Saturday, January 18, 2014

Waiting for you Spring...

I think I'm done with winter.   It wasn't a bad one but it was still cold and dreary.    I love the coziness of it all but around January or February, I'm ready for Spring.

I did manage to grow a random sprig of leaf off of my sweet potato that I had forgotten about in the corner of the kitchen.   Don't ask me what I'm going to do with it.    I just love that SOMETHING is growing.

I wrote a little message for Spring.  I hope it gets the message.

Time to let this bird out of the cage.   I'm so ready for Spring!

Habib is even gazing out the window wondering what it would be like on the deck.  He's gone on the deck a few times since I adopted him.   Still don't trust him completely...but when he does get out there, I watch him like a hawk.

Perseus had a dose of sun today.   Nearly killed him.  He'll get used to it, I'm sure.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Monday, January 13, 2014

And life goes on....

So hi.  How's life been the last 12 months?  I feel so bad that I dropped off the face of the earth back then.  It's strange, though, coming back and typing a post and updating my blog seems like it was only yesterday.   That's good, right?   My old bones don't feel the same way.  Ha.   Well, I'm going to do a quick update in pictures.   I'm sure you'll get it.  Easier than writing a thousand words and boring you.

Unfortunately, Sergio and I didn't work out.   Wonderful person, wonderful man but there were a few non-negotiables that I couldn't overlook.   It's not that he didn't do anything horrible or terrible, just that THAT non-negotiable wasn't there for me.   I'm allowed to be picky at my age, right?   But you know what? I'm OKAY.   I've been on my own for awhile before and after and I am comfortable enough to be alone (with my cats).  :)   I don't mind the crazy cat lady bit either.  I proudly wear that hat!    To be honest, if I had my time in relationships or being married, like I once was, and this is my time to be alone, I'm totally fine with that.  I am enjoying life to the fullest with all my wonderful friends and family and really count my blessings!   So, for now, it's just me and the cats and we are all happy campers.  :)

Still cooking and enjoying my wine!  This was at mom's house over the holidays.

Always enjoy family time.   Me and mom here over the holidays.  Isn't my mom beautiful?   :)

Still crafting fun projects!

Still baking.

Still loving animals.

Added one more boy to my group.   This is Habib (means beloved one in Arabic).    If you followed my blog for several years, you'll remember Sachi, my girlfriend who passed away from cancer.   I had to place all her cats into the shelter where I volunteer.  Broke my heart but at least they had a place to go that was warm.  One has not yet found a home.  :(    Habib here was the most feral out of them all and I worked with him for two years before caving...and bringing him home to love.  Yea, that whole working with the feral ones then falling in love with them thing isn't working well for me.  BUT...I'm sure Sachi is thanking me from above.   Still working on finding Gabby a home though.   By the way, that is IT for bringing anymore home. ;)

And this year, I have hosted some fun girly get togethers and craft parties.  I plan on having more this year!

I still have all my other activities going strong like my paranormal research group, have added some tarot card readings to my resume (I've somehow opened up girlfriend says it's because I don't have a man in my life as a distraction, lol).   I still faithfully volunteer every other weekend at the shelter and two of my girlfriends come with me now!   We make it our Sunday girl time and we stop off at our favorite Scottish pub afterwards.   I love having a "regular" thing.  Do you have any?

Quincy has his own Facebook page now.   Well, Quincy and the gang.  ;)   Feel free to stop by and say hi.  I've met so many other fellow animal lovers, it's been wonderful!   I've forced him to do some dress-up to celebrate the seasons.    I think he still loves me.  ;)   Click on his picture and it will take you to his Facebook page.

Oh!  Oh!  I cannot forget this last detail.    A fellow blogger, Lindsey (and her hubby and fur kids), who is the owner of Wicket's Mom's blog moved to town and we hit it OFF!   She has been one of the girlfriends who has started helping me at the shelter every other weekend.   It's kinda like meeting a star, ya know?     You follow someones blog for so many years and finally meeting almost want to ask for an autograph.   We opted for the Cheesecake Factory over a nice dinner and drinks (girl date).   We share so many things in common like animals, shopping, food, shopping, the paranormal, and shopping.  Did I mention shopping?  I feel like I've known her all my life.  So thankful for our new found friendship!   

Miss you all and I am slowly making my rounds!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Excuse me for awhile while I redesign my blog...

So if you see crazy templates or things that make you dizzy, forgive me...I promise I will make it quick.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Need to Revamp This Blog Design Badly!

So I want to revamp this blog completely but I have no clue where to start.  I've been away for so long, I'm sure all of you are experts at creating blog headers, designing your blogs, making your own badges, etc.   I've been stuck in never, never land with two jobs (no longer two, now just one) that have nothing to do with creativity.  I feel so out of the loop!

I promised an update but before I do that, I need a facelift!   Any suggestions on where to start?

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

One quick update!  Quincy now has his own Facebook page and he's goin' strong with his four siblings.  Yes, you heard me right, four.  *sigh*   I'm stopping there!   I've met so many wonderful people from his page.  Fellow animal lovers, cat collectors like me and I don't feel as crazy as I thought I was doting on my cats obsessively.   I am in good company.  :)   Swing by if you get a chance.  Updates are daily on his page!  He's still the king of the household.  Click on his picture above to follow the link to his page!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Is Anyone Still Around?

Testing, testing....anyone out there?  It's me.  Remember me?   Yea, the one that dropped off the face of the earth back in February of 2013?   Well, I'm back.  Give me a few days and let me surprise you.  :)   Oh yes...Quincy is still around.   He says hello.  He's still grumpy.   xo