After further thought about matters,
though I had told Margaret that Cleo would begin blogging,
I have realized that Cleo blogging would not fit this blog.
So allow me to just say a few kind words about her.
I am so grateful that I have Cleo to take care of.
One of my dear friends sent me an email with words from
Matushka Juliana Schmemann's new book "The Joy to Serve"
which talks about Motherhood and spiritual Motherhood.
I know it is, as Mat. J. Schmemann writes, true that I too
have a desire to be a Mother...
Now, no worries, I know I am not a spiritual Mother to my cat.
Cleo does not have a soul like a human.
But I am still responsible for her.
And it is such a joy.
Even when she wakes me in the middle of the night (and believe me she does weekly)
or throws up cat-hair balls because I have not brushed her enough (oops)
or decides that midnight is a great time to play
catch me if you can,
while she races around my small apartment with her quick four feet,
I am so glad I have her.
Children of my own I do not know if I will ever have.
This is hard but I seek to trust God in this.
But I love having Cleo as my responsibility and she is a delight to me everyday.
She is the cuddly type and purrs loudly when held.
She is at my feet whenever dairy is around
and she also believes she loves chicken and peanut butter.
The latter two she never gets.
And if I open a can of tuna, well, I can only ask her forgiveness for not giving her some!
No mercury poison for her!
But I find that I can write about her but not for her.
But trust me, she is a princess, knows it and is also the best cat friend
I could of ever asked for.
She knows my routine better than I and
often tells me when to get off the computer
or when to go to bed by either meowing
or standing by the bedroom door.
She often sits quietly while I seek to pray
and I believe she is a gift from God to me.
I will posts some other pictures of her sometime
and thank Margret for including Cleo in the animals that she loves!
My final exam for Beginner II is tomorrow!
Then not one but
off before my next class.
Wow. Even though I technically had many weeks off while being unemployed
and wondering what to do
these two weeks seem like the first two weeks off in a long time!
Lots to do...
taxes (praying for a good tax refund!)
cleaning (my living room floor has Cleo-hair dust bunnies!)
and many other good things.