Sigh…. I know Gentle Visitors…. I’ve been a bad, bad kitten lately….
My “New Years Resolution” to post more regularly here at the ol’ Litterbox has pretty much gotten shot to heck lately by the last few weeks of unseasonably warm, deliciously enjoyable, spring weather hereabouts. It’s had me in the grip of my usual annual “Spring Mood Swing”…. but it’s happening a good month or more earlier than is normal for me. You all know what THAT means… 😉
Yes…. these last few weeks, I’m just a bundle of twitchy manic energy, complete with my normal bout of seasonal insomnia and inability to repress my desire to just plain get outside and “play” constantly….. which has made buckling down and getting any movie watching, or writing, or getting serious about anything just about impossible. So…. just what the heck have I been up to lately?
Well…. an afternoon off by myself has provided me the opportunity to try to suppress my frantic need to frolic for at least long enough to let you all catch up on your Favorite Catgirl’s personal life…. and another quick “Diary” posting to show you all that…. despite my silly manic desire to get back outside and enjoy the sun…. I’m still here. So… before those warm breezes lure me away… you’d better “Read On”….. 😉
There are definitely times I wonder if I might just be a wee bit “chemically imbalanced”….
Mind you, I’m not….. and yes…. my poor parents had me evaluated for that waaaay back when I was little just to make certain. 😉 Little Miyuki was even more the spastic bundle of energy than mature grown-up me ever thought of being. It’s just that I’m one of those people who has always been particularly sensitive to the subtle changes of the seasons. Winter… with it’s cold and miserable weather always seems to slow my metabolism to a crawl. I sleep more…. I’m prone to fits of “wistful melancholy” if the winter drags on toooo darn long. Only the Holidays lift my spirits enough to make it through the coldest part of the year sometimes. But Spring…. Oh, my goodness!!… Now that burst of warmth and it’s explosion of green re-birth always seems to fill me with an amazing surplus of nervous energy and a desire to run about like a hopeless lil’ kook. Trust me… the “Energizer Bunny” has nothing on this lil’ Catgirl when I’m in the midst of that annual burst of frantic activity.
Carolyn is still on the fence as to whether this particular quirk of mine is a good thing or a bad thing. Living together has put her firmly in the path of the spastic and unstoppable force that is yours truly when the weather turns nice and it’s got to be somewhat trying for her to endure it at times. Thank goodness she loves silly lil’ me….
My nocturnal prowling about the apartment is probably the worst thing she has to live with. I used to tire myself out by surfing the internet or watching baaaaad action movies or even dancing around the living room back when I was a single woman in the apartment, just me and Goober…. sometimes till the very wee hours of the morning. That’s not really an option when your girlfriend needs all her sleep to be able to work the next day.
I tend to eat more in the Spring too than in the Winter…. which I’m told is completely the opposite of what should be happening… but I’m always burning away so much energy that I’m a terrible nibbler, snacking on things constantly…. and I can’t ever seem to get enough yummy spicy things to satisfy me. So… naturally Carolyn discovers our meals can often get awfully…. “creative”… as lil’ ol’ me tries to work off some of her energy playing around in the kitchen. (Quick!! Save yourself! Hide the spice rack… Hehehe!! ;))
On the plus side… all this energy means I feel more like spending time outside with my sweetie, something Carolyn has never been adverse to. We’ve been taking lots of walks in the park most days, having Tai Chi practice down by the river in the mornings, window shopping downtown in the afternoons, and lots of evenings out for drinks and dancing with our friends. Ahhhh… and oh yes, I’m feeling much more…. **ahem**… “flirty and romantic” too these days….. telling me that my hormones are also bubbling away nicely too with the Spring weather. Oh goodness, yes… Carolyn has most definitely noticed that lil’ fact…. 😉
So…. given how all these crazy feelings are overwhelming me with their intensity, it’s not hard to figure out why I’m just a bit scattered and distracted of late. If things run their usual course, I ought to be adapting to it all soon and finding my balance again in the next week or two. I’ve a few reviews on the “back-burner” so to speak…. including ones for Australian exploitation film “El Monstro Del Mar”, the Israeli horror film “Kalavet” aka “Rabies” and a special one for the Korean action film “War of the Arrows”. Until then…. please bear with my silliness and flighty spasms of sporadic activity here and there at the ol’ “Litterbox”.
After that… If I still haven’t calmed down, I’m certain somebody will shoot me in the butt with a tranquilizer dart and have me hauled away to the loony bin. I’m just sayin’….. 😉
Till then, hope Spring is treating you well too, and “Meow, meow for now!!”