Wednesday, March 31, 2021

a pre-Easter post...

Hurray! Easter is just around the corner... my favorite holiday!  And now that we've all been vaccinated (except of course 7 year old grand daughter) we will be getting together for the first time in ages... 

We will still wear masks (except when eating), but that's OK with me. They can come in and pick up their Easter goodies (maybe have an Easter Egg hunt for grand daughter) and have some coffee and Easter cake. We will have all the windows open so ventilation is good... and feel that this should be alright at this point. 

We also bought the outside feral cats a new U-shaped scratching post...  the old one was on it's last legs. They love that old thing! And we washed and changed out all the little blankets that they have to lie on outside. I'm going to try to get a picture of them hiding in the high green grass with only their ears showing... 


Here's one with one feral cat in tall grass... but not the one I'd like where there are 4 or more hiding in the grass. But this one will have to do for now.

This is a picture of our back yard at sunset. If you look closely, you can see a black cat in the grass over to the right side.


I came across this picture on Pinterest and thought it so peaceful...


I got my stitches out from my neck surgery yesterday. I think there were 9 stitches. Since they're on the back of my neck below the hairline, I can't see them, but DH says he counted 9. I had him take a picture, but won't show it as I find it pretty ugly... red and puffy looking. For the removal of one little mole, they sure take a lot of area out. But that's OK with me as long as they got everything they needed to get.

That's about the news here. Oh... our daughter in the hill country just got 6 new little baby chicks.  They are so cute!  I asked her to send some pics so I can post them.

Update on Gluten-Free week:  So far everything I've tried (Annie's rice mac and cheese, Canyon Bakehouse plain bagels, Good Thins rice crackers) have been good. I had ordered and just received some King Arthur measure for measure gluten-free flour and pancake mix. Haven't tried any of that yet. Will let you know.  

Loving this beautiful Spring weather!


Remember tomorrow is April 1st!

(April Fool and Rabbit Rabbit Day!)

Hugs (virtual ),




  1. Happy Easter! I'm happy to hear you'll be able to spend some time with family. That's wonderful.

    Take care, stay well.

  2. Thank you. Living with no one save a non English speaking cat, I forget things like April Fool.

    1. And what language does Toby speak, Joanne? I'll bet he speaks one that you understand.

  3. How wonderful that you will spend Easter with your family. Half my family is vaccinated but somehow, if Mother Nature cooperates, we will figure some way to get together, even if it is all not at the same time,

    You have such a lovely and peaceful yard and your ferals must enjoy a good life there.

    Have a wonderful Easter. Let the hugs begin!

    1. Our yard has gone over to the wild side... but the ferals do seem to like it.
      And yes, I have been missing those hugs!

  4. Happy Easter! It must be amazing to be able to safely spend time with your family; it's been a long wait. Take care and stay safe all the same.

    1. Yes, we will be careful, but it will be wonderful to see everyone again. We are meeting in 2 groups of 6... part Saturday and part Sunday. Thought it might be safer.

  5. Nine stitches is a lot but that means they were being thorough. Enjoyed the cat in the grass and hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.

    1. Thanks, Patti. Happy Easter to you also!

  6. I'm a day late, it's already April Fools Day! And I totally understand not posting pictures of your neck surgery. I love your pretty backyard and find it very peaceful! :-)


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