Mam, knowing how crazy I was about cats, would always give me random cat things. I suspect she’s been around these pre-Christmas days, as I’ve been suddenly surrounded by cat-happenings.
YESTERDAY: SUPER HAPPY, got my new cat slippers in the mail – ADORABLE!!! 😀
And the guy who actually welcomes he home every day proceeded to inspect the box they came in, of course – as the CRIB (Cat Rules Information Book) dictates. The box passes inspection and J approves of my slippers.
TODAY: Went shopping for Greek yogurt, and, as usual, I’m walking the aisles, talking to Mom, looking like a crazy person talking to an imaginary friend, asking her how many she thinks I should get… I take 8, and at checkout, I see this bag at the cashier’s station, so, of course, I buy it 😍
Finally, about a week ago, I was talking to Mam about how much I missed shopping at Tati (the Parisian version of the American 99 cents store), in Paris. The last time I got something there was after she died & I traveled to take her ashes to be with her Mom, at the Poincaré cemetery (she’d always missed her greatly, and, in last days of morphine stupor, she’d call out for her). Back then, small stores in Paris didn’t ship outside of the country, so, I had no reason to think I’d find anything when I went googling, just out of nostalgia, to see if I found, at least, pictures of the store. WELL, SURPRISE! Now they ship to the US… sooo, I’ve bought this fancy-schmancy yet warm coat, as the cold’s settling in around here:
(That’s not me, it’s Tati’s model). It was only the equivalent of $14 dollars 💖… but I’ll be able to say it was imported from France and look all fancy and expensive. I’ll just say Mam sent it to me from abroad. Gawd I miss her…