Typical days in the House of Paulk go a bit like this: get up to get something from the kitchen. Locate whatever Westley has knocked on the floor this time and put it away. Go to the loo. Locate whatever Westley has knocked on the floor this time and put it away. Refill my water bottle. Locate whatever Westley has knocked on the floor this time and put it away.
Needless to say, the putting away side of affairs gets more imaginative each time in the vain hope that Westley won’t find it and knock it on the floor again. Since he is the Dread Kitteh who has worked out how to open the desk drawers to get at the interesting doo-dads he knows are in there, this is of relatively limited usefulness. Since he is also the Dread Kitteh who has worked out how to climb to the top of the damn shelves and likes to park himself there and knock stuff off them too, I’m running out of places to hide things.
Or rather, I have run out of places to hide things.
The large pile of stuff that used to be neatly packed away at my cube at work doesn’t help. I don’t have the proper storage for it here, so it’s mostly just piled up on the spare desk – when Westley isn’t knocking it off the desk or batting it around the floor (a game Midnight enjoys as well) or reducing it to a state where my only real choice is to toss it.
Of course, when they’re happily curled up in the kitty beds being adorable you’d think they were the sweetest little angels ever – which they are. Until they wake up.
Those headphones in the photo of Midnight? I found them between the desks, in a nook I have to seriously work at to reach. Of course, this happened 5 minutes before a meeting where I needed to use said headphones, so some rather colorful words were used (Bluetooth headphones are really convenient and I don’t need to worry about the cable crapping itself, but booting up the headphones and connecting to the computer isn’t necessarily as simple as it ought to be. Half the time I’ve got to go into the device settings and manually force the connection even though I’m configured to auto-connect. I miss my old headphones. The Skullcandy aviator style isn’t made any more, alas – it was the most comfortable and easiest headset I ever had. Sadly, the cable was finally going after 5 years or so. Alas.)
At least I managed to get the blinds far enough up that they’re not being swung on by ten pounds of Dread Kitteh. That would be excessive.