Ahhh…. it was a drab, dreary, and damp weekend here… with work as busy and annoying as it’s been lately, but there’s some light at the end of the tunnel. Seems they feel I’m just a wee bit stressed at work, so they cut me a couple of days off here in the middle of the week with which to relax and let me get back in touch with that calmer, more balanced Miyuki than they’ve seen lately. Probably a good thing too…. I’m one worn out girl these days.
It’s amazing how suddenly the others at work have been so nice to me since I broke my wrist…. I’m not certain if it’s guilt or whatever, but I’m definitely not complaining. I’ll certainly take all the consideration I can get. Anyways, it’s given me the opportunity to catch up on my work here at the Litterbox, and as it’s almost time for my weekly Diary post, I thought I’d get to it early this time out. So if you’ve been dying to know what boring stuff I’ve been up to then, by all means, “Read On”, gentle visitors!!
I soooo wish the weather would improve…. This lil’ Catgirl misses the warm breezes and soothing sunlight that started to tease me with the prospect of Spring earlier this month. I’ve been able to go for walks again now that the slush has gone, but I have to bundle up so much it might as well still be winter. I’ve always liked being able to get outside and it feels so stifling to be stuck indoors all the time…
True to her word, Carolyn drove up on Friday night after she finished work and spent the whole weekend with me at my apartment…. it was nice to have her around, but I did feel bad that I worked both Saturday and Sunday split shifts…. she ended up spending a lot of time by herself and that’s just the sort of thing I didn’t want to happen. She said she used the time wisely…. seems she’s more determined than ever to find a job that will let her be closer to me and she went by both the local colleges to check out the job potentials in other departments than the one she applied to. It really touches my heart to know she wants to do whatever it takes to make things work for us…… but I’m thinking I’m going to have to do some looking myself. There has to be a position at a restaurant in the city for someone with my experience. I’m just going to have to face the reality that maybe it’s time for me to seriously consider a move to the city whether I want to be there full time or not. It’s just selfish of me to let Carolyn make all the sacrifices in our relationship, and I don’t want that to be the way it is.
Anyway…. today I resolved to do something spontaneous and shake myself out of the doldrums that seem to have grabbed a hold of me this month. It was crazy….. and soooo totally out of left field, but while walking around town shopping and relaxing, I had a sudden desire to force Spring to come if even in some small way. So…. (and I still can’t beleive I actually did it….) I stopped by the salon for a manicure and ended up getting my hair cut!!!! You have to understand…. I’ve worn it long and straight for like my entire life…. originally because my Mom liked it that way. She was waaay into sitting with me evenings as a lil’ girl and brushing it for what seemed like forever while we talked about my day at school. Despite how much of a “tomboy” I was, it stayed long through my entire childhood. It went from the braids I wore it in then, to a simple long classically Asian straight style that fell all the way to my buttocks throughout high school. In college, I shortened it to fall only to the middle of my back, but by then it was just something I never considered changing. Until now……
I have always had people ask why I never cut it shorter…. especially given my kitchen work. There I’ve always had to put it into a long braid and then roll it into a bun that I could pin back out of the way. It got sweaty…. and yes, greasy…. and I spent far too much time washing it and combing it to keep it clean. Well…. not anymore….
I’ve had it done into this lil’ shaggy pixie cut that my stylist says looks just terribly cute on me. I can’t beleive how much easier it’ll be to wash and style in the morning…. and I have to admit I do really like it!! Wait till Carolyn sees it….. she wont recognize me!
So…. that’s my week thus far. Hopefully, things will warm up soon and I’ll be able to get out and feel the spring breezes blow through my new ‘doo!! I can’t wait!! Till then, “Meow,meow for now!!”