Sunday, May 26, 2024

Where the Air is Sweet

Hello! I hope everyone had a good day. My staycation went by so quickly! I can't believe it is almost over. The best thing, at least for me, is not having to rush around. Both Emily and Willow had appointments to see the vet to get a summer groom session. Unfortunately, both appointments needed to be rescheduled because the cats at the clinic came down with some kind of kitty cold. Neither Emily or Willow seemed too broken up about that! Miss Willow is enjoying a box I left out for her.
Mom and Ann (my sister) came for a visit on Saturday. This is a box of donuts my sister picked up for her family. I didn't get one of those donuts! We did stop at another bakery that specialized in scones and I picked up a couple and froze them. The visit was lovely.
The park was beautiful with spring flowers and baby goslings. I don't trust the geese and keep my distance.
There is a bird app called Merlin that I enjoy using that helps to identify birdsong. This photo is a Gray Catbird! There were so many birds singing in the park: Red- Eyed vireo, Cardinals, Robins, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Phoebe and House Finch. A combination of the soft morning light, fresh air, cool breeze and the scent of sweet flowers helps to restore a tired heart.
Emily seemed happy that I was home. She likes to come up to me and bunt my foot with her head. She was also very welcoming to my company!
The staycation wasn't JUST walks in the park. There was a reasonable amount of spring cleaning and errands. I even managed to enjoy some reading-Young Elizabeth by Nicola Tallis. My next vacation week is in the summer so perhaps I should start planning for that! Thank you for your visit and have a great week! Closing with this quote from Pinterest

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Emily, the birthday girl!

On Monday, Miss Emily will turn 11 years old! I had been planning on getting her a heated bed but reality decided to come calling. Their water fountain broke and I bought a new one.
(not my photo) As soon as I was able, I bought a replacement. It was exactly the same (only more expensive) but both Emily and Willow mistrusted the new fountain. By the second day they were both lapping from the bubbly fountain. Phew!
Willow celebrated 2 years here and she was gifted a rainbow unicorn. She loves it so much that I have to hide it before going to bed.
Work is, as always, extra busy. Since Covid, things have become more stressful. I have some time off coming up soon and I'm hoping to rest up .
A friend took me out for a (late) birthday lunch.
It was very "cozy" but the food was amazing. I'm also enjoying the beautiful spring flowers
The lilacs are blooming early this year. I hope they are still out when I am finally able to get out with my camera. Emily and Willow send purrs. I will try and visit your blogs once my vacation begins ! I will close with a funnie from Pinterest