Murdo Girl…Delayed gratification

Do you know what this is?

20190809_1617421330636034993760424.jpgIt belongs to the cat. It’s big enough for several cats, so it should do the trick for Dollie. She likes to be outside, but has to stay inside the fence. (When we travel, she doesn’t go outside at all.) Kip did a good job, don’t you think? It only took seven or eight trips to Lowe’s for materials. If he goes back for stain or paint, I’ll complain.


Meanwhile, my she shed is going unattended. Our friend, Scott, came over and gave Kip some good ideas on how to make it totally airtight and when that is completed, I can start to move my precious things in there. I haven’t found my round rug yet, but I’m going to paint the concrete, anyway. I’ve decided I want to finish the inside with reclaimed wood. That’s not very expensive is it? I would like a window, but that can happen later if need be.

Kip knows I’ve never been a very patient person, so the third time I mentioned my she shed to him (today) he said he had moved it up on the list of things to do. Tomorrow, I’ll ask him what else is on the list.

Kip’s birthday is on Monday and I’ve already decided to give him a gift certificate from Lowe’s. Do you think he’ll figure out it’s to help with the expenses to finish the she shed? I won’t write that in the card or anything. Men are impossible to buy for anyway. They have everything they need and what they don’t need, they don’t want. Kip usually shops for himself. He’ll say, “Here’s the drill you bought me for Christmas. Thank you very much.”

I don’t think he’s had the time to shop for his birthday, yet. I’m also going to make him his favorite, Tang pie. I know it doesn’t sound good, but it’s delicious.

One thing I never, ever do is keep Kip from his desserts.

I went to a new bakery today with my friend, Barbara, and this is what I brought home for him. He’s saving it for one hour.


Oh, Kip’s cake. I’ll just have a little bite.

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Delayed gratification

    • Mary Francis McNinch August 14, 2019 / 1:08 pm

      Thanks, Judy…I passed it on to him. He has spent time with Patti and Jim, and knows all about you!

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  1. sanjuan831 August 9, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    Happy bday to Kip. What is that in box – a coffee cake? What about getting him a birthday pie?
    He deserves two or three treats. Or maybe seven or eight.


    • Mary Francis McNinch August 10, 2019 / 5:58 am

      It’s a huge choc chip brownie…I’m making him a Tang pie (his favorite) not counting cinnamon rolls and brownies. He said to thank you for the card. His first and only so far.


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