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Spoiled Kitties

 

 

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but my cats are incredibly spoiled.  Those of you who love cats probably know exactly what I’m talking about.

 

 

Anyway, my cats are so spoiled, they have numerous beds of their own to choose from yet they always seem to end up in a chair or on the couch where my seat was vacated for less than a minute.  They always give me the same look when I come back to my seat too…  “What?  You got up.  Your loss.”  And to show how spoiled they are, I don’t even bother moving them from my seat, I simply find another place to sit.  Sad?  Maybe.  I prefer to say it’s out of love, not that they own the place and simply allow me to live here to feed them and clean their litter box.  [-_^]  I heard a saying once that’s spot on, “Dogs have owners, Cats have staff.”

 

 

But, here’s proof…

 

 

Lazy Spoiled Kitties

 

I was ejected from not one, but two seats by both cats.  And what did I do when I returned to said seats to find they‘d been shanghaied?  I tucked in the napping fur babies and found another place to sit.

 

 

I’m weak, I know.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…

 

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~A.M.

Welcome 2017

 

 

Apologies for the lack of a post last Monday.  I would have made this post then, but I was without internet service for an entire week.  Gotta love it when tech support knows the issue is on their end but treats you like it’s on yours and runs you around in circles.  [>_<]

 

 

Anyway, time to ring in a new year.  I hope this year will be better than last year.  We saw far to many beloved celebrities pass last year and I hope that doesn’t carry over into this year.

 

 

But, one thing I’m not looking forward to is the coming presidential inauguration.  I don’t want to get into a political debate with anyone here as I loathe politics to the core, but I just can’t stand that man (I can’t stand him so much I won’t even type his name).

 

 

One thing I’ve always done for everyone, regardless of who they are, is give them the benefit of the doubt.  Maybe things will change for the better, maybe things will get much worse.  I know what my gut’s telling me, but I’ll wait and see.

 

 

Anyway, doom and gloom aside… I think the biggest issue I’m going to struggle with, at least for the next month or two, is getting into the habit of writing 2017 instead of 2016!  Anyone else have that problem?

 

 

New year’s resolutions for the coming year: Take more pictures, write, live a healthier lifestyle (less TV, more exercise).

 

 

Just a reminder, folks, this year I’ll be posting every other Monday instead of every Monday.

 

 

 

Until next time…

 

 

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~A.M.

When It Rains, It Pours…

 

Everyone’s heard that popular phrase describing unfortunate circumstances that seem to pile up one after another. Well, pile up they have.

 

I think I mentioned in a post a long time ago (I’m not sure when) that I have horrid luck when it comes to technology. That bad luck came around to bite me yet again. Shortly after last Monday’s post, the laptop I’d been using decided it wanted to give me a hard time. The laptop boots up normally, but all the screen shows is a mash of colored lines, effectively disabling me from accessing anything. Yeah. Such is my luck.

 

But, it gets worse. I did a little research in a few stores and even asked a few employees if I would still be able to connect to the internet via dial-up (that’s how old-school my town is, we only have dial-up) with the new laptop I was considering. I was assured that I could, so I bought the laptop. Strike number two. It didn’t work. That’s twice now that I was mislead by employees at a popular electronics store that shall remain nameless (let’s just say it wasn’t the “greatest purchase“). So, I won’t be shopping at that chain ever again.

I returned the useless laptop that turns out was only capable of a wifi connection (which isn’t available in my town or the surrounding area). So, my internet access will be spotty at best. I’m going to try to keep to my weekly blog postings but if I miss a week or two (and if posts are a bit lacking in new photographs like this post), you’ll know why.

 

Anyway, I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Mine wasn’t so festive, but I covered the reason for that in last week’s post. And I also hope everyone didn’t fall into the Black Friday trap this year.

 

The Christmas season is quickly approaching with tomorrow being December 1st. I would urge everyone to not get swept up in the whole materialistic bull that stores have made the holiday into. It’s not about what new gadgets you get or who gives the best and most expensive gifts, it’s about being with family and friends, appreciating each other, and doing kind things for others instead of thinking about yourself. Giving gifts is all well and good, but try something different. Instead of buying something, make something. Instead of sending a generic card to a loved one, call them. Instead of texting, call. You get the idea.

 

 

 

Until next time…

 

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~A.M.

Stuck In A Rut

 

 

I don’t know about any of you, my dear readers, but every now and then, I find myself stuck in a rut. Mostly it’s creativity related, but sometimes I look at my surroundings and think, “I need to change this s#!t around.” And by that I don’t mean getting out of the house for a “change of scenery,“ I mean, physically rearrange the furniture kind of change. So, recently, that’s what I did. I completely rearranged my space. And because I got into this mode (it actually took me several days to even figure out a new layout that would actually work), I didn’t really spend much time on my photography, or my writing. My writing has been suffering long before I got into this little “have to change my space” rut, but that’s a whole other headache of a story for never.

 

Anyway, I apologize that I don’t have any story or words of wisdom to share with you folks this week, but here’s a picture from my archives for you to enjoy… So… Enjoy!

 

Two Fawns that were in my front yard with their mother!

Two Fawns that were in my front yard with their mother!

 

 

 

Until next time…

 


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~A.M.

An Idle Mind…

 

…is a grieving person’s worst enemy. So, I’ve been bombarding myself with projects too keep busy. Reading, making jewelry, painting, and writing.

 

The few of you who follow this little blog of mine will know that I was in the process of writing and editing my first novel last year. Well, I finished that. It’s ready to be handed off to my first reader and editor. I hope to do that sometime next month.

 

Earlier this month, before I lost my beloved cat, I started writing my next novel, the second book in what I plan to make a trilogy. Granted I set it aside for a while, unable to bring myself to work on it (or even look at it really) after my cat passed. But I forced myself to get back in the swing of things.

 

I can’t (and really won’t ever) say I’m “moving on” from my cat’s passing, but I am coping.

 

And for those of you who follow my blog for the photography and care little for my other artistic ventures, I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ll try to get back to posting about my photography next week, or the week after.

 

 

Until next time…

 

~A.M.