Monday, November 19, 2012

Back In The Saddle


It's been a few weeks since my last blog post.

After almost a month of straight of blogging I needed a mini-blogging break to gather my thoughts, regroup, and allow my anger to evaporate.

I was a little (ok, a lot) shell shocked over the election.

Instead of jumping on here and ranting and raving about how Obama supporters are the worlds biggest morons, I figured I'd give myself some time to cool down and allow America's worst decision EVER to percolate and allow the urge to punch, any and all Democratic voters in the mouth, to subside.

I'm feeling much more grounded and at peace now.

But Obama supporters are still morons.


Where was I?

Oh yeah, blogging again.  I'm very happy to be back in the blogosphere sharing my opinions and my point of view on everything from politics, to animals, to crazy women that take my spin class.

It's good to be back!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In Conclusion

Blogging for a month straight (yes, I know I skipped two days....let's move on) has been quite the challenge.
There were some days where I had a ton to say and other days where I just wanted to go to bed. 

I am glad I did this challenge. It forced me to use this outlet to express some feelings that I wouldn't have otherwise expressed.  This challenge gave me the opportunity to insert creativity into my day which has been great since my job doesn't really call for creativity.  This challenge helped me prove that I can do anything on a daily basis as long as I prioritize and make the time.

This challenge also taught me that I don't want to be a blogger that blogs everyday - sorry - but I'm more of a three times a week kind of gal. So what I've decided to do is to make a commitment to blog 3 times per week. I don't know if I'm going to do a Monday, Wednesday, Friday sort of schedule or maybe a Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.  That's something I need to decide. 

On that note, I'm signing off.  It's late, I'm exhausted, and I need to recharge.  Tomorrow is a new day and a new month with new possibilities.

Looking forward to it.  See you later October.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Good Night

Sprite Zero + Lemon Vodka + Ice = Sweet Dreams for me.....

Monday, October 29, 2012

Oh Sandy Baby

Hurricane Sandy is hammering the East Coast.  Massachusetts declared a state of emergency so I didn't have to go to work today. Yippee for me. Not so yippee for others. Luckily we didn't lose power today.  I did laundry, I cleaned, I organized, I got a sh*t ton done around the house.

NJ & NY are getting absolutely slammed by this storm.  I pray for those that have had to leave their homes. I pray for those that have lost their homes. I pray for those that ignored evacuation orders and are now stuck in their flooded homes.  I am fortunate that I am blogging from the comfort of my bed with a kitty at my feet and the power working. 

I send prayers to those that aren't as fortunate.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


.....I did it again.

I forgot to blog yesterday.....

In my defense, we have this big storm coming, and I spent yesterday getting prepped for all of the "just in case" issues that could arise.  In the midst of the prepping I forgot to blog.

So sorry.


I received an unexpected phone call tonight from Bandit's former mom.  We keep in touch every so often via email - she sends me cute little kitty trinkets and cat books she finds at yard sales.  I send her photos, and videos and updates of how Bandit is doing.

A few weeks back I sent her a video of Ebenezer and Bandit having a bromance session in the living room. I knew that Bandit and Ebenezer were getting along and I had a feeling that they were more in love with each other than I was able to witness.  One night after dinner, I stumbled upon Ebenezer bathing Bandit, and I was able to get the whole thing on video.

Crazy Cat Lady, table for one.

I emailed the video to  Bandit's former mom. Normally, when I send a Bandit message, she will write me back to thank me and to let me know how much I brightened her day. Tonight she called me instead.  We chatted for awhile about our animals and her family and about the rescue work that she does.

And then she paid me one of the best compliments I've received in a long time.

"You're an angel," she said.  I thanked her for the compliment and told her how much we love Bandit and how he has become part of our family (zoo). 

"You are," she said, "you're an angel for what you've done for us, and for Bandit."

I thought it was so interesting that just a few days ago, I posted about Bandit, and I appropriately titled that post, "Angel."

There are days when I wonder if I've made the right decision taking him in. I wonder if I did the right thing in making my life more complicated and  in making my husband's life more complicated.

After speaking to Bandit's former mom tonight, what I already knew deep down has been reinforced.  I did do the right thing.  I'm not sure why he came to us, or why I'm supposed to be the one to care for him, all I know is that this is the way it's supposed to be.

He is my little angel, and I am his.  The rest is irrelevant.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday. Finally.

This commerical still cracks me up.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Have you ever noticed how much people just don't stretch?

Thursday nights I attempt to make it to a yoga class at a local yoga studio.  I tend to start the class tense and stiff, but as class progresses, I begin to loosen up and feel really good.  So good I often wonder, why don't I stretch more on my own.

Why don't we stretch more on our own?

Stretching feels good - really, really, really good, but I seldom do it except right after working out.  Even as I stretch after a workout, I normally rush through it because it's stretching. And I want to get it over with.

But why do we feel the need to hurry through the stretching when it feels sooooooooo good?

Ideally, I would love to get up in the morning, and dedicate 10-15 minutes of stretching but as much as stretching feels good, sleeping an additional 10-15 minutes is so much better.

Maybe I should try to stretch more.

However, as I'm typing, my eyelids are slowly closing so maybe I should hold on to that extra 10-15 minutes of sleep instead....