Monday, May 11, 2009

Wet Monday Meowning RANT

It's a wet Monday Meowning. Supposed to rain every day this week. Won't that be fun?

I tried fixing his eyes but it just made him look more like an alien orange kitty.

Baby Riley is sitting on the printer watching bird tv. It's ok today but not like yesterday. I posted about the new birds that were visiting us. Absolutely gorgeous. I haven't seen them before. We usually get chickadees, blue jays, woodpeckers, and a bunch of other birdies that I don't know their names. I found a site where you can put in the color of the bird and you get pages of birds with pictures. That's how I found the bird yesterday. I put in orange and wa la there it was. Today's bird though I could not find. It's grey and white ... I think it's in the sparrow or wren family but it's picture did not come up. I'll have to keep looking. I still haven't found that bird book. I'll probably find it when I'm too old to remember why I was looking for it.

The cherry trees down my driveway have been hanging low and when I drive by I get pink flowers all over my car. ( I'm glad I took the photos last week cause I was right and the rain has made the petals fall.) It's like I have to bend over to get out my driveway. One time I stopped and looked out my rooftop window ... really pretty ... looking at the blossoms from that angle. I'll do that when I'm in the school parking lot, waiting for my son to grace me with his presence. I'll be looking at the clouds and sky. I think I told you how I love the sky. Everything about it fascinates me. Wind, no wind, shapes ..

I'm always in search of peace. Last week it went away from my house with a swift kick. Like someone told it to go away and never come near us again. One of those weeks. Only it's one of those weeks that's going to follow us around for years. Maybe forever. I won't go into details now, maybe later, but our world has kind of gotten shaken and stirred and thrown back. It's a feeling of 'what the hell just happened'. We are still standing and it's like it didn't happen but it did. I'm mad as hell and I wish I didn't have to take it anymore but we do.

So, you add what happened last week with all that goes on normally ... or not so normal ... around my house and well, that trying to find peace ... I don't think it exists. I might try to find it again but for now I'm just going to keep going. One day at a time. One step at a time ... and that's funny cause I had to get my cane out this weekend ... that's a different story isn't it.

Life just keeps throwing 'stuff' and that's not the word I want to use but it's only a Monday meowning and I'm having coffee not a whiskey. The last couple of years my life, which wasn't easy in the first place, has had so much 'weird, never happens to anyone, you only read about that happening to people, that couldn't happen more than once, how many things could go wrong, oh, don't ask cause more will happen, everyone feels sorry for us, more went wrong, of course you thought surviving a coma was going to be the worst thing that happened to you, what a silly that was just the beginning, wasn't that enough, I could go on and on, and let's add what happened last week' odd 'stuff' tossed at me. I think it's someone else's turn ... I try to laugh about it but that doesn't seem to be helping.

Oh and let's not forget the crazy lady at the grocery store yesterday who went ballistic cause I told the store employee that someone had spilled lots of flourish like powder on the floor. Me being the good citizen and not wanting anyone to fall, went over and tried to tell the store person about the spill but was verbally attacked by the spoiled rotten bitchy lady ... and she really isn't a lady ... who was insulted that I bothered her time with the grocery lady. She literally bit my head off for telling the grocery lady while she was discussing cakes or something. I looked at her and told her I really didn't want anyone to fall. Literally, I live in a gang area or something ... or just a bitchy lady area ... cause I walked away and thought ... what was that ... never in my 50 odd years have I been attacked at a grocery store for being a good person ... of course the grocery lady didn't say a word .. I think she was scared by the bitchy cake lady. I went home unloaded my groceries and had a well deserved beer. It was one of those situations where you'd like to go back and just shake the girl ... cause a young lady wouldn't act that way ... tell her mother, take away her precious cake, make her walk home and think about what she just did, etc ... but, you know she didn't think a thing about what happened cause she's a bitchy young girl and will always act that way. Seriously ... she didn't care that someone might fall ...

And, with that ... I feel better now ... cause the world seems to be out to get me and I won't let it ... I'm that kind of old cat lady.

Oh the cats are all fine ... napping away ...

You all have a nice day now and be glad you don't shop at my grocery store ... it's dangerous.


The Creek Cats said...

Sure hope you're able to find peace in the chaos!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Sounds like you are dealing with too many problems at one time. I've had periods where I find peace in minutes instead of hours or days. I just keep repeating 'this too will pass', but it doesn't always. I hope peace will come back into your life soon.

I have lots of photos like yours with the spooky kitty eyes. Wish there was a way to fix them.

JC said...

My Mom used to say that to me ... 'this too shall pass'.

And, I know it will. I am a survivor. I can do anything ... well, not anything but you know what I mean.

What happened last week just shook our family. We will survive it's just that so much has happened to me and my family in the last few years. I don't think we can take one more thing but we keep getting one more thing.

And, than to go to the store and have the crazy person was well ... more than I want to handle. The straw theory.

I will find my Peace again. It just might take a while.

I tried to do the red eye on Riley but it just made him glow more so I left it. I just do the photo shop thing on my puter.

Noll's Nip said...

Sorry to hear things in your world have gone topsy-turvy. We're sending you purrs from the nip patch.

Star said...

It's odd, isn't it, how some people react in a completely different way to how you expect them too. Maybe the cake lady didn't like the colour of your shoes or something. You will never know. Don't dwell on it. Just ignore it. Keep smiling and don't let it get you down.
Blessings, Star

JC said...

Oh I know. I was just trying to do a nice thing and she must just be that way all the time. Cause there was no reason to act that way.

It was one of those moments where you think ... wow this lady is nuts. I generally like nuts at stores but not this time.

Lover of Life said...

I'm so sorry for all the hardships you have had to endure. Life can be so difficult sometimes, yet you focus on the good (like your cat.)

I hope that cake lady wakes up before she unconsciously pulls some nasty energy her way!

Sending peaceful thoughts your way.

critterlover said...

Sounds like you live in bitchy lady territory. I work there. I understand.

Sad, some people act so badly. More and more these days it seems.

I love the quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world" so, you just keep being the good person you are, you do rub off on people. Maybe bitchy lady was just having a bad day, or making a bad day for herself and others, maybe... she even went home and thought "geez, I was so rude, why would I do that?"

We can hope.

I'm sorry life keeps giving you lemons. Toss them back and ask for cookies!

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow, I would've told the lady off. Haha and I work at a grocery store do if I had been than employee I would have told the crazy lady that I had to pick up whatever was spilled right away. I see my fair share of bitchy customers. Some people have no patience in life or they are just naturally angry. I just don't understand. I enjoyed reading this post.

Anonymous said...

Oh and this posting reminds me of the song, Manic Monday by the Bangles. "just another manic Monday, I wish it was Sunday. That's my fun day, my I don't have to run day..."

Webster said...

I'm sure that having the beer helped calm you, too.

You're right, be the change you want to see - but it's oh, so difficult with self-absorbed younger ones. Alas.

lovelyprism said...

I always say no good deed goes unpunished. The only good thing about it is YOU know you did a good thing. Hang on to that.

JC said...

I said the b word way too much. Sorry !!!

It's my blog and well ... it was a Rant ...

Thanks for your comments

I think odd people just follow me ... either that or I can handle them ... so they've been sent my way ... needless to say ... I survived

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals