Friday, October 24, 2014

Cats and Cactus

I call her Autumn. She`s not a stray. She`s well fed so she lives somewhere in the neighborhood, stopping by to visit nearly every day. She must be desert smart because the coyotes haven`t grabbed her. She is more a creamy color. I always kept my cats indoors. 


I just noticed Autumn is Armando. He`s still a cutie!



My Agave. It does well in drought.

My New Journey

Not so new now. It`s been 10 months and I`m moving along. Realizing I did what I could to help my husband. Survivor guilt is gone.  I`m learning to not feel guilty for laughing or admitting it is indeed a beautiful day. It`s okay to be happy. It`s still a bother cooking for one. My dogs keep me sane. I made an extra effort to renew friendships.  I do sew, just in short bursts. Getting ready for the church craft show in November and the next blog hop. Check my sidebar.

I sorted scrap metal today for a trip to the landfill. It`s everywhere! Stored sheet aluminum for my son. He`s having another spinal fusion  December 3. Going to buy elderberry syrup again. It`s great for colds and allergies.  Washed the car. Used what I thought was a clean towel to dry it and now my Ford is covered with fur!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are well and happy. It`s autumn now. Cool nights and mornings. I am really blessed.

Cathy

13 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy.. glad you posted..I was thinking of you....glad you are moving one step forward....there is so much to smile about so I am glad that has found a place on your lips...best to your son...shall say a prayer..xxx

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  2. Hi Cathy, sometimes a neighbor hood cat is the best and this one looks very friendly. Glad you are having a good fall. sounds like you are having some beautiful weather. Probably greatly appreciated after a hot summer. I was in northern AZ a few years ago, it's a beautiful part of our country. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Hi Cathy, a darling cat but you're right, he must be a sly one to escapes the coyotes! At 68 I have contemplated the next step in my journey quite a bit lately. Would I want to be the first to go, or the last, in this 50 year marriage? Of course, that's in God's hands but should I be left here without my beloved husband I hope that I handle it with the same grace that you have. blessings, marlene

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  4. HI Cathy, glad you have a kitty visitor, I am surprised that the dogs let him near. Healing takes time. Bless you.

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    1. The dogs haven`t seen the kitty. I`m trying to avoid the fuss they will make. I love cats. My last, Pinky is not well. I`ll start digging his little grave tomorrow. He`s not in pain. I`m just getting ready. Thank you for commenting.

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  5. Hi Cathy, It's good to hear from you. Autumn seem like the kind of cat to know. Not the kind you own. I'll keep your son in my prayers. And pray for better days to keep coming your way. Looking to see you soon.
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  6. Cathy, love your visitor. We have a kitty that someone appears to have dropped off. The lady next door has been trying to catch it (that is her mission in life) she has them spayed or neutered, and finds a good home for them. It is amazing that this one seems to want to stay at our farm. I know you have had major changes in your life this past year. I will keep you in my prayers. Don't forget to smile and laugh--I am sure daily God provides inspiration for those smiles and laughter.

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  7. Friends come in all different shapes and sizes, and for different purposes. That agave is a beautiful plant. I totally agree with Marlene's comment on grace! Keeping you and your son in my prayers...xox

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  8. Laughed when I heard you might have a rather furry car. It will add to the mystique.

    Glad you can laugh. Praying for you right now. Thinking of your son, too.

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  9. Hi, I saw your last post and was wondering where your church craft show is and the date...probably missed it by now. I live in Chino Valley...so I could probably make it...yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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    1. The show is November 29. Hours are 9 a:m till 2 p:m. It is at the Meadview Community Church. There will be signs everywhere.

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  10. My sister and I just love the picture of the desert in the snow. Even when you grow up and move away, Arizona sticks with you. You give me courage as I try to survive this journey. I feel alone in it often. As I watch your survival, I get a tiny bit of hope that I too, can do it.

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  11. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and stronger, Cathy.Keep moving forward and be good to yourself. Remember all the good times with your husband and be happy. .

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