May. 9th, 2011

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There is a cat nose in my ear as I type this.

Nommers. one of the two kittens who adopted us about 15 months ago, is a shoulder cat.  She loves to lay with her elbows on my shoulder, looking behind me, with her body draped across my chest.  When you want to move, or she’ll get this pitiful mew going and dig in with all of her claws.  So I started boosting her up so that she was draped across the back of my neck.

She loves this position, and purrs like a maniac as we go walking around the house.  She loves it so much, that occasionally, she’ll demand it by jumping straight from the arm of the couch up my back to the shoulder.  This is extremely painful unless I’m wearing a thick shirt, but at the same time, it’s pretty cute.

I’m wondering now if I should get her a leash and harness and start training her to go outside on my shoulder.

Changing the subject . . . getting back into a regular blog mode is being a little bit more difficult than I expected, but just because I haven’t posted in a while doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about it or wanting to do it.

It’s just that if I’m going to be there for my family, if I’m going to to be able to support them and to share with them, then I need to have the energy and self-confidence to do that.  Which means that I can’t be working myself to death.  That’s my big realization of the last few weeks.  To be the person I want to be, I need to give myself more time to relax and enjoy life.

So I’ve been swapping around a bunch of priorities.

This weekend for instance.  Saturday I wrote some fiction.  It went slowly and somewhat laboriously, but it was fun and I felt really good about it.  I went to Free Comic Book Day for Becca and read comics with her.  I worked out a couple of vacation details.  I tested a new adventure Chris wrote for CoH.  I napped.  We watched TV together, including staying up way too late watching a show about baby kittens.

Sunday I cooked.  We went grocery shopping.  We celebrated Mother’s Day.  I played some Lord of the Rings Online and hit on an actually really good story line.  I cleaned the kitchen.  We all watched the season finale of The Amazing Race.

So I didn’t get very much work done.  I did more important things.

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