabinets for the opposite facet of the wall, hahaha.
So now, there’s a path over the lavatory door, resulting in cabinets which can be like steps for them to get down.
I do know this complete factor most likely appears ridiculous to non-cat individuals, however we’re a bit obsessive about our cats if you cannot inform. They’re spoiled, for certain. Nevertheless it’s so enjoyable to look at them play and revel in it! I’ve extra concepts so as to add to it over time.
Talking of portray, I had some retailer credit score at Lowe’s and after I noticed this, I picked up a few them. I at all times wrap my brushes in plastic wrap, hoping to have the ability to use them the subsequent day (or, if I am actually fortunate, two days later). I hate cleansing brushes after I know I will be utilizing them once more quickly! Nicely, I want I might identified about this factor 5 years in the past after I was portray like loopy. It really works SO WELL. I truly stored my brushes in there for over 10 days they usually have been nonetheless moist. One was oil-based and one was water-based they usually each labored simply nice. I feel they have been solely about $5, and completely value it.
As I’ve talked about approach too many occasions over the previous couple of weeks, I am fairly upset about our insurance coverage. Jerry and I made a giant mistake within the fall after we modified our plan. We did not perceive it very effectively and we thought we have been making an excellent choice… and it undoubtedly wasn’t. My psychiatrist go to? I’ve at all times paid a $25 co-pay. Nicely, this month my go to was $260! My bipolar remedy? It will be about $400 a month, and after some coupons/reductions, $320–so I ended up switching meds to get one that’s $30 a month. To date, I actually miss my earlier remedy. I hope this one will work higher after I give it some extra time.
We undoubtedly realized a giant lesson about medical insurance (the laborious approach), and now we are able to not less than educate our youngsters what NOT to do, haha. Anyway, I had a very dangerous day and it began at 6:30 within the morning after I did the Wordle. Significantly?! My first guess was fairly promising to not less than get it in three tries. By the fifth guess, I assumed I’ll not get it in any respect.
After which I seemed up some memes to ship Shawn, as a result of he is going via an issue together with his insurance coverage proper now, too. Memes at all times make me really feel higher! Shawn sends me quite a lot of them, too.
I began 10K coaching straight away. Throughout my run final evening, I used to be making an attempt to get house earlier than darkish. A couple of mile in, the lake was so nonetheless and it blended in with the sky–it was actually cool trying. About 10 minutes after I obtained house, we had the loudest thunder I might ever heard–literally. It cracked about 5 occasions and I assumed our home was going to fall into items. Oddly, it barely rained!
I swear it was practically darkish after I took this image, however my cellphone makes it appear like I used to be completely mendacity!
And lastly, I made a decision to begin my February craft challenge slightly early. I might completed my cross sew cat, and I simply wasn’t that into knitting my hat but, so I made a decision to work on latch hook. (I swear, I can NEVER keep in mind if it is “latch hook” or “hook latch”. I’ve to google it each time.) I seemed via a ton of various patterns and I wasn’t thrilled about any of them (there have been a couple of cool ones, however they have been like $70 and massive)–I ended up deciding on this cow. I’ve solely completed a few rows and it isn’t as a lot enjoyable as I keep in mind from after I was a child, hahaha. However I will end it!
Nicely, I will go placed on my pajamas, make some dinner, then most likely work on my latch hook whereas watching… a present. I am undecided what to look at! I binged Monk embarrassingly quick, and now I want one thing new to look at whereas I maintain my arms busy at evening.
Have an awesome weekend! xo