"Born to be wild - live to outgrow it." Lao Tzu.
I am afraid that, for now at least, I am going to have to give up Cats on Tuesdays. Not that I won't still visit my wonderful cat friends. I'm much to big a fan of some to do that. I just hate to miss a week, back a week...for now it is best to let it go.
Aside from that the other animals here at Lilly Springs Farm, (We've named our pond Lilly Springs Pond) are getting pretty jealous of the cats getting all the attention. The blog has been book travels and cats and the kids and they are all just fed up. If I am going to take time away from them by sitting at the computer the least I could do is include them more.
Look how neglected my poor Spirit is. His mane is a mess. He is filthy from mud rolls to stay cool. And doesn't he look a bit sad?
Poor Freckles is deaf now. Have I even told you that? We've lost track of his age..late 20s I think but he can no longer hear. Looking at him he looks sad too. One more week and life will resume to a somewhat normal level. Normal for me anyway. Toonces will still be on the go for a bit.
Has anyone else noticed how many bloggers are leaving blog world? Everywhere I turn a blogger friend is saying goodbye or at least cutting back. And some of my bestest blog buddies who I don't want to quit. Slim down, stream line sure but don't leave. I'd miss you guys.
I have often thought of throwing in the towel but as I was telling some of them I decided a while back that this was my journal and I want to keep it. It doesn't follow "blog" rules by any means. I break them religiously I'm sure. But then I am not out for 500 comments or 10,000 visitors a day. I'm just me. I like keeping track of the kids pictures this way too.
I cannot visit anyone every day anymore. I can't afford enough computer time to do that in my life right now. But I do get by several times a week to at least say hello to let them know I've caught up on their lives.
This baby hummer has been hanging out in my sunflowers. Maybe he is watching his mom and dad and learning the ropes. Or she I should say since I don't see a red throat.
They are just all over the place now.
Which reminds me I must make new food and change the feeders before I leave in the morning.
How strange is it that Toonces swore he loved the Hampton Inns when I had to travel with him yet his butt is up in the Mandarin Oriental tonight in DC? He said when he saw his room he was like "Rollie is going to have a fit." Am I being played for a fool?
I need to get to bed. I fly out in the morning and have a ton to do when I get up. I should've had mom just come down tonight. I am pretty nervous- and excited. It has been a while since I've flown alone. And never to New York. As much of a Carrie Bradshaw wanna be as I'd like to be I just can't take NY in stilettos. I'm gonna have to do strappy sandals I can move quickly in. If I wiped out in the streets of Greensboro, NC lord only knows what would happen to me on the streets of NYC.
I'm so excited about the Red Sox game Wednesday night. That is the only reason I am going. I would've backed out already if it wasn't one of those Bucket-list things....see a game at Fenway. And I am getting the Hampton Inns make up hotel by having a suite at the Eliot. Not too shabby.
So I am off. No lap top this time. I'll be back Friday.
BTW I am having drinks at the Waldorf 6:30 followed by dinner at Dos Caminos on 3rd... did that sound Sex and the City- ish? Did I tell you guys on our travels this summer someone told me I reminded them of Samantha?
Toonces wishes I craved, uh, Cosmos that much.
Darius on the new porch that I still haven't posted.
One cat on Tuesday anyway.