I am astonished that every time I want to turn on the television I have to conduct a search for the remote control. It’s not like I take it out of the living room. It’s not like I stick it under the couch or behind the radiator. But I still can’t seem to leave in in a place where I can see it. Actually, I just popped a movie on a few minutes ago and now as I look around, I don’t see the remote.

But soon enough we’ll go out, and then it won’t matter. Damon and I are going to the library to hear the guy who wrote ‘The Know-It-All’ do a little thing. I read a little bit of the book in Boston last weekend and it was making laugh out loud in the bookstore. The guy (A.J. Jacobs) is an NPR contributor.

Last weekend we had a visit with Rick and Kellee in Boston. There were several inches of snow on the ground and it was gorgeous. I’ll be eating my words when it’s endlessly frigid here in New York, but I was taken with it. What a stroke of luck to hit the first snow of the season. We tromped through Harvard Yard and saw the snowmen and snowwomen the students built that afternoon. Their snowmen looked smarter than mine did when I was a kid.

Here’s an unrelated but interesting question for the cat experts out there… Zoe has decided she can’t stand for us to sleep. This is no good. She’ll let us go to bed at night but very very early in the morning she will stand in the doorway (well out of reach, smart cat) and just wail. She’ll keep it up until we surrender and at least one of us gets up. And then she’s happy. This morning Damon got up and gave her a can of cat food, which she finished and then went back to crying. Then I got up and shoved her out the bedroom door and closed it. And she just sat right outside and cried. We live in a Manhattan apartment, it’s not like I can closer her up very far away from us. This is something she’s just started in the last few weeks. Maybe we need to give her more food in the morning. Or maybe we need to feed her the canned food at night. She’d freak out in the mornings for a while, but maybe she’d get used to it. Thoughts?


5 responses to this post.

  1. She must be put down. There’s no other option, I’m afraid.


  2. I can’t believe you said that!
    Clearly you don’t understand her position in our home. She is more or less in charge.


  3. She’s just getting you ready for motherhood.


  4. It’s funny you say that, because whenever she does that I think: Hey, if she were a baby this would happen several times a night instead of just at the crack of dawn. I do not know how you do it. Hats off to all the moms and dads out there.


  5. I do not know how you do it.
    Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.


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