Friday, August 30, 2013

Lost a Friend Today

About 13 years ago, I took in one of the strays that used to hang around outside my house. A tiny little long-haired black kitten. I don't have a picture, but she looked a lot like this:

Kind of a runt. About 3 pounds when I got her. She never weighed more than 6 in her adult life.

Spent her whole life being skittish. You could never walk up to her. The only way to catch her was to trap her in a corner & grab her as she scooted by.

But once you got her & started petting her, she'd stay put for hours. Very strange.

Anyway, she developed a respiratory illness last week, and despite antibiotics, passed away this evening.

I will miss her.


Turns out I *did* have a picture of Fuzzy. For size comparison, there's a standard household electrical outlet on the left side of the picture.

Like I said - tiny cat.

Late to the Party Is Still a Party

All my roses bloomed in the spring and died off a long time ago.

Except for one branch which just bloomed.

Apparently it refuses to let go of summer without a fight

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This Is Why I Don't Own a Smartphone

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Either it's because I want to experience my life firsthand instead of living it vicariously through a 4-inch diagonal screen, or it's because I secretly long to be a Hispanic woman.

Not really sure which.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Not Following Through

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His mistake? Turning back when she said "wait", instead of just going.

The lesson? Never let anyone talk you out of doing what you KNOW is the best course of action.