How does one get off the couch with this little face cuddling next to them 😻 .
I’m still not sure how it happened, but it did. I felt bad moving, but this girl is determined not to skip another day of working out! I worked out on a Sunday morning but I’m struggling to press play on a Tuesday?! 🙅🏼♀️ NOPE. I’m getting up, pressing play, and I’ll feel a whole hell of a lot better after 🙌 Plus, I can always go bsck to cuddling with this little one after 😻
We took advantage of the little bit of daylight left and got some catio time in! The snow we got today was extremely wet and heavy snow so I had to remove some from the net earlier. A couple years ago, heavy snow resulted in a collapse of the catio walls and that made all of us sad. ☹️ We've got reinforced wooden posts now so it likely would have been fine, but I didn't want to risk it, and we all know the net is indestructible, lol. You can really see the netting when it's covered in snow though! 😊 Kind of beautiful! Everyone except Albert ventured out for ten minutes and I think they all enjoyed themselves, especially Henry. 💗 Welcome to the winter catio!
10 years ago, my mother was hit and run over by a car on her way to work
It was around 7am when the pounding on the door began. I sent my ex husband down to see who it was
I heard panic. I crawled down the hallway, sensing that I didn’t want to hear what they had to say
I was right. I heard “critical condition” and my mothers name in the same sentence
I didn’t want to hear anymore. I remember dragging myself to the cold bathroom floor. It was my safe place growing up
I remember feeling pins all over my face and body, and what felt like lava in my stomach. I remember my face being soaked, but not feeling the tears falling. I repeated “This is not real. This is NOT real”, much like I did when I was little and wanted to wake up from a nightmare
My mother was run over by a car on her way to work. She had the right of way. The driver claimed he didn’t see her. We were supposed to celebrate her birthday that night. Instead we spent the next 24 days by her side at Mercy Hospital
I left only for work and occasionally sleep. The trauma her little body encountered, became my living nightmare. She was barely 4’10
She died in my arms after countless surgeries and complete organ failure. Her little beat up body couldn’t even save a life
I share this because these are just memories, and not my current reality
This is the past
This is what molded me into the woman I am today
This is why I became such an advocate for mental and physical wellness
This is why I collect memories, not things
This made me realize that time with loved ones should never be taken for granted
This is also what forced me to deal with my symptoms of PTSD. This was the last of many traumatic experiences I’ve endured, and led to my mental breakdown
Bad stuff happens to all of us, but it’s what we CHOOSE to do, that determines our quality of life. We can stay in the past or current situation, or we can CREATE a better future for ourselves and those we love. We can take the struggle, and turn it into strength
LIFE GOES ON
Make every SECOND count, and know you are in fact in complete control of your destiny
Happy birthday mommy. I love you #imissyoumommy
These two lovebugs are my teenie tiny alarm clocks. They always come out of hiding to greet me when I enter the room and follow me around 🙂. And they tend to do this when they want food in the morning. Aren't they the sweetest?
Does your cat love snuggling with you for hours during the colder season? If so, consider creating a “cat kit” so that you have everything you need when kitty’s got you pinned down. Here’s what’s in my kit!
Sorry for the double post if you’ve seen this on her page.🤪
When did you really discover what you wanted to do as an adult? You dream job or goal?! .
When I was little I wanted to be a teacher and then a nurse and then a fashion designer.. 🤪and I’m sure many more things..! I didn’t even think being a photographer was a logical career as there are MANY others! There is only one you though! #careergoals#stlphotographer#smooshfacecat
I haven’t posted an updated book shelfie in quite some time. I spent the day yesterday, adding a shelf and then completely redoing everything. They will possibly change a bit because I put everything back somewhat quickly. I used to have all my books sorted by size then color within size. This time I have decided to separate them by genre and some sub genres, also putting all of one author together. It’s going to take some getting used to, but I think the system will work. I may break down the thrillers and mysteries even further into their sub genres?! I really love organizing my shelves!
Tell me about your book storage and what made determined how you organize your books?
Well, friends. Here it is...my little Mr. B ditty!! I started singing this to him the first few days we brought him home and now we have all kinds of variations of it. We have a zillion songs for the Fur Farm crew. Do you sing to your fur babes?? Share with us some of the lyrics you sing to your kitties!!
There’s that big wrinkly nose I love so much! How does the weekend fly by so fast?! Mr. B and Buist had us up at 4:30am with all their crying and whining and belly aching so we’re up and at it today! The humans had coffee ✔️Kitties are fed ✔️Boxes are scooped ✔️ And all the fur children got plenty of love and play time. We’re headed to the gym!
Do you tune your kitties out or are they your prompt pre-dawn alarm clock like they are for us?
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