Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ten Years On

Hey!  Guess what today is!  It's the ten year anniversary of this blog!

Ten Years.  Whew.

Let's see.  In the past ten years, I've:

Bought a house
Started fostering - this current litter puts me at over one hundred fosters!  Yikes!
Experienced the loss of three of my perma-cats (Rocky, The Runt and Little Girl)
Bought a couple of different cars
 Lost my Mom to Alzheimer's
 Learned how to kayak
 Stopped speaking to about 95% of my family
 Visited Texas
 Made some new friends and cast some old ones by the wayside
 Read a ton of books
 Learned how to paint
 Had a lot of fun

What will the next ten years bring?  Who knows?  Bring it on!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Scoop

So, Kidneystone watch 2016 continues.  And that's all I've got to say about THAT.  And using that as an excuse, I am now going to recycle content that I posted on Facebook this morning, because we INVALIDS get a pass.  Ha.  (but while I'm thinking about it, if anybody wants to know how to see my facebook stuff, just shoot me an email (rockycat24 AT yahoo DOT com) and I'll give you the deets.)

This morning I was scooping litterboxes, surrounded by my little kitten scoopervisors, when I decided to see just how much output this litter (and their mama) was producing.

So I scooped the litterboxes* and plopped the bag on the scale. Let's see ... call it 3.7 lbs. this morning ... times twice a day ... equals 7.4 lbs. a day. Multiply that by 7 days a week and we have ... 51.8 lbs. of output weekly! Congrats, kittens, you just won the poop olympics! You guys all get medals, and I ... need a drink.

*oh! oh! Now I know why they call it a "litter" of kittens! How did I never see that before?! haha

Friday, August 19, 2016


Okay, first off, if anybody has any sure-fire kidney stone remedies, I'd be happy to hear them, as the little bastart currently residing in my system really needs to get the old heave-ho, STAT.

Last Sunday, I decided to head out to Salt Springs for a hike up the falls.

Up we go!

View from the top:

The rock masons have been out in full force:

The recent rains have been helpful to the fungi:

At one point I was walking through a field where the vegetation was as high as my head.  Shortly after I snapped this pic I had a sneezing fit.  Gee, I wonder why:

Hopefully I'll be able to back on the trails again soon. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I always assumed all that stuff on the walls was fake

Here's an interesting article about restaurant decor:

The Death of Flair

Which I found on this amazing website:

Messy Nessy Chic

Good reads!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Down a bumpy gravel road ...

Over a rough little portage:

to a space to camp out for the day!

By the time I got the lawn mowed at 10 on Saturday morning, it was already 88 degrees out and I was soaked in sweat.  So I tossed the kayak and a few toys in the wagon and headed for the lake.

I'd float around on the tube for a while,and then go for a paddle.  When the skies looked like rain, I'd head for shore and read for a bit before heading back out again once the weather cleared.

What a beautiful day!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

They said it really loud, they said it on the air, on the radio

Look, I'm famous!

Every Dog's Dream on Southern Tier Close-Up

Which just goes to show that I will, indeed, do anything for a cause.  Ha.