I need a name!

So, if you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already seen this.  But if you aren’t on Facebook, let me introduce you to the newest member of the household:


Isn’t she precious!!!!!   She (yes, a little girl), was found a few night’s back in the neighbor’s wood stack crying.  And the next day the neighbor, who knew I wanted a cat, asked me if I wanted a kitten.  Now, while my DH (dear husband) didn’t really want a cat again due to asthma concerns.  I knew I did, and truly believe it’s not the cat I have an issue with, but the dust that was created when we had our last cat in the semi with us and the litter box in there as well.  So, I said yes, I’d either take “it” as it hadn’t been captured yet, or take it and find it a permanent home.  I lent the neighbor my live trap and the next day she called to let me know they had caught the kitten.


Of course I was leaving for a guild event and wouldn’t be able to pick “her” (as she thought it was a female) up until that evening.  Then events conspired so that I didn’t get her until this morning.  Well, it took all of 10 seconds for her to start purring when I picked her up and my heart to melt!  Totally and completely MELT!!!!!  She’s so soft and loveable!


I called the vet and made an appointment for her to have a checkup and estimate how old she is for this afternoon, then got out the only thing I could transport her in to the vets, one of my rabbit transport cages!

She’s so tiny!   She almost looked lost in there!  And yes, she has a quilt, one that was languishing on the shelves and had been there for many years.  Did I mention she’s tiny?  she weighs 2lbs, 4 oz!  that’s it!  Less than 3 pounds!  The vet believes her to be between 6-8 weeks old and probably a dump.  Sigh…..don’t get me started on that issue!


I really expected her to be frightened at the vets, but she amazed me.  She laid in my lap and started playing with her tail:


So now she needs a name.  I have a few in mind, but am going to wait until DH sees her (and inevitably falls in love with her because she’s just too adorable to resist!) and then we’ll come up with a name for her.  But, in the meantime, I’m taking any and all suggestions!

And yes, she has found her forever home!  Surprise, surprise…… we all know I’m a big softie when it comes to animals!

What a weekend!

One of the side benefits of having my energy back is that long overdue chores are beginning to get caught up.

One of the severely neglected areas this year has been my gardens. Not all of that neglect was lack of energy, broken equipment and a week of rain every afternoon were contributng factors too. It’s amazing how quickly it gets out of control when you combine warm temps and daily rain.

The garden area started out looking like this:


This was taken after I realized the old pushmower wasn’t ever going to start again and I started to tackle the overgrowth with my weed trimmer. This was the least overgrown area, the actual vegetable area was much worse!

After the purchase of a new lawnmower, and several passes with the deck set at various heights, the garden area looks like this:



Of course after that was done, I moved on to the pool which needed vaccumed and then it needed to be used and now I look a little like this:


But, in the process of all these chores, I discovered the bell peppers are almost at picking stage


And it won’t be long before it’s time to start canning the Roma’s!


And the best surprise of all…when I was doing rabbit chores I heard tiny little tweet noises around the storage shelf. Just look what I found when I went snooping:


At least 3 baby Carolina Wrens! I know they’re wrens as momma came in to feed while I was doing chores.

A pleasant surprise to end a busy weekend!