Mate’s Hat

on February 25, 2021

 This is Mate. He is wearing the new hat I made him. The new hat is a wee bit too small, and made of alpaca, so it’s not very stretchy. I got the hat wet and put it on Mate’s head so it could stretch just big enough to fit Mate’s head. Mate does not… Read More

Pet Language

on February 24, 2021

 I think when my family looks back on the pandemic, we will remember our pets the most. We float around the house, afraid of too much contact. If we make too much contact we’ll rub each other the wrong way, and we MUST NOT DO THAT because we’re STUCK here in the same place, without… Read More

Kissing Your Mirror

on February 15, 2021

 I think people need mirrors. Not the glass things that show us our wrinkles, but people we love and respect and would do anything for who give us a vision of the person we are becoming. But you have to pick your mirror carefully. It has to be someone who is fundamentally decent, and someone… Read More

That’s What You Get When You Fall in Love

on February 8, 2021

 For anyone who knows this song, they know this is going to be a bummer of a post. I have a friend–a good one, I think, although most of our friendship is via text–who is dearly in love with an aging Goddess of a cat. I have at various times begged him wherein the time… Read More

Kermit Flail–February! (The Month of Love?)

on February 8, 2021

 YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAAYAYAAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay– it feels like February is proof that we made it–not just to 2021 but to the year beyond. I mean, nobody imagined it was going to get better immediately and the fog would be lifted and we’d be all in unicorns and rainbows, right?  But it does seem to be incrementally better, so… Read More