Friday, July 27, 2012

The Kitty Vanishes

I've been avoiding writing this post because it makes me so sad. Terrapin, our darlin' kitty, has disappeared. It's been almost eleven days now, and our hearts are heavy thinking what might have happened to him. I can only hope that he is somewhere safe with a full belly, but thoughts of all the different scenarios that could have befallen our adventurer haunt me.

Terrapin just turned six in the beginning of July, and we have had him since he was a kitten. We were given him by a coworker of Jake's back when he worked at Coffee Exchange. Jake brought him to me at my then work at a bookstore and he came home with us in a box through the busy streets of Providence. He has always been a daring kitty, and watching him peer out at all the strangers on the crowded streets, I knew he was a brave one. He is my kitty son, and gave me my first taste of motherhood, by caring for this furry little man. He has always been both the charmer and the comedian, winning over even the hearts of those who insist they don't like cats.

I miss him like crazy!

We've searched the woods and roadside, talked to neighbors, put up flyers, put ads up on facebook and craigslist, and talked to the town office. I always thought he would be with us until he was an old man kitty. Maybe he still will, but it's getting harder and harder to have hope. Every morning and every evening I make sure to check the porch just in case.

Terrapin, if you read my blog, please come home, your mama misses you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quiet Moment

It's one of those all too rare quiet moments. I know that any second it will be disrupted by a baby scream or a voice from downstairs, but while there's a second to hear my own thoughts, I'm going to write. I think I've been in a constant state of "doing" for too long now. It's often good to be "doing", but sometimes your mind and body need a break. The sad part is, I don't even know what I've been "doing". It's like I've been walking this up and down road not even knowing where I'm going... getting to the "up" part and realizing I have to go down again, getting to the "down" part and realizing I need to go up again. And what I want to do right now is just stop moving. Perhaps sigh a little. Perhaps breathe a bit. Perhaps hear a thought in that old cobwebbed filled brain of mine. Things aren't bad, don't get me wrong, I am just a bit burnt out at the moment. Maybe too much sun, maybe too many weeds in the garden and not enough sustenance growing (literally and figuratively). I'll figure it out. Keep on digging. Or maybe just get a good nights rest.

Friday, July 6, 2012

July in Your Eye

It's been one of those weeks that's both too long and too short all at the same time. Too short because I love my family and am so glad to see them. My grandparents came all the way from Florida, and my parents brought them up from CT to see us. Oona loved having so many grandparents around to adore her and splash around with.

It was too long only because now I'm dead tired from all the things we did! Oona, Jake and I marched in the Fourth of July parade with "The Wildwood Flower Green Mountain Dragon Wagon". Oona looks super tired in the picture below because we'd just finished marching through the hot sun. It was touch and go whether we'd finish the dragon wagon in time. We started out making a paper mache dragon that didn't dry in time to paint it. So Jake came through for us by cutting out and spray painting this wooden dragon. My mom and I painted the details on the face, wings and tail. I think Oona knew she was riding in style.

We also celebrated my mom's birthday which is actually tomorrow a little early. I hope she has wonderful birthday resting up from her visit with her busy bee granddaughter.

Ooo! And look! The morning glories are out!
Enjoy your weekend! I'll be vegging out in the kiddy pool.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy July!

Happy July and belated 4th! It's been crazy busy around here! I have some great pics. from the Fourth to share soon... stay tuned. Hmm... July... what to say about you... sorry, the heat gets to my head and I can't think well this time of year... comes from being a November baby. Ok, blog, see you soon!