It has taken a while for me to process everything that has happened in the past couple of weeks. And truthfully, I am still processing it.
Never, in my life, would I have predicted that the discussion to get rid of the Confederate flag once and for all would begin in Charleston, South Carolina.
The same place where the Civil War began, all those years ago.
Continue reading “Charleston, the Confederate flag, and the Civil War”
With Christmas a week away there is a lot of talk of Santa, wishes, and miracles happening. This time of year can be tough for people who don’t have a lot or who want something special for someone else in their lives. I feel lucky to have witnessed two really interesting and spontaneous acts of miracle making on the internet lately that have helped me to remember that there are truly good strangers out there in the world. That’s the easiest thing to forget during this time of hustle, bustle, insanity, and chaos.
Continue reading “Miracles can happen”
While on our way to visit my sister and her family in New Hampster, Kelly and I were unfortunate enough to be stuck behind a car that started driving a bit erratically. Then things really got crazy.
Continue reading “This is why other drivers scare me”
It isn’t often in life that we get 2nd chances. It’s rarer still that those chances work out. Geoff and I are lucky that in this case, it has.
Continue reading “Our new cat”
Last night Geoff and I had a talk. It was one of those, “Ok, if something doesn’t change now we’re going to have to sell off our belongings and move in with our parents. What are we going to DO?” talks.
Continue reading “Sometimes timing is everything”
Smoky came home from the hospital on Monday. He was SO ready to come home. He was pressing his nose up against the bars on the carrier and purring and making it *very* clear that he was done at the hospital. Surprisingly, he was a very good patient. He’s a nice cat but he can be pretty high strung and he doesn’t handle change well so I wasn’t sure how he’d handle being there. But, he was good. Everyone was sad to see him go as he was, apparently, very affectionate.
Continue reading “Smoky is doing well, an update”
I just got a call from Angell. Smoky has fallen below the Federally mandated levels of radiation allowable after his I-131 treatment so we can go and get him. Yay! We have some errands to run and then we’re going to go and pick him up and bring him home. He’s going to live in the guest room for the next 2 weeks. That will drive the other animals BONKERS. But that’s how it’s got to be.
I am so excited to have him back. He should be a happier, healthier kitty. Yay!
Just posting quickly to let everyone know that we’ve heard from just about everyone and so far the news is good. Minor damage to homes, people without power, but everyone is alive and has a roof over their heads. People who were without water have it more or less back.
Our friends who were close to the F4 wedge in Limestone county were REALLY close. It is only because of a miracle that they still have a home. There is storm damage, visible tornado tracks, dead animals, and wiped out subdivisions within 6 blocks and less of their home.
Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers.