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A life less ordinary

It’s the first day of the 6th month of the year 2020. Manila goes into a more relaxed general quarantine after being on lockdown for 77 days. It’s been one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride; my emotions running the gamut from shock to despair, back to anger and disgust to happiness and contentment, peppered with pockets of numbness.

As always, there’s a Ying to the Yang. I was finally given time to go in instead of out, to have that silence I was craving for myself. I shifted my focus on the right things and appreciate what I have even more. I have pushed back and stood up for myself again and again. A teacher appeared when I needed it. I renewed my meditation practice (25 day sitting streak). I have read 11 books (more, I think). I picked up a brush anew after 3 or 4 years of not being able to do so. I’m finally loving my white hair (and rocking it!). And I am owning the thought that I am no longer a diamond in the rough. Here’s to a life less ordinary.

<The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think.>

—A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon

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Guess who got featured? ðŸ˜

The office asked for Work from Home pics to be featured in the company’s newsletter. I honestly didn’t want to dress up in normal clothes (hah!!), but I set up my phone and turned on the timer. I took 3 pics and when I saw them and said, it’s perfect for Girls and their Cats! They normally just do stories in New York. So I looked them up in IG and saw that they accepted submissions for their quarantine edition. I submitted and they chose it!

Cheap thrills, but I’m owning my cat ladyness and being an artist. ❤️❤️❤️

Wheeeee 😍

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Lucky Cat Lady


One of these things is not like the others...

Most of my friends immediately think of me when they see cats, be it real ones walking down the street or feline videos on YouTube. A number can’t help themselves and buy cat things for me. I love unexpected gifts! Yes, I have incredibly thoughtful friends and I am grateful. I am one lucky cat lady. :mrgreen:

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Love bugs

Happy Valentine’s Day from my love bugs to yours! 😀


Wednesday and Twister


Astroboy and Ella

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Wednesday on a Wednesday: thank you

Oh, hello, gorgeous!

Oh, hello, gorgeous!


Lest I forget– here’s the Lady Wednesday. She was the first one to comfort me, as usual.

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Fatigued Friday


Purr machine extraordinaire 🙂

Blah. Still struggling. 😦 Another fatigued Friday 😔 I’m trying to get some relief from this murky state by giving my dear Twister a cat massage. It’s the best! That way Twister feels more secure and confident that he is Top Cat in this household, we strengthen our bond, and I get purrs in return to help counter fatigue.

Happy Friday, one and all! 🙂

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Tales of Two Kitties Thursdays

I am in the prodome phase of my migraine. This is the pre-headache part: I’m exhausted, everything is muddy and cloudy, and I am taken over a general feeling of blahness. I usually just stay in bed and let it pass, but today I had to tutor and travel around the city. It was an excruciating day, to say the least. I’m raring to go off to dreamland, but before I do that, I must stick with my promise and post something in my blog. So, let’s do this!

My Thursday entries will be dedicated to my two kitties, Ella and Astroboy. They wil have their own day one day, but for now they will have to share Thursdays. They are inseparable anyway, so… I am grasping for words; it’s annoying me to bits. I will just leave you with a picture and maybe, maybe, tomorrow I can talk more about the two.

Good night!


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How cardboard boxes saved the day

There has been tension between the kitties for some time now. I got Jello three months ago, plenty of time—I think—for Twister and Wednesday to get used to her, but they still haven’t completely taken her into the fold. The two sleep on my bed together (although they don’t cuddle), they eat side-by-side, and they often groom each other. They can share the same space with Jello, but they get prickly and hissy when she gets too close and vice versa. She’s not exactly a darling to them either. She can be a bully and start some of the fights, so I can’t blame them for not being totally cool with her.

I’ve been watching old episodes of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell” (Season 1 & 2) to get an idea on how to make my purr babies get along. I’ve picked up a few tips from Jackson Galaxy, a cat behaviorist and the host of the show, and have decided to catify my apartment more and make the place more enjoyable for the kitties. Maybe when they have a lot of things to play with Twister won’t see Jello as prey and Jello won’t see Wednesday as her punching bag (although Wednesday has started fighting back!). I’ve also increased their playtime. I normally do one-on-one sessions, but now I try to get the trio involved. They need to learn how to relax with each other!

This morning I put together a make-shift cat playhouse for them. I taped two cardboard boxes together and cut some holes in it. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but the three loved it! They sat with me while I constructed it and the whole time they were keeping a close, suspicious eye on each other, of course! And then when it was done, they took turns going in and out of the structure. The cardboard boxes have saved the day! 🙂 I think I’m going to get more and make more fun houses for them! I’m enjoying the whole creating thing as well. Yay! Maybe if I’M more relaxed and not worried about the things that go on around me or my personal situation, my cats would absorb my good vibes and be less jumpy and we could all be one big happy family. 🙂 We’ll see!

Happy Friday the 13th, world! Enjoy the weekend! 🙂


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Neko Font! :)

Cheap thrills, I know, but I love this site because it makes these for you:



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