Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010

Today I'm thankful for a chace to help out.  Bayleigh's school had a "Hats for Haiti" day, and the kids all got to wear hats and bring .50 cents to donate.  Here's the meager donation . . .

and here's the hat. 

I made sure I wiped her face before I sent her out the door to meet the bus.  My child couldn't stay clean to save her soul.

Another gloomy, muddy day.  It certainly had an affect on my outlook today.  I'm almost always positive in my thinking, but today I just felt wiped out.  Eli and I took a two hour nap this morning . . . before NOON, but I felt even MORE tired after the nap.  I hope I'm not coming down with something.

After the nap, I headed upstairs to work some more on my retreat.  Now that I'm down to the nitty gritty of it all, I'm finding I'm getting hung up on perfection again.  (That's why I hadn't started this little project MONTHS ago.)  Now that I know what I need to get things finished off, I'm just going to have to sit tight and be patient, until I can find what I need to finish things off.  (Or maybe I'll tackle making the project on my own.)

When Bayleigh got home from school, she went out to play with her kitten, and spotted another stray.  (A tomcat to boot!)  We're already feeding six outside cats (and whatever possums I haven't gotten to yet) and another mouth just isn't in the budget.  So, for the first time in my life, I shot a cat.  I'm still feeling awful about it, but I know there are times in life when a person has to make tough decisions, and this was just one of them.  We don't need any more baby kittens running around.

Speaking of cats . . . have you ever bathed a cat?  It's not easy.  Last night hubby had cooked a roast, and set the pot full of grease outside.  The kittens apparently got into it, and Butterball must have BATHED in it.  She was FILTHY!  So we brought her in and gave her a bath in the bathroom sink.  I don't think she's a fan of warm running water . . . but at least she's squeaky clean now.

Here is a small amount of what I worked on today . . .

I truly do love my DYMO label maker.

It makes my life so much easier.

Now . . . I'm really needing to get in a better frame of mind.  Today is one of those days I'd just like to file away and forget about.  Thank goodness tomorrow is a new day!


  1. Boy and tire marks are my favorite of today. There's lots of choices to talk about, but the texture of the tires impressed me the most.