My favorite Dutch words were "klompen" for the wooden clogs, "omafiet" for the bicycle, and "gezelligheid" which loosely translates into the essence of Dutch culture. And while I think I can do a decent job of pronouncing klompen and omafiet, gezelligheid is beyond me at the moment, which makes me think I really need to plan a trip to the Netherlands so I can get that one down...and of course, meet my favorite Dutch blogger!
I've mentioned a time or two that our cats, who we adopted from the same cage as tiny kittens from the animal shelter, don't get along. Well, it's Kip - he doesn't like Henry. So imagine my shock when I walked into the family room one morning to see this:
Sharing the same couch? No hissing??
Still no hissing...very odd.
Kip woke up and he still didn't act all offended that Henry deigned to be in his space! I called Jeff in to see this phenomenon, and he said what I was thinking - "someone is gonna die" - because our oldest cat, Mabel? Who was never nice, except to our dachshund? She started being all sweet and cuddly about three weeks before she died of kidney failure. So if I post that one of these cats has passed on soon, here's proof. I know it's a little morbid, but seriously, this is really odd behavior!
After reading about the cats, you might be thinking that I'm hard-hearted. No, it's just that, well...Bloom County summed it up perfectly for me in a recent comic:
So happy this comic is back - Berkeley Breathed brings sanity to my life.
Yes, I could be worrying about Kip. Or the state of our country. Or any number of things, big and small. And it's not that I don't care - I'm just declining to freterize about them. Because honestly, worrying isn't going to change anything. So I'll be off in the meadow of my mind, doing strange yoga with butterflies and an awesome penguin, while life continues to happen all around me.
Tomorrow starts our official Renegade Run Club training program - as opposed to every other Saturday where we just run...this time, it counts! And it counts more for some people than others - several are training for a half marathon in October, while others are not, so mileage run will vary, but we'll all be out there, and more importantly, we'll all be together. I predict a lot of fun times ahead with my RRC peeps.
Have a great weekend!