It’s Been Sunny and So I Am

I woke up kinda late this morning. My hair and I had a rough night because we dreamt of an invasion of tiny but electric-shooting-and-stinging cephalopods (why doesn’t Google know that word?) all over my house which caused me to wake at 4am, and I was so shaken from my nightmare, I had to go sit on my sofa and calm down after first ensuring the house was free from cephalopod invasion.

When I wandered out to the kitchen for coffee this morning, Sassy asked me if I would like eggs. She made me scrambled eggs and toast with butter and a big glass of orange juice.

I caught up on WordPress and pet my cat for a while before doing the things I had planned to do on this glorious day in February, as the sun was shining and temperatures would soar to a high of 55. 55! In February! It kinda freaks me out, but I ain’t complainin!

A week after this:

We had a real snowfall this month, round about nine inches. It was enough the bosses sent us home early and declared the next one a snow day. I spent the snow day playing in snow and shoveling snow. Our driveway is LONG. I thought I would never get that done. It is important to play before shoveling, because after shoveling, one is too tired to play.

Upon returning to work, I attempted to pull into our lot and got my lil SUV crossover vehicle stuck in the plow hump and had to be rescued by a Good Samaritan type. This was in keeping to how understaffed we’ve been and how overworked we are and I thought, stuck, spinnin my wheels, ah, what a metaphor!

Anyway, I had this list of chores and errands and I was determined to get things done this weekend. You know, during the heat wave and all. I knocked some of it out last night, left work, took Moo with me to the jeweler, the gas station, the grocery, then picked up Sassy and returned home to bake some mostaccioli.

Today I wanted to trim my hedges and clean up outside, because it was seriously startin to look like, well, I’d be embarrassed if y’all saw it. You’d think I was the Little Pig whose house was made of mud and sticks, okay? I asked The Mister to set up the power washer for me. Y’all, he power washed everything. Eventually, I realized he had no intention of my power washing anything. I said, “You don’t want me to do it, huh?”
He shook his head.
“It’s your toy, huh?”
He nodded.

This allowed me a considerable amount of porch-sittin time.

So pleased with my many accomplishments I was, I decided to go look at new plants. Cletus ate my money tree. I don’t know what that means in the feng shui sense, but it cannot be good.

Speakin of Cletus and plants, here he is on his perch.

As I explained to River, having lost a lovely mango bowl to Catticus’s dominance for window space, I yield to Cletus and Cletus has become a decor item.

Here are some photos of the other animals because I’m not playing favorites:

Yes, Clara is my favorite. She is MY cat.

Re: Favorites, according to previous posts some people thought the boy one was my husband – similar as they are, what with bein kin and all, they are actually two different people. See?

After buyin some plants and a new rake, Moo and I stopped for coffees.

When Moo and I returned, The Mister was still power washing! Moo said, “Daddy with his power washer is like a toddler with a popcorn popper.” So true. SO LOLZ

I had a nice lavender soak when I got home, put my jammies on, then I consumed a yummy turkey sammich on wheat, some chips, some strawberries, and a couple slices of horseradish cheddar. Got some laundry in. On a Saturday! Fanfuckingtastic day!

Tomorrow, bakin banana bread, makin chicken parm, and doin a lil beauty control, readin, watchin shows. It’s supposed to be 63! In February! When it’s 63, who cares if it rains? Not me, I love a good rainy day, especially a Sunday! Imma open the windows!

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68 Responses to It’s Been Sunny and So I Am

  1. Dan Antion says:

    The only thing better than doing all your chores is having someone else do them. That’s a fine bunch of critters you have. We are in the 40s, which feels warm enough after weeks in the teens. Enjoy Sunday. The banana bread sound great.

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  2. JT Twissel says:

    OMG – totally refreshingly honest and delightful post! Brought such joy ❀️

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  3. Sounds absolutely delightful, Joey! Moo hit it on the head with the power washer remark. Men may have different toys, but the rest of the remark holds. πŸ™‚

    janet

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  4. scr4pl80 says:

    Love it! So many animals. Handsome men you have there too. We had a warm one here today too but I did inside chores like laundry and cleaning the shower. I did walk Benny twice and only needed a sweater and a sweatshirt instead of a heavy coat. I live in California so anything under 65 is freezing to me – LOL. So nice to see you here!

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  5. cindy knoke says:

    You are living life right! Now I am going to have to google horse radish cheddar….. is it an actual thing? Or did you just eat horse radish with cheddar. I love both, so my enquiring mind wants to know…

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  6. You are a ball of energy. Being a native and lifelong Californian who has lived in the southern part of the state for about 40+ years I would be hibernating in those low temperatures. Hope the thermometer keeps going up where you are. The cats have the right idea, lounging.

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    • joey says:

      I have started to feel more normal than I have in a long, long time, so I am pretty high on energy lately. We’re going to be highs in the 40s and 50s this week and lows in 20s, so that’s nice πŸ™‚

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  7. Good to know life is good at your house. Nice weather you’re having, we’re still in the 30’s with ice on the surface. I’m jealous. Glad the good samaritan came along to help. Enjoy your banana bread and your Sunday.

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    • joey says:

      Thank you, Judy! I hope your temps start climbing soon. We will have colder temps and more snow, probably for another 45 days or so, but then spring will set in πŸ™‚

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  8. Rivergirl says:

    So much kitty goodness! All I could think of with the Cletus pic is that Dudley would take one look at those hanging plants and they would be hanging no longer. Cletus shows remarkable restraint.
    Hedge trimming and power washing? We’re still chipping ice here. No porch time for us yet…. enjoy!

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    • joey says:

      Funny you mention that, because right after I snapped that pic, I wound the vines up again just in case! LOL I think he only leaves them because he has no place to lean while he bats and chews.
      I hope you get some Fool’s Spring soon. It’s nice πŸ™‚

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  9. markbialczak says:

    It makes me very happy to read about life being so satisfying in JoeyLand, my friend. We also had a big February snow around our parts then a nice melt these past few days. Yesterday I walked Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle on a very sweet Saturday. Bring on March, please and thank you.

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  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    Nothing brightens a foggy morning more than a blog post full of furry faces πŸ’•. Your happy is rubbing off on me even though we haven’t – and won’t – see temperatures anywhere close to 63F.
    I’ve never heard of freezing fog before but apparently that’s our forecast this morning.

    Happy Sunday, Joey. May your day be filled with other people wanting to do your chores πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      I hope you’ll enjoy those rare warm days sooner than later, even if, like here, it doesn’t last. I’d never seen freezing fog until Dan posted some pics of pine needles encased in it. If we have it here, no one has spoken to me about it. This year they began using the word “gaupel” right out of Jack London’s vocab for snow sleet. Whatever, new scary weather people. Whatever.

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  11. Ally Bean says:

    I read this post last night but was too tired to leave a comment then, having done many chores myself. I’m glad you had a sunny day because they’re few and far between this time of year. I adore the pics of the pets. They be sources of sunshine, all of them. Happy Sunday.

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  12. marianallen says:

    Pets are utterly beautimous! And it’s kinda bedazzling, how much The Mister and The Boy One look alike. Joey, I enjoyed walking through your day with you, but you said you were going to the jewelry store, and then you didn’t say what you did there, or saw there, or (better yet) bought there. You holdin’ out on us? I saw a mega-flock of sandhill cranes flying north yesterday, so I guess spring really is in the offing. Oh, well; I guess we HAVE to have spring and summer.

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  13. Sounds like a great stretch. I’d be making notes somewhere about those cephalopods. Never know when one might need them for a story. (Keep them away from the money tree)

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  14. Waving to you and your good spirits, good pets and good plans. And balmy February.

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  15. baldjake70 says:

    I bought the pressure washer for me to play with. Just like the chainsaw, riding lawn mower, and weed eater. I use them to do manly fings and stuff in the yard. Now I just need to get the parts I need to fix the riding mower so that once spring springs into action I can bounce around the yard on my riding mower. I need to add leaf blower to my fings and stuff to blow all the grass clippings back into the yard, as well as an edger for all along the driveway. The joys of spring and summer.

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    • baldjake70 says:

      I forgot that I also want more hand tools and a gas powered weed eater for ease of use. That power cord is getting a bit old at this point. I want to cut down the things that we don’t want growing in our yard so that I can eventually replace the picket fence by the garage and on the side of the house. It is becoming an eye sore and a means for the dog to escape the back yard. Just need to decide what kind to get and install. This year I also want to start to burn all that wood or at least get it all hauled off.

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  16. I loved Moo’s description of The Mister with his power hose and the toddler poppin toy! LOVE IT!

    I’m glad you got rescued from the snow hump and had a great week overall. You’ve got better temperatures than we do today! Our high is predicted to be 48 degrees. I’m waiting for it to warm up before I go for my walk. Happy bakin day!

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  17. John Holton says:

    We were just a little too old for the corn popper, but my cousins all had them.

    Bring a shaker of salt with you to bed in case the cephalopods attack again…

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  18. meANXIETYme says:

    We just made banana bread today! Lol. But otherwise no power washing despite having one. I wish Hub enjoyed his power washer… πŸ™ Glad to read you! πŸ’•

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  19. Nancy says:

    Sounds like an amazing weekend!

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  20. Jewels says:

    I love every bit of this, Joey, thanks for sharin! I dreamt last night about teaching people to fly. Or actually, it was more about helping them realize they already had within them the ability to fly. It was pretty freaking amazing! What great temps you’re having there! We have 40’s in the forecast this week so I’m looking forward to that! Have a great week! 😊

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  21. Prior... says:

    hi Joey
    so nice to read this post! the pets! ahhhh lovely
    and seeing the hubs and son was nice

    february weather was so fickle here as well – and a few gorgeous temperature days was awesome but the last few days of rain and been so blah!!

    and love the photo of you – you are aging gracefully

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    • joey says:

      Thanks! It looks like we’re going to have an entire week of sun/part-sun πŸ˜€ Of course, we know the bitter temps will return and April and May will be rain, rain, rain!

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      • Prior... says:

        glad you have the week of sun coming up
        and as i type this and i completely sick of many days of rain and BLAH! hope to have some sun here too
        have a great day Joey

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  22. lois says:

    Cletus as a home decor item…oh, how I love this! Stripped the bed yesterday–good-bye duvet; hello lightweight summer quilt. The humidity today is a balmy 99%. I’m dyin’. So great to see this, Joey.

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  23. Benson says:

    I’m with you pal. Give me the sun every day. Glad you had such a wonderful day Joey. Hope you have more.

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  24. JoAnna says:

    I’m glad you got to play in the snow and have a rich cat now who ate the money tree. I gotta get somebody one of those power washer toys.

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  25. Bill says:

    I think our Sub, sub cold-ass freeze and all the power outages lasted for months, but I know it was only a few days. We lost every plant to the freeze. My bad.
    The good part of that is buying new plants. This is Texas. It never gets that cold in this part. Until now. I think 2 days later it was 82. The dead plants did not resurrect. πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      I’m sorry about your plants. I added some aloe and replaced my money tree, but outdoors, only evergreens are green. I hope you chose some real winners to celebrate the end of hell freezing over.
      The news from Texas was horrifying. I recall maybe 10 or so years ago (we still lived in Georgia) my friend in Ft Worth went through an ice storm — he took beautiful pictures of his windows, the trees, his car, all ensconced in ice — of course, at the time, he had power and water and HEAT. His only sense of danger was a slip and fall.

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      • Bill says:

        We lived in Base Housing when stationed in Fort Worth back in the day. Had many bad storms, but my kids loved building a snow man in the yard.
        I am sure we will be buying plants soon.
        My son and DIL suffered with no power for days. Only 30 minutes from us, but roads were too bad to drive. Anyway, nice Springy weather here now.

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  26. bikerchick57 says:

    Jeepers, Joey, I never seem to catch your posts until a week later. My bad! Love all your fur baby photos and how much the two adorable boys resemble family. Does the younger one like power washers too?

    I’m glad you had a beautiful, warm, rewarding last weekend of February. Let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed that March continues the trend.

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    • joey says:

      Thank you!
      I really don’t know if Bubba’s ever used a power washer. He did have an agricultural type job for a few years and maybe did. Prolly The Mister wouldn’t let him use ours, but he’ll be housesitting later this month and no one would be here to stop him…
      I’m always glad when you stop by πŸ™‚

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  27. Amy says:

    We got lucky with our one big snow. The hubby was shoveling off the front porch and a neighbor with a plow on the front of his UTV asked if we’d like him to clear the driveway. Saved us hours of manual labor. lol. The weather this year has been kinda crazy. Just sat out in 30 degrees for a soccer game this morning and had some days where it was close to 70 last week! But today is the first day of spring!! And buds are beginning to bloom!! Yay! πŸ™‚

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