Five Gallons!

Now technically this is gallon 6, but Red Cross doesn’t care that my first gallon went to a regional blood gathering organization rather than them, so here we are now with the five gallon pin as of July!

Still a milestone to be proud of. 🙂

TJ, meanwhile, just got his 1 gallon pin!

-FF

Longcat?

As we’ve seen, all the cats enjoy the window and the blackout curtains we got this summer to help improve efficiency by blocking more sunlight.

In reality, of course, that’s both Big Red and Lady Grey up there but the way they’re laying it looks like they’re one long cat thanks to the curtain hiding the rest of their bodies.

I was amused.

-FF

Just… One… More… Turn… (Happy Birthday Civ!)

Welp, thanks for making me feel old…I started playing Civ from Civ II with a demo.

Sometimes seeing how fast I could “beat” the demo (by discovering gunpowder) and sometimes seeing how long I could avoid beating it (by avoiding gunpowder at all costs). Alpha Centauri, a spin-off game, saw a full play-through the night TJ was born because Redflare was in the hospital in a shared room so I couldn’t stay over and be with them.

Too excited to sleep, I spent the whole night from turn 1 to victory playing that game, waiting until visiting hours were available so I could go see them again. Through the years, Civilization games are my default go-to when I’m pinned down holding a sleeping baby. From TJ and Little Miss to Fireball and Potato.

I believe I held Superman while playing Civ IV, for example with Newbie likely sleeping with Civ V and Thunderer while playing “Beyond Earth” (another spin-off).

Hard to believe the game now celebrates its 30th anniversary.

So off we go now, for just… one… more… turn…

-FF

Stardew Nesting

I was slightly torn on if I should schedule this on a caturday for obvious reasons or keep going as normal. I ultimately scheduled it as normal because the highlight here is little sleeping Fireball, nested securely, so that Little Miss and I can play Stardew Valley and keep an eye on this little restless sleeper who so desperately wanted me close.

Much more comfortable for both her and me than letting her sleep in my lap and us game.

-FF