It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

All Grown Up

I am a grown up.
A woman.
An adult.
No spring chicken.
It will soon be  my birthday   💥💥💥

When it comes to birthdays, while we complain about having them , age-wise .. I love them .. age-wise and everything else.
I lived another year.
I made it through a year of good times, bad times, sad times and some happy times.
I am well.
I am independent.... most of the time.

I get homesick for NY and I miss friends and family in NY but I am not suffering where I am.
I get lonely but what do you think cats are for ???

Someone in my family, younger than I , died the other night .. I am very aware of how lucky I am blessed that life and I are getting along well together ..

So while I love a good Birthday Party and I do love some good Birthday presents and sweets ..
I especially love the fact .. that I am around to celebrate and that someone thoughtful shared that with me ..

" Count your life by smiles, not tears "

Thank you 💕

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Remember to Laugh

                                              I know who I can count on to make me laugh.

After receiving more bad news last night , I am just going to stay off the computer for a little while and get my thoughts together .. as well as not drive away anyone who reads my blog and has no interest in reading sad things.

We have roofers doing things .. on the roof .. imagine that !
And they are very skilled at making maximum amounts of noise.

I have books to read and perhaps a headset and some classical music will get me through the day.
With 3 little clowns of varying sizes and talents, the day should be fine.
Happy Weekend !!  Remember to laugh .. it is good for you.

Friday, March 16, 2018


This young beauty comes to my house for dinner each night.
I have no idea if she belongs to someone here or is a lost kitty or what .
But she will not starve. If she wants to come in to the lanai, she is welcome.
If I don't see her, I worry. 

A family member died .. an in-law. It is very sad and for me , very sudden  but she knew it was coming. Our family just keeps getting smaller and smaller ..
I want to grab them and yell at them to " stop it ! Stay ! We need you here !!

So I will continue to feed stray cats and wish I was back home in NY .

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