For my (our) anniversary, I, Anna (and Mikey) went to see "I, Tonya." It was excellent, by the way. Then we tried to go to Bar Taco for late lunch, but it was jammed. So, we punted and went to Elmo's. It was predictably above average. Nothing to write home about, but never disappointing. Then we walked across the mall to get coffee at Oasis. It's like an opium den in there. Very strange and impossible to get just a regular, non-fancy, cup-o-joe. Had to go to Weaver Street for a caffeine fix. Mikey then had to go to work (actually a rehearsal). We watched the first episode of "The Path" mainly because we're fans of Aaron Paul, but it was interesting enough that we'll continue with the series. It rained all day and the dogs and cats were bummed out.
Against my better judgement, we took a trip to the Phoenix Bakery in Pittsboro. They used to be on the main drag (downtown Pittsboro which is one block long) but have moved further down 64 Business near the community college. They have excellent coffee and amazing baked things and pastries. I completely fell off the Weight Watcher's wagon and had a pecan caramel roll. Forgive me, O Saint Oprah! It was delicious. So, for penance, I said 10 Hail Mary's and took the dogs for a long walk. Yesterday I took them out again and they insisted in rolling in something stinky, so it was back home and into the bathtub. I also washed my car and 2 loads of laundry. All this activity was exhausting. I fell asleep at 8 pm and slept 10 hours. I would have slept longer but my bladder was at critical mass, so I was forced to get up and deal with it. Today is my (our) anniversary. Happy Anniversary to me (us). More about that later.
Here I am -- "working" from home, still in my jammies, sitting at my super messy desk. This is kind of awesome. It's cold outside, warm inside and I'm completely surrounded by everything I love. It may be a disgusting mess, but it's MY disgusting mess. I made it and I love it. Have a nice day.
When I try to sleep on my side, Clawdia climbs onboard and curls up on my hip. She is not an affectionate cat by nature, but when it's time to get cozy for bedtime, she insists on sleeping next to (or on top of) me. Of course, when I roll over she is flipped onto the floor. She gets right back up, though. She is very determined. I have a love/hate relationship with this cat. And I'm sure she feels the same about me. I keep her around because I wouldn't want her to be mistreated. She's not evil...just willful.
Once again, we survived the snow storm. I think the unofficial total is about 10 inches. Pretty impressive. Beautifully sunny and cold today. Power went off this morning, but only for a couple hours. We're snowed in. Can't move the cars yet. I think the temp may go up to 40 tomorrow, so maybe we can venture out. I can't believe I'm saying this--I want to go into the office.