It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

2:11 on 2/11

I think this must mean something ... although now it is 2:12.
which does mean something ... it means Time is advancing .. Marching On ... Time Stops For No One .. or something like that.

I am sitting upstairs in my condo ( home) looking out the window at the forest behind me, at the pine trees and the dark grey sky.. there is an Air Show ... why clouds on a day with an Air Show .. when yesterday they were clear ... really not fair at all, if anyone asks me.

The cats are all sleeping .. I refused to take a nap ..I will never fall asleep tonight ..
How they do it I don't know .. it isn't like they are so busy when they are awake !
I mean really, do you see your cat busy during the day ? hurrying along getting its chores done ? making sure there is food for everyone ? litter is neat and tidy ?  claws sharpened on something that is not supposed to be scratched ? No, they meander around the house, they drink a little water .. cats are not big drinkers ... nibble a little kibble .. hmmm I should write for the cat food companies...
They just eat drink pee and sleep.
I could have had a baby if that's all they do ! A baby that would grow up and out of cute kittenhood and would be just another kid annoying somebody.

No ... cats are my life now. I am the Cat Lady. My grandmother was one, I should have known it would happen to me. She raised purebred / show cats .. Siamese.
I love the way they look but her cats hated me.
If she talked to me, while holding the cat, the cat would smack her face , hit her on the mouth, shutting her up ... don't talk to that kid ! pay attention to ME !!
And one wonders why I like cats .. 

I feel like I live in a vacuum today. No phone calls, no emails, no sound outside but the occasional sound of a Navy Jet flying upside down or something ... there is an air show .
I can't hear much but it is definitely exciting to see them go low, over the forest , over my home, close together in formation ... It is so thrilling ... I am such a jerk .

How is your day ? 2:22


Fat Dormouse said...

Here is a picture just for you,

Though I may be ordering one soon!

NotesFromAbroad said...

LOL!!!! That is priceless... thank you ... it might not be too late for me.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Doormouse ... Can you imagine opening the front door and finding that box of kittens on the step ? LOL
I would love it but not.

Anonymous said...

Why are you "such a jerk"?
Do you ever wonder why a woman with 4 cats might be called the cat lady but not a woman with 4 dogs? The woman with the cats is far more independent than the one with the dogs!
Have you tried I have looked a few times but haven't yet.
Hope your Tuesday brings clear skies!

NotesFromAbroad said...

LOL Carrie ! your comment showed up on my phone as Why are you such a jerk ?
I was surprised . Got me out of bed ! lol

I just said I am such a jerk in the way a person would say I am a sucker .. a soft touch .. an easy mark ... be a sad little cat and I will forget all my vows of No More Cats and bring it home with me.

You are right though, I knew a woman who had more than 4 dogs .. it was pretty crazy .. I think the crazy happened when she walked out on her husband and had to divvie up who gets which dog !

Anonymous said...

I admit that would be a horrible thing to see on my phone too!
I have noticed as I have gotten older that I am the same way. One of my coworkers calls me an m&m - hard shell soft center.
I actually researched why (and with the internet I am always researching why... not that I believe everything I read). What I found made sense-by mid life we have had so much experience that small things make us more emotional. We have more sympathy and empathy.
Plus I like that you are a soft touch!
Hope your week is going well.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you Carrie :)
At the moment I am being pummeled by an overweight cat who wants to sit on me while I am online.
I have given up, she won. thank you again !

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