Thursday, May 12, 2022

Thankful Thimble Thursday

Today's post is yet again, unfortunately, going to be a less involved post than our Thursday posts of past. I certainly do plan on very soon getting back to Thursday poems as part of Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, and I also really do plan on getting back to having posts prepared ahead of time and having them scheduled and all that jazz.

April was a busy month that set me even more off track than usual. I was excited for a much quieter May, but then it was that first week of May when my entire family and I contracted COVID. I isolated for a week, doing whatever remote work I could do from home for my full-time job, and pretty much napping the other times of the day, because apparently COVID makes you a nap fiend. A lot of my work at my full-time job is done physically, in person, and when I got back after my isolation, I learned that the backup people who are supposed to do my tasks if I'm not present, well, forgot how to do them. I've worked at my job for going on 8 years, and this was the first time I've ever been gone for more than 2 business days at a time. Even my usual tasks that were done in my absence, were mostly done wrong. So, I've been spending all of this week catching up, fixing things, and so on and so on. I hope to have all of that caught up by the end of this week or early next week, but because of that I'm yet again staying at work late, spending less time on my hobbies and passions, and you get the idea. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm complaining, as that's certainly not what I intended. I think it's just nice to have some friends to whom I can vent sometimes, and you all are those friends, it would seem.

All the above said, we are indeed grateful for so much, so let's share some of that as part of Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Thimble is here to share lots of thanks today. She's grateful for her adorable face, her gorgeous eyes, her majestic whiskers, and a lovely view outside on these warm summer days.

Thimble says she's happy to stay inside in the air conditioning on these 90°F days. She hopes all of you are enjoying a window view like she is!


Now, how about we finally share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. If you see me _________ it means _________.

2. I am feeling _________ about _________.

3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when _________.

4. I would like to swap lives with _________ for a day.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

I haven't forgotten that I never finished sharing our April A to Z Challenge doodles after falling way behind. That said, while a bunch of those final alphabetical doodles are in different states of partial completion, I'm just going to sprinkle them in throughout the next few weeks. That gives me more time and leisure to complete them, without getting burnt out on trying to finish just that set of doodles. I have lots of other doodles I also want to work on, and some that are even already done and ready to share, so there should be lots of new, random doodles coming your way very soon. My goodness, I've gotten good and thrown off these last couple of months, but I'll get back on track, hopefully sooner than later.

Anyway, for today, here's a flashback from 2019's A to Z Challenge. In this one, Rosie went grocery shopping.

Tip of the Day

We have a lot of construction going on in out area these days, so how about a random tip on that? If you are informed of construction or other similar work being done near your home, always be sure to take into account how this might affect your furbaby. For example, prepare to take measures to keep down the noise from any machinery, even as simply as by closing windows and curtains to drown out sounds and sights, and even playing music to mask the noise. If necessary, also make sure that you have a safe means of taking your furbaby in and out of the house. For example, if your pup needs to go outside to relieve him or herself, try to minimize stress by using a route in and out of the house that is the farthest away from the construction as possible. If relevant or possible, also consider scheduling events such as vet visits around the construction, so as to minimize your furbaby's exposure to it. Also take into consideration any outdoor kitties or pups in your care, and try to do your best to ensure their safety during construction or other neighborhood work. Of course, also ensure that your indoor furbabies are not able to escape outside. Some furbabies might dart out the door in panic if frightened by the sights or sounds outside, so you might consider blocking access to doors, or providing safe areas of the house where your furbabies can stay during this time.


Eastside Cats said...

Real life it more impawtant than blogging; we all know it!
Hope your family has recovered, and look how cute Thimble is.

messymimi said...

Sweet, busy shopping cat, i did enjoy those restaurant doodles.

Thimble is beautiful,

Lots of long distance hugs for all you've been going through. It is a lot.

Susan from Bucks County said...

It's ok to complain, because I am sure most of us have gone through what you have. I enjoy your posts and drawings - they make me smile!!!
Enjoy the weekend - can't come soon enough for me!!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Vent away...we completely understand! You have lots to be thankful for, Thimble :)

pilch92 said...

I think you have a right to complain. Also, this is proof you deserve a raise as you are indispensable. Thimble is adorable and the drawing is cute too. Excellent tips, as always. XO