So it was an average Saturday. I was at my desk doing the whole Let’s Pretend I’m A Writer gig. Only, you know, I forgot to bring my words to the job Anyhow I’m in my office and Maggie was in her chair, playing the part of Magic Muse Who Forgot Her Magic.
Both Maggie and I totally rock in our parts, by the way. I yell at imaginary characters, and she sighs and sleeps. We were in the groove. Then Maggie woke and leapt off the chair, bolted into the kitchen and pounced.
It all happened in seconds. I just saw a blur leap off the chair, and turning suddenly, soundlessly aggressive like someone had flipped a switch. I panicked, wondering if she’d lost her mind and was going after Wizard as he was the only other person in the house. I jumped up and then I saw it.
A poor lizard, and two feet away, the lizard’s severed, still moving tail.
Maggie had already moved away from the lizard and searching the rest of the kitchen. Once assured the threat was neutralized, she casually walked up to me and sat down. All calm and sweet again.
Freaky! I mean it was so fast, so silent and efficient.
Maggie spotted an invader.
Maggie neutralized the invader.
And life went back to normal for her.
I just…wow. Outside, she’s more playful, having a great time chasing lizards, and usually they escape. But she wasn’t playing inside. She meant business. I wonder if she’d do that with a human intruder? Probably not. Maggie’s naturally submissive to humans. But clearly not with lizards!
Other weekend news: My new pans came and, so far, we’re pretty happy. Gosh my old ones were bad! I swear I take care of my pots and pans, but I do use them a lot.
I decided that if I ordered a set of planner stickers, I’d find my missing words I’m weirdly excited about the stickers, they are little motivational reminders to myself that I’m moving forward, even if it feels like I’m slogging around in the muck of write-and-cut. But again, that’s not as unproductive as if feels because I’ll use some of those cut scenes later. The stickers are a way to show progress with brightly colored markers. Not sure if that makes sense, but hey, who cares as long as it works!
I stayed close to home this weekend, and I’m enjoying indulging my inner hermit with the quiet life for a while.
That was my weekend, how was yours?