This blog is meant to be a documentation of our journey into the world of retirement. I know the title should be "Older, but wiser". However, I really didn't know if that would be accurate. The "Older, but better...?" title could also be misleading. The 5 cats in the above pics are: Molly, Rose, Tux, Julie, and Ghost. (I have tried to make this collage smaller, but with no luck...)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
a rainy Monday morning...
Back in 2002 when Rose was still and inside/outside cat, she enjoyed the heck out of teasing Molly (who we only allowed outside then when we were out with her). As you can see in the above picture, Rose is laying in the bird feeder taunting Molly. Molly was incensed, hissing and fussing and thoroughly put out. Not long after that, Rose broke her leg (either got it caught on a fence or by a dog - Vet wasn't sure) but from then on, she became an 'inside' only cat.
BTW, today is DH's birthday! Yes, our birthdays are just 9 days apart. I made him his 'birthday breakfast' which consisted of eggs over easy, grits, Canadian bacon, and whole wheat toast... not terribly exciting, but we went out to The Original Pancake House this weekend and he got Strawberry Crepes there. We don't have anything special planned. Kids may drop by this evening for Birthday Cake (DH wanted a Central Market Cheesecake, so we went and picked one up a little while ago).
The weather has been great yesterday and today... drizzling and cool... in the lower 70's. It won't last but we're enjoying it while we can.
I 'organized' all my knitting and crochet yesterday - putting various types of yarn together in boxes, tools and instructions together, and active and inactive projects. This is something I've been meaning to do. For a while it was scattered about several rooms and shelves. Now at least it's all together. I have only 2 projects active at this time - a baby blanket that is a little over half complete and a large 100 percent cotton dish towel that I had started a while back, left it, and have now resumed. It is also almost done. (I have this thing for dish towels. I like them made of a certain material and I like to have an abundance of clean ones about - ???)
Have been reading some of my old writings, but so far the muse is still 'on vacation' and no stories are spinning around in my head. This could be a good thing as sometimes my head is so full of 'stuff' that it gets a bit confusing in there. But the thing is... when I'm immersed in a project like writing a story, it's kind of like an adrenaline rush... and it's very addictive (but in a good way).
Speaking of addictive...
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Happy birthday to your husband! Breakfast sounds delicious, my favourite big, fatty kind. The only meal of the day I actually like to cook. :-)ReplyDelete
Congrats on getting your yarn and paraphernalia organized. I need to do some organizing in the house, and more decluttering, but it's too freaking hot right now. Send some cool weather! (We'll be hitting 106F with the humidity this afternoon....no ac in the house, fun fun fun!)
I can't imagine no AC... but I don't imagine it stays hot there too long, right?Delete
Glad you are having weather, you enjoy.ReplyDelete
Here, it's wayyyyyy toooooooo hot again.
Oh well.... Remember ice!!!
Oh, aren't kitties naughty, to each other? -giggggles-ReplyDelete
The 2 next door, bother each other.... Younger one picks on older, till older gets fed up. Then older one jumps on younger one. :-)
You know, Auntie, mine never fight... but oh, they do like to 'tease' one another. And on occasion, will raise a paw, but that's about as far as it ever goes.Delete
OH, you bad person! Now I WANT some of that chocolate with caramel. I haven't been knitting but have a drawer filled with half-based projects. Maybe I should do the same. Let me see.... nah, too much like work! :-)ReplyDelete
DJan, there's a new Lindt chocolate bar out... and I never would have tried it except that DH likes coconut (I can take it or leave it). This is a white chocolate coconut bar... and it's fabulous! I'm not a white chocolate or coconut fan - but this is GOOD!Delete
Happy Birthday to your dear husband....my husband would faint if i made him a birthday breakfast...:) Cats tickle me so....they are very unique . Sorry the one broke it's leg but it could have been worse....ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dee. And Rose, breaking her leg outside, got her into the house permanently - so in the long run, it was for the best.ReplyDelete