Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Predictions Revisted

Last year instead of making resolutions I made predictions. You can read about it here. I thought since the year is winding down I would see how well I did. I'm actually proud of myself. I didn't succeed at them all, but good enough.

Cross 20 items off my 101 list. Oh this poor list. I forget it about it most of the time. Even with that, I managed to cross off 11 things.

Finally get all the rooms in my house painted. I hate painting and I am so slow at it. But I can't resist how a room looks with a fresh coat of paint. I did the living room, hallway and the bathroom. I did the Kitchen too but that was at the end of 2014. I still have all the bedrooms to finish. Emmy's room is suppose to be next.

Finally setting up a domain. Yay I did mange to do this.WhooHoo

Fully commit to Swag Bucks. I tried I really did. I just couldn't seem to remember to watch the videos and after doing several pre surveys to be told i didn't qualify I got discouraged and gave up. I did discover a couple other ways to save money this year and I will share with you in 2016.

Celebration Jar. Lord help me the easiest freakin' thing on this list and I still haven't done it. You can bet I'll be adding this to the 2016 predictions.

Did you have predictions/resolutions for 2015? How did you do at keeping them?


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

5 Things to Do WIth Glitter Wrapping Paper

Happy Christmas Eve, eve. If you're like me you are putting the finishing touches on the Christmas wrapping and preparing for company. After wrapping all your presents, if you happen to have some left  over wrapping paper, don't throw it out. I am going to share with you what I did with my left over glitter paper from last year. Who am I kidding I say left over but glitter paper is hard as crap to get tape to stick to. So it sucks for actually wrapping  presents,  but it is so good for decorating with. So I bought it because it was pretty and glittery and I am like a moth to flame with anything glitter.
When I re decorated my bathroom this year I knew I wanted something glittery, because I always want something glittery. I tried gluing glitter on things and that was a mess and the glitter really didn't stick well. That's when it hit me to try the wrapping paper I had stuck in a closet.  You can read about the bathroom makeover here.

Wall Art I printed the words out on regular printer paper and then traced them onto the glitter and then cut them out. Its attached to a canvas using spray adhesive. I just painted the canvas black. This has been on the wall for almost a year and is still holding tight.

 
Liner in a Hutch or Book Shelf: This is what my hutch looked like. It was already painted black, but after a catastrophe when I attempted to paint it red, I gave up. All I had in the house was chalk board paint. That turned out well because the girls love writing on it. But I still hated the inside. With the help of a little glitter wrapping paper it was transformed into a hot chocolate bar.

 Here is the after Its so cute I'm thinking about leaving it up even after Christmas.


Cup Holder: I use it to hold makeup brushes but you could also use it to hold pens. I took a plastic cup and rolled the paper around it. Like I was wrapping a cylinder. I used spray adhesive. I cut the extras off the top. We use this every day and it still looks great. 
 Decorating a Pumpkin: Silver is the color of the awareness ribbon for Dyslexia. So this when we decorated pumpkins. We painted a pumpkin black using craft paint and the stem is spray painted. (Tip do that before you paint the pumpkin) I traced the awareness ribbon onto the paper and cut it out. Its attached with spray adhesive. I swear I couldn't live without that stuff.
 
Outlet Cover After I glitterfied my bathroom I couldn't just leave my outlet face plates plain white. I laid the cover on the paper and traced the holes. Cut it all out and you guessed it attached it using spray adhesive. As with everything else it has held up great and we use this switch a million times a day.
If you don't have glitter wrapping paper I suggest stocking up the day after Christmas when everything goes on sale. I know I will be grabbing all the color varieties. You just never know what craft opportunities will appear.

Monday, December 21, 2015

May the Force Be With You

No spoiler alert here. I still haven't seen the movie. But I'm hoping I will get to see it this week. I love Star Wars. I have seen all the movies. My ex even proposed during the movie. After that turned south it was hard to watch them for several years, but I got over it just in time for episode 1. Seriously when I was little I wanted to be Princess Leia. I would even braid my hair around my ears. Then I grew up and became Team Vader. Abbey swears if she has kids she is naming one Leia, and I am ok with that.

So anyway, I just wanted to pop in to share our family pictures and The shirts I made Abbey and Hannah to wear when they watched Star Wars. Because they had to have something different.
Nothing says Merry Christmas Festivus like a  light saber battle to the death 
She said everyone look excited...This is the best we could come up with  
My children are weird  
I didn't make these shirts but now that I know how, I may never buy a graphic shirt again. 
Our version of a death star.....a mirrored ball.

In case you can't read Abbey's it says May the (formula for Force) be with you. We like to take Nerdy to a whole different level around here. Her initials spell ATOM so she has the symbol for an atom on everything instead of a monogram. That people is what happens when a chemist has a child with someone who has a sense of humor.

Today is my Monday and Friday. I am so excited I don't know what to do with myself.

Friday, December 18, 2015

My Christmas Decorations

My Christmas tree situation has been ongoing since Thanksgiving. I put my tree up that night. As I have done every year since birth. I didn't even have ornaments on the tree yet when the cats decided that was a great place to play. It lasted about 20 minutes before I got tired and just took the tree down. It was my dream tree. 9 foot pre lit super full. I just never had a house that could hold it. Last year it blocked the walk way to the hallway. The year before that I could only have the front half folded down. So when the cats started to play in it. I threw in the towel and took the tree goodwill.
I looked high and low for a pencil tree that I liked (and that the girls liked too) We've found nothing we can agree on. I thought I'd be ok without one but as I wrap presents there is no place to put them that seems right. After thinking about it I came up with this idea. Its two sparkly garlands, and green felt. Its attached to the wall with clear push pins. Which I don't recommend if you have small kiddies at home. The ornaments are mirrored music notes and are hanging from the pushpins and I chose to use ones I don't care about, because if the cats knock them off and they get broken I haven't lost anything.
I am loving my mantle this year. Its actually the reason I bought this house. As soon as I saw it, I imagined it decorated for Christmas.
Its a glitter explosion and I love it. I kinda want to leave it like this until Spring. In case you are wondering about the stockings. The dogs all get a green one and the cats all get a green one and then Hannah (Abbey's girlfriend) gets her own stocking as well.

I made these cones, I took pre made cones from Hobby Lobby (next year I want to make my own cones too) I wrapped them with the super cheap garland. I think it was dollar tree garland. Its thin and easy to wrap. The other garland is silver again its the super cheap one.
This is mason jars with while batting shoved in the bottom. The decorations are floral picks. I picked them up at various stores. Mostly Hobby Lobby and Wal Mart. Its all really glittery.

Lastly, I want to leave you with a tip. I wanted my house to look ready for Christmas and not just  like I threw some things together. I did this by wrapping all my pictures with wrapping  paper and adding a glittery bow. It makes your everyday house look like a Santa Workshop. I got the bows to stick by hot gluing them onto the wrapping paper. I chose wrapping paper that matched the colors of the room so it felt like it was suppose to be there.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Town That Stole Christmas

I have no idea how I turned out to be a mostly level headed semi adult. My hometown must have been very jealous of the attention my current town was receiving over the Kim Davis saga and had to get in on the ridiculous action  too.

You can read about it here. An elementary school was doing the play Charlie Brown Christmas and a family complained about the reference to GOD so the school board had them alter it to take out all reference to GOD. Parents have been protesting outside the board office all week.

What annoys me the most about it is that the board office is beside the middle and high school. This is finals week for the high school at least. My teacher friends have been complaining all week about the noise. If they cared so much about their children's education seems to me that they would take the protest somewhere else so their kids can focus.

I had so many Christmasy blog posts planned and then life happened. Actually what happened was I decided oh wouldn't it be fun to make some presents. So every evening after work I have been working on gifts, or attending Christmas concerts. Its been kinda crazy. I can't wait to share what I've been working on though.

I decided not to put up a tree. After I gave mine away, I looked all over for a slim tree that I liked. I couldn't find any so I decided to make one. I'll post pictures of it tomorrow.

Monday, December 14, 2015

What I'm Listening To

I do a lot of driving and when I'm not on the road, I am in an office by myself. That can get lonely FAST. So to combat the quiet I have been listening to podcasts. Some are funny, some are inspiring and some are creepy and follow crimes.

This is what I am listening to right now.

Serial Season 2:
In case you missed season 1 serial is a story that is told week by week. Season 2 is the story of Bowe Berghdal. The soldier that walked off gis post into enemy territory.

Undisclosed:
This is a follow up podcast to Serial Season 1. Its three lawyers dissecting the evidence of the case against Adnan

Truth & Justice:
This looks at that case from another angle. The host is a fire investigator and uses his knowledge of investigation on the case.

From Scratch:
Each episode is a look into the life of someone in the field of business, arts, or social that have been :
pioneers in their field.

Missing Maura Murray:
I stumbled upon this podcast. Its about a missing college student. T here is basically no evidence in her disappearance.  I really don't know why I listened to it.

Clearing The Clutter:
This is about tips on organization and clearing clutter in your home, work, life and mind.

If I Were You:
This is a hysterical advice podcast from two friends. Sometimes I don't know if the advice is real or made up but either way, its funny.

So if you find yourself on a long car ride this Holiday Season or just have some time on your hands. I recommenced all of these podcasts.

Monday, December 7, 2015

7 Things I Want For Christmas

Well its that time of year again. The time when people keep asking you if your ready for Christmas, and what do you want for Christmas.  I never know what to ask for, because as an adult with a job, I just buy myself what I want. I know that doesn't give much room for surprises from other people, but I'm sure I'll love whatever I'm given. Unless its the cousin of the bright orange jungle print MC Hammer style pants my uncles wife bought me one year. For the record I always hated her and the pants proved to me that she hated me in return. Anyway, when I saw 23 things my boyfriend better not get me for Christmas I couldn't help but click the link and see if I could get some ideas. Spoiler alert. She is a spoiled brat. Things like he better not her a gift card, fake earrings, an engagement ring INSTEAD of an actual present, nothing handmade, the list goes on. I'll let you read it for yourself. But it got me thinking. Am I just old? Because I loved gift cards. That way I can pick out exactly what I want. I have been making shirts the last couple of weeks so lots of people on my Christmas list are getting shirts. Here is what a couple of the shirts I've made look like.

Sorry you have to turn your head on this one. They were on my phone.
So sad for people on my list that are getting something handmade and something that is clothing. Although I think they are a million times better than the jungle  pants.

So in case you were wondering. This is what I want for Christmas.

1. HTV Vinyl so I can make more shirts. This has become  my newest obsession and I am LOVING it. I work on shirts almost every evening after work.

2. Adopt a shelter animal. It doesn't matter if its a cat or a dog, just adopt and then let me know you did. I don't have room for any new additions, but I still want to save them all.

3. Donate to an animal rescue organization in my name. Or sign up for Amazon Smile and link it to a rescue. Mine is linked to Bluegrass Shih Tzu Rescue. They get a portion of everything I spend on Amazon and at no additional cost to me.

4. A silicone computer keyboard. Do you have any idea how much cat hair...and glitter my keyboard has inside it.

5. Blank shirts for me to create with.

6. To have my craft stuff completely sorted and organized. If this doesn't magically happen come Christmas morning its going to have to go on my new years resolution to do list.

7. Dr. Pepper can you ever have too much of it

Well that is it. I am pretty easy to please. What's on your Christmas list this year?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Do I Need a Christmas Tree

a few years ago I bought my dream tree. An extremely full 9 foot prelit tree. It was gorgeous and I got it after Christmas for only 20 dollars. I didn't think a bout the fact that at the time I was living with my boyfriend in his house that didn't have 9 foot ceilings. We moved soon after that Christmas. That's its own sad blog posts.

Last year I put the tree up at my new house. It was everything I thought it would be, except I have exactly 9 foot ceilings. and not enough space for a  tree that full.

This year. I put my dream tree up and within a couple of minutes I had a cat in it. A few minutes later I had two cats fighting in it.

So the tree came down. I still can't decide what to do. I have two small trees sitting on the hearth but I want a Christmas tree that doesn't resemble a shrub.
So I'm trying to decide what I want. A pencil tree would fit beside the fire place really well, but I do still like the look of a  fuller tree. Maybe just not as full as the 9 footer. The cats will probably want to play in it no matter what size I get. The girls are torn. Abbey thinks the mini trees are fine. Emmy wants a white one. I can't decide, what would you do?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Best Ever Hot Chocolate Bar

I'm warning you, there will be a Christmas overload here for the next several week. Aside from my birthday which is my favorite Hollyday. Christmas come a seriously close second. When I think I have no self restraint I remind myself that I don't start decorating in July. That right there is proof that I can be self disciplined.

It is unseasonably warm here (and I am NOT complaining) but that hasn't stopped us from drinking our weight in hot chocolate. In the past our set up was not kid friendly. Everything was stored in various cabinets and I had to make every cup. That got old fast.

This year I turned our hutch into a hot chocolate bar. I asked the girls what they wanted to put in their hot chocolate and then set it all out so they can easily get it when they want a cup. I've had to refill the peppermint m&m's a few times now. They are a big hit.

What makes this the best ever hot chocolate bar? You can add anything you want. Be as creative and adventurous and you want. We are pretty basic so we picked marshmallows, pepermint sticks, candy canes, white and milk chocolate chips, and peppermint m&m's.

I stored it all in cute mason jars and of course added some cute Christmas themed mugs.
 
I seriously recommend setting on up. It doesn't have to take up much space, and definitely makes making a cup easier.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Stupid Mistake or Animal Cruelty

Have you heard about the Florida woman who tapped her chocolate labs muzzle shut because it wouldn't shut up? My facebook blew up Saturday with people sharing it and demanding she be investigated. I think at one time South Daytona Florida officials were saying they had received about 32,000  calls people demanding something be done.

I am so happy to see that South Daytona took the calls and emails seriously and tracked her down. It would have been so easy for them to blow it off. There seems to be two camps to this story. Camp 1 is She is a dog abuser that needs the max sentence a animal abuser can get.  The second camp is the the other pics on her fb page the dog looks happy and healthy and she probably just made a really stupid mistake and shouldn't have shared it to the world.

I bet you can guess where I fall.



There is absolutely NOTHING that pisses me off more than people treating their animals badly. Look at the poor babies eyes. The hurt is so evident it makes angry. You may remember that I adopted Max from a shelter and he came from a pet hoarder situation. Today he is very well adjusted. He loves the other animals and doesn't run into another room with his food so he can eat alone. He's a totally sweet heart. His blind eye rarely gives him trouble. I don't know what exactly happened in his past home, but I know he had some emotional and obviously physical issues when I got him.

Dogs love us and trust us completely. We need to do the same in return. I have always said no one has ever loved me like my dogs love me. They are always happy to see me when I come home. They are always up for snuggling with me, or going for a walk AKA me carrying them around the neighborhood. They never get sassy. They are lazy and sometimes bark for no reason, and love to play revolving door going out and back in 200 times, but the joy they give me is worth all of that.

Whats your thought, stupid mistake or abuse?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How To Make a Cat Warmer Out of Things Around Your House

Over the weekend Steph sent me a pin of a cat warmer. I had to laugh because I had already make one and just hadn't posted it on the blog yet. This evening someone that belongs to the same animal rescue organization that I belong to  posted the pin on facebook asked if anyone could make him one. I took that as an omen to just sit down and write the post up. After I sent him a message telling him I'd make him one. So for those of you that don't live in Kentucky, or aren't handy with a heavy machinery like a knife here is how I made it.

This is a lot easier to make than it looks, and I really did use things around my house so it really didn't cost anything.

Materials:

2 totes different sizes
Something to insulate the totes.
Tape
Knife
Blow Dryer
Total time: Less than 30 minutes

I started with an old tote and an old plastic file box...notice the glitter in the tote. Seriously cat hair and glitter is my life.
Cut a hole any size you want out of the larger tote. Then stick the smaller container inside the big one, draw the opening you cut so they will match up. 
 
Warning the second container had stronger plastic. I heated it up with the blow dryer and that helped the knife go through it.  Please don't judge my drawing

Now its going to look like this. Don't be alarmed we are going to fix it so the cats won't be scratched entering and exiting.
Now pushing the containers as close together as possible wrapped the two containers together using tape. I used Zebra print Duct tape because that's what I had.

Next, stick whatever you are using as insulation between the two boxes on the sides and back. I had two throw pillows that are ugly and flat so they went on the sides and some left over fabric from my fabric hoarding days went in the back. I covered the top with a small fleece blanket.  The cats approved so far,
 Lastly I added the lid and sat back and waited for a cat to go inside. It didn't take long.

Now if the cats will leave it alone long enough for me to sit it outside it will be the perfect place for the neighborhood strays to warm up without me having to adopt any more cats.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Things I'd Rather Do Than Black Friday Shop


Happy Monday or as I like to call it my Thursday. Remind me next year to take the entire week of Thanksgiving off. Because it may be my Thursday but my two work days are jammed packed.

I am usually 99% done with my Christmas shopping by this time, I'm a little behind this year. I'm also making several gifts so that's part of the slow progress. Especially when the cats keep trying to eat the ribbon.

Even though I'm behind I'm not tempted to black Friday shop. I have 3 main reasons. I hate getting up early. Crowds of people make me homicidal, and standing in lines annoys the crap out of me. Plain and simple I have no patience for such things.

Oh yeah of course I'd rather be curled up under my heated throw than deal with the black Friday mess but I'd also rather do the following.

Have a root canal
I have never had a root canal, but I hear they are terrible.


Watch a Glee marathon
 Could anything be worse than the cheesy songs and the borderline pornographic club names (oral intensity anyone?)

Spend the day hanging with Kim Davis
I'm sure she and I would have a lot to talk about.

Only be able to listen to Justin Bieber for a year
This goes along with Glee. It makes my ears hurt and makes me want to poke my ear drums out, but I'd still rather do that than go black Friday shopping.

Online shopping seems appealing to me. Maybe I will order the rest of my presents while wearing PJ's and drinking hot chocolate.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Confessions

Have you seen the videos of cat leaping in the air to get away from cucumbers? If not google it. There are too many videos to post. My cats didn't care, my friends cats didn't care. I don't know how true it is but I heard that cucumber smells like copper heads to cats so indoor only cats wouldn't make that connection. Which explains why my cats just looked at me like I was crazier than normal.

While I'm not surprised about Charlie sheen I am really sorry for him. While I sometimes wish I had celebrity money I wouldn't want the yes people that go along with it. I really feel like he had some not so positive influences telling him his out of control lifestyle was the way to go.

I found this drinking game and will be giving it a try. I have a feeling this will be the worst wrapped presents every. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Things Just Don't Make Sense

This post actually started forming in my head early last week. Emmy was reading the book Holes for her class. She started crying because in the book Stanley has a rough life. He's really poor, he's bullied, and then he gets falsely accused of theft and has to do time in a boys work camp. We've seen the movie several times. This is the first time she's read the book. (side note: It annoys me that they have the whole class read books that are sad. A couple of years ago her class all read a book where the kid dies) Anyway, I explained that Stanley has to have all those bad things happen to him because it sets the book up for the happy ending. That sometimes things just happen for a reason.

I justified my saying that citing instances in my life when things worked out. If I had married my college sweet heart I wouldn't have my girls, and not having them kills my soul. Several times something has kept me from leaving somewhere when I normally would, then I come upon an accident that could have been me. I looked at several house having them fall through, then I found my house and loved it at first sight.

Then I think about the attacks in Paris, all the planes that have been blown out of the sky. The 7 year old found murdered and dumped in a ditch.  I think about the look on Emmy's face when we visit the grave of her best friend so she can tell her Happy Birthday and take her a gift.

I can't reconcile those things with having a reason. There isn't one. No one should be gunned down while going about their day. People shouldn't have to live in fear and there is no lesson or reason good enough to justify a child dying.

I know things don't always work out. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and there is no reason why.

So how do you explain to a crying kid who wants even the characters in her book to be treated fairly, that the world is full of bad things?

Monday, November 16, 2015

How I Know I'm a Good Mom


I'll be the first to admit I don't have this adult thing down yet. When I am not working I dress more like my children than women my age. I own way more pink than anyone should. My front door is pink, my bathroom is purple and sparkly. I don't plan menus full of organic food. But I don't think this defines me as a failure. This was suppose to be banana bread. If anything it defines me as a terrible cook.

 I am president of the PTO. I have been for several years, I had been  room mom and planned all the class parties. For both girls for most of elementary school. I take my children to school every day and attend all of their sporting events and school activities. This doesn't make me a great mom.

I sometimes drop them off late for school. I also tend to forget permission slips and field trips for weeks at a time. Don't even ask me about fundraisers because I hate begging my friends to buy the junk that is being sold. There are very few exceptions. I will happily donate cash instead though.This doesn't make me a bad mom, it makes me busy.

For Emmy's Birthday she  had a huge sleepover with 9 girls from her class. Abbey had a friend over too and they helped me. One little girl said I was a good mom because I didn't mind if they ran around screaming. I also served make your own ice cream sundaes with a variety of toppings, and at one point we broke out paint and designed shirts. I would be lying if I said we didn't have paint everywhere. Yes it was fun, but it didn't make me a good mom. Neither does the fact that my girls are both on the honor roll and are kind and considerate kids. Nope none of that makes me a good mom. Especially since getting Abbey to go to school is like pulling teeth. She absolutely hates it. I have a chalk board door and my hutch is painted with chalk board paint. My girls have decorated it for me. Emmy's friends were in shock. One of them said her mom wouldn't be able to stand that.

I do  think their taste in music is pretty awesome though. When you turn the radio on no matter the station, Country, Rock, Pop, oldies.....they can sing a long to all the songs. They have an appreciation for all forms of music and know the words to the majority of the songs. That just makes my life better. I don't have to listen to hideous stuff.

Something happened awhile back that, that melted my heart and made me realize even when I'm the hardest on myself I am doing a good job. 

My sister posted an article about teen girls agreeing to have rough sex with boys and the causes. Someone commented basically saying its the fault of single moms.  Abbey unleashed on him, in a way that was way more mature than he was. She didn't even mention the exchange to me. Its like it was no big deal to her. I saw it and gave her a big hug. I'm glad that I raised my girls to be stronger than I feel.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Five on Friday

Is it just me or are the weeks getting longer? I swear I feel like last weekend was a month ago. But here it is Friday. Time for my list of top things from the week.

I spent all day yesterday laying in bed. Except for the hour and a half I waited at the walk in clinic, before I gave up and left. Sometimes you just feel too cruddy to wait to be seen by a doctor. How can we bring back house calls?

That being said I mentioned on facebook that being an adult and sick sucks because you have to fix your own chicken noodle soup and 7 up. After I posted it I got a text from someone asking me if I needed anything. That was so sweet.

Remember back on Wednesday when I mentioned that a really nice guy stopped to tell me my house was sparking? Well I am still stunned that someone was thoughtful enough to actually stop and tell me what was happening, and that he stayed with me until the fire department came. Then the fire department was so awesome and waited until KU came. I am so grateful for their help. But I am sad that a family that was former neighbors of mine lost their house to a fire that same night. They are such a sweet family and I'm so sad for their loss. Their kids are the same ages as my girls. The schools are taking up donations for them, so we are sending money.

That reminds me the cat that appeared when the lights came back on is still here. Abbey calls her Phantom. Emmy calls her poof. She has had some tummy troubles today, I'm assuming its because she isn't use to the food. But she needs a visit to the vet anyway just to check her out and make sure shes healthy.

I'm so freakin excited about the Ronda Rousey fight on Saturday. I am not getting the pay per view because within 30 minutes of the fight being over which wont even last a minute It will be on every media outlet. So I am just going to wait to watch the replays.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A visit from the fire department and a surprise

So yesterday Facebook showed me a memory from 5 years ago. It was something like you know you've had a rough day when.... Well yesterday completely topped anything that may have happened 5 years ago. 

It was just a hard day in general, like I fought back tears of frustration and yes even sadness a few times. I had to wait almost an hour to give Abbey her dinner. She was at MSU choral festival. It's when area high school kids from around the state get selected to work with a guest conductor and then put on a concert.  Her group was going to fazoli's except she hates most pasta so I brought her something she'd eat. I was very tired and starving. 

When I got home and started cooking My lights started going crazy like I thought my house was possessed. They were flicking off and on. The tv went off. The hall light blew. It still hasn't worked even when I changed the bulb. Then I got a knock on the door....yeah perfect horror movie set up. 

I was terrified when I answered the door. The man on the other side said "hey you don't know me, but I just called 911 for you" I swear I nearly started screaming. 
But it turns out he was a nice guy driving by and saw sparks on top of my house. Thankfully I live right off the busiest road In town. So it was easy to spot. 

I called 911 back and gave them my address because he didn't know what it was he just told them I was beside Pizza Hut. Which is kinda true but there is papa johns, pen station and a few more businesses between us.  The nicest firemen came out. They came in and checked everything and looked around the house and called my electric company for me. Then they stayed with me. When I told them Abbey had a concert in less than an hour they offered to stay and keep an eye on everything for me so I didn't have to miss the concert.  

When I got home from the concert my electric company had fixed the problem. I came in and flipped the breaker back on. Somehow in the mix I also ended up with an extra cat. I'm not even joking when the lights came back on there was a new cat sitting on my table. No idea how she got in. When I left for the concert my door was locked. When the firemen came in I was with them. So I guess she's mine unless he owner knocks in the door. What do you name a cat that just appears inside your house? 
I'm typing this post on my phone so I apologize for any typos and layout weirdness.