Hello and happy Friday, friends! We're ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, and we'd love for you to join us. My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. January is a good month to _________.
(Remember my answer to #1? This is one of the ways it comes into play. Especially when it comes to Christmas, I plan and shop all year long. I have lists in my planner for ideas on what to get my family members for Christmas, often using things they mention or have an interest in throughout the year, and I keep track of what I've bought and all that jazz. I've already created these pages in my planner, and so Christmas 2023 is already on my mind. I also plan on sketching out this year's Christmas card image and getting that all planned out soon, since I'm still in the spirit for Christmas doodles.)
(I can and do get some chores done before and after work during the work week, but sometimes I just don't have the time or bandwidth to get all the chores done around work, which means some chores pile up until the weekend. It's usually a lot of the vacuuming and mopping, as well laundry and that darn bathroom cleaning, that gets left for the weekend. I'm trying to stop doing that by planning my typical chores more efficiently during the week, though, because sometimes I just crave a weekend where I don't have to do much.)
Today's tip on caring for ferals and other outdoor cats yet again relates to shelters. If outdoor cats aren't using a shelter you've put out for them, first look it over and make sure nothing is off with it. Make sure it is not too confined or that its entrance isn't too small, as such things might make a cat feel trapped or cornered inside. If need be, such as if you do think an unused feral cat structure is being avoided due to confinement, add extra doorways or in another way make the shelter less likely to make cats feel trapped.