Yesterday was a Provincial holiday in Ontario, and although it was a holiday for most of us, I felt like I was missing out on important "things to do" by not treating the day like an ordinary Monday. I woke up today feeling like I was behind on everything. What good is a holiday if I'm stressed about everything when the holiday is over?
In keeping with our vow to maintain a fabulous marriage, David and I decided to spend the night away from home on Sunday night. My son takes care of the cats and geriatric dog while we're gone, so it's pretty special to be able to have some spontaneity and take off like that. We went to dinner, the movies and back to our hotel. No scooping litterboxes or feeding cats for 24 hours. Lovely. :)
I had a laundry list of things to do today so the day started way too early. I was back at the shelter this morning and rescued 3 sweethearts that looked like they needed a Forever Home. We had a black cat adoption this weekend, so I wanted to rescue somebody else that would be considered hard to adopt. I walked the cages thinking, "Who is the ugliest in here?" Yes, I found somebody but I'm not going to say who :)
I met with a lovely couple at our veterinary clinic who lives in a rural area. They had been feeding and caring for two kittens that had been dumped off....so I took them too. (the cats...not the couple. hahaa!) This is why living in a rural area wouldn't work for me. I couldn't stand how many animals get abandoned and I'm sure as soon as local folks found out that I was "cat friendly", I'd find dozens on the property. Maybe that isn't fair to generalize that way, but it's certainly been my experience.
Back to Petsmart to insure that everybody is ok there. I met one of our younger volunteers while I was there and that was a treat! She was such a sweet girl and I couldn't help but think, "What an AWESOME volunteer job to play with kittens for a few hours each week!"
It's 3:15 as I type this blog post and I'm now realizing that there is absolutely NOTHING to cook for dinner in the house. How could I spend over $250.00 for food yesterday and not have a thing to cook for dinner?? Holy crap. I need to stop judging my value as a wife by what I cook for dinner. Certainly David doesn't care.
Tomorrow will be a more detailed day - hopefully, less scrambling. Would love some time to cross my T's and dot my i's. Heck...I'll just settle for a dinner with fresh vegetables in it.