With great pleasure, and without further ado, I introduce to you the official new mascot for The Smirking Cat (*drumroll, thunderous applause, much swooning*):
After the game I was treated to a delectable back rub (thank you, Gary) that rendered me so loose and relaxed I practically dripped off the bed, and it worked wonders: I slept better than I have all week, which has me wired today, feeling brassy (more than usual, I mean), and most certainly ready to begin the weekend, preferably by skipping this pesky work thing that interferes with 8 hours of my leisure time…
I will strategically wrap birthday and Christmas gifts this weekend since the kids will unfortunately not be with us, then must somehow discover a way to avoid said gifts from becoming fancy cat toys in the interim. (I ask you, doesn’t curly ribbon appear to have been specifically designed to attract felines?) Our house is “charming and cozy” (read: too damn small with not enough closets), so I am still amazed the kids have not discovered the stashes of presents we have hidden in the various squirrel holes we hoped would be most uninteresting to them, and least likely to be investigated.
My agenda for this fine day: screw around and shop online while maintaining a slight frown of concentration so I look like I am feverishly working; resist the impulse to spend my paycheck at sephora.com (my girly indulgence); plan my weekend on the back of my work to-do list so that, again, I appear to be doggedly working; and enjoy today and everything it brings. (Hmmm….doesn’t that sound like a dollar store greeting card…?)