Last night Pumpkin was being very bad. He kept attacking Snowy and Joe was getting upset about it. He said to put him outside. The idea was that it was cold out and he would see that to have a nice warm home he had to behave. I had him in my arms, stepped outside, not meaning to let go of him, and he jumped out of my arms and ran off into the dark of night. I called him, but he doesn't know his name yet. I looked all over and no luck.
I was heartbroken. He is a bad one, but I don't want him living outside in the cold. I put it up on facebook and within minutes the young man a couple of doors away was at my front door asking if he could look for Pumpkin. He had this huge flashlight and went all over the yard with no luck. Then he looked on the street and found him under a car. But that little stinker took off and ran down the alleyway, into the yard and then into the yard behind me. We tried and tried to get him and he wouldn't come. Finally my neighbor went to the next street over, shined the flashlight into the neighbor's yard, scared Pumpkin who ran out and into my waiting arms.
We were happy to get him back, but it really is not working out with him and Snowy. Snowy is an old cat and is not adjusting well to having a kitten around. We are trying to find him a new home. Even though I love him, I cannot see us traveling around for a week and leaving the two of them alone together. As it is, when we both go out we cage Pumpkin who doesn't seem to mind it at all. In fact, he will go sleep in his cage when he is tired.
A big change has taken place in my life too. I have decided to change the date of my retirement to December 31st. There are a lot of reasons why this makes more sense. The main one is that the pension board closes for Christmas and New Year's and my appointment would be pushed back for two weeks. By staying I get two more paychecks and have the same appointment that I would have if I were leaving the beginning of the month. And another month of employment gives me a bigger pension too. Not much, but hey, anything helps. So I figure that I will start the new year with a new life. This just feels so much better to me. And it's still not very far away.
I am working with the Elders at church to put together all the Christmas programs and extras of the season. We are trying so hard to keep things running and together. I will be taking pictures and sharing as things go along. And it appears that Joe will be speaking again this Sunday.
Yesterday's movie was one I had seen before called "Annie Claus Is Coming to Town" (2014). About 10 minutes into it I remembered watching it last year. I hadn't seen the whole thing, though. It was cute.
Today I saw one I recorded from ABCFamily called "Miss Congeniality" (2000). Now that one I remembered. One summer my sister and I decided to rent a movie. That was a feat in itself because we don't usually like the same type of movie. This one we agreed on and it turned out we both really liked it. I had forgotten a lot of it and had forgotten how good it was. I enjoyed watching it again.
So that's what's going on with me. It's either feast or famine in my world.
I hope you all have a good evening.
43 days to retirement. (The new revised version.)