Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Family Members

Early this year old age took two of our 3 kitties to heaven and there has been a big void around the house without them. I have been a little reluctant to open my heart right away but it has been on my mind to adopt another kitty. We had to go into the mall to shop for an outfit for my Mother in law's birthday party and much to my surprise the Ten Lives Club was in a store front where we came in. I glanced into the store front windows where they had many kitties to view. A couple of kitties stood out to me but Hubby and I stayed focused and continued on to our shopping destination. We completed our purchases and started to head out. Again I stopped to look and the little kitty I saw was still there so before my Hubby could say a word I was inside inquiring. This kitty was 6 months old and named "white rabbit who just came in from Kentucky. After talking some more to the volunteer I went into a room to get acquainted with this kitty. It was a done deal at that moment for me. Hubby still wasn't totally hooked or sure. He was a little lover boy purring away and cuddle only with me at that moment. I don't know how animals know but they do pick their people and homes too.
We have renamed him Thomas. He's the picture with the red bell and collar. Well once that was decided the volunteer helping us said they had a 2 "fur" 1 deal. We laughed and I responded that it wasn't out of the question to adopt 2 kitties and I did see another one in the window that caught my eye too. So then enter "GiGi" that was a 4 year old female from Ohio. She was so gentle and easy going with Thomas. It didn't take long to figure she would be going home with us too. We renamed her Bella.

Bella and Thomas are here now with us settling into their new home. It was a good match for us all. Thomas has cared less about the dog and it wasn't a problem with Bailey either. Bella is a little more reserved about Bailey. She has reminded him to keep a certain distance but it hasn't stopped her from moving around the house at all and it gave Bailey a new respect for her too. Lizzie our oldest kitty is still not coming around to having the new family members but that will take her a little more time.

I have much more to tell about this past week but it will have to wait till I have more time to post and replace my camera that died just before MIL birthday party. Timing is everything..... ;)

Till next time ..............................
From your stash let a beautiful quilt be born!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

In A Blink Of An Eye

Wow............ I can't believe how much has happened since my last post and how much time flew by. The past few weeks have been the busiest ever. My husbands mother went into the hospital just after my last post. One thing lead to another with her diagnosis and now we are facing terminal cancer with her. Her dementia has progressed more as each day passes and she truly doesn't understand her condition which right now I feel is a blessing. She is about to celebrate her 90 years of living November 10th.

It's been a difficult road for my husband as her care taker with his brother living out of town. He is not here to share this part of her life. We have started Hospice care services for her and us. They are a wonderful team of individuals and a God sent right now. Please keep us in your prayers

We have the first picture of our newest Grandchild. Technology rocks when it comes to this kind of stuff. Everything looks good and we are grateful for that blessing. We look forward to meeting this baby sometime around the end of April 2009. I'm still hoping for a May 2....... Time is in God's hands

During all this my Son the contractor and his crew of 4 came to do our roof and some other things around the house. I finally got a doorway in my sewing room which leads out to the side and back yard. We are hoping to be able to put a nice size deck outside this door in spring but it depends on our Son's schedule for availability. I look forward to enjoying it as time goes by. The work took a week to complete and I spent many hours picking up roof shingles to the point I don't want to see another single or dumpster for awhile.

I had just enough time to throw the house back together roughly so our 2 Grandchildren could come visit with us for a couple of days. Our daughter drove them down on a Sunday and they stayed till Wednesday. We had a lot of fun times and it kept us on our toes while they were here. No moss growing under their feet as it's go, go, go, busy, busy, busy till nap or bed times. We laughed, went visiting Great Grandma, colored, they rode the horsey and played house. Adriana and Dominik started to get a little home sick but we got through it. We had a fun craft time and they made a card for Mommy. Adriana was so excited to give it to Mommy when we took them back.
Boy..... do I wish I could bottle that energy.

Till next time.............................
From your stash let a beautiful quilt be born!