I’m tired and ready for a break. It’s been a long few weeks, it seems. I can’t quite believe the solstice is Friday.
Been getting up early and using the time to play guitar. Getting in half an hour or more of practice each morning, and still arriving at work an hour early. Here’s my playlist:
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Feelin’ Alright – Traffic
Walk of Life – Dire Straits
How Bizarre – OMC
and I’m working on Edwyn Collins’ A Girl Like You, which is challenging for me (possibly because it’s in a minor key?). I also have two James songs down and a few other assorted pieces. Maxy spends time with me as I practice. He’s either rubbing against my legs and sitting on my feet, or he’s in the guitar case:
Yesterday evening I had some extra time on my hands, so we went for a little walk before Bob got home. Maxy has a walking jacket (I got it here) and we’ve been going on walks since he was a young kitten. Cato also has a walking jacket, but she does not enjoy the walking experience. We’ve been rocking it ghetto-style with a rope tied to the jacket, but I do have a leash as well (it’s just not as long). The walking jackets we use are excellent. They’ve held up ten years now and are still in perfect shape. They are secure, easy to get on and off, and I guess fairly comfortable for the cat to wear. We tried a regular cat harness before we got the jackets, but both cats were able to break out of it within minutes of them being on. Maxy’s never managed to escape from this jacket. I highly recommend the HDW brand.
Our garden has four clumps of Walker’s Low nepeta (catmint). It grows like crazy in the sun and is lovely. Maxy got right in the middle of it and chowed down.