What An Exhausting Week

Posted By on May 14, 2009

Oh, hello there. It seems that I have not posted in quite a few days. From my last post, you probably deduced that I drowned when my cat peed in my nose while I was sleeping. She thought she was being helpful, a homemade kind of Neti Pot.

But that is not what happened at all. In fact, I actually got trapped under a mound of cardboard boxes and was unable to escape until right now. The weird thing is that being trapped under all those boxes has not made my desire to unpack any stronger.

Actually, I’ve been busy! I had plans! And errands to run! And a vacuum to buy! AND CAT URINE TO CLEAN UP! And then I went to the Cubs game last night. It was a game time decision, seeing as there was a tornado watch as I was leaving my house for the stadium. And let’s just say, I don’t do well with the threat of tornadoes.

But the game was played. It rained off and on during the game. In fact, they started to bring the tarp out in like the second or third inning and then everyone BOOED the grounds crew. And I know the Cubs groundskeeper and I felt so bad for him. The hurricane didn’t come until the 8th inning. So I decided to call it a night. And walk home in a hurricane. I’m not even exaggerating. The rain was coming from all directions. And the wind, hoo boy, was it strong. I had to hold my umbrella down so it wouldn’t turn inside out. The wind was so strong I was convinced at one point I was going to take off, a la Mary Poppins.

So that’s what I’ve been doing. The cats actually seem to be doing better, but I haven’t really slept well since I moved into the new condo because every time I hear Kitty Kitty meow that loud, shrieking meow, I’m convinced she’s peeing somewhere. So then I get up and sniff every inch of the carpet. And then I head back to bed when I smell nothing and the cycle repeats itself about an hour later. Shit, no wonder I’m so tired this week. This is what having a newborn is like, ISN’T IT?

But she’s had no accidents (knock on wood) (and yes, I just knocked on my head) since that first night. The Feliway is working, she no longer spends her days locked in the bathroom and I think she’s starting to adjust. Even though I found out tonight that she’s got a personal vendetta with the washing machine. She hates the washing machine and all its noise. And I caught her this evening trying to scratch it with her paw. Little does she know in a battle for my love, the washing machine will win. No hesitation.

Because even though my washing machine is loud as fuck and kind of small, the fact that I did three loads of laundry tonight and didn’t have to step foot outside or climb any stairs will never get old.

Sorry Kitty.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


13 Responses to “What An Exhausting Week”

  1. Jen says:

    You had me at homemade Neti pot. That is pretty much the best line I’ve ever read. And, I KNOW re: the hurricane threat; we’ve been having crazy winds around here lately. It’s almost enough to make me want to buy the outdoorsy kind of jacket with an elasticized hood. Almost.

  2. Christina says:

    When I moved to our place, I hugged my washer and dryer.

    I hope that you remain urine free!!!!

    Christinas last blog post..Guess again…

  3. Rhi says:

    Listen – it’s good she hates it. I hope she hates the Washing Machine’s brother, the Dryer. Because Gelsey will ON OCCASION try to jump in the dryer.

    Rhis last blog post..Hey Baby! Let’s go to Vegas!

  4. Darcey says:

    Between the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher, you’ve got it made!
    Yeah, I’ve been looking at places and won’t even consider them if they don’t have those 3 requirements, or at least connections for the first two.

  5. Moose says:

    Kitty’s giving careful thought to the “where to pee next” question.

    Mooses last blog post..I Still Don’t Understand That Sign

  6. Dawn says:

    Oh how I miss having my own washer & dryer…

    Dawns last blog post..i have to say…

  7. Summer says:

    When I am really overwhelmed, I want to escape via drinks or shopping.

    Summers last blog post..Public Hanging

  8. Deidre says:

    I’m with Rhi – hope she hates the dryer. A family friend had her cat jump in the dryer and then go through a cycle…Not good.

    It sounds like you’re getting all settled! How lovely!

    Deidres last blog post..If I created the world…

  9. Ree says:

    I thought I was going to have to go search for the basement of my hotel that night!

    Rees last blog post..Haiku Friday – Is it naptime yet?

  10. Lauren says:

    hehe, you’ve pretty much made it! cat urine aside, you can now start settling in!

  11. slynnro says:

    What kind of horrific society were you living in where people don’t have their own washers and dryers? That’s an abomination in Texas, y’all.

    slynnros last blog post..Max Factor Giveaway!

  12. Angella says:

    I can’t believe that somebody’s cat went through a cycle!

    Would you hate me if I told you that I laughed at that?

    Angellas last blog post..Coming Out Both Ends

  13. auntie says:

    having your own washer and dryer is one of the most wonderful things in the whole world. ever.

    aunties last blog post..Inside Out