I’m away from the office for the next two weeks, so this guy and I won’t be battling for my office chair during peak office-sun hours. While I’m away, lots of projects are underway and many will be completed by the time I return. I’m taking a few days off, but fortunately my teammates and collaborators are not. My new online shop is being built (hurray!) custom boxes and letterpress labels will be printed by The Aesthetic Union in his brand new studio space, wood display boxes for my laser cut dividers will be cut and assembled, and everything will be ready just in time for a weekend of photo shoots and product packaging upon my return home!
Summer weather + wild fire smoke from the south + possible allergies/summer cold… have all made our sinuses confused and exhausted. This weekend the cats were hot, we were hot, and we went to bed earlier than we’ve been to bed in months. Hot tea in hot weather? We’re trying it, and trying to avoid that summer cold that is moving around us. Work has been extremely hectic for the last few weeks, but also creative and interesting. This weekend we held our second Social Club meeting… details and photos to follow later this week!
Aside from his recent nighttime antics of knocking a picture frame off the wall at 5AM, which hit a vase on our mantle, causing both the vase and the glass in the frame to shatter when it hit the floor… we really can’t help but love this guy. He has more lives and more charm than he knows what to do with. We were not so in love with him as we crept into the living room, certain an intruder just broke a window, trying to get in. We were relieved to see that it wasn’t an intruder, just our bored, mischievous cat. Cleaning up glass at 5AM is just one of the reasons I can’t fully recommend a 4-feline household, but then again, the photos above are just one of the reasons we got ourselves into the mess.
The weekly chore of changing the sheets is always made more challenging with cats. All of them have a weird primal sense that alerts them to any efforts to make the bed, even in the deepest sleep. Somehow, they always know. I walked away from the chore a few days ago, only to come back minutes later to find this situation happening. There is cat hair in every layer of my life.
Last weekend our dear friends Rick and Lucy stopped by for lunch with their little boy Albert. Albert the crawler helped himself to a few fistfuls of fur from our most laid back and clearly not bothered cat Neebu. The cat introduction seemed to delight Albert, and all the humans watching. Babies and cats together in one place? Unbearably cute.
We’re off this weekend on a little corporate-sponsored escape to wine country. Our itinerary includes: wine country biking, a neon pool party, brunch, wine tasting and a black tie masquerade party… oh my!