Oh, we handled the rug issue (conveniently after dude came over, but it's done). This is like three Christmases big for me. It was $15. Kitty had to be told not to claw it. Banshee christened it with some vomit.
I know when I have kids, my hermitessness will be challenged further. I'm slowly preparing.
Love and Spinach Sunshine (that needs more salt, garlic, and onion),
Alex's Wife & Level 57 Grocery Shopper
PS: I opened a bag of wheat bread to make Alex some croutons, and it smelled exactly like a honey bun. Just so you know, this is what happens.