This Week In Review…

Do the weeks pass by as quickly for you as they do for me?  I find myself barely getting into a Monday routine, then I blink and it’s Friday!  One thing I do know, time did not pass this quickly when Ed was overseas for nearly two years!  Back then, time seemed to d-r-a-g…

It’s been a rainy week here!  I think we’ve received  over 3 inches of rain this week.  We’ve had rain every day except Monday and today!  The ground is 100% saturated–and that includes the garden, the chicken pen, and everything in between!  On Tuesday, Ed was forced to wear his rain boots and rain coat when he went outside to feed the animals.

Tuesday was also the day that we had a huge storm down the road from us, which caused us to lose power for six hours!  Fortunately, the hail cooled the temperatures off considerably, so at least we weren’t hot.  However, we were forced to sit around straining our eyes in our dimly lit living room.  I resorted to reading a book with a book light!

Speaking of the storm, and the hail–our daughter, and daughter-in-law were on their way to the library with their kids when the storm hit just ahead of them.  Christina, our daughter-in-law ran through some of the hail.  All ended up turning around and coming back home!  They said no magic show at the library was worth enduring that storm!

I’ve been enjoying my brief rest from working in the garden this week–partially due to the rain, and also the fact that nothing is ready to be harvested.  Our corn is almost ready though.  We’ve had fresh corn on the cob twice, thanks to our son-in-law who planted his corn a bit ahead of us!  I picked a few peas late yesterday afternoon, but there weren’t enough of them to do anything with, so I’ll save them for making soup.  I have a few tomatoes ripening on the kitchen table.  Soon they will be ready for canning.

Brandy didn’t have to keep Alex yesterday, and her mother-in-law wanted to keep Madison, so she and I went on a “girls day out”.  We hadn’t done that in ages. It was good to get away and have some uninterrupted conversation together.  We went out for lunch, and did a bit of shopping.  Brandy and I see each other every day, but it’s usually in the company of two kids–which makes a real conversation very hard!

Believe it or not, I finally decided to get my first MP3 player.  I know, I know, now everyone has an iPod or some kind of fancy phone loaded with music now, but I don’t really care about all of those bells and whistles.  I just want a portable way to listen to music in private.  My player arrived on Monday–and I still haven’t loaded any music on it!  I’m a little intimidated, but  I think I’ll give it a try this afternoon.  I’m not particularly “tech savvy” so wish me luck!

The house needs cleaning, clothes need washing, and the clock keeps on ticking!  I guess that’s my cue to get off this computer and get busy!  Have a great weekend everyone–I’ll see you all on Monday!

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Published in: on June 8, 2012 at 11:12 am  Comments (6)  
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Gardening Tales…

If there’s one thing Ed and I have learned this spring, it’s this–gardening/farming is HARD WORK!  It’s also NEVER ENDING WORK!  It’s no wonder that the current age of the average American farmer is sixty-two!  A person would have to be crazy to want to farm for a living!  Why would anyone want to toil in the sun and gnats from sun up till sun down, when they could be inside the bug-free environment of a building, only working from 9 to 5?!  My hat is off to the American farmer!  I will never take food for granted again.

Here are just a few of the latest “gardening tales” from our neck of the woods…

a bright spot in our “weedy” garden

While we’ve been blessed with regular showers of rain over the past couple of weeks, the extra moisture in the ground has made the weeds go CRAZY!  Over the past few years, while our farm land was being leased, the farmer who leased it began spreading chicken house manure over the field, as a form of fertilizer.   In addition to the horrid smell, the chicken house manure contained something (from the chicken’s feed) which caused  huge, indestructible weeds to spring up all over the field!  These aren’t just any old weed–they grow the size of a large bush very quickly–and no amount of weed killer phases these weeds–nothing!  The only cure for these weeds is to pull them up by hand–and even that doesn’t always work!  Instead of just drying up and dying, sometimes the weeds take on a “second life” and continue to grow on top of the dirt!  Thanks, Farmer Danny, for infecting our land with indestructible weeds.  

Next we have the problem of insects!  Boy do we have a problem with insects!!!  First came the thrips, who carried the virus which wiped out one-half of our tomato plants.  Then came these little nameless bugs that killed all of my squash bushes, and one half of the cucumbers within two days!  I didn’t think any type of insect even liked squash bushes…WRONG!  Last but not least came the grasshoppers–and boy did they come!  They came in swarms…like a plague!  We sprayed, we dusted, and Ed and I even resorted to trying to catch them with my new hot pink bug net (for the chickens)…but we continue to have grasshoppers!!

Got deer?  Yes, we have deer, too!  So far, my scary doll and “Spooky Dude” have been holding the deer at bay–along with the dog hair, dog poop, and other equally disgusting things I’ve been dumping in the garden…but I have a feeling that it’s only a matter of time…Those pea vines are looking very appetizing now that they are getting peas on top of them!

On Wednesday I strolled through the garden admiring our lovely watermelons, thinking these will be ready for July 4th.  By Wednesday afternoon , some of those same healthy watermelon vines were shriveled up and dead as a hammer!  Now what is up with that?!  That’s just what happened when the bugs attacked the squash bushes!  Could those pesky bugs have moved over and attacked the watermelons, too???

Then on Thursday morning, I ambled out to the garden, and waded through those disgusting chicken house weeds to find a cabbage for the chickens.  I picked out one  riddled with holes from the grasshoppers.  Just as I bent down to pull the head of cabbage out of the ground…I saw a head sticking out from among the cabbage’s leaves–and that head had two beady eyes…

At first I thought “Frog”, but then my mind said “Snake“, so I made a hasty retreat!  However, I did go back and take a photograph using a telephoto lens!  I don’t know what that thing was, but I didn’t want to get close enough to find out!

As the day wore on, I began thinking that maybe gardening just isn’t for us.  It’s a lot easier–not to mention cheaper–to just go to the store and buy whatever we need.  Within a week we’ve spent well over twenty dollars for “cures” for our ailing tomato plants!  That’s not counting fifty dollars worth of insecticide–or forty dollars worth of fertilizer, or seventy dollars worth of seed…or…well, you get the idea!

Yesterday afternoon, after pulling weeds for an hour, spreading land plaster(a powdery substance to help the beans fill  out) for half an hour, and dusting for insects for another half an hour, Ed said to me, “I’m not sure about this gardening thing anymore…”  I guess great minds think alike–or perhaps tired bodies do, too!  Thank goodness, tomorrow is a new day!

Published in: on June 1, 2012 at 8:25 am  Comments (8)  
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Our Challenging World…

I’m joining Java today for “Follow Friday”–for bloggers over 40.  I have something I’d like to share with the “over 40 crowd”–especially the “way over 40 crowd“– out there in blog land.

My husband, Ed, sent this email to me the other day.  It made us laugh.  Perhaps it will at least make you smile…

It was written by a person known as “George”:

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it’s red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, “Re-calc-u-lating.” You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead… Well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven’t figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden “Paper or Plastic?” every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them in with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, “Paper or Plastic?” I just say, “Doesn’t matter to me. I am bi-sacksual.” Then it’s their turn to stare at me with a blank look. I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do toot a lot.”

We senior citizens don’t need any more gadgets!  The TV remote and the garage door remote are about all we can handle.

Ed and I tend to agree with George, how about you?  Have a great weekend!

Published in: on May 25, 2012 at 11:15 am  Comments (7)  
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Some Of My Rainy Day Thoughts…

For the second day in a row, today I woke up to a dark, cloudy sky.  I am thankful for the clouds, and hopeful for more rain.  So far we’ve received a little over an inch.  That one inch of rain will do more for our lawn and garden than an entire month of watering would ever do, but it’s dry and we can always use more rain.

Some of our children and their families have embarked on a journey to the Jacksonville Zoo today.  It will be the first trip for grandson, Caden, and the second for granddaughter, Madison.  I hope the rain holds off, in Jacksonville, long enough for the little ones to enjoy their zoo trip.  Ed and I were invited along on this trip, but we’re slowing down just a bit these days, and didn’t feel up to a weekend at the zoo! (besides, now I have these chickens to see about, too!)

Speaking of chickens, my sister-in-law called this week.  She told me after she finished reading my blog adventures concerning the chickens, she said a prayer of thanks that they didn’t get chickens, too!  LOL  She was referring to those early days when I was getting up at all hours of the night to check the temperature in the baby chicks’ box–while keeping them in Ed’s pool room!  I simply told her, “Everybody doesn’t do things the hard way like I do!”

A clever person would have waited until late spring, bought older chicks, then put them outside–no light or special care necessary!  In fact, I saw a lady doing that just last week.  Of course, I’ll be eating fresh eggs at least a month before she will–and of course, my chickens now think I’m their mother, and will willingly fly up and sit on my lap!  I’ll bet the clever lady can’t say that!

Before I leave the subject of the chickens, I just have to share about my parakeet!  I’ve had “Tweety” for about seven years, and he sits high up in a corner of the living room.  While I was keeping the baby chicks inside (in Ed’s pool room, adjacent to the living room), “Tweety” became quite fond of listening to their lively chirping, and he would chatter along, too.  With the chicks no longer in the house, I’ve noticed “Tweety” has begun to imitate the sounds of the chirping chicks!  Isn’t he something?

I haven’t spent much time in the garden this week, due to being sick with a cold.  It’s been windy each day, and the wind just made my sore throat hurt worse.  I’m much better today, and it’s a good thing!  After this rain, the weeds will be coming out in full force!  We have lots of tiny squash on our plants, and should have some large enough to pick this weekend!  Yay!

I’ve been enjoying my new vacuum cleaner.  There’s just something about a new vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning more fun–sort of!  Unfortunately, the “new” will wear off, and the chore will become mundane once again…The bad part about getting a new vacuum is– trying to get Ed to get rid of the old one–he has two of my old vacuum cleaners in his storage house–and now he’ll add a third!

Brad and Jennifer will be involved in wedding activities all weekend.   Thank goodness it’s not their wedding, this time!   Jennifer’s oldest brother is getting married tomorrow, and both Brad and Jennifer are in the wedding.    Only two more months and Brad and Jennifer will be celebrating their one year anniversary!  I wonder if time has passed a fast for them as it has for me…

Speaking of time passing, it’s getting late, so I’m going to stop rambling now and get up and do a few chores.  I hope everyone has a long and enjoyable weekend!  See ya’ on Monday!

Published in: on April 20, 2012 at 10:57 am  Comments (7)  
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Enjoying The Great Outdoors…

Yesterday was one of those days when it was just too beautiful to be spent doing anything other than being outside in the fresh air and sunshine!  By ten thirty yesterday morning, I was outside raking and burning pine limbs, cones, and straw–and I was lovin’ it!  (and it was better than McDonald’s, too!)  I don’t usually “burn” when Ed isn’t home, but I couldn’t wait a moment longer!  By the time he got home from work, I’d spent a total of four hours raking and burning, and had hardly made a dent in our mess!  Have I mentioned lately that our home is nestled among many pine trees?

When Ed came home from work and found me burning, one of the first questions he asked was, “Did you get a burn permit?”  I answered, “No, I didn’t!  They can just come and haul me off to jail!”  I’m funny like that, sometimes my rebellious side shows itself…(smile)

By nine thirty last night, I was exhausted and ready for bed, so off to bed I went–and I slept like a log!  I usually toss and turn all night, but if I did that last night, I don’t remember it.  I finally got one of those rare nights of hard, restful sleep.

It’s supposed to rain this afternoon, so I’m heading back outside this morning to enjoy the outdoors for as long as I can.  So much to do, so little time…

Oh, and by the way, I’ll have company joining me in the great outdoors today!  Ed has taken the day off from work!  (Someone else felt like enjoying the weather)  Actually, Ed’s already at work in the garden, while I’m writing this.  We need to try to get our garden peas, carrots, and radishes planted!  I can hear the steady hum of his tractor as he works the soil…and I’ll bet he’s smiling!

Have a Happy Friday, everyone!

Published in: on March 9, 2012 at 9:00 am  Comments (4)  
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Feeling Loved…

I wrote yesterday’s post, then jumped into my car and drove an hour to spend the day with a dear friend.  My friend, Diane, and I,  had been trying to spend a day together for several weeks now, but “things” kept getting in our way.

Diane is a friend from back in high school–a long, long time ago!.  Even though we live in different towns, and may not talk with each other for weeks at a time, we are always able to pick up where we left off–and we can talk to each other about anything.  Diane and I had a nice visit, went out to lunch, and, as always, our day together went by way too fast!

It was late afternoon when I arrived home, and Ethan, our old hound dog, met me down the road from our house!  He was barking, and “smiling”, and very glad to see me!  I parked my car under the shelter, and was met by my husband, Ed, with a kiss.  I proceeded to walk around to the front of the house, followed by a parade of cats following me through the yard.  “Bobs”, the former house cat, greeted me eagerly on the front porch.  Within a few minutes, my daughter, Brandy, and her family walked over for a visit.    I began to get the idea that everybody was happy to see me come home!  I felt loved.

When I finally turned my computer on, I found several nice comments on yesterday’s post about Brandy and baby Alex.  Those comments were like the “whipped topping” on my “ice cream sundae” kind of day–or maybe they are the cherry on top!  Thanks, guys, you made me feel loved, too!

In talking with my husband, later in the evening,  I discovered that while I was out of town,  he’d spent his afternoon making several other  ladies feel “loved” !  Now before you go and get all excited, let me explain!

Ed visits his mother three times a week at the personal care home, where she currently resides.  He’s become well-acquainted with most of the other ladies who live there.  The other day, the subject of “fruitcake” came up, and some of the ladies mentioned they were craving some fruitcake!  After work on Thursday, Ed went by the Claxton Fruitcake Company and bought a fruitcake.  He took his fruitcake to the home, and shared it with all of the ladies there!  He said every one of the ladies ate some, and told him over and over how much they enjoyed it.  Isn’t he something?  Sharing the love–with a fruitcake, of all things!

Why not go out and make it a good day…and if you can, make somebody feel loved.  It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?

Published in: on February 24, 2012 at 10:38 am  Comments (6)  
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The Money Class…

I wonder if there is anybody else who grew up as ignorant about money as I did!  I knew three things about money when Ed and I got married.  #1-you have to earn it,  #2-you need to always pay your bills on time, and #3-spend whatever is left over after paying the bills.

Ed learned three things while he was in the army.  #1 do whatever Uncle Sam tells you– for meager pay, #2 to live frugally,  and #3- save some money for “a rainy day”.   In case you haven’t caught on by now, Ed is the saver in our family, while I’m the spender.

Neither of us ever received any financial advice from our parents.  We learned the hard way–by trial and error.  Some things we did right, some things we didn’t.  If I could go back and have a re-do, I’d definitely change a few things, especially on my part.

With Ed  rapidly reaching retirement age, we’ve been busy as bees, trying to get our monetary affairs in order.  In other words, we’ve been trying to save money, and also get out of debt!  Of course, Ed’s been saving over the years,  but thanks to the ridiculous low interest rates being paid these days, that’s slowed considerably!  I’m happy to say, however, we are finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel of debt, and it’s a welcome sight!

A few weeks ago I began watching “The Money Class”, Suze Orman’s new mini series on OWN.  It was a six-week series, which taught different lessons about money each week.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching all six of the shows–and I learned about everything from emergency funds to bankruptcy!

At the end of the six-week series (which fell on Valentine’s Day),  Suze  put a quiz on Oprah.com.  For a period of twenty-four hours, you could go on-line and take the quiz.  If you made 80% or above, you then qualified to be entered in a drawing to win the grand prize of $50,000 .  Suze said the test would be multiple choice.   Suze even gave away an answer to one of the questions, when she said to “remember 300”, in the video clip  prior to the quiz.  I decided to go on-line and take the quiz!  Great way to spend Valentine’s Day, huh?

Let me begin by saying, I don’t work well under pressure, and it was a timed quiz, which freaked me out!  There were twelve multiple choice questions, followed by an essay question, which also freaked me out.  I had 15 minutes to finish the entire quiz–and the essay question had to be answered in order to qualify!  Oh my word!  I could hardly keep my eyes off that ticking timer in the corner as I read through each one those questions.

Most of the questions were pretty easy, but there were two questions I wasn’t sure of.  One of them was “what is the lowest possible FICO score”?  The choices were 300, 500, 800.  I knew 800 was good because it’s the score I strive to achieve.  I told myself the answer must be 500, because surely nobody could have a FICO of 300!  Wrong!!!  After I’d finished taking the test,  it then dawned on me that Suzie had given me the answer to this question–and I missed it!  To make matters worse, it was the only question that I missed on the exam!  Does it get any worse than missing the question that you’ve been given the answer to???  Let’s just blame my stupidity on that ticking timer!

I qualified to enter the sweepstakes, and I was thrilled!  Not because I qualified for a chance to win $50,000 (although that would be great), but because it showed that I’d learned some valuable information over the past six weeks.  If only I’d known all of these things forty years ago!

I highly recommend watching these shows on OWN.  They are currently showing reruns.  If you don’ t get the channel, you can also go to Oprah.com/money class and find most of the information there.   There’s a wealth of information to be learned, especially for young couples just starting out.  The Lord knows, they need all the help they can get these days!  Come to think of it–we all need all the help we can get with our money these days!

Published in: on February 17, 2012 at 9:41 am  Comments (7)  
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The Week That Was…

I woke up thinking about a line from an old television show that went like this “and that was the week that was.”  I think it may have come from Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh In”, but I’m not sure.  Does anybody else remember that line?  Anyway, here’s a recap of “the week that was” in my neck of the woods…

My week started off crazy, and I knew I was in for a bit of a rough ride, when I received a call from my doctor’s office.  You know, they never call with “good news”, do they?  It seems my Thyroid has been on the blink again, so I got a call telling me to increase my dosage of Synthroid.  I wasn’t surprised, because I’d felt like crap during the months of November and December.    The bad part about increasing Synthroid, for me anyway, is the hormonal imbalance that it creates in my body!

My week didn’t get any better when I got a second call from the compounding pharmacy, on Monday afternoon, explaining that my gynecologist had changed my HRT prescription, too!   Heaven help me!  (Neither doctor knew the other was changing the other’s medications.)  Anyway, I’ve decided to tackle increasing one medication at the time, so I’m not touching the new HRT prescription until next month!

Poor Ed, say a prayer for him as I struggle to get adjusted to all of these new hormones during the next few weeks…  Oh!  There is one more thing, the new HRT prescription cost will now be $211.00 for a three-month supply–and our insurance doesn’t cover the cost because it’s from a compounding pharmacy!  This cost, added to the $66.00  a month co-pay for my Prevacid, makes me an expensive woman to keep around!

I spent most of the rest of the week  getting decorated for Valentine’s Day.  Holidays are always a big deal at my house–almost like a miniature version of Christmas.  I packed away the snowman decorations, and got out the heart decorations!   It looks like a Hallmark Store around here!  I added several new decorations to the “year round” tree this year.  I made many of them myself, and I purchased some from Hobby Lobby.  Have  I mentioned how much I love Hobby Lobby?

Yesterday I spent most of the day keeping our oldest grandson, Cade.  He’s such fun to have around these days!  He says the cutest things (he’s 3), and he always makes me laugh.  We spent a large part of the afternoon outside, with granddaughter, Madison,  her mom, and baby Alex.  The weather was beautiful, and we soaked up the sunshine.  It was in the 70’s here!

Speaking of baby Alex, he will turn one next week!  He’s having a birthday party on Saturday.  Alex has settled in nicely at our daughter’s house, and seems to be doing great.  Sometimes eating is still a problem, but he’s crawling everywhere!  He’s also learned to sit down from a standing position.  Brandy’s got him sitting in a high chair for his meals, even though you can hardly see him from behind the tray!  He’s such a little fellow–about the size of a 2-3 month old.

Well, that pretty much sums up “the week that was” for me.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 10:57 am  Comments (9)  

Special Person, Special Day…

I’ve known this special person since I was just a child–probably five or six years old.

She came into my life as “the babysitter”.

I loved her because she showered me with attention.  She colored,  and played games with me.

It turns out I wasn’t the only one who loved her.

My older brother fell for her, as well.

They did make a lovely couple together back then, didn’t they?

They still make a  lovely couple today!

The two of them married when I was just nine years old–and that was a long, long time ago.

My former babysitter became my sister-in-law, and  my friend during the years that followed.

We raised our daughters at the same time, they’re less than two years apart in age.

Now we’re both grandmothers of three–two boys and a girl.

We share so many happy  memories between us from over the years. (including her husband’s/my brother’s ordination to become a pastor.)

Today is her birthday.

And though we are miles apart today, I’m thinking about her and wishing her a very happy birthday that’s filled with many (more) happy memories.

Happy birthday to the best babysitter/sister-in-law/ girlfriend a person could ever have!

Published in: on January 27, 2012 at 11:18 am  Comments (6)  
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So, What Was Happening This Time Last Year?…

I’m struggling for blogging material this morning,  so I came up with the idea to share a few photos from last January–you know,  just to see what was going on in our household back then.  Here goes…

Remember when I caught the flu just before Christmas, and our new television/fireplace arrived?  Remember how Brad and Ed were going to put the stand together and make me feel better?  Remember how they got the screws mixed up and messed up the top of it when the screws punched through?  Yeah, some things are better forgotten…but here’s Ed replacing the damaged top in January.

It was January, it was cold, and our outdoor cats were looking for a warm place to spend their time. I bought these little plastic baskets and put fleece throws in them. From the looks of the picture below, the baskets were a big hit with the cats! How many cats can fit into one of those baskets anyway???  I’d say three is the maximum!

We got this funny little pillow for Christmas. You know, one of those things that looks so great on t.v., but when you get home with it, it never works quite as well? We never did find much of a use for it, but some of us tried. See what I mean?

January was also the month that our granddaughter and my husband spent playing “Little Red Riding Hood”. She was “Little Red”, and Ed was the big bad wolf…Notice how she uses her coat for her cloak…and how Ed has that evil grin on his face?

Last January, grandson, Caden, discovered his grandpa’s pool table–even though he had to use a step stool to reach it! Caden’s discovery quickly prompted us to unpack and set up our child-sized pool table for the grandchildren. (So glad we saved it after our own children out-grew it.)  Caden enjoys rolling the balls against each other, among other things…

Last January, Bobs, the cat,  was still enjoying the “good life” of being a house cat.  This privilege came to an end, shortly after–for several reasons.

The main reason was her bad habit of “spraying” in the house.  For some unknown reason, Bobs stopped using her litter box, and began spraying everything!  I never knew that female cats did this!

I can’t tell you how many places I discovered that Bobs had secretly “sprayed”–the back of my chair, my treadmill, the front of my clothes dryer, and yes, even the front of my computer…so Bobs had to become a “yard cat”.  It was quite an ordeal, making Bobs realize that she could no longer be a “house cat”, but we both survived the transition.

Bobs now spends her time  happily rolling in the dirt, climbing trees,  and sleeping in a really plush cat bed–outside!  I still make sure she’s tucked in each night though.  I miss her company, especially in the evenings.  Of course, Bobs isn’t above shooting in through an opened door, but she quickly goes back out these days.

So! Now you know what was happening in our household last January!  Do you remember what was happening in your own?

Published in: on January 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm  Comments (7)  
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