Monday, September 19, 2016

The Best Laid Plans

I meant to be a better blogger.

Then mom ended up in the hospital last week.

That kind of sends life into a tailspin.

There are things going wrong in the house..

I'm stressed.

I need a vacation...

Or at least a nap.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Remembering 9/11

I have mixed feelings about all the posts today.

We lost a lot of lives to this act of terror. Many were hurt and plenty are still suffering because they played a part in the search and rescue effort. (There illnesses being conveniently forgotten by our do nothing Congress)

All these Never Forget...

No one is...

No is going to forget the 7th of December either, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

The casualty numbers on both of these attacks were close. 9/11 is higher by about 400 if the sites I read were correct, and those deaths were mostly civilian.

However in the grand scheme of things, I think Pearl Harbor Day is more important not to forget, as America was finally dragged into the Second World War. This was truly a war for our freedom and the freedom of Europe from the Nazi regime.

I've been reading more and more about that war. It is hard to believe how one country can spew so much hatred....until I start thinking about current times.

It makes me sad.

Is history trying to repeat itself?

Can we overcome our hatred for different religious and ethnic groups?

I hope so, because I'd like to think we are better than this.

We banded together in times of crisis, why does that love fade away so quickly.

New Forget...but not just on the memorial of the incident....every day.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Friendly Fill Ins

I need memes. I haven't done any in yonks. Maybe that will help me be a better blogger?

Ya think?

Here are this week's fill ins

1. I can’t wait for the new season of Doctor Who on television.  (Christmas special, but no new season until April 2017)

2. In my home, my kitchen sink needs to be repaired. (There's a crazy pipe that refuses to stay connected causing a huge wet mess under the sink)

3.I thought I lost Dewey twice, but both times she escaped I was able to retrieve her, first from the window the second time with a plate of spaghetti.  Yes, my cat loves spaghetti.

4.Once, I found the Spandau Ballet CD  Parade at CD Warehouse, for a super cheap price considering it was out of print.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Mingo Park

Not much going I thought I'd share some pictures of Mingo Park that I took yesterday

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Today is the day when we remember those pets that have gone

Allow me to share some of  the furbabies that I miss. I can't find pictures easily of all of my first Itchy, Mutchka, Buddah and Misty, though I think their photos are on the sidebar of the blog

These are the furbabies that have gone on in the last few years. I don't have a photo of JayJay or PurrBee either, my lovely dogs, that made my life so happy.

Even if their photos aren't here, I love and miss all my pets that have gone on to greener pastures.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Anatomy of a Perfect Afternoon

It was farmer's market day today! Yay!

Nothing is better than the market, a cup of cold brew coffee from Little City Coffee and a crazy awesome gyro from The Gyro Man.

Life doesn't get much better than this!

Oh and I'm in love with the Gazebo at Chess Park in Monongahela

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hey She Likes It

3 of my kitties had birthdays this week.

Midnight and Mr. Rimba (Skimbleshanks) were born on the 23 and their sister KitKat was born on the 24th.

I bought them this nify little scratching post for their 8th birthday.

I can't believe that they are that old already. It makes me said to think they are getting old. I love my fur babies so very much.

I was beginning to worry that they weren't going to like the gift much. Several of my other kitties have taken up residence in the box that it came in.

(There's one cat in the box right now)

I was pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning to find KitKat on the perch.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Yesterday I was doing a lot of thinking. I probably hurt myself doing it too.

I was thinking about my grandmother and how time and finances keep me from keeping her grave the way I'd like to.

As I talked to my mother about that, we discussed the graves of my great parents. There's not much family left to put flowers on their graves either.

It had been awhile since I was at Belle Vernon Cemetery, but today I went, just to see if I could remember where everyone was.

It took awhile, but I did find Grandma and Grandpap Wasicek.

Then I went in search of my aunts and uncles.

The grave I took a picture of is my Aunt Faith, who was truly an amazing woman. I wish I would have had a better chance to get to know her. She was one of the only members from my grandmother's side of the family that lived long enough for me to have any memories of. She was at my gram's 100th birthday party in 2007.

She traveled the world and wrote poetry and painted. She was a beautiful lady too. Very elegant and dignified.

I miss her and my grandmother so much

Friday, August 19, 2016

Clarify This For Me

I always make the mistake of reading political posts on Facebook.

I never should do that, for several reasons:

1. It makes my blood boil.

2. It makes me question the intelligence level of most individuals in this country.

The one thing I don't understand when people are bashing Hillary Clinton is their use of the word warmonger.


So let me get this straight, carpet bombing Isis is fine but helping Syria is not? Voting for the war in Iraq was bad, even though a good deal of Congress voted the same way...cos they were lied to by the Commander in Chief about weapons of mass destruction?

I'm still in belief that most people who don't like her are scared of her because she has more balls than they do. (Bigger ones too, I'm sure) I also think she's smarter than most of them too.

One thing is for sure..I'll be glad when Nov 9th comes around, but for the most part, I'm terrified of that day too.