Friday, November 6, 2009

At Least I Never Turned Into The Old Cat Lady. I Could Never Afford That Kind Of Lifestyle Anyway.

Today is the 5th day I've spent as a single woman living alone with her cats (and dog).


When I was 19 I always thought I'd end up being that single 25 year old (Yes, that was really old in my 19 year old mind, remember I live in Utah) with curlers in her hair who spends her days in her pajamas tending to her 25 cats.


Damn, I never thought of all the litter box scooping that would require. That's a ton of cat poop. I can't imagine how much money I'd be spending on litter. I guess I could just teach all the cats to use the toilet, that would solve the litter problem but then I'd have to buy a lot of toilets. I guess it's a good thing I didn't turn into the cat lady. I don't have enough energy for all the poop.


Well this week I had a little taste of that life. Alex has been out of town to visit his grandparents in Colorado. His grandpa is very ill and not doing very well, they thought he might not make it through the week so my husband, his brother and his parents flew out there on Monday.




Luckily Grandpa is doing better now and should be coming home from the hospital today. That is great news! I love Grandpa Leon and Grandma Irma so much. When I met them for the first time it was like I had been their grand daughter my whole life.


I'm so happy Grandpa and his big ears are doing better. Aren't they cute?




I also can't wait to get my husband back. Our trash cans are full because I forgot to take out the trash Monday night, that's his job.


Our mailbox is also full because I keep forgetting to bring in the mail, that's his job.


Dozer, on the other hand, gets pretty excited when Dad goes out of town because that means he gets to sleep in the bed with me. Of course he misses Dad too, I'm sure.


Maybe.


I'll be spending the day tomorrow as a single mom. Yep, I went from being a married woman, to a single chick, to a single mom all in one week. Who knows where my life will be next week.


I get to babysit my nephew Logan, Lindee's son, for the weekend. I'm SO excited, I love playing "house". Dozer and the kitties love when Logan comes over too. Logan knows all the commands and hand gestures to keep Dozer under control. And the kitties just love it when Logan pulls on their tails. Love it.


Lindee told me the other day that Log was playing with a toy truck that looked like a Hummer and he said,


"Look Mom, it's Kelly and Alex!"


That just melts my heart, seriously I could die from a melted heart if I'm not careful. Too bad we sold the hummer, hopefully Logan will forgive us.

37 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

We always got excited growing up when my dad went out of town for business. My mum would cook food my dad didn't like. Or better yet we'd be able to order out - something he hated. :)

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

YAY! Glad G-pop Leon is feeling better...he is adorable! I LOVE it when my boyfriend goes away. Free time for me!

Rebecca Jo said...

OHHHH - I love grandpa's ears!!! He's got the cutest smile too! You gotta find a picture of him younger & post it! I love to see young/old pictures & see the difference!

Have fun being a single mom... that's the best kind - when you only have them for a weekend & your husband's away so you can spoil them rotten without them giving you the "eye" for spoiling too much... is that possible?

Rebecca said...

I'm so with you on the trash, mail, and cat litter - all my hubs's jobs, all forgotten when he's not around!

Enjoy your single mom day!

Suzi said...

Happy to hear Grandpa is doing better. He is quite handsome, ears and all. Have fun with the single parent thing.

Tremayne and Dellany Higby said...

Old men, kitties, dogs sleeping in the bed, adorable lil munchkins!!! I think I better go lay down

Tremayne and Dellany Higby said...

.... As in LOVE THEM ALL LOTS!!!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Make the kid clean the cat box! That's the #1 chore you get at my house for being naughty :)

Synergy Girl said...

That cracks me up...I remember thinking that 25 was old...I am only three years older than that and I FEEL old...AHHH!!! I imagine that I will have about four to five mid-life crisises...or is that crisees...hmmmm....

blueviolet said...

Grandpa and his big ears...you crack me up!

How FUN to babysit Logan! That boy is adorable!

otin said...

Who was the hot chick in the picture next to Grandpa?? lol

I am glad that he is doing ok!

Missy said...

I love big ears.

That is all.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Awww what cute grandparents. Glad his grandpa is doing better now. I felt the same way about my husband's favorite Aunt. She was just like a grandmother to my whole family. Sadly we lost her this summer, but we have a lot of good memories of her to go on. People like that are really special.

Pricilla said...

I hope your grandpa is home soon.

I truly hope your survive your weekend. Sanity intact....

Lee said...

Man, I can't IMAGINE him leaving for much longer than that.
He'd come home to your house overflowing with trash, bills unpaid...
Completely terrifying.

Jen said...

It sucks having your hubby gone. I hope he comes home soon.

piecemeal people said...

Have fun! I sure do wish I had a relative that got this excited about keeping MY kids for the weekend...

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you guys have a fun weekend!! I'm sure you will!!!!

And I'm also certain you will be exhausted!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!

Debbie said...

I'm happy to hear the cutie grandpa is doing better. And isn't it funny how our menfolk annoy us but when they are gone, we can't seem to figure out what to do?

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

It's so hard when their gone. I always forget to put out the trash too. Glad that grandpa is doing better though and hope your hubby is home soon. Love your blog and am following you now.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

Make that trying to follow. The follow link says check back later. I'll keep trying. LOL

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'm so glad Grandpa Leon is doing better! Logan is ADORABLE - you're going to have so much fun in your 'single mom' role this weekend! ;)

Justine said...

Next thing you know Logan will be playing with a motorcycle toy and say, "That's Uncle Alex!", except... he's selling that too. Sigh.

Have fun with him and don't let him pull the cats' tails!

Justine :o )

Chief said...

If I knew you like to play house so much I would have

SENT MY KIDS OVER YEARS AGO

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I have three kids. Want them?

So glad Grandpa is doing better!!!

Marissa said...

Hehe...my dogs LOVE when my husband is out of town or we're there in Utah without him cause they get to sleep in the bed with me.

Grandparents are the best. It makes me sad when they get sick or you take that dreaded trip because they aren't doing well.

And wait, what's this??? When did you sell the Hummer? Last time I'd heard/read about it was just like 2 weeks ago when you ran over the deer. So sad you had to sell it!

prashant said...

I knew you like to play house so much I would have Work From Home

Stephanie Faris said...

Good news about your grandpa! Yeah, when my boyfriend is away on business it's quite an adjustment. It's nice to have that rush of excitement to see him again when he returns, though. As for trash/mail duty...I let my boyfriend check the mail once. He pulled out only his mail and left the rest. That was the last time I gave him mail duty!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so happy that grandpa is better, what a cute picture of the three of you. They look like such nice grandparents!

Cat poop all you need is that automatic shooper kitty thing, it actually scoops up the poop for you ... LOL

Yeah to babysitting :) Hope you have fun!

Aunt of 14 said...

I really love that picture of you with your grandparents. And your grandfather's ears are just so adorable!!! :) I am glad he is doing better.

Stesha said...

I hope Grandpa Leon makes a full recovery! Also his ears aren't that big...now Dumbo he has some BIG ears. I'm just sayin'

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

LadyStyx said...

My goodness, havent seen ears like that since my last family get together (it's especially apparent in the males of the family).

TMI Tara said...

How cute are you and your grandparents?!?!?

Not as cute as Logan, but pretty DARN close! lol

Frogs in my formula said...

Hey, our trash night is Monday too. Are we neighbors??

Love all the pictures. So sweet.

KK said...

So glad his grandfather is better.

CLUFF FAMILY said...

Ya I knew u would never be the cat lady, although I didnt think u would beat me in getting married 1st.

kanishk said...

Glad G-pop Leon is feeling better...he is adorable! I LOVE it when my boyfriend goes away. Free time for me! Work from home India