Thursday, January 16, 2014
My friends, family, a lot of my regular customers at the market, and people who faithfully read my blog know how much I love cats.
It goes beyond their furry cuteness, although that's a big part of it. It even goes beyond the way they snuggle up to you and purr, as if your touch was the best thing that they've ever felt
I love how cats take care of themselves. If they're hungry they eat, if they're tired they sleep, and, if they're feeling playful they chase around toy mice or strings.
I admire this about cats. And, today, as I felt the pain that has been my constant companion for almost three months, I decided not to get into my wheelchair today but, instead, work from my commode chair. (The mere 10 second action of transferring onto/off of my wheelchair causes me terrible shooting pain!)
I also went on my friend Lamia's website and booked an acupuncture appointment. I could see that there was only one available day in January: Saturday the 25th. I scanned for any time available in the late afternoon, not wanting to miss a day at the market. There was nothing, though, only spaces in the early to mid afternoon.
I gritted my teeth, sighed, and resigned myself to staying home that day, losing sales, but recieving a much needed treatment of acupuncture. Be a cat, I thought, take care of yourself! Health is worth much more than mere money.
Tomorrow, if my pain is less, I might start a painting. (I've been dying to paint for ages!)
Or, I might just bat around a toy mouse for awhile .... Hershey and Rascal make it look like so much fun!