A Little Help From My Friends, Please?

Hi Everyone! Sorry I have been absent lately. It is the end of the school year. It is a pleasant time I like to call “hell”. In addition to the myriad of activities I am involved in at my children’s school (which I really love, but all at the same time is craziness) the deadline for the Fine Arts Competition at the Ohio State Fair is in a little over a week. I collected some photos I might like to submit. It is $10 per submission so I only want to do a couple. I was hoping you could let me know the photo(s) you prefer and help me narrow my choices! Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!!!



Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Sneaking Back Meow

Here is Miss Opal looking down from the loft. She is a sweetheart of a kitty, but she does not like the dogs. Happy to stay upstairs and on top, she looks down and gives Juni the stink eye.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Our family has a new beginning, Opal. We just lost our dearest companion of 16 years, Ruby, on December 26th, 2013. 2012 at Thanksgiving we lost our beloved Perl. I truly believe Opal was sent to us by Ruby and Perl. She looks so much like Perl it is weird, like I am seeing things. Her eyes are different and she hisses at the dogs, but she is a love bug and so very sweet to us humans. I miss both Perl and Ruby very much. They will never be able to be replaced. I still look for Ruby during feeding and bedtime then I get that sinking feeling…”Oh, yeah”. I hope she is having a great new beginning wherever she is. 16 years is a long time. I believe Perl was 16 or 17, but she was only with us for several years, as her owner had to go to a nursing home. Ruby followed me everywhere. She’d even wake from a sound sleep to make sure I was still where she left me. It will be fun to learn the nuances of our new Opal. She was meant to be, literally brought to our home the day before yesterday, a week to the day after Ruby’s death.


Perl is the best pet I have ever had the pleasure to have loved!

Compassionate Thinking will save our Planet

I have enjoyed learning more about compassionate thinking and want to share this very beautiful and cool learning experience (that is free! woo!)! It is a seven week course on Monday evenings, one hour each. Tonight was week two, but it’s easy to catch up!

You can sign up for next week, view last week, and learn more about it here: http://live.soundstrue.com/compassionatebrain/event.php

And for some compassionate viewing pleasure, two photos of my sweet little girl Perl: