Friday, November 21, 2008

A Good One

So the girls are making Thanksgiving crafts for school. You know, turkeys, pilgrims, markers....

They came in to show me their artwork and I said, Where's Talon? They laughed and pointed at my lap. He was so quiet, I forgot he was there. I was working on something on the computer while he was nursing and I forgot he fell asleep. Jokes on me, ha ha.

edit: My girls are so sweet. I don't know why but they just brought me lunch. I got applesauce, chocolate covered raisins, and potato chips. I am so thankful for them.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Goodbye Leah

Well, the one who inspired the title of my blog is gone. My Leah is gone. I affectionately called her Big Fat Kitty on here. Today, she did not seem big and fat to me. When I held her she felt light. She really did love yarn.
I hope there is a lot of yarn in kitty heaven

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blast from the Past

Awww, look at my sweeties! So little! Eliana was just a baby. I am guessing she was about Talon's age, about 1.5 yrs old. Look at those cute pajamas! The pink ones have long since been outgrown. Ana wore the pants for the blue pair last night (she couldn't find the top). I remember when my brother and his wife got these for the girls. How did they get that kitty to stay in that basket? I don't think that kitty would do that now! I think it is Duchess, the mama kitty, when she was more of a baby. It is Tasha's kitty. She comes around every couple of days for food. (She has never forgiven me for keeping her locked up in the laundry room after she had her kittens. She escaped and got pregnant 2 times when I had made appointments to get her spayed, but that's another story). Her kittens are grown. Snowball and Tiger Girl live here with us. Dolly and Loretta live at Grandma's house. 3 out of the 4 are white. Talon thinks all the white kitties are his. Snowball lets Talon feed him, pet him, practically lay on top of him.

Motherkitty, tell Dolly and Loretta that Talon will be there probably tomorrow afternoon.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

I just wanted to thank all the veterans for all they have done to make our country safe and free. I know you have sacrificed a lot for the well being of our country and I appreciate it. Thank you to those in the military right now, in active service for our country. I pray for your safety and that you will be able to see your families soon. Thank you to my father and my brother who are both veterans of the US Navy. I will be thinking of all of you today, and will be talking about the meaning of your sacrifices to my children.

Veteran's Day Quiz

Veteran's Day Printables for Children

Brief Veteran's Day History

Here is an article about a World War I veteran who is still alive, 90 years after the end of World War I.

And if you don't remember why the United States joined World War II, my mom Motherkitty wrote a poignant blog post about it. It is hard to believe that there are still people in the world who have such hatred for other people that they want them dead. I have never understood this, but I understand fighting to protect the innocent and for those who have no defense of their own. There are times when you have to stand up and say that human beings have to be treated humanely. We should not turn our eyes away from cruelty, and we should not support those who condone cruelty. Did you know that even Jesus said we should forgive those who hate us and that we should love our enemies and feed them if they are hungry?

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:44
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: ....overcome evil with good.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Miracles Do Happen!

Hey, I am here to tell you that miracles do happen. This morning I got up and had a shower while Talon was still asleep.

That is a miracle. Usually one turn of the faucet wakes him up. I was feeling really daring and I even shut the bathroom door. And he stayed asleep. Oooohh. Aaaaaah. A shower with no screaming toddler hanging on the shower curtain. I even had time for conditioner. Again, ooooh. And, he was still asleep when I got out. He stayed asleep while I got dressed, too. Then I went to the store to get a few things.

When I got back, my husband said he didn't even cry while I was gone. Yay!!! I sure am glad he loves his daddy! We all got ready and headed out the door, and we ended up where we were going 10 minutes early. Wow.

Like I said, miracles do happen. I am living proof.

By the way, the cat says, "Do you mind? I'm taking a shower!"