Lavished With Affection

Quick note that the people who took in Sripati have dropped a note at my door. They are very apologetic, would like to adopt him, have offered to reimburse all of our medical costs so far. (We told them that wasn’t necessary, especially since the Arecibo observatory people who originally found the kittens covered the first round of expenses.)

They’re older, and while they did check for neighborhood signs for lost cats, they missed the signs we did put up, weren’t on the FB groups where I was posting about his being missing, and it didn’t occur to them to look for a microchip. After the thing with the vet last year, they apparently tried to call to ask us about adoption — I’m not sure why we didn’t get that call. Maybe they misdialed.

Anyway — a lot of stress all around, but at least Sri is in a home with people who adore him; we’ll be giving them his medical paperwork and transferring over ownership. I do think Arya was aggressive at him and didn’t really want to share our home with his brother, so he’s probably at least as happy there — they have no other pets or kids at home, so can lavish him with all their affection.

Friday of Spring Break

I didn’t get all the writing done that I’d hoped to do over the break — I did almost no writing. But the house is cleaner (due in no small part to Jed helping), I’ve caught up on most of the urgent things I was behind on, and I feel overall less stressed, which I suppose is what spring break is really for (rather than trying frenziedly to finish a novel draft). So it’s all good.

Random photos from the week:

• I felt very granny chic somehow yesterday, since it’s been a while since I added color to my hair, and when I pull it back, it’s dramatically silver. When I am old, I shall wear white lace? Maybe.

• Arya sitting on my lap and contemplating the garden, making it impossible to type.

• The cutest little Murasaki pepper seedling — I adore the coloration in the leaves, so striking.

• Happy little spring cups for the March/April Patreon boxes. (See how I snuck April in there? That’s just in case I don’t quite ship them out before the start of April….)

Plans for today — try to keep working in the morning, writing up recipes and sewing and making chocolates, while listening to this week’s bonus episode of the podcast (which we dropped yesterday).

I’m honestly a little nervous about this episode (“The Capitol and the Cafe”), because we recorded it right after the capitol insurrection, and we used the opportunity to talk about some hyper-local events, and in the context of the upcoming election, I’m a little afraid that I wasn’t nuanced enough and it could get taken badly, gah. I don’t think I said anything too problematic, but it was recorded a while ago, and I just don’t remember.

Still, we can’t be so afraid to speak that we just stay silent, right? That’s how the Nazis win. If I messed up, people will let me know, and I’ll take my lumps and apologize if needs be. Okay, then. (Podcast: Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Humans, available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded.)

In the afternoon, Jed is off work, and so he’s planning to teach me some new board games, which seems like a fitting activity for the end of spring break.