Monday, September 24, 2012

The way we were

My husband decided to clean out his wallet this weekend. The insert that holds photos was in sorry shape and didn't make it back into the wallet. Considering how old the photos are I'm thinking it's a good thing he's finally tossed them.

Here's the photo of me   that was taken in 1987 at our wedding!

Ian  and Andrew

These are school photos so they must have been from 1997 when Ian was in 3rd and Andrew in 2nd grade, the last year of public school. The photos are in terrible condition, I guess 14 years in a wallet will do it!

And finally, this photo of his parents  dated 1992. The Olan Mills photo hasn't held up much better than the school ones.

I'd give anything if I were still that thin and had that much hair, but alas, life goes on. Ian has graduated from college and is living out of state. Andrew is in his final year at school and contemplating the next step. Dale's dad passed away in 2006 but his Mom, now ninety years young, is still sharp as a tack and just as sassy as ever.
Just so he doesn't feel left out of this trip down memory lane, here's a shot of my hubby also from 1992  He's still just as handsome now as he was back then!

Time has marched on and it is time to retire the old photographs. Besides, with the invention of cell phones with cameras who carries photos in their wallet anymore anyway?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Double the pleasure, double the fun

As we all know, I am obsessed with cats and kittens. Just call me the Cat Lady. Currently we only have one and while I love her, IT'S NOT ENOUGH.  I want need more cats! Or to be specific, kittens. One would be acceptable but two is preferable. It's just like Doublemint gum, double your pleasure, double your fun.  Unfortunately the old curmudgeon who lives with me doesn't agree. (He's obviously chewing the wrong gum)

So, let me present you with my arguments and see if you don't agree that I NEED KITTENS!

  1. Spunky is lonely being the only four legged creature in the home. She needs feline companionship AND it would allow her the opportunity to play mother, something she's not been able to do. 
  2. Spunky has become quite spoiled being an only "child" and she needs to be brought down a notch or two
  3. Spunky won't have anything to do with Eddie who desperately wants a pet.  But, his mom says no. If I had kittens he could love on and play with them, get his pet-fix here, and his mom would not have to worry about a thing.   
  4. Dale (aka Mr Grumpy) gets mad because Spunky won't sit on his lap or cuddle in bed with him. I guess I could fill the job but kittens would be cuter, lighter, and a lot more fun, trust me. 
  5. If I had kittens at home I wouldn't need to scour the Internet looking for cute cat photos and videos. Mr Grumpy thinks I should get a job to fill my time but I think loving on and playing with my very on kittens would be a much better use of my time, don't you think?
  6. And here's the ace card - there's so many kitties out in the world who need a good home, who am I to deny them? 
So what say the readers? Don't you agree that I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed a couple of kittens? 

For now I guess I will have to live vicariously through this Kittencam feed I found on the internet. It isn't quite the same as having the furry little bundles in my home but will have to do for the moment. 

I can sit and watch it forever and things will only get more entertaining as they get older. Right now it seems all they do is sleep and nurse. One of them has begun to wander around a little, hopefully his siblings will soon follow suit. And, I must say, Mama kitty is one patient woman. If I had four babies crawling all over me all the time I'd be running for the nearest exit. 

And, just as I said that, Mama cat got up and left, scattering her babies everywhere! They've all got this look on their faces that asks "what the heck just happened?" I just want to reach through the computer, kiss their little pink noses, and pull 'em into my lap.

I've got one more argument and I'm sure all my Facebook friends and blog readers will high-five this one .... if I have new kittens at home I will be able to post lots more kitty photos for all to enjoy. That alone should win you over.  

I need these kittens and 




Please convince Mr Grumpy that we neeeeeeeeeeeed kittens!