After a bad day the day before, today was much better cooler morning , I got to enjoy my morning coffee a bit longer after a late night of catching up on episodes of sharp objects on HBO .. mind blowing . Then the usual a pick up here and there around the house not much to clean up. Then I enjoyed sometime outside before the humidity slowly creeped in. Decided to run some errands with my daughter then it was back home time for supper everyone did their own thing light supper it was. My son was feeling better after the allergy reaction to the new cat that will be missed dearly but just wasn’t going to workout with Miss Abigail being a bully as well. My son has decided to wait until he gets back from basic training in March being that he realized how fast Oct would be here when he leaves for Basic. He’s thinking a dog ,we think the cat will still probably not like it at first but will adapt to it better and my son won’t be effected allergy wise.
This evening my other half and I stayed inside no sitting out to warm and buggy plus my other half had had enough of the outdoors after working in it all day. So we watched the nightly news and then I grabbed my book as he laid on the couch with his phone. I was rocking in my favorite chair as I read he remarked how he couldn’t believe how I could rock and read at the same time he said it’s always amazed him and made him feel a bit queasy watching me ( hahaha) the funny thing is as I read on ..the book was getting better and better and the faster I rocked ( hahaha) he then remarked how my face expression showed how much I was into it , I laughed and said well it’s so good I can’t read it fast enough. We did earlier put a sm load of wash in and the washer had stopped he said keep reading I got this your enjoying yourself . I think he new how hard it was the day before having to deal with the whole animal scene and bringing the poor thing back to the shelter. It did break my heart. … as I read my husband said look only 8:30 and it’s totally dark already .. so it begins the days getting shorter it just seems earlier this year summer in not over until my daughters birthday the middle of Aug then I will be ready for the change of season . I have plenty of books ,just feel bad when I’m reading and my other half is just laying there on his phone I wish he would read . But not going to happen .. soon football will be on . I know shouldn’t feel a bit guilty but I do at times because once I get into a book my attention is only on that . Well I just looked at the time it’s late time to get some sleep. So good night everyone.
Life of a cat…I’m amazed how they can sleep anywhere and make it look comfortable. To be a cat had to share 🙂
I was walking down our hall and happen to look out one of the windows of our spare room and saw this😳 I’m like what is that ?I slowly got closer and there it was this silly squirrel just hanging around eating berries off the tree . Never saw such a thing ,pretty much his tail is holding him there. I had my daughter grab her phone and she slowly made it to the window to capture this .so the credits go to my daughter for the photo.I was afraid if I moved he would notice and move as well. They are every where I’m afraid when Spring comes we will be over run by squirrels . There popluation is growing. At least he’s a happy little guy🙂
I do not know what it is about night time that I find myself writing …maybe the calmness, or the quietness through out the house that brings my thoughts together. Or maybe the sound of my husband snoring keeping me awake hahaha , hmm is that is possible 🙂 I know it’s not the eerie sound of the nightly train that roars by with its sad cry of the whistle blowing through the nights darkness . Always sends a chill up my spine even since I was a child, when I was a child we lived next to the train tracks and every night I’d hear the train go by and that whistle blow Something’s just never change as you get older what scares you. I haven’t heard the boys for awhile (coyotes) they been quiet. Sometimes I can hear the owl that’s a sound that can be chilling as well. The evening are getting darker earlier and the feeling of sitting outside at night are becoming quickly replaced with settling in earlier and reading or watching tv . Soon our favorite shows will be back on and will watch them with football of course too. This summer was a very short one so it seemed . Not one of the best ones ….. so Fall will be nice and a change of pace.which is well needed. Well my eyes are getting heavy so I think I will get some sleep .. night everyone.
Tonight I have this strange feeling , almost an uneasy feeling maybe its because the temps have dropped dramaticlly so one I’m freezing and its making my head feel out of it .or maybe it was the the little talk my son and I had and it did not turn out to well ..so it not sitting well with me. …but that is for another day…anyways we had the living room window open a bit for Miss Abagail she loves looking out at night and listening to the peepers are they loud tonight they have been half the day ..isn’t that unusual for them to be out during the day? My husband and I where relaxing in the living room watching TV when we both looked at one another and he turned the TV down. My husband was like did you hear that It was a whistle sound okay as much as I did not want to agree I did it was so eerie. I told him the other night while we where sleeping well he was I was trying too I heard that same noise at first I thought it was him he can make some weird noises in his sleep he laughed at the remark. but it wasn’t when I heard it again It sent chills up my spine and I pulled the covers up closer to my head,,,, but then it was gone .I hate night sounds especially when your house is surrounded by woods. Does anyone know if there is a bird or animal that makes that strange whistle noise at night. It’s just so unusual for us we have never heard that before.
As I take a deep breath and I begin to type my fingers feel like they’re fumbling over the keyboard, my heart is heavy and I am so far writing this without tears in my eyes, but give me time the tears will fall soon as they have been on and off all week. Dec 2nd was the last time I had wrote anything, my last post was about counting my blessings and I was on day 2 the day my best friend, unconditionally by my side and so very loved by my family, the protector and rascal and just sometimes a handful I swear he was a person in his past life 🙂 and so embedded in our hearts for the last 6 years and so very loved our beloved pups took a turn for the worse and we had to say goodbye to him. This was the the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. I know Oakland or to us Oakie is in a better place with no more suffering and no more worries though. My husband and son did a beautiful job with tears in their eyes with finding a perfect place on out property over looking his home in his roaming place and in the sunlight and now he has gone over the rainbow bridge and I am hoping it’s just as bright and sunny and warm and he is running in green grass with all the beloved other pets that have passed and he is happy and barking and playing and he will suffer no more with his issues he had come to us with . We called him 0ur pups his first 3 years of life were not happy ones but his last years were happy because we saved him, we tried to erase the miseries his first owners put upon him. They where not nice and he was not able to be a happy, loved dog. I do not believe he knew what love was until he came home with us, he was haunted by anxiety and trust issues and was not a dog who took well to visitors he would bark and growl until he felt you were to be trusted .. if you were lucky, he did love his sister which I would say a sister from another mother, my daughter loved that and always got a good laugh out of that because his sister is my daughter’s cat that she had brought home 3 yrs ago as a kitten and they became fast playmates and good company to one another when we all had to go out. I know Miss Abigail misses him so much and she finds it just as quiet as we do everyday this week or I should say it will be as of tomorrow Sunday , she roams through our house looking under things, around things for him before she finally settles down sometime I find her staring off in one direction or another then sprinting like she is spooked. I want to believe she feels him and she is chasing him, yes I do believe that is possible, why not? what does it hurt? He may have been a challenge but to us and Miss Abigail he was faithful cuddly and loving. Yes, each day was a new challenge, but we made it through because we believed as long as we loved him that was all that mattered to him and us and he will never be forgotten. He will be missed, so missed. Every part of our house and life has a memory of him. So my Pups, Mama loves you, Daddy loves you, Jamie loves you, Seth loves you and Abigail loves you and I hope you know know that. It took me until today to write this because it was just too painful to say good bye to you on here where there are several photos and posts about you and knowing I won’t be posting about you. Well, maybe not, I will post memories .. and I want to thank my followers who loved my photo Monday of him from about two Mondays ago. Rest in peace, my Pups.
After I posted my last post which I believe was Monday night , at 2 in the morning I woke suddenly to a pacing husband a non stop shaking whining dog I noticed why the time on the clock was blinking telling me right then we had lost power for a moment ,Then I heard the wind I sat up and that is when my husband filled me in about the most creepiest powerful loudest wind I think I had ever heard….It sounded like a dozen freight trains coming our way and they where going to go right through our house it just wouldn’t stop it was constant whipping. our windows rattled and my husband told me how our tree ‘s were literally bent over so not good when your house is surround by trees so we sat and prayed that the wind would stop but it didn’t my daughter came up from her live in basement checking to see if we knew what was going on followed by her cat who looked as shook up as my dog. My Son slept right through it all he can sleep through anything,.I wish I could of that night. just as we were thanking god that the lights only went out for a minute they went out again and never came back on until this morning ironically at 2 this morning which now is Wed… so at 3 that night my husband started up our generator happy to have it so we could at least keep the furnace and water pump and fridge going . which is more then some have unfortunately. we have been there so many times that we decided if we were going to live where we did we needed one, our section of town is always the last to get power back. so by the time that was set up it was 4 in the morning and my husband and daughter and son had to be up at 6 because they still had work and school…2hours if that of sleep not fun. I stayed home and kept an eye on the generator and animals that just paced half the day . I would like to say a quiet day it was not all of you do know how loud a generator is if not okay it’s very loud…. you can’t help but not hear it.so it has been a very interesting tiring last couple of days. must say though the sunset this evening shining into my living room was beautiful .. here are some pics of the sunset oh!! and the tree that split and fell over the entrance of our driveway which could of been a lot worse.and the debris of trees cluttering the driveway also.