My new year, that is. I enjoyed the break and spending time with the family, but I also enjoy getting back into my regular routine. And, my regular routine must return before I actually consider it "my new year".
So far, this has been the season of the Nap. We've worked in several over the last 2 weeks. Stringing together holiday time, vacation days, and weekends, the Evil Twin was home for 16 days. Remarkably, we never hit the "too much togetherness" wall this time. The last Christmas season he was home as long as this year, we lived in a much smaller house.
Now, we have our own "spaces" to retreat and have time to ourselves. But, I still don't get a decent night's sleep unless the Evil Twin is beside me in bed. Well, except when I have to get up early in the morning and use the restroom, then try to get back to sleep and the snoring is so obnoxious, I just end up getting up for the day. That part kinda sucks.
Oh well, I get a few quiet moments to myself while the rest of the house snoozes on.
Speaking of using the bathroom - Here's my exciting tidbit from the weekend: Yesterday, I woke up with a bladder ready to explode. Bella, who sleeps with us, followed me into the bathroom (as usual). I used the restroom we call "the main bathroom" - it's a full bathroom and the one we all shower, brush teeth, etc.
Bella was toilet trained in our half bathroom that sits off the kitchen. Most toilet trained cats will only use the toilet they've been trained on. Well, I've kept sitting her on the other toilet and trying to get her into position for using it. She would always jump off.
Then, yesterday, she hopped up on the "main" toilet and peed! I was so thrilled. You see, as much as I love having her toilet trained and not having a stinky litter box, I worry about times when she may be away from "her" toilet. If I can get her to understand all toilets serve the same purpose, I don't have to worry about traveling with her or anything like that. We have 3 bathrooms here, so there should always be at least one she can use, if necessary. :-) Yay, Bella!
I have to get ready to take Sissy to preschool! Yay 3 hours alone to clean my house! (It doesn't take much to make me happy).
Happy Monday of the New Year, hooligans! I hope it's a good day and year for us all.