• Happy Birthday, Furbaby!

    It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another motherhood related post. But it’s also October, which means my furbaby is a year older. I don’t post about her often, but this furbaby is a sometimes affectionate, sometimes feisty, mostly skittish cat named Xena (yes, after the warrior princess, except we call her warrior kitty). When she was born 6 years ago, we thought my husband was allergic to cats and were saving up for a hypoallergenic breed. But, by the time she was 3 months and adoptable, we learned he wasn’t, as long as we never let the cat outside. I love cats, so was ecstatic to learn we didn’t…

  • This One’s For My Cat

    August has not been a kind month. It woke me up on the very first day with bad news, and bad news kept rolling in. We’re only now getting to a point where some good is being let in, but this past month has been rough. If you’ve been a Saturday reader enjoying The Husband’s posts, be rest assured he is still alive and overworked. Eventually he will return to posting. I had about 3 different posts I wanted to do for today. Maybe 4. But I’m so exhausted that I just can’t will myself to write them. One day I will, though. But, seeing as I’m writing this the…

  • An Apology to my Cat

    Dearest Xena, My fluffy baby kitty, I am sorry, but I have introduced chaos into your life. I have given you not one, but two screaming siblings. When you first came home with me, it was just us: you, me, dad, and sister hamster. It was quiet and you got plenty of attention, treats, and petting time. You were our little baby. We didn’t tell you you would be an older sister. We didn’t know we probably should have. You knew before we did that something was happening, but you had no idea what changes would come with it. My beautiful, usually graceful kitty. You patiently went through our move…