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20 July 2011 @ 05:04 pm
Jo just left; we sniffled a lot. I could feel myself being pulled down into that more angsty, less productive place.

But then I got an email from my grandmother. The beginning is sad (about my uncle's dog dying; we all loved that dog, but Grammie loved him inordinate amounts, by her wording).

Then I read this:

Now, as to animals, I have not forgotten a long ago made promise to get you a kitten when you have your own place. LO, the time nears!!!! Be thinking about it.

!!! Yes. So there's that to think about. My own little familiar, with all a cat's temperamental nature...

Then she went and basically put all the LJ posts I've been trying to make into better words:

What a time in your life this must be. Relief, elation, eagerness, fear, happiness, anxiety and I can't guess how many other emotions must be playing leap frog in your head right now. I wish you all the good and none of the angst. Certainly that's not the way it will happen, life just is, but nevertheless,................... most of all I wish you love.

Now I'm feeling more ready to go finish off the last of my packing. I can do this! Go Team Kiwi (& Future Kitten)! Packing, you are going down.

(Sorry for all the updates! This is my attempt at keeping sane.)

Eyes to see
"The one person who really knows me best says I'm like a cat - the kind of cat that you just can't pick up and throw into your lap. No, the kind that doesn't mind being held, only when it's her idea; the kind that feels what she decides to feel when she is good and ready to feel it."
[Ani DiFranco; Virtue]
Current Mood: refreshedRefreshed.
President Airlockqueen_of_snapes on July 20th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Your grandmother sounds like a brilliant person! And she writes emails!
Looking forward to kitten stories already... (-:
Kiwi Crocus: Cat || Yes?cranky__crocus on July 20th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
My grandmother is absolutely a brilliant person! :D Her emails are great fun.

Oh, kitten stories; those will surely be entertaining and exhausting. ("Dear Queenie, I needn't have bothered packing all that stuff when I left England; the kitten has ripped them all to shreds. Off to buy new shirts... Love, Kiwi")
President Airlockqueen_of_snapes on July 20th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I shall treasure each story of ripped clothes and pooed in shoes :D
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Black hair boots cat.cranky__crocus on July 20th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
You know, if it can manage to get itself into one of my Docs successfully I think it deserves to leave a token of its conquer. Other shoes I'm not too bothered. :Þ
albalarkalbalark on July 20th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I love your grandmother . . . she seems to know exactly what to say and how to say it - a rare gift (not to mention that she dispenses therapeutic kittens)!

::hugs and cheers for Team Kiwi::
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Handprint on my heart.cranky__crocus on July 20th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
I love my grandmother too. I really ended up with some excellent grandparents all around - it's not shocking at all that I find my parents so amazing, then. (: Grammie has the biggest heart in the world. I appreciate both the ability to know just what/how to say things and the therapeutic kittens!

*Hugs Team Lark right back.* I'm all packed up now. More bags than I expected - as always - but it's done. Just waiting for my uncle to arrive for the really exciting bit: will it all fit in the car? *Groans.*