Spring is finally here…. at last… although this time around there were a few moments when I thought it would never… ever… get here at all. With it comes those warm breezes and the sudden “greening” that one thinks of… but also the seemingly endless soggy mess that weeks of rain can bring.
But.. hey… at least I can finally wear a dress again on a fairly regular basis and let my legs feel that nice breeze without freezin’ my lil’ tail off, so it’s all good. Trust me… Now…. if only I can actually get some time to enjoy it all.
Sigh…. As usual, the source of my frustrations seem to revolve around things at work. Got some bad news last Friday, when my trusty “second-in-command”, Lisa, finally got the news that she’s going to have to take a long leave of absence for badly needed rotator cup surgery…. damn. Just when I was starting to pry free some free time for myself as well. My own schedule will have to absorb quite a few more hours now, as I haven’t got another cook quite as seasoned as her to fill in the blanks.
But…. despite these annoyances, life goes on for your Favorite Catgirl and, to find out what else I’ve been up to lately, you’re just going to have to “Read On”….
So… you are probably wondering about this week’s Diary title…. Well, recently it’s been suggested that yours truly might possibly be in the throws of a major outbreak of “Nesting”….. At least that’s what Sam seems to think.
As is my usual for this time of year… the onset of warmer weather has me all restless and filled with energy. But… Sam says it’s become more than that… much, much more. “My god, Miyuki. It’s so darn obvious…. If I didn’t know it was impossible, I’d think you were pregnant.” At least that’s her impression…. I was skeptical at first consideration, but she went on to tell me it finally hit her last week when she was over for our last “Movie Nite”.
“I’m not kidding! You’ve cleaned up the apartment more than ever lately…. you’re cooking at home again…. You’ve been a silly little doofus ever since Carolyn brought that kitten home for you. Goodness… it’s just like having a baby of your very own….. You should have seen the cute picture you guys made, spooning together on the couch with Ting-ting snoozing on your lap, watching movies. If you guys were any more “domestic”….. I don’t know what else it could be.”
I laughed it off… but the more I’ve been thinking about it lately, I’m beginning to think she just might be right. I have been happier lately in my personal life than I’ve been in a very long time. Maybe it’s just finally percolated through my goofy brain that I’ve managed to somehow build a “family” of sorts…. an unconventional one, I suppose… but definitely one that makes me incredibly happy. Oh well…. I could definitely be stuck with worse things than that.
Now if only I can bring my “work life” into harmonious sync with my “personal” life, I’ll be all set…… However, I’m thinking that’ll take a bit of luck on my part to make a reality. If I have some luck, I had wanted to take some time off this Summer for my first real “vacation” in about the last 8 years. But as it stands now… I might be lucky if I can manage that till this Fall. I sooooo want to do some hiking and camping again like I used to!!
Anyways…. that’s the current situation here at the “Casa de Neko”…. and until next time out, have yourselves a wonderful Spring while you can…. Summer’s right around the corner!! “Meow, meow for now!!”