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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KITTENS

I've been feeding three stray cats for quite some time now.  A momma and twin babies.  One baby is very skittish so I call him Shy.  The other one is a bold little thing and I call him Baby.  I don't know what happened to her, but for the past week Momma is nowhere to be found.  I hope she was not hit by a car or anything.  She was a very good momma cat.

I am still feeding the babies.  They are becoming more friendly and more trusting of me as time goes by.  They still run away from me, but don't disappear.  They just keep their distance although that distance gets shorter all the time.  I think they know I am not going to hurt them since I bring them food every day.  I am hoping by the time the cold weather comes I will be able to take them inside and hopefully find them a home together.  I think Shy needs to be with Baby since he is so scared all the time.  I just cannot afford to have two more cats.

They are such cute little things.  I was able to get pictures of them when I was in the yard the other day.










Aren't they adorable?  I am nowhere near as close as it seems.  I was using a zoom lens and was about 20 feet away.

Anyone want two kittens?

Kathy

Sunday, August 23, 2015

THE SUNDAY GARDEN



I love Sundays.  I love being with my church family.  I love the worship time.  It is so special to be in church worshiping my God and Savior.  God has been so close to me lately and I am so grateful to Him for everything.

I was going to do so much today but instead decided to take it easy, do a little each day after work instead, and rest.  After church Joe and I went to Wendy's for lunch and then we both took a nice long nap.

I took pictures of the yard earlier and thought I would do a Sunday garden post.  I haven't done one in a long time.  I started this post earlier and had difficulty posting the pictures so let's hope it works this time.

 On Friday after I came home from work I went out to the yard to sit in the sun and read my book.  Instead I got a burst of energy and decided to do some weeding.  I began with the little strip I have next to the side fence and the patio.  It was bad.


 It took a while, but I got it all cleaned up.  Rather than plant things at this point in time I just put my little garden figures along there.


 Of course most of them are from my favorite store, Rite Aid.  I got the two mushrooms at different times, but they just look great together.


And my frog reminds me to Fully Rely On God.


The little cat was bought when my first cat, Fluffy, died.  I keep it as a tribute to her.


I still have my summer garden flag up.  I won't change it until the first day of autumn.  It's rather faded and I might have to get a new one for next year.


Then I cleaned up my earth box which holds my herbs and my fairy garden.  It was a mess and everything had died except for the chives.  I'm going to redo it next year.  The fairies are sort of dirty except for the one I just bought.  But a good rain storm will take care of that.





 Finally I cleaned out the flower pot which had my little tree in.  I'm sad it didn't make it.



 There is so much more to do, but I am determined to do just a little each day and in a couple of weeks it will be all finished.   I do, however, have a few roses.



 There's also lots of morning glories.  But my pictures didn't turn out all that good.




I'll be showing you more as I go along.  Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Now it's time to start dinner.  Baked flounder, green beans from the farm, garlic bread and watermelon.  Yum!

 Have a good evening everyone!

Kathy


 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

IT'S THE WEEKEND!



I'm so glad it's the weekend.  Especially after the day I had at work yesterday.  It was Liz's and Tracy's birthdays.  I was going to go out at lunch time to get a cake when in walks Doug with a cake (not knowing it's their birthdays).  So we used that.  Before we opened to the public we all went into the workroom, sang "Happy Birthday" to them, and had cake.  That was good because I forgot to eat breakfast.  Yes, I actually remembered that I hadn't eaten when I was almost at work.  How did I do that?

 At lunch time Liz wanted to go for a walk.  I told her to take off and enjoy her birthday and I would be acting librarian and hold down the fort.  Everything was fine.  It was nice and quiet.  Bob was on the front desk and I was sitting at the librarian's desk.  A girl about 18 years old comes in and stands at the front desk.  She's talking to Bob then says she biked over and she's so tired and puts her head down on the desk.  Bob and I think that's kind of strange but whatever.  Then she says she thinks she's going to be sick and starts gagging.  Deb, the guard, says she will get her some water.  She turns around to go to the water fountain, gets two steps away and the young lady falls unconscious to the ground.  Bob says, "And she's down!"  So I called 911 and the rescue squad came, took her vitals, and took her away in an ambulance.  Wow!

The operator at 911 was asking me all kinds of questions on the phone like did I know her medical history.  No, I didn't.  I had never seen her before and she was unconscious so I couldn't ask her anything.  Was her skin changing color?  I don't know.  She was behind the desk and I couldn't see her.  Besides she was African-American and I'm not real good at saying if she was pale.

When Liz got back we told her what had happened and she had to write up an incident report.  She said every time she leaves the building when Boss isn't there, something happens.  Happy birthday, Liz!
 
It's been a beautiful day today.  I woke up and went outside to take pictures of the garden to share with you tomorrow.  Then I sat at the kitchen table and took this video.

video

After breakfast I did a load of dishes and a load of wash and then Joe and I headed out to the farm.  I try to go every other week.  Here's what I got today.


A beautiful watermelon, green beans, corn, red and white onions, a tomato and a flat of red sails lettuce and a flat of marigolds.  Because I'm afraid of animals eating my lettuce, I am going to plant it in my hanging baskets.  I think it will work.

I was going to cut the grass and clean the living room today, but instead took a nap.  Oh well.  As Scarlet O'Hara said in Gone With the Wind, "Tomorrow is another day."

I made baked eggplant for dinner.  It turned out good.  We were going to have watermelon too, but were both too full. 

I lit my summer candle tonight.  Not many more days I can use it.  Fall is coming.

 
And here it is showing both sides.

Joe is already in bed.

I'll be heading there real soon.  Just have a few things to do before I can get there.  Have a nice night everyone.

Kathy