Saturday, August 19, 2017

August Happiness Challenge: Day 18

Rizz loves how virtuous I am
On Day 18, I'm happy that I got off my ass. This afternoon, when I settled in to watch the Cubs game, I idly thought about how long it had been since I completely emptied and washed out the litter boxes. I scoop all the time, but what about totally changing the litter? Reason told me that since I couldn't recall distinctly, it had probably been too long -- for both their comfort and my nose.

But, I said to myself, I just got comfy on the sofa! Jake Arrieta is pitching, and it is such a delight to watch that man move. It's my afternoon off, don't I deserve the opportunity to just veg out and enjoy my guys?

Still, I got up and spent the next half hour what I should. I dumped the contents of all three boxes into a double Hefty garbage bag and hauled it down four flights to the dumpster. (Boy, sodden litter is heavy!) I washed each out with soapy water. I sprayed them all with disinfectant. I replaced the liners and then refilled them all. It took about 3 innings, but I got it done.

I'm happy that, instead of just sitting there filled with "should," I got up and did.

If you want to play along, just come back here (meaning to this blog, not this individual post) each day in August, looking for the Happy Cub. Every day I will try to have a post with the headline: August Happiness Challenge: Day [X]. Leave a comment and then post your own daily happiness, with August Happiness Challenge in the title to make it easy to find.

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