Friday, June 06, 2008

super hot again today.......this weather is crazy......


90 degree temps for the first week in JUNE is just TOO HOT!!! I am not a big fan of the HEAT and am already anticipating fall and winter....haha

I need to mow today......hopefully I won't have a heat stroke in the process.

Picked up Tom-Kat from the vet's yesterday. He did well but carried on meowing and howling the entire way back. I guess he was letting me know he was ticked at me!

ONCE back at grandma's house he could not get out of that carrier fast enough! AND off he was to make his rounds and go check on all his female friends. I guess he had a lot of catching up to do. Good news is...he is healthy.....has his shots.....and is neutered now.

Well...he may not like that last part too well....

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

the weather outside is frightful!.....

storms all night long......flooding.....tornadoes......pouring rain....hail......winds.....LIGHTNING!....it has been unreal and relentless......some areas have had 4 inches or more of rain. It is still raining here pretty badly......and high winds and lightning has let up for now.

We are still under a tornado watch....we have not yet had the intense heat of 90 degree weather which is due to start tomorrow.....92 they predict now....HUMID and hot with all this rain and climbing heat I have STEAM rolling off my roof. I had to go outside to make sure my house was not on fire.

AND I find myself getting ready for fall and winter again already....hum.....

OF NOTE.......DO NOT be near pipes such as in a sink or bathtub during storms with lightning.....I imagine even the toilet. LIGHTNING has been known to strike the PIPES underneath the ground and travel UP AND OUT to strike YOU. I did not know this until last night...in fact other than the attraction of the water I never even thought about the pipes before. AND it can still strike you even if 10 miles away....another FACT I did not know about.

We have lots of flooded side streets here.....do NOT try driving through flooded streets ever!

They do say CELL PHONES are OKAY AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT plugged into anything. I am not sure I totally agree with that but...that is what the experts are saying.

Anyway......while there is a slight lull in the lightning I am finally online and need to get some work done! video

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I sometimes wonder.......


I read so many inspiring stories of people who suddenly get their magic lightbulb moment and just seem to KNOW what to do to make a difference in the world....an impact....and it is big.

I sometimes certainly don't feel like I am contributing to make all that much of a large difference in the world. In my immediate environment I can hopefully have some impact and make a difference...but should that be enough or where it stops?

I always feel like I should be doing more.....I certainly want to do more for Noah and myself here and our lives now and in the future...but what else? What's next?

I don't require huge recognition or need to be famous....I just want to know what I do makes a difference and it really matters. Maybe everyone feels like that way from time to time...but it nags at me constantly. Has for years. I guess that is good because it forces me to keep plunging forward in search of......in search of all I can do to make those differences in our world.....in my world......in my life...and lives of those around me.

So often I feel like I am just spinning my wheels and losing valuable, precious time.

And meanwhile....if not careful.....if I wait too long for a fire to be lit under my ass.......I can grow stagnant.....and do nothing.....become a slug......a moldy slug......and many years from now......someone will find me......just a fossil of my former self.....

UPDATE ON TOM-KAT......

He tested NEGATIVE for feline aids and feline leukemia...so today he will get neutered and his vaccines.....and I will pick him up tomorrow early evening to return him to grandma's house. I bet he thinks he will never see that familiar area again.

I am thankful to GOD for TOM being okay and generally pretty healthy. I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers....

Monday, June 02, 2008

today I take TOM to the vet for a check up.....if I can catch him......


Please keep him in your prayers. This is a street cat that hangs out at my grandmother's house that I have sort of adopted and grandma is helping me take care of till hopefully one day I can bring him to a place I live that ALLOWS pets and let him roam free here. Today I need to take him to a vet to be checked out and neutered tomorrow....but that will only happen if he tests NEGATIVE for feline leukemia and feline aids. If he has either of those two diseases they recommend he be put to sleep.

I will feel horrible if after all this time of keeping him alive and fattening him up and everything.....if I find out he is sick and has to be put to sleep. Since he has been looking sort of scrawny lately that is my fear....and I don't want to make it come true...but am hopeful it won't happen and he will be okay and tomorrow they can neuter him and give him all his shots...so he can be a healthier cat and not impregnate any female stray cats.

WISH HIM WELL please......and say a little prayer....