Monday, June 18, 2012

When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. - Penny Ward Moser

The Winston kitty likes nothing more than an intense game of kitty cat floor hockey. He is the goalie. He is always the goalie. I'm every other position on the team =) Using pieces of cat food, I aim them towards Winston, his furry little butt wiggling in anticipation, his whiskers a quiver with the thrill of the game.
We (Winston and I) have several games in our repertoire but, I do believe, kitty cat floor hockey is his favorite...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay Hohoff

There is no doubt that the Winston kitty gets into a lot of mischief =) But one of his sweeter qualities is his habit of greeting me at the door after I come home from work .
I know Lucy and Oscar are glad to see me, of course, but they tend to be a bit more sedate in their habits and show their affections in other, more subtle ways.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cool days and tea

tea party by cherithsky
tea party, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
The last few days have been wonderfully cool and this makes me yearn for a nice cup of tea. My current favorite flavor is hot cinnamon spice =) It tastes delicious just on it's own-with no sugar or cream added. I 'discovered" this tea through a co-worker. She had a thermos full of the tea by her desk and the scent, that heavenly scent, came wafting gently towards me =) Serendipity in a cup-for me , anyway. What's your favorite tea?  I can always use a new favorite flavor of tea!
 Something else I don't see, except when it's cool or just cold, are the brats all curled up on a bed.  It actually looks like they all 'get along' in this photo-just warms my heart.
Have a lovely day, all.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Untitled by cherithsky
Untitled, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
The last couple of weeks, since my dad's passing, have been draining. Emotions are a roller coaster ranging from sadness to stunned disbelief and regret. People I instinctively thought would "be there" are caring but too busy and other individuals I never would have thought to be present are a support.
Small things soothe my heart: a purring feline nudging my hand in gratitude for his supper
a walk on a cool,rainy Saturday night and a tiny glimpse of a rainbow
a friend who actually took the time to sit down (in my currently very untidy apartment) and just talk
and listen
a heartfelt, homemade card
other friends who had me over for a simple lunch of grilled burgers, carrot sticks and chocolate
chip cookies.
These are the things that keep me going when I feel overwhelmed and all I really want to
do is curl up under my afghan and just stay there.
The small things, added up and over the days, help.
Be thankful for the tiny things in your life--they are usually there hiding in everyday moments
you are busy, or overwhelmed, to see.