It’s Sunday, again I MUST share; 2SweetNot2!
Chub-Chub, the cat is up to another adventure. Such a character we have here. Please enjoy. Thanks goes out to Elayne Griffith and to the the talents of the 15 and counting over at catsatthebar.org .
Sometimes we simply MUST retreat to the world of the feline. Their independence and revelry allow us a reprieve from the dark. Come and bask in the sunlight. Give a dose of this to your friends.
(Please remember to give credit to those that allow us this treat. Thank you!)
I was surfing along the interwebs one day and arrived at the site, catsatthebar.org
Being a cat lover, I immediately became addicted to the antics of this household.
Today is, Sunday Funnies, written by the extremely talented cartoonist, Elayne Griffith. We are bestowed the many gifts of Chub-Chub, a feline in residence over at, Cats at the Bar.
What a treat! Enjoy…
within the garden
it’s time for Fall planting. The time of year where a Southerner asks, “Do I dare bother?” With a drought and triple digit temps, we gardeners tease ourselves. Seed packets are scattered before us as we attempt to recall the hope of lushness yet to be realized. Suddenly a hot breeze blows, the sun beats us back into reality. We retreat, back into the air conditioned confines of our human habitat to take refuge, and with given time, we’ll get around to doing what it is that needs doing. And just as we are prepared, word comes that mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus have been discovered down at the local fire station, just four blocks from the house.
Bug spray has been my perfume of choice this summer. A necessity, these days. I’ve personally known two people that have caught this horrible virus. Both were hospitalized for months, and suffered debilitating consequences. Each worked tirelessly to resume their normal lifestyle.
Today is “Debbie Downer Day.” I traveled out into the backyard to snap a few photo’s, and thus remembered that it’s been weeks since I promised we’d revisit the ‘contest’… and I promise we will. Let me give you a glimpse of what it will be based upon:
Just as I was thinking this item had finally “bit the dust,” with it’s curling brown and yellow leaves, I discovered that this sucker is actually regenerating new leaves. Remember when I discovered that she is an invasive species and can wreak havoc upon cotton crops? Thankfully I can report that my neighbors cotton crop is handsomely doing well. Thriving in fact, but I’m afraid that won’t be the case if these pods burst forth with their numerous seeds, become scattered by wind and take up residency on the other side of the stockade fence.
Here’s my game plan: After I write this, I’m going outside and place a large plastic bag over it’s head. Maybe, better yet, I’ll place a large trash receptacle over her head, anchor it down and suffer this girl to the heat of Hades for a week or so. I’ll place heavy rocks atop the barrel to insure that item stays in place!
Normally I’m tame. But today is no normal day. I decided that when I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I tried coffee, music, and watering the beautiful flowers that still bring hope that Hades hasn’t won this round. West Nile virus, a drought and water restrictions just think they have me beat! As I type, I am suddenly feeling better. I’m banishing the blues to that trash can. Talking always helps me feel better. Thanks for listening. I am no longer, “Debbie”… I’m back to being Grounded. ;) Here, let me leave you with a treat. I think everyone deserves a bit of loveliness in their day.
This is for you
And so is this
Life is a journey, not a destination…
Ralph Waldo Emerson