Suzy

I haven’t been to Johnny’s parents in a very long time. But I managed to squeeze in a short visit this weekend. Of course the first thing I did there was to play and pet Suzy. While she is an old lady, compared with Marlanu’, she still has that photogenic beauty that Marlanu’ rarely has.

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I never seen a cat to look straight at the camera without blinking. Its like she knows she’s pretty and she demands for her picture to be taken. It’s just a pity that I don’t have the chance to see her more often (because of my busy life) since I am certain I could take some pretty photos of her with my new camera. I think I could make an album both with her and Marlanu’.

Countryside weekend

Finally we went to the countryside. It was about time considering we haven’t been there in a very long time.

It wasn’t anything special. We had lunch, played with the cat, fed the rabbits and just enjoyed the peace and quiet. Seriously, you could only hear the birds and the wind.

It was so nice!

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What can I say, I’m really happy that Summer came. There is one thing that I would like to do on the next payday. I would like to go on a drive for the entire day and just stop somewhere and have lunch. I would really love that!

But it will take a little bit longer before that will happen. Till then, here are the rabbits.

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There are 3 other white, but they have underground tunnels and most of them go there to cool down or sleep without being bothered.

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There are actually 3 generations there. But the oldest one, Vera, doesn’t like to be photographed. They were really funny when we gave them fresh grass. Rabbits are cute when they eat.

And there there’s the cat. I don’t think my father was ever so attached to a cat like he is to this one. This cat, as fluffy and nice as it looks, is a real killer. Everyday a mouse/rat dies because of him.

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And yet, he’s the sweetest thing when he comes in contact with humans. The fact that we were eating meat with more meat doesn’t have anything to do with his attitude. Nope, he just loves us like that.

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It was nice.

I wish the weekend would come faster, but its barely Tuesday so another 4 days of hard work and then just one day off. Well, I did have a 3 day weekend, I can’t actually complain.

Marlanu’ and tulips

First was Suzy, ┬ánow it’s Marlanu’.

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But he isn’t interested in the real flowers. Nope. he was busy sleeping while I stitched on my tulips needlepoint.

If I keep on it, in a few days I will finish the tulips needlepoint.

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I am really unsure of how much I like this project. There are moments where the flowers seem too square and then there are moments when the result seems gratifying. I guess, its a love hate relationship and the only way I’ll know if I love this project is by framing it.

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Here is a detail of the stitching.

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Framing my stitching projects isn’t on any list at the moment so I’m guessing after I finish the tulips they will go to the folder with all the other finished projects.

Still, after I finish the tulips I would love to finish the cat needlepoint. It’s been more than two years since I started that project and it needs just a few more stitches and it will be done. And I will be at peace with myself for finishing something that I started.

I don’t know why, but lately finishing, completing, finalizing, anything that means an end result brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction.

Feeling refreshed

Routine can make one feel tired. The days pass so quickly and so uninteresting that it makes me feel like I’m wasting time rather than being productive.

But its a miracle what a little change in the daily routine can do to one spirits.

Just by leaving one hour earlier and going to the park before work, by visiting a friend during my day off, even reading a book or two. I really do feel much more refreshed and I’m in a better mood than before.

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I must admit the weather was really nice and it was a shame not to go out for a walk. Even if I was by myself. I guess being alone doesn’t bother me at all, especially on a lovely early Spring morning.

Yes I do consider that Spring is here. I can actually smell it!

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What can I say, when Spring will come in full force all the parks will be full with people so I should enjoy them and their solitude as much as I can.

After that I know for sure that everybody will come out and the parks will be much to full for my liking.

And yet, even staying indoors has it perks when you have a cat.

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