Monday, July 5, 2010

Cat Lady

My daughter just returned from her exchange program in France and I have to admit that I only got round to cleaning the bathrooms two days before she returned.
     I had those big plans for spring, going on autumn, cleaning that never materialized, and the grand organizational plan also didn't happen. I did host a craft night at my house and did some illustration and took care of a complete medical check up that I've been putting off for years.  I refuse to beat myself up for not getting more done, I want to, but I refuse.
      After all, left to my own devices I learned a few revealing if unflattering truths about my little self, things like..... I will eat corn from the can rather than cook. I can't get rid of craft stuff even if it's been unused for years. I have a book hoarding problem, I hardly ever make my bed,. I talk to myself in public! and this is the worst... I talk to the cats, I have two, Daisy and Bijou. I'm just pointing out that there are two just encase you think I hoard cats too. I was brushing Daisy yesterday (who sheds enough fur to make a whole new cat every other day) and Camille and I happened to make eye contact as I was warbling on in that singsongy voice to the CAT! and I suddenly saw what she must see, DEMENTED CAT LADY! nattering away to an animal who, lets face it, only tolerates me because I feed it.
     Now don't get me wrong, I like to be a considered a little odd, but cat lady? that just isn't the kind of odd I was going for. I believe I had something more romantic and artsy in mind.  I may need to get out more.


  1. Only two cats? You're only in the very earliest stages of cat lady, my dear!

    Clay just got back from three weeks working on a sailboat down in Baja California, and I didn't get any of my planned things done. Today was pretty much a total wash as far as any substantive work. But it's times like this where I remember your delightful little description many years ago about being a "bad Buddhist," and I celebrate the things I DID get done.

    I recently saw another quote about this kind of thing... lemme go dig it up... here it is!

    Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Finish every day and be done with it. For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities not doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. ... This too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste on the rotten yesterdays."

    xoxo from Chicago,

  2. well said! I Love it, and will start practicing it tomorrow.
    xoxox from the back of beyond