Tuesday, January 06, 2015
A couple sky pics I caught since I last posted.
It's zero degrees this morning.
Nope, sorry. Just double checked and it's -1 degree now.
We had a few moments of sunshine just a few minutes ago. You can see the proof across my table there...and one of my new red Thermos coffee cups (yes, it's T Stands For Tuesday day!). I am so loving these new red cups! That's my current daily journal (turquoise Quo Vadis) and a stack of letters I am working on next to the lamp.
Still barely a dusting of snow. As you can see the mottled lawn isn't even white with snow...still...yet.
We've had wind chill warnings from the National Weather Service for days. Miss Karma and I have been at home and haven't gone anywhere.
If she's not in my warm lap (where she is right now after we heard birds chittering away this morning and she was all excited to go out on the porch to investigate...for a little too long...being optimistic for spring and the return of her beloved swallows...I'm like her giant hot water bottle)...
...she's usually in one of her beds up off the floor.
But one of her new favorite places to sit or lounge upon...
...are the new little red rugs in the kitchen. She loves them!
I haven't seen McFamily for over two weeks. But I have a couple of pictures from Mama. OMG! Ian is getting so big! Getting so much better at sitting up by himself now at six months old.
On Mama and Daddy's bed with his jammies on...and his trusty pacifier.
Ian's been sick with the cold/cough/chest thing that's going around...and Leah's gotten it, too. They are both on the mend last I heard. I hope to see them again pretty soon.
I'll see Dagan (unless he catches this crud) because he's coming over after work on Friday (his half day) and we're going over to the Natural Pet Store. Time for Karma's late Christmas present...some healthier dry and canned foods. I haven't been getting her food from there for ages.
Karma had been eating the dry Felidae for a long time. I thought I had finally found a single dry healthier food she loved and then she suddenly decided she didn't like it anymore. So for some time she'd been loving the grocery store foods (like Meow Mix and such) but now has decided she doesn't care for them anymore, either. Sits and cries at her dish and just looks at the food like--you're giving me this...again?! Miss Karma can be
a pain in the butt discerning like that. So, I am going to buy a few brands (along with her former favorite Felidae) and hope they still have some small sample packages to buy, too. :) I love her, but I've never had a finicky cat before. Kind of annoying. My previous cats always ate whatever I gave them. Miss Karma gets away with murder, I tell you. ;) Not that I don't make her eat it. But I have to live with her whining and complaining until she gets something new--LOL!
Anyways, until Friday I am probably going to be nice and warm at home with a cat in my lap. Oh, and since I haven't been feeling the best for some time...I am absolutely thrilled that I can do my federal housing review by mail!! I had a review at 9am today and finally connected with my worker yesterday. Such a relief! I can't even tell you! (Without going into detail, it is getting to be harder and harder for me to physically make that trip every year.) I have been able to do the State review by mail for over a decade. So relieved. Whew! Happy me!
I was thinking about how my Secret Cashwise Santa has been a positive thing for my soul all year long. Since I don't know who it is...well, you know how they say to be kind and nice to everyone because you never know who could be an angel in disguise? Not that I am normally mean to anyone...but I think you know what I mean. That goodness just spreads. Keeps that "angel in disguise" thought in my mind all year. Like a reminder to be nice to every single person I meet. To remember to smile at every clerk or delivery person or person in the hallway and every email or blog comment I receive--even if you can't see me. ;) A reminder that even a person's thoughts have energy. So my very soul thanks my Secret Santa the whole year long. :):) I used to think I wanted to know who it was, but now I don't think I want to know. I want to remember those mystery angels all the time...every day. Bless you!!
I hope you are all having a good start to 2015. I know some of you are sick, some sad, some frustrated...some are freezing and some are roasting...some already know they have huge challenges ahead this year. But I hope that, no matter what the future holds, that you will gather pieces of happiness and joy along the way and that it will be a good year in the end. Love and hugs to you all!!
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."