Happy National Cat Day!!

Happy Thursday and Happy National Cat Day to any feline friends and fur babies that you might have. I am especially happy to have my precious Kitty Kitty to wish Happy Cat Day, although I am sure she thinks every day is National Cat Day.

A little over two years ago I was visiting my mother in law. This was before she fell and broke her hip and had to go to the Assisted Living Center where she now lives. We were sitting and talking and she pointed to a little gray ball of fur out on her patio. “Look at that little cat” she said. “It came here a few days ago and I think it may be sick”. She had been putting food out at the back door for it. Within a day or two she had it a bed in the garage and was making sure the kitty got put in at night. A couple of days later my mother in law fell and broke her hip. She was in the hospital for several weeks and Mark and I took the kitty.

Yeah!!! I’m pretty much in charge!!

I am telling you right now I had never owned a cat. I couldn’t stand cats. When I was a teenager I had a sticker on the back of my car about cats and it was not favorable. I am so embarrassed and sorry for the way I felt about cats. I had just always been a dog person. I didn’t think I could ever be a cat person.

She loves to sit beside me when I play the piano. She doesn’t offer to touch the keys she just likes to look at them while I play.
Mom!!! What’s the password???

We took the kitty home and she had a lot of medical issues. We kept her at my father in law’s house until we could get her aquatinted with Molly and Scruffy. The plan was to find her a home. You have to remember we had only had Scruffy for a couple of months at this time. Molly was not fond of small creatures. She had barely gotten used to Scruffy living with us

She loves to stretch out in the sunshine.

I could see Mark starting to cave. He kept telling me how sweet the kitty was. He told me how soft her fur was. How precious she was when she rubbed against his legs. We took her to the vet because her breathing sounded terrible. Come to find out the poor little thing was barely old enough to be weaned from her mama. We had to go over and feed her and give her meds a couple of times a day. While I was there feeding Kitty I would sit down and she would climb on me and nuzzle my neck. It felt really nice. I would pet her and she would snuggle under my neck and fall asleep. People, I am only human. You know what this did to me. I fell hard for this kitty. I totally and with everything I had in me fell in love with her. I would do whatever it took to make her a part of our family. And I did. We did. She actually had a polyp in her nose causing the horrible sound every time she took a breath. After numerous vet visits and meds we took her to Knoxville to the University of Tennessee Veterinary Clinic, same place Scruffy had his cataract surgery, and within five minutes they told us she had a polyp in her nose that needed to be removed. She is now happy and healthy and she doesn’t sound like a little steam train when she breaths.

She loves sitting on mom’s lap

We moved her in and she pretty much took over. She is such a joy to us. We all love her and she is totally cat. I love cats, they are wonderful special precious love babies. How could I not have known this????

So that is how we came to have our kitty. We named her Kitty Kitty and I don’t know what we would do without her. Don’t ask me that at 3:00 AM when she is romping thought the house and sounds like a herd of elephants. How can such a small kitty sound so loud? Oh well just the mystery of cats. I know if I can be turned into a cat person anyone can. Of course now I am a Dog/Cat person and that is alright with me.

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!

The Weekly Smile

Happy Sunday. Remember last week I asked you to think of something that made you smile during the course of your week. I am sharing mine for the week. I hope you enjoy the fall colors and photos. Taking long walks with the babies and seeing the many different colors in the woods always makes me smile. Check out some other weekly smiles here.

These two are the best of buddies
The temps here have been really warm. It was in the seventies today
Some of my flowers are still hanging on.

Scruffy is almost the same color as the leaves.
My Molly she is a precious girl!!!

Now, what made you smile this week?

Always remember,

Love your day your way.

“YOU” Have To Make Things Happen

This morning I was staring out the window watching the sun’s reflection through the trees and I felt so peaceful. At the same time I think to myself what do I want to accomplish with my life that I have left. Heavy thoughts for someone feeling so peaceful. I don’t mean this in a morbid way or anything like that, totally the opposite, just reality and thinking of exciting possibilities. It seems like as I get older if I want something to happen I just sit back and wait for it. Like maybe it is going to come strolling through the door and say “Oh hello here I am, that great idea that you thought about but kept putting off, Now let’s get busy.” Let’s face it that is not going to happen. If it did I would probably be sitting in a chair drinking coffee and wouldn’t even realize it for what it is, was, could be.

I am the world’s worst at believing that things will just magically happen whether I take the time to make them happen or not. I have started to realize this is not so. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!!!

It seems like when we are younger we have goals we get a plan, we start working towards it, we set higher goals, We fight to do whatever it takes to make it happen. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!!!!!

And then it seems like as we get older we get busy. Life, work, family and lots of other things get in the way. Sometimes our day to day work, job, etc., can suck the ambition right out of us. Those hopes and plans and dreams that we think about fleetingly, in the early morning hours or as we drive to work or do laundry or grocery shop just get pushed to the back of our brain. But you know what?? they shouldn’t. We have to keep them alive and we have to make them happen. ONLY YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! Only You can make things happen. Things are not going to magically fall into your lap and be wonderful. Life is tough but so are you. Do it!!! Do it now!!! Even if it is a small step to something you have been wanting to do in your life, do it now!!! Write a book, open a shop or an online shop, start a blog or a vlog, develop your passionate hobby, take online classes, go back to school, volunteer, travel, mentor, learn to play an instrument learn a new language. So many wonderful challenging things await you. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!!!!

I would like to __________________. Fill in the blank and then make time for it in your life. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!!!

Are you ready??? I can’t wait to hear what you are up to and I can’t wait to share some things with you that I have in the works. Isn’t it exciting!!!!

Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!!

Weekends

I was ever so glad to see the weekend come along this past week. After a very tiring week I was happy to have two days off with not much to do. On Saturday I did my usual grocery shopping and buying supplies for my mother in law. I did get to visit with her through her door, which is glass, for a few minutes on Saturday. I also made a cake for my nephew’s seventeenth birthday and delivered it to him. I made a quick trip to the Mennonite Farm Market close to my house. I bought a few gourds for my front porch and some cucumbers and some cinnamon rolls. These rolls are truly unbelievable. One of my favorite things about visiting the farm market, other than the cinnamon rolls, is the beautiful scenery around the farm. I was hoping more leaves had turned but the color is still a little bland. The weather has turned really dry and the leaves are brittle and falling to the ground in big crunchy piles.

I took this picture while I was at the farm market. Such a beautiful scene.
Some interesting looking gourds. I like the ones that look really different

On Sunday I watched a couple of movies and knitted and snuggled the babies and basically caught up on laundry and things like that. I had the house to myself this weekend because the hubs had to work. I put chili in the crock pot and knitted on a new scarf. I decided that I would like to go out in the back yard and lay on a blanket in the sunshine. I just knew that Scruffy would want to do this with me. I felt like I needed Vitamin C. Maybe even get some color on these pasty white things sticking out of my shorts, better known as my legs. I opened the back door to go out onto the deck and Molly tore into the house and wanted in her room. Yes she has her own room. It’s the laundry room but it is all hers and we refer to it as Molly’s room. HA!! This got Scruffy all freaked out and he refused to go out the back door onto the deck and out to the back yard. Don’t ask, I have no idea why he just refused to go out the back door. I put Molly in her room and got Scruffy outside. Kitty Kitty was looking at us like we had all lost our minds.

I found a good sunny spot for the blanket and got settled on it with my knitting and book. But once I got out on the blanket I noticed that Scruffy refused to get on the blanket. He just stood next to it looking at me like “Mom what are you doing? why are we not walking?” Scruffy likes being outside if he is taking a walk but otherwise he prefers the comforts of the house. I finally gave up and went inside. No ants crawling up my legs and the couch was a lot comfier.

Scruffy just wasn’t too sure about hanging out in the back yard on the blanket. He is sooooo weird.
Kitty Kitty is perfectly content stretched out in the warm sunshine.
This is the scarf I am working on. I love this yarn. It feels so soft and squishy. I am using larger needles, size 13 and it knits up really fast.
A couple of nice walks over the weekend. You can see a little color but by this time the leaves should almost be at peak color.

All in all a very nice weekend just what I needed to gear up for the week. I will be linking with another blogger next week for a post called The Weekly Smile. It will be about things that make you smile during your week. So think about it this week when you catch yourself smiling at something cute or nice or just because you are happy. Hopefully this will become a weekly post where we will share what makes us smile. I think we all need more smiles during these crazy times.

Have a wonderful week

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!