It is so cold here. Sometimes you forget just how cold it can get. Yesterday it was –3 when we got up. Today was –7. It’s supposed to be a low of –13 tonight. I find it hard to do anything other than be under a fleece blanket. I don’t even want to exercise, which is funny because that warms you up. Maybe it is instinct just to burrow. That’s what Pixie does.
Stuck to me like glue. I had to move her after this picture as it was quite impossible to work. She is also a walking static machine and I keep zapping her nose. Poor girl. Our house is so dry from the heat being on all the time. I resorted to putting a wet towel over the heating vent to try to get some moisture in the air.
I had a wonderful warm breakfast today. I made up some oat bran add added some liquid egg whites, then topped with a banana sauteed with some cinnamon and a bit of cooking spray. You must use a nonstick pan for doing that, trust me.
Normally I mash the banana up and add it to the cooking water and this was a nice change.
I had an update on Billy. His new name is Merlin. He was adopted along with another young cat and they are getting along famously! They sleep and play with each other and seem very happy. Here was part of the note sent to me by his new person:
As I type this he is sound asleep at the bottom of my feet, I am so happy to have him; it was definitely meant to be!!
I will admit that I cried when I read the update. Both because I am really, really happy that he has such a good home and also because I miss him. Poor John felt so bad, and I tried to explain that it was more happy than not. I know you ladies will understand what I mean.
John had made up some bourbon chicken last night for dinner, so that is what I had tonight. Only I sauteed some broccoli and added the chicken and some red pepper flakes to it.
Note that space on the plate was supposed to be for my clementines, but there was a good amount of chicken so there wasn’t a lot of room – and the fruit must not touch the entree!
Bathroom progress is slow. I am looking forward to the weekend when I can just get in there and really rip it down instead in dribs and drabs after work. I need to turn the power off and obviously can’t do that until I can work in there during the daytime
Looking good, right? The tile pretty much fell off the counter tops. Good think we didn’t decide to have them refinished because they were adhered so poorly I didn’t even need to use a hammer – I got one loose and the rest just pushed off. Quality work, I tell you. At least the stupid toothbrush holder is gone! And I can’t wait for a new vanity.
I am thinking that I might do something different on the walls and paint some vertical stripes on the wall up to the chair rail alternating burgundy and cream. We found a shower curtain we both liked and might go with that color scheme. Once we get the floor up and can really survey what needs to be done, then we will decide on the flooring. I am hoping for tile, but it may not happen because there are uneven spots where the tile is currently cracked and you can’t lay tile without an even floor. So, need to see what is going on underneath there. I will know a lot more after this weekend.
Now to get back under the heated fleece!