The sun is hiding behind the rain clouds today, so the pretty golden coreopsis is here to help brighten the day. Something happened last week that really put a smile on my face and brightened my day. In fact, when I think about it now I still grin from ear to ear.
Most of you probably read Susan Branch's blog and I know some of you, like me, have one of her calendars on your wall and perhaps one of her books on your bookshelf. Well, Susan has been writing a new book titled The Fairy Tale Girl and last month on her blog she mentioned having a giveaway. Her giveaway was going to be an autographed copy of her new book and she was going to give one to 10 lucky winners. Guess whose name was one of the 10 drawn? MINE!!! I was so excited to see my name on her blog!! If you want to see it, just go here. I was doubly excited because I have entered numerous giveaways, but have never won anything so this was amazing!! Now I will be anxiously awaiting my new book and it sounds like it will be a very good one. I love Susan's blog and if you haven't read it, you are missing out! Her calendars are works of art and her books are a delight, too.
Here are 2 of the sweet, simple things in life I've been enjoying. Watching them play is more entertaining than anything on tv could ever be! Yes, they have been a lot of work, no doubt about it...and still are a lot of work. One of them is using the litter box but not the other. Rainie is a bit behind Rambo...she is not eating solid food yet and hasn't figured out the litter box. Life will be a lot easier when she catches up and I know it's only a matter of time before she does. She is also my passive furbaby and Rambo the Rambunctious is very agressive. He is a hoot to watch prancing around and doing his little side jumping. Rainie is often content just to lay in my arms and curl up and purr. When they start
whining crying for their bottles and I begin fixing them, they will run and climb up the recliner where I usually feed them to wait for me like in the above photo.
It will be a sad day when they are old enough to be adopted, but I have enough kitties already and so I hope to find them a good home. I will put on my brave face and be happy in knowing that their sweet little selves were saved from dying while out in the elements or starving after their mother disappeared.
A trip to the winery on the Missouri river was on the agenda last weekend. Our son was in with his girlfriend and my cousin, his wife and daughter, who lives in San Diego and was in visiting, met us there. Our daughter fixed some food to take and everyone had a wonderful time visiting. This photo of the river from the deck at the winery is from a few years ago. I was so annoyed with myself for forgetting to put a fresh battery in my camera, so I wasn't able to take photos.
I've decided to take the advice from some of you who suggested that I just blog when I can and not worry about commenting when I don't have the time. I just can't stop blogging and although the day will surely come when I will give it up, I just can't yet. I'd miss y'all too much! Hope to catch up on everyone soon. Have a nice week!
Happy Wednesday to you!