Monday, August 29, 2011

the weekend + committing to...

monday has been playing tricks on me.

i had a great weekend that was the perfect mix of solitude and time with people i care about. i laughed a lot (a lot, a lot). i watched a really good movie, one that i'm a little embarrassed i'd never seen before. i didn't sleep very much last night, but i woke up happy.

and then i discovered that zadie, my little gray fluff, had urinated all over my lovely, clean couch. needless to say, i was less than thrilled about this. ugh.

(any home remedies you may have for removing urine stains/smells from fabric are much, much appreciated. i'm attempting borax when i get home. oh, and back story: i just bought zadie and oscar a brand-new, covered litterbox and am thinking z. may have been having trouble getting her furry little body through the small plastic door. again, cat owners: any way to aid the transition? i am so sick of dealing with piles of kicked-from-the-box litter...)

so yes, monday, you minx: if that little incident is any indication of how the week is going to go, i'm up for the challenge. especially because on the other side of it is a three-day weekend. 

i'm also up for taking on these five commitments:

+ i never thought "help my cat adjust to her new litterbox" would be on one of these lists, but there you go.
+ attempt getting up earlier. i always try to sleep until the very last minute before leaping out of bed and stumbling to the shower, but i find that -- even though it's hard -- i am really a much better person when i give myself time to wake up.
+ write my brother some more letters, because i am really missing him (and the thought of going to visit my parents this weekend and not seeing him makes me a little misty).
+ work on some more personal writing. i need to be a bit more disciplined about this, and jane's lovely post on sunday, plus accidentally coming across a phrase i think would be great in some kind of story, have inspired me.
+ buy some fresh flowers, just because.

and you? have your mondays been minxes, too? what are your goals for the week? tell me, and i'll see you back here tomorrow.

gorgeous photos by emerson merrick


  1. My Monday has been pretty good, even though I could have used one more day off. But hey, that's what this coming is weekend is going to give me.

    So sorry about your couch! We've always used a covered litter box for the Chairman, so I don't have any transition advice. :( Good luck though!! xoxo

  2. I laughed when I saw you had "help my cat adjust to her new litterbox" on your to-do list, because I have "help my cat adjust to his old litterbox" on mine. He has taken to jumping into the our large potted banana plant instead of taking the time to go downstairs to his potty! Oh my!

    I would try carpet/upholstery cleaner if you have a fabric-ish couch, then Lysol, then Febreze. I don't think the smell could survive that combo.

    I love, LoVe, LOVE your blog BTW. I featured you in my blog post "Textual Munchables."

    Ever consider a guest post? I'd be honored :)

  3. @Lindsie Katherine, thanks so much for your comment and for including me in the post -- you are so sweet! and i would be happy to write a guest post for you! you can email me at pink.oclock [at] gmail [dot] com, if you'd like!

  4. Thank you for the link love. I'm glad you liked that post!