Seriously WHAT is cuter than this? Me and my gal netflixing last night.
So this happened! Back in May I was complaining (who me? 😉 )about how these cat scratch stand thingys barely last a year and had been looking around since then for a replacement. Saw one on Amazon for a good price and stuck it in my shopping basket to think it over, and then last week Amazon sent me a 5€ gift voucher (??). So what the heck, I decided to go for it. As you can see, its arrival and unpacking was the cause of much excitement and interest by Morcilla (AKA the nosiest cat ever) and she was happy to assist while I got the thing assembled.
It’s a bit smaller than the old one, but they never used that tube thing in the middle anyhow, and it seems to meet with everyone’s approval. Only issue is the little cubby hole bit in the new one is also smaller and I wasn’t sure if Loki would be able to fit into it, so when I dismantled the old one I kept the larger cubby hole as he’s taken to having naps in there lately. So I guess that’s it until next year. 🙂
Well this is exciting! I have lights in my bathroom again. Brand new LED nice bright white ones. This was a bit of a saga because one of the old ones burnt out (or so I thought) quite some time ago. I tried changing the bulb but it still wouldn’t work, so my landlord sent over his handyman and I was told the connector needed replacing and he’d be back. As I say, that was awhile ago, and then one by one the bulbs started dying, until I only had two left. I thought that at this rate I’d soon by showering by candlelight.
Pablito had said he would change them for me (he had already come over to fix a faulty socket that had blown up my hairdryer) but then LOCKDOWN happened. Anyhow, today was finally the day and my landlord once again sent Antonio (AKA Tony Black Hands) to replace all the lights. I was concerned that he wasn’t wearing a mask, but he did take off his shoes as requested, and I kept my distance (and then spent two hours disinfecting the bathroom). I guess because there’s not much else going on I am feeling way too thrilled about having new lights. And tomorrow I will paint the bathroom ceiling because, well, Tony Black Hands.
Also just signed a new contract for Casa Azahar, so I am really feeling safe and happy in my lovely home. Except now I need 😎 to go into the bathroom.
Yesterday marked the official final day of lockdown in Spain. I started counting Day 1 as March 14th, so that makes it 100 days, but I see some other “official” numbers vary by a day or two. Doesn’t matter. For me it’s been 100 days of lockdown, which have been mostly spent alone, until a few days ago when I dared to meet a friend for lunch. Other than that, there’s been no human contact other than at the supermarket. My last hug was on March 11th. The only times anyone has even touched me since then was when I went to have blood taken, and the other day when the oncologist poked and prodded my belly. This has been hard for a girl who loves her hugs!
What else has been hard in terms of lockdown itself? To be honest? Not that much really. Sure I’ve been a bit bored at times (not often), worried, lonely, anxious, but I’ve also been surprisingly patient and even content, making sure my days include things I enjoy (cooking, chatting online with friends, cuddling cats, writing this silly blog) and I’ve even set up a workout routine for those days I don’t get out for a walk. But as I’ve said here before, I’ve already had training for this when I spent a year and a half basically “locked down” by cancer, chemo and several major abdominal ops. And then I read this very good article by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett which reminded me that I’d also had even more previous training with my agoraphobia, which used to made it impossible to leave my home.