Imperfect Relationship

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”   ~Donald Miller~ Mom likes me. Her mind has accepted me as her sister or her friend or the nice lady that comes to visit and holds her hand. When I was younger, prior to the care of mom and dad as they lost their independence, mom had a critical side. She always felt the need to tell others what was wrong, rather than whatRead more

The Insanity Cage

“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.” ~Ray Bradbury~ In this instance, a bit of insanity prevailed. Neither Gibbs nor Ziva like their cages (a/k/a evil cat carrier), and they definitely do not like the car ride. Both should be thankful. Their annual trip to the vet was delayed by six months due to their human’s schedule and lack of desire to take them out into freezing temperatures and snow. Last week Tuesday wasRead more

All the People

“And the world will live as one.” John Lennon imagined. He dreamed. Nothing to kill or die for. No need for greed or hunger. All the people. Living life in peace. This post has been brought to you by John Lennon’s imagination, Pentatonix and Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. Click HERE to see additional one-liners in the comment section. Feel free to play along by posting your own one-liner and linking your post to Linda’s.   I’m adding a plug forRead more

SOCs: Short

This is a short poem Nope, it’s not about foam or a dome It’s about a poem I don’t know what else rhymes with poem Oh yeah…home I’m home now, writing a poem “It’s stupid,” I moan This is supposed to be about short, so I shall shut up and abort. The end. This undersized post is being brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday or SOCs. Click HERE to see other SOCs posts of the dayRead more

Twofer Wednesday

I couldn’t decide on just one one-liner for today, so… I concur with Picard. No matter how rich or famous or beautiful or powerful one human can be, it should never discount the value of all other humans in the room, neighborhood, country, or world. Support your fellow human beings and aliens! So true. If only we talked to each other instead of at each other; if only we let go of our own insecurities, fears and misinformation; if onlyRead more

“We are the World” Blogfest

Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead. I bring to you the “We Are the World” Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts: Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol Walsh,Chrissie Parker, Damyanti Biswas, Emerald Barnes, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal, Kate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk,Read more

Love & Ego

        “This is what it means to be loved… when someone wants to touch you, to be tender…” ~Banana Yoshimoto~                 “Thank you for leaving us alone, but giving us enough attention to boost our egos.” ~Mick Jagger~         If you’re up to it this week, take a trip over to Katzenworld blog. They are honoring Gibbs and Ziva this week with inclusion in Tummy Rub TuesdayRead more

Cat Poop & Jesus

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s “Cat Poop Day.” Not just today, but every day is Cat Poop Day. Why? Because cats around the world, both domestic and wild, poop every day. Yes, every day. It’s a thing they do, much like humans, to extol the virtues of cleansing the body of stuff they don’t need. The cause? It’s food. Those darn cats eat food every day. Sometimes several times a day…meat, grains, meat, vegetables, meat, fuzz off the carpet, etc. So,Read more

February Weird

On February 22, 2017, when the normal average temperature in Northeast Wisconsin is about 29 degrees Farenheit (-1.67 C), the thermometer was reading about 62. Weird. During lunch time, I went for a walk on the trail and then sat on this bench for about 10 minutes, soaking up the sun and warmth, before heading back to the office. This was glorious, but also the last day of what was a weirdly wonderful stretch of spring-like weather. Thursday was cooler,Read more

A Heartfelt Legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ~Shannon L. Alder~ Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was Sa British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport (German for “children transportation”). Winton found homes for the children and arranged forRead more

Focused

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. ~Greg Anderson~ I have one very focused cat. For those of you that have been visiting my blog the past few years, you know that Gibbs likes to occasionally hang out in the shower stall. Whether it be melting ice, a yoga mat hung over a drying rack, the shadows that dance across the white fiberglass interior, or water dripping downRead more

Poor Little Kitten

Who has lost their mitten? Was it a child or poor little kitten? I have no clue, but it is written, One little paw or one small hand may be frost-bitten. And neither shall have their pie. Meow…sigh…no pie. This post is in response to the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Against the Odds. What are the odds that one lone mitten would be hanging off the branch of a tree? That it would be lost? Or that it wouldRead more