Hello Monday (Weekly Happenings)

Hello friends, how was your week and your weekend? It was a bit on the crazy side over here It was a busy work week. I still feel like I am playing catch up from taking time off a few weeks ago. Thursday was my Birthday and my wedding Anniversary. I know!! I got married on my Birthday. I remember telling my husband that he would be the best Birthday present I could ever hope to have. I still feel that way thirty two years later. We had Birthday cake at work. And my hubs sent me the most beautiful bouquet of tulips. He said he wanted to do something a little different in the way of flowers and he did. They are beautiful. It was a nice day I had a lot of calls and messages and I felt really special.

We didn’t really do a lot for the Birthday and Anniversary because as usual a lot of day to day life happenings got in the way. But we are used to that around here. Gus was also having a big day Thursday. He had an appointment to be neutered. Remember Gus, he is the orange kitty that we recently took in when we were looking for our lost kitty Milo. When we got Gus his fur was so matted we knew we would probably have to have him shaved or have his hair cut very short. Gus was not chipped and had not been neutered and he had an upper respiratory infection so we had to have all that taken care of. We have been keeping him quarantined next door at my father in law’s house. This way we can go over several times a day to visit and feed and love on him.

So on Thursday Gus was neutered. They also shaved a lot of his fur. The poor baby looks pitiful but he has to feel better without all that matted fur hanging off of him.

On Friday my niece got married. The venue was on the Ocoee River about forty five minutes from my work. I took all of my things to work with me to change into for the wedding because I wasn’t going to have time to come home and then drive back to the venue. My sister and I went together and it was a beautiful wedding. We had so much fun and the food was great!!!

The cake before
And the cake after, it was so yummy!!!

On Saturday my sister, niece and I went over to clean out my Sister Pat’s apartment. Her son was there to help and her sweet neighbor who had become her best friend was also there to help us. It has only been two weeks since she passed away and it was really hard to do. But her apartment had to be dealt with so we did it. That’s just how we roll in this family. We have very strong women in our family and we have been through a lot. We do what needs to be done. We looked at pictures and read old letters and cards we had written to my sister. She kept everything. We laughed and cried and I think it helped with the healing process.

On Sunday we decided to introduce Gus to the rest of the family. We have decided to keep him inside when he moves in with us. We brought him over in a carrier and the minute he stepped out of it Scruffy was all over him sniffing. Scruffy quickly lost interest in Gus except whenever I was around Gus, and then he was all about sniffing and licking Gus. Molly barely gave Gus a second glance and then settled back on her bed. But the real test, we knew, would be the Queen, Kitty Kitty. She was upstairs when Gus arrived. She didn’t come down right away. Gus wandered around downstairs and hid a couple of times. An hour or so later I heard Kitty Kitty coming down the stairs. Mark and I glanced at each other. I could see the fear in his eyes. I whispered “here she comes” we held our breath. As soon as Gus saw her he started doing this loud meowing sound. Kitty Kitty froze for a few seconds and then ran right back upstairs. I think the two will eventually be able to tolerate each other but we are taking it slow and doing short visits right now. We hope to move him in permanently very soon. Fingers crossed. I don’t want to stress either one of them uhhhhhh or us out.

I love irises and I have some that came from my mama’s house from when I was a kid. I noticed the blooms this year were nothing like they usually are. I did a little research and discovered that they need to be thinned out. I plan to do that and maybe take some to work and give some to my sister and nieces so they will have a part of mine and my mama’s flowers.

See how they need to be divided. I guess I just hadn’t noticed how bad they were.
Only two or three of these blooms have appeared this year.

I have been working on the temperature blanket that I am crocheting. I have gotten behind so I am trying to crochet several rows or days at a time to catch back up. I will show you a picture soon. If you have never heard of a temperature blanket you can read my post about mine here.

That’s about it for the last week. How is your week shaping up? Will it be busy or will you be chilling?

Always remember

Love Your Day Your Way!!!

7 thoughts on “Hello Monday (Weekly Happenings)

  1. Happy Birthday and Anniversary! My SIL did the same thing – got married on her birthday. All of the flowers are so lovely – yay for spring! And poor Gus – it’s a relief to know that fur grows back, but still. I’m glad he’s settling in nicely!

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  2. Happy belated birthday. That is so cool about sharing your birthday with your wedding day. And your husband being the best gift, so sweet. Wedding cake made me laugh. That’s a sure way to see how well the wedding went, looks like everyone had so much fun. I am sorry to hear about your sister, it is so hard to loose someone you love.

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