Cashew Caju is one year old. We adopted him last year at Pets in the Pines. He was a tiny boy, one of the last kittens in the cage for adoption.
I have no idea of his exact birthday but I guess he was born around the last week of May. He is very curious and playful. This cat purrs so much! Every morning he comes to my bed and sits right beside my head and all that purr is like a lullaby! He also loves to drink water from the faucet. He sits in the Master bathroom sink and asks for fresh water.
I think Cashew will miss his backyard a lot. Moving to the desert will definitely disappoint my cats as they love the outdoors, but with so many predators like coyotes, big owls and bob cats we will have to build a catio for them.
I love nature and therefore my home needs natural elements anywhere I can find space and decent light. I have two fern plants, a variety of succulents, found bird nests and a small collection of minerals. This clutter gives me joy or some sort of peace. I am not exactly the bohemian type of girl but I do care for a little clutter of nature in my home.
Next month our family will move to the desert. We sold this home here in Northern Arizona and we are very excited to a new chapter. I will miss the great Summers in this city, but I don’t think I will miss Winters at all. I don’t like those dreadful cold days. We are exchanging the peaceful small city to a large one but our new home is away from the crowd, way up North near the wild desert. We will live very close to a dear friend from Brazil and I am very happy about it. I can only imagine our get-togethers around the pool, bbqs and brazilian music.
At the same time I wonder if we will be happy there, if kids will enjoy their new school, if they will make good friends…many concerns, but hopefully this unexpected relocation will bring wonderful things to our family.
Today at the grocery store people were smiling, they looked happy. It must be the weather, the beautiful Spring flowers. Or maybe I am just lucky today. I find people in this city a bit reserved. Beautiful days must affect people’s moods. I think next Springtime I will be enjoying the yellow flowers of the Palo Verdes and the beauty of Agaves and Ocotillos, because our home is for sale. We lived in this city for 8 years and I feel that is really time to move away. There’s nothing too special here that made me think twice about selling our home. The Spring blossoms are definitely gorgeous right now, but strong connections were not made, even though I tried my best.
I think this place lacks a sense of community. People keep for themselves a lot, and I don’t consider myself a shy person at all. I hate living isolated. I have some friends in Phoenix and I can’t wait to be close to them. My husband, perhaps wished to stay here a bit longer, but I am ready to pack and leave! I am looking for new opportunities, a new horizon, perhaps work as a Photographer, build my own studio. Honestly, I wanted to go close to the beach, but I guess this dream will be for another life. California is just too expensive for us. We also talked about moving to Oregon, but high property taxes and old and expensive homes scared us away. Besides, I heard it rains a lot in Oregon! The East side of the country doesn’t attract me much, it’s so cold. I like the Sun, it’s a necessity.
I think I will miss this house. I loved my super short season veggie garden, but I am looking forward to a new life in a new city!
It’s been very stressful right now, selling a home and trying to buy a new one. I can’t barely eat very well. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed and fatigued and I just need to cry. Crying is great to release stress, I think. I hope this process ends soon.