So what’s been happening while I’ve been gone? In a word: nesting. I’ll finish up the Australia stuff later. Right now, it’s Kittybabble.

My whole life is changing. And not only for the reasons you’re probably assuming. Bottom line: I’ve been well. Those who know me know that I’ve long suffered from depression. I still do; my particular diagnosis isn’t something that goes away. I’ve been very stable for several years, but recently had a breakthrough that made me not just stable, but well. Energetic, happy, yadda. If you wanna know more about that, ask me in the comments. I may write about it later.


So I’ve had all this energy, and I find I’m returning to a state that’s very natural and wonderful: a State of Martha. I’m enjoying getting more organized, and doing things for my home. I’m even cooking (tonight: chili-roasted cod drizzled with lime-cumin sauce, and a side of orange sweet potatoes).

How bad is it? Friday night I was walking home with a few dollars in my pocket, thinking of treating myself to a DVD. Then I thought…hmm…it would be a much better treat to walk down to Cameron’s and get a stack of used Martha Stewart Magazines. And that’s what I did. And yes, I’m enjoying them.

I’m not about to turn into a materialistic buybot who wants the matched set of heart-shaped cookie cutters; but, matte a picture with ribbon? You bet.

7 Responses to Nesting

  1. Brigitte says:

    Cat, no wonder you’re in such high spirits – I hope these feelings will last very long!
    Please, could you enlighten a stranger like me on what Martha Stewart Magazines are?
    And btw, that dinner sounds delicious!
    Talk to you again soon. B

  2. Cat says:

    Hi Brigitte!

    I was just thinking of you today, and wondering how you are!

    Martha Stewart is kind of the World’s Greatest Homemaker (and also a ruthless businesswoman–but that’s another story). Her magazine is about all things having to do with the home, from recipes to gardening to crafts. She’s big on making stuff. Check out her site. She started with television segments on a daytime show, then her own show, then The Martha Empire.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Cat, seems I’ve missed something.
    Of course there’s a whole host of mags and shows like that over here too. Their big topic since about August (!) has been how to decorate your home for Christmas and how to cook the goose (which is our traditional Xmas food)…:)

  4. Brigitte says:

    Oh, and btw I’ve been “on tour” again (some places in Germany and to Paris – yay!). Have also just got over what must have been my worst flu ever. Hope things are on the up again now. I’ll get in touch soon. B

  5. B & J says:

    So pleased to have you back here – we missed you!

  6. Bill says:

    *drools* Mmmm, home cookin’…

  7. Tracy says:

    So nice to have you back. What time is dinner?