Friday, September 30, 2011

Good-bye September

Good-bye September!

You were...

the last of the butterflies

mostly sunny days

blowing bubbles at Sask. Landing

the drying of tomatoes

nectar drunk dragonflies

morning tea bird watching

making of refrigerator pickles

five finch feasting

morning frost turning to dew

garden trinkets tucked away in the shed

homemade pickled beans

leaves on trees changing colors

crazy pink birds at the Calgary Zoo

terrific finds at the thrift store

bright moons creating early evenings

You've always been my favourite month.
Take care until I see you next year.

xo Catherine

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Swallowing A Little Cat Hair Never Hurt Anyone...

Blueberries running amuck
on my kitchen floor
after accidentally
tripping over the cat who is
ever present under my feet.

Now Banjo...
why are you licking your lips...
you don't even like blueberries.

And yes...
I applied the "5 minute rule"
(as opposed to the 5 second rule)
and scooped them all up
and ate them.

My floor is fairly clean...
sort of...
more or less...
swallowing a little cat hair never hurt anyone...
I don't think...



THANK YOU for all your well wishes yesterday!
You are all so sweet.

My tooth came out with minimal hassle
and except for popping a few Advil now and then,
I am in virtually no pain!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Happiness On A Monday

It's Monday!
Hello Monday!
I am so happy to see you!

'What???' you say,
'Is this girl wack-a-doodle???'

I'm not.
I'm in pain.

I get a wisdom tooth pulled out this afternoon.

{Why is it called a wisdom tooth???}

It's been hurting me for over a week now
but they couldn't fit me in to the dentist any sooner.

And none of this has anything to do with the photo above.
I just didn't think you wanted to see a photo of my sore tooth.... ;)

Hope your Monday is as Happy as mine is!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"And another thing..."

How did this Prairie Dog
get so chubby living in the zoo?

Look at him...
he's just munching on the leaves.

There can't be too many calories
in dried leaves can there?

well now...
a Sunday Treat would have a few calories.

Don't do it sweet little Prairie Dog!
Don't eat that Sunday full of
sugar and chemicals!

You really need to learn
to read the ingredients
before you simply start chowing down
on whatever stupid humans
throw into your front yard!

Prairie Dog at the Calgary Zoo


Today I am frustrated with:
  • Stupid people that throw garbage all over the place
  • The stupid woman that let her shopping cart go yesterday afternoon in the Coop parking lot which put a dent in my dent-free car even though I parked a mile away from the front door and she looked right at me when she did it

"Get mad, then get over it."
~ Colin Powell

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
~ Author Unknown

I'm better now.

I Wish For You
Peace and Light
And Much Happiness
For Today

Send it out, it will come back ~ right?

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Almost Here!

At 1:30 pm
 my weekend starts

I made it through
the first week back from holidays...
(Isn't that one always the hardest?)

I'll catch up with you
as soon as I'm out... ;)

a Spotted Deer (of some sort) at the Calgary Zoo

Have a Happy Friday!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

They Are All The Same

no matter the size of the paws
no matter the length of the claws
a cat is a cat
and that is that

a Mountain Lion at the Calgary Zoo

enjoying the sun
ignoring the humans
and taking a cat nap

that seems about right...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tick Tick Tick...

Sending you
Sunflower Smiles...

...because tears are of no use
in the matter of the
Sunday Night Clock
tick tick ticking...

"It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something,
and would give anything to slow down time,
it has a disobliging habit of speeding up."
~ J.K. Rowling,  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Anticipating a busy week of work...
I'm sure it will go quickly...
I hope...

Have a Happy Week!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Thank You to the Sun

I officially have 5 1/2 hours left of holidays.
At 1:30 pm today
it becomes a regular weekend.

Back to work on Monday.  

I want to Thank You
for shining so nicely
during my holidays.

It was very kind of you.

if you could do us all the honour
and keep shining brightly
so that no snow shows up
until January...

that would really be wonderful!  

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Get Off The Crack Cat

Purses and Journals
they are my crack
my adrenaline rush
my catnip

Stanley and I went to Regina yesterday
I had no intention in buying anything

but this beautiful purse and
enjoyable journal
they just 'spoke' to me...

truly I was just minding my own business
and all of a sudden
they were both calling my name...

The purse comes with it's own bag!
How can you resist a bag
that comes with it's own bag???'s Canadian
and it's lining is made from 21 plastic water bottles
and it's vegan!

Now you know I have a lot of journals
a LOT of journals...
(err...I have a lot of purses too but right now we're talking about journals...)
but this one has an owl on it
and the inside pages are lined with
little owls, squirrels and porcupines on every page...

and it's printed on 100% recycled paper
with soy-based ink

very environmentally friendly...

Helping the economy,
the environment
and being animal friendly
all at the same time?

you know I like to do what I can. 

And you?
Is there something that you just can't resist when you see it?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Helping Paw

Gosh cats are helpful
when you are trying to
clean out your clothes closet.

"I'm just helping to make sure
that you look good...
cause you know what they say..."

*sign hanging on my closet door...


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Afternoon Tea Guests

Don't you just love it
when chocolate bear cookies
attend your afternoon tea break...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hello Monday!

it's not often
that a Monday
can be greeted
so enthusiastically...

but Monday is an
easier pill to swallow
when you are on holidays

Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Home and Happy

I'm home!

A couple of days spent in Calgary, Alberta

doing some shopping
(love Cross Iron Mills Mall)

going to the zoo
(even the Royals visit the Calgary Zoo)

visiting a bird sanctuary
(Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in the heart of the city)

trying new restaurants
(Original Joe's is now our favourite restaurant)

Oh yes,
a trip to the big city
always helps to put
(unless you live in a big city...
perhaps it is then a trip to the country that you need!)

This was the home that the
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
was built around.

It's hard to believe that a city is built around
this beautiful spot of land.

Lovely paths...

Fun bridges and walks built over the water...

For the record,
except for a few ducks
one robin
and a few sparrows
we didn't see many birds...

Perhaps they were on holidays...
like us!

One week of holidays left
and so much more to do.
I best get to it.

Happy Weekend to You!
xo Catherine


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