Yesterday I got a call from Liza, while she was at work; 3 words, “There’s a cat…”
Somehow, cats always end up in my life. There’s a cat is a phrase I’ve grown used to.
“Yeah, of course”
The last cat I took in was a little tortoiseshell back when I lived in a dorm.
Ortie in my dorm, Nov 2008
“She’s a calico; she’s living in a laundry room. She’s over in Plattsburgh -in one of the apartment buildings. Sometimes she’s in the hallway, or outside. Where ever she is, she’s stuck. The doors are always closed. She’s declawed; she can’t defend herself or scratch up our furniture. I think we should take her.”
3pm today Liza walks through our front door with a cat carrier.
“Mayonnaise!” Liza LOVES mayo. “Franki, Petra, Penelope!” Each time we went back to Mayo. “Mayonaise. One ‘n’ like the song.” Mae.
———– I asked Liza what the song, Mayonaise, means to her: “that’s such a filled question. It means I need to learn how to take my time and not feel rushed and to be content with what I’m doing NOW rather than what I feel like I SHOULD be doing.”
Living in the present~ Which is kinda funny because we don’t know what’s going to happen in a year when our lease is over. Maybe we’ll decide to live together again, maybe we’ll go our own ways. We don’t know what’s going to happen to Mayo. But right now we can give her a home.
—- Here Mae is. Less than 12 hours and she already found a home in our hearts.
Sean &I went to the ceramic studio &he made her a food and water dish. So sweet – thanks Sean!
This is Bailey. She hangs out at the open studio.
&some extra pictures of Liza making a yoga sign; she wants to start teaching in our apartment. Another expense means another reason to find creative ways to make $$.
Liza and I have been talking about trying the ouija board in our new apartment for a while now. A few nights ago I made one out of yellow oak tag. Tonight we finally turned off all the lights in the apartment, lit candles (okay, we do this every night,) got ganesh, crystals, sage and silver (we wanted to be protected.) Liza has never tried it before, and I’ve never done it with only two people: I’ve always tried it with 3+; sometimes it worked, others it didn’t.
It didn’t work. We think our apartment it too protected. Too many crystals programed. Too much energy of our own. I like this idea. Our apartment does feel protected. Our apartment feels like home. Everyone who comes here says so (especially compared to the other apartments in this building – sorry guys, but it’s true!♥)
And since everything looked so pretty we took some more pics:
Yesterday we baked bread. Gluten free, soy free, dairy free bread. Liza’s the big baker, I’m just here to [barely] help. We had fun. We made Banana Bread and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip. Delicious. (Liza has a recipe book, but I think we substituted some things. either way, it tastes great!)
getting all the ingredients ready!
Liza thought the pumpkin batter looked gross, so we took this shot. &this is what I look like in the morning. It’s a scary thing really
and of course we made some for the neighbors who are also gluten intolerant!
She’s thinking about selling it online. Etsy. Maybe.