Decomp – If you ever smell it, you never forget it. (If you saw any CSI show, you will remember they put a tissue over their nose. Seriously, that’s not enough to stop the stink!) Something stank outside the house. I couldn’t pinpoint the exact spot. Maybe it was in the garage or the shrubs around the house. Maybe a critter died in the pachysandra and was returning to the earth. It takes about a week for the worst to fade. It improved after the garbage went out. Makes me wonder what was in there to cause the awful smell. Hats off to those folks who work the garbage trucks. I don’t have the stomach for it.
She picked a perfect day! – Our family reunion was yesterday. My niece’s daughter hosted it. Because of conflicting schedules, it’s late this year. I was expecting cool weather but it wasn’t. We had a delightful mid-summer day. I can guarantee you if I had hosted it, there would have been rain, thunderstorms and cold weather. Maybe even the first snow.
Speaking of reunions – we always have way more food than we need. Enough to feed the 6th Fleet. It’s interesting what different hosts serve. Everyone brings a side or dessert. Gotta love pot luck. Something for everyone and a lot left over.
Still on reunions – (Yes, I am milking this one!) I always get nostalgic when we have one. Wish my mom could be there. My dad too. We took a picture to capture the moment. You never know which one will be the last or if someone will be missing next year. For me nostalgic comes with a touch of maudlin.
What? I can’t pick the color? – This week I bought some spare litter boxes. My little princesses only like two kinds. One is a very large container you get at a home store. It’s for mixing concrete. That’s for the basement. The other is a high sided one that contains (mostly) the occasionally errant urine sprays. That one goes in a spare bedroom for the elder cats or any lazy cat that doesn’t want to do steps. There were four colors but I couldn’t chose. Of course they sent me the color I didn’t want. Why does it come in colors? Does anyone have a litter box as the focal accent in a room? I like it to go unnoticed in a neutral tone that doesn’t yell, “Here I am, smell me!” Obviously the litter box manufacturers don’t share my decorating preferences.
So how was your week?