Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy All Hallow's Eve

My spooky sister.......

They're giving away some great books over at Mistress Bella's Palace. If you have an opportunity stop by and join in the fun.

Mindy won a copy of Shardai. Congrats, Mindy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, 'Tonight is Halloween.'

Dexter Kozen

Monday, October 26, 2009


'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and Hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.'

William Shakespeare

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Season's Change

' Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.' Kahlil Gibran

We went into the mountains yesterday to see the changing colors. We weren't disappointed. As you can see, it was glorious.
Usually when we go, the temperature isn't much different from home. But the time we got in the mountains, the temperature had dropped 23 degrees. Yikes. And of course we hadn't brought jackets. That would have been much too sensible.
Apparently, everyone else had the same idea. Blowing Rock was packed. I've never been there when there were so many people. We found out later App had a game going on, so between tourists and game goers the area was flooded with people.
We stopped long enough to hit our favorite ice cream and chocolate shop, which by the way everyone else had too:) then headed for Canyons restaurant then home. (You can tell food always plays a large roll in our plans can't you.) But wow what a view, huh?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Party

Join the fun and meet the CAB authors October 31st at Mistress Bella's Palace. I'll be hosting at 10. Hope to see you there. And for now...I'm going into the mountains to see the changing of the seasons. Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Pet's Ten Commandments

A Pet's Ten Commandments

1. I am likely to live for 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you is painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. Its crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me and don't lock me up for long. You have your work, family, friends and entertainment. I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand the words, I understand the voice speaking to me.

6.Be aware of however you treat me, I will never forget.

7.Before you strike me, be aware that I could hurt you and I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food. Or I've been in the sun too long or my heart is getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old.

10. On the ultimate journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Witches Caldron

"Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing

For a charm of powerful trouble
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble

Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and caldron bubble"
William Shakespeare

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in it, and it will come naturally.

David Frost

Black cat or white cat, if it can catch mice its a good cat.

Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Why Men Are Different Continued

They have one mood all the time.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
They know stuff about tanks.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
They can open all their own jars.
They get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite them, they can still be friends.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Men are Different

Men Are Just Happier People-- And why wouldn't they be?
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

black cat

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Groucho Marx

Many of lifes failures are people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Friday, October 9, 2009

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet you'd best teach it to dance.

George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cat Tales

Okay, this one is going to burn your biscuits. It certainly did mine. I was talking to a work bud today and she told me that her daughter saw a Dorito bag in the middle of the road that was moving. She stopped to investigate and you guessed it. There were two tiny kittens in it.

Two extremes on the two-legged animal spectrum. One that would leave helpless beings that depended on them in the road to be annilated and one that was the good samaritan that saved them. Kudos, Michelle to your daughter.

Tale two:
I was contacted last night and asked if I'd foster a heavily pregnant cat that if not pulled from the shelter would be put down. The plan was to have the cat aborted and spayed. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it, but I agree. We have no room. No one to foster more kittens. We are a small organization that is already overburdened with critters and only a minscule handful of fosters. Three other pregnant cats were taken in previously and six months later we still have the kittens. So knowing that this cat's kittens would not make it I was at least comforted with the knowledge we could save the mom. I was depressed all morning about this. And I was worried about the cat. They are like any other mom. Losing their babies is hard on them. They grieve.

But alls well that ends well. My co-rescuer called and told me instead of a pregnant female, we had a chunky male. So Kiki is now Cocoa. And what a beauty he is. I'll post pics later. Talk about a sigh of relief:)

The last tale:
Waldo, my son's darling, and the rest of the world's nemisis had to be boarded for the first time. The boarder gives a report card to the parents/owners when they pick up the cat... Waldo didn't pass.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Child's Prayer

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear God,
Please send clothes to all those poor men in mommy's computer that don't have any.

Pitty Pat aka Granny just celebrated her 16th birthday.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Meghan Cox

Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.

Thomas Moore