Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time Has A Way

I've been so busy lately
that I have had no time to blog or to visit.
As September rounds it's corners and starts to end,
the feeling of Fall is entering my world.
I've enjoyed a fabulously warm August and September.
Sitting in the backyard with Maddy Jean and Meredith Ann.
(Meredith on her baby sitter .. aka ..
the shovel with camping rope (small) and a blue leash.)
I've never had a cat who can do this.
She roams around and I move the shovel when needed.
I have five cats and none of them will do this.
Meredith could sit outside all day.
This lets me do a few things in the kitchen
and walk around the yard with Maddy Jean.
Once in a while, Meredith will get a bee in her fluffy furs
 and move but normally she's in her rope area.
Never trying to get out of her collar.
Anyway, what I was saying is that Fall is in the air.
The chill at two am after a muggy hot day.
The sweater needed in the morning.
The thought that I might have to turn the heat on.
What ? Is Summer over.
I liked it so.
 I waited all Winter for it.

The days are getting shorter.
 Dark at seven. No, say it isn't so.
My arthritis is aching.
I don't want it to come visit me again.
I don't do well in Winter.
Hurt most of the time.
My bones need warmth.
 I need to move to Arizona or something.
My two kids are away at college.
 First tests on the way.
It's their time to discover who they want to be.
Failing a test is a very humbling thing.
As I well know.
What I wanted to be and what I ended up doing,
Two different things.
 Never did I ever think that I would be who I am today.
Not that's it bad.
It's just different.
As a Mom, it's hard to get them (my two kids)
to realize that dreams change.
The path you walk has turns and twists.
To always keep on the path even if there's a bump
or a tree that's in the way.

So, it's my time now.
I'm done with that faze in my life.
What to do ?
Been looking at lately.
Maddy Jean is so sad.
I spend all my time with her.
When I'm gone, I think I better get back to her.
The dog I had called about, I did not get.
She was adopted in between me calling
and the rescue group updating their site.
I will keep looking.
The Purrfect Dog will show up.
One that likes old Golden Retrievers,
old cats and old ladies.
Til then, I will keep doing the clean up of this old house.
I have been getting rid of lots of 'kid' stuff.
Going through this and that.

And, on that note, I wish you all a
Grand Old Day.

Enjoy !!!

~ JC ~


Brian said...

I hope you have a grand day too, and good luck on the doggie search!

Remington said...

Sorry the friend was gone when you called....another will be along shortly.... Yes, time flies....we just had a little sleet storm....hard to believe....seems like summer just started. Take care, my friend....

LeAnn said...

I sure wish I could get Malley to run on a leash. As soon as I put a harness on him he just plops down but he is always trying to sneak outside lately!

clairz said...

What a nostalgic post. We happened to be in Boston on move-in day for a couple of the universities. It made me think back to when we took my son to New York for his first year of university. Big change for him and for the family.

You'll find the perfect dog, I just know it. When you do, you will marvel at the pathways that brought you together.

Rose H (UK) said...

Good things happen when they're least expected - Your new faithful friend will find you....the heart though still a little empty feels more at peace. Enjoy Autumn and dream of things to come.....

The Curious Cat said...

Such a nostalgic post...I hope you're okay...why do you have the cat on a baby sitter? Is there a reason? I hope you're arthritis is okay. Have you tried cider vinegar and honey in hot water? My mum drinks it and says it helps...Your kids are lucky to have you and your wisdom xxx

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