Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lets face it... It's all about the cat!!

Tropical Pleasures

I have absolutly no tolerance for the heat and yet I love the tropics.
No, I do not want to bake and turn over in the sun, but I do love the smell of the sea and the warm tradewinds. The bars in Key West aren't bad either.
My feet swell up like footballs and I loose my strength but I love it anyway.

This all came to mind because I just booked my flight to Florida for next months business trip.

Monday, March 26, 2012

No Snow

I have to say, living in this part of the country can be challanging between November and March but holy cow, who would have predicted this.

Feb 2012, this lasted half a day then melted.
I never tire of this view from my window.
Hardly any snow and temperatures way above normal. My magnolia is blooming and the trees are a month ahead of schedule. I sure hope we don't get a freeze now.

Please don't start spouting poo poo about global warming. I think His plan is way more suttle than that. This earth has been here for millions of years. It will be here millions from now. Maybe a little different but still here. There are cycles in nature and this is just one of them.

Okay, enough of that.

My little Abby is recovering from some pretty invasive surgery and although she is now doing well and I can talk about it. This was a trial of fire and tears.
Hand feeding with a syringe and counting the deposits in the litter box were the least of it.

Learning to feed a fiesty cat from a syringe is a tricky lesson. I am now an expert and would dare to say I can pill any cat and have become an expert in how to wrap them up in a towel and feed them against their will. It did not come easy.
Many squirts of food in the wrong place, like on my glasses, in my lap and in my face, her face OMG those first few days were a sturggle. I'd end up at the end of it cleaning us both up with a washcloth.

Looking pretty pitiful wrapped like a mummy.
Her eye is much better now.

She is now so spoiled that she meows (she doesnt really meow, she just goes eeeeah) for the tasty high calorie food from the syringe.
I say, eat it out of the bowl and lick yourself clean! You are better, I am done.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Today is my Birthday... I am not thrilled. Ever since I got that first invitation to AARP I have really not looked forward to this particular anniversary. So just shut up. I really don't want to hear the song!!

My friends and colleagues are running the Shamrock Shuffle today. Good luck to all of you.

This is from two years ago when I WALKED it.
Kudos to my brave friends for running the race!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Just some pictures

Not going to show you the typical Hawaii shots, boring!! But these two are fun to look at.

Sharing the beach with the locals


First Post, First Day

Here is where I start. In search of does not mean I am looking for all the answers. They will come in time. I have faith that God will lead me in the right direction.

I am in search of whatever tickles my fancy today. Or whatever tickles yours.

I love photography and I'm pretty good at it though definitely not a schooled artist. When I start thinking about f-stops I lose perspective. So I just shoot.

My constant companion is a tiny grey cat named Abby, sometimes known as "Pie" as in honey pie, sweetie pie, cutie pie etc. She is a good little friend with a brave heart.

Growing up in a big city may have been fun but as I age I get farther and farther away from there and visit less often. I am content with my little abode away from the craziness.


So, my journey starts here.
"In Search Of" those of a like mind.