Victoria Day Vibes

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I hope all you lovelies are enjoying the long weekend, and if it’s not a long weekend where you are, then I hope Monday is treating you well! Maxine and I are enjoying a relaxing day at home working on music (me) and playing in the grass/napping (Maxine). I’m so thankful to be able to set aside Mondays and Fridays to work on music and have some intentional creative time. Today I’m working on some really old songs that we’re re-recording and refining for our Exclusive Content Project.

This project has been keeping me on my toes with music and other creative endeavours and I love it! It’s been stretching me way out of my comfort zone, but even in just the past few months, I’ve become much more confident in the ways of recording, something that used to intimidate me because, while I knew how to write the musical parts, I wasn’t very familiar with the technical side of things. More and more I’m learning how important it is to always be challenging yourself and be ambitious about working towards goals. You will undoubtedly see so much growth in yourself, and that is the most encouraging thing!

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Anyway, I couldn’t help but capture these shots of Max playing in the grass this morning. She loves being outside, and today instead of leaving her to play, I sat on the grass and joined in, and it was so fun! Of course after the playtime was some hardcore nap time. Maxine is definitely able to find the comfiest napping spots.

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Happy Monday!

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Meet Max

Most first blog posts are probably a nice introduction to what the blog is about, who the author is, all nice stuff like that. But I thought I’d switch things up and introduce you to my cat, Maxine (Max for short). She’ll be showing up in posts and photos, so you might as well get acquainted!

 

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We met Max on January 6, 2013. We were helping someone move into a trailer so Zoltan went the day before to shovel the snow at the new place. Max showed up early in the day, and it seemed like she was familiar with the place. Zoltan brought her inside, and we posted her photo online to see if anyone had lost her. No one wrote us back, so our only thought was that the people who moved out must have left her behind. We took her home, unsure of how long we’d keep her for, but we got very attached very quickly.

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We took her to the Brooks Animal Protection Society so she could get checked by the vet and so we could go through the official adoption process. We never planned on having a pet, especially since we travel so much, but she just showed up in our life, and it’s such a joy having her around!

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When we got her, we estimated that she was about a year old, so still quite young! She’s been growing so much and she has a very feisty personality. She’s loves string more than treats, and generally has a burst of energy around midnight where she’ll run around the cabin like a wildcat and pounce on our feet when we’re in bed.

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Since it’s started warming up, we’ve introduced her to the outside world, and we’ve learned that she is an adventurer at heart! She loves roaming the backyard, and has even ventured across the alley and  into the neighbours’ yards. When she’s really feeling the call of the wild (or if she’s being chased by another neighbourhood cat) she’ll run up trees, and she’s even climbed on the roof of the cabin a few times. Luckily, she’s pretty good at getting back down.

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We love our Max and we’re so thankful she’s in our lives!

I hope you enjoyed meeting our kitty friend! And thanks for stopping by the blog!

Cheers,
Lauren.