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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Sunday, June 6, 2010

being the old cat lady is not the same thing as being catwoman

This is my third attempt to post this weekend. The truth is... my tales of living like a cat are just not that exciting.

I'm officially The Old Cat Lady... not because I have a house full of cats (two doesn't equal house full) but because I've been sleeping like a cat this weekend... waking for a few hours, sleeping for a few hours... and it's been delicious.

But boring.

I've watched a few movies... Paint Your Wagon, Juno, Lolita... yes, diverse but it's just what's been on. I'm about to watch Funny Girl.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm excited to watch the premiere of Kate Plus 8 tonight. I like her. Yes, I know she's pushy and a stage mom and a shrew and using her kids, blah, blah, blah. But I still find her fascinating.

I love TCM.

I also love styrofoam cups with lids... the kind that you get from Chickfila, McDonalds, Sonic. I enjoy my beverage and then I re-use the cup for days. Austin swears that I had a slushie without him today because I have a Sonic cup. WRONG!

We're on a tight budget this month. Tighter than usual, as I am determined to get our bills caught up and our living expenses under control. We just had a $30 grocery trip... we're having pb&j lunches, sloppy joes, pasta with chicken and burgers this week. This weekend - because Austin had been hanging out at his friend Zack's nonstop and I therefore didn't plan any meals for him - we've been eating caprese salad (tomato, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil) and eating my 10 grain hot cereal with bananas. We have not starved. I also have stuff to make taboule which I love and Austin hasn't tried. We each picked out one craving food... he got cheezits and I got dark chocolate covered raisins. I always have an emergency ration of brown rice and dried beans and the making of cornbread. We sent our emergency spaghetti rations to Zack's house as they were out of food stamps.

Hard times all around, right? Hoping to get some nice fresh vine ripened tomatoes from some of my gardening buddies. A co-worker gave me lettuce out of her garden last week and it was awesome. She asked if I wanted any of their other produce over-production and I practically jumped up and down. Yes!

It's been a good weekend for me. I needed some down time. My hair is a mess (but clean) from the bitty kitty licking it. I don't know why. I'm dressed like a homeless person (but comfortable) because I have been too tired/lazy to do laundry. I have a toothache but it's not nearly as bad as I feared it would get to be over the weekend. When I left work on Friday afternoon I was in pretty bad pain.

I love reading the wikipedia entries for old movies while I'm watching them.

Time to make some sloppy joes for me and the kid. Hope you had a good weekend!


JennBand08 said...

Hey.. How did observing the other agency go? Always good to score some fresh garden produce. Very cool!

Missie said...

Have a good week!