Samantha Saturday – Working Girl

It’s been a challenge keeping up with the demands and deadlines at the office these days. Thank goodness for my home office assistant! She tends to so many tasks. I don’t know what I’d do without her.

She is an excellent technician.

Mama, I put the paper in the printer! It’s good to go!

She keeps me on track.

Mama, look at the time! Your nine o’clock Zoom meeting is about to start! Can I join in with ya?

She’s a great second set of eyes.

Mama, I’m done reviewing the public report you drafted for that project called Las Vistas. I caught some typos.

Break time!

Happy Weekend!

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Samantha Saturday

Conversations with the cat

I’m in the kitchen making coffee and instinctually turn around as though being beckoned. Samantha is sitting on the countertop staring at me. “Good morning, Samantha Jo.”

“Reeow,” Samantha says, still staring. She gently lifts her left paw, not quiet all the way off the countertop then puts it back down into a ballet stance—third position. We continue talking to each other. I tell her my plans for the day, she responds with chirps and “rrreeeows”.

Being only about five feet away from my next-door neighbors and with all of us having windows wide open now in the midst of summer, I wonder what they think, hearing my daily chats with my cat. One who didn’t know better would think I was talking to a human child. “I wonder if they think I’m a little crazy,” I say to Samantha, giggling. But don’t we all talk to our cats, dogs, whatever our species of pet may be?

The crazy thing is that I believe Samantha Jo understands me. Her eyes say it all.

Photo by Mary Hurlbut-Laguna Beach Photographer

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Happy Caturday, Everyone!

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Samantha Saturday! Guitars and Tiaras

I savor the peace of Saturday mornings.  At last, the pressure of an intense 8 to 5 grind is temporarily behind me. At least I have my feline assistant when I work from the cottage on occasion.

I sit in the cozy chair in my “library” while sipping a large cup of organic Italian roast. The faint aroma of ocean wafts in through the open French windows and Neil Young is singing “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” on Pandora’s Joni Mitchell radio. I ponder why I’ve only heard one Joni song in the past hour. The relief of having no deadlines allows me to take in the subtleties of life.

A purposeful “Meeeowwww!” breaks my contemplation about Pandora’s music selection. I look down to see Samantha by the footstool. She lets out another more demanding cry letting me know it’s playtime.

On Saturdays I get to spend quality time with my girl. I reach into her basket of toys and pull out a few of her favorites.

Will Samantha upstage Neil with some guitar riffs?
Maybe we’ll have a game of toss the “mermouse” then play dress-up with the tiara.

Happy weekend, everyone, from Cat Lady and Queen Sassy Pants!

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