Workout #89 of 2020, Astanga

I just realised, in dating this WO, that it’s Theodora’s third birthday today. I must sing to her. I’ve got her & Henry outside in the yard. She doesn’t require as much supervision now that she’s spayed. Continue reading Workout #89 of 2020, Astanga

The first days of kittening are kind of like having the flu

Why I only got one workout in last week Just realised I hadn’t added my new, cat Inta to this blog’s sidebar yet. It is boodibapdx. Before the long & traumatic labor started at 4am Thursday morning, when Rufus woke me up like a shot of dynamite with his tiny squeaks. I’d already gone two nights with very little sleep, up every couple hours, checking … Continue reading The first days of kittening are kind of like having the flu

On cat breeding

I had a 3rd rest day this week yesterday, but it’s been a big week. The culmination was saying goodbye to the first, and so far only, two kittens I’ve bred. They were born and raised in my bedroom and loved as fully as any animal I’d intended to keep. But I found two great mommies. They both brought cat gifts, toys and food, and … Continue reading On cat breeding

Astanga, w/ extra variations from Vinyasa Krama incorporated in & the new fur babies

That was¬†amazeballs. Total time = 1hr, 47m. It turns out that being a cat midwife is a lot of work! Theodora was extra vocal another night in a row, and woke me intermittently meowing. She got REALLY insistent at 5am, so I got up and first offered her kibble in the office (where she wanted to go instinctively b/c that’s normally where I feed both … Continue reading Astanga, w/ extra variations from Vinyasa Krama incorporated in & the new fur babies

This is going to be a pretty good week

Art Plans It’s suddenly springtime and for all of its deficiencies, the natural beauty of Portland springs are glorious. Yesterday when I got the cats outside I looked ahead at the weather and realized it’s finally plein air painting time again! I’ve really lagged on using my oils downstairs. I can’t get the lighting right. I’ve had to back myself into an awkward corner to … Continue reading This is going to be a pretty good week

Theodora retrieval day!

Got up at 4:20 for it. Left at 5:20. The person meeting us has to leave for work at 9. But all this is ok. We’re getting my baby girl back and there’s a good chance she’ll be preggers! Funny how in my transition from New Yorker to Podunkian, one of the only preexisting hopes I achieved was “cat goals”. I got Henry a little … Continue reading Theodora retrieval day!

(Part of )2019 Weight Lifting Workout #1: Full Body & Glutes

Ended up having a rest day yesterday. Started previewing this last night. Wow! Julia is so crazy fit, lol. Love that woman. But for me? Circuit 2 alone & some yoga would be good, probably. She did circuits 2 & 3 in about 34min, but seriously especially the way I like to work lately I thought 45min – 1hr probably. Adapted from 2019 Weight Lifting … Continue reading (Part of )2019 Weight Lifting Workout #1: Full Body & Glutes

I am fretting, worrying about Theodora

I thought it was a bit early to take her up there Sunday, but no one really listened to me, and then I was also worried about missing it. Turns out the heats are somewhat unpredictable. So far, her handsome match is interested but she just walks away. And I wonder if she’s eating! Like, at all. She is a difficult animal to feed! So … Continue reading I am fretting, worrying about Theodora

Today – driving practice, design, art, brownies

Was about 12 (probably at least 14 in my case, since I mostly like to go just a smidge under the speed limit, especially on new and/or windy routes) minutes, going to Live Laugh Love Art, a business in Beaverton. I nearly blew it off, partly because I suspected it’d be another “not worth it” Podunkertunity, but the main reason was I didn’t want to … Continue reading Today – driving practice, design, art, brownies