I get excited when I figure things out. This stretches from small, little, non important things and then spans to grand things.
Getting in Gear
Yesterday I used the saying “I need to get my butt in gear” and it hit me like a pile of bricks to the head, that I knew what that saying meant. It was surprising to me because I drive a manual transmission vehicle and I am forever putting my car “in gear” but I never put two and two together. That the saying about getting your bum in gear was based off driving a manual transmission car and putting it in gear so it can move. And then I got tickled pink that I figured it out and had I been asked what made my day special, I would have most definitely shared about the insight that I gathered and how it was super exciting to me.
In my Babbles from October 2010, I also shared some things that I discovered.
I am not certain how I’ve lived for so long without knowing that half and half creamer is made from half milk and half creamer, hence the name half and half. I made this discovery when looking at the back of my half-and-half container on Wednesday; it was the highlight of my morning.
Also, it turns out that they make appliances for those who are a wee bit forgetful. It was this morning that I found out that my coffee maker has an auto shut off feature, as does my iron. This is ingenious, and I would like to make a shout out to GE for keeping my apartment (and Charlee) safe due to my overwhelmingly re-occurring forgetfulness.
Another thing that I figured out last night, while laying curled up in my oversized sofa chair, with my large, 20-pound boy cat, Hunter, resting near my head, that I feel far less stressed when I am with my cats. And then I was thinking, hey, this is like when people have the compassion animals! I did not quite understand how an animal could make a person function better, but now I get it. I just feel calmer, and more relaxed when I am with my cats.
Call me a crazy cat lady, as the saying probably fits, but they are magical creatures and I am beyond blessed to have them in my life. I was thrilled yesterday when I took a short nap and both my cats were with me. I felt incredibly relaxed and loved. Like all the stars had aligned and there was just me sitting there amongst the stars, floating about, with a smile on my face. Plus, my Hunter, sleeps next to me nearly every night. I usually fall asleep listening to him purr, it’s our little ritual. I thought about getting a baby co-sleeper for him but that idea was shot down… it would save space on the bed (he’s a VERY large cat), but there’s not enough room beside the bed to accommodate the sleeping contraption.
With the weekend just hours away, I am looking forward to spending the time home, resting, relaxing and being lazy. In the calm of my home, with my pets and my family, I can’t think of a better way to spend my non-working days. May your next few days be glorious and may they be exactly what you need them to be.