Sleepy Kitty Sunday – July 20, 2014

Big Ben the cat on the carpet

Happy Sunday!

We went on a bit of an apartment reorganizing and rearranging spree last weekend. It all started with me saying, “maybe we could put the couch by the window at some point…” and then all of a sudden the whole day had passed, we’d made an Ikea trip, lugged things both into and out of our storage locker, and the apartment looked WAY bigger and totally different.

The green carpet is one of the things that journeyed out of the storage locker and I think Benny boy is the happiest about this. He loves sitting on the comfy carpet and grabbing it in his claws.

We still have some purchases to make to finish our apartment redo (unless anyone has a random chest/blanket box/ottoman with storage laying around? Yeah, I didn’t think so.) but so far I am really liking the new set up. Much more space and natural light. And of course, the cat likes it, so naturally that’s the most important.

Big Ben the cat on the green carpet

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Cold Brewed Coffee with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Cold Brewed Coffee with Sweetened Condensed Milk | Project Yum

I drink kind of a lot of coffee. Specifically since starting a “normal” office job, I’ve gotten into the habit of drinking 3-4 cups per day. I know this doesn’t qualify me for full-on “coffee addict” status (I think my mom used to drink, like, 8 cups a day), but I definitely take advantage of the unlimited free coffee that working in an office affords. And I’m often the person ordering coffee after dinner – or even with dinner. I’ve never been kept awake by coffee, or gotten jittery from it or anything. I just love the taste.

I was always saying, “I should drink less coffee” and even, at one point, gave up drinking it because Piero convinced me it was really bad for me. (This was several years ago, when I still believed everything he said.) BUT! There’s new research! And it shows that your life expectancy increases when you drink more coffee – maxing out at 4 cups a day and then declining again if you drink any more than that. But 4 cups a day is apparently perfectly acceptable – actually even better than just drinking 1 or 2 cups. I’m gonna live forever…  Continue reading