Saturday, March 10, 2018

"You've been criticizing yourself for
years and it hasn't worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens."

Louise Hay

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Winter Wrens

This is the first year we've been able to keep the
wrens happy and fed all season long!  They don't eat
seed, so when they come around, they are looking for
bugs to eat!  I have seen them searching old webs for
dead, frozen spiders but after that there isn't anything 
out there in the middle of winter!  

Well, meal worms seem to be the answer!
It took a while for the wrens to find them in the feeder
but once they did, the word spread and they have hung
around and dined on those things every day!

We tried freeze dried crickets but they were
 soundly rejected. haha. 

Even birds can be finicky. 
Even when they are hungry. 
Even in the dead of winter.

Monday, March 5, 2018


We lost our Pepper over the weekend.
I took this little guy in last June, sight unseen.
He was billed as a sweet kitten and arrived as an old man 
with failed hearing and nearly blind from cataracts.
But they got the sweet part right!  Sweetest cat ever.
He snuggled on the couch with me with a paw on my arm
or leg, and slept snuggled to my shoulder every night.

He suffered from kidney failure a few days ago
and his body was shutting down.  Nothing could
be done for him.  It was his time to go.

Words can't even express how much I miss him.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Yep, it's starting to look like spring!
After a week of pouring rain we have sun!
And a robin sure helps with the overall feeling!


Tuesday, February 27, 2018


So I walked into the kitchen today and saw this....

Sterling, the allusive man about town, now lets
himself in through the cat door.  He lounges on
furniture and hangs out with the gang.
He eats while he's here occasionally but doesn't
come because he's starving like some others have.
Still not neutered.  Still sweet, very charming
and full of personality.  I think he may just
be lonely and thinks our house of cats is fun.

If you live in Cedarville and this is your kitty, you better
 let us know.  Or let him know....he seems to be adopting us! 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Around Here, Lately

  1. We've been missing our aquarium for a few years now and recently decided to have one built to fit into a strangely shaped alcove in our living room!  While we wait for the tank, we've been looking at fish!  Here I am last week taking selfies with some friendly lion fish.  They didn't make the cut for favorites, but they were fun to look at!  Photo credit to The Mister.
  2. Feels like spring!  Crazy for Ohio in February that is for sure!  Maybe the groundhog got it wrong this year!  We have warm rains, green grass and the bulbs are sprouting from the ground!  We can have snow into April, so this is weird!  I'm feeling gypped from my proper winter!  This winter loving girl needs her full three months!
  3. We're still under bathroom renovations with the boys' bath being finished this week!  Then our contractor goes on vacation for 3 weeks so the master bath will start late March.  It's been very slow going but what is completed looks really good.  Before and After pics to come, probably next week!
  4. The boys are doing great.  A few of you have been kind enough to ask.  No good/bad/ugly things to report...haha....just plugging along every day and doing fine.  We've all been sharing a bathroom for 2 months now and they have been very flexible and good about it, even when they prefer a bath to a shower and have had to go with the showers in our master all this time.
What's happening with you?