It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Merlin & This 'n that

This morning Merlin went to the hospital.
Merlin is eating like a good boy but then he goes straight to the litter box.
Like he drank the water in Mexico or something !!

So he is too old and frail as it is, he doesn't need this problem .. Mama zipped over to the very close, thank goodness, Vet who made us wait a shorter amount of time than usual because it wasn't the jerk that we usually get. The jerk is arrogant and rude and not even animals like him.

So this lady took him somewhere and weighed him and checked him and gave him back to me to comfort him and she gave him a shot.
He has meds to take for about a week.

Merlin is so very old and fragile, this sort of thing makes me nervous and worried and feel very weepy. That old grumpy faced cat is so very dear to me.

So I am not sure if I will be posting .. for the week anyway- I have nothing to talk about these days.
My life - I live in a condo on the edge of a forest in Florida.
I am isolated, alone and rely on the cats and my daughter for someone to talk to.

Today I am also worrying about my daughter who is unwell and staying home waiting to hear word from her doctor.

None of this is interesting to my readers. I love you all for even bothering to look in .. stop by and see if I have anything interesting to say ... I apologize, I don't.

So maybe for a little while, I will blog when there is something .. an event .. a real reason to blog ..In the meantime, I will not promise to blog least not every day.

Thank you for being there. Please do check and see if things return to some kind of normal.
I enjoy blogging when I have something to talk about but here and now ? meh ~ there is nothing but the weather and the cats.
The cats mean the world to me so I will be hanging out with them and working on Our Future.

Love you, Thank you, See you ~

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Storm's Comin '

       Really loud  thunder and dark clouds ...  Talk to you tomorrow ~

So Here We Are ~

Computers ! Bah humbug !!!

Mine has been acting up. I  have all kinds of protection and blockers of spam etc but  something still happened and made things wonky.
I think I am fine now .. I hope so. Being alone so much , it is nice to be able to go online and read the news or blogs or Travel sites and watch a movie if I want ..

Actually I rarely watch shows on the computer  , but I can watch Father Brown or videos of Adele singing and I do love my online magazines like UK and shopping at or
There are more .. I like to look ~

So with all my wandering all over the internet I figured it was a good time to empty the junk drawer and delete the oldest mail etc.

I have no idea what happened, this is something I have done many times for years.
So my guess is that there was some sort of virus in there ... I use Symantec for full computer protection .. they should have stopped this one .. maybe they did and I screwed things up but I have been correcting and deleting and hoping that the computer is going to stay ok.

And all those things I am  connected to online  .. you know, bank accounts etc .... I shudder to think.

So here we are ... A Hot Sunny Tuesday in Florida.
Cats are napping .. They have been up for 2 whole hours since getting up .. they need to rest ..

I am thinking of shopping or cleaning or laundry or shopping ... hmmmm...

I prefer to shop online these days.
I will go to the supermarket probably, I always run out of things. I am not a good grocery list maker.

I just want my computer to continue to work well.
And a big slice of watermelon. Yes, I definitely need to go  to the store.

Plans are being formed and perfected and there may be changes ahead but I won't spoil anything by talking about what I wish for  ... I will wait until I am actually Doing something !

Have a good and happy and safe week.
We all got through Monday .. the rest should be a piece of cake ~

Friday, September 14, 2018

Stay Safe

There hasn't been much to talk / blog about ..
I live in Florida.
I live alone with 3 cats in a beautiful townhouse on the edge of a forest .. No one walks here and no one visits each other ... the neighbors are quiet/silent and super nice when they do speak to me  ..
I did get one note, left at my door ... from No Name on the note .. telling me that I should stop leaving my garbage cans outside and that my dog bothers her.


There is one in every neighborhood ... usually more than one but so far, she is the first nutter that I have come across.

So now I make a point of leaving the garbage cans out  the night before  and I told the cats to learn to bark.

I have this fear. Not quite sure where it came from and or why but at the same time, I imagine most sane people have this fear ... Hurricanes.
I am terrified at the thought of a hurricane.

So you can imagine how calm and serene I have been feeling the past couple of days and I see no reason to change that yet.
I talk to myself, trying to convince myself that it is not close but the thought terrifies me.
Then of course, it is on the news 24/7 plus special programs talking about the devastating hurricanes in the past .... like someone needs fresh images in their head as they prepare to run for their lives.

We are not (so far) in any danger of this storm ..I had a friend  a long time ago who bought or built a beach house in NC .. she lived in the mountains but loved the beach .. so she left  her husband in the mountains and went to live at the beach. With a pack of dogs. I wonder how much she likes living there now that this sort of thing is a yearly occurrence ..

The worst thing that happened to me living in Upstate NY was so much snow at a bad time in my life but it was shoveled and cleared and the house remained standing .
I am a weather wimp.

I bought Lotto and Powerball tickets.
If I win something, I will buy something .... big.

So all of you , stay inside and away from oceans and hurricanes and let me know how you are and where you are if you wish ...
Stay Safe ... Stay Dry !!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


We are having stormy weather with sunshine .. go figure ... cats and I are enjoying being stuck inside.

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