I honestly think I may be losing it. Anyone else?
I had to apologize to Maksim today. I don’t normally have to apologize to my cat but today I did.
I accused him of stealing my Apple Watch off the charger. I almost always have the same routine every night when I get ready for bed. Put my jammies on, brush my teeth, take out my contacts, put watch on charger by my bed, put dirty clothes in the hamper. Routine is important.
This morning when I got up, I took my shower, got dressed and went to put my watch on. It was nowhere to be seen. I looked beside the nightstand, behind the nightstand, on the shelves of the nightstand, under the bed. Nothing. Nada.
Maksim came sniffing around and I knew that he had taken it. He loves to rummage around on the nightstand and my watch band is an attractive (to cats) rubber type. I just knew he had taken it and hidden it with his stash of crinkly balls, feather mice, bottle caps and that one brussels sprout that I never did find. When he gets something he likes he just runs away with it if you try to confiscate it.
I looked high and low. Seriously. It was nowhere. I looked for my back up watch and was going to just cut my losses. But it bugged me. Where. Was. It?
Chris quietly asked me if I had checked the hamper. I told him no — I remember putting it on the charger after I took a bath last night. But I looked to satisfy him and you guessed it. There it was. Guess that memory of putting it on the charger was wrong. I had dropped it in the hamper with my dirty clothes.
I immediately thanked Chris and apologized to my sidekick. He deserved an apology for being falsely accused.
I also have had some pretty crazy dreams recently. The most vivid one was that I was in hot water because I didn’t have my mask on. I think Covid – 19 is creeping in everywhere, don’t you? Even in my dreams.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS. We just have to stay strong and not get beaten down by it. We can do it. The good news is that some states are doing better with their numbers and taking things seriously. Now if only North Carolina would brighten up and get with the protocols. Can I hear an Amen?
In the meantime — just look at this cat. Adorable, right?
Anything gone wacky in your world recently? I swear when Ann and I went to Tennessee back in February we felt a shift and soon after that the world went bonkers. It is still bonkers. Tell me about your observations in the comments and Comment for a Cause.
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Well, consider this accusation banked for the next thing sweet Maksim steals! Some of my friends are having the weirdest “COVID dreams.” I’d been spared for the longest time until a few weeks ago when I had a bad dream about another Internet cat I follow, Gary the Adventuring Cat. I recalled seeing a photo of him standing on the top of what looked like a huge mountain. At the time, I asked his owner what the perspective of the photo was because it looked like if he took one wrong step, he’d fall thousands of feet to his death. Turns out it just *looked* like a high mountain because of the angle the photo was taken. Whew! So my nightmare was that Gary lunged at a bird flying nearby, fell off the mountain, and we never saw him again. Terrifying.
Oh no–your Gary the Cat dream sounds frightening! I am sure glad it was just a dream! Life is so odd in real life and in sleep life these days. One day hopefully we will be able to look back on this time and say “Remember when…”.
Maxim is so handsome. We do find ourselves apologizing to Trayse a lot.
I don’t know what we would do without our pets, do you? Hope Trayse is doing well — I know he loves having his parents home more!
The world is bonkers for sure. And we are all just trying to do our best in these weird and uncertain times. I’ve apologized to Audrey and Finn a time it two myself. 😊
I am glad to hear you apologize to Audrey and Finn as well. I don’t want to be a jerk pet parent. 🙂
Oh Beth- what a post! As you know from our podcast, my sister has been having the wild dreams, too. Glad you found your watch. Also good that you apologized. About a month ago my son was packing things up to take his doggie for an 11 day training session. For some reason, things got hectic at the house, and the doggie peed in the house and I scolded him, maybe more than I should have. My son said, “Now you have to a apologize to him. Otherwise, he will sit and think about it for 11 days, alone in his cage and be sad.” I believed him. That broke my heart.
Poor Island got scolded by Grandma! I know you apologized but seriously –I get it. He piddled where he shouldn’t have. 🙂 The wild dreams are always a thing in my life –I have had some doozies over the years but of course lately they seem even more colorful.
How does one begin to comment on the world today. I’ll just share one positive: The governor of Minnesota is expected to order a state-wide mask mandate today. Finally! I fail to understand the resistance to something as simple as wearing a mask to protect others, and even ourselves to a certain degree.
I was so happy to see the mandate from the governor. However – we have had it here in NC for a couple weeks I think and I still see folks who don’t seem to really get it. If we all just followed a little mask wearing we could get our lives back to a more normal lifestyle sooner. I know -preaching to the choir here.
I expect some similar resistance in MN. Sigh.
The world is definitely bonkers and we have to keep trying to not go bonkers with it. Enough said on that issue. When something is missing and I just KNOW I put it in a particular place but it’s not there, it drives me absolutely crazy, so I totally understand how you felt about the watch. And poor Maksim getting the blame but you know he was a likely culprit. Glad you found it anyway.
You and I are alike. It drives me nuts if I can’t find something when I know I have put it somewhere. Thank goodness for a husband who calmly offered another answer. 🙂
These times affect us all in same and different ways that is for sure. All we can do is take it a day at a time and not be so hard on ourselves. I have no doubt Maksim forgave his Mom. Thank the Lord we have our husbands to help keep us down to earth.
One day at a time is a great way to take life -especially right now. Thanks for the reminder!
I’m glad you apologized to sweet Maksim. I remember when my daughter was a little girl and if she did something she shouldn’t have, she would say the cat did it. We always had a chuckle, when she wasn’t looking of course. Glad you found your watch and Maksim didn’t have to take the blame. But where is that brussel sprout??
I am still looking for that brussels sprout….honestly –he has a hidey hole someplace we don’t know about.
Maybe he ate it!!
Katie is bored and making me bonkers. She wants attention, food, a walk, more food. And then she wants food. I swear she would eat herself to death if she had free access to food. I’ve yelled at her a lot today. I guess I should apologize. She’s just being herself, just sometimes I am tired of her whining. She says she never gets to do anything fun. I say she has a short memory. 🙂 I got to go up north last week, it was amazing. Blog post will show up tomorrow. Three days of sunshine (mostly) and Lake Michigan. Sigh. I am expecting Michigan to shut things down again as our numbers are going up. My brother lives in Charlotte and I sure wish NC would get tough too. My brother and his family (step daughter, 3 grandkids, and wife) are over at AL at the lake this week. I don’t know. Seems risky to drive across Georgia and AL to get to the lake, I don’t know where you take 3 kids to use the bathroom that’s safe on the trip. But maybe I’m just jealous because I really want to be there too. Sigh. I don’t see an end in sight and that’s really frightening.
Katie being bored is not a good thing! I get it. Glad you got to go up north for a bit —I am sure that was much needed for your mental health. I am so missing all of our family but we are still in a pretty hot zone and just don’t need to risk anything at this point either for ourselves or our loved ones.
Maksim is soooo adorable and dapper!!!!! Glad you found the watch! (Sweet that you apologized to him!!! ♥) I might be having bizarre dreams but I dont usually remember them! lol
Thanks –we think Maksim is pretty darn special as you can tell. The dreams are just a thing right now I guess. A lot of folks are having really odd ones.
Aw, I’m sure Maksim accepted your apology. I apologized to Gypsy a couple of days ago because I accidentally stepped on her paw. (Never mind that she decided to walk right in front of me as I was taking a step..!)