Lessons Learned: Week One

As you know, I quit my comfy job at the State to open a social media company. This first week has been very educational. Here are some of the very important things I have learned:

1. No matter how many times I walk into the living room, Obi needs his belly rubbed. As if no one has rubbed his belly for days rather than 15 minutes.

2. If I work in my office for hours at a time, Obi will entertain himself while supervising me. By unmaking the bed. And unpacking the boxes from my State office. And knocking things off of flat surfaces.

3. Oliver believes the best way to get good thoughts into my mind is through head butts. Repeatedly, as I try to see through him to the computer screen.

4. The sun through the window + The Girl’s shadow on the wall = hours of InTV viewing pleasure.

5. The afternoon nap is nonnegotiable. Seriously. I have one to two assistants in my office all day but at 3 p.m. I am suddenly alone. Kitten Thunder goes upstairs to power nap in order to prepare for their evening responsibilities.

I’d show you adorable pictures of Obi unmaking the bed or a video of him watching the hit show Girl Shadows, but my computer won’t cooperate. So those we’ll save for another day.

More lessons, I’m sure, are forthcoming.

Many of you have asked after the grey kitten’s health. He is doing much better! In fact, the combination of the steroids he had for the pain with the antibiotics has him feeling super charged. He is spending most of his day on the top tier of the new kitty condo – seven feet up in the air. But, because of last year, I won’t stop worrying until the antibiotics are gone and he is healthy on his own.

Some of you have asked about my tooth. I’m happy to say that this is my third day without any pain killers whatsoever. After six months maxed out on Advil (and Percocet, for a while), the freedom to eat and drink without worry is so nice.


6 responses to “Lessons Learned: Week One

  1. If I’m home during the day and walk into the living room, and Thunder is there, there’s about a 50-50 chance that he’ll jump up and run over to me so I can pick him up and give him hugs. It’s the sweetest thing in the world.

    I think I missed whatever is wrong with your tooth. Whatever it is, I’m glad it’s better.

  2. Aww they are co-workers! I’ve achieved zip this morning as i’m knelt in front of the laptop (suspended on a table) with kara on my knee demanding snuggles.
    Snuggles are 15 minutes and counting…

  3. You are SO freaking brave & splendid for doing this, you know that? Not many people would turn and walk away from the safe and comfortable for the new and unpredictable… but you did, and that rules.

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