We’re headed north today, and there’s no time to post. I have so much to do. Gag and bind the children and tie them to the roof of the car, drug the dog….. There’s no end to my travel preparations, is there?
Karen will be caring for The Damn Cat. Bless her. We were going to bring the cat north with us because…..well, because I’m insane. TDC isn’t litter-trained, however, and so we purchased a harness and leash for him, so that he could safely go outside while we traveled north. It went about as well as you’re imagining, and my only regret is that we didn’t record the fabulousness that was Matt’s already slightly unhinged cat flying completely off his hinges.
When I called Karen to see if she could keep an eye on TDC while we are away, her words were:
“Sure. I’ll take the cat.”
I took this to mean that she wants to take the cat forever, literally. She quickly clarified, insisting that she only meant she would “take” responsibility for caring for TDC while we were gone, but I didn’t hear her because I didn’t want to. They will be so happy together.
Also, you might notice the new header. It was a quickie I threw together from this painting, which was a collaborative piece I did with Matt several years ago. While I worked on a series related to mapping, Matt drew his own maps of Lake Norman, complete with fish and the underwater mines for which the lake is famous. I cut up those drawings which weren’t precious to him, and collaged them into a painting. While I’ve had several offers for this painting, I will never, ever sell it.
I love this piece, and it hangs above my fireplace.