Monday, 5 April 2010

Inspiration in the (un)likeliest of subjects

Easter Sunday.

I did like Charlie and slept. A lot.


But that’s ok. Sometimes I just have to have a break and just chill. One thing I know for certain is that if something I love doing and are excited about becomes a chore, a competition, a rat race then it’s time I stop.

Today a breakthrough!




I’m halfway through my “Life Writing” assignment. And guess what the title of my piece is going to be?

How I Met Charlie.



Have a lovely Easter Monday everyone!

46 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Hoppy Easter to you!!!

Susan Fields said...

And a happy Easter Monday to you and Charlie, too! One of the best things about holiday weekends is a break from the regular schedule and lots of sleep! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

That settles it - Charlie is your official muse. Can't wait to read this lovely story. You'll share it, won't you?

I'm glad you got a good rest. You usually work on Sundays, don't you? Even better that Charlie is now your bed buddy!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hope you had a Happy Easter and lots of purry snuggles with Charlie thsi weekend. He is such a handsome one!

I saw your hot cross buns and while they may not have been as attractive as a food magazine's buns I bet they still taste so good!

Jacqueline said...

That is a great idea for your writing assignment; it's certain to be a wonderful piece!...Charlie is such a beautiful boy; love the photo of him behind the curtains!...Kisses to Charlie and congratulations on finding your inspiration already in your heart!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Kea said...

Charlie looks wonderful, and so happy to be with you. Apparently he's also great inspiration! :-)

Taking a break and sleeping is underrated, IMO, and often much-needed. Our society seems to think it's a badge of honour to be crazy-busy and not have any time to renew one's Self, but I think that's just plain nuts. We have a skewed perspective on life, IMO.

I go through cycles where I lack motivation and inspiration for jaunts with my camera. When that happens, it's best to take a break, for a day or a week or however long is needed, and do something else. Or better yet, sleep. LOL.

fairyhedgehog said...

Happy Easter Monday!

Charlie is really photogenic.

Brian said...

I am so glad that you and Charlie had a nice Easter together and it is so nice to see Charlie all comfy and stretched out. I'm happy that you enjoyed my Easter Parade too. How I met Charlie is a wonderful story and needs to be told!!!

Joanne Fox said...

How you met Charlie is a lovely subject for a piece. He is such a handsome cat. Happy Easter.

Marg said...

Charlie you are looking so good and happy. Naps are a great thing. We are glad that Mom had a break through in her writing. How you met Charlie is a wonderful subject. Can't wait to read it. Have a super week, both of you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a handsome kitty Charlie is.
Looking forward to reading your story.

Talli Roland said...

Happy Easter! I'd love to read the whole story, written down, even though I know most of it already. It's a great one!

Lola Sharp said...

Happy Easter Monday!

Jahzeel Veloso Magdadaro said...

READ STORIES HERE!

hampshireflyer said...

Absolutely the obvious choice!! Good luck :)

btw, does your phone take video and would that help with the Charlie/lens/Mr MacDoonagoogle situation? (I apologise now for fear I will never, ever be able to spell Mr MacDoonagoogle as consistently as his owner can :))

KarenMcG said...

Oh now Charlie looks nice and comfy. And soft! Love the photo of him with his foot in the stairwell. And with him sitting there by the glass; man, he is so tired he can't keep his eyes open.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Happy Easter!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Many blessings to you this Easter and I really like the title!

ABBY said...

That sounds like a wonderful story to write!

Charlie as muse and inspiration!

I just loved the picture of Charlie behind the sheer curtain, that had a magical ethereal effect.

Perfect for a muse!

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Kat_RN said...

Naps are one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. Sometimes we can learn so much from our cats. Spontaneous is stretched out on the recliner, resting after a hard day of soaking up sunshine.
Kat

stacy said...

Charlie looks so content. Hope you're doing well!

Ann said...

Great photo's Kitty. I would love to read the story when you have it finished. I agree with Theresa, Charlie must be your muse and a very handsome one at that.

SuziQCat said...

Charlie will make a great subject!! Good luck with the project...can't wait to read it.

Old Kitty said...

Hi Creek Cats

Happy Easter to you too!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

Oh definitely!! Sleep and relaxation - can't beat them!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein!

Oh thank goodness Easter Sunday is still a national holiday -so no work for me today!

yay!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Pat@Mille Fiori Favoriti

Well the middle bits tasted ok! But I'm determined to bake a new recipe so watch this space!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

Awwww! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

Charlie sends his purrs - he really is a charmer is Charlie!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Oh I couldn't agree more!!

I always say, listen to your body -if it wants to sleep, then sleep!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog

oh he is isn't he?

happy Easter to you too!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

Awww thank you! Charlie really was such an inspiration!

Happy Easter!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Joanne Fox

Aww thank you!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Awww thank you!!!

I had such fun writing the story - I hope my tutor likes it!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Hannah and Lucy

Awww thanks - and you are two very sweet kitties!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

:-) You'll be pleased to know it all ends happily!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Lola Sharp

Aww thanks for popping by - love your avatar!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jahzeel Veloso Magdodaro

Er...

Thank you?

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi hampshireflyer

phones take videos???

erm. *whisper* I don't own a mobile phone...

*running away very very swiftly*!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenMcG

Oh it's hard work getting Charlie to be that sleepy!!

lots and lots and lots of play!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Rebecca@diary of a virgin novelist

Happy Easter too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Debra Harris-Johnson

Happy Easter to you too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby

Aww thank you! I like the curtain pic too - it surprised me when I had a look at it - I was like, oooh wow!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kat_RN

Awww Spontaneous is a brilliant name!!

Big purrs from Charlie and me!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Stacy

Awww thank you! He does look content doesn't he?

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

aww thank you!! hopefully once I get it back from my tutor!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi SuziQCat

Aww thank you!

Happy Easter!

x