April 6th, 2013

2013, cyd, new

going out to weed the back yard

i'm sitting on the patio watching dawn approach. it's still too dark for "bop-bop" so i'm alone, the cats are all inside. and milo is asleep with Red. it's around 5 degrees with a light cool breeze. i'm listening to music.

i fell asleep to the Godfather at 11 last night and slept until 4 this morning. more sleep than i've gotten in a couple of days. i feel pretty good.

no one is up. i think doc is awake, struggling with sleep. i keep waiting for him to come out.

i told him that since Red moved in, he has mostly ignored me, and i was perfectly happy with that. it is nice to have the attention turned away from me and my idiosyncrasies.

we sat out here on the patio yesterday for almost the whole day, listening to ani difranco from the stereo in the living room. all the people that were over next door came out on the roof to see what was going on. music and all. it was just the three of us chain smoking and talking. well, they were mostly talking, i was into the music.

i have a question for the cosmos: how come everywhere we go we meet mobsters? it's getting a little old. in my 30's, i was fascinated by it. not so much any more.

the sun started coming up so i took lelu and freddie "bop-bop". lelu wasn't that into it, sitting by the door the whole time. freddie took off and played in the rose bushes.

yesterday we let vader go bop-bop and he jumped up on the wall and began to make his escape. i mistook him for howler, so just let him go. luckily he came back to doc. who told me i was fired. meh. so vader is not allowed out anymore. he's too adventurous and doc isn't about to let him be an outdoor cat after what happened to jack. felix he doesn't care about, and howler is allowed out so he always has the option to go home to where he followed us from. he never does.

i wonder what today will hold. i vacuumed and changed the litter boxes yesterday and emptied the dishwasher. Red filled the dishwasher and swept the porch and tidied up the kitchen. she's so eager to help out. and doc keeps trying to tell her that i need to do things to stay active. speaking of, i'm kind of hyper, i think i'll go out and weed.
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we're watching the Fifth Element

i watched it yesterday, but Red hasn't seen it in years. it's so cool to see someone enjoy it like this.

no new pictures of milo . . . oh, i didn't tell you, milo has his own board on my pintrest.com site. just go to http://www.pintrest.com/cydniey, his is the last board at the bottom. anyway, no new pictures of him today, he's being boring. Red doesn't feel good and he's sticking close to her, but mostly sleeping.

freddie still won't come out while milo is around. but with me getting up at four in the morning, we ave time to play and go bop-bop. maybe i'll try and stay up all night tonight to hang out with her and lelu. i'll watch farscape episodes. or firefly. or castle episodes on the computer. i keep forgetting i have those. i watched the first one of last season and got totally sucked in. another cop show to be addicted to, fabulous.

i sat outside this morning and listened to some good old fashioned hardcore, Fear. it was very cathartic. i had to listen to it softly, though, since it was 5 am. then, around 8, i started weeding. doc came to my window and asked what i was doing, tromping through the leaves that early in the morning. i just smiled and said, "weeding" and went back to it. now all we have to do is pick up the remaining piles, i picked most of them up. and then rake that side and the back yard will be clean. but for a big ass pile of leaves near the back wall.

it felt good to do physical work. and it felt great to see the results. some of the stalks of the weeds were an inch in diameter. i got pollen in my hair and leaves and my shoes are a dusty mess. and it was great.

did i tell you that freddie climbed Tony the Tree? yeah, the other night. i took her out darkness bop-bop and she disappeared on me. i grabbed the flashlight and was looking for her when i noticed a glint in the tree. sure enough, she was up there, having the time of her life. she was Pissed when i took her down. since then she and howler have tried to climb the big pine tree and not gotten very far. it's about 20 feet up before the limbs start. so i'm sure they'll both go back to Tony.