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Meet Jade

On Sunday, after we had to put Button to sleep, hubby and I went looking for another cat.  I was so confident that we would bring home another kitten that I purchased kitten food.  Because hubby has to live with the cat also, I ask for his input.  He ask that it be female, be short haired and not black.  The color has more to do with shedding and it showing on our carpet and furniture than superstition.  We went to Animal Control in Allen and played with several kittens and a couple of cats.  Nothing said "take me home".  From there we went to the Plano Anima

Button, the Final Chapter

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this entry.

A Continuation of the Button Saga

Button continued to do well until I went to visit my family in Lafayette, LA the weekend after Independence Day.  This meant Button would need to be boarded at the Vet's office again.  When I picked her up, they said she had not eaten well during her stay.  This is not unusual for animals to not want to eat while their people are away.  The lack of eating continued after we got home.  She would go to her water dish and look at it and not drink.  If she did eat or drink anything, she would promptly throw it up (on my carpet).

Goals vs Resolutions

Today is the first day of the second half of the year.  My New Year's Resolutions never lasted this long.  I will have to stick with this "Setting Goals" thing.  This is working out so well that I may have to start a list of goals for next year.  In December and January, it's hard to think about expanding the garden or redoing flower beds.

A Diabetic Cat

About two months ago, my cat's behavior changed.  She is now about 8 years old.  After doing some on-line research, I took her to the vet.  They confirmed my fear.  On that day, I climbed on a roller-coaster.  The vet took extra time with me to explain what was happening to my cat's body; why she was using the litter box more often, which caused her to drink more water.  What I remember thinking at the time was, "Boy, I sure don't want this."  I also thought of all my friends who live with diabetes every day.

Caterpillar Quilt

I am continuing to work through my stash of projects.  This project was not high on the list until my good friend, Barbara offered to let me quilt a quilt on her Bernina quilt from with the Creative Touch.  I wanted a simple quilt top that I could put together quickly with an all over simple quilting design.  This quilt was a kit I purchased several years ago at the Dallas Quilt Show to go along with the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  Thinking that this would make a great quilt for a grandchild and an opportunity to encourage reading, it came home with me.

Weeding and Sewing

I promised some pictures so here they come.

When returning from vacation, everything in my yard needed attention. This is my okra bed.  Yes there are actually plants I want to keep among the weeds.

This is the after picture.  I pulled all the weeds by hand.  It had rained so they pulled up pretty easy.  There were just soooo many of them.

Where has May gone?

As I look back over my past blog post, I realize it has been a month since I wrote anything.  I have created so many in my mind that never made it out my fingertips.  I will begin with the end of April.  The last part of April, I was ask by the same group of gracious ladies if I would attend another quilt retreat in Emory, Texas.  This is such a relaxing time for me.  I look forward to these so much.  Unfortunately, I had a family member who scheduled day surgery (which turned into a night in the hospital) on Friday morning of my retreat.  I traveled to the r

Yard and Garden

With Spring comes a need to put my hands in the dirt.  I guess it comes from being a farmer's daughter.  Spring has dealt us some problems this year because it can't decide when to stay here.  It is long past Easter and yet we are scheduled to be in the low 40's tonight.  It makes it difficult to know when to plant vegetables and bedding plants.  Having said this, I planted my veggies over a week ago.  I am excited that everything seem to be doing well.  My tomato and pepper transplants all look good.  My tomatoes and peppers have started blooming. 

Revisit Goals for 2013

I think there must be something to this "Goal Setting" instead of making New Year's Resolutions.  I have done a much better job of working to attain my goals.

April will see my making some strides to attain some of those goals.  I am scheduled to attend a two day Drupal Camp.  Drupal is an open source software to help people create and maintain their own websites.  This camp will jump start my understanding and will not hurt my checkbook like normal classroom lessons would.

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