Weekend Catch All

Not too much going on right now, so this post is going to be a collection of bits and pieces of things that happened this past week. Here we go…

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you in the mood to treat yourself to something nice? If you are in the market for shiny little jewelry items, have I got a deal for you! Lisa Leonard Designs is having a 30% off sale on EVERYTHING site-wide! She’s calling it her “Bigger Than Black Friday” sale. I tell you, I could not resist — I bought myself a dainty 14kt gold stacking ring with a tiny blue sapphire in it. It’s so cute, I can’t wait to get it.

The sale just started but I don’t know how long it will last — so if you are interested, you better hop to it!


The first dusting of snow this week has me thinking of the holidays. We’ve made the decision not to put up a Christmas tree this year because of the kitten, Zoe. We *know* that she wouldn’t be able to leave it alone — she’s just that kind of cat. She’s the 6th cat we’ve had and the wildest, most curious one so far.

None of our other cats even thought about messing with the tree. The most they would do is drink the water out of the tree base. Zoe, on the other hand, would be biting light wires, knocking down ornaments and climbing her way to the top the very first day. It’s best that we sit this one out and hope that by next Christmas she won’t be so rambunctious.

Don’t let her innocent face fool you. She’s a little pistol!


Friends, I don’t know how to say it gently, so I’ll just spit it out: My Chicago Blackhawks are sucking the pipe so far this season. We’re 6-7-3 right now and I don’t see things getting better for a while.

This week there was a major shake up in the staff as head coach Joel Quenneville was let go. He was replaced by Jeremy Colliton, who at 33 is the youngest head coach in the NHL today. There is hopeful talk going around that Colliton will be able to relate better to the younger players on the team and light a fire under their asses to get them moving.

I suggest he starts with the defense, because it’s very, very weak. Right now it’s just brutal to be a die-hard fan and watch them play.


Alright, kids, that’s all for now. I hope your weekend is fun and you get to do some things that you love. I’ll write again soon.

XoXOOXOox ~

Christine

A Change of Seasons

I’m just sitting here, it’s going on 1 am, and I have Zoe sleeping on me as I write. It’s cold and rainy tonight.

I took this picture earlier this Autumn. It’s the first one I had ever taken with my iPhone (hush up, I’m slow at learning new things) — and I am so glad I have it. It makes me happy every time I look at it. After a very hectic and stressful summer, I managed to capture a moment of peacefulness, playtime, sunshine and light. Zoe, on the left, and Randy, right, were finally starting to trust and like each other — that was an event to savor!

Now Autumn is coming to a close very rapidly. Jerry did all of the end-of-the-season yard work today, making sure everything is buttoned up for the winter. The upcoming week is supposed to be colder, rainy and we may even see some snow as well.

I’ve dreaded Winter in the past. Since my knee replacements, I have a fear of walking on icy sidewalks, so I stay home a lot. Also my chronic depression usually takes a nosedive in the winter, what with there being a lack of sunny days. Winter meant feeling trapped in a dense, gray mental fog with no hope of it ending until the first days of Spring.

But this year seems a little different. I feel more hopeful and at peace with the change of the seasons. Like no matter how deep and dreary the Winter may get, Spring is still just around the corner and I’ll be alright. I’m not certain what has brought on this change, but I’m rather enjoying it.

I hope you like the picture, my friends. More again soon!

XoxoOXOXox~

Christine