Here in Donkeyland, it's been a very short weekend. I know there are supposedly twenty-four hours in every day, sixty minutes in every hour, blah blah blah, but I can tell you for a fact that some days are shorter then others and some are longer ... when you are measuring not in real time but in feel-time.
We've all experienced feel-time, right? Feel-time is what makes a dental appointment last forever, and it's what makes a vacation fly by uncommonly fast. Feel-time stretches out to the horizon when we are sad or lonely, and snaps back like an elastic band to less than nothing when we want a magic moment to last longer.
The effects of feel-time also kick in when we desperately need to get more done than we have time in which to do it.
That was the case this weekend when we had family scheduled to visit for supper on Saturday. The previous three weeks were busy at work for both my husband and I, and many household chores were put off during that time. So when Saturday came, we had to cram a whole lot of cleaning into a few measly hours. In feel-time, those few hours seemed awfully short.
There are only two people in our household now, but there are three cats, and despite daily brushing they are somehow still able to stroll through a room and shed hair with every step. We gave up years ago trying to keep them off the soft, cushy furniture, so there is a constant battle with cat hair on the upholstery. And I have even found cat hair stuck to the walls at times. It's a good thing they are cute and lovable, because no one would put up with their hairy mess otherwise.
And that's the inspiration for today's poem.
I'd Really Rather Sit And Eat A Chocolate Eclair
Didn't I just
It's not fair!
They don't care!
Makes me swear
Past my glare,
That they share.
Still, they dare.
Cats have flair.
And so much freakin' HAIR.
Have a chocolate-elair kind of week, people :)
This is why we can't have nice things.
Well, except for the cats. THEY are nice things.
Disclaimer #1: this cat does not live at our house.
Disclaimer #2: we do not have a polka-dot couch.
But thank you, Pixabay, for this awesome picture.