Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Friends in the Neighborhood

It seems that I have a few new neighbors.  A stray cat, very skinny and very hungry came to visit me about two weeks ago.  Being the softy that I am, I put cat food out.  Well, two days later I found out why she was so skinny.  She brought three of her offspring with her.  The kittens are so cute.  It is hard to get a picture of them because they are so scared.  I cannot stand to see animals suffer.  In just two weeks, with a couple of meals a day, all have gained weight and look much better.  The mama cat appears to have been some one's pet.  She will let me get close, but will not let me pet her.  When I get up in the mornings she is lying on my steps, waiting to be fed.  It is had to get a picture, but there are one that looks like the mama, and two black, grey and white one.

All four are in the last photo, but its not a clear picture.  I hope to get close enough to get them so I can get them to a vet, and find homes for them.  I already have two house cats, so I cannot bring another one inside.

Catching Up

It has been almost a month since I last posted.  Since I returned from my vacation in Myrtle Beach things have been very hectic at work.  I was gone a week but came back with three weeks of work stacked on my desk.  Tell me, how does that happen.  Well, tomorrow begins a new month and soon I will be caught up.

Enough of that.  I want to share with you some of the pictures of my vacation with my grandkids, sons and their wives.
I took long walks on the beach at sunup and sunset.  This is the sun sinking in the west over the dunes

The grandkids enjoyed playing in the water and in the pool.

Kensie was all dressed up in her swimsuit, ready to get a suntan!
We also went shopping at the malls and enjoyed the "rides".

Our condo had a mermaid theme.

But best of all I got to spend time with all three of my grandkids.
Great memories, until we are back together again for fun in the sun!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

As we celebrate this fourth of July, let us remember the sacrifices that have been made down through the years to keep this country free.  Each generation has contributed to the freedom we enjoy.  My father was in WWII, at the battle of Pearl Harbor.  Many of my friends were in Viet Nam -- several have their names on the wall in Washington DC.  Our young men and women have fought and continue to fight in wars to keep our county safe.  Those who guard our borders and keep our cities safe are also heros.  Let us take a few moments to remember all of these brave souls and to pray that we can continue to live, without fear, in this great country of ours.

Happy fourth of July everyone.