May 15, 2008


Last night, her first night here, went great! She has a favorite little mouse toy that she loves to play with, so we had a bit of time with that. Then she finally jumped onto the bed and went to a window sill. I have six window sills she could sit in and she didn't choose to really scope them out till late last night. She came and laid with me for a little bit but then went out into the livingroom.

I remember waking up and she meowed wanting attention. So I petted her for a little bit but then she went to playing. She played by herself all night long and didn't wake me (I woke myself up by wondering what she was doing). When I got up she wanted lovin', now she's resting in the window sills, going from one to the other.

We have absolutely beautiful sun this morning and so I pulled the camera out. She doesn't seem to mind the picture taking. I really hope her size comes through in these pictures somewhere. It's incredible at how small she really is! It would take three of her to make up one of my A.T.!


May 14, 2008

If it's not one thing...

...It's another. ;) And ya know what, thats awesome because God has been very clear and evident in the last month or so. If you haven't been to the site, or didn't scroll down far enough, it would be kind of me to let you know that a member of my family has passed away. A.T., my cat for four years died on April 9th. It's been over a month now and so many great things have happened. Any other person would stare at me blankly after telling them what happened:

1. A.T. has to be put down.
2. I go..well let's just say a good chunk of money..negative in my bank account.
3. Seemed like my head was spinning from all of the "stuff" I had to do and places I had to be.
4. My printer now needs to be serviced(which is out of state) so I can't take orders right now.
5. I can't log into my ftp server to update my site.

Now why is all of this good?! Because God has been there every single step and has just blessed me beyond words through it all. I have a fabulous boyfriend who has been unbelievably supportive, affirming, and affectionate. I have great friends who have come around to just give me an ear. Very loving and understanding family. And a God who just won't give up on me. :)

But lets get to business first then personal.

I can not take orders on my site right now
, nor can I update my site to say so. Kinda frustrating, but a blessing because it forces me to focus on the children's book. But it's becoming difficult to get the word out. Orders can still be placed, I just don't know when I will be able to get them printed and shipped. :( So please, make sure you and others you may know who like my work, know about this. I try every day to log into the server but it just isn't happening. I've contacted the service provider but haven't heard back yet.

With that, what about that pretty face right at the top!? Her name is Madeline and she is my new kitty! I picked her up this morning and received her from the Animal Rescue League here in Iowa. She is 3-4 years old (so she isn't going to get any bigger), she's as big as a 6 month old kitten, and she is SO so sweet and full of affection. Today has been entertaining and relaxed as we both adjust to eachother and her mostly to the new environment. She was a stray a few weeks ago so I'm sure all of the changes (out doors, to the ARL, to Petsmart Adoption Center, to here) has worn her out and made her a bit unsure about what is really going on. BUT she has been very warm and trusting with me individually. So below are some more pictures. Its hard to go from a huge cat to one so tiny, but she's as sweet as a daisy! And her nick name is of course Madie. :)