Happy New Year all!
I haven't been here for a long while but there are many things I am happy about. One, I am happy to see familiar names and kitties here. I have not been around much since my father died and my husband had a health (and spiritual) crisis last year. Things are better now.
Two, I have just started volunteering at our local no-kill cat shelter
! I see it as a way of paying back all the good karma and love we have received from all our feline family members over the years. I know you guys will love to hear cat tales and adoption stories and more. I can't wait to share. I would love to become a cat whisperer
but I will settle for being a communicator and interspecies liaison!
Two, I am reading lots of good books as a newish member in a local "Asian American Women's Book Group"
where I am the token 'hafu' (half-Japanese) everyone else is second gen or first gen from all kinds of places. Fun fun. I look forward to talking books with you all here.
Gracie is doing well heading towards her 8th year. She is healthy and purring most of the time, although at this very moment she is a little challenged because our son who is a junior in college now (!!) is here with his girlfriend over semester break, and they had to bring her kitten along because she couldn't find a cat sitter among all their friends at school. The kitten is hanging out downstairs in Hubby's office (man cave) but Gracie is still edgy.
More later, and great to be here.
Fran and Gracie