Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Cat’s Purr
I love to hear a cat purr.  I find it so relaxing and gentle.  Could almost put me to sleep. 

We have a number (I will not say-smile) of cats.  All different.  All wonderful.  All with their own personal purr and meow.  I feel blessed they are in my life.  They have helped me through many a dark day since John passed. 

Bailey is probably the most laid back of all of them.  I wish I could be that way if even for just a day.  He seems to take everything in stride.  Now mind you, he sleeps most of the day! I’ve never had a cat that sleeps so much. Not much seems to faze Bailey.  He reminds me of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.  Just goes about his merry way and sometimes looks up in surprise to find people living in the house with him!

This card I made yesterday.  I love the vintage image and the cat on it of course.  The cat reminds me slightly of Miss Dixie (another one of the kids here).

Recently I’ve started carrying my keys in my pocket.  I don’t want to lock myself out!  Without John here there is no one to let me in.  I suppose I need to give a spare to a neighbor.  With my luck they’d be gone the day I locked myself out.  I remember the day we lost John’s keys.  It was such a funny moment (previously posted on the blog). Since I’m outside a lot taking care of the flowers I planted I’ve started carrying the keys in my pocket….  but I lose them all the time.  Seriously.  I go to get them from the key rack... they aren’t there.  I check my purse….  nope not there either. I check the counter in the kitchen.  I check the floor by the key rack.  Someone has stolen the keys!!  I look everywhere but…  my hip pocket. Sigh.  New habits take a while to get used to. 

Until next time,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome Friends

Friends have been a big help in my healing process.  I don’t know what I would have done without them.  I think girlfriends are so special.  Blessings each day.  You can call a girlfriend at 2am and she will say… “what’s wrong…  how can I help you”.  Makes such a difference in life. 

Girlfriends listen, hug, talk to you when you need the talk and are always there to lend a hand.  They are lifelines in life.

I painted recently.  Have had a couple of projects going but only finished varnishing one so far.  The other one is very detailed and I haven’t brought myself to tackle it yet.  The one I have finished is this one.

I’ve been tending to my flower garden.  The flowers are doing so nice and look so pretty.  Our temps are getting hotter and hotter and it feels like summer is already here.  I dread it when I’ll have to go out.  Sigh.

I miss the joking around John and I used to do.  He made me laugh each day.  No matter how I felt he would have me laughing and feeling better!  He was such a blessing in my life.  The absolute best thing that ever happened to me. 

One of my friends came over on Saturday.  We planned to be in the studio working on a project.  When she got here everything changed.  She asked what we were going to do and I said it was up to her and she said she didn’t care.  It went back and forth like that a couple of times.  We finally decided to go to a scrapbook store in a nearby town and get stuff we didn’t need.  We spent more than 2 hours there looking at all the new things they had.  We had both decided we were just going to look and not buy anything since we have a ton of stuff already!  We were so happy as we traveled back to the house with our treasures that we have no room for.  Guess it’s time for organizing yet again.

Until next time,