Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
When Matt and I make a big pile of stuff (sleeping bag, clothes bag, tent, guitar, cooler, etc) in the middle of the living room...
...Ginger knows that we're about to leave her alone again. And she doesn't like it. She gets needy and meows more than usual. She even crawled inside our backpack once as if perhaps she could stow away and come with us.
She is always so happy when we come back. Its nice to be so clearly missed. She doesn't let us out of her sight and rubs against me constantly for that first whole day back home again.
But, she's on to us. She can tell when we're about to (temporarily) ditch her. Her little face at the window as we leave makes me a bit sad, I must say. She'll be glad with camping/tie-dye vending season is over, I bet, even if I do spoil her with catnip, treats, and extra playtime as soon as I get back home.
Frankly, I will be glad when the busy season is over, too. I have ever so much fun with my summer, but that much fun sure wears me out by the end of it. That said, I am glad we've still got a few exciting trips lined up yet. Winter will be here before we know it and we'll stay home with Ginger every weekend soon enough.