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.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Drifting Along

I worried after getting my old sweetie cat Merlin, that Minette would change.
Someone warned me that could happen.
But she is getting to be a grown up and she is changing naturally and I am happy to say that I see no change in her personality.
She is a tough little cookie. She might get scared of something but she doesn't back down .
She is my little bitty warrior kitten.

Merlin is a huge cat. He looks like a pile of hair .. I don't know how much he weighs now but he is not just skin and bones anymore,
I have fattened him up some. He is weighty .. he seems more comfortable and quite content.
He grumbles at Minette. She says something snarky to him and he looks away.
Then she will lie down and nap quite close to him.
I really wish I could understand Cat ...
I wish I could speak it too but they seem to get it whenever I do speak to them ..
Perhaps cats have a better grasp of other languages than we humans.

I sit as I do every day and wait for someone to come look at the house.
There was one woman, the realtor told me I could show    the house because she had to be somewhere far away and would not be back in time.
What ended up happening was that the shopper brought a friend who thought she was the realtor and she had too much to say about everything and really intruded into the whole thing.
So I gave up and just let them walk through and leave.

If the realtor had been here, they would not have done that.
If the realtor had been here, it might have been something .. the house was everything the woman claimed to want.
But the realtor was not here .

The days go by , quietly, I don't have company much and there is nowhere I want to go alone .
It is so beautiful, I look forward to the lawns being mowed this week, I plan on having picnics and lolling on a blanket in the grass with a book.

I wanted to open the pool and make it pretty but I need someone here with me.
It will be so pretty  , the wisteria is taking over the fence again and there are flowers hanging over the area where the table and chairs are ..

So as the days drift by, it is a very beautiful summer .. an occasional thunderstorm rolls through in the night but the kitties and I sleep through them mostly.

I came out one morning to many large tree branches down and I have to get the Tree Guy to come chop them up and make the garden neat again.
yep, it's always something.

So I am just drifting along right now , there will be changes made but for right now, things are peacefully pleasantly the same.


  1. It is good to hear that you are having a lovely summer, especially after such a snowy winter. Your description of the garden sounds wonder and a picnic on the newly mowed grass would be heavenly.

    I want to go somewhere too but I am hesitant to travel very far alone, and not having anyone to share it with takes most of the pleasure out of it. I wish I was one of those fearless, adventurous women one hears about. I would love to return to Paris, who knows, maybe some day

    I hope to get my new computer tomorrow then I can get back to blogging and be able to type properly, this one fingered IPad typing is horrible!

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. For some reason, the end of this post reminded me of the shavasana pose in yoga. Lie down, take quiet breaths and relax. It had a lovely tone. Thank you.

  3. Candice my dear, I love hearing what the kitties are up to - I'm happy they provide such great company for you.

    Sorry the potential buyer brought such a rude person along - your realtor goofed on that one and I can imagine your frustration and disappointment. The right person WILL come along though, the one who will truly love your beautiful property and set you free to move on. I'm always thinking of you and hoping it happens soon - before the another winter will be good, right?

    Here's to your garden picnic - sounds perfect and something we cannot do here in this awful heat/humidity/mosquitoes etc. I realized when in Devon last month just how wonderful it was to be able to sit outside on the cottage terrace, enjoying drinks with my cousins and friends, with perfect temps., no biting bugs and, miraculously no rain for a change! I think I want to move too - home to England!!!!!

    Love and hugs - Mary

  4. I tend to think that we are not all that far apart geographically and if you'd like we could meet somewhere in-between for Lady lunch?? Just a thought. It might be fun!

  5. Mundi , are you in NY State ? or Ma ? you can email me and we will see if it is possible, ok ?
    Thank you for the sweet thought .

  6. Email me at

  7. Your summer sounds like you are doing the best you can
    while trying to sell your house.
    Enjoy your kitties and what sounds like your beautiful garden.

    cheers, parsnip


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