Chester and Other Things

Chester being adorable
Chester being adorable

Here’s what adorable Chester was doing last night 🙂  He is so photogenic that I just have to share these great pictures of him.

This is him about 5 minutes ago:

I love this one because it looks like he's smiling.
I love this one because it looks like he’s smiling.

Last night an idea popped into my head.  I decided to paint the picture below.  I saw something like it before and wanted one of my own.  I took out a canvas, sketched the design, and painted it.  Even though it’s not perfect, it turned out better than I imagined.  It looks great in my bedroom.DSC_0212

If an idea “pops” into my head, it’s often hard for me to let it go.  I’m sure everyone has this sometimes, but it seems like I’ve been getting it a lot lately.  I attribute some of this to a post-graduation feeling of boredom or maybe just a need to feel like my life is more exciting than it might actually be.

My brother came here to visit me this weekend and he brought his girlfriend.  It’s weird to see my little brother, whose been smaller than me for so long, looking so old and adult.  I can’t believe he will be 21 next month.  We all went golfing, which was absolutely nuclear, ate lunch at a place called Scotty’s, and then went downtown to buy my mother something for her birthday, which I sent home with him and I think he has yet to give it to her so I won’t say what we got her just yet.  We went to my favorite local store, which sells only fair trade gifts and goods.  I saw a hand carved cat figurine sitting on a shelf and I just loved it. I wasn’t expecting to get anything for myself, so I passed it up.  Two days later, I still was thinking about that cat.  After work today, I ran over to the store and picked it up.  Here it is:

Wooden, carved cat from Indonesia
Wooden, carved cat from Indonesia

I love it and I’m so glad that I finally bought it and got it off my mind.  It’s a lovely addition to my bookshelf, don’t you think?  🙂

It was difficult for me to come up with anything to write.  I’m exhausted because this weekend kicked my butt.  Anyway, I appreciate you reading!



66 thoughts on “Chester and Other Things

  1. Kitty!! 😉 love the blue with the tree and birds. Very pretty, makes me want to do another tree piece.
    I hope the day has treated you well.

  2. the picture you’re drawing is so good. i love it.
    and the wooden cat is from Indonesia? My country? wow… i haven’t seen it here though.
    and totally agree that Chester is so cute…

    1. Thank you so much Ryan 🙂 Yes, the cat is from Indonesia, an artisan there made it! I love it and the other things that the store sells from around the world are quite amazing. Chester says thank you 😉

    1. Just taking a five minute break from my dissertation, and love all the pictures on this post. I visited the Cat Protection League today in preparation for adopting one or two cats in a couple of weeks – can’t wait as I miss my cat Sootie terribly. The pictures of Chester really cheered me up thank-you.

      1. I’m so glad you enjoy the pictures 🙂 I think Chester’s purpose in life is to make people smile and I’m glad to know that he’s done that 🙂 It’s so difficult losing a pet. I hope you can find another buddy soon!

  3. I have a cat quite similar to that wooden one! It also sits on a shelf and has one front leg and back leg hanging down. I love the pictures of Chester, especially the one where he is smiling. 🙂

    1. I love the wooden cat and it’s so neat that you have one similar 🙂 It’s quite unique. Chester is hilarious. That picture is funny. Of course he’s not really smiling, but I’d like to think he is. I think the huge flash just makes him squint and move away from the camera.

  4. Every cat post is a good post 🙂 I know that problem when something just pops into your head. Writing works for me. So I know I won’t lose it and can let it go 🙂

  5. I just spent the last 15 minutes looking for my sister’s cat. I am supposed to feed him and could not find him. His name is Jasper and he looks like a copy of your cat.

  6. I love your picture, you don’t give yourself enough credit. It sounds like you had a great weekend with your brother. I hope your week ends up being good too. 🙂

  7. Dear, don’t apologize. We all get worn out at times. Sometimes, those even turn out to be great posts. I really enjoyed reading this one!
    Besides, you went to “Scotties” to eat; how could I argue with that?

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