Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Nostalgia

At this time of year I get sad and long for the good old times when  my Mom was still alive. She passed away ten years ago and while that should be long enough time to get used to it, it is not.  I get that feeling of wishing things were the same as back then.  The dates in the year are reminders of how much I miss her.  Mother's Day, her birthday, my birthday, her anniversary, Christmas for sure.

On the positive side I have nice reminders of her all the time and at this time it's these two ornaments.  Inexpensive, simple not fancy but full of memories that ring every year when I get them out.  My mom was a Pic n' Save addict, she loved that store and all it had to offer.  I remember  taking her there when se visited me and rolling of the eyes was a constant thing I did.... oh mom, that is junk..!  Well these ornaments came from there, and while at the time I didn't do a song and dance when she got them, I knew inside I liked them.... yeah,, get them, they are cute and will look nice.  The little red house she gave to me before she passed away, I basically said  when you don't want that I want it... llevatelo mija (take it honey).  The tree I took after she passed away, it had most meaning to me than to my siblings...  I remember the day we got them, what store, how much, and where we went for lunch after we shopped.

Looking at them they do look like the $1.49 item we bought, but for me looking at them and going back to the many memories of every Christmas with her, they are priceless.  

I hope your Christmas is full of wonderful memories with those you love, Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And this is Jupiter!

Just a quick post on this little bundle of fun.  Jupiter "Joops"  is such a darling little girl.  We got her home Tuesday and right away she felt at home exploring around and bouncing from couch to couch.  She is actually two months old and I am glad because I wanted a little kitty.

Layla took to her right away welcoming her with snuggles, cleaning her and playing.  Layla we found out had a litter last May, so she is used to caring for babies and does so well caring for this little one.  Having Jupiter come home has also helped Layla come out of her shell and spend more time all over the house and not just a couple rooms.

Here they are together last night right before bed.  They seem like old buddies.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We got new kitties!

Meet Regalia who has been renamed Layla

We had difficult decisions to make last year and this September with our older pets when they had to be put to sleep exactly a year apart.  They were 13 and their time had come, we miss them terribly still. But knowing how much happier they made us, we thought it was time to get some life back into this house.  We will always love them and remember how happy we were to have them.

Been looking at rescues online for a month or so,  went to the shelter a couple times too.  But this week I went back wanting to get a dog, but the decision was hard on what I (we) want to get that will please all humans in our household. Well, I made the decision yesterday and instead we got two cats!

Meet Regalia she is two and a half, black and white and such a sweet girl.  She is still shy about the new home and has claimed dibs on Christina's bedroom.... pics prove it, I think.  She is getting to know the house but pretty much stays there.  She had a good night sleep.  It will take her several days I am sure to get used to being here.  She is loving, friendly and has the cutest meow as if she was a baby kitty.  Too sweet! and I am happy for her to come to our home!

The other kitty is a three month calico with lots of white, she is also a girl. She is getting spayed Monday and I will bring her home Tuesday.  She was too quick and I could never take a good picture of her.  We have decided to name her Jupiter.  Will post her pictures next week if she stays still for more than an second.

I am happy we are giving these two sweethearts love and a good forever home.