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It’s Snowing!

You know, I didn’t think it would snow.  The weather guessers love to wind everyone up with as bad a picture as they can paint without going into total overtime lying.  They love getting people to hang on their every word, boost their ratings and make silly runs on the grocery stores.  I make it a point to do neither.  However, I am not totally out of touch.  I look at or listen to the weather once a day. And I have a great app called Dark Sky.  I was watching the local station this morning since indeed, it DID start snowing.  They had, as they always do, interns of the station posted hither and yon, “reporting” on the progress of the snow…of which there was none yet.  Listening to their inexperienced voices (not knowing what to say to fill in the time the station allowed) is a waste of time which is why I usually don’t watch.  Now..the exception is tornado time. There we have the experience weather casters only and for hours at a time.   We are called Dixie Alley here and we have tornadoes years round…regardless if it is winter.  Not every month all the time but they will occur if the conditions are right in January and February.  November and December too.  Those things have increased in frequency a lot in the past 8 years or so.  Scary business.

Who watches MacGyver in re-runs?  Got a question for you.

Regarding the old car, I took it at a car show a few summers ago.

Car Show


Where Have I Been?

Well, unbelievable that it has been a solid year and two months since I was here.  But it has been.  A lot has happened but all of it is boring except to me and the family.  Well, it’s boring tome and the family too.  So you are spared.

No one comes here to this blog any longer.  The MSN Live Spaces Blogs that closed down years ago were kind enough to get each of the millions of bloggers on their site a blog with WP if we wanted.  They even ported over the old blogs and comments from all of those MSNLiveSpaces blogs.  No pictures but the rest is intact.  I took advantage of that really wonderful offer in order to keep my thoughts from the 7 years or more that I was on Live Spaces.  It was a “human” blog with my Tortie cat,  whom I dubbed “Miss Catt” was a fault frequent walk on.  Since going to Blogger, my cat, (Miss Catt passed away in 2011 and occasionally blogs from the Rainbow Bridge) Katie has her blog that is strictly about and for her.  I have my “human” one with some mentions of Katie in it.

Just checking by.  I must say, SP has a most excellent Spam filter!  Never seen the like although Blogger does well too.

See you soon.  But don’t call me a big baboon.  🙂




All 1 of you who read this  blog  🙂  if you or anyone you know can help my dear friend whose kitty was diagnosed so far with a grave physical problem…see here below please at the link provided, this is MY kitty’s blog.  And today’s story explains.

My friend will see that her cat has the surgery, what she is hoping for is anyone who has had a pet go through this and their pets’ prognosis.  She worried sick as he is a much loved member of her family just as Katie Isabella is of mine.

XXOO to all 1 of you.  Katie Isabella Feb 6DSC_4509

Nah, it’s me.  Carole.  I am about to take on of the earliest showers ever!  Because I am going to curl up with the rest of the Sunday paper and read.  Possibly with a warm 13 pound bundle in my lap.  That little bruiser stretched out like a log along my side last night…imparting heat as only a furred member of the family can.  I couldn’t move and I was on my back.  I hate lying on my back but I also hated to disturb her as she would hop down.  So…I suffered for a while longer.

She is half way through her antibiotic pills.  She has 14 of them total and has 7 left this evening. I am amazed at the vet tech’s ability to open Katie’s mouth, insert the pill all the way back and that’s IT!

The weather has already changed.  The Dogwoods are starting to lose their leaves.  The grass looks choppier (I call it) and there is a coolness to the house at night.  No need for heat and no need for cool.  Just right.  I am looking forward to Fall as my Summer was filled with Dr appointments and surgery but that is over now.  So perhaps the camera and I will make it out for some Fall leaves and a few landscapes.  Certainly my grandson, but I hesitate to put his photos on the Net.  There are cruel and evil people out there.

My birthday occurs this week and I have three birthday dinners to look forward to!  I love how all my friends have come together for me and how my family has.  Each son and my daughter in law has equally.  I could not be more blessed than I am.  I am thankful with every breath and every prayer.

Hope someone says something so I can stop talking about the cat! xo

Katie Isabella

Little girl still isn’t herself BUT she is not as bad as she has been these two weeks.  It occurred to me since her favorite brother is here for the afternoon and tonight that her downturn and his leaving are about the same time.  Could this have been all about missing him?  They ARE very close.

She has a full blood panel done yesterday when she returned to the Vet.  I haven’t heard anything and like;y will not until the results are returned to the Office.  Then they will call me I assume or certainly I will be calling them.

I am making spaghetti and meat sauce tonight and rolls for supper.  Since my surgery I am having to be careful with salt and I believe I may have over indulged this past week.  As with most folks…until I get used to having even less, it will be difficult.  I draw the line at no salt on eggs and potatoes however.  I won’t put on much, but I sure will have some.

Guess I will hang it up for now and go see if Katie wants to play with her wand toys.  She had a nice bath in the middle of the night rolled up tightly next to me.

See ya..

Hi Mary.  No one else IS reading this but you so I am writing to you.  I had forgotten I was on my WP bloggie when I commented on your bloggie and then I found you had a WP one as well.  All my blogs from Microsoft Live Spaces are on here,  imported by them as a very kind gesture when they closed Live Spaces.

Those of us who were on it so long miss it still along with the dear friends we made there. Sone of us meet on a closed group on Face Book. I don’t blame them, MSN,  for closing Live Spaces that they kindly provided for free, as they were tying to make it more like Twitter– which was new at that time, Too many of the people who used that blogging format which MSN Live Spaces provided for us to create and maintain blogs,  spent too much time sending the developers horrible nasty vindictive emails full of invective and cursing.  The emails were public.  I guess after years of nothing but filthiness and invective they decided who needs it?

Anyway, I’m with you on not wanting to see dead animals whether hunted legally or not.  Nor do I want to see abuse and so on.  So we see the same side of things there.

xxoo I’ll be back TOO!  🙂

No one is reading this so it doesn’t matter I suppose that I take so long to write here. 🙂

Anyway, here it is July and it got here as quickly as I always say it will. New Years Day happens and turn around one and blink your eyes and it’s July. Do the same again…maybe blink twice and it’s Christmas. Time passes so quickly. There is an explanation if you will as to why time seems to pass so quickly (or perhaps it does in fact pass quickly) and the book is entitled “Future Shock” by Alvin Toffler. It was written somewhere in the 70’s. I certainly made an impression on me!

Meanwhile, here I am, laboring away at this unseen bloggie. If you happen by, a great good day to you.


Happy Valentine’s Day my friends who happen to see this.  It is very happy for us in our family as the son who has been so ill these three years was pronounced free of anything harmful as off his CT scan he had Monday.  We are joyful.  And thankful.


The New Left

The New Left
Left is the new right, Or, right is the new left. What do I mean? Well, I have mentioned it before in MSN Spaces days.

I mean the people,just moseying’ on along are largely in the so-called passing lane or for my purposes here, the left lane. Those who wish to pass the 10 or so MPH under the speed limit motorists must needs pass on the right which is against the law. Remember the old “no passing on the right” dealio that we learned among other things when we got our drivers license? Well, for the past fifteen years or so if you want to pass, it’s largely going to be on the right.

Why in the world would a fella or lady wanna be in the passing lane if they ain’t passing or speeding? (not that I mean all who go in the left lane should speed. It was a figure of speech pertinent to what I am saying here).

And then, there are the SUV’s who have become a sentient being all on their own as a group. The group of them throughout the Land I mean. They love to feel the love by nestling up against your rear bumper, gently (ahem) urging you to go faster and faster or at get you to least levitate so they can go under or around you. Traffic conditions are not to be a hindrance to you getting out of their way. Yup.

If it’s a two way entrance or exit somewhere and you have a gigantic SUV, yes, indeed, please DO ride down the middle of it leaving the pitiful compact car no where to go and oh! glare down at the pitiful being who’s driving the wee car and forcing you to possibly accommodate by moving over. How rude of the compact car owner. No manners or sense of whose right, those little people.

Observations from here. Do *I* drive in the left lane as a habit. No. Do I crowd folks and glower when I am behind the wheel of my little Toyota? Nope. Just sayin’. Happy Drivin’
I’m riding double with Katie from now on. I’m sure she’s safe.

Fried Chicken

I fried a buncha chicken drumsticks for supper.  My oldest is here over night.  And this time I left the skin on and fried them in…gasp…oil! I dredged them in flour first.  Had some green beans and cheesy noodles too.  I almost made gravy.  You need chicken drippings in grease in the pan to make a proper cream gravy.  I drew the line and didn’t but I sure wanted to.

Got to set the alarm for earlier tomorrow instead of rising with the Katie alarm.  Four or three perhaps soft taps to the face will do the trick.  When I get home from the Big City I need to take my taxes in.

She and I, Miss Katie Isabella, Cat Extraordinaire will head in to the bed here in about fifteen minutes.  Just checking in on you.

Sleep well if you too are going to bed about now and I will see you tomorrow when we get up and do what we are supposed to do.