Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Results Are In!

You have been asking what I have done with the cat shelves, and I have just finished it! Thank you all so much for your awesome suggestions! You had so many good ideas, ones that I could never think of! I loved the suggestions to put a plant on it. So I got an artificial fern, as my blog friend LISA suggested. I put a jar candle in the bottom to give it some stability. And here it is! Now I need to think of a name for him, any suggestions? I actually know a woman named Fern...

“Don’t you realize that I have my shelves well stocked, locked behind iron doors?

Deuteronomy 32

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bedding Down

Today we were at Big Lots, and happened to see a shelf full of marked down cat beds. They had some that were just the right size, and also matched our furniture. So we bought one. The cats loved it. They BOTH loved it. And they started arguing over it, each one wanting to lay in it.

Back to Big Lots we go. It had only been about an hour, but there was only ONE bed left! We buy the bed and come home. We put it in Simba's hiding place under the end table. He sleeps there ever since the big fireworks incident. He tried it out for a few minutes.
Then he went right back to the first bed, so they are still arguing over the first bed and ignoring the other one! They both want the same bed! I'm getting sleepy now...

“The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.”
Charles Caleb Colton

“Og king of Bashan was the last remaining Rephaite. His bed, made of iron, was over thirteen feet long and six wide.
Deuteronomy 3

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Something Fishy Is Going On

These pictures are from last week at the duck pond. We came to feed the ducks, but ended up feeding the fish! The pond had a lot of fish. And they were huge, bigger than the ducks! The fish would push the ducks away and race ahead to get the food. They even came up to the fence and stuck their mouths out of the water! Brazen fish indeed. There was really not much we could do; wherever we went, so did the fish. We fed the few ducks that were up on land and then left. Such is life, the swiftest prevail. But in the next life, the meek will prevail!

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” ~ Matthew 5

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Little Tree That Could

This little tree is a few blocks away. It is some kind of maple tree. But here is the thing. Every summer it turns golden. Not yellow, not orange, but GOLDEN. It is dark and unremarkable the rest of the year. It has been here for maybe 25 years or more, yet it stays tiny and never grows. It is growing on the sidewalk surrounded by cement, maybe that is what is keeping it small. Though tiny, It literally glows with gold. In this case, bigger is definitely not better.

“He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant, but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.
Isaiah 42