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.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Merlin , Weather , Cooking .. ho hum

This is Merlin napping. He has this thing, he looks uncomfortable to me but he tucks his chin in and kind of curls up and off he goes to Sleepyland.
I adore him.

His wound ( made by the vet) is healing nicely .. I had the awful thought that it might be scar tissue and his hair will never grow back .. being on the back on his neck .. it will be noticeable.

On one hand ... as long as he heals and is well, I don't care how it looks.
On the other ... he is a gorgeous long haired cat and he should have hair on his neck ..
but however he looks .. as long as he is comfortable, pain free, itch free, I don't really care how his hair looks.
I am working on thinking that way about my own hair too ..

It is a grey and cool day in Florida .. most likely long and boring as usual but that's ok .. I have good books and plans to make and something I might cook .. maybe a walk to take with the camera .. maybe not ..

Wishing everyone a lovely peaceful Sunday .. will you be Christmas shopping ?
Got lists ?
 I do ... too many ... I have to start working on who has been naughty and who has been nice.

I was thinking about cooking something that takes hours to cook, fill the house with yummy scents, but then, when it is only for me ... I lose the urge .. I am thinking a good hearty soup made from leftovers might be just the right thing ..

Any recipes, feel free to leave them in the comment section .. thanks !

Have a quiet peaceful day ... tell me about your holiday decorations too !! send photos .. I will publish them :)



8 comments:

Terra said...

What an ordeal for Merlin and for you. I am glad he is healing. I think cats and dogs have the happy gift of living in the now; if I am happy now, I am happy now.

NotesFromAbroad said...

I totally agree with everything you said .. it is a gift ...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Merlin looks fine. Give him a little chin scratch and tell him it's from me :)

NotesFromAbroad said...

Chin scratched and some kisses thrown in for good measure, thanks
Andrew!

liparifam said...

Fingers crossed for complete recovery for Merlin :) We love this soup: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-corn-chowder.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Everywhere I look, there is a sleeping cat ... when I go into the bedroom, Merlin will be sleeping by my pillow on my side of the bed ... a large bed and not a huge cat .. but he has to sleep where I sleep !

NotesFromAbroad said...

liparifam ... I am going to try that soup this week ! Thanks so much !

liparifam said...

Terrific, let me know what you think :)

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