Meet Mikey…

Originally known as “Comet” by previous owner, which Tt immediately re-named “Perrywinkle” (a horrible color, so I deliberately mis-spelled it). We finally urged him into something a little more mainstream and he picked “Mike Wazowski” from Monsters Inc.

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Now affectionately known as “Mikey”.
Mikey, meet Internet People. Internet People, meet Mikey.

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Tt is soooo in love.

Coincidentally (or not) the same jet-black coat and green eyes as previous pet Frank the cat, and similar to Jack the dog and Leo the rabbit. I have a thing for black animals.

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Unfortunately, however, we don’t yet actually know if it’s even a He or She. Or how old. Or in what state of health. I figure if he’s still with us in a week, we’ll take him in for a thorough check-up.

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We let him outside today since he hadn’t “pooped” in his box, and he actually came back!

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Tt is soooo smitten for his kitten. “My kitty Mikey…”. The poor thing has already been completely tormented by Boo’s attention. Yeahhhh, we’ll see how long he lasts in this house…

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At least it’ll break us in gradually until we’re ready for the new dog ;-).

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Financial Perspective

Hubby is an orderly Accountant. I’m an free-livin’ Artist. We’d get along just fine if I had more financial control, and if he had more financial perspective.

Hubby gets wound up in the moment, and his entire personality completely changes from fairly casual to worried, stressed, moody and worried. Did I mention worried twice? He loves to worry. But once a month he ESPECIALLY loves to worry. I call it “his time of the month”. Bills time.

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The other night I was out with a girlfriend, but started to text him that I would be home soon. He answers:

H : “I’m worried and depressed. We can’t seem to get on top of our finances.”

Me : “Don’t worry – we’ll be fine. We’ve always been fine, we are fine, and we’ll always be fine.”

H : “But, this, this, this and this came up and now we have to go into our line of credit – again. I just can’t see how we’re going to get out of this hole. That’s ok, I don’t mind going to Kelowna for my bday this year. It doesn’t have to be special.” (We’re supposed to go to Maui – his special pick – for his big-decade bday this year) (do note the self-pity party…).

Me : “Well, how much are we short this month?”

H : “We have to go $800 into our line of credit.”

Me : “$800? Total?”

H : “Yep.” (you can just feeeeel the mood in his texting)

Me : “THAT’S AWESOME!!!!!!

H : “Huh?”

Me : “$800 short? And that’s all this year?’ (In the first 3 months of this year I’ve spent $2,000 LESS than our daily budget, I’d really like to add here).

H : “Yep.”

Me : “Well, last year at this time we were $9,000 short AND I was working last year. We’re only $800 short in the first quarter of the year and that’s without me working? That’s awesome!! We’re doing great!”.

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All in your perspective.
Same $800 short this month (we bought the boys bunkbeds, and apparently used lots of heat).
Same financial glass. But when it’s his time of the month, he always sees it half empty.
Different perspectives.

I’d refused to come in the house until he’d smartened up.
When I finally did, he was smiling again.
Whew – made it through another PMS’g (Perspective-free Money Stress) Hubby episode! We’re good until May.

And Maui, here we come ;-).

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PB + J Finances
Finances 2009
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