Who is Peeing on the Carpet?


Today is my first day alone in our new house! I’d say we are roughly 3/4 unpacked with several systems to set up yet. One of those is the cats.
Until our beautiful dog Amos passed in May, I almost didn’t realize we had 2 cats. They seemed to accessorize him. Now they get a lot more attention, as you can imagine. I know cats don’t adjust to moves very well, so we locked them in the spare bathroom with all their gear & needs during the move and the following couple days. Now that they are free, they are needy (& kneading my baby belly every chance I sit / lay still).
We have carpet. From an esthetics and germ perspective I despise carpet like I despise window treatments. It’s expensive ish berber & isn’t in the reno budget to rip out, this year. The stairwells have in the last three days become a stink bomb of either cat spray or pee!!! Uggg! Nothing worse than cat pee smell! Nothing. I have yet to catch anyone in the act (goddess help them if I do) as they do it after we leave for work. We’ve emptied a box of baking soda cat litter deo all over already. Any suggestions folks? Other than driving the kitties to “the farm”?
Happy times*! I’m hoping to unpack / find my craft supplies and set up a table today! Stay tuned.
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Roe! Roe! Roe! Merry Fishmas!


Roe! Roe! Roe!
Yesterday, and I can’t be sure of the details… But a mystery merriment elf team punked my dad’s condo with some fishy Christmas cheer! It was dad’s fault for giving out his spare keys to just any hooligans. Later this holiday, a video will be circulated with merriment details, possibly here.
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The Mad Housewife



Fantastic, heh? Happy Johnny Cash Day from the Mad Housewife extraordinaire. Laundry & litter & woodstacking inside complete yesterday with some fall garden harvesting.


We have enough kale for the island for the winter, as my husband is not a fan. I tried honey & creole spice with our bbq steak but he didn’t love it. I think you either love or hate Kale. I’m a lover. It’s so damn good for you. Although we didn’t drink Mad Housewife merlot, some fizzy vodka martinis with olives & pickled asparagus were consumed, as we played in the retreat yard in our rubber boots. Ps. I worked on the craftroom unpack / set up for a while so expect crafty posts soon!


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here kitty kitty


and we thought the cats would have a hard time on the stair well..

Check this out – a wine cellar in a spiral staircase, accessed through a window hatch in the kitchen floor! 


We thought our new retreat staircase and wine cellar were pretty cool…

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blogging break amidst the unpack

HUGs to Paula in K-town over this full moon time, who I now know reads my blog rants!

I’m just taking a break from unpacking. While I’m editing a video vlog (dad… a vlog= video blog entry usually posted on youtube), I thought I’d change up my theme and post the larger painting that the header photo came from. It’s one of my fav pieces from Art Therapy School and I had it posted on a red wall when I lived in Kimberley, in that heritage place with the hot tub, on Howard. You all remember the “one”.

Anyway, changed the theme in an effort to make wordpress work for me but I  find it limiting or it could just be my web skills are limited. I wanted a menu for choosing “ferry happenings” or “videos” etc but all I get are catagories and the same thin column format. I digress.