Thursday, February 28, 2008

ever seen a flying cat?

This is Yus (pronounced yoo-ESS) in one of his rare quiet moments, taking a snooze in Art's chair.He just looks like he's flying. That part came later.We have a mezzanine over our living room, with logs jutting out. The cats think it's good fun to sit there and peruse the goings on.Last night I was sitting on the couch watching TV and knitting when all of a sudden I heard the eerie sound of claws slipping and out of the corner of my eye there was a white blur. I'm pretty impressed at how quick my reflexes are .... because I caught him. I only got a little scratch on my arm, but am more relieved that he was not impaled on my knitting needles!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

twinkling diamonds

When we had those few days of minus 38 degrees it was really pretty outside. There were little diamonds floating everywhere, as though the air itself was freezing. It was gorgeous to see but super hard to photograph. This picture is the best of the MANY I took. I like it a lot, especially that one twinkle.

I'm feeling a lot better, thanks everyone. I've been making a few lifestyle modifications and they're starting to pay off. Like eating healthy and incorporating some physical exercise into each day. It's not much right now, just stair climbing inside the house, but it's part of a plan and I'm on track. I've been through this before and those endorphins are addictive.

I think getting that first year after my Mom's passing behind me is a biggie. It's like a thorn out of my paw.

And one last little piece of therapy that has helped is from someone I don't even know....and she may never know the impact she's had. I sometimes look at a blog called Big Girl Feet. And that's only because she's linked to Carol's blog and Denise's blog. She recently posted this question to anyone reading... "what do you love about yourself?". Well, jeez, I dismissed it right away. I kept thinking about it though and after a few days it didn't seem like such a dumb question after all. Just the excercise of thinking about it kinda perked me up. Thanks Cynthia.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

that bleh feeling

It was one year ago today that my Mom passed away. Here is a picture of my parents in happier days. It was obviously taken on New Year's Eve, but I'm not exactly sure when. Sometime before Mom's accident, so must be early to mid 70's.Maybe that's why I've been feeling so "bleh" lately.

Speaking of "ble"....I couldn't resist buying this when I saw it in the store.

....oh, that's the French side, silly.

I never knew the French word for wheat is ble. Somehow appropriate.