Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The sky shots are a bit more limited in range here, but I love them just the same.
Hard to tell here, but in the afternoon on a sunny day the buildings light up for a while and I can get blinding afternoon sun bouncing off windows across the way...even hits the back kitchen wall--LOL!
One of Miss Karma's favorite new places to snooze is in the other room now that the table has been moved out.
It's quieter and a little more private in there.
I forgot to mention that, now that I am using Chromecast, all the tons of wires and cables are gone. And Dagan even took home his modem and the TV computer, keyboard, and mouse. So much emptier. I have been just fine so far with the new system, too. :)
You could have knocked me over with a feather! Totally shocked!! On Saturday FedEx came with a box of 28 roses from McFamily!!
Immediately thought of them as flaming roses with all the shades of yellow, orange and red.
One was broken off so I temporarily put it in a bowl.
When they came over later Leah cut all the ends for me (was too sore to stand and do that when they arrived) and put the broken one in a bud vase...here next to my red thermal mug for T Stands For Tuesday over at Elizabeth's. ;)
After all Dagan and Leah have done for me already...well, this brought tears to this old Swede's eyes, I can tell you.
They explained to me that they watch Shark Tank and saw this guy whose company Bouqs sold flowers supposed to shipped directly from the equator, grown on the side of a volcano, and the roses were $40 a dozen (they sent 14 each instead of 12)--and for $10 more you could get two dozen-no additional costs, if you order them six days ahead of time. (They do also have next day delivery starting at $50.) Supposedly they will last 2-3 weeks. (Oh, and he didn't win the Sharks over, BTW--but he won McFamily over enough to try them.) So, Dagan and Leah decided to send me Happy New Apartment roses. (I was so glad they hadn't spent a fortune on them!)
I have to say that they do not look, feel, or smell like the roses Dagan and Leah have sent me before from the local shop. These have thicker petals, firmer stems, brilliant color, and you can smell them! The roses I have gotten for years from Dagan and Leah barely even have a scent when you stick your nose right in them. I'll let you know how these last, but they are absolutely gorgeous in person!
I have felt so loved lately!
Just blows me away.
Dagan and Leah hung a couple of my door angels--over the den door...
...and the bathroom door.
I haven't found my bedroom door angel yet because I haven't unpacked in there at all yet.
My magnetic blackboard is up next to the pantry over the door buzzer.
The little whiteboard and my letter/keys/purse rack are up right next to the door. Little things like that make it feel more like my home.
They straightened out the rug by the desk, too.
Since Saturday Karma and I have been on total R&R.
Leah, Ian and I plan to go shopping this week to Bed, Bath & Beyond and to Target so I need to recover enough to do so--which means no unpacking for me until after we go shopping. ;)
Karma's getting more comfortable by the sliding glass door.
Loves to lie in the sun in the mornings.
I knew she'd like it once she got used to her new IMAX CatTV--LOL!
The roses are opening more.
Karma has even learned how to bravely get behind the blinds...until somebody comes down the pathway...then she darts away.
But...the bad news...
Last night I was up till 3am with Miss Karma. She had a terrible upset stomach and was crying and throwing up over and over for a couple hours. There had been no barfing since we moved. I wondered if it was recently finding the rest of her other dry foods and something had gone bad? One had a really strong smell--so I threw it out this morning. In fact, I plan to throw out everything I didn't have with her since we moved and just buy more of those. ?? I guess I need a trip to the Natural Pet Store, too.
Anyways, I stayed with her (and cleaned up behind her) until she was done throwing up and she finally came up in my chair and let me comb her for a very long time (one of her favorite things in the world). When she was relaxed and purring and hadn't thrown up for an hour we finally went to bed. I am keeping a close eye on her and praying it isn't anything besides old food that might have gotten too hot in the move. This wasn't just a tiny bit of barfing. Karma was feeling really miserable. But she's doing okay today and I checked all over and there wasn't any more surprises that I could find anywhere. I hope she's okay.
I plan on going shopping with Leah tomorrow if I feel up to all the walking. I've been slowly feeling better on R&R, thank goodness. I was kind of worried I had pushed it over the brink, but lucked out. It is hard to judge a lot of the time. Feeling better every day, though. Whew! And the roses are stunning...the sun is shining...Karma is apparently feeling better so far this morning...and the unpacking will patiently wait until after we go shopping.
Have a happy, happy Tuesday!! :) :)
"It is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all."
Laura Ingalls Wilder