Happy Friday! Well, it’s been quite a week. On Monday, two wildfires broke out here in Orange County, California. We’re about 10 minutes away from one – and 15 minutes from the other. We don’t live near the evacuation areas (and all mandatory evacs have already been lifted). The fires were aided by wind gusts of up to 88 miles per hour! And because of the high winds, a portion of our backyard fence broke. I’ll take that over a wildfire any day, though. The air quality is awful. We had actual fire debris (not just ash) falling in our area. On a more trivial note, it looks like our outdoor Halloween plans for Saturday are canceled. I hope you had a better week in your area. And for those of you who are able to celebrate, have a safe and happy Halloween!
Here’s what the cats were up to this week!
Mama: Sophie, can you move?
Mama: I’m trying to play my video game!
Sophie: How old are you?
Mama: Old enough to have a credit card to buy you a new purse.
Sophie: Touché, Mama, touché.
Any Animal Crossing fans out there? I’ve never played video games before, but my husband knew I’d love this game and bought it for me for my birthday back in May. It has been a wonderful distraction during this pandemic. Yes, my character is wearing cat ears. Yes, my character is wearing a Halloween cat sweater. And yes, I named my character Sophie. 😹 Who wants to island hop?
Woodrow: Mama, these are all mine.
Woodrow: Except that one. You can have that one.
Mama: That’s a hairball.
Olive: You’re so pretty.
Olive: I know.
Oh, just Dexter dancing on a Monday. (That last one, though.)
Harley: Who disturbs my slumber?
Mama: Um, it was Cat Dad.
Wednesday is not complete without a little Woodrow side-eye.
Mama: What are you doing?
Sophie: Being bored.
Mama: Can you do that somewhere else? I’m trying to work.
Sophie: Where should I go?
Sophie: I choose here.
Mama: Anywhere else.
Sophie: Where’s that?
Bonus Friday Photo
Here’s how the wildfire smoke turned our house orange for a bit.
Stay safe, everyone!