Mimi the Queen of Fluff

This is my gorgeous Mimi. According to the cat hoarder who sold her to me, she’s supposed to be half Snowshoe and half Longhaired Domestic. She’s also supposed to be about three years old. I don’t care what she is supposed to be. I love her for what she is: my companion.

She gets me up as soon as it’s light outside, I kid you not. She will cry and cry until I get up. In the past, she would sit outside my bedroom and cry but now, she gets on my bed and cries in my face. She used to sleep in my bed until I accidentally knocked her off the bed which offended her. She now gets on the bed and sleeps on my lap only while I read.

I don’t mind her waking me up, not any more. Since I’ve begun working from home, she’s helped me set up a routine. She gets me up in the morning, and I start my coffee before letting her outside. I then drink my coffee outside with her, enjoying the quiet of the early morning. This is when I pray too. It helps me reflect on what I’m grateful for and on what I need help with. I might eat if I’m feeling hungry, but I usually don’t eat until midmorning. I spend about 20 minutes outside and then, Mimi is ready for her own breakfast so, we go back inside. I feed her and begin my work day. I eat at midmorning and then, I break again for lunch. Mimi insists on this lunch break, and I oblige her. She goes back outside, and I sit outside with her unless it’s too hot. Mimi won’t stay out long so I cook, eat my lunch, clean up and let her back inside so she can have her own lunch. I’m then back at work until 5 or 6 pm. Mimi goes back outside, and I have dinner before she comes back inside and eats as well. I stay up until 9 or 10 and then, I go to bed. Mimi wakes me up again, and the cycle continues.

I have found myself becoming more organized and more productive because of this routine with Mimi. I don’t stress as much because when I do, she wants to get in my lap whether I’m reading or not. She seems to sense I need a short break, and she makes me take one. My life has more direction and more drive since she came into my life. I thought I was rescuing her, but she has ended up rescuing me.

Emotionally, my life is better too. I live with ADD and depresssion. I lost my last companion and muse, Lancelot about four years ago, and I didn’t think I’d ever want another companion, cat or other, after that. His loss was devastating to me, and I got very depressed. I stopped sleeping, ate horribly and was just in an awful state. Eventually, things got better, and I found myself very lonely. I had my gentleman friend by this time, but he doesn’t live with me. I found myself yearning for a furbaby again, but I couldn’t quite get myself to go in search of one. Then, one day, I just did it. I found a lady claiming to be in charge of a rescue center(long story that), and I was able to buy Mimi from her.

It was one of the best decisions I’d ever made, aside from saving Lancelot when he was barely weaned. We needed each other and now, I can’t imagine my life without her – even if she is one of the most annoying alarm clocks ever.

In my next post, I’ll be telling you all about this fantastic writing site I found!

Until then, see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

King Arthur Virtual Race – Half Way!

I am now half way through my virtual walking race on Yes Fit! I’m logging in a little over a mile every day – mostly at work – and I log in my steps for the day when I get home from work. I’ve been looking at Google Map to see where I am along the route when it updates my progress. 🙂

Currently, my virtual self is on New Road in Boscastle, England. It looks like a lovely little town, and I’m putting it on my bucket list of places to see when I get my passport and can travel abroad. I’m also adding another town my virtual self has passed through called Crackington Haven.

I have 11 miles out of 23.2 left to go, and I’ll keep at it until I’ve gone all the way! My virtual self will be turning on right onto a road that should lead me all the way to Tintagel over the course of next week , week and a half. 🙂

This race has gotten me more active, and I’m feeling quite good about my progress. I actually want to get up and get moving more, and that’s good for my health. I hope this will encourage you to try something, anything, to get moving too. I get a medal once the race is complete – part of the price of the race, and I might order the shirt too. I haven’t decided on that yet. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening, what’s left of it, and I’ll see you on the flipside. Don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Griffin’s Market

Griffin’s Market is the name of my Etsy shop.  I know it’s not too original, but it gets the job done.

I have four items already listed on there – including my just finished peacock project.  I will be listing more items as I get pictures made and get projects done.

I take some commissions as well so don’t hesitate to ask.

The link is : GriffinsMarket

Let me know if the link doesn’t work.

See you all on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!