Friday, November 9, 2007


Happy Friday to all!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Here they are...

First I wanted to share my new sign purchased at the craft show on Saturday. I was so proud of myself at finding this as it is so perfect for our home. Little did I know, the "stray momma" cat from the last litter that brought us TLC, was at that very moment leaving me a present in my favorite chair on the back porch!

SIX LITTLE KITTENS! When I arrived proudly showing Prince Charming my new sign, he muttered "Yeah, better have a look on the porch and put the sign up quick!" Out I go to my favorite chair (recently equipped with new cushions and snuggle blankets for the cooler evenings I might add) to find poor Mom still in the midst of labor from hell. It was so chilly outside and she was just too exhausted to do more than push. Had to run in and get some towels and help her start drying off this little furry bundles. Apparently Prince Charming was out back early and noticed Mom laying on the concrete pavers under his work table and saw she was in labor. Being the sweetest cowboy around, he promptly picked her up and laid her on MY CHAIR to make her more comfortable. Wasn't sure whether I should just hit him with the new sign or hang it around his neck at first.... Guess I'll forgive him though since he is such an old softie and all...

I mean really, look at that face! You can see the tip of Mom's nose and whiskers to the left as she was getting a bit irritated with all my oogling her babies by this time and she just wanted a nap.

Now, let me remind you again, these are NOT my cats. I have never refused an animal in need that has appeared at our door in my life. I refuse to bond with these tiny critters. For crying out loud I still have a three legged monster from the last litter climbing my curtains as I write this!!!!! So, I'll do what I can to keep them safe and warm for now, but eventually they ALL will have to go find a new home. Period. NO exceptions!

I repeat, NO EXCEPTIONS! I refuse to love that cute little furry face, or that one, or that one, or that one, or that one, or especially that one. Enough already!

Monday, November 5, 2007

By the way....

Guess what appeared in my favorite chair on the porch on Saturday? Go ahead, guess? Can I just say enough already!

Fall is here

OK, I have to finally admit it, fall is here. My garden has officially been dead for weeks, my flowers are mere dead sticks in the beds, the leaves are off my trees, so it appears that fall is here.
Am I the only one that can't bear to have it happen? I love the warm weather, the strolling in the yard barefoot, windows wide open to smell the freshly cut grass, picking tomatoes that actually taste like a tomato, cutting flowers, pulling weeds.... Fall on the other hand means dead plants, locating the ice scraper in the frightening under seat storage area (no I don't put it there, it just migrates there with all the other crap), closing the windows only to realize I better get the carpet cleaned or we will die soon, eating tomatoes that look right, feel right, and taste like the plastic bag they travel home in.
Fall, yuck. Never liked it, except for the beautiful tree colors that last such a short time here. Then there is the crazy Thanksgiving holiday to look forward to, you know, be thankful you have a house full of people to cook for, clean up after, slave over the hot stove for hours only to learn they ate all the dark meat! Pumpkin pie is the only motivation for me to even get up that day! Turkey is only useful for cold sandwiches the next day. And the next, and the next, etc. So yeah, I'm thankful for my wonderful family I see occasionally, two great kids that may just grow up to be decent humans one of these days, a hubby that spoils me rotten even though he has selective hearing for the "honey do list", good health, a to-die-for-best-friend, and pumpkin pie.
So, go ahead fall and just barrel on in here because I know you won't last forever!