Sigh… Yep. It’s been loooong loooong time since I posted here at the ol’ Litterbox. I gotta say, of late, my ambition has been lots like those water wells out in the desert in those oldie-timey Western movies. Reeeeaally dry and nearly empty. Well…. OK…. maybe there’s some gunky mud at the bottom, but that’s about it. Kinda sad and depressing.
Much of that is due no doubt to my ongoing battle with the spectre of approaching menopause. (At times I almost swear I can hear my lil’ ovaries shriveling up…. 😉 )
But, I’d also blame our continued crappy weather for some of my seasonal blues. By now, it should be all warm and sunny and green hereabouts. But nooooooo. We still are cold and miserably wet, and as a result I’m not even feeling my usual burst of manic seasonal energy that gives me insomnia as I feel that wonderful change of seasons. It used to drive me crazy when it happened. Now I definitely miss it.
Still, with tomorrow being Carolyn’s and my wedding anniversary yet again, I felt the need this afternoon to break my silence and do a proper Diary post for those of my Special Visitors still peeking in now and again. If there are any of you still out there. 🙂
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Well… actually she’s leaving town… at least for the Holidays. 🙂 You see… She’s made her list… she’s checked it twice. She knows who’s been naughty… and she knows who’s been especially nice. Heck… she even knows one very special lady who’s managed to combine the two juuuuust right to do her best to try to help a certain melancholy Catgirl fight her moody Winter Blues. 😉
So what does that mean?
Why it’s time for “Santa Neko” to grab her sack full of Christmas Joy and make her annual pilgrimage to the in-laws for a Holiday of fun and frolics with her adorable wife and the family yet again. No magical sleigh… no enchanted reindeer… but we do have Carolyn’s trusty Toyota and my big ol’ thermos of Hot Cocoa to help us on our journey over hill and dale, Hehehe.
I know I’ve been absent for a reeeeaallly long time here at the ol’ Litterbox, but even though this is just a quick post, I did want to wish all my Gentle Visitors a “Happy Holidays” from both of us before we left. Winter has pretty much drained my mood this year, leaving me even more lethargic and apathetic than usual, I’m sorry to say, but I’m hoping the Holiday will lift my spirits and free me from my doldrums.
Keep your fingers crossed, and maybe when we get back home “Santa Neko” will have a late surprise for those of you who’ve been good little boys and girls this year… or at least a new Review or two. If my “Magical Catgirl powers” hold out that is… 😉
Warm Summer days are gone… and Fall is threatening to turn to Winter faster than this wee lady might like so spending time in my nice warm kitchen is definitely something I look forward to these days.
As most of my Gentle Visitors might have noticed, I kinda “spaced out” this whole last month and let all of October… Halloween included… slip completely right on by without sharing any new posts or any of my usual fun and hijinks. For that I’m sorry… seems I’m still continuing my wrestling with lethargy and my nasty “blaaaaah” feelings more than I’d like to admit. D’ohhh…. 😦
Yep. My poor lil’ noggin’ is still fighting the blues. But… if there’s one thing that can get me excited through all this, it’s yummy curry. Sweet, spicy, freakishly hot curry. Thanks to that wonderful stuff, at least my taste buds are lively these days….
Recently I even had one of my “midnight epiphanies” that led to a brand new culinary experiment. Wanna hear all about it? Why of course you do…. after all, who can pass up the wonderous miracle that is curry? 😉
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Whew!! I’ve slipped a couple of days on my posts, but we’re still doin’ pretty darn good for our “Frolicking Under The Sea: Mermaid Fantasy Film Festival – August 2016” movie theme month here at the ol’ Litterbox. I’ve got the whole next 3 days off from work too, so chances are good I’ll get a few more done by weekend’s end. Yay!
To hold you over, I thought I might while away the afternoon making a Diary post to keep you all up-to-date on this wee lady’s recent Magical Catgirl adventures… 😉
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Yep, another month has slid by, and in an attempt to revive my postings, I’m thinking it’s time for another themed Film Festival. I always seem to do better with my postings when I’m doing one of those. 😉 Our theme this time out? Well…. naturally first Yours Truly has to get herself really inspired…
Luckily for me, Life has done just that as a number of things lately have coincidentally conspired to tickle my brain and get the ol’ imagination humming. You know… this crazy Catgirl and her penchant for wild fantasies and goofy daydreams… Yep. For some unknown reason, Miyuki’s been hearing the siren call of the Sea these last few weeks. Soft breezes with the scent of the ocean blowing in my ear all the faint sounds of some exotic south sea conch shell… strange given that I still can’t swim a lick. 😉
Yes… yes.. Carolyn is still in there doing her best to try to get lil’ ol’ me to feel safe and comfy in the water. (💗 Personally… I think she just craves any excuse or opportunity she can find to get me in my bikini… the sly vixen… 💕)
We’ve visited the beach a couple of times the last week or so as time has allowed for some relaxing fun and even an evening cookout with friends. I’ve done some splashing around and floating about on an old inner-tube in the shallows drinking fruity margaritas, but real swimming has still been eluding me… must be my well honed Magical Catgirl instincts. Oh well. At least it’s been a great way to flirt with my sweetie and beat the heat… I even managed to get a slight tan rather than burning myself to a crisp. 😉
Anyways… combine this with some recent serendipitous smiles from the “Movie Fairies” in the way of a couple of long overdue foreign movie goodies finally falling into my clutches… all featuring Mermaids in some form or other… and it seems somebody’s trying to tell this wee lady something. “Psssst!! Miyuki!! You know ya wanna…. Come join us under the Sea!!! We all float!” Ummm? Wait a darn minute… Didn’t I hear an evil clown saying that in some movie? 🙂
Well… how about it, Gentle Visitors? Wanna venture beneath the waves with your Favorite Catgirl Princess for fun and frolics… and maybe even some horror thrills and chills too? Then feel free to jump right in and enjoy the next few weeks of our “Frolicking Under The Sea: Mermaid Fantasy Film Festival – August 2016” here at the ol’ Litterbox.
Oooooohhhh!! And to get you in the mood for what Neko has in mind, how about a couple of short films to get us all primed? Here’s “Kiss of the Siren”, voted Best Film at the 2014 International Fashion Film Awards and Alex Pearson’s short film “Bait”.
Well… I’m late with my postings… again… Grrr… Grrr… GRRRR!!! Stupid, stupid late. Weeks and weeks late… d’ohh!! Perimenopause… how I hate what you’ve done to me!!! Auuuggghhh!! (At least I’m consistent… right? Gotta give me that… 😉 )
I had meant to get back with a Diary entry about our anniversary celebrations the very day we got back, but May is always soooo darn busy for me at work. Always. This year, our happy day fell right in between the two weekends that our local colleges have their graduation ceremonies… always a really big time for me at the restaurant. After I got back from our lil’ getaway, it was pretty much non-stop 12 hour days for me that whole week right through that Sunday. But then… Monday morning, and the grads were finally all gone, so it seems Miyuki’s had herself a whole day off!! Yay! (Not that anything ended up successfully happening… Nope. Instead I got distracted and my attention frittered away and then one thing followed another and then “Bleeeeehhhh” again.. 😦 )
But I’m making a herculean effort to shake that today. Seriously!!
Mind you… that merely means I’ll have to spend so extra special effort to catch up on the plethora of stuff I let slip these few last weeks, but I’m thinkin’ it would be downright criminal if I didn’t make one of those lil’ tasks a quick posting here to bring all my Gentle Visitors up to date on our latest hi-jinx. So, with that all said, here we go!!
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Yep. It’s been a whole looooong while since I was makin’ any progress here at the ol’ Litterbox. Most of my Gentle Visitors have probably drifted off to other blogs thinkin’ this goofy lady had up and quit things ’round here.
Nope. I’m still hanging in there, but it’s been a rough couple months coping with my hormonal blahs and in order to shake them off I’ve been spending lots more time trying to be physically active to rev up my metabolism. Lots of long walks… lots of visits to the gym… more Tai-chi. It’s actually been pretty darn good for me too, and I’ve even lost a few pounds… not that I had all that many to start with, mind you. 😉
Through it all my sweet Carolyn has been a supportive saint, dealing with my blue moody days and surviving my crazy hyper ones too. So… since our 2nd anniversary has rolled around, (Tomorrow, Yay!!!) we’re going away for the weekend together to share a lil’ “We” time. Where are we going? Not really certain. My lack of ambition has kept me from being really proactive in the planning or decision-making department of late. So… to sorta get spontaneous and shake things up… we’re just going to hop in the car with our overnight bags and go wherever the road takes us starting early tomorrow morning… (Roughly east…. into Vermont… probably somewhere cozy with decent indoor plumbing… I mean we’re not total footloose vagabonds after all… 😉 )
We should be back home, hopefully happy and rested from our random adventure sometime late Sunday or early Monday. Maybe then, if luck is with me, I’ll have some happy inspiration to get back to posting again, starting with our mysterious journey and the fun and hi-jinx that were had by all… Till then, fingers crossed and “Meow, meow, for now!”
Well… February has slid to a close, and although I’m aching to see some warm weather after winter’s seemingly endless onslaught, March has shaped up to be colder, nastier, and wetter than either January or February combined. 😦 Still, even if my spirits are at a low ebb thanks to the one-two punch of my normal seasonal depression and my recent hormonal shifts, once in a while something nice comes along to lift me up and fill me with the all the happy feels… and nobody is better at making that happen than a certain silly Catgirl’s wonderful soulmate. Always scheming to come up with new ways to shower lil’ ol’ me with affection, she’s managed to poke a hole in the grey cloudy miasma that has had me in it’s grip with another of her special lil’ surprises.
Which means, it’s “Diary” time again here at the Litterbox, Gentle Visitors. Time yet again for me to give you all another long overdue peek into the ordinary boring life of a middle-aged Catgirl. So what are you waitin’ for? C’mon… silly. You know what to do… 😉
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January is soooo almost gone, and it strikes this wee lady that I’m still being a big ol’ lazy slug when it comes to being active here at the ol’ Litterbox. Sigh…
I’m almost back to my perky, quirky, downright silly self for the most part, so I guess I don’t really have any good excuses for my continued lack of attention to things. Plenty of healthy exercise this month and a renewed effort to get back to my Tai Chi swordplay regimen regularly have me back to the kind of physical shape I ought to be in. OK, then… You know what that means, right? No more excuses, Miyuki!! Time to rally this wee Catgirl’s “Warrior Spirit”, take a deep breath, and plunge back into things with everything I’ve got.
With that in mind, I’m dedicating the month of February to yet another go at a theme Review Festival… and this time out it’s gonna be movies all about us feisty ladies kicking serious butt. So…. get yourselves ready o’ Gentle Visitors, for “Martial Arts Mayhem: Fighting Femmes Festival – 2016”. 😉
I’ve got a whole pile of recent Martial Arts female centric films on hand, and I’m definitely gonna spice it up with a look at a couple of old classics I’ve been itching to watch again. Just the kind of thing to get the ball rolling around here again.
Oooohhh! And to get ya in the mood for the kind of action this wee lady’s talkin’ about, o’ Gentle Visitors, how about a little video taste of things to come…Watch out! Every Lady is Kung-Fu Fighting!! 😉
Well, Carolyn and I are back from our visit with Sandra and her family for the Holiday, and although our Christmas was a green one, it seems the snow and the cold (and the ice… wouldn’t wanna forget the ice… Brrrr!!) have finally found us here at home to finish out 2015 under a blanket of the frosty stuff. Naturally taking a couple days away from work meant that I’d be a busy, busy Catgirl for the first few days back home catching up on all my responsibilities. However…. I’ve missed my all my Gentle Visitors, and thought I might spend a quick post catching you all back up on things before 2015 slipped completely away from me. Even if my “inspiration” and “creativity” are still a bit dim these days….
So… ready or not… here goes!!
Ummmm…. yep… if ya wanna know what I’ve been up to these last few months that means ya gotta “Read On”, silly!! Some things never change… 😉
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