Here’s a few odds and ends as I get caught up from my time in between computers and uploading. As you can see, the view off the deck here at the Nest has changed considerably, as shorter days, autumn winds and some rain have taken so many of the leaves out of the tall locust trees. I imagine t’will be easier to spot the hawks now.
You may recall that back around the transition between months, I was doing some more painting…particularly some purple, with which my puma pal decided to help. This was NOT the part he rubbed against…but another of the places where I decided to introduce a little fresh color.
The last room is still sort of a catch-all, but I’ve been trying real hard to bring some sense of organization to the space, partly because I knew I had to fit some more stuff in there, as the comic book collection came home to roost this past week. As you can see, I had my work cut out for me.
As you can also see, it’s more of that dancing business…progress forward and then back. But at least I am starting to get a sense of where things are. When I finally turn my attention to culling through the book collection, this room will make me itch a little less…but in the meantime, at least I have the illusion that I’m making some inroads.
In addition to all this activity at the Nest, I have also been trying to get the office tidied up at work, as the craziness of the holiday party season begins to gear up for me. In the process, I found a long braided yarn-thingy that some kid had left behind after some long ago party. My office is regularly a sort of catch-all for such things, but when I came across this, I thought it might be my opportunity to turn the exercise tables on my kitty and give him something fun to play with, so I tucked it into my pocket to bring home with me.
As usual, when I got home last night, I could hear him upstairs at the apartment door, calling for me and waiting just inside with rubbings and purrings and hey, look how empty my bowl is (I didn’t feel bad, it was pretty full when I’d left not all that long before…)…and after we’d had a little time together, he ran off into a corner and puked up a tiny piece of ribbon he’d found and eaten earlier. Delightful.
However, I was careful to put the yarn thing where he can’t get it (well, I hope, at least…) when I’m not around, since he does seem fond of eating such things, which can do him harm if they get tangled up internally.
Still, as you can see, we had some great fun with the Yarn Thing for a long while, until he seemed kind of tuckered out and flopped over on his side.
I put it away and then he climbed into my lap where the evening’s snuggling and purring commenced while I checked some email and read a few blogs.
I’m still adapting to the Daylight Savings Time thing and haven’t quite caught a proper sunset in a while. Of course, these heavy clouds were also obscurring things when I stopped by Skaket Beach on the way home one recent afternoon.