Single Lady Lockdown: She took My Chair…

I waved to that bunny like he was Santa Claus. It was comforting to see something normal during these abnormal times.

T.Lanette

Happy Easter everyone! ??‍♀️ I hope you are coping with your lockdown and staying healthy. The highlight of my weekend was seeing the Easter Bunny rolling down my block in the back of a pick up truck. He had a fire truck escort. I hurried out of my condo and ran to the street. (No one was in my courtyard.) I waved to that bunny like he was Santa Claus. It was comforting to see something normal during these abnormal times.

In fact, it has been tough doing this lockdown while being single and living without another human. I do have Shinxley and Mozeley, my cats. Although it’s been interesting, their company doesn’t replace human companionship.

S & M appear to have adjusted to my new home schedule. Normally I’m home during the summer. Now, I rarely leave the house unless it’s for prescriptions, liquor, food, liquor… you get the idea. ? However, I think S has snapped just a little bit.

Well, S changed the plan without presenting her thoughts beforehand. ?

T.Lanette

It started today with my usual chair. Shinxley sits on the top of the chair back cushion. I sit in the chair. We’ve established this set up from the beginning. I get up for different reasons, but when I come back my chair is empty. The ritual is maintained during weekends and holiday breaks. Well, S changed the plan without presenting her thoughts beforehand. ?

I got up to get my WhiteClaw Mango and before I could pour it into my wine glass, that heffer laid in my chair. ? Then, S had the nerve to look at me like, “ I’m not moving!”

Cat laying curled up in chair

S curled up tight in my chair and zero F’s to give that I was not pleased. I was so put out, that I ended up in the kitchen drinking my spiked mango seltzer. Mozeley tried to distract me with his usual “pawing for a pet” from the kitchen window. Still, I’m trying to understand this subtle turning point in our household going into our 5th week of lockdown. ?

I know based on the animal food chain and hierarchy, I can easily reclaim my favorite chair. My point is that this COVID19 lockdown is affecting everyone in your house. Our pets respond to our behavior and our schedules. (The first day I stayed home to teach with distance learning, S & M stared at me like I lost my mind.) Even the animals in nature are coming out more because we are at home. I just had an enormous amount of time to notice my cat’s subtle change.

There is an upside to Shinxley exerting her Biyatchiness. I have had writer’s block for awhile. That ended today when she plumped her furry behind in my chair.

Stay Safe and Cope Well! ??‍♀️

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TLanette

Teacher, writer, web designer, friend, and traveler... I try to experience everything and let go of all that I cannot control.

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