Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wenesday Winston: Home again, home again.

We have recently returned from a fabulous Thanksgiving in Nevada.

And beautiful Lake Tahoe.

And my lovely little niece, Lola.

And Bear, whose every song includes at least one person being run over by a dump truck.

We had so much fun with Sasha and her family, but after the long drive, we were happy to be home. Winston was positively frantic when we arrived, and hasn't stopped squeaking since. He has insisted on sleeping with his cheek pressed against mine, which would be cute if it wasn't so annoying.
Even so, it's nice to know you're missed.

How did you celebrate your Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy First.

Jason and I celebrated our first anniversary on Sunday.
Since we have been married, it feels like time has been sped up, the days melting into one another imperceptibly. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall-- the seasons have flashed past us. Our accomplishments and achievements, our worry and fear, have all been fed into this growing and strengthening bond. Being married has changed both Jason and me, and both for the better. Together we can learn more, teach more, love more and achieve anything. In the blink of an eye, here we are; together a relatively short time perhaps, but still achieving milestones.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Winston: Comfortable.

No matter where he is or what he is doing, Jason is Winston's seat of choice. In times when the lap is unavailable, his shoulder, chest, or even just a part of the arm or leg will do. I have witnessed Winston sleeping, half his body hanging off the couch, his top half nestled safely between Jason's knees, slumbering peacefully.  I have seen the cat stealthily maneuver through piles of homework, mountains of books and mounds of blankets to ultimately curl up, purring, on some part of Jason, and promptly fall asleep. Just last night Winston cuddled up to Jason and wrapped his front legs around Jason's arm, his claws slightly protracted, as if holding him hostage. Whether this is relaxing to Jason or just uncomfortable I don't know.  Nevertheless, day after day there they are, the unlikely coupling: the man holding abnormally still for the comfort of the little gray cat nestled by his side.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Happy birthday, Winsty.

Sometimes I get nostalgic for baby Winston. He was cute. And evil. But mostly just cute.

He's a lot fatter than he was, but he's still the same kitty, one year later.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Wednesday Winston: Feeling Scholarly

It's the new side of Wednesday Winston.