Ernie's eating again, though not as much as she should be. I'm trying not to fuss over her. She's never been a cuddly kitty, though as she's gotten older she's been friendlier. She seems, to me, to be uncomfortable. She fidgets a lot when before, she'd hop on the couch, curl into a ball, and sleep the day away. Now she's always readjusting herself. She does this thing where she kind of squats. She looks like she's laying down but when you look closer, there is daylight between her body and the sofa. It reminds me of the pose a kitty goes into right before they pounce on something. Only she never pounces.
Walker and I went to breakfast this morning. This is getting to be a Sunday tradition. I like it. It's our "just us" time. We were almost to the breakfast place - it was a fundraiser thing, not a restaurant, and it was fabulous - when the skies opened up and it poured buckets. We parked right in front of the place, but just running to the door we got drenched. While we were eating this older couple came in and I just knew I was familiar with the woman, but I couldn't figure out how I knew her. After a couple minutes it came to me - she was my babysitter when I was a kid. Before I started kindergarten. Um, yeah, I remember that. Doesn't everyone, LOL? I even told Walker where she used to live, and what her house looked like, right down to the cowboy linoleum in the basement play area. I remember the first and last names of the other kids she used to watch, too. So given that all this was 39 years ago, Walker drove past her house on the way home. It was pretty much like I told him, right down to the color, except that they added a gazebo in the back yard. We did not peek in the windows and check out the linoleum, but after we got home my mom stopped by and Walker quizzed her on the old babysitter. Of course, my memories were confirmed by my mom. Score one for me.
The project of the week is research for a family vacation of sorts, planned for next year. Walker and I have been saving, so I think we're good in the budget department, but the logistics are giving me fits. Finding a schedule that works for half a dozen people is no small feat. I think I have it down now. Once I get confirmation from everyone I can start making reservations. I'm excited, but I'm keeping it in check until we get some plans nailed down and the dates get closer. I know how quickly things can derail when you're planning ahead.