Blooms And The Cat Saga

Flowers are doing well

Amazing what watering will do when it is done everyday

Amazing what watering will do when it is done everyday

I found more flowers out on the other side  of  the driveway.

These are as you can see by the fence like a large bush.

These are as you can see by the fence like a large bush.

Well I went out early this morning and picked a newspaper.

I been here a little over a month and finally got a Sunday paper

I been here a little over a month and finally got a Sunday paper

I had two reasons to buy it.  One was to see how the paper was doing (I used to deliver it ) and two because I will use it in Spirit’s cage.  Next Sunday i go out for a Free Press.

The progress in the let’s be friends saga between Cally and Molly is slowly improving.

This is near the front of the living room

This is near the front of the living room

Cally is on a box, Lilly is on the floor in  front of her, and Molly is by the computer desk.  Molly is spending more time out here now every day.  Hopefully the trend will continue.

Well I’m almost done with my Reader’s Digest magazine and I can get back to my novel.  I will be helping shred papers for Cindy as she sorts them.  We will have a bunch of boxes to clear away as we proceed.

Well I hope your weekend went well and the week before you will be nothing but good.

 

 

Outside This Morning

Good morning on this some what chilly morning.  Cindy said when she came in from work this morning there were three squirrels in the yard and a lot of pissed off birds on the fence because the feeder was empty.

Well I went out to fill the feeder I got one of those little fellows hunting.

Well one out of three ain't bad.

Well one out of three ain’t bad.

Finding food on the ground

Finding food on the ground

This is the simple feeding station but it does the trick

This is the simple feeding station but it does the trick

As I wandered around the yard picking up papers from the Fourth debris I discovered the bush in front of the bay window.

More flowers to enjoy'  I love it.

More flowers to enjoy’ I love it.

Well on Monday Brandy will meet her new Vet.  Cindy says he is nice and easy on the eyes.  I need him to check her left eye and ear. ( Brandy’s not Cindy’s),

On Wednesday Molly goes to Dirty Paws in Davison to be groomed (it is long over do).  The last time she went she came out lookin like a black lion.

Speaking of Molly she is now coming out to lay on the quilt on the sofa.  So little by little she is joining the rest of the furries.

My large print Reader’s Digest magazine arrived yesterday along with my monthly credit union  report so I figured my checkbook and wrote a note to RD about the address change.

Well it is time for a bowl of Special K for me and breakfast for Brandy so I’m out of here for now.  Take care and smile at every one you see.  You don’t know they may need the kindness.

 

 

Cindy’s Day!

Forty four years ago today someone entered my life changing it forever. I awoke this morning just after that moment this many years later to relish the times spent during these years.

Somewhere in the many boxes packed away is a book with baby pictures but the best I can do is this today.

This is Cindy (officially Cynthia) with her great grandmother Mabel

This is Cindy (officially Cynthia) with her great grandmother Mabel

The bows are from wedding gifts received on my wedding day to Albert J. Axsom ( Jay).

That little girl has turned into my best girl friend over the years and now more or less keeps an eye on me as I wander through my early 80s. I had never wanted a girl in my younger days but I wouldn’t trade her for the world now.

This is how over 40 years can treat you.  Not bad I say.

This is how over 40 years can treat you. Not bad I say.

So all that is left to say is Happy ( brithday how I spelled on many a cake) Birthday my baby girl and I which you many, many more.

Being Productive!

In my daughter’s house is a sign that reads I only have a kitchen cause it came with the house.  Truer words were never spoken.  Because of her job she cooks when she has to  but cooking at home is almost a no no. Consequently  I found the need to visit Bed, Bath . and Beyond to get a few things to make my job of cooking the very few meals I need to cook a little easier.

I came home with an Oxo chopper.  This is after buying a chopper at the grocery store that couldn’t even chop marshmallows. The grocery store model is now resting in the trash can.

I also bought a new potato peeler because the one I found in the drawer worked for my daughter who is right handed but not for me.  I also got a cover for when you cook something in the microwave that might spatter.  ( I hate scrubbing out the inside of a microwave because it is a mess on all four sides.)

Lastly I bought a whisk because stirring with a fork doesn’t do a good job with scrambled eggs.  Now  I am a little better equipped to do my job in the kitchen.

Next it was Krogers for the fixings for the chip dip, potatoes, onions,and bananas. Then after a great lunch of Cream of Mushroom soup and a greek salad it was home to bed for a nap.  ( Just  can’t take all that excitement!)

So my age is catching up with me but I’ll keep trying to be productive.

I Finally Got It.

Well we survived the Fourth with a lot of noise and a dog panting and shaking for dear life. but today she is resting on the living room floor to make up for it.

Well this came in the mail today.

This means Mom's Chip dip is now on the menu.

This means Mom’s Chip dip is now on the menu.

Every store I went into you would think I was asking for a quart of snake venom.  When I said Onion Juice the facial reaction was WHAT and the reply was I never heard of that.  Luckily Amazon did and the bottle arrived today. I either have the rest of the ingredients or can get them readily.

Well Cindy is off to work again and I am debating trying to set up the outside bird feeders.  If I get it under control I’ll take a picture of them.  Well I’ll close for now.  Let me know how your celebration of the fourth went.

 

Next

Good Morning!  Well it is Three more days of pops and bangs for Brandy to survive before things will be quiet again.  I have put on her storm shirt at night but it just helps a little with the shivers she is having.  But we ill get through this and have a good night’s sleep again.

Well I finished Jeffery Deaver’s The Steel Kiss and enjoyed the unexpected twist to it.  The man can really keep you guessing about the outcome of the mystery. My next novel is this

502 pages of motley bunch of speeches,articles.introductions,and essays.

502 pages of a motley bunch of speeches,articles.introductions,and essays.

 

I have eggs and milk waiting for Cindy to wake up so she can eat before she goes to work, Next comes making a grocery list and I think I’ll venture out by myself to fill it. I’m still not ready to select where I’ll shop but I have to used to this location if I am going to be living here.

If I were still in Otisville I would be alone and not celebrating the holiday so there is no change in activities here.

Enjoy the picnics and family get togethers and all the activities that go along with your celebration. .

 

 

Surprise!

Well it is still morning on the first of July. This morning I went outside to the swing to watch the clouds moving overhead.  Mixed dark and light that hid the sun momentarily making you think it was going to rain any minute.   But the rain had already fallen and the swing pad was wet.  Any way I was swinging slowly when a gust of wind raised the cover on top the swing.  Surprise!!  I was soaked from head to foot with the water that had accumulated on the cover.  Rain water dripped down my face from the soaking that my head and hair took.  My shirt and pants were wet from the dousing and even my socks got wet.  Well that answered the question of how the seat pad got wet. My pants and shirt are in the dryer and my hair is combed so it wasn’t something that was a lot of trouble just a surprise.

Cally and Molly are a little more used to be near each other.  I caught this picture yesterday.

Cally is on the left and Lilly is on the right soaking up sun in the bay window.

Cally is on the left and Lilly is on the right soaking up sun in the bay window.

Today is another busy day for Cindy.  She is taking a friend to the doctor.  She may have a little time with us this afternoon before she goes to work.

I’m sitting here enjoying Carole King and James Taylor sing the album Live At The Troubadour.  I do love my music and the Bose I play it on.  Sometimes spending a little more on things are the best choice in the long run.

Just 72 more pages in the Deaver novel then I’m on to the next one.  I hope you are getting ready for the holiday.  I’ll be here because Cindy is working.

 

 

The Nation’s Birthday Soon

The last day of June where the heck did it go?    I have been here for almost a month now.  I’m pretty well settled  My little family is almost getting along with the residents

It is hard to believe that we are just four days away from our nation’s birthday. The flag arrived yesterday and is hanging on the porch.

Long may she wave.

Long may she wave.

Cindy took me to the Secretary Of States Office to get registered down here so I can vote the other day. When I got up to the desk I was told it was all automatic  so I was all set.  Oh well another case of call  first that I failed.

We are getting ready to hang the bird feeders soon and Cindy has the bird bath ready to be filled.

Brandy has been groomed and is looking lovely.  Molly is scheduled to be beautified in a couple of weeks.

There is nothing in my “social calendar”  for the next couple of weeks so I will be sure to finish the Deaver novel.

The only problem we are facing is the noise caused by the holiday celebration.  Brandy is not taking the the booms and bangs well but will get through it.

Have a great day!

 

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My Home

Good Morning!  Subject today is what makes a home,  I thought I would give you my thoughts. not the house structure or location but the things you bring with you to make it your home too.

The baby bank and land line equipment.

The baby bank and land line equipment.

I painted this bank several years ago.  It has been with me through several moves.  True if you look real close you can see where his toe is chipped but aren’t we all a little chipped one way or another.

My second hand dresser that ended up fitting in my bedroom.

My second hand dresser that ended up fitting in my bedroom.

My pills, lotions, Jay’s picture, and Brandy’s red ball all important to the daily thing called life.

My second hand full size bed. Just a bit smaller than the queen size I used to have.

My second hand full size bed. Just a bit smaller than the queen size I used to have.

But it is fine and Brandy’s Mr. Sunshine doesn’t mind the down sizing. The funny thing about it was that Brandy was having trouble getting up on it so my ex son-in-law took about six inches off the legs so now Brandy can jump up on it with ease.  ( She sleeps on top the covers.)

My recliner (that was bought when i had my shoulders replaced) is in the living room .

My recliner (that was bought when i had my shoulders replaced) is in the living room .

I spent many a  night in that chair when I couldn’t lay flat due to surgery on my shoulders..  There was no way I would leave it behind.

Of course the communication center that Cindy and S son Lesley set up in the living room.

Of course the communication center that Cindy and son Lesley set up in the living room.

I would be lost without that special spot.

Another special spot is this.

This is called the feeding station.

This is called the feeding station.

It is located in the  addition room and I have Cindy to thank for setting it up.  Everything right where we need to keep special family happy.

Now how are our flowers doing.

All are doing well which makes it seem a bit more like a home.

All are doing well which makes it seem a bit more like a home.

So there you have it. What makes one feel like home even when the move was major.

Oh I forgot to show you this.

Molly finally decided to spend part of the day out on the sofa

Molly finally decided to spend part of the day out on the sofa

She is still very leary of Cally and Lil but at least she is coming out of the bedroom.  Maybe this will soon be her home too.

 

 

 

 

 

Still Here!

The days are rushing by as we work at getting me settle in.  Yesterday we took several boxes of canning jars and equipment to the storage unit.  We are slowly getting the living room under control but I still have boxes to go through. The majority of the food stuffs are  now on a shelving unit in Cindy’s spare room.  I have several jars of jam still in the garage to take care of.

Molly has finally come out of the bedroom and spent the last two day sleeping on one of the spots on Cindy’s couch.  Brady is getting along with Lil and Cally and seems ok with the situation.

We now have a feeding station set up in the spare room for all the food needed for all the critters.

I’m still having trouble the getting the address change under control.  I have been working on this and may have it pretty well taken care of. I’m waiting for a call from Amazon on a problem I have encountered.

I think I’ll have a bowl of cereal for breakfast, feed Brandy, and Spirit.  I have already fed Molly ( for the first of two or three times today).

I’m on page 207 of  The Steel Kiss by Deavers and moving right along.  Well that is it for now but I’ll be back