It’s a chilly winter Monday morning here at the ol’ apartment and Carolyn has already headed out to work leavin’ lazy lil’ me to lounge about the apartment by myself. With the snow and cold that have finally found their way to our neck of the woods, I just can’t bring myself to do much more with my day off than be a sluggish layabout despite the well needed free time that has fallen into my lap.
No amount of steamy coffee can seem to rouse me today… and as I sit here at the keyboard I’m still wearing my flannel PJ’s and fuzzy slippers even though it’s getting fairly late in the morning for such an guilty indulgence. Even Ting-ting seems to feel the lethargy that grips me, and right this moment she’s snoozing on the back of the couch rather than tearing about the apartment chasing the invisible gremlins that have bedeviled her for the last month or so ever since the heating kicked on with the resultant pings and gurgles of the pipes in the baseboard elements.
Still… as I lounge about my cozy apartment this morning, it strikes me that it’s been far too long since I invited all my Gentle Visitors to take a peek inside my Diary and share the boring details of this Catgirl’s life of late. However… even as lazy as I am today, that’s easily remedied if you just want to “Read On”….
So… exactly what have I been up to of late? Well… for one thing, Carolyn and I finally settled on a new Martial Art class we could take together. So… two days a week we now spend our evenings doing Tai Chi at the college. So much fun…. and so darn relaxing too. I’m just amazed how easily I’ve been able to fall back into it after not having practiced it for years. Ahhhh… and yes… there will be a “Sword Set” of movements to learn eventually as well!! Yay!! 🙂
That will have to come in a while, as Carolyn still has to catch up to me and learn the basic forms first. Hehehe… it’s soooo funny to actually be ahead of her in something physical for a change, as she’s always been the more “sporty” of the two of us…. but no longer!! We’re having loads of fun sharing this and it’s really helping keep us toned and flexible now that winter has made it harder (not to mention uncomfortable) to do much outside like we usually do. Neither of us are “snow bunnies”, and cold weather normally convinces us to spend most of our time indoors till Spring, good for movie watching and cuddling…. not so good to help keep us active and fit.
Work…. which has eaten up much of my time too lately, seems to be easing up a bit to as we move closer to the Holidays. Carolyn will be getting a whole week off right around Christmas, but I won’t be quite that lucky. Still, this last Sunday night we got our “official” invitation to spend Christmas at Carolyn’s sister’s again this year when she phoned for her semi-weekly chat with her big Sis, so I’m thinking it’s become a “Tradition” now for certain. I’m not certain yet if we’ll be able to spend more than a day with Sandra and her family but I’m told that this time out we definitely all have to go ice skating together at the local rink…. even though lil’ ol’ me has never been on skates…. ice or roller… ever…. in my whole life. My poor butt already feels sore…. 😉
Still, it’s a week or so away, so starting tomorrow evening, Carolyn has decided we need to go try it out here a few times and get me set with the basics so I don’t end up killing myself when the time comes. I’m already dreading it… but Sandra says the kids are really looking forward to us all doing it so I guess I’ll have to step up to the challenge. (Brrrr!! Neko’s just soooo not a “Winter” girl….)
Movie wise…. lately I’ve been falling a bit back on my watching of new stuff, given that my evenings have been so full of other things, but there have been a few new DVD’s that made their way into the ol’ player. I’m going to put together yet one more “Shaky Cam” review later today…. for “Seru”, one of the last few Malay films that I got in the mail before Sensasian closed up shop. Gotta find a new replacement source for them… and for my Indonesian DVD’s too, since esindo just plain disappeared off the face of the Internet a while ago. Ebay just isn’t cutting it for me in that department… sigh… Sometimes it’s soooo hard being a “weird movie” junkie….
Hehehehe…. Ahhhhh, and before I break for lunch…. I thought I’d share a video that Sam sent me by e-mail yesterday. Where the heck she saw it I’ve no clue…. She said watching it made her think of me immediately, and she wondered if I had any idea what the heck it was. Somehow Sam still thinks I understand more Japanese than I really do… but I have to admit, she’s right…. this one does have lil’ ol’ me written all over it. At the very least, I have to say this is exactly how I picture the cafeteria at the Secret Headquarters of the “International League of Catgirl Princesses” looking around lunchtime. Honest…. “Meow, meow, for now!!” 😉