Her name is Ollie. She had been at the shelter for nearly 8 months, and is teenie tiny and quite affectionate. Luna is obsessed with her. We were afraid she'd be grumpy about having a new cat in the house- but instead she follows her everywhere and tries to snuggle her or pounce her every chance she gets. Ollie has yet to show much enthusiasm about either activity. Poor Luna doesn't seem to understand what all of the hissing and growling is about.
I gave in to our insanely early spring and bought a few seed packets last week. Ballard Market is currently carrying a small selection of Irish Eyes Garden Seeds, and I ended up buying organic red Russian kale, organic Genovese basil, and two "blend" packets- one of hot peppers, and another of heirloom tomatoes. Jalapenos were our most successful plant last year, so I'm excited to see how a mixed variety will do this year. I also went to Costco with my mom last weekend, and picked up some Northwest grown blueberry bush starts. They're two different varieties, but I'm too lazy to get off my butt at the moment and see which. Hah! Notice all of the cherry blossoms taking over our street? They have gone crazy everywhere, and they make our ugly street a bit more lovely in their own way.
Aside from that- my weekend consisted of a dance party in the middle of Theo's retail floor, a lot of gin and tonic, chocolate wafers with lavender and sea salt, dressing up as a "Presidential Mustache Cupid" (no pictures!), the weirdest e-mail ever, a blanket fort birthday party, and lots of Matao snuggles. I don't have a thing to complain about!