Before I get to Raji and cheating, I feel I should explain the math in my post titles. Originally I had planned to make February 4 my termination date, my last day with my employer. But when I told my husband that I had a month of vacation time saved […]
I’m very happy to say that Raji’s transport to the vet on Friday was smoother than I dared hope for. It only took several weeks of stoic patience (on my part) and routine before-meals petting and brushing PLUS one week of frequently feeding him in the new large hard plastic […]
I can’t believe we’re still in January, that another whole week stretches before us. My wall calendar is covered with green X’s, but still a whole week awaits me and my Sharpie. This weekend I was busy, busy, busy; again, playing at being retired (I’m not retired just yet). I […]
As of this writing, I’ve been off work for a few days, getting a feel for life after the job. It’s a good feeling. One day I spent several hours knitting and listening to an audio book (normally that’s my bliss, but the novel–Last Rituals by Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir–was […]
I cannot pretend to be upbeat and positive. I want to be. I was at the beginning of the month but events–both national and local–have left me feeling sad and often scared. While I’m writing this post, I’m listening to a podcast that a relative (by marriage) publicly shared on […]
Well, hello, 2021! So far, it’s looking good. At least for me since I’ve been living in my comfortable, do-not-wear-in-public, sometimes-wear-to-bed clothes since January 1. Of course, by the time you all read this, I’ll be in regular work garb. But only another 4+4 weeks of that. I expect January […]
My wounds are healing, and the size of my hand is now normal. The swelling only lasted until Tuesday, although I was impressed with what I could still do while it was swollen (knit, type). Our bond with Raji gets a bit stronger each day. He really doesn’t hold a […]
Lesson learned: never try to pick up a scared and cornered cat. The flight or fight instinct kicks in and since there is no way to flee the human hand, he’ll fight it. Best that the human just walk away.
I’ve never been very good at planning, but somehow my plans still work out. Just sometimes later than sooner. Nature and my cats help keep me on track.
Baby steps are the kind of steps that risk-adverse people like to take. These kind of steps pay off in huge rewards of light and color, warmth and furry critters.