Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Did you vote today? If you haven't made it to the polls yet, please be sure to make it a priority before they close at 8 tonight.

It's been a crazy and exciting election year, and it's vital that everyone has his or her voice heard.

I won't tell you which candidate to choose -- I only hope that you have been following the candidates and are able to make an informed decision about which person would be best to lead our country.


OK, so Domino could not vote today. After all, he's only 13! But he was happy to show off my sticker and remind everybody that you should always exercise your right, privilege and duty to vote!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Not April Fool's

OK, winter was supposed to exit WEEKS ago! How about letting us enjoy spring? I don't want it to be hot; it doesn't even have to be in the 70s. But how about no more snow?
That's not too much to ask for -- we're tired of this view from the car window!

And these shots of our yard...

 Trying to protect the blueberry bushes...

Spring, we're waiting for you!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April musings...

Today it's rain, this weekend it could be snow. We've had wind storms, thunderstorms, sunny days and frost. Yes, it's April!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Here's spring!

Here is what the sky looked like this morning from my bedroom, on this first day of spring.

Yes, it's a bit brisk today, but we're on the way to warmer temps.

And here are a few flowers in our yard that have braved the cooler weather thus far...

The photo below was from earlier this week, after a brief storm...

And I have to love Othercat, who always makes it a challenge to take photos of "his" flowers without him being in the shot...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Goodbye, gentle Edward...

Our sweet Edward crossed the Rainbow Bridge this week, after more than a year-long fight against an illness that robbed him of his stature, his strength and quality of life.
Seizures started to shake him, and although medicine controlled them, they could not combat what was causing them.
Edward, a gentle giant in his prime, in the end was reduced to less than half his "fighting weight."

He was always a handsome guy, with an appearance and size of a Maine Coon cat, but we never knew exactly his background. He was one of four kittens born in our yard 13 years ago next month, and MomCat, as we called his mom, was extremely feral. Although we were able to trap her and have her spayed, we could never tame her. We fed her and provided outdoor shelter for her for a few years before she simply disappeared.

Ed loved a good stretch -- and a good curl-up in the bathroom sink. 

And then one day a few years ago, a straggly-looking cat appeared. She was skinny, missing patches of fur and her ears were a mess. We named her Disaster, our veterinarian provided great medical care -- and eventually diagnosed her with lupus -- and it was no time until Disaster and Edward were inseparable. 

What a true handsome gentleman Edward was!

A photo just a few weeks ago...

Sunning himself early this week...

With Disaster on his last day, Thursday. He was able to snuggle with her, soak in the sun and enjoy the warm breezes.

We're keeping a close eye on Disaster, since the two were so closely bonded. We know Edward will be waiting for her at the Rainbow Bridge. We just hope we have Disaster for many more years... RIP Edward.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone has a great day!

 This Snoopy decoration from my college days is a bit worn, but I love it nonetheless!

And then there's this guy from my childhood.

 Happy Valentine's Day from the Valentine birthday girl! 

Yep, that's me a million years ago -- and I still have the dress I am wearing in that photo. Thanks, Aunt Ruth, for the wonderful dress. I always felt like a princess in it!