Last night even though I was really tired, I tossed and turned a bit before falling asleep because I thought I might’ve forgotten to feed Terra. This morning, she started whining at about 5:45am and I basically shot out of bed, still full of guilt at the thought that she might be hungry.
Turns out my husband had fed her, so her bowl was basically overflowing. But then I heard a little buzzing over by the window, and it made sense — Terra was whining at a fly.
The first time she saw a fly in the house, she basically just pawed at it (super-fast!) and smashed it against the window on her first try. Then before I could even say “Wow!” she stuck it in her mouth and ate it.
Gross, but I have to admit, impressive.
Even with this bug (which, by the way, was outside), Terra kept leaping up to see just how close she could get (the answer: much closer than I expected — but she still couldn’t jump through glass …).
Well, I guess I’m glad she can still hunt down her own sustenance even if I forget to feed her.
So it is very dry in my new apartment, maybe because it’s kind of high up, or maybe because it’s just winter. I keep waking up in the morning thinking I’m getting sick because my throat is all dry and my nose is all stuffed up. I finally realized I should do something about it, so I bought a humidifier — picked one with good reviews from amazon.com and it got here a couple days ago.
I’ve never had a humidifier before, so I was a little surprised that you can actually see the mist coming out of the top. Turns out Terra was also very intrigued.
She did that for about five minutes before deciding maybe it wasn’t worth her time, after all. Smart cat!
Yesterday for some reason my phone decided to get rid of all the pictures in my photo gallery. I kind of thought they might be lost forever, but a simple reboot and voila, the pictures reappeared! I don’t understand why technology works like that, but my first solution is always to reboot, and it works way too often to make sense.
I’m glad I still have my old pictures, such as this one:
Cats just look so cozy all the time! If I look at this too long I might get way too sleepy …
On Fridays, I work from home, which is a pretty nice perk. Sometimes I do some chores around the house, and sometimes Terra is very helpful with them.
Oh, fine. She’s never helpful, but at least she is ADORABLE.
Yesterday I went bowling with some friends at one of those cool city-bowling places, where they’re more famous for their food and their beer selection and if you happen to get in a game or two of bowling, that’s kind of a nice bonus. We had fun playing pool and pinball and did manage to hang around long enough for a game of bowling, too.
We decided to pick “fun” names for each other — one of my girlfriends got named Bling, and my husband got the moniker Teavana because he’s obsessed with tea (and, in fact, we had been to Teavana earlier that day …).
They named me Cat Lady. I guess that’s fair.
(Although that is my husband’s hand in the picture, not mine, I would be extremely happy if this were happening to me.)
I only have the one cat for now, but I have to admit, I wouldn’t mind one or two more. Then hopefully I could get them to play patty-cake (one of my favorite YouTube videos ever, and I’m not a big YouTube fan).
Our cat really loves the sink in our master bathroom. In fact, she often curls up there to sleep at night, and when I get up in the middle of the night she’ll be blinking up at me adorably. Which is a little problematic when I need to wash my hands, but I deal with it.
She also loves running water, despite our keeping her actual water bowl full and fresh at all times:
Anyway. I heard from Cobblestone and they are planning to publish Lone Wolf sometime in October! I don’t have any official excerpt quite yet though. I also heard from my cover artist, who is trying to help me come up with ideas for if I’m going to name this as a real series or anything since it will affect the cover design. I’ve struggled with a series title for a while now, and even though I’m working on the first chapter of the sequel I’m still not sure what to do. Hm, I never realized this stuff would be quite so hard … but also fun!
I have a cat. Her name is Terra.
In fact, she’s lying on my lap right now, because she tends to miss us when we’re at work all day. So when I get home first and sit on the couch, she crawls all over me before plopping down on my lap to purr ferociously and allow me to pet her.
In other words, she is the best.
Anyway, last week I started the sequel to Lone Wolf, or rather the next book in the series. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I have ideas for at least two more books — hopefully they get written and then published sometime in the future! Of course, Lone Wolf itself isn’t out yet, but the publication process takes quite a long time so there’s no point in sitting around idle until then.