Sunday, September 25, 2011

Goodbye My Sweet Mocha (1996-2011)

I am crying as I write this post. Mocha's beautiful soul went to kitty Heaven on Saturday morning. After a two year battle with IBD, she gave up her fight. She had such tenacity and stubbornness about life that she truly was my other half since I am the same. It's hard to put into words what she brought into my life. She saw so many transitions of my own life and followed me wherever my road went and stood by my side without a single word of judgment. She only gave me love and acceptance. She was a part of my soul.

I was so fortunate to have her come into my life at 7 weeks old and to think that I almost turned her away. God had a plan when he gave me that little push to take her in even after I had picked another kitten out to take home with me. When that young pet store attendant begged me to take the screaming ball of fur because no one else would, it broke my heart. The words "no one else will take her" was the deciding factor for me. So, fleas and all, I brought her home to my little studio apartment that I had after my divorce and we bonded from that moment on.

No words can explain what it feels like to lose one of our fur babies. They don't judge, they don't hurt purposefully and all they want from us is love and to be taken care of. I did the best I could as her mother and I only pray she is now in a field of all the food she wants and all the furry friends to play with.

I love you, Mocha. There will always be a hole in my heart that can never be filled with the love that you gave me. It will take me a very long time to get used to not doing the things I do when I see not hear that little meow saying hello to me and especially to no longer feel you kneading on my stomach for your own comfort. It will be hard but I hear time heals all wounds so until it does, I will hold your memories in my heart now and forever.

Rest in peace my sweet baby.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Despite the short summer we had....

The tomatoes turned out beautiful! I really was never a fan of fresh tomatoes but as I grew older my taste has somewhat changed. Isn't it funny how our tastes change throughout our lives? Why is that? I still am not crazy about the big beef steak tomatoes but these tiny little sweet tomatoes are so perfectly sweet and easy to just pop into my mouth. When I harvest, at least half of them end up in my mouth before I bring them in. :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Herb Window

Remember the "fern" window I painted similar to this several years ago? Well, I'm starting my herb window. :) I found some old windows in a sweet little antique shop near the tea house my girlfriends and I have tea at. I'm having tea on Saturday, so I may pick some more up.

P.S. Can you send prayers for my little Mocha. She's been doing so well, even through her ups and downs, but the last few days she has been a little down and has lost weight. She has rallied for the last two years and despite visits to the vets, no one has been able to pin point what her underlying problem has been with her IBD. I realize our little fur babies don't live forever but if it's not her time, she could use some prayers. Thank you, everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Romantic Earrings

My favorite statement piece. I always feel so beautiful and feminine when I wear my vintage, black chandelier earrings. I have several pair now but I'm always on the lookout for more to add to my collection!

Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Update in a Nutshell

Hey guys! Sorry I went on haitus for awhile but summer was so busy! In fact, I'm still in busy mode. Traveling, crafting, growing and tending to a garden, traveling some more but somehow the summer FLEW by and just now, JUST now we are getting some summer weather at 90+ degrees. I'm not complaining.'s a quick update!

Buying cats their own drinking fountain...

Amazing finds that I could possibly craft on my own?

A weekend in Seattle!

Great food at the coast!

Craft night with the girls!

Still going on therapeutic horse rides. :)

And this weekend another trip to California (home) to watch my niece in one of her biggest horse jumping competitions. The whole family will be there so I'm really excited we will all be together again!

Hope you all had a great summer! I'll promise to not stay away for so long. I was just having too much fun! :)