My Earliest Christmas Memory: Color Wheel

I miss the Christmas holidays I had as a child. It was so innocent and so much fun, even if I did not get exactly what I had chosen. I still experienced the joy of Christmas that all children should experience. I have many fond memories of Christmas Day and the weeks leading up …

DIY Video: Decorate Your Home with Wine Corks

Wine corks are not only evidence of a wine well spent, but actually an elegant way to decorate. Melissa Averinos, DIY Wine Corks

So Many Wine Corks…

I was looking for another way to recycle my memories of wines past. Lately, I have used them to fill a flower vase and to take up space in my silverware drawer. Melissa Averinos’ ideas appear easy to recreate. 

One point to consider is that many corks are now made from plastic. So, you may have to use sandpaper on the corks before you glue them together. Definitely view this video if you are looking for alternatives to your current wine cork storage

 

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One Cat Household: New Cat

my new cat Mozeley two cat householdWell, I gave in to the urge to add a new cat to the house. As I said in my previous post, my sleep was suffering from having just one cat. I was focussing on the monetary benefits of a single cat household. It was nice to pay less for litter, food, and pet insurance.  However, I have always owned two cats at a time. So, this was a challenge for me.

After two months of interrupted sleep, we are now a two cat household again. (Thank you!)

I have finally found my Black cat, Mozeley, who is a “love bug” and meows for me to pick him up for cuddling. He even tries to climb up my back as I am washing dishes (scared the hell out of me the first time).

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Shinxley using a window sill for a pillow

 

Anyone who owns a cat understands that cats can be aloof and unaffectionate. Mozeley’s love of human affection is like a well-fitted bra (as a size DDD, a fitted bra is better than gold). As much as I love his affection, he serves a bigger purpose: he helps Shinxley (2.5 years and 2.5 pounds fatter) to live an active life. 

It is also nice to come home to 2 sets of bright eyes at the top of my stairs each day. 

 

 

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Louvre: Crosses within La Pyramide Inversée

One of my favorite pictures is from the  Musee du Louvre. I took it when I toured France during the summer of 2013. It is a side view of the La Pyramide Inversée in the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall underneath the museum. As I stood there embracing the sunlight, I was mesmerized by …

Peaceful Blue Sky…

You find the beauty of life when it peaks through the places you least expect…You find the beauty of the sky when your boundaries are the buildings that surround you.  Trista Lanette Pollard, NBCT.

There is nothing more beautiful than looking up into a vivid blue sky. There were many days when that vivid blue was a foggy gray. This picture reminded me of how far I have come since my depression diagnosis. I love this picture!

 

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Photo courtesy of Pixbay.com

 
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One Cat Household: Do I Really Need a Second Cat?

I have come to realize that somewhere there must be a “universal cat owners” book. In that book, there has to be a chapter on single cat owners or the one cat household. I imagine that chapter to be one-paragraph long with the last line stating, “See the chapter on …