Well...I took a little respite for a couple of weeks there. I have to say, I enjoyed it. It was only this evening that I thought that I kind of missed writing here. So I'm giving it a go.
It's always hard to jump in again after I've been away for awhile. I want to tell you everything that we've been up to, but then I realize that a post filling in on the absence would be way to tedious for my distracted mine and totally boring for whoever still reads this thing!
Summer is so good. Very hot. As usual. But I love these months with just my girl! What an exuberant, funny, creative, silly kid she is. These weeks are so free and relaxed. Days of swimming, trips to the library, snuggles in bed while reading books, books, and more books, playdates with friends, and just the normal day to day house chores and whatnot. It's a great respite to just be mama for a bit.
In other (exciting) news, if you follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on FB, you might have already figured this one out, but we adopted a shelter kitty a couple of weeks ago. We had been contemplating this one for awhile. We frequently visit the animal shelter - it is walking distance to our house. Beatrix adores visiting and giving rubs to all of the cats and dogs. She definitely wants to work at the shelter "at least one day a week" when she grows up. So, as I was saying, we stopped by one day on our way to the pool and the place was just overflowing with young kitties. That morning, we held and admired so many kitties. There were so many extroverted and very forward kitties, pushing there way through the others and meowing ferverently. But, in the kitty apartment (which is one whole bedroom size room with several kittens playing freely) there sat a quiet, little gray one, perched midway on the kitten tower. Sitting pretty. Keeping to herself. Not saying a word to draw attention. Bea went straight to her and declared that she was the one. Pebbles was her name.
We took Pebbles home and she and Bea have been absolutely inseparable. She lets Bea hold her like a baby for v.e.r.y. long stretches of time. Bea rocks her and sings to her and tries to micro-manage her for sure! Pebbles and Bea make the perfect pair. Pebbles is so relaxed and laid back and Bea, well, is NOT!! But what she is, is so very sweet to her. Bea is in 100% kitty mama mode constantly reassuring Pebbles that everything is going to be just fine. That she's safe and loved. And "Pebbles you are just soooo cccuuuttteee!"
Blackie, our 9 year old cat, is going through an adjustment and learning to share his home and his caregivers with Pebbles. Poor guy. I don't know if he misses the constant bombardment of Bea or is relieved that there is someone cuter and tinier to distract Bea from him. There's enough love for everyone, I say.
So, there it is, a new chapter. Our four year old has a kitty of her own. Pebbles and Beatrix. I foresee a long and endearing story about these two special creatures.