Everyone has their thing, something that makes them happy and grabs their interest. If you haven’t guessed it by now, mine happens to be cats. I love cats and anything to do with cats actually. I have started a small collection of cat teapots and cat figurines that I’m very proud of. Everyone at work and at home knows that I am wild about cats. Sometimes I do get dubbed “crazy cat lady” and I don’t mind. I know I am 🙂
I work hard every day from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. I mostly work to survive, so I rarely buy anything for myself and if I do, it’s something I usually need like vitamins or face wash. I almost never buy clothes and that’s fine because I just don’t need them. Occasionally, however, I like to treat myself for surviving this long on my own. Today was a day that I decided that I deserved a treat.
The little cat you see above was just such a treat 🙂 I bought it at a local, fair trade store. It is made out of a heavy stone and was hand-carved by an artisan in Kenya. I already have a hand-carved quartz cat from Peru and a hand-carved wooden cat from Indonesia.
This one really adds a lovely color to my bookshelf where I keep all my pretty things. I love it because it looks so modern and almost abstract, but it is still most definitely a cat. It’s my new pride and joy 🙂 Best of all, it was only $8. I don’t feel guilty at all. I mean, what a deal for it being fair trade, from a locally owned store, and handmade. Like my mom always says, what’s the point of working for money if you don’t spend it?
Cats are my thing because they help me to de-stress and to calm my anxieties that burden my life at times because of my anxiety disorder. Chester is my baby.
I’ve already come to the acceptance that he will be our only little furball for quite some time, but that’s ok. He’s DEFINITELY enough 😉 He has such a personality. I call him my little Goober, Chesternut, Chi-chi bear, booboo, bobo, booba, kiki, cu-ki , robo-kitty (when he looks like a puppet) and a lot of other weird names. He is my stress reliever, even though he sometimes is the cause of stress (e.g. chewing cords, scratching the couch). There’s something about him and all cats that really makes me happy and my heart melt. He has given me more reason to be compassionate and to not think about myself so much.
That being said, I wanted to share with you my Amazon Wishlist! These are some of the things I REALLY want, but haven’t purchased yet, all of which can be purchased on Amazon. I love Wishlists because you can buy something that someone wants and send it to them without them knowing 😀 It was fun to make. Here’s the link:
I sometimes just take out my phone and scroll through Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay looking for things just like this. Tonight I just sat down and thought of some of the things I’ve been eyeing for quite some time. I hope you take a look at it! If anything, it will probably amuse you 😉 Just letting you know upfront, I know I am weird…
Thanks for reading!