Semantics on aging

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I came across someone recently who took offense to the word “old.” It’s not a bad word. It doesn’t mean decrepit (which is a sad word). It doesn’t mean you are incapacitated. It only means that you have lived a … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 10 – Cats, Christmas, boxes, snow, sales

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They are all grown – We put up the Christmas tree this week. It is new cat Gracie’s first Christmas here. We don’t know her age for sure. I didn’t know what to expect. Total chaos? Or opportunist awe? She’s … Continue reading

Sassy cats — The grays are scrapping

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I was sitting at my computer and the grays were carrying on. The conversation went something like this. Morgan: Human! She’s touching me! Gracie: Am not! Morgan: Are too! You’re sticking your nose in my butt! Gracie: Am not. You backed … Continue reading

Planning life exits

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We attended a funeral this week and it made me think about exits. When I was born, my mother didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant — not her best friend or any of her sisters. Not for any salacious reason. … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 3 – Blogs, cameras, clothes, nice people, workers

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A new one – I get a lot of weird stuff but this one stunned me. I received a request to write a guest post on another blog. It is a technical website. They want me to write a technical post. … Continue reading

Sassy Cats — Peace again

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After two weeks of sickness, Hazel is back to normal. Yesterday was her first medication-free day and she’s loving it. (I’m loving it too. It was never easy. There was always the chase! Under the bed. Around the furniture. Up … Continue reading