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, January 23, 2017

Hopes Dreams and Alerts

"give me back my broken night 
my mirrored room, my secret life 
it’s lonely here, 
there’s no one left to torture."

There are days that I feel like I wrote this.
But mostly it seems like there are days that someone else wrote it, I was their last victim.

I have ideas, thoughts, hopes and dreams. 
Like most of us do. 

Some of mine are fantasy, moving to London to live near friends
Having a home in the US and a second home in Buenos Aires, Winning a Lottery..
If I won the Lottery, all the other wishes would come true too!
The cats could even have their own plane that I will fly on too.

Today my hopes are simple.
1- My daughter feels well after she gets home from hospital.
2-My dear sweet old cat Merlin starts feeling well, better, stronger again ... I cannot bear the thought of him not being here with me, my head will explode if I think about it.
3-I hope there are no more Tornado Alerts.
Yes, you heard me ... who else do you know, said that today?
Or last night ?
Or EVER ???

Yes, there were storms elsewhere and people died. I am so very very sorry for the loss of lives and homes  ... it makes no sense. This day and age and a tornado comes along and wipes out a town, family ... it just makes no sense.

it is chilly out, I am wearing a sweater, in the house ! the cats are sleeping on warm blankets and one old man is huddled in his igloo under the bed with blankets.

I think we all need to pack up and move.
Yeah ... it is that time of year again .. Candice wants to move.
Come on Cats ! start packing, Mama wants to find a new nest.

Alerts ... Be Alert ... The world needs more lerts.


hetismij2 said...

I hope your daughter is OK. Sorry to hear she is in hospital. It must be extra worrying for you, under the circumstances.

I wish Merlin would come out from under the bed, and stop his Momma worrying so. Maybe he is waiting for spring.

A lottery win. Yes I dream of one of those too. Not just for me, and how I could use it, but to help my son too.

The tornadoes were a shock, it seems early for tornadoes, or am I wrong about that?

Chilly here too, with freezing fog making everything slippery.

So any more ideas on where you will go? North or south?

Hang in there and plan away. Dreaming is good, planning is better.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you, daughter is in good shape, home and happy.
So are the cats.
Merlin was dragged out from under the bed because Mama wanted to snuggle. He seems fine, ate like a piggy.
Thank goodness, my head will blow up if I worry about one more thing.
I don't know about the tornadoes being early= they did damage, and I think injuries.
I will go back to NY ... I should have known better than to ever leave.
Thanks :) I love planning trips and moves. A little cottage with 3 cats .. I am working on that Little Old Lady with Cats image ...

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