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Cat and Cactus

We repotted son's cactus this week. And we got it a grow lamp. It is sitting in our living room on the red bookcase.Lyra has developed an unwholesome interest in it. She hops up there whenever she can and just feels it. Son is worried cactus will be harmed. Cat does not seem to think it hurts, and is very angry when we thwart her.

Husband says maybe she would like her own empty box of potting soil.It is a kindly thought, but even if she does not consider that a litter box,I am not sure I want a random box of potting soil to look after. Just one more odd thing in our house. ('Oh, that is the cat's potting soil...')

In other news, I dropped a casserole dish full of saurkraut on my foot tonight, where it shattered. Cut to my foot was small but deep, (and full of pickled cabbage.) Son made a very neat pressure bandage, and I took the rest of the evening off. I had a tea-cup full of hot saki, which I recommend if you ever find yourself in similar trouble.

I am so damn tied of the real world. I would like to go live on the Indy now.


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Jan. 4th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
Ouch! I hope your foot gets better soon.
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
Much better today. Healing already.
Jan. 5th, 2014 06:51 am (UTC)
Good :-)
Jan. 4th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
*nods vehemently* Had to giggle about 'the cat's potting soil' though. Sauerkraut is a thing made in hell! Honestly!
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
It is not much good applied to the feet, that is for sure!
Jan. 4th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
I think your husband is right, you should get one, if only to be able to say, "That is the cat's potting soil". It's just one of those sentences that should exist somewhere out there in the real world.

The sauerkraut incident sounds painful. I hope your foot gets better soon - but you got a saki out of it, so it's not all bad.
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
It is a wonderful sentence. I love the way that each home and each family has it's own language and habits. If we had more space here I would give Lyra her own dirt box just for fun.
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your foot. I hope it'll be better soon.
But I'm released to know your life seems almost normal under such tough weather. I love your cat & cactus story :)
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
The pictures from your town always look so warm and sunny, blue and gold and orange. It is lovely to see them when every thing here is grey.
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hope you soaked your foot in some good liquid before bandaging. Deep cuts are worrying. Hope you feel better quickly!!
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
Oh yes, gave it a good wash. I expect saurkraut is antibacterial anyway, and it was very hot, but I washed the foot anyhow. It was bleeding quite briskly. I doubt it will infect.
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
Of course the cat wants to play with the cactus. Cat's always want to play with things they can't have!

Sorry the world is being a pain and hurling sauerkraut at your feet. I'm sure you'd be much safer on the Indy.
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
It was one of those times when I did something so clumsy that I stood there after-- astonished. Foot is much better today.
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
"Cabin Fever" would be my diagnosis. Maybe a good nap or a brisk walk would help??
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Got out today and it was good to walk around. Still very cold.
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
BTW, someone on my f-list has linked to the story she wrote for Yuletide:


"Christopher Marlowe/William Shakespeare, with wine and bickering and discussion of poesy."

Not sure if you check Ao3 for Kit Marlow fics, so I thought I'd give you the link.

ETA: Um... Sorry for the html screw-ups!
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh-- I like it. I left a comment there, but if you happen to write to her maybe you could ask her to seek me out. Yay Marlowe!
Jan. 4th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
Hmm, well, they sell kitty grass for ... well, grass for cats. There's surely a market for kitty dirt.

"Live on the Indy?" What does that refer to, if I can ask? /ignorant
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:31 am (UTC)
The Indefatigable, Horatio Hornblower's ship. I want to run away to the 18th century British Navy.
Jan. 5th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Ahhh. I live in Indy, which is why it caught my attention!
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