Thursday, February 26, 2009

Romeo and Juliet

Well, here they are.... Romeo (tuxedo cat) and Juliet (calico). I found Romeo at the Humane Society all by his "tiny little four week old" self in a cage. He was there because his family had been in a fire. His Momma rescued him and went back for the others and never made it back out.
I already had two rescue birds...(someone bought them for their cats to play with... can you imagine??? I knew nothing about birds, but took them both. One was injured. I had them both for about ten years. They both passed away last spring)
Anyway... as I was saying... I already had two rescue birds and wasn't in the market for another animal. After all,I had only gone to volunteer to walk the dogs that day. So I left...On the way home, I kept thinking of that poor little guy in the cage all alone and how he just clung to me when I got him out to pet him. Next thing you know, I'm signing papers and buying cat food! lol. He was such a lover, I named him Romeo. I taught him to sit for treats, fetch and obey 48 commands.
Then along came Juliet....She came to us when we were outside one day..about 6 months after we got Romeo. She was malnourished and full of worms, fleas and dirt. Well... you know.... I HAD to take her in... I mean, no one was caring for her. It became my duty. Of course, I had to sit her down on her little cat butt and explain to her that she would have to take the name Juliet...which she wholeheartedly agreed to, seeing it would get her shelter and food! She learned all of her tricks by watching Romeo, who ever so politely, shares his food bowl and litter box with her. They are wonderful pets. So now when you hear me speak of them, which is quite often, you will have an idea of who I am speaking about!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Birthday Bliss - February 24, 2009

Well, thankfully, the big 50 day is over. But, let me tell you how it all went down...
My daughter, Sarah, came in from New York to visit on the weekend. On Saturday, I was sent out to a birthday lunch with a friend about noon. Yes, I said "sent".... that should have been my first clue.
Now, lunch was interesting to say the least. I can honestly say that I have never had lunch at a table with complete strangers, whilst watching a man flip shrimp tails into his hat and his shirt pocket! It was a Japanese restaurant where they make your food on a grill right in the middle of your table. (I'm sheltered, so I don't want to hear how you have all been to one of these places)...These are some interesting things I learned from this lunch:
1. Wear summer clothes...having a 400 degree grill right in the middle of your table gives a whole new meaning to hot flashes!
2. Keep your conversations at a whisper, lest you want everyone's opinion and advice at the table on your new toenail trimmer.
3. Plan on finding random "escapee" shrimp tails in your food. Either our cook was not very good at "flipping" the tails into his hat, or he had a secret vendetta against us....and
4. Say no when the only other person at the table with a birthday the same day as yours suggests that you meet back there at the same time next year for a repeat performance.
On to the next adventure on that day...
I got home only to walk into my house and find wall to wall people. A surprise party....! Oh my... I think the surprise was on them, as I had neglected my cleaning for a few weeks because I had been working on my sites nonstop. I was mortified. All I could think about was whether or not they had seen my studio.... 'cause I would win the prize right now for the most dust bunnies this side of the Mississippi! Once I got over the thought that they had all seen my mess, I had a great time. Friends, food, gifts...AND the only one that threw up at my party, was my cat, Romeo. (He'll never live that one down..heh.)Yes... a birthday I will never forget! *wink*

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 16, 2009

Hi Everyone...
I am new to this blogging thing, so bear with me.... Yes... I'm a rookie blogger...(looking sweet and innocent and batting my eyelashes..) But I will attempt to write my very first blog! Here goes:
I am a member of the Esmarts Etsy Team! Go team! There are a lot of helpful and truly magnificent people there. Every one is a master at their craft! I have learned a lot from each of them, and as a team they rock!
As soon as I learn to add some links here, I'll add the links to the members of the team and you can see for yourselves how talented they all are! In the meantime, you can find me at and also at Have a look around and let me know what you think!
Till then, thanks for reading MY VERY FIRST
Ps... It's hard to believe that in two measly days, I will be fifty. ...FIFTY...that is a half a century old!! (Personally, I think they lied to me about the date of my birth. I think it was a couple of years later... I mean, I was there and everything, but I don't remember much...grin)
BTW.....Did I mention that this is my very FIRST blog??!?