First, a question for cat owners – Do your cats cover their poop in the litter box? Because mine don’t and it’s really starting to make me mad. They build giant pyramids over it when they go outside. Why can’t they build litter pyramids? And HOW do they track so much litter through the house? I’ve tried those mats that are supposed to get the litter off their feet and I think they just jump over them. It’s becoming such a constant problem that I’m dreaming of the sound of litter scattering across the floor. Seriously, that’s what I dreamed about this morning. Meanwhile, The Tuna was peeing on my bathroom rug….
Okay, now that my rant about cats has concluded, I’ll get to Cee’s Share Your World questions for the week. Oh, one more thing about cats: I’m tired of dealing with their bad attitude every time it rains. It’s not my fault and it’s certainly not the dogs fault and he didn’t deserve to get smacked this morning. Shape up, kitties!
Okay, really. Questions now.
Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets? Yes, I do. And I think they’ve been here and probably continue to visit. I just can’t dismiss the experiences of very rational-sounding pilots, military personnel or anyone. Who am I to think that all these people are crazy or lying?
How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities. I’ve lived in Birdsview, Sedro Woolley, Stanwood, Burlington, Edison, La Conner and Everett, all in Washington. The only time I lived out of state was when I stayed with my boyfriend’s family in Glendale (I think), Nevada for two months. I hated it there. It was hot and sunny every day. I was so happy to get home to November rain!
If you given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? Go house hunting! I’ve lived for 15 years in a house that I hate. One of my biggest fears is that we’ll have some sort of disaster or market crash that makes it so I’m stuck here forever. I would be so furious with life! I just want a cute house. Not a big one or fancy one, just cute with the living space on the ground floor. I actually want something smaller than the 1,800 square feet we’ve got here. The less to clean, the better! This is one of my favorites in Snohomish, although the yard is probably too small for dogs and it’s probably out of our approaching-retirement price range.
But I can dream, right? I really like this style of house, I just want a smaller version.
Speaking of dreaming, Don says if we, or anyone at his work (they’ve all made a deal and have been buying tickets) wins the Power Ball, we’re buying this house:
He wants it because of the garage and I’m afraid anyone who wants the apartment above the garage would just be SOL. He wants the whole building for himself!
It’s much bigger than I want but, as long as we hire a cleaning service to come in once a week, I’m not going to argue!
The Never List: What are things you’ve never done? Or things you know you never will do?
Things I’ve never done:
Had a mani-pedi (You have to say it with a tone of contempt. I despite this nickname.)
Ridden in a helicopter
Things I will never do:
Wear high heels (I have in the past but NEVER again.)
Get fake nails
Public speaking (I’d rather walk on broken glass barefoot or sleep on a bed of nails. Or, shoot myself in the foot. Or, have my spleen removed with no anesthesia. It all sounds inviting compared to standing in front of a crowd!)
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week I was so grateful for the beautiful winter sun. I felt energized and renewed after the long, dark, dreary, wet, depressing month of December. This week, I’m looking forward to my new double-boiler coming in the mail. Kinda weird, right? The first thing I’m going to do is make heart-shaped, cane sugar-free chocolates. Then I’m going to whip up a recipe from the Balms, Butters and Salves course than I’m enrolled in.