For the first time, my Monday night class is causing a bit of a conflict. This is just the fourth one so maybe I should be surprised that it took this long to cause an issue. We have dealt with some other issues already. Church council and elders meetings were traditionally held on Monday nights. They have been moved to Wednesday to accommodate my schedule. It is appreciated.
This week I need to be at a sales/tech meeting for work at 8:30 on Tuesday morning. Usually this would not be a big deal, because most of our meetings are held in Western Ontario. This one is in Ottawa. I will be there. The class is over at 9:30. I will drive as far as Kingston, sleep, leave early from there to be on time at my meeting.
I will leave Ottawa in the early evening, Tuesday, to drive to Peterborough for an 8:30 meeting the next day.
I once thought it would be cool to be one of those “big shots” that got to drive/fly all over the place. It gets old fast.
The weather isn’t helping. I guess it is typical fall weather, but the constant rain and dull conditions just make me sore and tired.
We did have a great rainbow today though. It went right around. My camera wasn’t big enough to get it all and really didn’t do justice to it.
So…with all the excitement going on in my life in the past days, its no wonder that I might miss a bit of sleep. I likely had too much coffee and iced tea as well. To totally ruin a potentially good night’s rest we have a cat named Peppermint.
We actually have 3 cats. Peppermint is the youngest, a long haired tamed feral cat, and she, from time to time, loves to catch mice.
Last night she woke me the first time banging the life out of a short tailed mouse or vole in the bathroom. By the time I got there she was lying on the floor examining her handy work, now dead, tucked between the dust cover and the cover of my latest bathroom reading. I flushed it and went back to bed.
I heard the cat door swing…
Less than 20 minutes later it swings again and very shortly after Peppermint is making those mewling noises that cats make when they want something. I get up again and find her outside the closed office door, obviously wanting in. I open the door and see nothing until I check behind it. There is a very small mouse with a very long tail. Peppermint goes in for the grab and the thing jumps about 3 feet in the air right over her head and eventually ends up behind a filing cabinet. I go back to bed.
I hear the cat door swing.
When I next regain consciousness it is about 5:30 and there is a ruckus in the spare bedroom. I am still not clear as to whether this is a new mouse or the one that went behind the filing cabinet. It looks the same. Peppermint has had a hold on it but the long tail seems to be a good disguise. Again it goes into the air and ends up under a night table. I finally rescue it with the rain gauge tube and send it on it’s way outside.
I discussed wringing the cat’s neck. J thought that would make her sad, but she slept through it all.. Maybe locking the cat door at night will be enough.