Weekend Cat Blogging: A day of the year

For our last Weekend Cat Blogging of the year, we weave several of our favorite photos from past into a narrative about the present.

Of course, we at CatSynth wouldn't deign to open such a narrative with “it was a dark and stormy night”. But it was a very gray morning, a bit like the Dark Gradient we posted a couple of weeks back. Yet another perfect day for lying by the heater:

Dark or otherwise, I have been an early riser of late. Even on a Saturday, up by 9AM, and fresh coffee brewing soon after. Certainly the thing to get one alert and wide-eyed:

Actually, morning coffee is an opportunity to relax and enjoy a moment before the real work of the day begins. Read a bit, listen to the radio, do a crossword, and start on some Weekend Cat Blogging. But none of it was happening. Too weary, too numb. Back to bed.

To her credit, Luna soon left her comfy perch above the heater to join me. She's always ready to provide much needed “kitty love.” Of course, she has to first knead her spot on the bed:

Cuddling up for a morning nap, and letting go of the outside world and its worries. Yes, that's what we needed. And now we will be ready to continue with our day…

Things can change very fast. A phone call around noon sets in motion events that may determine the fate of “soon-to-be-former CatSynth HQ.” I can spare you the details, except to say we suddenly need to clean up a bit more than we have been. There's all the boxes and debris such from our expected move:

along with our general sloppiness over the past few months:

But in addition to the task at hand, there is the melancholy of what we will be leaving behind. Some favorite spots, for one:

But we have our photos and our memories, and of course, we should have new favorites in our future home.

So it's back to work for us…

The main focus of today's effort is the downstairs studio/office room, scene of many creative and musical moments:

as well as some moments of comfort:

The goal for today, and indeed for much of work around the house, is simply to get things clean and organized. From complete chaos and bewilderment to something manageable, that we can envision packing up and moving. We have been fortunate to count on our friends to help us in the effort, today as well as last week. And their help has been invaluable. Indeed, the last month has reminded about friends and family and what's important in life:

It looks like we're not the only ones going through the challenges of moving. Kashim and Othello and Astrid were going to host Weekend Cat Blogging #134, but they have just moved and are temporarily without internet access. Fortunately, Samantha and Tigger have stepped in to host the New Years Edition of WCB.

The Bad Kitty Cat Festival of Chaos will be hosted by Zed Monster and The Bad Kitty Cats. The optional theme is “birds or feathers.” Hmmm, that sounds rather familiar…

Carnival of the Cats returns this Sunday to its original home with Laurence Simon. And of course Friday Ark #171 is at the modulator.

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Cat Blogging: A day of the year

  1. It is nice to see some 'old' pics of luna. A year in review may be appropriate considering it's almost the new year.

    I guess a new year would mean a new start (new job, new home, er Catsynth HQ I mean). Look forward to seeing luna at the new place.

    Amar and Luna, thank you very much for all you have done, all you have given (your time and effort) for your friends and your readers. I wish you both the very best for 2008. Have a safe and happy New Year.

  2. dear amar and luna —

    it's hard to add to what kitty wrote in the last paragraph, except "ditto!"

    and you two take a great photo together, maybe we'll see more of that in your new digs.

    just think — one day soon we'll see the boxes on the floor but you'll be UNpacking and getting ready to brew your first pot of coffee in your new home.

    hmmm, luna will have a whole brand-new vista to look out over.

    here's a hint, if you can pull it off…extra driving between old and new homes required — but it seemed to work for us.

    we locked our FOUR cats, with all their gear, in one empty moved-out-of room and moved all our stuff to the new house, leaving them locked up in the room. we took a few hours to set up the furniture so that it would smell and appear like home to them.

    then we returned to the old apartment and packed up the cats and their stuff, and upon arriving at the new place set their carriers on the floor and opened the doors. surrounded by all that was familiar, they were happily curious and enthusiastic to explore the "new" surroundings. there were a few moments of "wait, i thought that chair belonged in the other room," but they were so happy to be out of the car that they allowed us to believe we had tricked them.

    Enjoy your new adventure!

  3. Friends are the best 🙂 You're doing a great job snoopervising, Luna. All humans need a cat for that.
    your bud Pepi and the rest of the gang

  4. Thank you for the walk down memory lane! :):) Now, the new year will bring more news about the Adventures Of Amar And Luna! Happy New Year!! Hugs!

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