Christmas, and cat in the bath
Totally off topic - just had to share for your amusement. This evening we are having the first of 4 vrs family Christmas celebrations (we are luckily, only hosting 2 of them) at our house. Only 6 people this time. Then on Christmas Eve we are doing it again, with 12 people. So, I have been trying to figure out things like how to fit a leg of lamb and vrs side dishes, and a large turkey (which I have to pick up today for the 24th) into our fine-for-two-people sized refrigerator. DH got out our camping cooler, into which I put various things from the frig not needed right now...it is working out. Last night I had to banish all 3 cats from the living room and clean it again, and sticky roller all of the upholstery, because my niece is VERY allergic to cats (when they come for dinner the cats have to be locked into the back porch, where they have every cat comfort you can imagine. They spend the entire time being martyred, and glare at me through the window into the kitchen).
Anyway, first thing this morning I got up and took a nice long bath in our nice deep bathtub, to prepare for the day. My largest, longest & thickest haired cat jumped up on the ledge of the bath as usual. Then she slipped and fell all the way in! I had to help her out, and managed to grab hold of her before she could run away and spread water everywhere. One of our large bath towels was also in reach, so there I was, still in the bath, with the cat just outside, madly scrubbing her tummy (which has incredibly thick fur and was thoroughly soaked) with the towel, to the tune of various rude remarks and threats from her. What a way to start the day!