The Cat Who Lived High*

There is one of these sleeping in the playroom. I think he’s a wild lion:

Must not disturb or aggravate him in case he’s violent.

Do my best at Spin today but the panther stops me getting anywhere by dragging at my heels. Here is graph:

This really isn’t impressive. It upsets me how much the panther affects my strength and stamina but just have to KBO.

Have lunch and a sleep and then go for a walk around the block. Am meant to be adding in more walking on my non-dogwalking-days in an attempt to strengthen back.

It’s 5.58pm. Have just achieved a bath and am lying on my bed in my towel. The panther lies next to me, resting his head on my thighs. He is very heavy.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Thursday everyone!

*1990. By Lilian Jackson Braun. Book 11 in The Cat Who series of murder mystery novels.

Henry VIII: A European Court In England*

Just a quick one today as we seem to be in a bit of a rush. We are going to see the historian David Starkey talking about something in the village and Mum wants to go out for dinner first.

Work hard at the gym this morning. Then catch train to the parentals. Have lunch with Dad and then have a long sleep. Not feeling well today.

Have just washed self and hair. Am lying on my bed writing this. The panther lies next to me, resting his heavy head on my shoulder.

The attached photo is today’s gym outfit.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*1991. By David Starkey.

Curiosity Thrilled The Cat*

Push myself hard at training: see attached leg press photo. Trainer is pleased with me but have had to put all my weights down because of the panther who reduces my strength.

Walk my Dolly. She is so lovely and cheers me up – the padding of her big paws eases my anxiety and I cuddle her warm fluffy self. Here she is:

Have a sleep.

Wake up and do a bit of writing. New Book now stands at 20,006 words.

Mum sent this photo of the fluffy monster this morning:

Isn’t he a beautiful boy.

Did a wash earlier so need to hang washing on airer.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

*2011. By Darlene Ryan. A magical cat mystery book 1.

The Spring Cleaning Murders*

Achievements Of The Day

  1. Walk to gym.
  2. Work hard at training – see attached Vertical Traction photo.
  3. Walk home from gym.
  4. Have lunch.
  5. Sleep.
  6. Even though Really Don’t Feel Like It, do Writing.
  7. New Book now stands at 19,625 words.
  8. Am So Pleased With Self for forcing self to do Writing.
  9. Am writing this in bed with the panther. Am drinking my lemon squash and he is sleeping.

Suzy coming to see me later and we have artichokes.

Happy Monday everyone!

*1999. By Dorothy Cannell. Book 8 in the Ellie Haskell Mystery series.

Sing Another Song, Boys*

Work hard at Spin again. Can’t get heart rate up because of the panther dragging at my heels. Here is graph:

Have a quick cuddle with the fluffy monster and then put him outside.

Dad drives me back to the flat and I have lunch and a sleep.

This evening Jake is coming round with my painting which is So Exciting. Can’t wait to have it in my flat.

Am watching last week’s Versace and soon my painting will be here. The panther lies next to me in the nest, resting his head on my shoulder. I stroke the soft back of his neck.

Happy Sunday everyone!

*1971. Song by Leonard Cohen from the album Songs Of Love And Hate.

Cast On, Kill Off *

Mum brings me the fluffy monster for a cuddle in bed this morning. He is so soft and fluffy and excellent at cuddles.

I do what I can at Spin but the panther drags at my heels – stopping me from getting into the yellow zone. Here is graph:

Then go to the garden centre with Mum and we purchase this swinging chair:

It will arrive on Tuesday. The fluffy monster likes to sharpen his claws on the old swinging chair, which is wooden. He won’t be able to do that on this one.

Have lunch in the garden and then sleep. Have just woken up. It’s 4.32pm. Am drinking iced coffee and waiting for Mum to return home from wherever she is.

Am staying at the parentals tonight too as Mum decided yesterday that mood is too low for me to be on own at flat.

Have finished the first baby scarf and started the second one, which is good.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Saturday everyone!

*2012. By Maggie Sefton. A Knitting Mystery, Book 10.

Murder In Mystic Cove*

Work quite hard at Spin: see attached photo with The Boss.

Then walk Gandalf. It is so lovely to see him but it is Hot for him even in the woods and he is panting. Here we are:

I love that boy. I kiss him on the top of his head and cuddle him.

Walk home from Gandalf’s. Then have lunch in the garden with Dad.

Have a great long sleep. Wake up at about five o’clock and now am sitting in the garden with Mum whilst she does The Times crossword. The fluffy monster has just strolled over to say hello to us.

I need to have a bath before supper.

Happy Friday everyone!

*2013. By Daryl Anderson. Book 1 in the Sunshine State Murders Mystery series.

The Shy Tulip Murders*

“So I ordered a mixture of tulips from the RHS and they’re meant to be pink and purple,” Mum says. We look at the tulips:

“Are they all yellow?” I say.

“No, it’s just the yellow ones have flowered first,” Mum says.

Let’s hope that the others are pink and purple.

Work hard at Spin this morning – see attached photo with The Master. My MyZone monitor has recovered from getting drowned in my bag, which is a relief as a new one would be £99.

After Spin I sit in the garden: it’s hot – it’s 26 degrees even now at five o’clock in the afternoon.

Spot the fluffy monster resting under a little table.

Have lunch outside with Dad and then have a sleep. When I wake up I work on New Book which now stands at 18,628 words.

Am sitting in the garden writing this on the swinging chair which is rotten in the middle and a couple of its slats have collapsed. The panther is stretched out on the grass next to me: sharpening his front claws on the wooden upright of the swinging chair. Am drinking lemon squash. It feels really hot.

The attached photo is with The Master at Spin this morning.

Happy Thursday everyone!

*1996. By Rebecca Rothenberg. Book 3 in the Claire Sharples Mystery series.

The Boston Strangler*

Up at seven o’clock this morning as have physio at 8.15am. We do balance and strength exercises to stabilise ankle, which injured when fell over whilst walking Dolly in December and is still not better.

Work hard at Spin – see attached photo with The Master – but my MyZone device isn’t working so no graph.

Put the fluffy monster outside when he goes under my chair in the late morning.

Have an entertaining lunch with Christopher but feel a bit dizzy and sick – maybe due to the unaccustomed sunshine. Am able to wear a dress and fit flops for lunch, which is nice.

Have been sleeping and have just woken up at 5.53pm. Will have to start looking for that fluffy monster soon. The panther sits on my windowsill, gazing out over the garden. His tail hangs down behind him.

Watch The Boston Strangler last night with the fluffy monster. It’s excellent.

The attached photo is with The Master at Spin this morning.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*1968. Feature film directed by Richard Fleischer. Written by Edward Anhalt and Gerold Frank. Stars Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy and Mike Kellin.

The Cat, The Quilt And The Corpse*

Wake up at seven o’clock this morning as I have training at eight thirty. Walk to the gym. Work hard at training and trainer is pleased with me.

Get an Uber to Dolly’s. She is so pleased to see me: she rugby tackles me from behind.

We have a lovely walk in the sunshine. Here we are:

I feel So Much Better when I’m with Dolly. The padding of her big paws makes my anxiety melt away and her lovely presence is so soothing. I wish I could keep her!

Have just been sleeping. Am back at parentals now as have physio at 8.15am tomorrow.

Have just had a lovely cuddle with the fluffy monster. He was very purry. I seem to have company in my bedroom:

Have been writing and New Book now stands at 17,600 words. The panther lies curled up at the end of my bed: head resting on his front paws, eyes closed.

Tonight the parentals are going out so am going to spend a romantic evening with my fluffy monster: hopefully watching Midsomer Murders.

The attached photo is today with Dolly.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

*2009. By Leann Sweeney. A Cats In Trouble Mystery Book One.