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Three Things for Thursday

I don’t really have much to blog about these days. I like alliteration. So, why not?

Three Things for Thursday


Mocha has fleas. Pekoe has fleas.

It’s our big crisis of the week. How many of you with pets have ever experienced this particular crisis? Come on. There’s no shame in admitting it. It happens far too easily with a single visit to a dog park (Sunday), or an encounter by our indoor-outdoor kitty with an infested animal. And, ka-bam. Bugs on your pets. At least their not bed bugs, which would infest the whole house and be a pain to get rid of. At least we caught it really quickly and can work fast to control it. And, at least we have enough animalia in the house to keep them satisfied and not chewing on us. And, at least we don’t have carpet. The pets have been treated. Every blanket in the house has been washed. All fixed.


We still don’t have door hardware on our kitchen doors. Don’t ask me how long it’s been. Please don’t look back through this blog to find all the posts about our kitchen to figure out how long it’s been. It’s been too long.

Part of the reason it’s been so long, I think, is because I have no idea what I want to even start looking. Today, I took a peek at Anthropologie’s selection, not that they’re an option considering the price of shipping on top of the price of the hardware itself. But aren’t these cute?

I’ve been craving colour in the kitchen, but haven’t been able to figure out how to work it in, outside of the splashes of spaghetti sauce that occasionally seem to end up on our white doors. Why not in the hardware? True, you don’t see it often, but hardware can be easily changes. If I like it now, why not?

Maybe this is something I could DIY…


I want to make one of these:

Because it’s about time I replaced the one I made three years ago that Mocha ripped holes into during her puppy stage. And I’ve never seen a crocheted afghan look so good on a bed. Besides, the Husband and I have different body temperatures. To get to sleep, I need the duvet and an afghan. He needs neither and often complains of being ‘stiffling’.

Yup. I should make an afghan.

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