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It’s been one of those frustrating days in all but very productive… I went and got a P.O. Box at the nearest post office. It was kind of a terror because we didn’t want to wait in line so we tried to do it online but every time we put in the post office’s address as the address it would say “this is not a valid address.” Dude. Only the United States Postal Service, I tell ya. I wound up going in and waiting in line twice. Once because we didn’t know we needed a current utility bill. So we went home and went back with our sopping wet electric bill. And that is the reason I went and got a P.O. Box :)
At any rate thinking about how things are setting up so well here I’m really excited to finally go and get my cats back including JouJou, Marla and Max. The lovely Gracie and Liddy have become particularly smitten with my dad and mom, respectively so I think they have a new home. It makes me so sad but at the same time they’ve been living with them since August, 2015 when my house was just about to be listed and they needed to vacate the premises due to potential buyer allergies. That’s a long, long time for cats to get attached to humans and vice versa. I know That GMunny and Pretty Liddy will be very well taken care of and that’s fab. Today I’m sharing a project with you from way, way back in the day when I lived with my 4 cats in a little house on a hill in Oklahoma featuring G$ – my Daddy’s cat.
For this project you will need:
- wool or acrylic felt in a beige/tan
- wool or acrylic felt in white cut into strips around 1/4″ -1/2″ tall and 1-2″ wide
- matching embroidery floss and a needle
- disappearing fabric ink pen
- circular shape to trace (I used a glass)
- Poly-fil (optional)
Trace a round shape onto your felt using disappearing ink (see link above). I suggest making these circles 3.5-4 inches. Cut each shape out with a sharp pair of scissors.
Fold a circle in half and stitch a line about an inch long in the center near the fold.
Open the folded circle up and match up either end from the stitched line.
Begin using a blanket stitch to close the shape up, stopping at about the halfway point.
Fill with catnip and Poly-fil, if you choose to use it. Be sure you fill it so that the cookie will look full, but can still be closed shut.
Continue with the blanket stitch until you get to where you desire your fortune to come out of. Insert the tag and stitch on top to continue closing the toy up.
Finish stitching to the end, knot and trim to finish up.
Now look at that beautiful boy and his fun, new toy!
In truth the kitties only have 1 or 2 of these toys left and they are fuzzy beyond belief but still very well played with :)
Thanks Allison! Yeah, that would save you and Rob a lot of running around and burning up precious gas, as I know that gas prices aren’t exactly low these days.
And the fact that your landlord doesn’t speak much English does make for a rather difficult exchange in communication. But from what you said, he sounds like a reasonable kind of guy so I’m sure that switching over to online payments won’t be a problem from here on out! :) I hope that it works out for you!
And Toni is right. Online banking is very easy to do. I’m always transferring my money from one account to another so I don’t have to always travel to the bank every time I need to make a payment. The only time I go there is on payday as I do like to pay in cash whenever possible when I’m at stores. :)
Good luck Allison! Glad I could be helpful!
And me too Allison! I will always be a child at heart. I get excited about all kinds of things; clouds, rainbows, the sun, baby plants, getting cards and letters in the mail, stickers, I can go on and on.
Everything made me happy when I was little and I want to maintain that sort of appreciation as an adult. :)
Just a thought, but if you got a bunch of deposit slips couldn’t you just mail your check to the bank for deposit? I used to do that after we moved a ways from our bank and before I set up an account in a bank that’s closer to us.
Also, mike mentioned online banking. I transfer money bank to bank a lot, it’s pretty easy. Then you can pay your rent in your jammies. :)
Wow… that sucks Allison. So you and Rob have to drive all the way to this bank that’s way out of your way and deal with the fact that if the 3rd falls on a Saturday, they won’t even be open? Sheesh… have these people never heard of online payments or something? They should at least allow you to mail it in. Sounds so tedious…
And I hear ya about the USPS. About half the mail that was supposed to be delivered to our house at our old residence we never got. We’d always get the mail from a house that was on the next street over and vise versa. What an annoyance. We should have gotten a P.O. box back then. It would have saved us a lot of headaches in the long run I’m sure. So that was a good idea that you got one. :)
But that’s great that you get to have your cats back! I bet they missed you as much as you missed them. :) What a wonderful reunion!
And I LOVE your fortune cookie craft! When I first saw the pictures, I thought that they were the kind that you eat! I love fortune cookies. When I was little, I always thought it was cool to get (what I called) a little message inside of something that you ate, like a prize in a cereal box or Cracker Jacks. I’m such a child sometimes! :P
You’re fab, Mike! I’ll ask about online banking and you’ve got a great idea with mailing it in, Toni! One of our big problems, that we didn’t know before we signed our rent contract, is that our landlord doesn’t speak English nor does anyone we have been able to talk to when calling in. Paying our first month was a nightmare :) Rob was driving around with this check, like, what the heck do I do? I had called to ask how we paid and the only thing in English I was told was “no worry!” (but I did worry!) He wound up just shoving the check at their realtor and asking, what the heck am I supposed to do with this thing?! :) He’s the one that explained how we are supposed to pay. I might give him a call up today!
And if happiness is childish, Mike, I hope to always be a child :)