Wednesday, February 20, 2013


just got back from several days ins california, visiting with my aunt and cousins.  my uncle recently passed away.

it was a wonderful trip - so good to renew those time-tested relationships.  it's been perhaps 7 years since i saw those fine folks.  everything, and nothing, has changed.

a marriage
several deaths
a new life
a creeping illness

these are people i've known all my life - how good to walk among them again!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

i have a little kitten.....

.....or rather, the kitten has me.  she is now 16 weeks old, 4 months, a Burmese.  she's tiny - they are a small breed.  it is wonderful to have a new little life in the house!  she is waking up to the world and everything is new and exciting to her.  having never had children, this is where i get those goodies from.

we have three other animals, two cats and a long-suffering dog.  lola has bonded most with a 3 year old cat - they're like best buds at this point.

that's all for now.  i think i have the flu.