Saturday, December 31, 2011

A View From My Gut

This is what I see when I am down watching TV
at night: Cashew lying on my stomach. This is her comfort zone and I guess it is mine too. There is something very soothing about a 11 lb cat stretched out on your torso, snoring. Yes, she does snore. She also purrs, loudly and there is a difference between the two.
Occasionally, I scratch her ears, her neck, the top of her head, or the back by her tail but she doesn't enjoy this as much as when she is parading on my desk.
I love this little cat. She is my pal and she seems to like my company for which I am grateful.
Happy New Year, Little Friend. And a Happy New Year to you, Cuz. You know how this feels from a dog lover's point of view. And Nani is heavier than Cashew so maybe she is lying beside you and not on you which might be a little uncomfortable for you. Whatever, at least it isn't Punky.
Happy New Year to All.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


It is funny. At this time of the year, one does not expect to see leaves still on the trees. After all, it is winter. And yet, there are a whole bunch of trees around here that still have most of their leaves. Our neighbors across the street have a tree that still has a bunch. They had raked up a slew of them only to find their yard cover again with a new batch in the morning. We don't really have that problem because most of our trees are fir trees.

Ain't life a kick?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

So This Is Christmas

The John and Yoko song has been running in my head for days now. I was watching the final episode of the Sing Off and this was the last song.

Our house is all decorated thanks to Evie and two of her friends. They had come down for a concert on Friday and they helped with the tree.

These are actually pictures of past Christmas but so what.

Elinor's mod nativity is still beautiful, Cashew still likes to meander under the tree and Santa Claus is still riding the chicken. We are celebrating a little differently this year because I will not be going up to Evie's.

I know the Coleman Christmas will be wonderful but the bod just doesn't cooperate anymore on trips.

However, I will not be neglected. The Domino Queen, Carlene, has invited me to Christmas dinner. Maybe we will bring out her ukelele and sing a little. She plays really well. Elinor and I will celebrate here and there. Living with my sister is a little like Christmas every day anyway.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Goodbye Old Blue

I sold an old friend today: My old Toyota Blue Camry. It was a gift from a dear friend, David Adison. He sold it to me for a $1.00 and I sold it for $999.00 more.

Old Blue was a great car. It got Cashew and I safely to Washington State and we did alot of sightseeing in the first year we were here. Of late, it has been a godsend to my niece, Maureen, who used it to drive to work to save gas. She usually drives an Excursion which uses diesel. I will miss Old Blue and His Flying Flower. Thanks, David, for a very special gift.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Little Imagination

We saw a great movie today: HUGO. It was an interesting story of a boy who works in a clock tower in a railway station. His parents are dead and he must stay hidden or he will be taken to the orphanage. His father was a clock maker and he loved to tinker so the boy also enjoyed it. His father found this mechanical man but died before he could fix it. So the boy began to tinker.

I won't tell you any more because I don't want to spoil it for you but it was really cool.

Speaking of which, it is really COLD here today. We about

froze in the movie theatre. I've heard about saving money on turning down the heat but I could have used a blanket today. BURRRRRRRRRRR.