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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Really????

.....the first day of Spring.  The 1st day of Spring came with snow, freezing rain, rain, wind and school closures. Ah Spring, you disappoint. Perhaps if I wasn't so impatient for the change of the seasons, I wouldn't be so disappointed. Just when it gets a bit warmer and dryer, the weather changes and voila.... cold and snow.....

I have been very lax in posting, and it isn't the first time this has happened. I could blame it all on Aslan, well maybe not all of it, but he does take over the laptop as soon as it is turned on.



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Here it is a week later, and it is about time I finished this 'draft'. I honestly can't seem to get done what I want to do. This is my 3rd week with a cold. I can't seem to get rid of it. I am functioning at a low level, but I wish that it would leave and I would get more energy. It seems I am always wishing for more energy. Perhaps Aslan would share some of his with me. The little rascal is a going concern.

Except when someone comes to the door and he runs and hides, or he is having a nap, he follows me around, checking on everything that I am doing. It is like he needs the attention and wants to be a part of what is going on. I was trying to get a card painted, and as he was sleeping somewhere, I thought I would have no problem.......I get my paints, water and brush out, and begin.......suddenly out of no where, in the blink of an eye, Aslan pounces......on the paint tin (thank heaven it was water colour), grabs the brush in my hand and here we go again. It put him on the floor and as quickly as I can, I put the things away. It matters not that I keep putting him down when her interferes....he certainly does not take NO as a threat.  I feel that I shall have to lock him in the bathroom, or in the basement, but I really wouldn't feel right about doing that.....time will tell. If I stand still for a minute he will jump straight up to my chest and expect me to catch him, then he purrs and rubs up against my face as though this is what I am meant to do. He is a riot, and one good thing about his antics is that he makes the Captain laugh. 

Ah well, he is still a kitten, and I hope that as he matures he will be less of a pest. He is in hiding right now which enables me to write this without interruption, because someone came to the door.





And so I bring this post to an end.
We had more snow last night.
Spring is dragging her feet,
though she will soon have to make an appearance,
Soon....let it be soon.

Cheers


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Day After

Well, we had quite a winter storm Sunday night through all day yesterday. The snow fell and the wind blew, and the snow fell faster and the wind blew harder and, well you get the idea. A blizzard is what the weather folks called it. Who am I to disagree? It definitely left a great mound of snow in my driveway, especially where the wind whipped up great drifts. The power flickered twice but didn't go off, through all the mayhem. I am very thankful for that.

Front yard


Kitchen window last night

The front door step

The Captain is out tidying the drive after Dawn sent her driveway plow man down. She then came down and shoveled.  There was just too much snow for me to handle. Oh yes, we are expecting about 15 cm on Thursday.

A strange kitty pose

Checking out the curtains

Laid back Aslan

I do believe that's it for now
Cheers, till next time
Stay warm

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February Already...

Here we are, the 4th  day of February….wow, and we have only had one snow storm to speak of, and one ice storm, in which our neighbour province New Brunswick is still feeling the effects with homes still without power after almost 2 weeks Their trees are still coated with ice. We were lucky here, in that we didn’t even lose power, but schools were closed for two days.

                I am writing this on my lap, and Aslan is sleeping beside me, having given up trying to sit on the keys. It is easier this way, because he can still be near me but I don’t have to keep pushing him off, as I do when working at my desk.


Well, that didn’t last very long. Two sentences and Aslan decided he wanted to play.

We have a bit of snow on the ground now, probably 3-4 inches. It covers up the dirty snow and brown slush, so that it looks quite nice when I look out on the fields. The roads are bare just now and that makes it much better for drivers.


If I don’t soon finish this it will be March……I started this 3 days ago. Aslan is in the basement giving me a chance to write this without interruption.

It is a sad, sad state of affairs in our world these days, but I am very thankful that I live in this province and this country. Nova Scotia, the ocean playground. I was going to say, in the summer, but even in winter some folk play in the ocean, surfing. Brrr. Not me. The water is even cold in the summer.


Things are piling up for me to do.  Oops,  guess who just found out how to open the basement door. Here we go again…………close the laptop, quick…………..

I was looking at the number of blogs I have written over the years. I started out with great gusto, and each year thereafter, the numbers declined. 2016 was a disaster for both blogs. But I am hanging in. So many thoughts spin around in this poor head of mine. It appears that I kept most of them to myself last year.
If there is a paper or a book Aslan likes to lay on it

unless he finds a pillow to hide under

There are times when he is quiet

I will end this now
Enough for today
I have to hurry up
Before Aslan comes my way.

Love that dear little furry, silly, laptop loving kitty cat

Saturday, January 14, 2017

First Snow Storm

It must be January.....church cancelled due to weather......40+ cm of snow. It looks beautiful of course, but.... it's the shoveling that is the problem....

The Captain wants to plow the driveway, so I had to shovel a pathway so he could get to it. We'll see what happens.

video
Aslan is upstairs sleeping, after a very busy morning. It is amazing how much energy he has, and the things he can get into.0000000000000000000000000000000000 (Aslan decided to join me andadded all the 0s before I could close the top)

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I am not even sure when I started this post, but the heavy snow we received has now gone, because it has rained for two days while the temperature stayed mild, and now the weather has done a one eighty and it is bitter cold again. Such is winter I guess.

Little Aslan has become quite comfortable with his surroundings. He can tell when I open my laptop and races from where ever he is to pounce on it and send the settings all whacky. I am able to this now, because he has discovered the basement and is presently investigating it.  He has caused me to be extremely neat, making sure all loose items (pens, pencils, paper, etc.) are put away so that he can't get them in his nightly antics. He is a little sweetheart despite his getting into everything that is not nailed down.

Pictures of the big snow.......




So the week has come to an end and I must say that I have had more energy than in
past weeks. Still dragging a bit, but I'm positive that the weird weather
has a lot to do with my moods. 

One foot in front of the other.....
the only way to get ahead....

Till next time,

Cheers

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sloggin' through the swampy marsh....

..........that's what I feel I have been doing for the last couple of months or more.... Have you ever tried to walk through a swamp, in rubber boots, going slurp and sinking into the muddy, thick, rotting water. The mud sucks you in and makes it so difficult to move. This boggy feeling of being stuck, and hardly able to take a step is depressing, but with fibromyalgia, sometimes it is just the way it goes. I am hopefully nearer to the edge of the bog than I was yesterday, and will soon be able to reach firm ground and step out of the sludge that has been my life for the last while. I have been so fatigued that I was fortunate to get through the things I had to do. With Christmas and New Years past, and routine responsibilities upon me, I hope that the worst is behind me.

I have been enjoying Aslan's antics, and he is getting more comfortable with his surroundings. He still heads upstairs for his beauty sleep, and when anyone comes to the door, but he did make friends with Heather and Dawn as this picture proves.

It was nice to have Lindsay, who is busy taking a picture of......

Colton and Rae, for a Christmas Eve get together for a meal and
opening some gifts. Their days were busy, and made being all together difficult.
Dawn brought lobster, which pleased the Captain.

These are two of the decorations I painted before Christmas. I painted snowbabies (each
one different) for the choir and the Santas or snowmen for my Bible Study group and friends. I think there were about nine each. I am surprised I was able to get them done in time. It was a real push.

Here is Aslan, resting on the keyboard, where he hits keys that bring up all 
manner of things, or deletes them. I am able to do this now because he is
sleeping.

He also enjoys helping with the mail, and managed to put his teeth marks in
our insurance invoice, which I had to explain.......

But he is such a sweet little angel as you can tell
by this picture. Don't you just love that face.

This brings my first post for 2017 to a close. I am hoping that I will do a little better at writing my blog and perhaps even get back to working on Barney and Belinda. If I can just get these mucky
rubber boots off now, and not fall back into the swamp.