Sunday, November 29, 2009

Comforts of a Sunday

A relaxing drive in the country....and spying some cute little piggies eating leftover pumpkins.....

A healthy and happy cat....

And a little stitching for the winter....

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I received a giveaway in the will be on my next post! :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

If I have not gotten around to visiting often, please forgive me. I promise I will be more active once my move is complete and the holidays are over. You know, even though this year has been full of ups and downs (even recently) I am so very thankful for everything I have in my life. I am also so very thankful that I have met all of you. I have met so many wonderful friends...all of you! I have even met a few in person and so lucky to have had the opportunity. There are so many more of you that I would just love to meet in person. :) Maybe someday. For now, I am thankful to talk to each and every one of you here. I am also thankful for God's presence in my life. He has always watched over me and I feel so very lucky and thankful for His love.

I don't know why this popped in my head but wouldn't it be so fun to have us all get together somewhere for a girl's (bloggers) weekend away? To finally meet each other even if it is for a weekend! :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Lots of love...from all of us. :)

Michelle, Mocha, Quincy and Emma

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm a traveling gypsy....

And this is how this traveling gypsy gets around. Lol!

So, recently I mentioned I had some other changes that were going to be happening. Well, I am moving again! Okay, really it's not what you think. I'm still in the same condo complex but I am moving to the townhouse across from me! Lol! I mean literally, the garages are across from each other. I am making this change because I decided I am paying too much for rent right now. The condo I am in is the most desired floor plan and, well, all around the most desired condo in the complex. I LOVE the complex I am in...not sure if I've mentioned that. It's gated, so I feel safe, it's quiet and trees everywhere! So, this is going to sound funny but I am now moving into a three story townhouse which is bigger than the condo I am in but much cheaper. I just won't have as many windows and not as much of a view. That's okay though, I would rather start saving more money for a house in the future. :) I know Quincy and Emma will have tons of room to run now. Two sets of stairs...the first floor is the garage, second is the living room, dining room and kitchen and one bathroom, and the third are the two bedrooms and two more bathrooms.

Here's the thing and the reason I haven't been posting as much lately, besides the cat fiasco. :( I'm cleaning and getting ready for the short move across the street because it all has to happen mid December. Terrible time, I know but they couldn't hold this townhouse longer than 30 days for had to have it. Talk about stressful. A move in between the holidays. Nice going, Michelle. Oh well, I can think of worst things, right?

Anyhow, hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! Kitties are still doing fine. Mocha is hanging in there, a bit cranky but eating and drinking a lot. I'm not sure if she will be the same kitty after this but she is still with me and, for that, I am happy.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Can you guess what I'm making?

Try really hard! I completed one tonight but I'm not quite done and I wasn't happy with the'm giving you this picture so you can guess. And I will tell you now, I made the shortcut version...but spruced them up a bit. :) A girl can always use a little bit of warmth for the coming winter.

Picture courtesy of

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We're All Doing Okay So Far Thanks To All Of You!!

Just a quick update, we're all doing fine! I am so, so relieved that things are looking better. Quincy and Emma are doing fine, even after a relapse for Quincy. He felt better day before yesterday and ate like a little pig...then that morning threw up five times. Oh that was so frustrating to hear. So, another day of laying low and as of yesterday and today he is back to normal! Mocha is also healing, slowly but surely. As of two days ago I was giving her water with a syringe. But yesterday she was so hungry and meowed and was alert once again! I fixed her bland chicken breast and she ate a lot of it. She is even drinking a lot now! She's so small now though...she must have lost a pound this past week and that's too much for her since she's already so small. She still has a bit of diarrhea but she is at least feeling good enough to have a good appetite! We will get the diarrhea under control, poor thing. Also, five months ago we did a full panel test on her and all the tests came back normal. I am happy about that but frustrated knowing she still has diarrhea. I also apparently lost weight. Four pounds in one week. Yep, worried mom, I am. Mocha and I both went on a diet. Lol! If I had real kids I would be one of those mothers who worries about every little thing. Lol! So, we have all been eating chicken breast the last couple of days. The cats have been eating their hard food as well. I am trying to ease them off of canned food (although Emma insists on it). Mocha and Quincy won't be getting canned food for awhile. Just chicken and brown rice. :)

I wanted to thank ALL OF YOU for the prayers. That's what got us here....God heard your prayers, our prayers and I am thanking you all and God for answering them. I know He is watching over us and I am content and happy knowing that. When I was reading the posts, tears welled up in my eyes. It's amazing how none of us have really met, yet when we each really need one another, we are there for each other.

So, tonight I am actually starting the craft project I mentioned last week and will post some pictures very soon!! Like hopefully tomorrow and maybe even get back into the swing of things and posting regularly again. Tonight, I am going to start visiting everyone. I haven't even been reading blogs. So, so sorry!!

Thank you, thank you are all have a place in my heart. :) If you don't see a comment from me on your blog it's coming! I'm visiting each one of you in the next day or so. :)


Michelle, Mocha, Quincy and Emma

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tough, emotional weekend...

I cannot believe what has been going on around here. After bringing Emma to the vet for feeling sick, the next day Quincy and Mocha became ill (vomiting, diarrhea) and ended up bringing both to the vet on Saturday. They weren't really sure what caused the illness but their basic vitals were fine and they sent Quincy home with medication and decided to give Mocha a steroid shot since she had previous IBD issues. Well, Mocha has been a total zombie after yesterday. Very lethargic, almost depressed looking. She's been drinking and only will eat her fish flakes and nothing else. Quincy and Emma are doing fine now. I am beside myself about Mocha and am hoping it's something as simple as a reaction to the steroid shot. I was so hesitant on the doctor giving her the steroid shot but I agreed. *sigh* Mocha is 13 1/2, not a young one anymore, I realize that, but I am hoping she pulls through this.

I know I've been absent lately but I've had a lot going on and to add all three cats getting sick has pushed me over the edge. I'd love it if you all could send a little prayer for Mocha. She could really use it now.

I'll keep you all posted and we all thank you!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coming out of my blues...

I am so sorry for not posting much these days. I've had a lot going on and not all that great. Emma got sick from eating something so off we went to the doctors for fluids and anti-nausea medication. She is completely well now and eating and drinking fine but Mocha is ill again with her Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It's all my fault too...I tried changing their food. I have been down about being a bad mother and I think that coupled with the weather and time hit me like a meteor! But I will survive and so will my kids. :) Mocha will be going to the doctors on Saturday to get her on some medication that the doctor knows will stabilize her tummy.

In the meantime....I have been out and about riding with the horses. I was invited with my dearest blogging and horse riding friend Kacy over at All Horse Stuff to meet a new trainer for my very first dressage lesson! I also met her riding partner Jen who she rides with on Mondays. Man the new trainer was tough but I loved it! Kacy took all these wonderful pictures. She is such a great photographer...I promised next time I would remember my camera so I could, for once, take pictures of her! :)

Kacy riding Washashe...her beautiful spirited mare...

Jen taking her lesson on her wonderful Mustang, Simeon...

Meeting Harley, a gorgeous paint gelding...who graciously let me ride him for this lesson...



Listening to teacher...

Listening some more...

Finally getting it and with a smile!

Good job! Thank you Kacy, Cathi and Harley!

And Quincy wanted to remind me that the sun is not completely gone...

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. :) I am going to be doing a little crafting this weekend for winter....and will tell you about a few bigger changes that will be happening soon!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Feeling a bit blue today....

It was rainy and gloomy most of the day. Well, most of the weekend but today I felt extra blue. I felt like her. The weather is a challenge sometimes...and the darkness comes all too soon these evenings. I just wanted to stay in bed all day.....and dream of sunny California. :) Sometimes I do miss home. This too shall pass though...

Hope everyone had a lovely Monday. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Silly Movie Time!

So I bet you didn't know Saturday night is treat night around here....and apparently silly movie night! Lol! I thought I'd share a short video with you of Quincy and Mocha this evening. I'm not sure where Emma was. Rest assured if she were around Mocha there would be a lot of hissing. :) Okay, so, ignore any mess you see and don't laugh at my doting voice. :) I'm their mother, I'm entitled, right? I sound a little ridiculous though.

The lighting is terrible....I'll try and get a better video up so you can see them all! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Continues!

I have got to show you what I got in the mail yesterday from dear, sweet Patti over at Creative Cottage Dreamer. I didn't win a giveaway or did I do a swap but she just sent this to me out of the goodness of her giving heart. In fact all of you have a wonderful heart. ;) If you haven't visited Patti's blog, please swing by. You will find the most creative poet (at least that I know of). Her words and poetry truly come from her beautiful soul. Thank you so much, Patti! I hope we're friends for a very, very long time! :) xoxo

Aren't the details just adorable?

Even Quincy needed to get in on the action. Apparently his nose needs to approve everything that comes through the mail. LOL!

I'm using this bookmark for my current read (Julia's Chocolates). Don't ya love the nail polish. Michelle is going through a midlife crisis and the polish is bringing joy and diversity to her life. LOL! Okay, humor me, will ya?

And these were the beauties in the package. I wore them the very next day to work with my black turtleneck. :)

THANK YOU, Patti! Love ya!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An Award!

I am so, so honored to have received the Friendship Award from none other than the very lovely Sophie over at Sophie's Foodiefiles! Thank you so much, Sophie! Okay, so my cooking does not compare to her unique, genuine and incredible recipes but she does encourage me to cook more! Sophie has been such a loyal and wonderful friend to me! One day, I may just become like her if I can get myself to experiment more and become fearless in cooking. She reminds me so much of Julia child. Creative, inventive, fearless and always so happy! Thank you, Sophie from the bottom of my heart. :) Swing on over if you haven't had a chance to already. You're sure to get a foodie surprise!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week. I have another surprise to share and a recipe coming right up! You know it's simple too. Lol!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Beautiful Day Full Moon and All!

It was a gorgeous day for a ride! So, this will be a short post on my end but I'm sending you over to my fellow dear blogger, Kacy over at All Horse Stuff to checkout a few pictures from today!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!