these colors & that cat đź’•


Kiki is our sometimes sweet\sometimes salty, cranky old lady cat. We adopted her three years ago when she was 8, and it took over a year for her to find her purr. She had a rough life before us, and has a chipped fang to prove how hard knock she was. She tucks in, fetches on her own terms, drives a homemade cat bus and is obsessed with bags. Lovingly known as the dark bite, baby kaiju, misses poopy butthole or baby godzilla, she’s oversized, on a restricted holistic diet (so she’s always a little hangry), lumpy, full of tortitude and mostly black (but for a few cream blotches, pink toe beans and in the right light some cinnamon patches). She lurks in the shadows and dark corners because she’s a creeper ..and because she has an eye condition that keeps her pupils always dilated, so in addition to always being big eyes adorable, she sometimes completely loses her mind thinking she sees things (which is also kinda aborable đź’•).

“you are not a bad cat.
You are not a good cat.
You are good and bad.
And bad and good.
You are a mixed-up cat.
What you need is a good home.
Then you will be good.’ ”
― Esther AverillThe Fire Cat

behind on being behind

I’m having one of those days/weeks/months.

The house shrubbery has gone secret garden again, which is kinda normal for us, we are lazy gardeners and just keep saying “overgrown and wild is a style”.

..but we are having our house painted and need to trim it all back. I don’t know if we just never thought that we would ever need to paint the house, because holy crap, years ago we planted SO MANY baby crimson barberry ..who would have thought that the pygmy variety would grow up to have 6 foot long attitude filled tentacles all ready to rip your damn arm off! faaahuck we suck at nature!

plus side the lilacs are in bloom ♥

My Starting Point MKAL is still exactly laid out like this, zero cakes, zero knits and we are on clue three :(  ..worst yet, I keep looking at the spoiler thread and feeling guilty ..but not enough to actually start. (mostly because I peeked and now the mystery is gone) ..wonk

Still feeling behind in general with these, because they took over 3 months to finish and now I’m wondering if this will be my normal sock making timeline? ..ugh figures.. BUT YAY CUTE SOCKS!

I was trying to have zero stash accumulation this year ..this could not be helped tho.

How did I not know about these mints for 80 some years!? I’m officially addicted to grandma breath and eating these like they are my pac-man power up pills!