Sunday, August 14, 2005

Pretty Flowers

It's been raining on and off for the past couple days. Not a bad thing, let me assure you. Everything grows in the most wonderful way after the rain. The flowers are blooming with renewed energy and the veggies are keeping me busy picking. At last!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

I interrupt the regularly scheduled program... announce, in somewhat disgruntled manner, that pet store owners do not know everything there is to know about animals.

It turns out that Spike is actually, now and forever, Spikerella. I know she was small when I bought her... but H, E, double hockey sticks!!

She's still cute. And all grown up. Can you tell?


Some will tell you that your day won't be complete if you haven't learned at least one new thing or laughed at least once. Not too much to ask for, right? Especially easy if you live with kids. So where do treasures fit into all this? It's back to the kid thing: learning to look at things in a new light, or from a new angle or with child's open mind. And I'm telling you, you WILL find treasure in the least expected places! An example...

The glass cat. MY treasure. NOT for kid hands. The glass cat and I were meant to be together. This was a very special find in one of those unlikely places: I was returning my recyclables. It was sitting on a high window ledge among other unique bottles. The colour of amber, it caught my eye when the sun rays lit it up. I love amber. In a shape of a cat? Well, that just sent me into a fit of giggles. Yes, then and there. Hubby and the recycling guy probably thought I lost my mind. Did I mention I love cats? After establishing that the recycling guy was willing to part with it, I asked him his price and paid the nice man, what to me seemed like a pittance. An amber cat! Imagine. And I don't have to feed it, put up with it shedding, or change it's litter. Yes, definitely a treasure. The best part about this particular treasure? It makes me smile every time I look at it.