Friday, November 29, 2013

This & That

Well Thanksgiving came and went and I ate WAY TOO MUCH!!  But that was expected.

It was a very busy day.  First it was to my family for Thanksgiving dinner, then to my step-daughter's for some grandchildren fun, then to my step-son's for dessert.  We were very tired when we got home.

I did pick up the Pita Kitty - which we now call "Josie" for fostering.  She's still very very timid, but she's coming around and taking over our whole house.  She has to go back in 2 weeks for vaccine booster and re-worming.  She's really really grown.  She was at least twice the size she was when she was in my car.  It's amazing how fast they grow in such a short time.

The plan is to adopt her as long as our current pets can accept it.  Right now it's a little turmoil, but I think in another week we'll have more of an idea of how things will be.  It sometimes takes up to 30 days to adjust (we know this well by now).

I'm looking for a new design for the website so that's why thing look a little different...but it's that time again!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Another Kitty Update!!

Well the pita kitty named "Chance" at the Humane Society; but I have named "Gracie" will be with us on Monday!  We're going to foster her until she can be adopted, then adopt her!!

We're both very excited - new photos will be coming!

Hubby had a bunion removed last week and is getting along fine.  Much better than I expected; his other foot will be done in January.

Always something happening.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kitty Update!!

Today I found out the pita kitty is a SHE.......

Her name at the Humane Society is Chance.  She's in with some other kittens and doing well.  She does still hiss but can be picked up.

Still too young for vaccines but we still plan on adopting when ready.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Commitment & Small Losses

I found this over on FaceBook and really think there is a message there.  Like I've said for sometime - the weight loss mojo went a go-go.

The mojo isn't always going to be there - it's just not.  The lesson is to learn to stay on track once that is gone.  That's where lots of people fail, that's where I failed.  So rather than look for the mojo; I've decided to just work on reaching the goal.

Another FaceBook find.  Those little losses do add up over time.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Kitty Update


I took kitty to the vet's the next day and happened to be there when the Humane Society was dropping off animals for surgery.

I reluctantly handed him over.


Don't get me wrong - that little bugger and I have a history now; but I think he needs to be a little bit older for us to care for.  Hubby just had foot surgery and my attention needs to be there.

We've told the Humane Society that when he is ready for adoption, we want to be considered.  He's been marked "finder is interested in adopting".  With any luck he will be home for Christmas.

Again, I don't really know that it is a "he" or not; but it makes no difference.

Though we've referred to "it" as "Pita" (Pain-In-The-A**) as a joke, I'm not real sure that that will remain the name.  I've always thought a male would be "Tobias" or a female would be "Maebee" (yes, I love the show Arrested Developement)...but recently the name "Harley" has stuck in my head and it works for male or female.

But I hate thinking of a name, if I don't end up with it; but I'm sure God will bring me the cat I'm suppose to have.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm Lost...and then an UPDATE!!

The kitten went up into my car again this morning and is still there somewhere within the engine.  I can hear it, but I can't see it.  I'm totally at a loss.  I cannot not drive my car.

So I'm doing what anyone else would do...I'm crying.

I'm crying because I want to help him and can't.

I'm crying because I am so exhausted over this.

I'm crying because I'm going to have to use my car and that result could mean his demise.

I'm crying because if he's stuck and can't move and I can't find him; he'll die in there.

I am so hysterical at this moment.


Kitty is now in a crate in my bathroom.  Whew...what a night.

After hubby got home around 6:30 I went to leave Joppa out and could hear him meowing except it didn't sound like it was coming in the direction of the car.  Once I verified that he was in deed meowing from another direction, I moved the car to the street.

I walked around the field and could hear him in a very large bush.  Despite how very close he sounded I couldn't find him.  Eventually hubby came to help and we both worked from different ends.  But then the meowing stopped and after listening for several minutes, we realized he had run out and his meows were closer to our house.  Cooper led us to the backyard by the grill and there he was.  Once we had him cornered hubby threw a towel on him and we put him in a pillowcase (I picked that up online).  He's now in the crate in the bathroom.  He's scared, he meows and hisses, but at least I know he's not in the car and that he's in a safe place.  Next stop will be a vet check and if that is guess he belongs to us!

I am so very glad that I moved the car, I've no doubt he would of run right into the car when he ran from the bush.

God Is Good!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Only Me......

First the good news:  I'm a great-aunt again!!  Benjamin Thomas was born on Sunday, November 3rd @ 9:15 p.m. weighing in at 7 lbs. 15 oz.  Beautiful Baby!!

Now the weird news:

Yesterday, I left work at 2:00 p.m. to go see the baby.  While driving down the Dual Highway in Hagerstown, I see a guy pulled over to the side.  I slowed down and then saw a small black kitten in the road (this is an extremely busy road).  When the guy tried to get the kitten, it ran and I had to come to a stop to avoid hitting it.  It ran under my car - they guy couldn't find it.  It was then when the woman behind me said "He jumped up under your car."

Yep, you heard that right....not under my car - up in it (and not the front end).  With traffic backed up and seeing the kitty no where...we had no choice but to continue on.  I arrived at the hospital and stayed about 2 hours.  From there I stopped to see hubby at work and he checked under the car for kitty - Nothing.  From there, I got gas, drove back to Waynesboro, stopped to see the grandkids for like 45 minutes, went home, and walked the dogs.  It's now about 7:00.  For my own mind, I got a flashlight and checked under the car again (but certainly that kitty couldn't have held on all that time right?); I see nothing and am about to go into the house when I hear "mew".  At first I thought I imagined it - but then I hear it again and Joppa immediately runs under the car and starts looking around.  So I wasn't imagining it - Joppa heard it too!!  Now I'm very stressed and can't see a kitty ANYWHERE.

I ended up at CC's where her hubby did everything but take the car apart piece by piece - Nothing.  When hubby got home he checked but again nothing.

This morning, hubby walks the dog and says the kitten isn't in the car anymore I can hear him meowing over at Jean's (our neighbor).  He then walked over, and moved her trash can and this little black ball of fluff runs out and Cooper immediately chases it down the alley.  Not good - but better than driving around with him in the car.

This evening when I got home, the kitty was in the alley playing with Cooper; of course he ran when he saw me.  I was able to locate him in a bush - he is ITTY BITTY LITTLE, but he ran before I could get him - I tried twice more but no luck.  I now have the cat carrier with tuna in it sitting outside.

I feel so bad for the poor thing and just want to get it inside.........  :(

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tiring Day....

It was a tiring day.....

CC and I headed out yesterday to areas unknown!  Okay  not actually, but we headed to some Arts & Crafts Show.

We started at one at the Five Forks Church in Waynesboro, which was a combo arts/crafts and yard sale.  Very Nice.  We then headed down the road to Howard County, Maryland fairgrounds for a large Arts & Crafts Expo featuring 200 vendors.

Though, if you live closer to Howard County then we do, it's probably worth attending; after we drove that far and paid to get in, we didn't buy much. <<sigh>>  From there we headed back towards Frederick only to detour off and head to Westminster as we are a little more familiar with that area than Frederick.

The drive seemed longer than we were expecting and we were STARVING.  But then we noticed a sign with a photo of grapes and the word "Serpent" and not sure whether it was a vineyard or a snake farm headed in that direction.  Okay, I'm kidding - we knew it was a vineyard!  We ended up at this nice little vineyard:  Serpent Ridge.  We did the wine tasting, that only costs $5 and you get to keep your wine glass and then bought a glass of wine along with bologna, cheese and crackers.  This is a nice little place and the weather was perfect.  They also have a cat named Zork who greets everyone!

Then it was Westminster for shopping and such.  We ended the day with dinner at Ruby Tuesdays which, as I'm inputting the food into my tracker, isn't so Light & Fit as their menu claims; at least not on the Weight Watcher point side!  Not a good food day!!

So I need to be on track Today and Tomorrow!