barbara_hambly (barbara_hambly) wrote,

Celebrated the completion of the heavy-work second draft of the January book by going to the Huntington Library with a friend this morning - long walk through the Rose Garden (everything snipped off short for the winter), the Japanese Garden (koi the size of submarines gliding through the ponds), the gorgeous Chinese Garden, and the cactus garden (plants which not only obviously come from another planet, but which I've SEEN assaulting Lady Scientists in '50s s-f films). Tea in the English Tea-Room.

And the acquisition of a new cat, a "dilute" Siamese named Yuki who looks like a sepia ink-wash sketch with Paul-Newman-blue eyes. We'll see how this works out with the other three; fingers crossed. Since the received widsom is to leave him in isolation from the other cats and introduce them slowly, I'm in for a night of listening to him crying in his prison in the upstairs bathroom (with a plushy little bed, dishes of dinner, infinite quantities of toilet paper to amuse him, and a little heating-pad because it gets frakkin' cold up there).

I'll give the manuscript a day or to to cool down before I go back to it. LOTS of work yet to do.
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February 24 2019, 12:59:09 UTC 1 year ago Edited:  February 24 2019, 12:59:33 UTC

Yuki sounds just beautiful. I hope everything works out smoothly with his brothers and sisters. :)
The Huntington Garden's a beautiful place; I liked it a lot when I was there. My brother, sister-in-law, nephew and I ate lunch at the Chinese area.
Welcome Yuki, hope you settle in quickly :-)
Your trip to the Huntington Library sounds wonderful - wish we had one here in Melbourne! You earned that visit, and very much looking forward to that January book. My local library does buy them as they come out - and they are finally available in ebook!

I am sure Yuki will very soon realise he has fallen on his paws, as most cats do, and settlecin nicely. Enjoy your new boss! 😁