Lavender and Cougar Speak.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I just finished a very vigorous cardio workout, and must admit I feel GREAT!! I put in my Doo-Wop CD, danced At The Hop, Twisted and Shouted like a True, Fine Mama like the Little Darlin' I am. I cooled down Everday with Buddy Holly. Then I scampered off to the rowing machine, and Rowed, Rowed, Rowed Way Up the River until it was time to switch to the bike. I got in to The Loco-Motion at Palisades Park, knowing I was the Leader of the Pack. I shouted at DH and Tell Him to Come Go With Me, and Remember Then the Lover's Question about Runaway Sue, but he declined. He is the one who never gains weight.........the CAD!! Fine. I just Can't Wait until he is ready for the Ooby Dooby. I'll Do It My Way.
All the whining about all those early exercises Heather pounded me with are really paying off. I have more energy, my outlook on life is better, and I even look forward to the workouts these days. I won't claim that will always be the case, but right now, I am enjoying being re-energized.
I didn't get all the chores done that I planned on yesterday, but I made a good beginning. The laundry is finished, the guest room is back in shape, the guest bathroom is once again shining and bright. The hardwood floors are all mopped, and fresh lavender is in the containers.
I went up my hill yesterday to cut some fresh lavender, and there was a catty person in the trees by the lavender. It started to talk to me, and I was answering. I sat on the wall, and the cat and I conversed for about a half hour. We had a very nice time. Just chatting away. I kept trying to see the cat, but couldn't. I told the cat all about the quilt show, Ally's visit, and that it was a lovely day to be out and about. Cat replied in the affirmative. She (ALL cats are "SHE's, as all doggies are "He's") made many comments once I got up and started cutting the lavender. I kept inviting her to join me, but she stayed within the trees. I came down the hill, looked back up, and Holy Cow!!! A COUGAR was standing there, looking at me!!! I made one giant step toward my front door, but she just stood there, meowing at me. So I began to talk back to her. She didn't seem to be interested in having me for dinner, and I was close to the front door anyway, so I didn't mind that she didn't come closer and just wanted to continue our chat. Then suddenly, wioth no warning whatsoever, she made a huge leap off to the lavender bed, jumped over them, and then took off into the forest.
I realize this is a one time life event. Or at least I think it is. And it was a fine event, indeed. Just not one I would care to have very often, or up close and personal.
As I look back on it now, I wish I had had a camera and recorder with me. Alas, only my memories to serve me.
Seeing a cougar in the "wild" is not the same as seeing one at the zoo. The ones I have seen behind their cages all look bored. This one was definitely NOT bored! She was alert, beautiful, vibrant. She was a fine example of nature's beauty. I feel priveledged to have met her acquaintance.
Now I am off to shower off my dried sweat and begin the rest of my day. I am meeting a new friend for an iced Mocha at five, and look forward to that. Iced Mocha is wonderful, especially when it is shared with a new friend!