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    I’m Trying My Best to Get To The Beach

    I'm sitting here on a beautiful morning Saturday and finding myself completely focused not on writing to you, but on how beautiful the lake looks and how I really want to go outside and begin to soak up the sun! But I realized I have all day to pretty much sit in the lake, and I've been wanting to write to you for several days now and the weather just keeps getting more beautiful each day. In that the weather has been behaving is a good thing, however it doesn't lend itself for me to be doing much in the way of writing to you guys. So I made of my mind, or actually Herman convinced me to commit to doing this right now this morning before I go soak up the sun.

    I know I've told you about our new kitten, Sally. She is now ten weeks old and pretty much getting herself into everything. The reason I tell you this is because she just try to jump up on a file cabinet that sits directly to my right. And the thing is, she missed her mark by about five inches. No I take that back-she did manage to get her front paws onto the file cabinet, but only long enough to pretty much hang off for about five seconds before she fell off. Now she has redeemed herself by climbing into a potted plant and from there she has managed to jump down onto the file cabinets. What I'm finding====--jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

    Sally just contributed to the column just then by hopping on the keyboard and hitting "j’s". She evidently felt that putting in all those letters was important and I felt you guys should experience kittendom along with me.

    It’s now Tuesday evening and Sally has just tried to attack the potted plant which was sitting on a piece of lace on a file cabinet directly to the right of the desk I am writing to you from. The vase is ceramic, and I’m happy to report that it didn’t break when she tried to climb up the lace doily on which it sat, thus pulling down potted plant and all. Thankfully it also missed her and hopefully scared her enough where she won’t attempt it again.

    The plant, on the other hand, has not looked good ever since. Though my aide tells me the leaves can be trimmed back and it should rebound.

    I’m learning all sorts of new stuff everyday from Sally. Just last week she was on the second floor, the balcony to be specific, when she lost her footing and fell ten feet! It certainly startled all that were watching helplessly from across the room. She limped around for a little while and hopefully she won’t attempt THAT again!

    So just like that, the words came spilling out of my mouth, and I can now finally go outside. I’m sure there will be more kitten stories ahead, but for right now, the sun, sand and lake are calling, so I bid you adieu.

    "Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"