Friday, January 8, 2021

A Week to Remember

I have sat here for 10 minutes wondering what to write. This week has left me speechless. It feels a little bit like September 11 all over again, except this time our own citizens are attacking. Our country is in so much peril. Our nation had an attempted coup. I have many friends and family that live and work in the shadow of the Capitol. Washington was my hometown as a child. The things they witnessed the rioters doing while they were just trying to do their jobs and get home safely is appalling. It boggles the mind. I don't know what kind of a country we are leaving our children -- if we leave them one at all. I do know one thing ~ we need to heal the division in our country. We owe it to our children. If we learn nothing else from this week, it should be that T***p is a divider and we need a unifier. Well, that is my opinion.

Besides All of that Crazy ~ The rest of our week was fine. We had a fondue night. Anne started her first college class. She is taking Art Appreciation online. We are staying home as much as possible while COVID-19 spreads like wildfire through our area. We had our second snow. Elijah started using the sewing machine. He is making some alterations to his costumes. 

We also had a surprise. I didn't mention her last week, because I thought we would find her family. However, on New Year's Eve this little lady met me at the door as I was coming home and proceeded to  walk into our house and hearts. She had no tags and was a very scared, thirsty and hungry little cat. We took her to a vet to learn that she also had no microchip. Now we have taken her to the Humane Society for tests, shots, and photos. We filled out foster parent paperwork. They have posted her photo on the Internet; and if no one claims her after a week, she will be ours! For now we are enjoying fostering her. She is making good progress with our other cats. I can't believe we have three now! 

Personal Goals ~ I am trying to drink more water (40 ounces a day) and walk 700 miles this year. 
Water goal ~ accomplished 5 days 
Walking goal ~ 4 miles for week one

May you all find peace in kindness in your days. 

Blessings, Dawn


  1. She couldn't have found a better home! Here's wishing that little kitty a life of comfort and joy.

  2. Aw, what a cute new addition!! Looks like like our old cat; well we actually have had two all black with little tufts of white like that.

  3. The fondue night looks and sounds yummy! She's a cute kitty, glad she found a loving home!

  4. Those are some great goals! I need to drink much more water and get moving more, too. I used to drink a gallon of water daily but got out of that habit. I've heard you need half of your body weight in ounces of water daily - I don't know if that's true or not, but that's a lot of water! We have never done fondue, but it would be something my kids would love.