Chester and Other Things

Chester being adorable
Chester being adorable

Here’s what adorable Chester was doing last night πŸ™‚ Β 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. Β I decided to paint the picture below. Β I saw something like it before and wanted one of my own. Β I took out a canvas, sketched the design, and painted it. Β Even though it’s not perfect, it turned out better than I imagined. Β 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. Β I’m sure everyone has this sometimes, but it seems like I’ve been getting it a lot lately. Β 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. Β It’s weird to see my little brother, whose been smaller than me for so long, looking so old and adult. Β I can’t believe he will be 21 next month. Β 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. Β We went to my favorite local store, which sells only fair trade gifts and goods. Β 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. Β Two days later, I still was thinking about that cat. Β After work today, I ran over to the store and picked it up. Β 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. Β It’s a lovely addition to my bookshelf, don’t you think? Β πŸ™‚

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



66 thoughts on “Chester and Other Things

  1. Kitty!! πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

    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 πŸ™‚ I think Chester’s purpose in life is to make people smile and I’m glad to know that he’s done that πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

    1. I love the wooden cat and it’s so neat that you have one similar πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

  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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